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Come Follow Us as We are Trekking the Planet

Posted on Jun 1, 2011

We are excited to announce that we are planning a new adventure, beginning in January 2012! This journey is called Trekking the Planet. It is a 400-day, around-the-world trip to raise geography education awareness.

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Email: Greetings from El Valle, Panama

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

When last we wrote we were in Panama City making do with the extreme weather and the havoc it was reaping on our plans. We were notified on Saturday morning that the other activity that we had booked prior to leaving the US, national park rain forest hiking and river rafting, was also canceled because of the rain storms of the preceding few days. So we spent that afternoon making inquires about other possible day trip options. The one that was the most interesting and had the fewest weather issues was a trip to the town of El Valle.

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Email: Greetings from Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and Argentina

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

Iguazu Falls, which is located on the Parana River between Brazil and Argentina, is one of the great waterfalls of the world. Legend has it that when Eleanor Roosevelt first saw it, she said, “Poor Niagara!”. Iguazu consists of 275 distinct falls along a 2.7km (1.7m) stretch of river. Two thirds of the falls are in Argentina and average about 64 meters (210 ft) in height, with the most impressive one being the U-shaped Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat!) which is 82 meters (269 ft) high. To maximize our visit we chose to spend time viewing the falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides.

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How to Pack for an Extended International Trip

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

When traveling internationally for an extended period of time, there is a balance between bringing what you want and not being weighed down by a ton of luggage. In this day in age, when airlines pose stringent weight limits on individual bags and even charge to check in luggage it is even more important to carefully plan what to bring.

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Highlands and History: Riding the Rails through Scotland

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

A 12 day journey in June 2009 around Scotland by train made a special mother / 18 year-old daughter trip.

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