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Updated on: 03/4/19During our exploration of Italy, we were fortunate enough to take several walking tours as guests of Walks of Italy– one of the country's premier tour companies. We covered five tours, in three cities, featuring an array of topics from the historical, to culinary, and even a bit religious at the Vatican Museums. In the end we walked away with a fond appreciation for all things Italy (far more than I had from...

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Updated on: 03/4/19Jack Daniel's is an iconic whiskey distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, that is a sort of pilgrimage site for those who love whiskey. We made the journey to Lynchburg while attending a travel writer's conference in Huntsville, Alabama, and took a tour of the facility with whiskey tasting at the end. During which we found a number of interesting things that made this tour unique compared to other distilleries we've...

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Updated on: 03/4/19Ecuador Purelife is a company based in Quito, that specializes in providing fun yet educational programs customized to suit the needs of all clients. A huge chunk of our tour involves trekking various landscapes that Ecuador had to offer. Each destination had its own share of challenges, and wonder. We were grateful for the opportunity to experience all of it. Cotopaxi National Park After a brief introduction to our...

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Updated on: 03/4/19When people think of Ecuador, they automatically think: Swing at the End of the World! Which is great because it is named one of the must-do activities before you die and is in most people’s travel bucket list. But, did you know Ecuador is also full of adventure activities that is sure to give you that heart pumping adrenaline rush? Well it is! Here are the 10 big adventures you simply can’t miss while traveling to...

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Updated on: 03/4/19This April, Karen and I joined a 7 day multisport tour led by Ecuador Purelife, a company based in Quito that specializes in adventure travel. On day 5 of our 7 day multisport adventure tour, we were scheduled to paddle the wild waves of Jatunyacu River– a river that intersects with the mighty Amazon. As a non-swimmer, and someone who is terrified of water, Karen has been dreading this day and was determined...

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Updated on: 03/4/19Despite being an infamously picky eater, there is one food type I never shy away from, and that is meat. I often spend my time daydreaming about that perfect steak, succulent pork, or flame grilled chicken. When I am home in North America I love to frequent the Brazilian barbecue houses and load my plate, so naturally I couldn't pass up the opportunity to eat at an authentic churrascaria while in Rio de Janeiro. I...

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