From pristine coral reefs to the Amazonian jungle to high-elevation mountain ranges, Colombia could almost be accused of audacity due its sheer volume of biological diversity – if only the country wasn’t so humble. Covering over 13% of the country, Colombia’s System of National Natural Parks includes 59 natural areas of ecological interest and locationsContinue reading

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So you’ve visited all the cool mountain towns in the U.S. and are weary of the crowds, glitz, and expense. Here’s an awesome destination that you may never have heard of: Kananaskis Country, Alberta (Canada). While most tourists who flock to the picturesque Canadian Rockies head for Banff, those in the know set their sightsContinue reading

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For a country of just more than 43,000 square miles, Honduras has a surprising number of resident animals—as many as 225 mammals, 100 amphibians, 196 reptiles, 725 birds, and hundreds of aquatic creatures. Its rainforest-choked center is largely responsible, as well as the proximity of the world’s second-largest coral reef, accessible via Roatan and theContinue reading

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Ah, Belize — one of the easiest places to travel in Central America. It’s got everything you come expect of the region: Mayan ruins, an immense barrier reef, dense jungles rife with wildlife, and bustling metropolises — and the official language is English. But…there also lurk a few deadly threats that you should familiarize yourselfContinue reading

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The Central African country of Gabon ain’t Sandals-style tourism.There are no all-inclusives, and you won’t follow anyone holding a yellow umbrella to help you get from tourist spot A to B. But you will find a DIY-friendly locale unlike any other place in the world, with white-sand beaches, dense rainforests, and rushing rivers. In fact,Continue reading

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