Colombia’s Isla Grande

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America’s Emerald Isle

The isolation here is palpable. Walking on a narrow path, I hear only the birds, insects, Lake Superior's minor waves, and my own footsteps. Plants block my path occasionally - this is, after all, designated wilderness and I am intruding on their space. I gaze around, amazed at just how many shades of green can…

My Favorite Caribbean Island

Some people seem to have a misconception that all Caribbean islands are the same: nice beaches and turquoise waters, but fairly void of interesting things beyond that. Well, this is absolutely not the case. There is as much diversity in the Caribbean as in any place. Some islands are largely flat while others are mountainous.…