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THE SUMMIT AND THE DESCENT

THE SUMMIT AND THE DESCENT

In March, Gavin MacKenzie, a Canadian Lawyer and 9x Boston Marathoner, did a solo summit of Kilimanjaro with Kombe, his Tusker guide.

During his climb, Gavin kept a detailed journal of his experience to share with family and friends. Gavin’s entry from his emotional summit day offers a rich description of the mental stamina and strength it takes to conquer Kilimanjaro.

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THE MAGIC OF MATA ORTIZ

By on April 1, 2011 in Culture Category

Most Americans have stopped traveling to Mata Ortiz, just 140 miles south of the border because of the drug war and it’s too bad.

The once forgotten town has dusted off its prehistoric roots and has become synonymous with cutting edge 21st century pottery, creating a revolution in mud, not blood.

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FISTS OF FURY

By on April 1, 2011 in Culture Category

These women call themselves the Asgarda and they are seeking nothing short of complete autonomy from men.

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BLACK MARKET BEAUTIES

Second only to drug trafficking, the smuggling of endangered animal species is a major, illegal international business.

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BREAK OUT THE GAS MASK

Board any commercial airliner these days and upon first inhale, you’ve filled up your lungs with the B.O. infused oxygen of several hundred passengers from the prior flight.

In some instances, it gets to a point where a traveler is far too stinky to be around others and more extreme measures have to be taken.

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