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Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador

Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Quito, Ecuador

A hike up Rucu Peak of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador is often a treacherous adventure. Despite being just outside the capital city of Quito, weather doesn’t always cooperate at such high altitudes. Thankfully, it makes a good story to tell. A powerful stroke of thunder punched the air and I knew it was my cue to leave. […]

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I Was on My Way to China, Got Stuck in Colombia, and Ended Up in Israel

I Was on My Way to China, Got Stuck in Colombia, and Ended Up in Israel

Nope, nothing ever works out the way it’s supposed to. By the time last December had rolled around, I was facing a major life decision. I had been offered my dream job, but I had also grown increasingly weary of New York. It was too hectic, and I needed to slow down. My other option was a […]

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Paragliding and Rock Climbing in Medellin, Colombia

Paragliding Selfie!

Deep into the hills which overlook the red-brick city of Medellin, we soared high above the sweeping green pastures and miniature hamlets of rural Colombia. Small pueblos, livestock, and serrated hills swirled beneath me. We had been climbing through the sky for more than 20 minutes when we began our descent. The farmhouses below were becoming larger and larger, until […]

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The Importance of Slowing Down Your Life

The Importance of Slowing Down Your Life

I awoke in a hammock to the drawn out lashings of the ocean against the craggy coastline of the Caribbean sea. The sky was a peculiar shade of navy, but a muffled glow of mandarin pushed through at the horizon. I fumbled with my makeshift cocoon and peeked at my watch from beneath squinted eyes—5:45am. […]

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