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Alone at Machu Picchu by japerezrogers by japerezrogers — Sig Nordal, Jr.

The best time to get to Machu Picchu is before sunrise and before the crowds of people. This means getting in line for the 5:30am bus at 3:30am, and running past everyone hiking up the ruins. But to be alone

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Mountain Walks in Scotland and Ireland

I’m not a true hiker.   I’m a fair-day hiker at best, and in short spurts. I’m overweight, out of shape, and have poor ankles, and have no wish to spend hundreds of dollars on specialized equipment. However, on a

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Damn the fog!

 Let me start by saying we have been blessed so far on our trip by the weather gods. The only time it has rained heavily is when we were traveling through mountains. Major sites were always, if not clear and

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