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Solo Travel In Denmark: Airbnb To The Rescue



Copenhagen: Where bike parking outnumbers car parking.

Planning to solo travel in Denmark? Sign up now for Airbnb–you are going to need it. Denmark is an expensive country to travel in whether you are on your own or with someone else. I was shocked to discover that hostels are a bit of a foreign concept in Denmark. Outside of Copenhagen there is […]

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Quora: Are there movie critics who write reviews without revealing key plot details?



Answer by Kathryn Schroeder: Every critic at http://FilmFracture.com is very mindful of not revealing spoilers.  We will offer insight into the film, and provide a thorough review, but you'll never have a film spoiled by one of us (unless it is to reveal it did not live up to expectations–but we can't control that, now […]

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Quora: What are things to do around Quito, Ecuador?



Answer by Kathryn Schroeder: Banos is one of the easiest destinations to get to if you only have the weekend, being around 3 hours away by bus. There are plenty of activities there, including mountain climbing, hiking, rafting, and zip lining. It is also a beautiful town to simply walk around and enjoy. If you […]

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Quora: Why is there no movie theater in Cusco, Peru?



'American Hustle' Colombia Movie Poster

Answer by Kathryn Schroeder: Actually, there is a movie theater in Cusco. It is Cineplanet, and is located at the Real Plaza mall–a 5 sol taxi ride from anywhere in town.  They show dubbed and original language (English) films. Why is there no movie theater in Cusco, Peru?

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Travel Bucket List: Machu Picchu



The time has come to mark one off the travel bucket list. Machu Picchu has been completed, after years of waiting, wondering, dreaming, and all that other stuff that goes with having an item on one’s travel bucket list. Was it worth the wait? Definitely. Would I change anything about the experience? I would have […]

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Taxi? Weed? Coke? A Typical Day In Máncora, Peru.



Máncora, Peru, home of surfers and transient tourists making their way south to Lima. It is a spot popular for waves, and not much else. For the non-surfers (like me) it is the first stop one makes in Peru after taking the long bus journey (9 hours) at night from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Spending time in […]

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The Gringo Restaurants In Banos, Ecuador Failed Me



There is a level of excitement that occurs when you reach a new destination and find it is filled with gringo restaurants. Eating the local fare is a requirement when traveling, but having a hamburger that is similar to what you would find at home is heavenly after months on the road. Even more so […]

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The Moment You Hate Everything In Your Travel Backpack



My Maxpedition Fliegerduffel Travel Backpack

It has been nearly three months that I have been on the road and I officially hate everything in my travel backpack. It is not because of the weight; my backpack has actually gotten lighter. This may be because I have a dwindling supply of fruit strips, and I am no longer carrying three bars […]

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Welcome To Mindo, Ecuador …Jeans, Leggings, T-Shirt, Socks, And My Sweater



The Flowers Bloom In Mindo, Ecuador

It only took seven hours by non-airconditioned bus, but I have arrived in Mindo, Ecuador. Mindo is known as the cloud forest of Ecuador. It is a luscious forest, where everything is green, the birds are constantly chirping, and the hummingbirds, especially, enjoy their time buzzing to an fro for the delight of the lucky […]

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Enjoying Carnivale In Crucita, Ecuador



The view from my sanctuary during Carnivale in Crucita, and all the people on the beach.

On a very hot and sunny afternoon in Canoa, Ecuador a newly made friend, whom I referred to as Garth from Wayne’s World due to his striking resemblance to the character, I was informed that Carnivale in Canoa was going to be absolute madness. Call me naive, but I did not think Carnivale was a […]

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