Silver Falls State Park

Back in August, I had a chance to spend some time in Salem, Oregon visiting my friend Emma for the weekend. When I would mention this to friends and coworkers, I was universally greeted with the same response – “Why would you want to go there?” It’s an understandable reaction. Salem isn’t known for being…

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Chasing Waterfalls in Parque el Cubano

As you’ve probably heard me mention before, information on tourist activities in Cuba was really hard to come by before my trip. Especially for anything outside of Havana. The Lonely Planet guidebook has a blurb about┬áhiking to a waterfall in Parque el Cubano, part of Topes de Collantes National Park, but aside from that brief…

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Tobago and a Special Moment

The second part of our Trinidad and Tobago vacation was several days relaxing on the beach! We got up early to attempt to catch the first ferry over to Tobago, but unfortunately, so did everyone else in Trinidad. Apparently the entire population was headed to the other island for a little relaxing over the holiday…

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