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Welcome to Culture Trekking!!

My name is Janiel, a medical professional, and solo adventurer. I have over 23 years of international travel experience and have a sincere passion for celebrating humanity, connecting with cultures, finding unique art and adventure. I’m an advocate for animals and sustainable travel and want to invite you to join the Culture Trekking community.

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A New England Coast Day Trip from Boston

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Reading Time: 11 minutes This New England Coast Day Trip from Boston is full of Lighthouses, lobsters, & leisure. This itinerary is the perfect way to see the top spots along the coast without breaking the bank!

Empowering Mayan Women in San Pedro

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Reading Time: 11 minutes Tucked away in a corner of the mystical Lake Atitlan, is San Pedro La Laguna. A small town full of Mayan women who are being empowered through the efforts of Sheri Keller from She Rides Dragons. Read about this inspiring woman who is changing lives, and saving them.

Backpacking Eastern Europe: 12 Hours in Berlin

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Reading Time: 14 minutes While Berlin isn’t technically part of Eastern Europe, it is so close to Prague I had to stop by for a bit. Backpacking through Eastern Europe only gave me about 12 hours in Berlin, so I tried to make the most of all the time I had. So here is what I would suggest seeing with your limited time in Berlin.

Where To Take A Scenic Road Trip For Fall Colors In The USA

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Reading Time: 12 minutes Fall is one of my favorite times of year, a season of warm blankets, hot chocolate, Halloween and beautiful color. It might be hard to pick where to take a scenic road trip for fall colors in the USA. I have put together the top 15 places to see fall foliage in the United States for you to make it easy and a dreamy vacation. So grab your cup of hot cocoa, light the fire, and let us explore where your next adventure will be.

What To Pack For Boston in Summer

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Reading Time: 7 minutes There are hundreds of articles on ‘What To Pack for Boston’, but most of them focus on what to pack for winter not in summer. Boston can get hot and muggy, with all the water surrounding it – so it is important to plan accordingly. Here are my suggestions on what to pack for Boston in Summer, especially for those who don’t tolerate humidity very well like me.

Saving Sea Turtles with STOP in Fort Lauderdale

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Reading Time: 14 minutes There are some things in life that worm their way into your heart, and start pulling heartstrings you didn’t even know existed. Sea Turtles, and especially baby sea turtles are one of these things for me. I didn’t really know much about the life cycle of turtles, what the biological reasons they were disappearing were – nor that a major issue was a threat to the nesting grounds. After visiting the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, and Gumbo Limbo, these educational facilities set the stage to saving baby sea turtles with the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (STOP) in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Diving Singer Island Florida – Is Better Than Florida Keys

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Reading Time: 12 minutes Diving Singer Island in Florida is rated higher than the Florida Keys in 8 out of 9 categories by Scuba Magazine! With Turtles, Eels, Lemon Sharks, Lobster, Nurse Shark, and even a rumored Hammerhead shark – this is NOT a Dive in Florida you should miss.

Where To Travel After A Breakup

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Reading Time: 10 minutes We have all been there….either from a relationship or some other heartbreak. Sometimes you just need to get away from real life, disappear into the world and forget your problems at home. So here are my tips on where to travel after a bad breakup.

Tips for First Time Scuba Divers – Avoid Aquatic Awkwardness

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Reading Time: 10 minutes No one likes to stand out or feel awkward in sports, especially me. If there were awards for awkwardness, I’m sure I would have a few by now. So after a few dive trips under my belt, here are my first scuba diving trip tips, and how to avoid aquatic awkwardness.

Introduction to Wilderness Medicine

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Reading Time: 16 minutes You will never be able to expect the unexpected, but you can educate yourself to handle those times. Being a Physician Assistant, I decided to put together an Intro to Wilderness Medicine for you. Get prepared for the unexpected and you may just save a life, or even your own.

Choose Your Destination Inspiration

You can either choose it from the map or from the list below. Happy Travels Culture Trekkers!!

Central America
South America
Middle East