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Introduction to Wilderness Medicine

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.

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Top 22 Diving Locations Around the World in 2019

Reading Time: 24 minutes Diving has become a huge passion of mine, and I am slowly working my way to becoming a Master Diver (keyword slowly). After knowing it is an activity that I will be doing for the rest of my life, I decided to get a little input from fellow divers and travel experts around the world who have contributed to this article on what we all feel are the Top Diving Locations Around the World.

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Tambo Colorado in Pisco Peru, The Best Preserved Inca Ruins in Peru

Reading Time: 8 minutes Tambo Colorado is not a well known Inca Ruin, yet it is one of the best preserved Inca ruin. To see it you must take a tour to the Paracas desert from Pisco. It is a perfect shore excursion full of ancient Incan history. Fascinating elements of the internal engineering in their homes, technology far advanced than I gave them credit for can still be seen. So come take a tour with me in some ruins that even the most seasoned traveler can enjoy.

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Things to Look For When Renting a Car

Reading Time: 8 minutes Driving in another country can be a scary thing when you are doing it for the first time, but when you are responsible for any damage that might happen while in that country…..makes it even scarier. My first time driving internationally was when I went to Scotland on my first Solo Trip. So here are a few things to look for when renting a car either at home or abroad.

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Best Destinations for Solo Travelers as of 2019

Reading Time: 8 minutes Won’t I get lonely? What happens if I get lost? I can’t afford it. These are all common questions and concerns Solo Travelers have for me since I started Culture Trekking. While I could explain and argue these and many more, the bottom line is that you need to first choose a destination that fits your concerns. So here are, what I consider to be, the Best Destinations for Solo Travelers.

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Swimming with Manatees in Crystal Rivers Florida

Reading Time: 11 minutes Knowing that Manatees are often killed by boats passing by, and they were slow and fat was about the extent of my knowledge about Manatees and their world. Luckily we were able to pair up with Birds Underwater for a sponsored tour and my knowledge about Manatees exponentially increased from one afternoon with them. So come take a virtual tour with me, Jen & Ed, and our other friend Katie from The Traveling Spud as we learn just how to ethically interact with Manatees.

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Pioneer History in Nauvoo Illinois

Reading Time: 11 minutes This quaint town in the middle of Illinois is one of the best replicas of life in the 1850’s. Located on the banks of the Mississippi river, this small town has homes fully restored with volunteers that re-enact the times of Pioneers. There are pioneer crafts, games, horse-drawn wagon rides, and live entertainment.

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How to Stay Safe While Solo Traveling

Reading Time: 16 minutes While fear is increasingly being used as a tactic to sell things; it is important to be educated on what the risks are. Different people have different tolerance levels to risk, but there are several things I would recommend as standard precautions for both male and female solo travelers.

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Things to do in Elgin Scotland

Reading Time: 7 minutes In the heart of Whiskey country in Scotland lies a plethora of unique activities and sites for the history lovers, Scotland road trippers, and those who love to be inspired by the more natural surroundings. Here are a few things to do while in Elgin Scotland.

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Isle of Skye Activities & Tips To Avoid The Crowds

Reading Time: 15 minutes The Isle of Skye is a feast of images for the eyes of those who yearn to wander green paths. Scotland is a land lush and wild, but the Isle of Skye is the hidden Emerald of the UK. This land is steeped in history, folklore, unspoiled beaches, rugged mountains ripe for conquering. Welcome to the Land of the Clans and Scottish pride and warrior spirits that will never die.

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Visit Ephesus & Learn the Stories Behind the Ruins

Reading Time: 10 minutes A UNESCO Heritage Site, containing one of the seven wonders of the ancient world will leave you asking, “Where is Ephesus?” An incredibly well preserved City in Turkey that is still used for festivals today and contains a Christian Shrine to the Virgin Mary. With such contrasting cultural history, this is not a city to be missed.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Top 25 Things To Do In Jerusalem (Self-Guided)

Reading Time: 34 minutes Here is my Top 25 Things To Do While in Jerusalem. This ancient city has so much to see, do, and experience; but we often are not able to see it all in one trip. So I put together the top sites (at least for me) to see while there. I give my honest opinion and offer a way to do it Self-Guided, with a Tour, or in small doses. Welcome to the Holy Land of the World!

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One Day in Mykonos Greece & What To Do

Reading Time: 7 minutes Greek Isle Paradise…..feeling fancy, free, and a little like Athena reincarnate. The cruise ship had poured her passengers out onto the docks of Mykonos, letting her contents explore the whitewashed streets of Mykonos. Hours or research on what to do in Mykonos lead me to this day. Bumming on the beach…..that is where I was headed. If you do nothing else in Mykonos, please experience their beaches, they are world renown for parties, relaxing, and pure bliss.

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Rio Secreto Cave Tour and Mayan Folklore

Reading Time: 8 minutes An extensive network of caverns filled with natural wonders, and spiritual meaning for the locals. Rio Secreto near Playa Del Carmen is like walking into the palace of Mother Earth. Come on a journey of wonderment and soulful satisfaction of this newly discovered earthly masterpiece.

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Iona Abbey a Christian Pilgrimage

Reading Time: 6 minutes This Abbey has endured some of the most brutal battles in history. It is the reason that Christianity survived in Scotland. Iona Abbey is a place that anyone can appreciate due to the perseverance of the human spirit after so many centuries. Kings, saints and pilgrims have visited, worshipped and lay within these walls.

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Top Ten Unique Places in Rome

Reading Time: 15 minutes opular for its ties to the Roman Empire and Christianity and most of the tourist traps being centered around that century. Here are the top 10 Unique Places to see in Rome for all those who like the off the beaten path experience.

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Mount Whitney Hike in Winter

Reading Time: 11 minutes Hiking in winter has its own challenges, but hiking up a mountain and camping overnight is a whole other ball of wax. Mount Whitney is one of the tallest mountains in the Northern Hemisphere and can be dangerous to hikers in the summer, let along in the winter. A Mount Whitney Hike in Winter is not for the faint of heart

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