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Welcome to Culture Trekking!!

My name is Janiel, a medical professional, and solo adventurer. I have over 22 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.

As Always….Happy Travels, Happy Tales, and See YOU on the Flip Side 😉

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 Bad 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.

Exploring Doune Castle A Popular Filming Location in Scotland

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Exploring Doune Castle, a popular filming location in Scotland was a little surreal when your standing right in front of it. If you have ever seen Monty Python, or Outlander – then you might recognize Doune Castle.

Lamanai Mayan Ruins in Belize: The Perfect Shore Excursion

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Lamanai Mayan Ruins in Belize hold some of the most unique temples of this ancient religion. Learn about Nuals, ritual basketball games and more. It is truly a perfect shore excursion while in the Western Caribbean.

How to Recover from Your Vacation

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? Need to beat the post vacation blues? Here are my tips on How to Recover from a Vacation.

Hiking in Goblin Valley State Park

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Jump inside a childhood fantasy world when you visit Goblin Valley State Park in Utah. The hoodoo playground and dark sky park will ignite your imagination.

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

Photography and Video Gear I Recommend


Cannon EOS-R 

Sony DSC M3 24-600 

Rhode Mic

Go Pro Hero 7

Compact Tripod

Portable and Affordable Steady Cams for Camera, Iphone, and GoPro

DJI Drones