Machu Picchu

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March 20, 2011

"It fairly took my breath away." - Hiram Bingham. In the morning of July 24, 1911, Hiram Bingham III, a 35-year-old assistant professor of Latin American history at Yale University, set out to investigate reported ruins on a mountain plateau known as Machu Picchu ("old mountain"). What he found prompted...

Why We Don’t Travel Abroad

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February 16, 2011

A CNN article was recently published that I found just crazy. The article, "Why more Americans don't travel abroad," by Natalie Avon, brings to light a striking statistic. Of the 308 million citizens in the United States, just 30% have passports. Even more interesting is that there were 61.5 milli...