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Stories by Dominic DeGrazier

Joan Wilder’s Destination City: Cartagena, Colombia

You remember her: that romance novelist in the classic film Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas. Her sister had been kidnapped in Colombia and was awaiting rescue in Cartagena. Perhaps due to the real-life cocaine ...

Stunning Zion National Park

Zion National Park doesn’t get its name from one of its Mormon settlers of the late 1850s, but rather from the Old Testament, which refers to Zion as “a place of refuge.” This Mormon community ...

Mexico City: A Cultural Mosaic

Would you believe that Mexico City used to be an island in the middle of the vast Lake Texcoco? It was actually the Aztec people’s Venice-like capital city, with a network of canals and bridges. ...

Montana's Glacier National Park

I met a national park ranger who had been traveling the States the past two years, national park to national park. I jumped on the opportunity. “So what is your favorite park so far?” No ...

La Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta, Colombia

So you’ve tasted the magic of Machu Picchu. Now you look for another adventure — and you hear those fateful words, “La Ciudad Perdida” (The Lost City). Hidden (literally) in the crevices of northern Colombia’s ...

Sri Lanka: The Prosperous Island

What’s in a name, you ask? Well, quite a bit with Sri Lanka. In the Sanskrit language, Sri Lanka translates roughly to “prosperous island.” This island nation, the size of West Virginia, offers over a ...

Montevideo, Uruguay

“I feel like I’m back in 1950s America,” commented a visiting American. An amiable people, first-world atmosphere and slow pace of life combine to make Montevideo, Uruguay. Smaller than the state of Washington, Uruguay is ...

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