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Marc Atchison is a veteran journalist and a seasoned traveller with more than 20 years of travel writing experience. As the former Travel Editor of the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, and now Editor-in-Chief and Senior Writer for TraveLife magazine (Canada) and travelife.ca, Marc has been to over 100 countries in the world. Japan is one of his favorite destinations and he's been there on numerous occasions.
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Riding back into colonial Colombia

Riding back into colonial Colombia

The deeper you go into Colombia, the more you like it. That's what Marc Atchison discovered when he arrived in the colonial town of Santa Fe de Antioquia, a place frozen in time.
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In Colombia, Mr. Coffee Keeps Traditions Alive

In Colombia, Mr. Coffee Keeps Traditions Alive

FREDONIA, COLOMBIA - The first thing you have to know about the people of this coffee-rich country is that “they don’t really like coffee.”
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Colombian Landmark is Rock Solid

Colombian Landmark is Rock Solid

GUATAPE, COLOMBIA - I’ve only climbed 150 of the 740 steps required to reach the top of a mammoth monolith known as El Peñol and already I’m exhausted. My aching knees are in need of a Ben Gay fix. My heart is pounding so hard I think it’s about to leap out of my chest.
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Transporting Medellín into the Future

Transporting Medellín into the Future

MEDELLíN, COLOMBIA - The Metro cable car lifts off from Santo Domingo station and the cows and horses grazing in the makeshift pasture beneath the gondola scatter in all directions.
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Medellín Hotel Offers a View to the Future

Medellín Hotel Offers a View to the Future

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA - Agnes Garcia takes a long sip of her vintage French wine before responding to a question so many others have asked: “Why did you open a hotel in a country and city, both of which have made great strides to clean up their notorious past, but still remain suspect with most international travellers?”
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Panama Going for the 'Green' by Luring Golfers

Panama Going for the 'Green' by Luring Golfers

PANAMA CITY - When a country is shaped like the 13th hole at Augusta National, and its most famous landmark is a “water hole,” chances are it has some pretty good golf courses.
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Picture Perfect Los Cabos Rolls Out Welcome Mat

Picture Perfect Los Cabos Rolls Out Welcome Mat

LA PLAYITA, MEXICO - The jagged mountains that sweep down to the Sea of Cortez here turn flamingo pink as the sun rises behind them and casts a glorious light over this small fishing village, which sits just outside the resort area of Los Cabos.
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Charming Montevido is Easy to Digest

Charming Montevido is Easy to Digest

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY - This is a part of South America that doesn’t get as much attention from tourists as glamour spots like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. They don’t know what they’re missing.
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Carnival Site the Place for Rio Fun

Carnival Site the Place for Rio Fun

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For such a big event, Rio’s world famous carnival occupies very little space. For those who think that every street of this vibrant, colorful city is jammed with people watching Rio's world-famous Carnival parade, think again.
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Life's a Beach in Rio

Life's a Beach in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A ray of early morning sunshine kissed my cheeks and aroused my interest about the noise coming from outside.
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