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"I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them."
-Mark Twain

@alanisko on the colorful Portobello Road in Notting Hill, London. Give him a follow for an intimate peak into the great city of London.
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In honor of MLK day, we wanted to share this article highlighting  the "Green Book Negro Edition", a travel guide book from the 1940's and '50's. This excerpt from the 1949 edition sums it up perfectly:

"There will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published. That is when we as a race will have equal opportunities and privileges in the United States. It will be a great day for us to suspend this publication for then we can go wherever we please, and without embarrassment. But until that time comes we shall continue to publish this information for your convenience each year."
...continue reading the full article
pro tip

Put together a duplicate toiletries kit for traveling. One less thing to think about and never forget the essentials at home.
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who
Gaby and her whisky-voiced amiga, Courtney
where
Trekking into the Virunga National Park to visit mountain gorillas by way of Kigali, Rwanda. 
why
The chance to observe a gorilla family in a way that actually improves conservation in the region.
top memories
-The playful 1 year old gorilla falling from a low hanging vine and tumbling down the hill backwards (unharmed but a little taken aback).  
-The journey through Rwanda to get to the national park, picturesque and a logistical accomplishment when completed. 
 
Tell us about your adventures to be featured in an upcoming issue!
gear

Water and cameras don't mix. Unless, of course, you're rocking the Dicapac Waterproof Camera Case. Guaranteed in water up to 15 feet (5 m) deep, this might just be the key to finding Nemo. It also meets JIS (Japan Industrial Standard) protection class 8 for waterproofing. We don't know what that means but it sounds pretty legit. 
 
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