Motorcycle Mayhem Central America: Evel Knievel Would Have Crapped Himself

I have seen some crazy things while traveling and many of them involved motorcycles. How do you carry your groceries if you don't have a car? How do you transport lumber home for a project or home improvements without a car or pickup? How do you transport anything without a car or pickup? On your motorcycle of course!

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Hidden Paradise at Semuc Champey: The Journey Part 6

The road was extremely muddy. It was a one lane road with no shoulder and large drop-offs on one side. It is basically the nightmare bus scenario where the bus rolls down the side of the mountain; a bus traveling down a one-lane, muddy road, with vehicles going in both directions, while the clouds are low enough they hit the road impairing visibility along with the current rainfall. Yes, there are photos below of that road (make sure to check them out). I did not take a photo of my underwear, however, since I and everyone else on the bus were shitting our pants.

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Awesomeness = Tikal: The Journey Part 5

As we walked down the path that winds through the jungle, Louis explains to us the history of the Mayans at Tikal. As he talks, Louis explains that "Tikal is the 2nd largest Mayan city ever built. The 1st is El Mirador on the border of my country (Guatemala) and Mexico. Tikal was discovered several hundred years ago and El Mirador. The reason Tikal is so popular is that it has been excavated for a long time. El Mirador's excavation wasn't started until about twenty years ago."

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Welcome to Isla de Flores a Most Wonderful Little Town: The Journey Part 4

You can immediately see the difference in the landscape. I was so happy to finally be in Guatemala. You see, Guatemala was the country that made me want to travel through Central America. It was the gem of the region, or at least I was hoping!

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Belize City, Belize...the "danger zone": The Journey Part 3

Later, a tall white guy, who was dressed like a farmer, got onto the bus during one of the stops in Belize. This man, whom I did not get to meet, sat next to Nicholas. The man said "When you get to Belize City get to your room. Make sure you get what you need right away and get back. Stay in your hotel after dark." Nicholas, Alena, and I looked at each other. The man then said, "Belize City is not safe at night."

And there it was...the dark cloud over the city. The tone had been set.

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Oxtankah Ruins: The Journey Part 2

My visit to Oxtankah started off with a walk through Calderitas when I saw a sign that said Oxtankah with a Mayan pyramid symbol next to it and a number 7. I walked back to my hostel immediately afterward to find out what it was all about. So, I consulted the local expert, Google. I found out that Oxtankah ruins were located 7.3 kilometers from Calderitas (for all my American friends this is about 4.6 miles). 

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Welcome to Mexico: The Journey Part 1

I knew that stepping on to that plane was the point of no return. Nothing would ever be the same again. "What was it going to be like?" "Was I going to be in danger?" "Would I ever return?" "Would I see my family ever again?" These were just some of the thoughts that were running through my head.

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Packing and the Theory of Relativity

I literally spent 2 days packing and unpacking. I kicked some cats, dogs, and even punched a few babies in the face during those couple of days! I finally gave up because I knew that there was something I was missing in order to figure out this physics puzzle. Maybe it is a degree in Quantum Physics? ...or possibly Advanced Geometry? 

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Who Am I?

I once heard someone say "Since I cannot be anyone else, I will just be me."  That is it.  I am just me. Chris Harrison (a.k.a. Einstein). I have traveled to some different areas of the United States and Canada but I am not an expert on travel.  I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember (over 30 years) but I am no expert.  I have writing skills but I am no expert writer.  I just enjoy each of those and I like to share my passions with others.

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Why You Don't Need to be Rich to Travel

"If you didn't have to pay rent or a mortgage, utilities, car payments, and car insurance; could you travel?" Taking away all of these costs and applying them to traveling and you can quickly see that the costs are manageable.

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Fun Facts from Around the World

There are some really amazing and fun facts about every place on the planet.  Who has the most churches? Which mountain has the biggest diameter? What country has the biggest contradictions? Who has the weirdest food? Here are some of the fun facts from around the world! Get inspired to visit one of these fantastic places!  

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Photography Work

The following images are just a small example of some of my photographic work.  Most of this work is older but I will start sharing some of my new work in the near future.  My travels will be documented through my photography and will be highlighted on this site.

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Journals: Channeling Your Thoughts

Do you journal? What kind of journal am I writing and most importantly, "Why?" There are many reasons to keep a journal.  Travelers keep journals to recall those amazing people we met during our trip, or to remember that amazing sunset next to the beach that was unlike anything we have ever seen.  Some use journals for self improvement...I will be using mine for e multitude of reasons.  

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Why You Can't Really Quit Your Job Today & Travel the World Tomorrow

There are websites out there that claim you can quit your job and travel today!  This CAN be true but if you are traveling internationally there are a whole bunch of other considerations and time sucking prerequisites that won't allow you to leave tomorrow no matter how much money you have in your bank account! 

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