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I am. a traveling bard. a word warrior. who is. pursuing a search. a mission. an adventure. a quest. a voyage. a journey. anything that will get the dirt of vast lands caked to the bottom of my shoes. One day, it will be a one-way ticket ...

  • Hometown

    Phoenix, Arizona

  • Location now

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Work published

    I've mainly been in custom publishing. I've worked with Jive3 Media, Republic Custom Publishing and McMurry Inc. I finally got my break with Arizona Highways, a popular travel magazine. I did a summer fellowship with the national News21 project. Then I took a flight to Quito, and here I am at V!VA Travel Guides, couldn't be happier!

  • Travel philosophy

    There's more to life than being a passenger.

  • Craziest place

    I've seriously been to Hell and back. Well, I guess you could say Hell, Grand Cayman.

  • Bizarre experience

    Drinking Argentinean mate.

  • Advice

    Embrace the cultural differences and learn from them.

  • Dream destination

    To visit the lands of Xena: Greece & New Zealand.

  • Traveled before

    Europe: England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Norway


    South America: Argentina, Ecuador






    And throughout the United States

  • Going next

    Wherever the wind blows...

Allison Carlton's Guide Book Entries


  • When To Go

    Nov 12, 2010 - Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    Tamarindo’s party scene explodes in high season, which generally runs from December to around May. Christmas and New Year are ......

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  • Safety

    Nov 12, 2010 - Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    Like most tourist destinations in Costa Rica, travelers can help to keep themselves safe using common sense. Crime can be ......

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  • Getting To And Away

    Nov 12, 2010 - Playa Negra, Costa Rica

    Buses run about three times a day between Santa Cruz and Playa Negra depending on the time of year. Timetables ......

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  • Playa Avellanas

    Nov 04, 2010 - Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica

    Playa Avellanas is a small secluded white beach renowned for having some of the best surf breaks in the area. ......

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  • Tucumán & Around

    Sep 28, 2010 - Argentina

    Tucumán and its natural surroundings offer travelers plenty of diverse experiences. A perfect representation of the geography in the Tucumán ......

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  • Llao Llao Campgrounds

    Sep 27, 2010 - Circuito Chico, Bariloche, Argentina

    Pitch a tent along the lake-shore at Camping Petunia located at Avenida Bustillo Km 13.5. Current prices for adults are ......

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  • Roket

    Sep 27, 2010 - Bariloche, Argentina

    Technology adds to the dance experience at Roket in Bariloche, which has space for 2,000 people on five different floors. ......

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  • Genux

    Sep 27, 2010 - Bariloche, Argentina

    Genux is one of the popular discotecas for the crowd that likes to dance up a sweat under bright lights ......

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  • Rainforest Tour

    Nov 09, 2010 - Costa Rica

    Venture deep beneath the green canopies and between the trees of the Costan Rican rain forest with a tour that ......

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  • Mountain Climbing

    Nov 08, 2010 - Costa Rica

    With three prominent mountain ranges and over 100 volcanoes spread throughout the tropical region, Costa Rica offers climbers an almost ......

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  • Mountain Biking

    Nov 08, 2010 - Costa Rica

    Costa Rica has countless intricate series of mountain biking trails that weave themselves through the diverse ecosystems that make the ......

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  • Arenas Tours

    Nov 12, 2010 - Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    Arenas Tours offer fishing, horseback riding, snorkelling, surfing and diving tours around the Tamarindo area. For those looking to go ......

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  • Sport & Recreation Tour

    Oct 26, 2010 - Costa Rica

    If you have trouble sitting still or staying in once place for too long, then you’ll find paradise in Costa ......

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  • Ampora Wine Tours

    Sep 28, 2010 - Argentina

    The wine is the main star of Ampora Wine Tours in the Mendoza wine country of Argentina. They make sure ......

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  • Spanish School In Bariloche

    Sep 23, 2010 - Bariloche, Argentina

    Spanish School in Bariloche prides itself on its personal and intimate approach to helping individuals master the Spanish language. The ......

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  • Patagonia School

    Sep 23, 2010 - Bariloche, Argentina

    Studying Spanish at the Patagonia School in the center of Bariloche, which is surrounded by mountains and lakes, offers a ......

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  • Services

    Nov 12, 2010 - Santa Cruz, Costa Rica


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  • Diversidad

    Sep 27, 2010 - Bariloche, Argentina

    Diversidad is an ecotourism Web portal that provides a diverse amount of information on outdoor and adventure activities to help ......

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