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Karin Palmquist
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Always looking for the next travel fix, Karin Palmquist writes and designs for a long and diverse list of clients. Her designs and photographs have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, among other publications. Her writing credits include media outlets such as National Public Radio and, and she is a contributing editor to five Fodor's guidebooks and two guidebooks by Scandinavian Airlines’ media division. Her misadventures while traveling can be found in I Should Have Gone Home: Tripping Up Around the World, I Should Have Stayed Home: Tantalizing Tales of Extreme Cuisine and The Risks of Sunbathing Topless. Learn more about Karin’s work here.

Blog Entries by Karin Palmquist

In Struggling Nicaragua, A Wealth Of Adventure (PHOTOS)

Posted January 15, 2012 | 08:00:00 (EST)

"How many glasses of wine would you like to drink tonight?" the waiter asked in a mix of Spanish and English.

"Three," I said, then paused. "Make it four."

It was not even 7 p.m., but the sun had long ago dipped into the dark waters of Lago...

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Hanging In Honduras, Central America's Unsung Hero

23 Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 07:30:00 (EST)

We were bad tourists today: After four weeks of insisting on only local dishes, we had Wendy's for lunch. Then we skipped Tegucigalpa's Museo para la Identidad Nacional and watched a movie we had downloaded on iTunes while the rain -- the whiplash of the tropical storm that was wrecking...

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Visiting Costa Rica's Turtle Maternity Ward (PHOTOS)

4 Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 08:30:33 (EST)

She came from the sea some time after dusk. Four and a half feet long from nose tip to tail, she heaved herself out of the Caribbean and laboriously made her way across the gray sand toward the perceived safety of the tall palm trees that fringe the 22-mile long...

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