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More than Friends: How the Fall of DOMA Upgraded Our Relationship | Guest Post

It is hard to verbalize the feeling of the discriminatory sting of discrimination that binational same-sex couples face due to DOMA. Ligeia and Mindy of BoundingOverOurSteps.com talk about how the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act affects their future together.

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Organized Mayan Village Tours: Tourism or Trespassing?

Two shiny new Ford transporter vans stop along the side of a white cement road and nearly 30 passengers pile out and reformulate into the small groups everyone came with. Dani and I stand off to the side and observe with some shock the other tourists in the group. A group of Brazilians (both female and male) in tank-tops, short-shorts and movie-star sunglasses and several girls in short-ish skirts. Before you start thinking Dani and I to be very prude (standing there in our long pants, closed toe shoes and jackets), we should explain that our tour was taking place in traditional Mayan villages outside of San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. The agency had mentioned that we should wear appropriate clothes out of respect to the villagers – advice apparently very few of us chose to heed.

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Warning: Long-term travel may cause heart attacks…well, almost.

Life as digital nomads can sound glamorous and carefree, and to a certain extent, it really is. But there is a dark side to this lifestyle – the “near heart attack” when we think we’ve lost or misplaced something. Read on as we share our most embarrassing freak-out moment ever.

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