Jason McDermott
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An announcement: upcoming changes

This is a short note to let you all know that there are going to be a few changes around here. Frustrated by the results of some of the writing I’ve seen fit to print here, primarily poor quality link posts or low value lists, I’ve decided to do a serious spring clean and bring […]

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  • August 10, 2012


You may have noticed a bit of radio silence around here lately, which has certainly not happened without good reason; namely, these two: The Galapagos Islands are/were/will be stunning,

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  • July 14, 2012


I just finished a pretty decent set of updates to BrightHearts, all over Skype/Basecamp/Dropbox. Tomorrow morning we take off to go spend a week in the Galapagos islands – life is really amazing right now!

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  • July 3, 2012


Wicked. That’s me on the left, circa last Saturday night in Medellin (former drug capital and present day hipster hangout in Colombia). Next to me is Chris (aka Gimonster), an incredibly interesting, passionate, gentle-minded Venezuelan guy we met, over a game of pool. Chris made my birthday just that much more awesome! I’m looking forward […]

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  • June 28, 2012

Our Bathroom Gecko!

As seen in our incredibly large and decadent bathroom in Baracoa, Cuba. Tip of the hat to Isabel!

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  • June 9, 2012

Kuna Yala (San Blas Islands)

Want to know where I’ve been, for the past week? Take a look; That’s right, we’ve been on a boat. Braving the Caribbean coast, spending two days in the beautiful San Blas island archipelago, then across open seas to cross from Panama to Colombia. Suffice it to say that I well and truly have my […]

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  • June 8, 2012

Sunburnt And Loving It

Who knew that lazing about on an island in the Caribbean could be so much fun? We left Guatemala today intending to take a left hand turn towards Tulum in Mexico, only to make a right hand turn (and hop onboard a small boat) heading to Caye Caulker off the coast of Belize. We’re literally […]

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  • April 18, 2012

Learning another tongue

After one week of spanish lessons, I commented to my maestro that Spanish seems to be entirely focused on a few simple things; eating, sleeping, walking, along with wanting, being and having.  After three more weeks in friendly, beautiful, hot Guatemala, I’ve concluded that this is mostly true.

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  • April 17, 2012

Semuc Champey

You might remember I posted the other day about a beautiful place called Semuc Champey. I wanted to share with you some images from the spot, courtesy of my dear smudgarama. As evidenced above, you can swim in all of the cascading pools, and it is glorious. If you’re in Guatemala and you miss Semuc […]

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  • April 16, 2012

Just your standard day in Semuc Champey

What did I get up to today? Swimming and climbing through an underground cave, riding an inflated tube down a fast moving river, doing a 2km hike to a lookout over the most beautiful spot in all of Guatemala, jumping off a 12m bridge into the very same river (barefoot), then swimming and climbing my […]

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  • April 14, 2012
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