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Janda Raker is an award-winning travel writer/ essayist/ photographer who has written about travel and outdoor recreation online for several years. She now writes for Her first article was posted in September, 2016, with five now available. More HubPages articles will follow soon.

She encourages readers to get out and see the world–which starts right next door! Her articles can help you figure out where to go, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive.

She has explored North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and 22 countries in Europe, traveling by train, ferry, motorcycle, cross-country skis, mountain bike, snowshoes, canoe, sea kayak, sailboat, power boat, hiking and backpacking, to wildernesses, big cities and everywhere in between.

Contact her at .

To view her articles, click on titles below:

“Tour Machu Picchu, Peru, Lost City of the Incas”

Touring Venice, Italy, on a Tight Budget

“Visit Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands near Seattle”

“See Rio, a Beautiful City, on a Tight  Budget”

“Camping in Hawaii?”

“Exploring the Mouth of the Lower Mississippi River”

“Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah—a Most Spectacular Park”

“Campground Gods on Padre Island”

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From Amarillo . . . to EVERYWHERE!