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Portmeirion Wales: Italian and Welsh Wonder

Usually associated with grey slate homes, rising snowcapped peaks and deep clad forests, Wales doesn’t seem like the type of place where you would stumble into an Italian village. Yet Portmeirion Wales  with its pastel colored Mediterranean architecture, its grandiose fountains and its lush…


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Tetiaroa Island, Tahiti: Kings and Cocktails

Seeking a beach break with royal splendor is all too simple when you head for the South Pacific jewel of Tetiaroa Island. This dazzling island of sheer blue was once cut off from public sight and hailed as the playground for Tahitian kings. Yet ever since Marlon Brando glimpsed out the window of…


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Visit Tuscany: Sweetness in San Gimignano

You rarely hear someone say 'do not visit Tuscany'. This honeymoon haven is filled with rustic farmhouses scattered across the green sun glazed hills, frescoes hidden in the chambers of every church and rolling vineyards inviting you to stay awhile and sip the delights of open cellar doors. San…


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Shanghai Street Food: Corner Cuisine

Shanghai street food is a different angle of a city glittering in mass of glass and silver. Buildings spiral to scrape the sky, neon lights glaze the sidewalk and speeding bullet trains glide past soundlessly at the speed of light. The Oriental Paris may have a propelled into the future feel but…


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Vernazza Cinque Terre: Shades and Coves

Trying to describe the famous Italian Vernazza Cinque Terre is a true smorgasbord of cliché. But honestly the vineyards do tumble down the golden cliffs. The air is thick with the scent of fresh broken basil leaves and the zest of lemons and the last rays of light illuminate the pastel houses…


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Eguisheim Alsace: Wine Route Guide

Wine lovers will find their own piece of pristine paradise along the  Wine Route when they stumble into the village of Eguisheim Alsace . With its simple sunlit dappled vineyards, its breath of fresh air tumbling down from the mountains and its famous aromatic grapes crushed to make the perfect cup…


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Taprobane Sri Lanka: Private Bliss

The exotic shores of  Taprobane Sri Lanka are calling  you to come out and play. The private island is a stone’s throw away from the shores of Weligama and from your own idyllic luxury villa you can glance out at fishermen casting their nets in the warm waters, watch cows bobbing gracefully to cool…


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Thailand Adventure: Ko Phi Phi

Lovers of Leonardo Di Caprio's thailand adventure movie The Beach, may faintly recognize the pale turquoise waters, the shimmering white sands and the impressive rocky peaks of Ko Phi Phi and Maya Bay. This is one of the locations chosen for its mesmerizing paradise charm and solitude, the latter…


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Visit Angkor Wat: The Lost City

Would you like to visit Angkor Wat? The intricate carved temples of the lost city of Angkor are one of the main reasons travelers sojourn thousands of miles but nothing can prepare you for the spectacle. Mesmerizing and mystical it is hard to believe that these ancient wonders were once carved by…


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Haleakala Hawaii: House of the sun

Maui seems to capture the very essence of pure Hawaii with its verdant volcanoes, its Azul blues and its frothy pink hibiscus flowers blooming through every nook and cranny. Myth and legend seep through the lush fertile soil, soft music drifts through the balmy air and waterfalls dive into soft…


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Uluru Australia: Watch the Crowning Sunset

Rising like a red ruby on the horizon, the mystical splendor of Uluru  Australia seems to entice you from afar. The mighty Ayers Rock is the crowning jewel in Australia’s natural heritage and said to be a place that stirs the ancient magic deep in your bones. Whether you choose to believe the…


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Savoca Sicily: Catacombs and Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola immortalized Savoca Sicily in his silver screen masterpiece ‘The Godfather’, yet when the tour buses roll out of town you are left with a piece of perfect Italy. The village etched into the cliffs with its dusty crumbling homes, its sleepy trattorias and its wisteria draped…


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Lantern Festival Taiwan: Light Up the Sky

Centuries of culture, winding coastal roads, sweeping forests and world-class cocktails – these are just a handful of reasons to visit the elegant and sometimes childish grace of Taiwan. There is something about the ‘other China’ that makes you want to crack a smile, to run barefoot in the grass…


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Wild Swimming: Best in Europe

There seems to be something wild and unbridled about stripping down under the cool shade of verdant green trees and plunging into the very veins of Mother Nature with a spot of wild swimming. Watching the sunlight dapple on the water, feeling the shift of the willows waving in the summer breeze and…


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Turkish Hamam: Bewitching Experience

After the explosion of sound, sight and spice that will greet your senses as soon as you step off your jet in Istanbul there can be no better remedy then indulging in a sensual Turkish Hamam scrubbing. The bathhouses of Turkey are always a bewitching experience with their cool mosaic tiles, steam…


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Writers Retreats: Luxurious Top 5

Looking for the writers retreats might be the first step of something great. Imagine waking up in the depths of a dream that seems to continue, rambling through the open moors with visions of Wuthering Heights, treading in the footsteps of Ted Hughes, escaping to sun soaked Tuscany or curling up…


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Mongolia Travel: Find your Spirit Guide

On our Mongolia travel through the vastness of the isolated plains hiding the hidden bones of dinosaurs we get prepared to be amazed. The scorched faced young children riding wild horses bareback, the mountains silhouetted against a gleaming sky, the Ger huts with their single wisp of smoke rising…


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Acoma Pueblo: Native American Culture

The weight of a thousand blue skies seems to press against the rocky thigh of New Mexico as you make your way across the seemingly unforgiving landscape heading towards Acoma Pueblo. There is something about the deep roots of dark history, the turquoise and gold glint from the air and the knowledge…


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Turkey Blue Mosque: Experience the Beauty

A myriad of lofty turrets, arced dome rooftops and shaded courtyards create the exterior of the breathtaking Turkey Blue Mosque on the banks of the Bosporus, dividing the hedonistic worlds of the west and the east. One of Istanbul’s must see sites and an impressive four hundred years old this…


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Point Lobos CA: Stand in Awe

Straight from a scene out of a great American road trip movie, imagine riding past Big Sur with the salt sea breeze whipping the wind into a frenzy, imagine the sunlight pouring down across should shoulders and the yelps of sea lions honking from down on the bay below. Point Lobos CA seems to…