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How to Be a Peaceful Traveler And Not A Tourist While Traveling the World

Some of you might know that I have spent over 170 months traveling around the world, experiencing the ups and downs that come from living a nomadic lifestyle. How to be a peaceful traveler and leave the world a better place is something that has always been on my mind. Some of my most memorable…


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Mexico's Colonial Cities Will Charm You In A Heartbeat

The idea of luxury holidays in Mexico conjures images of white sandy beaches, sparkling blue waters, and sweet margaritas, but Mexico offers much more to those who seek a cultural adventure. One way to experience an authentic side of Mexico is to leave the beach behind and head deep into its…


Finding my Happy Place in Nicaragua with ChicaBrava

ChicaBrava review: It’s five am and I’m shivering out behind the backline, watching the green waves peel into a thunder of white water. The sun is casting her first glance across the surface, there are five of us in the ocean, all girls, and not another soul in sight. Suddenly someone is yelling at…


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Where Is Paradise On Earth: Moorea, Tahiti

Where is Paradise, how do I find it, can you get there by plane? A clear candidate for that title must be the beautiful island of Moorea. The eight rising peaks that mark Moorea on the map seem to be carved into the sky, flushing emerald against the rosy glow of sunset. The waters are still, with…


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Papua New Guinea: Nature and Culture

Intrepid travelers seeking something far from the easy going shores of the Caribbean or the comforts of modern Europe can embark on the ultimate pristine beach break to the wilderness of Papua New Guinea. This off the beaten track adventure is as close to the unknown as you can hope to get, a place…


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Cliff Diving Boracay: White Sands in Philippines

The pint sized yet perfect island of Boracay is quickly becoming the poster child for the beauty of the Philippines and is consistently hitting the top spot when it comes to being one of the most dazzling islands in the world. With its peachy powder stretch of sand, its palm tree fringes and its…


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Bora Bora Activities: Snorkeling and Hibiscus

Rub the grains of sleep from your eyes and look again, the Bora Bora activities are awaiting you on this a veritable heaven on Earth, with its cyan blue waters, powder pearl sands and thatched cottages standing on stilts scattered across the lagoon. This is one of the most exotic and well-loved…


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Taketomi Island: White Sand Beaches, Japan

Take a deep breath of pristine air and throw yourself into the floral beauty and ancient traditions of Taketomi Island in Japan. Perched off the shores of Okinawa this tiny island is home to a mere three hundred inhabitants who spend their days strumming stringed banjo instruments, tending the…


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Kauai Hawaii: Luscious Trails and Luaus

The emerald island of Hawaii tears you open ensuring that every inch of your body, mind and soul is ready to embrace life. The botanical gardens seem to brim with the scent of wild hibiscus from dawn until dusk; the velvety trails leading deep into the soaring peaks calls to you to climb and the…


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ABC Islands: Blue Cocktails in Curacao

Despite being the larger of the ABC islands, Curacao hasn’t lost its charm, the pastel-painted buildings crammed along the waterfront, the ocean breeze lifting everyone’s spirits and the blue infused cocktails adorning every bar table ensures that you get the tropical experience you have been…


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Harbin Ice Festival: Snowy View of China

Every year thousands brave the nerve searing temperatures, the winds and the bright blue cold to flock and see the famous Harbin Ice festival in China. Whilst summers in China are all about blushing cherry blossom, shimmering green rice paddies and sparkling lakes, the winter takes on its own kind…


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Visit Costa Rica: Rare Experiences

If you visit Costa Rica, you will capture the very essence of paradise. With her deep virginal rainforests where kaleidoscope birds dance on the branch, her pacific and Caribbean jeweled blue waters, her rumbling volcanoes and her majestic fields of fragrant cocoa beans are. Being hailed as one of…


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Ilha Grande: Verdant Natural Escape

An intriguing history kept the tourists at bay from Ilha Grande, yet long after the pirates, the lepers and the criminals left there was nothing but sweeping dark gold sands, virginal dressed rainforest, the flurry of birds and the strewn boulders in the sea. Since then interest has started to grow…


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Mount Parnassus: Visit the Delphi Oracle

Many made the dawn light trek up the mountainside of Mount Parnassus, bathed in the first rays of Zeus. Crushing wildflowers underfoot and clinging to crumbling rocks as the path got steeper. Deep in the heart of the mountain, behind a veil of mist and smoke and otherworldly wonders, sat the Delphi…


Himalayan Peaks: Mother Nature's Magic

Dramatic, imposing and nothing short of majestic – the Himalayan peaks are one of Mother Nature’s most impressive feats. These are mountains beyond mountains, these are peaks that cut like a knife through the clouds, that dwarf all living things and that not even the furious beating of a birds…


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Visit Georgetown: Washington DC

If you’re taking a luxury escape to the great power city of Washington DC, consider you visit Georgetown. This pocket of leafy cobbled streets, chocolate-box houses and high-end shopping and dining offers two sides to your city break. It’s the perfect base to enjoy the city’s famous Smithsonian…


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Diving Koh Tao: A Thai Adventure

Jaw dropping in her beauty, sublime in her energy and flooded with chic vibes, diving Koh Tao seems to blend all the good parts of Thailand. It’s true that Koh Tao does have a few dark spots that mar the picture postcard vision but for those travelers who play it safe you can certainly find your…


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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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The Pride of Africa Train: Rovos Rails

The Pride of Africa train, Rovos Rail, claims to be “The Most Luxurious Train in the World” so it was not without some eagerness that I immediately accepted their offer to experience this prestigious train experience. Rovos Rail offers various journeys throughout Africa. And you would be…


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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…