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Maldives From Above — Stunning Aerial Photos that Will Make You Want to Fly there Now

maldives from above

ittle atolls rise from the dark blue water like droplets of turquoise pearls, in different shapes and sizes. There are hundreds, if not thousands of them, scattered randomly all over the Indian Ocean. It’s as if Mother Earth had sprinkled a handful of sapphire gems into the sea and created this nation of atolls. In […]

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Flying with Baby — Tips for Baby’s First Flight


We’ve just returned from Baby Kaleya’s first first international trip, and I’m proud to report that Kaleya was a great flyer. Save for one scream fest on our flight back from the Maldives, she slept through most of the flights and charmed everyone with her smile and cuteness. In fact, she flew so well that […]

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How to Find Travel Insurance that Suits You

How to find travel insurance that suits you

any travelers dismiss travel insurance as an unnecessary expense and waste of money. They couldn’t be more wrong. Insurance is not a luxury item, it is essential even for a one-week trip and especially so for active travelers who engage in extreme sports or visit unusual destinations. The process of finding the right policy may […]

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10 Air Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Flight Better

Travel hacks to make your next flight better

You know what my least favorite part of traveling is? Flying. It’s no secret that I hate flying. These days, flying has has become more of a nuisance than a luxury. As airlines continue to cut cost, the quality of in-flight service and comfort level are deteriorating. While it’s easy to find cheap flights these […]

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Traveling with Baby — My Packing List and Tips

my baby packing list

Let’s face it — Traveling with a baby isn’t easy, but as long as you plan ahead and make some adjustments, traveling with your baby can lead to wonderful experiences. Our five-month-old baby has already been on several road trips around Spain, and we’re now in Singapore on her first trip abroad. She seems to […]

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Learning Maya History at the Most Impressive Maya Ruins

Tikal Guatemala

rchaeologists trace the origin the Maya to as far back as 1800 B.C. Mayan culture peaked between 600 AD and 800 AD. When the Spanish arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula in the 16th century, they made a point of burning the Maya’s writings. It was only when archaeologists deciphered their hieroglyphs did we learn about […]

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An Urban Adventure: Exploring Riga By Bike

Biking in Riga

elcome to Riga, our young and small country!” says Artus, our guide for the day. Like many young generation Latvians, Artus is a well-spoken and bright guy, full of ideas and drive. He is one of the partners of E.A.T Riga, an explorers club that aims to show the alternative side of Riga in a […]

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On the Road Again — My Upcoming Travel Plans

Biking in Riga

9 months. I can’t believe it’s been nine whole months since I last traveled out of Spain. It feels like an eternity for a full-time traveler. It was definitely great to spend time at home with Baby Kaleya and getting adjusted to this new change in life, but I’m now ready to get back on […]

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How to Find the Cheapest Flight to Anywhere in the World


As I’ve often preached, travel doesn’t need to be expensive. Most of the time, airfare is the biggest expenditure on your trip and it takes up a chunk of our hard-earned savings. The best way to reduce this expenditure is to find the cheapest flight possible. After spending the past 12 years traveling around the […]

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Walls of Resilience — West Bank, Palestine

Leila Khaled, symbol of Palestinean resistance

In the Palestinian Territories, artists are finally breaking their years of silence. The growing art scene in the West Bank is a testament to how the Palestinians are using street art as a form of expression. Politics, a subject you can’t avoid in Palestine, is of course the main theme. Activists have sprawled their works of […]

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Planning Your Travel Budget and Finances

How to plan your travel budget

For me, budgeting is part of the fun of trip planning. It’s the first step in my planning process, and it often makes me feel that I’m getting closer to making the trip a reality. I know it’s not the same for everyone; budgeting can be a pain if you’re not the kind who likes […]

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From Polar Expeditions to Overland Trips: Which Adventure Tour to Choose?


As I discussed yesterday, tours aren’t all that bad — they can be great value for money, they get you to places that are otherwise difficult to reach, and most importantly, they connect you with like-minded travelers. Group tours these days are not just limited to whistle-stop sightseeing tours — they can range from active […]

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Why Taking a Tour is Not Such a Bad Idea

Why taking a tour (2)

Before starting this blog, I had never been on an all-encompassed group tour. I was a travel snob who loved independent travel and hated the idea of whistle-stop tours. Back then, I thought of tours as hoards of tourists cramped into a big coach, hopping on and off at typical sightseeing spots, and eating at […]

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