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How to Speed Through Airport Security this Holiday Season

airport security

With the holiday season coming up, airports will be getting busier than ever, and flying is about to get more annoying than it already is. Holiday travel this year will probably be even more challenging with extra airport security worldwide after the recent Paris terrorist attacks and the Russian plane crash in Egypt. As full-time travelers, we […]

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The Colonial Town Everyone Loves — Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad Cuba

If you only have time for just one place to visit in Cuba (besides charismatic Havana of course), make it Trinidad. But don’t trust me on that, ask anyone and they’ll surely tell you the same. Trinidad is the Cuba that many people imagine: rambling cobbled streets replete with cigar-smoking men playing dominos, hat-wearing guitar-wielding folk […]

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10 Least Visited Countries in the World

10 least countries in the world

When it comes to tourism, a few countries get most of the fame. France, Spain, and Italy are some of them, topping the list of the most visited countries in the world year after year. It’s high time to share a bit of the limelight with less visited – but no less interesting – nations around […]

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The Perfect Gift for Map Lovers (And a Giveaway!)

World map giveaway

I have a thing for world maps. I am so obsessed with maps that I’ve filled my house with maps of different sizes, designs and patterns. Our baby’s nursery is littered with globes and atlas, and an entire wall in our study room is dedicated to a world map marked with the places we’ve been. I even […]

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54 Photos of Havana – A City Stuck in a Time Warp


  Havana has an old soul. It’s reminiscent of an old gentleman who loves his cigar and rum, who’s suave and dashing, and have plenty of stories to tell. It’s charming and charismatic – and no lady can resist it. Despite 50 years of withering neglect, it’s still achingly handsome. Prepare yourself to be seduced. Havana, the […]

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Win a Nexus 5X Smartphone from TripVerse!

TripVerse Nexus 5X giveaway

s a travel writer and fanatic planner, I use a lot – I mean, A LOT – of technological gadgets and apps to help me plan my trips smarter, faster and better. I’ve shared a few travel fads here with you, including TripVerse, one of my favorite travel tools that’s easy to use and extremely useful. […]

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12 of the Coolest Passport Stamps Around the World

12 of the coolest passport stamps

While flipping through my passport recently, all these memories just came flooding back. I suddenly remembered how the customs officer got us to skip the long line at the Bolivian-Argentinean border, the days I spent waiting outside the Uzbekistan embassy begging for a tourist visa, the fun little outhouse in the middle of nowhere Antarctica where […]

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Follow My Journey to Cuba (and Join me on an Instagram Takeover!)

Classic car in Havana

By the time you read this, I’ll be in Havana, Cuba, for the start of an exciting trip around the country! For those who have been following me for awhile, you probably know that Cuba’s been on my bucket list for a long time. Cuba has always been on my radar, not just for its unique flair and […]

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10 Most Visited Countries in the World 2015

10 most visited countries in the world

ourism is a major industry in many parts of the world and it’s changing many people’s life — for the better. In some of the most visited countries in the world, the tourism industry plays an enormous part and supports a big population. Thankfully, worldwide tourism is on the rise, according to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The […]

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30 Dreamy Photos of the Maldives

30 photos of Maldives

aldives is the stuff of dreams: spearmint blue water, powdery sand, swaying palm trees and ridiculously dreamy resorts. Having visited many island nations – Fiji, Hawaii, Mauritius, the Philippines, and more – I’m pretty hard to impress when it comes to beautiful beaches and pristine islands. But the Maldives definitely swept me off my feet with its […]

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Staying in An Overwater Bungalow in Maldives — What It’s Like

staying in an overwater bungalow

ith clear skies overhead and the shimmering aqua mint water beneath my feet, I’m sitting on the deck of our overwater bungalow, looking out to the sea that seems to sparkle in different shades of blue. The sound of the lapping waves is hypnotizing and the gentle sea breeze is slowly lulling me to sleep. […]

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An Active Weekend in Latvia: What to See and Do


ne of the best things about living in Europe is that you can easily hop to another country and explore a new place in just one weekend. Back when we first moved to London, we would spend every other weekend visiting a new city: Prague, Berlin, Paris, Venice and so on. These days with budget airlines flying […]

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Travel Setbacks: What to Do When Something Goes Wrong

how to handle travel setbacks

After 12 years of traveling 90+ countries across all seven continents, I’ve picked up a trick or two when it comes to world travel. But it didn’t come easy, I’ve had to learn the ropes of traveling through these unfortunate travel mishaps. I’ve missed so many flights that I can’t keep count and I’ve lost so […]

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