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Tracking Wild Elephants in Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka

An adult elephant protecting a baby elephant

Atop an open-roofed jeep, we bounced across the muddy floodplains like a group of explorers out on a mission. Indeed, we were on a mission: to find Asian elephants in the wild. I had seen wild elephants many times but never in Asia — and being a wildlife buff, it was about time to set things straight. As [...]

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The Soul of Sri Lanka — Sigiriya Rock

The Sigiriya Rock from a distance

In the very center of Sri Lanka stands one of the country’s most iconic historical sites, Sigiriya Rock (Sinhalese for “Lion Rock”) — a massive column of rock that doubles as an ancient palace and historical site. From afar, it looks like a simple rock mount jutting out from a sea of greenery; but dig [...]

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Photo Essay: Flying Over the Coastline of Sri Lanka

The turquoise waters off Koggala

The lush jungles beneath our feet sparkled in different shades of green, while the lapping water off the coast slowly merged from bright spearmint to dark navy blue color. All along the coast, the powdery sand and rocky outcrops made a sharp contrast against the turquoise waters. So raw, rugged yet inviting. On my recent trip to Sri Lanka, I had the opportunity to catch [...]

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New Year, New Life

As some of you may already know, we’ve got some exciting news to share! At the beginning of December 2014, I came home to Granada after traveling intensively for several months only to find out that I was pregnant! Not just a little pregnant, but 6-months pregnant! Don’t ask me how I missed that — I have NO [...]

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Announcing our Giveaway Winners (and a Big Thank You for Your Support)!

Happy 2015! Hope your new year is off to a good start already! We rang in the New Year with the best news ever: we’ve reached our fundraising goal for the Rickshaw Run and you guys have helped us raise over $4,000 for charity!!! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us whether in [...]

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5 Countries Perfect for Adventure Travel

Heli-hiking Franz Josef

o many people are getting excited these days over adventure travel, with a wide range of adrenaline-pumping activities available to travelers worldwide.  Adventure travel has been described as the kind of tourism which involves the possibility of actual, physical risk and usually requires certain specialized skills and physical abilities to be able to participate and enjoy. Here’s [...]

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2014: My Year in Pictures

A Huli wigman with face painting

Now that 2015 is almost here, it’s that time of the year again for to look back and reflect. 2014 has indeed been a fulfilling and meaningful year — I reprioritized my travels and made it my number one mission to tick off items on my bucket list. Places like Brazil, Papua New Guinea and [...]

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Do Some Good and Give Back this Christmas!

Christmas greeting 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS! It’s that time of the year again! Are you spending this Christmas on the road or at home? We’ve celebrated Christmas in many parts of the world, from New York to London, Singapore to Oslo; but over the years, we’ve learned that no matter how fun traveling is, we’d rather spend Christmas at [...]

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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travelers

Osprey Waypoint 85

Christmas shopping or gift hunting in general, can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know what to get for your loved ones. With the festive season almost upon us, for those who haven’t done their Christmas shopping, we hope this can help sprout some new ideas for future gift-giving. Travel Packs Luggage [...]

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From the Sierra to the Sea: Granada at a Glance

Ski pistes of Sierra Nevada

What do you look for when choosing a place to live? We seek for diversity, nature and culture all in one place. That’s why we chose to live in Granada, Spain. We’re convinced it’s the best place in the world to call home (at least for us) after having lived in many parts of the world — this province in southern Spain [...]

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Traveling Like A Local — The Traditional Way

farmhouse

There is nothing quite like living like a local when away on a holiday trip.  Let’s face it, hotels and resorts take away the authenticity of a place, most holiday apartments and villas are in a similar style, some more luxurious than others.  On the next holiday, try something really different and traditional, perhaps it’ll [...]

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Planning Our Trip to India Using Amadeus

India

Planning for our Rickshaw Run in India proved to be way more challenging than expected. It wasn’t exactly the same as planning a normal trip. We had no set itinerary, no set route, we just knew where and when it ends and starts. Traveling from the southern to the northern tip of India also means we would [...]

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Planeterra — Harnessing the Power of Travel to Change the World

When we first signed up for the Rickshaw Run and were given a choice on which charity to work with, we knew that we wanted to work with the Planeterra Foundation. Having worked with G Adventures for four years now, we’ve long known about the company’s non-profit foundation and wanted to partner up with them [...]

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5 Iconic Experiences You Have to Try Around the World

Canyon swing in New Zealand

One of the best things about travel is the interesting situations it puts you in which you would never find at home. You can find yourself in places which you would never dream of, and in those moments you have to grab the opportunity with both hands. Below are 5 of the experiences around the [...]

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Highlights of Sri Lanka – From Ancient Cities to Wild Jungles

Elephant gathering in Kaudulla

Lush jungles, rural villages and wild beaches — Sri Lanka is the Garden of Eden down south, quietly tucked away in secrecy away from the well-trodden tourist path. It’s just a leap away from the chaos and madness of India, and yet it seems like a world away. In place of the maddening crowd and traffic [...]

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