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Oman Travel Guide

Oman Travel Guide for Curious Travelers Poised on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman shares borders with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen — but it’s distinctively a world of its own.  The country has an embracing society that warmly welcomes visitors; the people are incredibly friendly. Its robust infrastructure also […]

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70 Photos of Oman that Will Inspire You to Visit!

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A collection of my best photos of Oman that will hopefully make you want to travel there now! Oman: a name so exotic and inviting, yet strangely unknown to many. At least I knew close to nothing about it before my recent trip there with my husband and our 2-year-old daughter. We spent most of […]

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How to Go Green When You Travel

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Go Green Travel NOW! I remember the moment when I started becoming more conscious of the environment while traveling. I was in Dorset, a county in the United Kingdom, visiting Lulworth for the first time. Walking the length of the Man of War Bay, I tried to take in the views around me. It’d been […]

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My Bucket List

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Every other year, I update my bucket list to cross off items that I’ve done and add in new items that have appeared on my travel radar. Some people say travel isn’t about ticking off lists, but I like to see travel as a challenge and a form of self-improvement. Keeping track of places I’ve […]

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Merry Christmas from WildJunket!

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Ho ho ho! It’s my favorite time of the year again. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! I’ve always loved Christmas and have made it a point to celebrate it in places full of festive atmosphere. Like in 2003 when I spent it in New York with my close friends; in 2005 when I celebrated with Alberto and […]

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Join the WildJunket Tibet Tour!

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Join Me on My New Tibet Tour! Do you like traveling adventurously to less-visited places but don’t like going solo OR going on tours? Believe me, I get it. I like independent travel, but I don’t particularly enjoy traveling solo. I also enjoy traveling with like-minded people and forming a camaraderie with people whom I […]

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2016: My Year in Photos

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A Look at my 2016 Photos At the end of each year, I always make it a point to write a post about the places I’ve been to as a way to reflect and look back. 2016 has been a crazy year of travel for me as I traveled to 21 countries (16 are new […]

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Traveling South Kyrgyzstan — What to See and Do

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Traveling South Kyrgyzstan — Highlights of the Region Kyrgyzstan is known for its dramatic mountainous landscapes and rolling summer pastures (jailoos). It has been dubbed the Switzerland of Central Asia for good reasons. But most of these alpine landscapes are found in North Kyrgyzstan, and as a result, the southern part of the country is often overlooked by […]

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Issyk Kul: Kyrgyzstan’s Lake District

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Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan Wispy clouds hang low¬†over the choppy dark indigo waters as the howling winds create ripples on the water surface. Backdropped by tall and mighty Tien Shan mountains,¬†the water stretches into the horizon, far beyond where the eye can see. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this was a sea. […]

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Complete my Annual Survey and Win These Travel Prizes!

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***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.**** It’s that time of the year again. 2016 is coming to an end, and it’s time to reflect and look back. It’s been a busy year packed with travels, and lots of projects and changes on this site. 2016 has been an extraordinary year for WildJunket as our readership increased […]

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A Complete Travel Guide to the Caucasus

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Caucasus Travel Guide Lodged between Asia and Europe, the Caucasus is truly in the confluence of East and West. It stands at the crossroads of the two continents and thus is a compelling blend of European and Asian cultures and heritage, packed full of stunning, natural landscapes that can rival that of neighboring Central Asia […]

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Best Black Friday Travel Deals 2016

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Black Friday is here! There’s no better time to start planning your travels for next year than now! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are not just the best time of the year to score travel gear, but also flights, accommodation and tours. These days, almost every travel company is offering exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]

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Best Travel Gifts for 2016

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Does it seem like Christmas is coming even earlier this year? Well you’re probably not alone in trying to come up with gift inspiration! But here’s some ideas for the best travel gifts to give this year. If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for friends and family who love to travel, I’ve compiled the perfect […]

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Armenia Travel: The Best Places to Explore

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We’ve all heard of Armenia or have Armenian friends, yet most of us know nothing about this Caucasus country. In case you too are clueless about it, Armenia is an Eurasian country located  in the Caucasus region between Europe and Asia. It is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, […]

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Black Friday 2016: Amazon Travel Deals

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With just one week to go Amazon announced that their Black Friday Week Sale will start today, Friday November 18 through Friday, November 25 with new deals added as often as every five minutes for eight straight days. Customers will have access to 10 coveted Deals of the Day starting at midnight on Thanksgiving, and […]

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