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Drone Video of Sierra Nevada, Spain

Our First Drone Video! Have you ever seen your backyard from the air? Curious to see ours, we recently used our new Xiaomi drone to capture aerial footage from the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, just an hour’s drive from our home base in Granada, Spain. Sierra Nevada, which means “snowy mountain range” in Spanish, is […]

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World Nomad Games in Photos

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The 2016 World Nomad Games in Photos “If Genghis Khan were alive, he’d want to be here,” the host at the World Nomad Games 2016’s opening ceremony announced as fireworks lit up the skies. Indeed, Genghis would have been proud to be at the World Nomad Games. Held from 3 to 8 September on the […]

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A Career in Travel Blogging — My Secrets to Success

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Want to pursue a career in travel blogging? Read my post on how to start a travel blog before learning my secret tips on how to grow your travel blog and turn it into a business. In 2008, I started this travel blog. Then in 2010, I took the plunge and became a full-time travel […]

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Exploring Eco Tourism Destinations in West Africa

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Want to go local and contribute to local communities in West Africa? Here are some eco tourism destinations in West Africa that are well worth visiting. West Africa  is the stuff of dreams. It’s packed with long-standing slavery history, remote and untouched landscapes, world-renown music traditions, and intriguing voodoo culture. But it’s also the world’s poorest […]

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World Nomad Games — A Festival of Yurts, Horse Races and Eagle Hunts


Welcome to the World Nomad Games 2016! I’ve come to Kyrgyzstan to attend and experience the World Nomad Games, a celebration of nomadic culture through sports and traditional art, song and dance. On the shores of Lake Issy Kol in Kyrgyzstan, flaming horsemen gallop alongside women dressed in multi-coloured traditional costumes, while men wearing tall […]

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10 of My Favorite Places in the World


This Adventure Travel Blogger’s Favorite Places in the World Of all the questions I get asked as an adventure travel blogger, this is probably the most popular one:  “What’s your favorite place in the world?” For me, it’s also the hardest question to answer. Having traveled to 106 countries (and counting…), I’ve had my fair […]

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The Faroe Islands Travel Guide

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Faroe Islands Travel Guide In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliff faces jut out from the sea, piercing into the sky like giant daggers. Sea stacks, craggy bird cliffs and black sandy beaches dot the coast, while steep snowcapped mountains stretch across the length of the islands. […]

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On the Puffin Trail — Mykines, Faroe Islands

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I hold my breathe and keep still. The wind is howling and whipping at my face, which has turned red from the wind and sun. My nose is wet and numb from the cold, but I don’t care. A puffin is standing before me, burrowing into the hole on the steep slope. Another one joins […]

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My Personal Journey: How I Created a Life of Travel

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Create a Life of Travel – My Story Next week marks the 13-year anniversary of the day I left Singapore. Whoa! I can’t believe it’s been this long. In that time, I’ve lived in four countries, and traveled to more than 100 countries across all seven continents. I’ve taken on a total of five jobs […]

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Why You Should Travel Malaysia

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Why you should travel Malaysia Lush and wild, Malaysia is a hodgepodge of vast unexplored jungles teeming with wildlife castaway beaches, coral reefs, and monstrous mountains waiting to be climbed. While the cities host vibrant districts, colonial architecture, and traditional strongholds of different ethnicities and religions: the country’s hinterland is home to granite peaks, remote […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

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Marooned just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a Nordic island nation that’s barely three hours away from London by plane – and yet anchored within its own world of raw and untouched wildernesss. Volcanically and geologically active, the country is a land of extremities. Its coastlines are fringed with ragged fjords, its interior is […]

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Hit the Trail: 10 Best Treks in the World


Best Treks in the World – A Spectacular Top 10 The best treks in the world are no walks in the park, but they’re sure to challenge you physically and mentally, stretching your limit and amplifying your view of a country. If you have a deep yearning to go deep into the backroads of a […]

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Traveling Jamaica with Kids: Why the Island is Perfect for Families

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For the longest time, Alberto and I dreamt of visiting Jamaica. He’s always been a reggae fan, and I’ve wanted to be a Rastafarian hippie and grow dreadlocks since high school. On one of our first dates, we danced to Bob Marley’s music in a bar and talked about going to Jamaica someday. Fast forward […]

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10 of the Most Expensive Travel Destinations


While visiting the cheapest countries in the world is an easy (and budget friendly) choice, it might be harder to come up with the motivation (and funds) to visit the countries on this list. These 10 most expensive travel destinations in the world are certainly pricey (according to the Cost of Living Index) but their natural […]

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