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Palm Springs: A Quirky Oasis in the Desert

Palm Springs

On our recent trip to California, we made Palm Springs our first stop, eager to explore the desert and bask in the Californian sunshine. Traveling from the cold sub-zero temperatures of Norway, we were warmly welcomed by the balmy, desert air of Palm Springs. Needless to say, even Baby Kaleya loved the transition. Right upon arrival, we threw off our […]

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The Perfect Winter Break in Oslo

winter break in Oslo

My first visit to Oslo was almost eight years ago. I fell in love with the edgy yet down-to-earth capital of Norway and have made it a point to return every other year. These days, it’s still as edgy and down-to-earth, but even more vibrant than before. It’s relatively small for a capital city but […]

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Street Art in Cyprus

Unlock Cyprus

As you probably know by now, I’m a fan of street art. I love tracking down street art around the world.  There’s just something about these urban art that makes you think. In recent years, street art has evolved into something more than just graffiti. It’s now a revered form of urban art that’s now appearing on the […]

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Winter in Cyprus: How It’s Like

winter in Cyprus

When planning our recent trip to Cyprus, we were a bit hesitant about traveling in winter. We knew winter in Cyprus would be warmer than elsewhere in Europe, but we weren’t quite sure if it would be the best time to visit. Would it be cold and gloomy? Or would restaurants and hotels be closed […]

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33 Photos of Cyprus that Show It’s More Than Just a Beach Destination

Photos of Cyprus

Cyprus is known to many as a sun-kissed beach destination — but few of us know its history or culture. Armed with a curiosity to learn about this island, we headed to Cyprus last week to find out what this country is all about. As it turned out, Cyprus is far more than just a summer destination. It […]

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How Will Cuba Change?

how will Cuba change?

With the recent strengthening of ties between the US and Cuba, many are questioning if the time-warped nation will ultimately lose its charm. We check in with the Cubans to find out. Since the US trade embargo was implemented almost 50 years ago, Cuba has been kept in a 1950s time warp, isolating it from […]

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

PHOTOS OF HAVANA

  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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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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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

AN ACTIVE WEEKEND IN LATVIA

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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Hiking and Biking in Kemeri National Park, Latvia

vast sea of mosses, brown pools, and lakes spread out before me. Besides my guide and I, there is no one else in sight. From this top of the watch tower, I can see the Kemeri bog running for miles on end, fringed by green pine tree forests in the far distance. The sun sparkles from beyond, …

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Scuba Diving in the Maldives

Scuba diving Maldives

s we descend into the depths of the Indian Ocean, the strong waves and whipping winds are replaced by clear-as-glass water and a kaleidoscope of colors. Marine life of all sizes and characteristics surround us. My dive instructor and I slowly make our way through the sprawling coral gardens, amidst hundreds of different fishes and corals. […]

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Video: Dolphin Watching in Maldives

dolphins in maldives

rom somewhere in the depths of the indigo water comes a splash and a squeal. A small fin pokes above the surface followed by the whip of a tail. It’s a dolphin. Just meters away from our traditional dhoni boat. Seconds later, it resurfaces. But this time it’s joined by another dolphin.. and another…and another… By now, […]

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