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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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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travelers

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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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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8 of My Favorite Sunsets Around the World

okavango delta sunset

There is something about seeing the sun go down that makes everything in sight look beautiful, calm and romantic. The beauty of the sun resting on the horizon of the ocean, mountains and skyscrapers is such a heart-warming moment. The ethereal beauty of the blood-red sun and the skyline brings out emotions that are both […]

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7 Off-Track Countries that Are Worth Checking Out

Tbilisi, Georgia

There are many well-known tourist destinations in the world, and they’re popular for good reason. But, imagine having incredible local experiences, lazing on world-class beaches, and exploring untouched terrain…with hardly a tourist in sight! Getting off the beaten path once in a while is something that every traveler should aim to do, the experiences you’ll […]

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Life on the Edge: The World’s Most Extreme Places

Pyongyang subway

Travel to me is about getting out of my comfort zone and exploring places that make me hold on to the edge of my seat. But these days, with travel getting more affordable and easily accessible, it’s getting harder and harder to find untouched destinations – places that remain relatively raw and untainted. That’s why […]

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World’s Friendliest Countries

The Golden Falls, Iceland

Each year, the World Economic Forum ranks 140 countries in order of their hospitality towards international travelers. The ranking is created based on the Forum’s newly-released Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, which gives scores on a scale from one to seven (one for ‘very unwelcome’ and seven for ‘very welcome’). An Executive Opinion Survey is distributed to […]

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Glamping Adventures: 5 Luxury Campsites Around the World

Grayling-Canvas-Cabin

Recently I’ve had the chance to experience glamping at a few luxury campsites and they completely changed my perspective of sleeping in the great outdoors. The concept of glamping is a combination of the words glamorous and camping. Sound a little like opposites? Think again. Getting down and dirty is no longer an essential part of camping. With […]

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World’s 10 Most Ethical Destinations 2014

Bahamas Orange Creek

While we’re on the topic of ethical travel, here’s an interesting list I’d like to share with you. Every year, the non-profit organization Ethical Traveler conducts a survey of developing nations — from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe — to identify the world’s best travel and tourism destinations. They choose the ten that are doing the most […]

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Street Art from Around the World

In the quirky Lapa district

n recent years, street art has evolved into something more than just graffiti. Renown artists like Banksy have helped bring awareness to street art, and cleared the cloud of mystery that used to revolve around it. What was once an act of vandalism is now a revered form of urban art that’s now appearing on the streets and walls of cities all around the […]

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10 of the Coolest Hotels We’ve Stayed At

A collage of the differnent treehouses at Treehotel

Thanks to this website and our magazine, we’ve had the chance to travel far and beyond, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe, North Korea to South Africa. Along the way, we’ve also been fortunate enough to stay at many extraordinary and outstanding hotels. These aren’t your conventional five-star hotel chain or backpacker hostel — you’ll be surprised by how creative and unusual some hotel owners/designers can be. […]

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Interesting Tribes from Around the World

A Huli wigman with face painting

During our travels, we’ve had the fortune of meeting numerous interesting tribes who live in isolated, remote corners of the world and have truly preserved their cultures and traditions. For certain places like Papua New Guinea, the intriguing tribal culture was what drew us to visit. As always, I believe it’s the people who make […]

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The World’s Happiest Countries – Do You Agree?

Copenhagen, Denmark

Since we’re on the subject of happiness, I’d like to share this interesting list of the happiest countries around the world compiled by the World Happiness Report. Every year, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network conducts a 156-nation survey and rank the happiest countries around the globe based on aspects such as healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life […]

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8 Things You Might Not Know about Bhutan

Building a strong identity

Since opening its doors to tourism in the 1970s, Bhutan has quickly risen to become one of the most talked-about country  in the world. So how did a small, isolated country of just under 800,000 people landlocked between the superpowers of India and China suddenly get so much attention’? I came to Bhutan to search for […]

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Our Bucket List 2014

With 2014  already upon us, we found ourselves drawing a mental list of places we want to visit in the new year. There’s Cuba – a country we’ve been wanting to visit but still haven’t had the chance to. There’s Brazil – again we missed Carnaval this year. Oh and Papua New Guinea… and the […]

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