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How to Deal With Travel Fatigue

We were in the blistering heat of Beijing, breathing in the smoggy air with a million other pedestrians, with our backpacks weighing us down, hopping from one hostel to another, struggling to keep up with our writing and magazine work. After traveling intensively for more than six months, being sick a few times, and even […]

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Heaven on Earth: Myanmar’s Inle Lake

Fishermen on Inle Lake

t’s 7am and the sun’s rays are pouring into our wooden stilt bungalow. I open the windows and hypnotic sounds of prayers flood in from the near distance. Every morning at exactly this hour, the Inthas recite their sermons in the Buddhist temple nearby. It’s become a daily ritual for me to rise to this beautiful […]

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20 Inspirational Travel Quotes

This is the first blog post by our new editorial intern, Elica Sue. Here’s a warm welcome to her! *** As a writer, every now and then, I stumble across quotes that make my heart race thinking about traversing the sea to far-flung places like Japan or Africa, or combing through Latin America to see […]

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Travel: Disappearing Act or Life Design?

This is the first guest post by our contributing editor, Candace Rose Rardon. Her writing is heartfelt and unpretentious – we love her writing and we’re glad to have her as a member of our wildjunket team. Welcome Candace! efore you disappear to India…” “Before you run away to India…” And from a certain British […]

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Following the Frankincense Trail in Oman

Deep in Oman’s Dhofar region lies the ancient capital of Arabia’s perfume trade route. We go on the frankincense trail and trace back thousands of years of history… by Sarah Lee | A preview of WildJunket Magazine February/March 2012 y eyes grew heavy and my head swirled as I tried to reconcile my senses. My nose tingled, tantalized by a series of fragrances while […]

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Photoblog: Celebrating the Lights Festival in Bangkok

Bangkok Chao Praya River restaurant

Shrouded in a golden glow, Bangkok seemingly puts on a glamorous coat and a mystical air by night. Starkly contrasting with its usual daytime chaos, the city represents a whole different world come sunset: its golden temples shimmer in gold and its river banks calm and tranquil. Floating along …

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5 Types of Holistic Retreats

Yoga retreat in Bali

// Travel has somewhat evolved in recent years: from conventional backpacking to green travel to these days, holistic retreats. Healthy living has become a trend in the last decade, and more travelers are now putting emphasis on their spiritual and psychological wellbeing. Whether you are a stressed-up blue-collar workaholic or a long-term spiritual traveler, holistic […]

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Tibet in Exile: Dharamsala, India

town of Dhramsala, India

As our bus crawled into the misty highlands of Dharamsala, we felt like we had left India behind. The humid heat and raucous chaos were all gone, only to be replaced by cool mountain air and calm serenity. Tibetan monks stroll languidly through the town’s narrow alleys. Since …

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A Pictorial Tour of China’s Hidden Gems


// While contemplating a trip to China this November, I’m browsing through websites to seek out rural, secret parts of China that are largely unexplored. Although it’s almost impossible to find such places these days – considering how tourism has taken over our world – there are definitely still some stunning, isolated spots to be discovered. Here’s […]

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Faces of Rajasthan, India

A lady in Thar Desert

“The colors of Rajasthan never fail to captivate,” a local man once told me. A region blanketed with bright tie-dyed saris, mirror-studded cloths and artful patchworks, Rajasthan epitomizes India at its most exotic. Besides the extravagant palaces, temples and forts, the people of Rajasthan have also given it a …

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Photoblog: Seeing Istanbul Through A Kaleidoscope


// Istanbul is a city of superlatives: blinding lights, traffic noises and flashy sights amplify your senses, while the kaleidoscope of colors and aroma hypnotize you into a trance. Spanning across Europe and Asia, the metropolis is power-packed with distinctive cultures and flavors. Stepping foot on Istanbul for the second stop, I noticed how rapidly […]

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Waimea Canyon: The Grand Canyon of the Pacific


While I take a pause from documenting my journey through Turkey and the Balkans, we’ll hop to the other end of the world – the exotic isles of Hawaii – with today’s guest writer. This week’s sponsored post is written by Jake Garrett from The Villas at Poipu Kai. Painting a gorgeous picture …

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Top 6 Scenic River Rides


// Gliding through calm waters, past dramatic landscapes and spectacular scenery, river rides can sometimes be the highlight of a journey. Like they say, the voyage is often more important than the destination. Millions of travelers come from all over the world just to experience riding along its waters and capturing the moments on the […]

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Cappadocia: Land of Fairy Chimneys and Cave Cities


// The sun is melting over the red-rose valleys in the distance. Ahead of me, whimsical fairy chimneys and cave churches  poke out sharply into the vermillion skies. The undulating slopes, meandering valleys and bizarre rock formations are all washed in a shade of orange. A land I could imagine hobbits and genies roaming in […]

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My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

Bedouin tents

// A big thanks to Angela at Travel Calling and Keith from Velvet Escape for nominating me in TripBase’s “3 Best Kept Secrets” tag. The aim of this campaign is to unite travel bloggers in a joint endeavor – to create an amazing list of top travel recommendations across the globe to share with the […]

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