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An Active Weekend in Latvia: What to See and Do


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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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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Tripverse — Travel Planning Made Easy


ou probably know I’m quite a geek when it comes to travel technology and I love testing out smart new tools and sharing them with you here. Today I’m here to introduce to you another smart and fun travel tool that’s going to make trip planning a whole lot easier. TripVerse is an offline-readable travel plan viewer that allows […]

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Living with Nomads in Mongolia

Our guide Amaraa scooping up airag

olooo!” Cheers! We clink glasses, and gulp down yet another round of airag, local Mongolian firewater prepared by our host. It’s barely 10am and we’re downing alcohol strong enough to knock us out for the rest of the day. It’s rude to reject their kind offer though, so I glug down the feisty-tasting liquor and pray […]

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Tracking Wild Elephants in Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka

An adult elephant protecting a baby elephant

Atop an open-roofed jeep, we bounced across the muddy floodplains like a group of explorers out on a mission. Indeed, we were on a mission: to find Asian elephants in the wild. I had seen wild elephants many times but never in Asia — and being a wildlife buff, it was about time to set things straight. As […]

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Splish Splash: Aqua Trekking in Costa Brava

Jumping off cliffs

With my hands across my chest, I take a leap into the shallow waters beneath me. It’s a 5m drop, nothing quite as intimidating as the heights I’d experienced while canyoning, but being the wimp that I am, I’m still slightly nervous. Carlos looks at me and gives me a reassuring nod. Within seconds, I emerge […]

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Summer in Costa Brava: Exploring Secret Coves, Beaches and Trails


Pardon me for a week of silence! We took last week off from work to treat ourselves to a holiday in Costa Brava. Many people think that I’m on a perpetual holiday since I’m constantly traveling — but few know how much work I put in and how exhausting it is to be on the road […]

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A Quick Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago

Trail markers on the Camino

As a well-known long-distance trek, the Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimage routes running across Europe, all leading to the city of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. Retracing its origins to the 9th century, Camino de Santiago, also known as “The Way of Saint James”, was an important pilgrimage route for the Christians. The Christian apostle Saint James […]

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Skydiving Gold Coast — Plunging Off at 12,000 Feet Above Ground

Preparing to take off

“Are you ready?” David, my skydive master from Gold Coast Skydive, shouts from behind me amidst the strong winds and the roaring engine. I’m sitting at the ledge of the plane’s opened door, about to jump from 12,000 feet above the ground. Looking down at the earth far beneath my feet, my head spins deliriously and my heart races faster than […]

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The Lelioa Trek: Going Backcountry in Papua New Guinea

The ridges and rias of Tufi

The air is hot and steamy, and I’m completely drenched in sweat. It rained the day before and the trail is still muddy and slippery. There’s actually no trail to speak of, we are literally bashing our way through the thick vegetation that is sprouting in all directions. I am here on the Lelioa Trek, […]

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A Polar Plunge on Deception Island, Antarctica

the first brave soul to enter the water

Despite the chilly wind and -4 degrees Celsius temperature, I’m standing out in the open, with nothing but my bikini on. I’ve peeled off my parka, fleece, hat, socks and boots, and I’m bare feet on the black volcanic sand on Deception Island. Without much time to hesitate, I dive into the freezing waters hand-in-hand […]

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Highlights of Mauritius: from Islands to Mountains

Flying over Mauritius

We’ve just left Mauritius after spending a week island-hopping and exploring the beaches and jungles of the island. From the west highlands of Chamarel to the eastern shore of Pointe d’Esny and the northern coast of Grand Baie, we traversed the island in search of unusual experiences. And although we didn’t find quite as many adventures as we wanted to, we still had a […]

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Photo Essay: Mauritius at First Glance

Le Morn Mountain in the distance

We arrived in Mauritius this morning just as the sun poked its brash, cheeky head above the horizon. It was a new beginning of the day and an indication of the time we had ahead of us on this beautiful island nation. Our schedule in Mauritius has been busy and intense, packed to the brim […]

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors in West Sweden’s Lake District, Dalsland

Endless greenery in Dalsland

Swathed in acres of untouched forests and endless lakes, the province of Dalsland is a vast wilderness area that sprawls across the inland region of West Sweden. Known as Sweden’s lake district, Dalsland is covered with more lakes than almost any other Swedish province. It’s also home to the famous Dalsland Canal, a massive waterway that connects a labyrinth of large […]

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