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Announcing the Launch of my Facebook Marketing Course

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I’ve been working on a secret project for six months now and today I’m extremely excited to finally share the news with you! Today is the launch of my new Facebook marketing course: the Complete Facebook Marketing Course. The course has been created in collaboration with Travel Blog Success, the biggest travel blogging academy in […]

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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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Retracing Slavery in Ghana

Retracing slavery in Ghana

Retracing Slavery in Ghana Crumbling colonial buildings and half-built concrete blocks jostle for space alongside congested and pockmarked sidewalks. Corrugated-roofed slums and hundreds of fishing boats dot the rubbish-strewn beach. The choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean slam against the rocky coastline where centuries-old slave forts still stand today. Jamestown, the oldest and poorest area […]

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Staying at the Hotel of Ice in Romania

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A Stay at the Hotel of Ice in Romania There is complete silence except for the occasional mountain wind blowing or ravens circling overhead. It’s like Narnia out here! Frozen icicles hang from granite rock cliffs, the light bouncing off the snow is blinding me, and the sounds of ravens flying above are echoing through the […]

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Our Family Trip to Lake Tahoe Captured by Flytographer

Lake Tahoe with Flytographer

As you can tell from this blog, we love taking photos when we travel. We’ve shot photos from all over the world – from Antarctica to Zimbabwe – but we’re embarrassed to admit that there are barely any decent photos of us together. Since Baby Kaleya came into our lives, it’s become even more important to […]

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Why You Should Hire Local Guides When Traveling

As an independent traveler, I like to experience each place on my own, in the most personalized and unique way. By traveling independently, I avoid hordes of tourists, whistle-stop sightseeing, and generic itineraries. This is easy when traveling to countries with a well-traveled tourist trail, but I love to get off the beaten track and have […]

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The Perfect Gift for Map Lovers (And a Giveaway!)

World map giveaway

I have a thing for world maps. I am so obsessed with maps that I’ve filled my house with maps of different sizes, designs and patterns. Our baby’s nursery is littered with globes and atlas, and an entire wall in our study room is dedicated to a world map marked with the places we’ve been. I even […]

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Gear Review: ImiKas Money Belt

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etting pickpocketed is no fun – I would know, I’ve had my passport stolen right out of my bag before. Due to a stroke of luck, I was able to recover my passport within a few minutes, but had I not been so lucky, I would have had a truly scarring situation on my hands. […]

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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. Perfect for a Maldives Photo Gallery. 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 […]

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Staying in An Overwater Bungalow in Maldives — What It’s Like

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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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Capella Singapore: A Retreat Away from the Urban Jungle

A retreat at Capella

ingapore is a special place for me. It’s where I was born and raised, and where I spent almost 20 years of my life. Regardless of how much time I’ve been away, Singapore is and always will be my home. Every time I go back, there’s always something new to explore — be it a […]

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10 Best Travel Apps to Download for Your Next Trip

10 best travel apps

s travelers, it’s important to keep track of everything that goes on when we plan our trips: from the moment the idea to board a plane sparks to the minute we touch down, we want everything to run smoothly. Whether it does run smoothly is another story entirely, but because technology almost always seems to […]

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Gear Review: The Daily Adventure Bag, KP Sling

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y travels keep me outdoors for hours on end, and I’ve never had a day pack I could trust to be light enough to carry all day, but sturdy enough to protect my valuables. During my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I hated lugging around a giant daypack to carry my camera, phone, and valuables. After being […]

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Why Taking a Tour is Not Such a Bad Idea

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Before starting this blog, I had never been on an all-encompassed group tour. I was a travel snob who loved independent travel and hated the idea of whistle-stop tours. Back then, I thought of tours as hoards of tourists cramped into a big coach, hopping on and off at typical sightseeing spots, and eating at […]

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