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Reminiscing about Myanmar… and a Free Trip to Give Away!

Yangon

**This contest has now ended.** Of all the countries we’ve been, Myanmar has always been my favorite country in Asia. Burma captivates with its Buddhist pagodas, pious monks, chaotic streets, and outstanding landscapes. From the shimmering Shwedagon Paya in Yangon to the stupa-studded landscapes of Bagan and the poetic water world of Inle Lake, Myanmar is unlike anywhere else [...]

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Sailing Croatia in Review: the Highs and Lows

Sailing Croatia

During our three-week Balkans journey, we took the opportunity to visit Croatia, a country that we’d heard so much about but never got the chance to visit until now. And to explore the islands along the Dalmatian Coast, we booked ourselves on a sailing trip from Dubrovnik to Split with Busabout. With over 1,185 islands [...]

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Island-Hopping off Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast: from Dubrovnik to Split

Dubrovnik

For years, we’d been hearing about Croatia and the sparkling Dalmatian Coast. The Balkan country had always appealed to us, with the inviting Adriatic Sea, beautiful coastal towns, and cuisine with Mediterranean flair. This summer, while exploring the Balkans on a train journey with Eurail, we took the opportunity to visit Croatia. To explore the [...]

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West Sweden’s Islands, Beaches, and Seals: Sea Kayaking and Camping in Bohuslän

Our lunch stop at a deserted island

We can’t quite believe our luck. It’s sunny and warm, and there’s not a single cloud above our heads. Summer in Sweden isn’t usually this glorious but we’ve clearly hit the jackpot with the weather. Here on our own deserted island, we’re basking under the sun, enjoying some packed Swedish meatballs and salad that we’ve packed – along with several other basic [...]

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Photo Essay: Lakes, Islands, and Wild Forests of West Sweden

Nordic town of Lysekil

Greetings from Sweden! We are currently in the lake district of Dalsland in West Sweden, getting out and about in the vast lakes and endless pine forests. Over the week, we’ve had amazing experiences in different corners of the region — from kayaking and camping on our own island in the Bohuslän region and fishing for crabs in the shellfish capital of Grebbestad, [...]

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Camping in Australia’s Red Center – Part II: Exploring Kata Tjuta

Sunrise at Kata Tjuta

Dawn had come and go. Rising at 5am was well worth it: the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta proved to be spectacular. After seeing Kata Tjuta from atop the sand dunes, it was now time to see it up close and learn about the many stories behind it. Our young and energetic guide Nick claimed [...]

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Camping in the Red Center – Part I: Uluru and its Aboriginal Roots

sunrise at Uluru

Dawn had yet to arrive, but the sounds of the desert had awoken me. I opened my eyes to the sounds of birds chirping and dingoes howling in the distance. A sky full of stars sprawled before me, the Milky Way running its course overhead. I listened to the desert orchestra and smiled to myself, [...]

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Walking the Jesus Trail in #Israel – Part I

Hiking the Jesus Trail - near Kibbutz Lavi

A gravel path stretches before us, extending into the rolling hills and beyond into the dramatic Arbel Cliffs in the far distance. Green meadows sprinkled with red poppies and yellow daisies flank both sides of the path. Once and in a while, we’d stumble upon a herd of grazing cows or roaming horses. In the [...]

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Staying Afloat: The Power of The Dead Sea

Dead Sea from the high way

The Dead Sea got its name for a reason: it’s salty, deadly and it stands at the lowest point on earth (at 1,388 feet below sea level). This world famous salt lake has almost 33.7% salinity - so hypersaline that not a single species of animal can survive. But more importantly, it’s hypersalinity makes swimming in it akin to floating. [...]

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Photoblog: Scenes from the Holy City of Jerusalem

Western Wall and Dome of Rock

In Jerusalem, the smell of Christian incense mingle with the aroma of Muslim spices, while the sound of Koran prayers weave its way magically into the whispers of Jewish myths. It is several worlds merged into one: where Christians, Jews, and Muslims live side by side. In a city where three different religions co-exist, a [...]

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Travel Destinations for 2013

Sugarloaf Mountain

Now that we’ve apparently survived the end of the world on 21 December, it’s time to start planning for some adventure in 2013. Last year our list of best adventure destinations for 2012 saw the rising stars of several offbeat destinations like Cuba and Azerbaijan. With plenty of exciting events happening around the world, 2013 [...]

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How Technology Has Changed the Way We Travel

For someone who loves traveling, I’m not entirely good at it. I have no sense of direction, speak only two languages, and have a tendency to forget essential items (like passports and underwear) when packing my bags. Luckily for me, I have an internet connection at home, and even when I travel, my smartphone is [...]

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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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Top 10 iPhone Apps For Travelers

As 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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Our Packing list for a Round-the-World Trip

As we gear up for another extended trip through Africa, North America and Australia, we thought it about time to compile a detailed list of items that we are packing for our journey. It is easy to get overwhelmed especially when packing for a varied RTW trip that will bring you through different climates and occasions [...]

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