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Highlights of Gambia: from River Safaris to Fishing Villages

Mandina Lodge

I recently returned from a short jaunt to the Gambia with vivid memories of West Africa and very new perspectives of the region. The Gambia Experience gave me a taste of what West Africa has to offer — but it definitely left me with the urge and curiosity to explore more of the region. From the inland [...]

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5 Great Adventure Destinations for a Winter Escape

Paragliding in Cape Town

Winter’s quickly creeping up on us (in the northern hemisphere), and it’s about time to start planning where we’re off to this winter. Whether you’re planning to get active or simply enjoy the winter sun, we’ve come up with a short list of great places to spend the end of the year. Cape Town, South Africa [...]

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Disconnecting from Technology and Why You Should

Working on the go in Africa

Last November, I went on an overland camping trip in Southern Africa with the main purpose of visiting Namibia and Botswana, places I’d always been intrigued in. But what I got out of the trip was a lot more than just phenomenal sights, lifelong friends, and fantastic travel memories — I was also plunged deep [...]

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Mauritius from Above: Flying over the North Coast on a Seaplane

Heart-shaped islets off the coast

With miles and miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches and acres of greenery, Mauritius is definitely best seen from the skies. Exploring on land and by boat may give good perspectives of the island, but only by taking to the skies can you fully get a grasp of the island’s geography. On our recent trip to [...]

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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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Our Next Adventure: Getting Active in Mauritius

Beautiful beaches

After spending the past few weeks at our home base Granada, Spain, we’re now all geared up to hit the road again. Next week, we will be off to Mauritius with Mauritius Tourism with a group of 14 bloggers, writers, and videographers from Europe, Canada, China and South Africa. For those who are wondering where it is, Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian [...]

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Photoblog: Maui At A Glance

At the summit of Haleakala Crater

Big swells, long beaches, tanned surfer dudes and hula girls: that was how I had imagined Hawaii to be. I had always thought Maui was all about beaches, beaches, and more beaches. But I couldn’t be more wrong. We’ve just returned from an action-packed week in Maui, and my perspectives of Hawaii have completely changed. Granted, there [...]

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An Instagram Photo Tour of St Vincent and the Grenadines

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The sun is setting and showering the whole area in sparkling gold as I dive into the warm Atlantic Ocean. The coconut trees on the white pearly beach are swaying, while soft reggae music play gently in the background. As the locals like to say, “We’re on Caribbean time, man.” We’re on Young Island, a [...]

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Liming On the Caribbean Island of St Kitts

From the religious enclaves of Israel, we’ve flown over oceans and continents to the Caribbean island of St Kitts – where time seems to have slowed down to a leisurely pace. Every where on the island, the warm breeze blows and the sound of lapping waves echo from the distance, people saunter on the beach [...]

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Down to Baja California

Mountains surrounding Loreto

**Our teammate Elica Sue is representing us on a press trip in Baja California, Mexico. We’ve heard so many people rave about the region and can’t wait to hear all about it. Meanwhile, she’s sharing with us her itinerary here, stay tuned here or follow her live coverage on our Twitter stream.** As the summer [...]

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Diving into Paradise: Florida’s Secret Isle

View from above

The pearly white beach is empty, except for our footprints in the sand. A regal 19th-century fortress stands behind us, but apart from that, we are completely surrounded by sparkling, spearmint blue water. Alberto and I hold hands and smile at each other. It’s almost as if we’re on a private island, in the middle [...]

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Win a Luxe Membership and $100 worth of Amazon vouchers from Love Home Swap

Home swap in USA

*This giveaway has now ended. The winners will be notified individually. Thanks for participating! Home exchange is revolutionising the way we travel, so we’ve teamed up with Love Home Swap to offer you the chance to win one of three Luxe memberships to the service, worth $299 each.  The first winner to be chosen will also [...]

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Our Home for the Week: Beach Bungalow at Dumaguete, Philippines

For the past week, our days consisted of diving in the mornings, swinging in a hammock in the afternoons and working hard on our laptops while sipping sundowners by night. We had found the perfect setting for our location independent lifestyle: Dumaguete on Negros island lies miles away from the tourist trail. Besides quiet beaches, [...]

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Experiencing London Like A Local

Since my last experience staying in a short-term apartment rental in Madrid, I’d been hooked – hooked on the conveniences of an apartment, the freedom and space, and most of all, the ability to experience the city like a local. On a recent trip to London, Roomorama gave me a chance to test out one of their vacation home rentals and although there [...]

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10 Most Visited Countries in the World

// Wondering which countries are the most popular travel destinations? Each year, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) compiles a list of the most visited countries according to the number of international tourist arrivals for every country. In the last three years, European destinations like France, Spain and Italy have been leading the list, but China surpassed Spain and [...]

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