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Chinese New Year in Singapore: A Festival of Traditions

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For those celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore, here is a guide on the traditions and practices of the festive season. In the oriental world, the year has only just begun. We’re currently in Singapore, ringing in the Year of the Rooster with my family and friends. Chinese New Year is one of the most important […]

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Issyk Kul: Kyrgyzstan’s Lake District

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Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan Wispy clouds hang low¬†over the choppy dark indigo waters as the howling winds create ripples on the water surface. Backdropped by tall and mighty Tien Shan mountains,¬†the water stretches into the horizon, far beyond where the eye can see. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this was a sea. […]

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Travel in the Caucasus: My Impression of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

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Greetings from Baku, Azerbaijan! It’s been a while since I last wrote a brief update from the road, I thought it’s about time to update you guys on my adventures. I’m currently writing to you from the Caucasus, where I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks. The Caucasus is an intriguing region of Eurasia that’s affordable, […]

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On the Puffin Trail — Mykines, Faroe Islands

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I hold my breathe and keep still. The wind is howling and whipping at my face, which has turned red from the wind and sun. My nose is wet and numb from the cold, but I don’t care. A puffin is standing before me, burrowing into the hole on the steep slope. Another one joins […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

Guide to Iceland

Marooned just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a Nordic island nation that’s barely three hours away from London by plane – and yet anchored within its own world of raw and untouched wildernesss. Volcanically and geologically active, the country is a land of extremities. Its coastlines are fringed with ragged fjords, its interior is […]

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Visiting My 100th Country: Taiwan

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100 countries. I never thought I would make it this far. Considering the fact that there are 197 countries in the world, 100 seems like a small number – just over half of the total number of countries in the world – but it’s taken me 13 years of pretty intensive travels to reach 100 countries. […]

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40 Photos of Cape Verde that Will Make You Want to Go There Now

Photos of Cape Verde

40 Photos of Cape Verde that will make you want to go there now Not many people have heard of Cape Verde.  Since reading about it in a magazine a few years ago, I’ve been absolutely intrigued by it. How did a small archipelago nation with so little natural resources become one of the most […]

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Palm Springs: A Quirky Oasis in the Desert

Quirky Palm Springs

Quirky Palm Springs On our recent trip to California, we made quirky Palm Springs our first stop. We were eager to explore the desert and bask in the Californian sunshine. Traveling from the cold sub-zero temperatures of Norway, we were warmly welcomed by the balmy, desert air of Palm Springs. Needless to say, even Baby Kaleya loved the transition. […]

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The Perfect Winter Break in Oslo

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Winter Break In Oslo – Visiting the Norwegian Capital My first visit to Oslo was almost eight years ago. I fell in love with the edgy yet down-to-earth capital of Norway and have made it a point to return every other year. These days, it’s still as edgy and down-to-earth, but even more vibrant than […]

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33 Photos of Cyprus that Show It’s More Than Just a Beach Destination

Photos of Cyprus

Cyprus is known to many as a sun-kissed beach destination — but few of us know its history or culture. Armed with a curiosity to learn about this island, we headed to Cyprus last week to find out what this country is all about. As it turned out, Cyprus is far more than just a summer destination. It […]

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An Active Weekend in Latvia: What to See and Do

AN ACTIVE WEEKEND IN LATVIA

Active Things to do in Latvia 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 […]

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Travel Setbacks: What to Do When Something Goes Wrong

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Dealing with Travel Setbacks After 12 years of traveling 90+ countries across all seven continents, I’ve picked up a trick or two when it comes to world travel and the travel setbacks that can come along. But it didn’t come easy. I’ve had to learn the ropes of traveling through these unfortunate travel mishaps. I’ve missed […]

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Hiking and Biking in Kemeri National Park, Latvia

Hiking and Biking Kemeri National Park vast sea of mosses, brown pools, and lakes spread out before me. Besides my guide and I, there is no one else in sight. From this top of the watch tower, I can see the Kemeri bog running for miles on end, fringed by green pine tree forests in the far […]

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Scuba Diving in the Maldives

Scuba diving Maldives

Experiencing Scuba Diving in the Maldives s we descend into the depths of the Indian Ocean, the strong waves and whipping winds are replaced by clear-as-glass water and a kaleidoscope of colors. Marine life of all sizes and characteristics surround us. My dive instructor and I slowly make our way through the sprawling coral gardens, amidst […]

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