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The World’s Happiest Countries – Do You Agree?

Copenhagen, Denmark

Since we’re on the subject of happiness, I’d like to share this interesting list of the happiest countries around the world compiled by the World Happiness Report. Every year, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network conducts a 156-nation survey and rank the happiest countries around the globe based on aspects such as healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life [...]

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2013: Our Year in Photos

Sleeping in an igloo in Switzerland

It’s that time of the year again — a time to stop, look back and reflect. 2013 has been a year full of milestones, of opportunities and of personal achievements for me. I published my first book, kept WildJunket Magazine going, became an aunt and celebrated our fifth blogiversary. Most importantly, this year I finally [...]

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Where is Home?

In an inspiring TED talk by the famous Pico Iyer about the concept of home, he said, ““Where you come from now is much less important than where you’re going… And home, we know, is not just the place where you happen to be born. It’s the place where you become yourself.” His words truly resonated [...]

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How Travel Changed My Life

The Old Me

Twenty years ago, if you’d told me I would be jumping out of planes and climbing active volcanoes today, I would have laughed. In fact, the old me was far from an adventurer. You see, I grew up a shy and timid girl in Singapore, where creativity and social skills were always secondary to academic excellence. I [...]

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Fjords, Valleys and Waterfalls: Norway In A Nutshell

At Myrdal station

Frozen lakes, dark green pines, and white-and-red Scandinavian farmhouses flank both sides of the railway as we swoosh through the white snow on our modern-day polar express. We’re climbing higher and higher into the mountains and the slopes are plunging into the endless depth. As I peer down and look beneath the tracks, my head spins slightly. It’s easy to get [...]

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10 Cities with Spectacular Views from Above

London Cable Car

When it comes to exploring a new city, most people opt for grabbing a map and donning a sturdy pair of walking boots. But by far the best way to get your bearings (and some pretty epic photos) is by taking to the air. London is the latest city to add a cable car to [...]

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10 Most Dangerous Places to Travel

Rio de Janeiro by night

When travelling, danger comes packaged in a myriad of ways: copious amounts of poisonous snakes, an unfriendly militia, or sky-high crime rates. Maybe you’re looking for an adrenaline rush – or maybe you just want to know which places to avoid when booking your next vacation. Either way, we’ve put together a list of the [...]

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World’s Most Remote Places

This is the first post from our new editorial intern Kenza Moller. Here’s a warm welcome to her! *** For many, traveling is the ultimate way to escape from the bustle of cities and disconnect from the world. Work and daily life can be so overwhelming for some people that the only way to leave [...]

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Spain Wins Euro 2012 – As Seen on the Streets of Granada

At the main square of Puerta Real

Just last night, tens of thousands of people transformed downtown Granada into a sea of red and yellow, flooding the boulevards with their national flags, after the Spanish national football team won the European Championship 2012. This was Spain’s second consecutive European championship in a row, along with the 2010 World Cup. No team has [...]

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10 Artistic Cities Around the World

Vatican Museum

Marble sculptures, Renaissance paintings, urban street art. The world’s most artistic cities know no boundaries when it comes to teasing your creative senses. So for those seeking an aesthetically pleasing and museum-filled getaway, this list is for you. 1. Rome, Italy The Vatican Museum alone earns Rome its place on any artistic list. With galleries [...]

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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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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Destinations for 2012

2012 is quickly approaching and it’s time to start planning for the new year. With the Olympics and other events happening around the world, 2012 promises to be an extraordinary year for many of us. In 2011, we saw many off-the-radar destinations emerging in the travel scene, such as Zimbabwe and Ukraine. In the new year, major sporting, cultural and …

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Street Foods Around the World

Ask any traveling foodie about memorable times on the road, and you’re bound to be regaled with stories of the delicious (and sometimes unusual) street foods they’ve encountered along the way. In many countries, street foods are the ultimate option for quick, inexpensive, and flavorful meals, and according to some studies, account for up to [...]

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World’s Most Unearthly Landscapes

Eerie, dramatic and enigmatic: certain landscapes on Earth can be so unworldly, they’re reminscent of scenes from outer space. Many of these hotspots have been sculpted by the hands of Mother Nature, moulded into intriguing destinations that have captivated the imagination of modern-day travelers. While space travel still seems to …

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Photoblog: Carnival Celebrations All Around the World

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// It’s that time of the year again! Flamboyant costumes, larger-than-life parades and colorful street parties: Carnival is an annual festive season celebrated in various corners of the world. What started out as a Roman Catholic festival is now a massive party. One of my favorite events of the year (next to Christmas), the Carnival [...]

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