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My Bucket List

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Every other year, I update my bucket list to cross off items that I’ve done and add in new items that have appeared on my travel radar. Some people say travel isn’t about ticking off lists, but I like to see travel as a challenge and a form of self-improvement. Keeping track of places I’ve […]

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2016: My Year in Photos

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A Look at my 2016 Photos At the end of each year, I always make it a point to write a post about the places I’ve been to as a way to reflect and look back. 2016 has been a crazy year of travel for me as I traveled to 21 countries (16 are new […]

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10 of My Favorite Places in the World


This Adventure Travel Blogger’s Favorite Places in the World Of all the questions I get asked as an adventure travel blogger, this is probably the most popular one:  “What’s your favorite place in the world?” For me, it’s also the hardest question to answer. Having traveled to 106 countries (and counting…), I’ve had my fair […]

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10 of the Most Expensive Travel Destinations


While visiting the cheapest countries in the world is an easy (and budget friendly) choice, it might be harder to come up with the motivation (and funds) to visit the countries on this list. These 10 most expensive travel destinations in the world are certainly pricey (according to the Cost of Living Index) but their natural […]

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10 of the Cheapest Countries to Travel

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Don’t let a small budget keep you from seeing the world. Some of the most interesting places in the world are also amongst the cheapest countries to travel to. In fact, spending time in one of these countries as a tourist could be even cheaper than staying at home – especially if you try to […]

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10 of My Favorite Winter Experiences


Favorite Winter Experiences While writing my previous post on polar travel, memories of my epic winter trips came flooding in. I recall the time I sat on the snow in Antarctica and watched one penguin after another waddle past me. That time I looked a polar bear in the eye when it was just a few […]

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10 Countries that Contribute the Most to the World

countries that contribute most to the world

The latest country-ranking index doesn’t measure GDP or even national happiness. Instead, the Good Country Index (GCI) ranks countries based on how much they do for others on the planet. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and 35 other international organisations, each nation is judged on how much it contributes to the common good of […]

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10 Places to See Before They Disappear

10 places to see before they disappear

The world is a beautiful place and it’s packed with a string of incredible natural attractions. Sadly, climate change and human activities are causing many of these places to disappear. Scientists are raising concerns that climate change is affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, islands, and glaciers, leading to potentially drastic changes. Places to see Before they Disappear We’ve put […]

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10 Emerging Destinations For 2016

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2016 Emerging Destinations Now that 2016 is almost here, it’s about time to start planning for some adventures in the new year. Do you already have some places in mind? We’ve already got some exciting travels planned for the new year and we can’t wait to explore! 2016 looks set to be another power-packed year of […]

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2015: My Year in Photos

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At the end of each year, I always make it a point to write a post about the places I’ve been to over the year as a way to look back at the miles I’ve traveled and reflect on the lessons I’ve learned. 2015 has been a very special year for me: Alberto and I welcomed […]

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30 Christmas Gift Ideas For Travelers 2015

Christmas gift ideas for travelers

Sometimes Christmas gift list writing can be as overwhelming as the shopping for gifts itself! If you are unsure what you want, and what to get your traveling friends, this gift list can be a perfect jumping off point for thoughtful, helpful, and fun gifts for anyone with wanderlust. Even easier – you don’t have […]

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10 Least Visited Countries in the World

10 least visited countries in the world

A look at the world’s least visited countries When it comes to tourism, a few countries get most of the fame. France, Spain, and Italy are some of them, topping the list of the most visited countries in the world year after year. It’s high time to share a bit of the limelight with less visited […]

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12 of the Coolest Passport Stamps Around the World

12 of the coolest passport stamps

Finding the World’s Coolest Passport Stamps While flipping through my passport recently, all these memories just came flooding back. I suddenly remembered how the customs officer got us to skip the long line at the Bolivian-Argentinean border, the days I spent waiting outside the Uzbekistan embassy begging for a tourist visa, the fun little outhouse in […]

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10 Most Visited Countries in the World 2015

10 most visited countries in the world

Most Visited Countries in the World 2015 ourism is a major industry in many parts of the world and it’s changing many people’s life — for the better. In some of the most visited countries in the world, the tourism industry plays an enormous part and supports a big population. Thankfully, worldwide tourism is on the […]

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7 Lesser Known Historical Wonders Around the World


hen we think about historical wonders, the world renown ones like the Great Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China naturally come to mind. But historical wonders are not limited to these well known attractions only. There are so many others out there that are equally – or even more – impressive […]

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