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What you need to know before your summer trip to Mexico

Summer 2022 is approaching, and now that we've got the hang of safety measurements and procedures, we can safely start planning our next travel adventure. This year, many Americans are traveling south to Mexico, our neighboring country. According to official Mexico City airport arrival data, Americans are the second largest group visiting the capital after…

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Be First To Japan!

Like many of the Asian countries, Japan has opted to carefully plan its reopening to the world. And that makes good sense for everyone. But, the country has finally announced the way forward. And we've got some great options for you to book your trip, courtesy of our affiliate friends WendyWu Tours.…

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Here’s why you’ll like this Mount Kilimanjaro Day Trip Hike

We're sure that everyone who reads our site are confident travellers, with a list of destinations that is long as their arms - us included. And, alas, if you're mature travellers like us, the list is probably longer than the days that we have remaining on Mother Earth. That's not meant to sound…

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Go green. Top flight-free travel tips for travelling in Europe by train.

We live in North America, but have lived in other parts of the world, too. It still boggles our minds how so many the residents of this part of Mother Earth still cling to the idea that a fossil-fuel burning vehicle is the way to go when it comes to getting around. Admittedly,…

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Bilbao wow! Why this should be your next destination in Spain.

Most travellers to Spain rush immediately to the big names: Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Toledo. It's true that all of these cities have everything that a tourist to Spain wants: sun, history, museums, superlative food and that je ne sais quoi that European cities seem to bask (no pun intended) in.…

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5 great all-inclusive resorts for you in 2022

Mostly, when we travel, we have already targeted the destinations where we'd like to visit. Paris, London, Cancun, China and the USA are generally at the top of the lists - no surprise. And, there is no shortage of other locations that are calling our names. But, visiting these desirable locations…

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Where can you see a drive-in volcano?

St. Lucia, that's where! St. Lucia is proof that all islands are not created equal. Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, it’s the only country named after a female historical figure—but that’s not its only claim to fame. The island’s natural, unspoiled beauty has helped St. Lucia earn the distinction of being awarded the World's…

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Cheaper than a Butterbrot

A butterbrot is a lecker and versatile sandwich in Germany. The Germans have devised dozens of ways of preparing this staple. Rye bread, perhaps served with cheese, sweet toppings or a slice of sausage. Sometimes, for breakfast it tends to be sweet and can be marmalade, jam, honey, chocolate spread, hazelnut spread, or the less common peanut butter.…

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I’m covid-nervous. Where can I travel?

Even though the world - more or less - appears to be out of the woods when it come to Covid and how it keeps popping up its ugly little head, many of us are still reluctant to commit to a holiday, even though we really need one in the worst way. So what…

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How to ride out a spiritual disaster

In 2017, I travelled to the Amazon jungle to take part in an ayahuasca retreat. I hadn’t done psychedelics for 20 years, and that last time I’d had a bad trip which had left me traumatised. Why would I ever want to try psychedelics again? Although I’d healed a lot from that youthful bad experience,…

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work

If you wanted to write a screenplay for a blockbuster film, Aristotle is the last person you might ask for advice. He lived more than 2,000 years ago, spent his days lecturing on ethics and earthworms, and never saw a movie in his life. But some of the best contemporary writers of stage and screen,…

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for…

...sunscreen! And ice cream! In most parts of the world (as of now) we're saying hello to Mr. Blue Skies. And it's way overdue. Even with residual Covid masks still being recommended, we can almost feel back to normal . . almost. But, when you choose a nice sunny place to spend…

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Safranbolu

Safranbolu is an Ottoman village declared world heritage by UNESCO. You cannot leave Turkey without visiting it. And that's why tourists from various parts of the world go there. Well, it is not for less! All the houses of the town have their charm, which is more beautiful than the previous one. Architecturally they can…

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Ingmar would be pleased

My gosh, we’d really like to go off-grid right now. Somewhere isolated. Somewhere barren but still beautiful. Somewhere where you almost feel like you’ve reached the very edge of the planet. The island of Hamneskär, off Sweden’s western coast, is just that sort of place. For decades, this rocky island has been home to a lighthouse,…

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