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    Asia’s 10 most beautiful train journeys

    An atmospheric train ride is second to none. The perfect way to get to know a country’s landscapes and customs, train trips transform perfunctory journey time into an experience in itself. There are myriad fantastic routes across Asia to choose from, rangi...
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    How Much Does it Cost to Travel? A Weekend in Seattle

    Welcome to our ongoing series that asks: How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The goal of this series is to provide you with real budgets people have used for trips they have actually taken. This could be anything from a long weekend in Miami to 6 months backp...
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  • Video of the week: Mexico

    Don’t make an effort to find an obvious narrative in this short film, because Oliver Astrologo simply captured whatever passed his eyes without any other consideration. He has not captured the typical places, but rather just lived and absorbed a uniq...
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    15 Awesome Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

    Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small colonial towns, and plenty of outdoor adventures. This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.
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    15 Awesome Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

    Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small colonial towns, and plenty of outdoor adventures. This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.
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    Yellow Invisalign, Floor M&Ms, and Why the Neighbors Hate Us.

    After 7 years of living in the same quirky little corner of Seattle, Rand and I moved across town to a bigger place in a smaller neighborhood. One would think, after literally years spent at careers that requires us to constantly move from one place to ano...
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    Preparing to Move Abroad- Part Two

    Back in August I wrote about the many preparations we were taking to move abroad at the end of October. Well the end of October is here! It’s hard to believe but we leave for Bologna in just three days. This means we’ve been super busy lately getting ready...
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    5 Big Island food festivals to look out for 2018

    One of the best places for food and cultural festivals is the Big Island of Hawaii. The reasons are simple – the festivals really get the community behind them so it’s a big production, and after the festival or before, the Big Island has almost endl...
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    Lunch at Restaurant Le Pressoir, Vannes, Brittany, France

    One of the gastronomic highlights of our trip to Brittany was lunch at Vincent David’s Le Pressoir, just north of Vannes. This restaurant has received many accolades and much recognition, including one Michelin star and three Gault et Millau toques. ...
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    5 wonderful family-friendly luxury safari lodges in South Africa

    There are few experiences more exhilarating than driving through the African bush on an open Landrover, under the gaze of the setting sun – as you observe wild animals in their natural habitat. And there are few experiences more gratifying than watching a ...
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    10 great reasons to visit Vannes, Brittany, France

    On our recent trip to in France, after moving on from Carnac, we also spent some time in Vannes, exploring the quaint Medieval streets and magnificent buildings of this historic walled town. Situated in Morbihan, on the southern coast of Brittany, Vannes o...
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    Top 5 Lake District treks

    Treks around the epic mountain and lake scenery of England’s largest National Park, the Lake District, continue to be the feature as well as inspiration for blockbuster movies, novels and famous artworks. From Star Wars to the soon-to-be-released live acti...
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    Travel More Sustainably TODAY!

    Travel is such a gift in that it opens your eyes up to just how special and beautiful our planet is. As travelers, this should be something that we wish to preserve and maintain for future generations. I wear my sustainable traveler badge with pride (aroun...
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    Top 11 places to visit in the Andamans

    One of the reasons people love the Andaman Islands is that it is not just another beach destination. It has some interesting historical sites, natural wonders and activities that the whole family can enjoy. With something for everyone, these islands are gr...
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    8 essential Russian Revolution sights in St Petersburg

    Next month is the centenary of the Russian Revolution, an event that continues to shape the world we live in today. At that time the St Petersburg of today was named Petrograd and was the capital of Imperial Russia. Visit these key sights in St Petersburg ...
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    Short stay: Nestle Inn, Indianapolis, USA

    The Nestle Inn is a grand Victorian home off of the artsy shopping and dining hub, Massachusetts Avenue, in Downtown Indianapolis. It’s an iconic landmark in the area, and provides a truly customized stay different from mainstream hotels, while offer...
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    How Much Does it Cost to Travel? A Luxurious Trip to Malaysia

    Welcome to our ongoing series that asks: How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The goal of this series is to provide you with real budgets people have used for trips they have actually taken. This could be anything from a long weekend in Miami to 6 months backp...
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    8 essential tips to avoiding travel madness and making your next trip a success

    I’m a planner. A week before most trips I start laying out the basics, making checklists, and doing last minute shopping to fill in the gaps. With four kids and a husband to pack for, it’s my way of always being prepared.  We were headed on a t...
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    A day trip on a traditional boat (“vieux grément”) to Houat island

    If you like the sound of an unforgettable day sailing to an island paradise, then this one is for you! Owner Jérôme Suillerot and boat captain Olivier will guide you across the Gulf of Morbihan aboard the 22-metre Krog E Barz, a traditional sailing ship wi...
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    10 great reasons to visit Carnac, Brittany, France

    Having recently spent around 10 days in Carnac in southern Brittany, we thought it would be fitting to share 10 great reasons to visit this popular French seaside resort. Located in the heart of Quiberon Bay, and close to Brittany’s Gulf of Morbihan,...
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    5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

    Instagrammable gems of the accommodation world, the best boutique hotels deliver memorable escapes with bucket-loads of originality and panache.  Warm, personal service is a given – as are bespoke, well-considered interiors.  Read on for our top-pick...
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    Travel guide to Aman Resorts

    Phenomenal luxury, exquisite comforts and an astonishing array of different cultures and landscapes, Aman serves up the best of the best every time. Below we have listed their properties in Asia, but specifically highlighting what we love about each one. C...
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    5 of the best luxury hotel companies

    There are many luxury hotel brands, and hotel that purport to be 5-star properties. But in this crowded space, a few companies stand out for the quality of experience they offer guests, both their hard product and soft product. Are they perfect? No, but on...
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  • Video of the week: Epic lava ‘fire hose’ in Hawaii

    This dramatic lava flow streamed out of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Filmed by Kalapana Cultural Tours, it was temporarily extinguished by a cliff collapse but returned with a vengeance a few days later. The lava flow, named 61g, has captured the attention of...
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    South Africa’s best kept safari secrets

    South Africa is renowned for its remarkable safari experiences, with people from all around the world travelling miles and miles to spend a night or two at one of the country’s superb game reserves. There are many firm favourites, names recognised across t...
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    5 of South America’s most romantic spots

    For those in search of a romantic experience that’s different from what’s found in a typical vacation package, South America offers some of the most amorous destinations in the world. These getaway havens not only mean dinners by candlelight, long dreamy-e...
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    Top 5 mountain restaurants in Zermatt

    While any form of exercise can burn calories, there are special benefits to skiing. One reason is the effort your body goes through to stay balanced. Which is a roundabout way of saying, tuck in, you’ve earned it. It’s more than likely that you’ll want to ...
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    A Walking Tour of Things to Do in Dusseldorf

    On to the WEST! A couple weeks ago you took a tour into Leipzig in East Germany, if you missed that, you can read it here. My German tour took me to Dusseldorf next. Mini Break: The German train system is intense and complicated, don’t hold it against your...
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    7 of the most popular safari and adventure experiences from Cape Town to the Garden Route

    Feel the rhythm of South Africa as you explore diverse wildlife; safaris; beaches; marine life and majestic mountains in the land of sunshine. Take the opportunity and tap into the knowledge of an expert local tour guide and get to see the world where natu...
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    5 inspiring non-skier activities in Châtel

    Perhaps you have grandparents staying or friends who haven’t caught the skiing bug, or maybe you just fancy a break from thrashing around on the slopes. The charming resort of Châtel offers a host of alternative diversions. Coffee shops, bars and restauran...
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