Otavalo, Ecuador

A gust of cool wind that blows through the open bus window jolts me awake. I open my eyes to an astonishing vista. The ice-blue slopes of distant glacial peaks resemble an impressionist landscape, while nearby valleys are dappled with rectangular parcels of green and gold farmland.

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Lucca: Tuscany’s Not-So-Famous Walled City

Lucca is often overlooked by travelers to Tuscany, in favour either of Pisa, 20 minutes to the west or Florence 50 minutes to the east. So much the better for those who want to escape hordes of tourists and join the locals strolling or bicycling the historic district’s narrow,...

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Collioure, a Southern France Gem

Collioure. Bathed in the Mediterranean Sun of southern France; its very name evoking an aura of art culture. But there is more. Much more.   On a warm Fall day we stepped off the train at the small station; but minutes from the scenic harbour image implanted in our minds.

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Genoa – Home of Columbus and Much More

I was in Barcelona and sea travel beckoned. As I discovered, there was no ferry to Marseille, where I really wanted to go, but an overnight ferry to Genoa in Italy. As becomes the birth town of the great Christopher Columbus, I thought it most appropriate to approach the...

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Magic Circles on the Salisbury Plain

The rain was pouring down, the wind blustering so hard it kept blowing my umbrella inside-out, but even in the stormy weather, the ancient stone circle of Avebury was an amazing sight. Perhaps the misty aura around the site made it even more mystical.

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There’s more to Bavaria than just Munich

People say I have an unhealthy relationship with Germany. It’s my most favourite place in the world, and several trips, travels and studies have led me there time and time again. I think I could write an entire ten pages on my enormous love for the country – the...

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The Biggest Winter Event in New Zealand

Winter in Queenstown is one of the best times to visit this picturesque resort town. From early June to early October, the town is buzzing with energy, with the nearby ski fields attracting skiers, snowboarders and visitors from all over the world.

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A Festival of Fire in South Korea

About 75 kilometers southwest of mainland Korea lies the subtropical island of Jeju.  It is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is also known as Korea’s honeymoon paradise capital.  With stunning views and a plethora of eco-tourism opportunities, Jeju is a popular place for tourists and expats,...

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How to Travel Stress Free

Travel is completely fabulous in every way. Except when it isn’t. When you are uncomfortable, can’t relax, feel homesick or are just plain stressed out, you can’t enjoy even the most wonderful destination. Even the loveliest beach resort in Hawaii can make you long to be home in your...

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Northern Lights and Other Nighttime Phenomenon - Winter in Alaska

  Contrasting Alaskan summers with hours and hours of daylight, Alaskan winters have short days and much less sun. While still light outside before hand, you don’t actually see the sun on the horizon until around 10 a.m. It will slowly crawl across the skyline until it sets around 4 p.m.There will continue to be...

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