Saona, Dominican Republic - Island in the Stream

When you want a perfect beach, local colour and grilled lobster sometimes you just get lucky! After my round the island tour of the Dominican Republic I was hankering to take some time and a dip in the ocean.

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Yum! Wine tasting in the Barossa Valley, South Australia

As inveterate wine-drinkers, Craig and I take every opportunity to go wine-tasting.  It's a different experience in every country: Cambodia only has the one winery, in Peru we got to try crushing the grapes by foot, in France we walked through one of the few vineyards in Europe not affected...

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Tiptoeing Through Tulips In The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest in the United States is known for many things: Seattle, rain, the Space Needle, rain, Pikes Place Market, phenomenal salmon and rain, lots and lots of rain.  Did I mention the rain?  Well, something that perhaps isn’t as well known is the large number of farms growing...

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Go Here, Not There: North American Travel Spots in 2011

It’s shaping up to be quite the year for America. This September marks the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the opening of the memorial at the former site of the World Trade Towers.

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Cycling in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is flat and its streets are full of cyclists - more motorbikes than pedal-powered, but there are still a lot of people getting around on two wheels. So when my couchsurfing hosts suggested that we cycle through the city from their place to their favourite restaurant, Granny's, I...

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10 (or so) Words That Will Get You By In Japan

Here’s a wacky fun fact about Japan – it’s full of Japanese people! This is great news for you if you’re travelling there. Japanese people are exceptionally friendly and hospitable to foreigners. You’ll find no shortage of folks who are happy to help you, chat with you, drink with you,...

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Cemetery Tourism: The One Destination We'll All End up Seeing.

Bring Out Your Dead! I’ve always been fascinated by cemeteries and all the rituals around death throughout the world. Don’t ask me why. It wasn’t like I was raised in a family that discussed death. In fact when my maternal great grandmother died when I was 4, my family continued...

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8 Cool Things To 'Go' Do In Bogota

Though many travelers only give Colombia's chilly capital a couple of days, those willing to invest a bit more time will uncover a wealth of treasures. If you want to dig a little further than the average tourist, check out these cool things to do in Bogotá.

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Language and Travel - What You Need to Know

It's important to learn some basic vocabulary when you travel to a country where you don't speak the language. Even just a few phrases will make things a lot easier for you, and the locals always like to hear you making an effort.

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5 Strict Countries and Their Visa Requirements

Travel can make you feel liberated, but one thing often squashes that sense of freedom the minute you land at your destination: visa requirements. It’s a breeze getting into countries like Thailand, where you don’t need a visa, but Vietnam is another story.

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