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Actively Enjoying the Maldives

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Posted in Activities, All Inclusive, Beach Vacations, Maldives, Resorts

A deserted beach at Club Med Kani On most tiny tropical islands the activities for the day are pleasingly predictable: snorkeling, diving, a spot of swimming and cocktails served in coconut shells.
If that’s all you require, the non-stop action at Club Med Kani in the Maldives can feel rather
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Mumbai’s Fast Food

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Culinary, India, Sightseeing, Uncategorized

Dozens of dabbawallas congregate under a tall Banyan tree; more arrive every minute. I watched these tiffin carrying deliverymen sort out the lunch boxes at a frantic pace, then load the steel tiffins onto their bicycles and push carts. Soon groups of three or four dabbawalas push carts laden with
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Hong Kong Highlights

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Posted in Hong Kong, Sightseeing

Hong Kong under the storm clouds I seem to have lost Hong Kong.
It was there a moment ago, with 1,295 steel and glass skyscrapers glinting in a stunning display of wealth and style.
Now the spectacular skyline has disappeared inside moody storm clouds, with just a few neon lights
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Parambikulam Tiger Reserve: India’s Real Jungle Book

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Posted in Accommodations, India

I arrived at Parambikulam, a government run Tiger Reserve in Kerala, and paid Rs300 to gain access, Rs70 for the car, plus another Rs300 for my camera. At the main office, where I’m to book in for the night, I’m told I need to pay tourist prices, not the fee I
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This Summer's Unusual Beach Activities

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Maldives, Portugal, Seychelles, St Lucia

Moonlight Paddleboard Yoga, Greece The Skiathos Princess: Participants can awaken their senses by performing YOGAqua (Yoga on Stand up Paddle Boards) on the glistening, moonlit waters of Skiathos with stars sparkling overhead – a truly idyllic and unforgettable atmosphere. Days with a full moon are revered in the Ashtanga yoga tradition
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An Island on the Rise

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Posted in Activities, Asia, Historical travel, Holiday Travel

The stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka For years the little island of Sri Lanka has been a place that lots of people wanted to visit but very few actually did. A devastating civil war was followed by the brutal 2004 tsunami. Now the country is rising above its past to
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Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Florida, Gambling, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, North America, River Cruises, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, United States of America

Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret shows, having a posh dinner and walking on the deck
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Culinary Adventures in the East

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Posted in Activities, Asia, Culinary, South Pacific

Nothing identifies the ethos of a nation as readily as its food. Universally, food is used to commemorate important events in our lives. It unites families, celebrates romantic encounters and comforts the soul in times grief. It chronicles the lives of families, it gives account of their past, it characterizes
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1,000 Places, Plus the Next Top 5 Emerging Destinations

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Posted in Asia, Destinations, Europe, India, Middle East, Planning, South America, Turkey

Uncharted territory is a thing of the past, but there are still plenty of fabulous places to visit before they’re overrun by hordes of spring breakers.  And if there’s anyone who can predict the top 5 up-and-coming travel destinations, it’s Patricia Schultz, author of the New York Times Best Seller
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Thailand Travel Myths

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Posted in Adventure, Asia, Family Travel, Luxury

Thailand is a diverse and wondrous country located in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is also one of the most popular destinations for tourists worldwide, offering beautiful islands, tropical jungles, and ancient temples. There are several misconceptions about traveling in Thailand, ranging from the sex culture (not all male
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6 Mobile Apps to Ensure you Travel Happy

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, India, Mexico, Middle East, North America, Planning, South America, The Journey, United States of America, Virgin Islands

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Traveling today can take all kinds of twists and turns from unexpected delays to problems with airfares. Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own travel assistant who would advise you of the best way to resolve the issue and seek out
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Rajasthan: Land of Kings

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Posted in Culinary, Historical travel, India, Lodging, Safari, Shopping

In Rajasthan, it’s the colors that strike you first. A resident of Bishnoi-Village. Photo by Geringer Global Travel. It’s the vibrant, striking colors worn by the residents of this ancient – and very proud – region, called “Land of Kings” because of a royal history like no other part of
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Yuletide Lights Around the World

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Asia, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Festivals, France, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Planning, Rail Travel, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, United Kingdom, United States of America

Christmas Tree image courtesy Feelart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
There’s something about festive Christmas lights twinkling and blinking in the night that enhances entire cities at once. Thousands of decorations, led light displays, over-sized ornaments suspended high above busy shopping areas, and magical state-of-the-art lighting that transforms everyday streets into an extravaganza.
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UZBEKISTAN ODYSSEY: TRAVELING THE OLD SILK ROAD

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Most of us can’t find it on a map. But, yes, Virginia, there is a country called Uzbekistan. This Central Asian land is little-known to the outside world. And – though it may be hard for us to find on a map – it was at one time one of
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