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The Charming Old Town of Willemstad on Curaçao

Willemstad, Curaçao You may be surprised to learn that the above image was captured on a tropical island in the Southern Caribbean, located only 100 kilometers north of Venezuela. It’s okay, I was too. The first time I saw a photo of these colourful buildings I couldn’t believe I was looking at a Caribbean island. It felt so… Keep Reading

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How to take better travel photos on your next big trip

We’re always on the lookout for ways to take better travel photos. Today’s guest post was written by Mark Condon, the founder of Shotkit, a website dedicated to camera gear and photography. Mark shares a few tips on how to choose the right camera, what photo accessories you should pack, and some tips and tricks for capturing great photos.… Keep Reading

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Our experience at the Lions Dive & Beach Resort, Curacao

Lions Dive and Beach Resort in Curacao It’s been a while since we wrote about a resort that we stayed at. We try to limit the frequency of hotel and resort reviews we share on this blog, but sometimes the travel experience is the actual resort. Our recent trip to Curacao would fall in this category. Curacao is… Keep Reading

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10 South African English Slangs You Should Know

Yes, South Africans speak English and don’t even start with a question like “So if you’re from South Africa, why are you white?” on someone when it’s your first time in their country. South Africa has 11 official languages but English is the commonly spoken language throughout the country. Cool right? So what are some… Keep Reading

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The Otherworldly Flowers of Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan

The Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan is one of the places that you should see before you die! Why? Can you imagine of a paradise made only of flowers? Yes! The park is that beautiful! Located in Hitachinaka city of Ibaraki Prefecture, the Hitachi Seaside Park at the country’s eastern coast takes only a two-hour… Keep Reading

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Dog sledding at Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia

Dog sledding at Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia It feels a little strange to be writing about our winter adventures while the sun is shining over Vancouver and temperatures hit 22 degrees Celsius this afternoon (that’s 72 degrees for our friends to the south). It’s only been a few weeks since our trip to Sun Peaks, but… Keep Reading

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Things to do in St Lucia while on a Caribbean Cruise

Things to do in St Lucia on a Caribbean Cruise Earlier this year we went on a Southern Caribbean cruise that stopped at 6 different islands, including the island nation of Saint Lucia. One of the things we like most about cruising is that it gives us the ability to see a lot of places in a short period… Keep Reading

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The fun and quirky fire hydrants of Point Roberts

The Fire Hydrants on Point Roberts, Washington Not a lot happens on Point Roberts. It’s a sleepy seaside village in the Pacific Northwest that’s technically a part of mainland United States, but it’s not physically connected to it. Sounds a little strange, doesn’t it? It’s actually quite an interesting place. “The Point”, as it’s often called by… Keep Reading

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Live Green and Book a Room at The Earthship in Taos, New Mexico

When looking for accommodations for a future trip, searching for photos is the first thing done before thoroughly reading the whole details and reviews. But sometimes there’s a problem: what you can see as almost perfect in an image isn’t what you’ll face in real life and, that’s what you’ll feel for sure when you… Keep Reading

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Learning to ski at Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia

Learning to ski at Sun Peaks Resort A few weeks ago, we returned to one of our favourite alpine villages in Canada – Sun Peaks Resort. The last time we visited Sun Peaks, back in 2014, Braydon was only 2 years old and Connor was just a few months old. Times have certainly changed since that last visit!… Keep Reading

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The Ultimate List of the World’s Greatest Festivals [Part 2]

July Open’er Festival – Gdynia, Poland (July 01) Photo Source :MichalFludra Poland’s largest annual music event is uncommonly cool. Many fans refer to it as a low-cost Glastonbury Festival (the UK’s big rock and arts ta-do), since it has similar big-name bands and avant-garde theater and arts, but for a much smaller price tag. Manchester International… Keep Reading

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Somapura Mahavira: Bangladesh’s Largest Buddhist Monastery

Somapura Mahavira is one of Bangladesh’s remaining treasures that holds not only an impressive architecture and wall art, but also a history worth knowing. Bangladesh’s largest-known monastery, the Somapura Mahavihara, is located at the small village of Paharpur which is just 5 kilometers west of Jamalganj in the greater Rajshahi district. It is known as… Keep Reading

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30 Photos from our Winter Ski Trip to Sun Peaks

Winter fun at Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia Given that it’s practically summer over here in the Pacific Northwest, it feels a little strange to be posting a photo essay from our winter trip to Sun Peaks Resort. We visited Canada’s second largest ski resort a few weeks ago, at the end of March, just a couple weeks before it… Keep Reading

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20 Well Known Places Covered In Fog

There are many places worldwide, from cities to countryside, from beaches to mountaintops and from man-made creations to places of natural beauty. They look stunning in the pure light of day or set against a beautiful sunset or the backdrop of darkness. What people don’t always realize is, how incredible they are in the fog.… Keep Reading

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Is Zurich One of the Best Cities to Live in?

Compared to most big cities, even in Europe, Zurich is relatively small. Oddly enough, Zurich has 1.3 million inhabitants, same as Milan, the city where I’m based.  Yet, apart from the population, the difference between the two cities couldn’t be bigger.  Zurich old town is mostly pedestrian, making a stroll in the narrow alleys all… Keep Reading

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