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99 Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

If you are looking for a vacation with a whole lot of variety and never a dull moment, Oslo, Norway is the place for you. Rich in culture and history, Oslo prides itself on its ancestry and strong traditions. No matter the season, it’s easy to fill your days with …


10 Crazy Places To Stay In Iceland

Iceland is one of the most mysterious and fascinating countries in the world. Known as the land of fire and ice, it has about 30 active volcanoes as well as massive glaciers that make the center of the country a vast wasteland of ice and snow. The dramatic environmental contrasts …


9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Iceland

Most travelers are never truly prepared for a new destination. From the wrong clothes to awkward interactions with locals, no trip is flawless, but reading up on your destinations can help for a smooth transition. The mysterious Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is a place of wonder that attracts travelers from …


Must See, Do and Eat in Shanghai, the Paris of the East

Shanghai means city by the sea, a fitting name for a city that has grown along the east China Sea and now holds about 24 million people. People have inhabited the banks of Shanghai since the monolithic period, using its location as the main means for providing sustenance. Although it began …

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Pura Vida Bracelets and Accessories from Costa Rica for Social Good

I learned early on in my travels that traveling not for the purpose of simply seeing new lands, but instead for the human connection, creates the opportunity to experience moments that affect our souls. Sometimes, those moments are so life altering that we bring them home with us. This is the …


10 Private Islands You Can Rent or Buy

When you think of an island getaway, you might picture resorts lined up along the shoreline with crowds of tourists fighting for their own small sandy patch of paradise, but island getaways don’t have to be a shared experience…In fact, there are over 12,000 private islands in the world. That …


Vacation like a Rock Star at the All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

This winter has been a harsh one with single digit temperatures and wind chill below freezing for most of the United States. We’ve been pummeled by one record breaking storm after another. My girlfriends in the north toes are in a perpetual frozen state and no amount of footsie will thaw, …


How to Spend the Perfect 48 Hours in Geneva, Switzerland

For those traveling through Europe, Geneva, Switzerland is a must-visit destination. Western Europe’s largest lake and highest mountain provide breathtaking views from anywhere in the city and it’s the perfect starting point for the Alps. Arguably the best shopping in Switzerland lines these charming streets and the world-famous luxury watches …


Top Australia Boating Destinations

Australia is known as the “sunburnt country” and a top destination for boating enthusiasts who want to experience adventure and natural beauty. Here are some of the top Australia boating destinations the country has to offer, for boaters of all stripes – plus some tips for handling them. The Gippsland …


Five of the Best Surf Spots in Europe for Beginners

Surfing is pretty tough – and as the experts will tell you, it takes a lifetime to master. But don’t let that put you off; everybody should try this sun-kissed sport at least once. While we are lucky to have many spots up and down the California coast to hang …

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El Mangroove Inspires a Sense of Wellbeing and Reconnection

Finding a space of our own is something we all yearn for. It started out with blanket forts and tree houses as children and as adults, we still look for that little niche in the world where we can do as much or as little as we want, in a …

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A Road Trip Through Wales and Southern England

On this side of the pond, chances are that when you think of traveling to the United Kingdom, your mind jumps to the metropolis of London, the craggy highlands of Scotland or the famous Emerald Isle (Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). But some of Britain’s most amazing sights …


A stay at Geneva’s iconic Le Richemond Hotel

“Step off the plane in any direction and you could fall into France.” A friend of mine casually said this to me when I mentioned my upcoming trip. Turns out, he was spot on. Geneva is an eclectic smorgasbord of culture, food and history located in a part of Switzerland …

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Finding Hope in the Slums of Brazil

Have you ever explored the slums of a foreign country? Did you walk through the streets cluttered with houses and look into the faces of men, women, and children only to find they were just like you? They work, they love, they hope, they dream, and some do incredible things. …

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Retreat from Technology in Algarve Portugal

When was the last time you truly disconnected from technology and connected with friends? For most of us, it’s been a while. It’s now common and accepted (if annoying) to constantly be checking our phones, answering texts and updating social media, even in situations where we should be offering our …


7 Lesser known travel destinations in Europe

Europe is probably one of the most popular continents to visit in the world. Blessed with mountains, lakes, rivers, cities and towns filled with architecture, and rich art and culture, Europe offers something for every type of traveler. Its popular destinations like London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome are leading tourism hubs …