Getting Up Close and Personal With Galapagos Wildlife

I was scrambling to finish reading On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection – a book that most will have read or at least heard of – as I packed for the Galapagos Islands trying to imagine what these bizarre and significant islands would be like. We boarded a flight in Quito,…

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Tigers Nest And Tea With A Monk

A few hours after starting our trek early in the morning, we have reached the truly incredible Tigers Nest Monastery.  Trying to stop ourselves from taking a photo from every angle and every step, we wander through the monastery with our guide, learning about the importance of the history of this monument. Around a quiet corner…

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The Luck of the Northern Lights

  With nothing but mountain cliffs and waterfalls behind us and ocean front ahead, our converted farm stay at Vogur Country Lodge was another reminder of the remoteness of this incredible country we were lucky enough to be circling.  As with many places in Iceland, accommodations offer a northern lights wakeup call service for their…

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Sri Lanka: Luxury Uncovered!

Sri Lanka blends the best elements of post-colonial luxury with a rich, vibrant culture. Its pristine beaches and jungle-clad hills also hide some of the most luxurious getaways out there, as our travel designer Chelsea discovered on her first trip to the country. And the history? Well… The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has…

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Viceroy Bali

If your impression of Bali is traffic jams, cheap souvenirs and overcrowded tourist areas, then let us give you an insight into the real beauty of the island. Ubud and its neighboring areas offer some beautiful experiences to transform you from your busy day-to-day, to total relaxation and cultural emersion. From the cascading rice terraces,…

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Ushuaia, The End of the World

The very name Ushuaia conjurers up ideas of far away places and the “fin del mundo” or “end of the world” certainly didn’t disappoint. Its geographical isolation makes its charm feel all the more impressive. Here below watchful snowy peaks we looked out down the magnificent Beagle Channel towards the Antarctic wilderness. Our journey across…

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Myanmar

It was with both trepidation and excitement that the plane dropped through the haze and we saw our first glimpse of Myanmar beneath us. With our prior understandings of Myanmar’s hardships and governmental problems, we were eager to make up our own minds about this obscure nation, relatively untouched by the boom of modern tourism….

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Antarctica

As a gust of frigid air whips against my exposed cheek, it’s hard to tell whether the flutter of uneasiness and elation that are currently seething through my lower abdomen, are in anticipation of the prospect of making landfall, or the left over prangs of queasiness from our ocean crossing from the port of Ushuaia….

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