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VIDEO: Wat Arun

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

One of the most famous landmarks in all of Bangkok, Wat Arun, is surprisingly deceiving. Known as the ‘Temple of Dawn’ Wat Arun is on many Thai postcards being peddled to tourists. Located along the Chao Phraya river, Wat Arun is especially ‘deceiving’ for two main reasons. 1) From a distance the temple appears to [...]

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Photo Essay: Europa-Park

Europa-Park in Germany

When I was growing up once every year a small carnival featuring rides, snacks, games and entertainment would setup shop for several days in the main square of our small village.  The amount of excitement and anticipation I felt as a child was something that I can still remember clearly to this day.  Begging my [...]

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Things to do in Bali

Balinese fire dance performance

When it comes to islands worth visiting in Southeast Asia, few can compete with the allure of Bali; however, if you’re expecting a Utopian pristine paradise, as often is depicted in the movies and popular culture, you’ll be in for a rude awakening. Bali is what it is – unicorns and warts alike. Although there [...]

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VIDEO: Hiking Mount Batur

Hiking a volcano - Mount Batur - for sunrise in Bali, Indonesia

There are not many things in life I’m willing to wake-up for at 2 AM; however, it is not everyday that you get the opportunity to hike up an active volcano.  In pitch black conditions we meandered through narrow serpentine roads until we finally arrived at the base. It was there that we met our [...]

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Contest: A Chance to Explore Cuba Differently!

Cuba text message prank

When is the last time you pulled a good prank on one of your best friends?  If it has been a while (or even if it hasn’t) the Cuba Travel Network is providing you with an opportunity to pull a fast one on your friend with an opportunity to win a once in a lifetime [...]

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5 unusual destinations that should be on your 2014 travel bucket list

Girls wearing the traditional hanbok in Seoul, South Korea.

I’m quite a keen traveller and when it comes to the main ‘must-visit’ holiday destinations, there aren’t many I haven’t covered. I’ve taken pictures of Central Park from the Empire State Building, I’ve been to the top of the Eiffel Tower and I’ve thrown a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome (with my right [...]

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PHOTO ESSAY: Istanbul’s Stray Cats

A group of cats feed on a generous bounty of food left just outside of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.  If you look closely you

Taking a moment to stop just outside of Sultanahmet, sweat poured down my forehead as I gingerly placed my long sleeve shirt on the ground while reaching into my backpack to grab a bottle of water. Moments later when I looked down at my feet, a ginger coated cat was rolling around on top of [...]

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VIDEO: Ubud Monkey Forest

Visiting a cat cafe in Bangkok, Thailand to play and pet cute cats

Typically, when I revisit a place I often have fond memories and the anticipation of seeing it again, through wiser eyes, has a certain appeal.  However, Ubud Monkey Forest is not a stroll down warm and fuzzy memory lane ;) When I first visited Bali, back in 2008, I went to Monkey Forest as a [...]

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VIDEO: Thali Lunch Set in Malaysia

Eating a Banana Leaf Thali Set for lunch in Malacca, Malaysia video

One our one year travel anniversary together, we decided to celebrate by having a meal at one of our favorite Indian Malaysian restaurants (Selvam) in Malacca, Malaysia by indulging in a Thali set consisting of rice, curries, dal, papad and pickles. This 22 Ringgit ($7 USD) feast is one of the reasons we love traveling [...]

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“The Amazing Race” for the Travel Enthusiast

The Amazing Race for regular people!

If you have ever watched the popular travel reality TV show ‘The Amazing Race’ and muttered to yourself “I could do that,” well, there is actually an intriguing travel company that offers a team travel competition, while steering clear of the exhausting tasks, weird food and drama queens that dominate the TV show. www.Competitours.com transforms [...]

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