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When you think Carnival, you might picture Rio - feathery headdresses, colorful costumes and non-stop parties. But the reaches of Carnival go much further than Brazil. And even though Rio's Carnival has international acclaim, there are tons of bucket list-worthy Carnivals in so many destinations. In some cities, Carnival is a one-day event and in others,...
Two weeks ago, I was walking by a local pizzeria and the owner came out to chat (my kid is a lady magnet). Next thing you know, we were talking about our travels in Costa Rica. "C'est le Paradis!" she kept repeating. "It's virgin, it's not polluted, it's quiet, it's absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to go back." The feeling is mutual. When I first...
I didn't go on an eco-tourism trip to Costa Rica with the hopes of getting out of my comfort zone. What I wanted to get out of was the nine to five work routine. I wanted to do something meaningful. And of course, I wanted to bathe in waterfalls and hike in rainforests, meet new people and practice Spanish. But we don't always get what we want, and...
I've made so many mistakes while traveling. It's embarrassing. My lowest low was without a doubt in Nicaragua, back in my early traveling days. I forgot to book a cab to take me to the bus station, it was 2 am, and I had no phone and no ride. Stranded and desperate, I knocked on a parked car's door, pleading with the driver to take me to the bus station,...
Travel in 2020 is shifting towards a new perspective. One that brings a sense of purpose, intention, and connection to something bigger than ourselves. With global warming weighing heavy on many of our minds, travel experts are seeing a significant push towards travel that leaves the smallest carbon footprint on the places we go. Travel is also becoming...
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Regardless of the season, there's always a good reason to visit Argentina. Aside from this destination's unbelievably unique landscape and the fact that you can stroll through golden deserts, indulge in local wine tastings, experience top-notch ski resorts, walk among penguins and spot whales, hike on spectacular glaciers, enjoy sultry tango, climb the...
Living in a country that gets travelers from all over the world, I think about how a hundred years ago, simply getting to another city was a real mission. And here we are now, sailing over continents overnight, falling asleep on one side of the world and waking up on the other. The ease with which we can experience new cultures and different landscapes...
If any nation is known for its rugged castles, impossibly beautiful princesses and legendary knights who fought arduously for their kingdoms, it is Scotland. I spent much of my childhood pouring over any King Arthur and Lady Guinevere literature I could get my hands on, letting my imagination wander into an ethereal land of mist rising on deep water...
If Barcelona isn’t on your bucketlist to visit for a holiday season, it should be. Rich in culture, long-lived traditions and eclectic history, the city is ripe with magic, beauty, and festivities, and the occasional slightly-puzzling traditions that make it all the more interesting to dive into. If you have a trip planned this holiday season, look into...
"The best gift ever" Today, on the palm-fringed beaches of Caravelle, in Guadeloupe, I met a friendly couple from Switzerland. The man, who was a quadri-lingual globetrotter, had just turned the big 4-0! For his birthday, his wife had gifted him the gift of travel. Best present of his life he said. Everything had been a surprise, and he was blissfully...

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