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  • Tikal: the One Mayan Site That You Can’t Miss

    Far off the tourist trail is a stunning Mayan archeological site that allows you a real glimpse into worlds passed. Unencumbered by tourist crowds and with plenty of space to find yourself alone, Tikal is the best Mayan city for off-the-beaten path explorers. This ancient Mayan city is hidden inside of the rainforests of northern […]

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  • Hang Loose in Imsouane: Morocco’s Magic Bay

    We drove up from the south along a cliff-top stretch of Moroccan coastline. The scenery rolled along, wild and windswept, peppered only by grazing camels, who seemed to make no note of their ocean views. There was little to marvel at—save for some especially dexterous tree-climbing goats— until, without warning, the cliffs dropped off into […]

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  • Nosara Costa Rica: a Secret Eco Oasis

    While driving down the pothole-ridden dirt road that connects Nosara, Costa Rica, with the outside world, you’d be right to wonder if there really will be civilization when you get to the end of it. But if you can weather the bumpy dirt treks, you’ll be treated to a hidden paradise. Unlike some of the […]

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  • Amazing Travel Destinations for Yoga Retreats

    Once upon a time, traveling yogis made pilgrimages to the birthplace of their practice — India— to learn from their gurus. While India still makes the hot list of best yoga destinations, modern yogis are blessed with a variety of international destinations to choose from when they head off on a soul-searching adventure. Here are […]

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  • How to Actually Drink Tequila in Tequila, Mexico

    Untouched Mexican countryside passes languidly by outside of the window, invoking nostalgia for a Mexico long forgotten. The train snakes along rusty tracks, rolling by the outskirts of Guadalajara towards the blue-green agave fields of a once gold rush town where cowboys still roam.  The city of Tequila predates the spirit, yet it’s the fiery […]

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  • The Best Surf Spots in the World for Intermediate Surfers

    Surfers are known for traveling to the far reaches of the globe in search of epic waves, and today, more and more travelers are hitting the road to learn the sport. But for those who fall somewhere in the middle, it can be difficult to find info on where to travel to for solid intermediate […]

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  • 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Traveling By Campervan

    Van life has transitioned from cult movement to mainstream travel mania. Travelers are converting vans to traverse the Outback while European families bump slowly along coastal roads during their summer holidays. The appeal is obvious: waking up in the middle of a pristine natural setting— but with a bed, a kitchen and a bathroom all […]

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  • Alternative Things to Do in Lisbon

    Lisbon is definitely the cool new kid on the block, but you’ll have to be in the know if you want be where all the cool kids are hanging out. Discover some of the coolest offbeat, artistic, and hipster hangouts, along with some of the best kept secrets in our alternative guide to Lisbon: Lisbon’s […]

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  • Best Weed-Friendly Countries for Travel in 2022

    Travel doesn’t have to put a wrench in your favorite hobby. Recently, Canada made headlines by legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, full stop. But they’re not the first country to do so — nor are they the only weed-friendly destination in the world. From navigating the world of flying with weed to booking stays […]

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  • 4 Easy Day Trips from Lisbon, Portugal

    After a few days in Lisbon, you might be ready for a weekend away. Sintra, Cascais, and Ericeira are great, but during high summer, the crowds in these popular spots can be unbearable. If you’re looking to escape the masses, head out to some of the coolest under-the-radar destinations for a quick getaway. Here are […]

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  • Warm-Water Coasteering: Our Guide to Taking the Plunge

    Exploring the growing popularity of Coasteering, a shore to sea adventure sport. “There is nothing but you, the birds, the rocks behind you, and the water below you,” explains my guide, looking down a ten meter cliff into the ocean along the wild coastline of the Western Algarve. “Then you jump.” 
 The Welsh are […]

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  • How to Spring Break in Baja Without the Crowds

    Los Cabos is a prime getaway spot, but at Spring Break, the crowds that flock to the tip of the Baja Peninsula can be overwhelming. Just outside of the popular party town of Cabo San Lucas, however, true seekers can find hidden gems on the Baja Peninsula. If you’re looking for a chilled out, authentic Baja […]

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  • 10 Best Carnival Celebrations Around the World 2022

    Thinking of heading to a Carnival in 2022, but not sure which one to choose? Here’s a run down of the most popular and interesting carnivals around the world, as well as how to know which carnival is perfect of each type of traveler. Carnival Festivals in Brazil Carnival Dates: February 25, 2022 to March […]

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  • Costa Rica Volcanoes: Visit These 5 Active Volcanic Spots

    Costa Rica is an ecotourism hotspot teeming with biodiversity, breathtaking landscapes and plenty of friendly locals to show you around. This tiny country, like most of Central America, has volcanic origins, and these hot-lava cones have become some of the country’s favorite attractions. Of the more than 209 volcanoes are littered throughout this tiny tropical […]

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  • How to See the World Without Destroying It

    Traveling is a beautiful thing. You get to see the world, interact with new cultures, broaden your horizons and hopefully, learn about yourself and the world you live in. According to Statista, “the travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest industries with a global economic contribution (direct, indirect and induced) of over […]

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  • The 5 Best Glamping Sites in the World

    Glamping, or luxury camping, has made a resurgence as a favorite travel trend. It’s a way of getting out into the world without sacrificing all of the comforts of home. And there is quite possibly nothing more romantic. The best camps are like the set of a film scene, allowing you to weave your own […]

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