Sailing Around French Polynesia with Aranui 5, a Combo Cruise Ship and Freighter

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One thing I know for sure. Not all cruises are created equal. I have long eschewed voyages on behemoth cruise ships that carry up to 6,000 passengers and offer on-board amenities like water slides, rock-climbing walls, and miniature golf. Likewise, I have no interest in glitzy ports where the focus is on shopping, or on shore excursions that ... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

A Visit to Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok

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The glittering Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok is considered the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand and is a must-see for the stunning architecture, craftsmanship, and layers of historical and spiritual significance. Artisans of Leisure arranges expert-led private tours of the complex, which dates from the founding of the capital in 1782. The palace ... (c) Artisans of Leisure – Luxury Travel Blog – Artisans of Leisure - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Mykonos luxury travel guide

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The small and beautiful island in the Greek Aegean offers holiday makers crystal clear blue water and beautiful sandy beaches that invite you to sunbathe and swim. But it is also rich in culture, it has numerous picturesque houses along the coast and a historic church called Panagia-Paraportiani. White colored houses and a lively old (c) Luxury Travel Tips and Vacation Ideas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Autumn – 2018 Edition

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This Summer was pretty great – I got things started in Florida (I loved going back after a few years) in June and in July we went back to Portugal for the usual 9 days. That trip is pretty much the same every year – 6 days in the Algarve, followed by a nice long weekend in Lisbon. In August, we went back to California (as we always do) and we stayed for almost 20 days – it may seem a bit... (c) Mrs. O Around the World – a luxury travel blog by Ana Silva O'Reilly - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Taiwan’s First-Rate Second City

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Finding a Kaohsiung itinerary can be a somewhat daunting task, in spite of how much the internet seems to love Taiwan’s second city. That’s the first reason I’m glad you’re here—I know how frustrating it can be to want to plan a trip somewhere, but to lack the resources to create an actionable (or even meaningful) outline. Of course, part of... (c) Leave Your Daily Hell - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 27, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: “Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 27, 2018 By Josh Garrick  FINAL WEEKEND – Opera Orlando’s “Steampunk” Tales of Hoffman NOW to Oct 30 at the Dr. Phillips Center  The first of Opera Orlando's Mainstage productions features the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and is Offenbach's most famous work. Interweaving four stories from the author E. T. A. Hoffmann, (who is the opera’s lead character), Metropolitan Opera tenor Won Whi Choi sings the title role, with Cuban-born soprano Laura León singing all four female heroines. The magic of each story... (c) Wandering Educators - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

50 Photos from our Summer Adventures

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Highlights from our 2018 Summer Our boys are back in school and we’re preparing for our Canadian Thanksgiving, so that means another summer is officially in the history books. It was a full summer for us. We had a good mix of travel and hometown fun. We even had a two-week trip to Europe without our boys – which was a... (c) Traveling Canucks - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

5 Reasons Why You’ll Want the Swiss Travel Pass

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To drive or to take the train, that is the question. In Switzerland, the answer is to take the train! There is no place on earth that provides better train travel than Switzerland, and it is made so easy with the Swiss Travel Pass. If you’re not sure whether it’s worth getting a Swiss Travel Pass for your trip to Switzerland, here are five reasons why you'll want to... (c) Travel the World - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Travel News: October 29, 2018

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New Stardust Supper Club To Debut on Crystal Serenity Travel Pulse Crystal Cruises has announced that Crystal Serenity will sport a new supper club experience when she emerges from dry dock on November 10. The “Stardust Supper Club” will take place in the ship’s Stardust Club. The popular venue has been enhanced with a new dance floor, lighting, bar finishes, and refreshed décor, as well as behind the scenes ... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Air Canada added flights to Las Vegas and Palm Springs

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An inaugural flight from Edmonton to Las Vegas and from Calgary to Palm Springs was launched today. Celebrations were held prior to the departure of the inaugural flights from Edmonton to Las Vegas and from Calgary to Palm Springs. “We are delighted to offer more travel options to Albertans with the addition of daily, seasonal services from both Calgary and Edmonton, which means golf, entertainment and the desert sun are a short flight away every day this fall and winter. With ... (c) Travel News | eTurboNews - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Up Your Car Camping Game with These 10 Clever Gadgets

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Between last year and this spring, we’ve spent a lot of time using our Toyota 4Runner as a base of operations for car camping. We’ve learned a lot about what works, what doesn’t, and what makes our lives a whole lot easier on the road. From better campsite cooking to clever car maintenance to cellphone-free communication in the backcountry, here are some of our favorite gadgets to seriously up your car camping game. Best Gadgets for Car Camping Tapplock one Smart Padlock Tapplock one – Smart Fingerprint Padlock The traditional padlock could hardly be ... (c) Vagabondish - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Leave Namche, Enjoy the Views

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We left Namche and got a step further up the hill under the best weather possible. (c) RMI Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Thamel Through Time: book review

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Thamel Through Time is a new coffee table book that looks at the past, present and future of Kathmandu’s iconic area known as Thamel and the hotel that started the areas tourism boom Kathmandu Guest House A historic look at Thamel & the iconic Kathmandu Guest House Is there anywhere else in the world that can rival Thamel for its addictive kaleidoscope of sensory bombardment? The moment you enter its ... (c) The Longest Way Home | Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Traveling Japan with Kids: My Detailed Guide & Tips

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This post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission when you use my links to make a purchase, at NO extra cost for you. Rest assured I only recommend products I believe in. With vibrant pop culture, neon streetscapes and kid-friendly amenities, Japan is a great family travel destination. This is my comprehensive guide to traveling Japan with kids. There’s nowhere else like Japan. It is ultra modern yet traditional, highly urbanized yet filled with nature, and its people are respectful and polite, yet creative and open-minded. The multi-faceted... (c) Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Camping with Your Guitar: Things to Consider

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Going on a camping trip with an acoustic guitar is always a fun and exciting idea that’s definitely possible with proper planning. Going anywhere with an instrument can be a complicated affair, with factors to consider such as the weather, handling, storage and even if your guitar can survive the trip to and from your destination unscathed. If you don’t want to... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

I’m Off to Red Bull Rampage!

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My busy travel schedule continues this week as I'm once again heading out of town. This time I'm off to Utah to attend the Red Bull Rampage mountain bike event. If you're not familiar with this crazy downhill race, check out the video below. It is quite an experience. I'll be gone through the rest of the week, so updates are likely to be scarce, particularly since we're in (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Island Hopping On Oahu & Kauai With Hawaiian Airlines

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Exploring Waikiki Beach in Hawaii Hawaii, United States The aloha spirit is alive and well on the tropical islands of Hawai’i. With delicious food, cultural experiences, beautiful beaches, and outdoor adventures — there’s something for everyone in the rainbow state. This post is sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines & Barclays. Last... (c) Expert Vagabond - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to Enjoy Local Travel Experiences – The 5-Minute Rule

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You want local travel experiences. You start researching destinations. You discover that so many cities are considered overrun with tourists. You hear about countries that appear to be so touristy, others say they’re not worth visiting. It’s true. There’s a lot of destinations in the world that have a lot of tourists/travelers in them. So, if you prefer to stay away from mass tourism, it can seem like a real challenge to find an ideal destination to visit. But…think about... (c) Wandering Earl - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Notes on Da Nang, 2018 edition – Maybe I will retire here

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My latest trip to Da Nang marked a flippening of sorts in my Da Nang / Hoi An travels. Usually I have come to Da Nang on the way to Hoi An (Da Nang being the airport city for Hoi An). I noted in my 2017 trip report how Da Nang is becoming a destination in itself, and escaping from the shadow of Hoi An. This was the first time I went to Da Nang ... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Rendezvous in Jacksonville – Tides & Currents and a Rescue!

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We could have easily stayed in St. Augustine on our mooring ball a few more days.. perhaps even weeks. But we had an exciting rendezvous planned up in Jacksonville with dear friends. So.. we untied from the ball and continued our northward cruise. First, our video recap of this segment: First Stop: Pine Island Anchorage Our rendezvous point was about 35 nautical miles up ahead – a lengthy cruising day. Especially as we’re entering areas where we have to ... (c) Technomadia - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

An Unfortunate Spinal Tap Update: Leaking Again

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After nine months of working so hard to stay sealed, and marking incredible progress with you along the way, I have releaked. When working on getting sealed, I explained here and on social media that the stakes were quite high, as a wrong move could re open the CSF leak that took so many patches to seal. For many, the body can withstand the uncertainties of daily movement as the dura slowly heals. For others, the connective tissue is weaker ... (c) Legal Nomads - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Yom Kippur Spiritual Meaning and Rituals

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Yom Kippur In our search for the understanding of non-attachment and change, we will turn to Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur (Hebrew ??? ?????), also known as the Sabbath of Sabbaths. It appears that the mindset and rituals performed in Yom Kippur are highly beneficial and can be practical for everyone. So, what is Yom Kippur all about? In Hebrew, Yom Kippur means Day of Atonement. It lasts for twenty-five hours, and during this time you can’t eat, drink, work, or ... (c) BecomeNomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Mozart Dee Smashes The Patriarchy in Girl Power Song "Push You Harder"

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Mozart Smashes the Patriarchy in Girl Power Song "Push You Harder"Globe-trotting, trilingual teen pop prodigy Mozart has debuted her new songand video for "Push You Harder" a passionate Globe-trotting, trilingual teen pop phenom Mozart has debuted her song and official video for "Push You Harder," a passionate girl-power anthem about smashing the patriarchy, healing that pain & taking the power back.This mesmerizing single off her upcoming debut EP ... (c) Soul Travelers 3 - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Ultra-Portable Microphone For Traveling Vloggers Who Want Better Audio Is Just OK

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? People walking through airports with a phone in their face recording or live-streaming about how great airports are with a eerily exaggerated enthusiasm isn’t an uncommon sight, but no matter your particular vlogging style, audio on a phone is tricky to manage. Mobile phone mics tend to pick up much of the ambient noise so if you’re planning to upload travel videos you’re recording live, the MiracleSound Lavalier Mic might be a ... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]