Sail Away to Paraty

The sleepy town of Paraty (pronounced Par–a–chee) sits along the southeastern coast of Brazil. Nestled amongst the sultry beaches that make up the 325-mile stretch of coastline in-between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Paraty once played a strategic role in Brazil’s history. During the colonial period, it was used as an export port by […]

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A Pit Stop in Claremont

Driving to Las Vegas from Los Angeles? You’ll undoubtedly drive through Claremont, California a small little city hidden between San Bernardino and Pasadena. Claremont Village is a great area to walk around and soak up the sunshine. On a Sunday you’ll catch a fantastic Farmer’s Market and on Friday nights there are live bands that […]

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The Alternative Spring Break

I have a serious confession to make. I am one of uninitiated who have never taken part in the notorious wanton revelry seen in America at the juncture of February and March known infamously as “Spring Break.” I, as most red blooded Americans, would love nothing more than to get inebriated and party all day […]

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11 Days, 6 Countries, 1 Unforgettable Spring Break

Looking for something to do during Spring Break? Are you looking to break away from the usual and ordinary to do something extraordinary? If so, instead of going to Miami or heading off on a road trip, think instead about leaving the country! There are many young students who would give anything to visit Europe and […]

Fedorah Philippeaux

The Great Debate: Traveler or Tourist?

A good friend of mine, who is also a self-proclaimed world traveler, once told me, “Tourists leave home to escape the world, and travelers leave home to experience the world.” This sparked a very interesting conversation between me and some of my traveler friends: What does it mean to be a traveler or a tourist, […]

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Discover Paris

Paris is a dream destination for many travelers. However, some may feel a bit intimidated by the language barrier or customs, but have no fear! These 10 tips will help you navigate the city like a pro and make the most out of your visit! 1.  Don’t travel in summer While Paris is a wonderful […]

Roni

Travel & Spirituality

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard   I am discovering now that travel can have a variety of different impacts on your spirituality. In using the word spirituality, I am not merely referring to one’s […]

Fedorah Philippeaux

How to Get Paid to Travel the World RECAP

We had an incredible Google+ Hangout on Saturday. With that, we also had a ton of unanswered questions. Scroll below to find some answers to the questions we missed. If you couldn’t make the Hangout, click the play button above to get started!   1. Would you recommend teaching abroad as a segue into traveling abroad? I […]

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The Ubud Monkey Forest

Imagine a ‘secret jungle’ with inquisitive monkeys who rule over sacred temples and century old banyan trees. Sit quietly and hear the sounds of rushing ravines. Drift a little. See and smell the vivid color of flower offerings and sweet Balinese incense. This isn’t Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World,” it’s the Ubud Sacred […]

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Venice After Midnight

I visited Venice, Italy four times last summer. It was special compared to all the other ports the cruise ship I work on had been to. We always docked for three days and two nights every time. Overnights are cherished by the crew because it’s the most time you can get off of the ship for […]

Lisa Carol Young

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

My first encounter with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was in a book I read when I was about 10 years old. That was a while back but I remember being fascinated by how the keepers would stay with the elephant calves every hour of the day and at night sometimes they would share a […]

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Returning to St. Lucia

St. Lucia feels like home, even if home for you is of a parallel universe. I’m not sure if it’s the people, the climate, the amazing views, or the likeness to what I envision when I think of the afterlife, but something about arriving in St. Lucia for the first time still feels like I’ve […]

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Black Beyond Borders

The first time I traveled to China was when I was a 17 year old high school senior. In an international studies magnet program, we were granted an opportunity to go to various cities in China including Beijing, Chengdu, and even Tibet (still one of my favorite places on earth). In Tibet we fed pandas and […]

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Delicious Istanbul

Istanbul is the only city in the world that encompasses both Asia and Europe. Enveloped in a history where the skyline is filled with palaces and mosques, dotted with glittering rooftop nightclubs, this majestic city also straddles the ancient and modern worlds.  It is this duality that has placed Istanbul in the center of a […]

Danielle Pointdujour

The Love Life of a Nomad

As I sit here on Valentine’s Day, another Valentine’s Day spent alone, complete with Prosecco and a Martin marathon, I figure it was as good a time as any to write this post. A few weeks ago I came across two articles, One titled “Don’t date a girl who travels” and the other titled “Date […]

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