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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”   

            – Anonymous

Travel should be a lifestyle choice and the way you travel is reflective of your life priorities. Leisure has no definition, it all depends on how you feel happy and satisfied. Similarly your travel choices are greatly influenced by your lifestyle choices.

If you are adventurous then a safari trip can be your travel choice, if you love peace,nature and solitude then off beat locations would entice you and if you like lights, music and dance then may be you will choose to make a trip to some upcoming musical show. Your style of living, personality and habits determine your travel choice to a great extent.

The selections on this page including thoughtful and inspiring stories that offer a glimpse into one’s life journey. These stories are reflections of a life that is being well lived.

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Friluftsliv: The Scandinavian Concept We Should All Embrace

By Terri Marshall

When I initially heard about free air life, my mind immediately conjured up images of people hiking frozen glaciers, swimming across the fjords and scaling mountains of terrifying heights.   Read more

Europe Experiences Lifestyle
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10 Things to See in Mountain View, CA

Mountain View, California, nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a bustling city that attracts visitors and new residents alike with its unique blend of culture, innovation, and scenic beauty.  It’s a place where the past and future intersect, offering a plethora of things to see in Mountain View … Read more   Read more

United States Lifestyle
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The Top Reasons Why Budapest, Hungary Is The Best Place To Raise A Family

Choosing the perfect place to raise a family is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. Factors such as safety, education, healthcare, and overall quality of life play a crucial role in this decision. Recent research suggests that Budapest, Hungary, has emerged as a hidden gem for … Read more   Read more

Europe Family Travel Lifestyle
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Moving to Costa Rica: A Guide for Expats

By Ryan Hichens

Ahh, Costa Rica! If you’re moving to the lovely Central American country, let me be the first to say congratulations. You have a lot to look forward to. It’s not a coincidence that so many foreigners are packing their bags and relocating to Costa Rica. But before you commit, there … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Insights Lifestyle
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Casino Tourism: Why Norway is a Good Bet

If you’re looking for tourism opportunities linked explicitly to gambling, we have available advice for you. Even though quite a few countries are relatively liberal in their gambling laws in Europe, Norway remains one of our top picks. Indeed, Norway may not be the most liberal of them all. Several … Read more   Read more

Europe Lifestyle
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Summer Travel’s Hottest Party Destinations

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Party animals, pay attention. Summer is here in full force. So, if you’re still looking for places to party like summer will never end, keep these top 12 party spots north of the equator in mind.   Read more

The World Lifestyle
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Combining Work, Play, and Community in the French Alps

By Tasha Prados

Climate change was one of the main factors Plunkett McCullagh presented to his family when he pitched using part of the family’s inheritance from selling their countryside pub to found Heyday Chalet, a new coliving spot for digital nomads in Morzine, France.   Read more

France Lifestyle Climate
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Talk about Travel Mania

Travel vicariously through author Karen Gershowitz’s compelling stories as she gives us an up-close, often humorous look at the defining moments that only travel can offer.   Read more

The World Adventure Lifestyle

Taste the Local Lifestyle with Agritourism

By Breana Johnson

I bend to reach under a blueberry bush, knowing the juiciest berries are hiding underneath, where all the other pickers have missed them.   Read more

The World Agritourism Lifestyle Food & Drink Sustainability
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Kefi Culture: The Greek Ethos

By Jim Bamboulis

Greeks don’t seek kefi, they find it naturally in their day-to-day lives.   Read more

Europe Insights Lifestyle
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How To Mentally Take Care Of Yourself During The Coronavirus Pandemic

When a crisis hits, it’s instinctive for people to come together in solidarity and help one another. The social support is instrumental in negating any negative impact the events can have on one’s mental health. The coronavirus outbreak is unlike anything in modern history with governments requesting that people isolate … Read more   Read more

Health & Wellness Lifestyle

Four Travel Trends We’ll See in the New Year

The travel world has changed significantly in the last 10 years with the rise if responsible and increased international tourism. Today, people are more concerned than ever with green travel and the increase in carbon offsets for hotels with doing away with miniatures bottles and flying. There are many social … Read more   Read more

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5 Tips For Becoming a Successful Digital Nomad

There is really no such thing as a “successful” traveler. You may have accomplished travelers or well-traveled people, but being a successful traveler is quite subjective and should be left up to the opinion of others. That’s largely because traveling is seen as such a temporary, fleeting thing. You save … Read more   Read more

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Google Creates Trips; Brings Travel Related Apps To One Landing Page

Google will bring its travel-related apps and products under one landing page known as Trips. People who come to will find Google Flights, Google hotels search, the mobile Google Trips apps and others and plan out their travel easily and effectively. At Trips, users can look for a destination … Read more   Read more

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Travel Insurance: Take A Vacation With Some Additional Peace Of Mind

According to a survey by travel insurer Squaremouth, about 24 percent more people will be insuring their international travels, spending about $140 per trip for the insurance. What is travel insurance? It’s protection from the unexpected that could arise when traveling – things that your health insurance may not cover. … Read more   Read more