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Why Namibia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination in Africa

By Derek Cullen

Let’s be honest, most people head for the same places when they visit Africa for the first time like the Masai Mara, Kruger, and Serengeti National Parks. However, some of the most fascinating experiences on the continent are far off the beaten track and this is certainly true of Namibia … Read more   Read more

Africa Insights

Finding the Perfect Costa Rican Beach

By Eliza Amon

Costa Rica has 300 beaches along nearly 800 miles of coastline so choosing the right one is challenging. Playa Espadrilla, a serene mile-long beach on the Pacific side of Costa Rica met my family’s antithetical needs, providing a perfect base for a weeklong vacation.   Read more

Central and South America Family Travel

Girlfriends Getaway with New Friends

By Casey Wohl

Casey Wohl enjoyed a therapeutic girlfriends getaway on the Beaches of South Walton with complete strangers and she returned with life-long friends.   Read more

United States Experiences
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What It’s Like to be an Expat Wife

By Breana Johnson

fter throwing myself from this comfortable middle-class life into the world of expat living, I realized that as hard as it can be, I would never want to change it. Here’s what it’s like to be a third culture wife.   Read more

United States Insights
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5 Exotic Girlfriend Getaways That Will Take Your Breath Away

By Ivanka Yurchenko

While some girls prefer to spend their vacations relaxing in the sun with a cold drink and an interesting book, others choose to go on a real adventure to some exotic country and spend days exploring new cultures and tasting new cuisines.   Read more

The World Experiences
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Queen of Mantas – One Woman’s Fight For a Threatened Species

By Melissa Hobson

When Andrea Marshall began studying manta rays in Mozambique in 2003 there was so little information about the species that she was forced to recommend them as “data deficient” on the Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List, the go-to authority on endangered species.   Read more

Africa Conservation
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The Inspirational Women of Wytheville, Virginia

By Terri Marshall

Driving along Interstate 81 through southern Virginia you may notice a sign for Wytheville. Exiting the highway, you’ll find an array of ordinary eateries and gas stations. Venture beyond those into the heart of Wytheville and you’ll soon discover that nothing in this charming town is ordinary.   Read more

United States History
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The Journey to Bali’s Sekumpul Waterfall

By Thomas Später

Deep inside the jungle of Bali’s northern Sawan district of the Buleleng regency lies one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the world–Sekumpul waterfall. What makes this specific waterfall so special is its overall impressions and the layout of its surroundings.   Read more

Asia Nature & Outdoors
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Hiking the “Bridge to Nowhere” after rainfall feels like paradise

By Thomas Später

Southern California has many hiking trails, but only a few are as famous as the trail heading towards the “Bridge to Nowhere.” This arch bridge is 120 feet high and 180 feet long, a majestic throne over the San Gabriel River.   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors Off the Beaten Path
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Why is Ireland Known as the “Emerald Isle?”

By Derek Cullen

Ireland is often referred to as the “Emerald Isle,” due to the vast greenery throughout the island. Most of the Irish countryside is dotted with farms and national parks, while the landscape in almost every county is dominated by some of the greenest hills anywhere in the world. But is … Read more   Read more

Ireland Landscape History

Ladies of Laura: A Southern Plantation Run by Women

By Kathleen Walls

We think of southern ladies of yore as deferring to their gentlemen about anything concerning business. Not so with the ladies of Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana.   Read more

New Orleans History
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An early visit to Namibia’s most famous ghost town: Kolmanskop

By Thomas Später

During the early years of the 20th century, the small town of Kolmanskop, which originally was just a train station, became the richest town in Namibia during a diamond boom. However, after mining over 1 ton of diamonds during World War I alone, the resources soon became depleted, and the … Read more   Read more

Africa Off the Beaten Path History
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The Women Making Tourism Powerful

By Lola Méndez

Celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting women around the globe through unique tourism experiences that benefit women’s empowerment and travel with female-led groups. International Women’s Day is honored annually on March 8th to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and serves as a call to action … Read more   Read more

The World Events & Festivals Social Responsibility
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How Your Next Central Florida Burger or Latte Can Change the World

By Kirsten Harrington

If you’re heading to the Orlando area, I’m sure you’ve given a lot of thought to your itinerary. You’ve probably booked a hotel, made theme park reservations, and maybe even though about which restaurants to visits. But did you know there are coffee shops and bistros in Central Florida where … Read more   Read more

United States Food & Drink Social Responsibility
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Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Visit to These English Museums

By Ali Jennings

March is Women’s History Month. Celebrated in the UK, the USA, and Australia to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th, this month highlights the contributions women have made to events in history and contemporary society.   Read more

United Kingdom Family Travel Events & Festivals History The Arts