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The three sisters mountains, the Virgin (Jungfrau), the Monk (Monch), and the Ogre (Eiger) stretch across the Bernese Oberland in the absolute breathtaking Swiss Alps. Photo by @magnumji http://instagram.com/p/rPVjRAoMbz/

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

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Summer in Costa Brava: Exploring Secret Coves, Beaches and Trails

Pardon me for a week of silence! We took last week off from work to treat ourselves to a holiday in Costa Brava. Many people think that I’m on a …

Livable Cities Vs. Tourist Destinations: Creating a Third Way

If you took a stroll around ITB Berlin’s 30+ halls this year, you might have noticed the playing field of destination marketing looks a lot more …

Egypt: The Case for Going

I have never received as many concerned messages as I did on a recent trip to <b>Egypt</b>.<p>The nation has made headlines lately, and few have been positive. Realities on the ground in <b>Luxor</b>, though, were different.<p>On my first morning in the ancient Egyptian capital, I went for a run. Every block or two I …

Arbitrary Lessons I Learned on the Road

Overdue haircut. Overdue shower. Overdue shave. Overdue laundered clothes. Backpackers don't always leave the best impression. Yet, they almost always leave people with a little bit of envy -- traveling around the world, meeting new people, learning new cultures, trying new foods, living new …

Traveling the World in Search of Recipes

Forks<p>Author Allan Karl wanted an adventure. So he got on his motorbike and took off. Five continents, 35 countries, 40 recipes, and three years later, he ended up with one book.<p><i>Forks: a Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection</i> is his bound collection of the culture, cuisine, and experiences he …