Blake Whitman

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Lofoten Just Might Be The World's Most Beautiful Archipelago

It's an undisputed fact that we think Norway is the greatest place on Earth. But there's one part of Norway that's especially perfect -- <b>Lofoten</b>, one of the world's most beautiful archipelagos.<p>Once voted the third best-rated island in the world by National Geographic, Lofoten is a supremely …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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8 things you gringos should know about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF might have said the country’s ready “to host the Cup of all Cups,” but not all Brazilians are partaking in the …

São Paulo

Tribal Culture in Papua New Guinea

5<p>3<p>When the first European explorers found their way into the Highlands of Papua New Guinea in the 1930’s, they didn’t find the mountain ranges they …

Wander Finds a Soft Landing at Yahoo in Latest Travel App Acqui-Hire

The team behind Wander, the social travel sharing site that never fully emerged from beta, is joining Yahoo after it acquired their app Days for an …

Amazing Photos of Torres del Paine

Nestled into the center of Chile's expansive Patagonian region rests Torres del Paine, one the most iconic and coveted national parks of the entire Patagonian region. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, the park isn't known for its high-season solitude or peaceful …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Travel writing tips: Transforming your narrator into a “camera”

WE MOST COMMONLY describe place through our eyes. In some ways we can think of a narrator almost like a camera.<p>One thing to keep in mind however, is …

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21 Things to Pack for a Trip to a Developing Country

Traveling to a place where creature comforts are as common as snow and ice? Don't let "roughing it" ruin your warm-weather escape this month. If you're destined for a place where it's easier to buy a goat than a bottle of Purell, or where the locals think that "Samsonite" is the name of an American …

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You Can Sleep In An Abandoned Ocean Fortress On The Island Of Berlenga Grande

Welcome to Berlenga Grande, the prettiest island you've never heard of.<p>You'll find it in the Berlengas archipelago, which is a string of islands about seven miles off the coast of Portugal. The star attraction is the Fort of São João Baptista, an old military fortress tacked onto the island by a …

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

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Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

If you ever played Robinson Crusoe as a kid or pretended to be a pirate, this shit has your name all over it.<p>Photo by: Gregory Santulli<p>The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really …

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup of travel startups wants to make users better informed travelers by providing them with local insights, clear cost expectations, …

An Outdoor Lover's Playground: Tufi, Papua New Guinea – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

4<p>As a first-time visitor to Papua New Guinea, I wanted to see and explore as much of the country’s famous tribal culture, hiking trails and dive …

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

The Lelioa Trek: Going Backcountry in Papua New Guinea – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

4<p>1<p>The air is hot and steamy, and I’m completely drenched in sweat. It rained the day before and the trail is still muddy and slippery. There’s …

Travel Writing That Matters: Part III

Last summer, in the middle of an epic five-week Grand Tour which took me the equivalent of 1.7 times around the globe, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the TBEX blogger gathering inDublin, Ireland.<p>Dublin was just as charming as the hype would have it be–every taxi driver seemed to have a …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

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Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

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Wander With Us

Posted in - Caribbean & Islands & cruise<br>on <b>July 10th, 2017</b> 3 Comments<p>Have you ever wanted to island hop to South America? Yeah, us too. In April, we …