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#TravelQuote

Who doesn’t love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

Beyond Greek Salad: What to Try in Greece

You’ve tried a Greek salad, you’ve picked sticky-sweet baklava from your teeth, and perhaps you’ve even taken a shot or two of ouzo. Well, you’ve …

Long Haul

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Asia Travel

7 Travel Trends You Need to Know Now

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Virtuoso Symposium in Buenos Aires, an annual event that this year drew more than 400 top travel advisors, brands, and hoteliers together from 33 countries. (The Virtuoso network sells almost $10 billion in travel annually through its network of 340 …

Exploring Finland Beyond Helsinki

Snow, Cold and Nokia: the three words I most often hear associated with Finland.<p>Yet the Nordic Country -- full of swathes of untapped wilderness, quirky and creative design and up-and-coming cuisine -- has a lot more that meets the eye, especially in the summer.<p>I was lucky enough to spend an …

European Travel

Exploring southern Sumatra

When a destination is as big and sprawling as Sumatra – the planet’s sixth largest island – there’s a wealth of exotic and challenging experiences for intrepid travellers. And while the orangutans of Bukit Lawang and the chilled lakeside vibe of Danau Toba draw a regular flow of visitors to …

Asia Travel

Meet the Ever So Charming Tallinn, an Estonian Gem

Finally I make my way to the growing in popularity city of Tallinn, Estonia in Eastern Europe. From afar, it sounded like an Eastern European city modeling itself after Prague in order to attract tourists to its borders and yet, after seeing the new Prague <i>(a year and a half ago)</i> and the old Prague</i> …

European Travel

Inside the Kremlin walls

On the 400th anniversary of the Romanovs, Russia’s dynasty of tsars, explore the often grave and sometimes amusing history of Moscow’s fortified city centre.<p>Overrun by Mongols, rattled by earthquakes and beset by fires, the Kremlin’s fortunes have waxed and waned in tandem with those of Mother …

Russia

From city to summit: Trekking Nepal’s Langtang Valley

ONLY 34 MILES north of Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu lies Langtang Valley, the first region Westerners explored beyond the Kathmandu Valley, in …

How to Survive Traveling With Your Mom

I recently spent a week in Europe with my mother. I survived, and dare I say, thrived. We met each other at Schiphol airport at 6 a.m., took a train to Brussels, and spent a week exploring Belgium and Amsterdam. That’s a long time to spend with anyone, whether it’s your mom, your boyfriend, or your …

6 Dream Travel Jobs that Actually Exist

Since graduating from college in 2007, Turner Barr has been traveling the world. Not convinced that a desk job was for him, he headed to South …