A Wild Ride: The Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour

Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour

From elephants and waterfalls, to mummified monks and coconut plantations, I never knew what I’d come across next on the Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour.

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February 6, 2014 by
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How to Spend One Week in Myanmar

The town of Nyaungshwe

While deciding which countries to visit during a recent trip through Europe and Southeast Asia, Myanmar was at the top of my list. Other countries came and went (next time, Hungary), but Myanmar steadfastly held its place, beckoning me with its ancient temples, fewer visitors and the chance to see a piece of Southeast Asia not yet overrun by tourism development.

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February 5, 2014 by
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Meet Safiye Kaban, a Private Guide in Istanbul

If you’re coming to Istanbul and want to get as much as you can out of your trip, then Safiye Kaban is the tour guide for you. Though she was born in a small town on the Black Sea, Safiye has spent a good deal of her life living in and guiding travelers around her beloved adopted city, and knows what it takes to make a great tour.

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February 4, 2014 by
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Discovering the Old Italy: Puglia and Basilicata

Matera from above

It wasn’t long ago that travel guidebooks ignored Southern Italy, but the regions of Puglia and Basilicata have long been top travel destinations among Italy’s domestic travelers. Why let them have all the fun?

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February 3, 2014 by
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Meet Zach Hatta, a Private Guide in Kuala Lumpur

Zach Hatta

As a seasoned world traveler, Zach Hatta knows what it’s like to suffer through outdated guidebook information, misleading maps, touts, scams and tourist traps. His mission is to steer you clear of such troubles and to help you to navigate his fascinating country so that you do not have to suffer the same.

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February 3, 2014 by
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10 Reasons to Visit Scotland this Year

Gleneagles Hotel

Although I may be biased, given that it’s my home, I’d argue that any year is a good year to visit Scotland. This small nation offers untamed and dramatic natural beauty, a turbulent history, great drink and intriguing food. This year, however, is not just a good year, but a great year to visit Scotland. Here are 10 reasons why.

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January 31, 2014 by
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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour

The El Alamein Fountain

Walking tours are an ideal way to get the lowdown on a city, and our Crimes and Passions Walking Tour delivered on its promise to expose the underbelly of Sydney’s notorious past. We met our guide, Valentino, under the oversized Coca Cola sign at the famous intersection known as Kings Cross. He explained that in the 1800’s, this area was an exclusive suburb known for its posh Victorian homes.

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January 30, 2014 by
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7 Unforgettable Experiences in Delhi

Experiencing an Indian Wedding

A rainbow of colors, smells, sounds and spices – Delhi will satisfy all of your senses and leave you hungry for more.

Here’s a guide on how to make the most of your trip to India’s thriving capital.

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January 29, 2014 by
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10 Cool Things to Do in Sochi, Russia (Besides the Olympics)

Sochi's Boardwalk

Whether you’re headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, or it’s just come to your attention as a travel destination, here are 10 cool things to do in Sochi besides the Olympics.

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January 27, 2014 by
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Exploring Indonesia Beyond Bali

Smoothie, watermelon salad and homemade banana bread at the Eco Deli, Nusa Lembongan

Bali is the stuff of vacation fantasies, no doubt, but three neighboring Indonesian islands offer similar dreamy landscapes, plus character all their own (and sometimes, less crowds). All can be reached by ferry or plane from Bali, so you can head straight to the island of your choice after flying into the Denpasar airport, or add one – or all – to your existing Bali holiday.

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January 24, 2014 by
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