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    Puerto de Mogan: The Cutest Tourist Town I Ever Did See

    Prepare for photo overload. Puerto de Mogan, a tiny fishing town situated on the southwestern corner of Gran Canaria, is THE cutest tourist town I’ve ever seen. Yes, it is packed with European and Scandinavian…

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    Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria

    When we booked our cottage in the mountains of Gran Canaria, I knew nothing about the nearby town Santa Brigida. It was big enough that I figured we’d find restaurants and grocery stores –…

  • Cottage garden walkway | Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria, Spain
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    Renting a Cottage in Gran Canaria

    After visiting Fuerteventura, the Canary Island known for wind, beaches, wind, and more wind, we headed to Gran Canaria – the island known as the mini continent. They call Gran Canaria the mini continent…

  • Colors of the El Cotillo lagoon beach | Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
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    Fuerteventura? Never Heard of It.

    This is what the airline ticket counter lady said to me as she handed me my boarding passes at JFK airport: “Here are your boarding passes for Madrid, and then your connection…

  • Wet cobblestone in Le Marais | Paris, France
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    Le Marais in Photos

    Le Marais is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris. Why? Because it’s the perfect place to practice the simple art of getting lost. Without a map or a plan on our winter…

  • Geraniums at Vezir Cave Suites | Goreme, Turkey
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    Local Spotlight: Vezir Cave Suites in Cappadocia

    Staying in a cave hotel is part of the Cappadocia experience, and Vezir Cave Suites is a comfortable centrally located option. Cappadocia’s network of caves and rock churches, pigeon homes, and labyrinthine…

  • Rainy day at the Pigalle metro in Montmatre | Paris, France
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    Paris in February: Is It a Good Idea?

    Question of the day: Is visiting Paris in February a good idea? “Paris is always a good idea,” says Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 movie Sabrina. Like New York, Paris never sleeps…

  • Bodie on the rocks at Lewes Beach | Delaware
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    Where to Take Your Dog to the Beach in Delaware

    Delaware is one of the best places on the East Coast to bring your dog to the beach. There are nice hotels and vacation rentals, plenty of restaurants with outdoor dog-friendly dining,…

  • Overlooking Vik | Iceland
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    Vik is the Coolest Town in Iceland

    Vik is the coolest little town in Iceland. There’s not much to it, but I think that’s why I loved it so much. It sits on the southern tip of the island, wedged between…

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    Winter Road Trip in South Iceland

    After exploring Reykjavik and The Golden Circle, our winter Icelandic adventure took us south along Highway 1 on a road trip. Armed with maps, our trusty SADcars Subaru Forester, and some Sigur Ros…

  • Eiffel Tower at night, from the Arc de Triomph | Paris, France
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    Photo Inspiration: Paris at Night

    Even in the middle of a cold gray February, Paris comes alive at night. The bare branches of the city’s trees are dimmed, and the warm lights from inside the city’s cozy restaurants and…

  • Ice covered road | Golden Circle, Iceland
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    Winter on The Golden Circle

    The Golden Circle is one the most popular activities in Iceland – and for good reason. This 300 kilometer driving loop starts and ends in Reykjavik and includes sights such as waterfalls, geysers,…

  • Hallgrímskirkja view from the top |Reykjavik, Iceland
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    My Favorite Places in Reykjavik

    I really really liked Reykjavik. Between the street art, the fresh clean outdoor feeling, the unique architecture, and the modern vibe, there was always something to marvel at. I wanted to spend way…

  • Horses at Hotel Laekur in Hella | Southern Iceland
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    Why I Loved VIsiting Iceland in the Winter

    When we first decided to take a winter trip to Iceland, I assumed it would be one of the coldest weeks of travel I’d ever planned. It would probably be colder than the…

  • Looking into the misty mountains | Southern Iceland
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    Photo Inspiration: Winter in Southern Iceland

    Leave it to me to think it’s a good idea to visit Iceland in the winter. Honestly though, it really was a good idea. Empty roads, lower prices, misty eerie landscapes. Like…

  • Storefront of Anokhi | Fort Cochin, India
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    Local Spotlight: Anokhi in Fort Kochi

    I’m a sucker for scarves. My collection of scarves is one of my most favorite things I own in this world. Despite my lack of stellar New York City style (or any…

  • Sunset at the Chinese fishing nets | Fort Cochin, India
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    Photo Essay: Kerala, India

      It’s been a decent amount of time since my short trip to Kerala, India, yet I remember each moment, each sweat bead, each flavor, and each sound so vividly. I could…

  • Wagon | Fort Kochi, India
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    First Impressions of Kerala, India

    I’ve always wanted to travel to India, but I’ve been a little fearful of its intensity. I’ve had a love affair with Indian fabrics and the bright vivid colors, but inside I’ve…

  • Prayer wheels at Gangaramaya Temple | Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    Scenes from Gangaramaya Temple

    We only had four hours to explore Colombo. This is not nearly enough time to get the feel for the city, explore the cultural quirks, or find a corner I could call…

  • White sand | Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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    Beach Getaway: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

    I know this sounds a little crazy, but going to the beach was not on my list of priorities on my trip to Sri Lanka. In fact, at first I had planned…

  • Train from Kandy to Colombo - a banana tree view | Sri Lanka
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    Why You Should Take the Train in Sri Lanka

    Riding the train is one of the best ways to get around southern Sri Lanka. Whether you are in the capital, down by the beaches, up near Kandy, or traveling through hill…

  • Prayers over flowers at the Temple of the Tooth| Kandy, Sri Lanka
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    An Evening Puja at the Temple of the Tooth

    I could spend hours walking around temples marveling at the architecture and design. Like I’ve said before, I rarely get templed out when I travel. So when an opportunity came up to…

  • Tea plantation | Geragama, Sri Lanka
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    Tea Time at the Geragama Tea Estate

    Ceylon. That name sounds familiar, doesn’t it? You’ve probably seen the word Ceylon on your Twinnings tea box, your Bigelow tea box, or at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. You know…

  • Ganesh |Sri Muthumariamman temple, Matale, Sri Lanka
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    Notable Photos: The Colors of Matale

    The roadside town of Matale is often overlooked. Traffic zips through on it’s way to and from Kandy. On the surface, there is little to see but the bustle of daily Sri…

  • Golden Temple Buddha with rain clouds | Sri Lanka
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    Sri Lanka’s Golden Temple

    Tucked away on the side of a mountain in central Sri Lanka, there are five caves filled to the brim with Buddhist shrines. These caves have been here since prehistoric times, but…

  • Hibiscus floating in water at the Vil Uyana | Sri Lanka
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    The Jetwing Vil Uyana: My Personal Heaven

    Have you ever been to a hotel that makes you want to throw away everything you own and just move in? I’m not talking about just any luxury hotel that stuns you…

  • Mt Vesuvius outline | Naples, Italy
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    Notable Photos: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii

    Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii are two of the most iconic places in all of Italy. While they are not as magnetic Rome nor as desirable for travelers as, say, the Tuscan countryside…