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A Local Guide to Australia’s Tropical Getaway: Far North Queensland

For scores of holidaymakers, honeymooners and off-the-beaten-path backpackers, Far North Queensland is an idyllic hidden tropical getaway. For those who live the salty dream every day, it’s our blissful and humble abode. The Great Barrier...

Six Activities to Cure Your Lockdown Wanderlust

From the editor: while countries around the world begin to re-open in the pandemic's wake, we must contend with the fact that the viral situation is not under control in the United States. Although...
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Mindful Wandering, Part I: The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

The sun scorches my shoulders as I sit perched atop a cliff, overlooking the rocky layers of earth below. At such great heights, there is no amount of sunscreen that can protect my freckled...
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A Day Trip to the Door to Hell: Turkmenistan’s Darvaza Crater

The Turkmenistan government hid it for more than 40 years. To be clear, it was in plain sight the whole time, but off the radar for the few Western tourists that ventured into rural...
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A Women’s Travel Guide to Rotterdam

Amsterdam may be the Netherlands’ most popular destination, but the country’s equally charming “second city,” Rotterdam, exudes a distinct character that’s entirely its own. The majority of Rotterdam was bombed during World War II;...
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A Whip-Cracking Carnival in Brazil’s Cowboy Country: The Caretas of Triunfo

Triunfo is a quaint city located in the heart of Brazil’s ‘cowboy land,’ the sertão. Amid the Savanna landscapes of this semi-arid region, it is an oasis with its cooler temperatures and lush greenery....
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How To Solo Hike the W Trek in Torres Del Paine, Chile

For nearly 10 years, it had been a goal of mine to complete a long distance trek in South America. The more research I did, the more discouraged I became. The 15,000-foot altitudes of...
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The Story Behind a Popular Tattoo for Traveling Yogis

Yoga has been bastardized around the world by modern interpretations of the sacred practice — and it’s not just the fault of travelers. From yoga with beer or goats to foreigners profiting off of...
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Awakening in Lake Pichola, Udaipur

The taxi from Maharana Pratap Airport took us to the edge of Lake Pichola, where complete silence greeted us after the colorful and chaotic streets of Udaipur. I felt compelled to be at peace...

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