Shanker Hotel Kathmandu: Old World Palace

Kathmandu is full of vibrant and colourful hotels for both trekkers and dharma seekers, however the Shanker Hotel is seriously authentic and must not be missed. The outside needs a little paint and the barman doesn’t know how to make a mojito, but it’s not often you can eat, drink, sleep and be treated like […]

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Botswana Untamed: An Oasis For Wildlife Encounters

Botswana Untamed: An Oasis For Wildlife Encounters

  This article was originally written and posted on the Expedia Travel Blog There are moments in the African wilderness when things come together, animal spirits synchronise with the human heart to create a hushed and magical encounter, giving a more intimate perspective into our own humanity. This is the gift of Botswana. Botswana is […]

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Create A Bucket List: 100 Ideas For Your Bucket List

Create A Bucket List: 100 Ideas For Your Bucket List

Create a Bucket List and turn your ‘Someday I will…’ thoughts, into achieved, unforgettable experiences. Yesterday I went in search for some more books to fill the shelves in my reading room. Books are my inspiration and I can never have enough. I love sitting in my reading room, burning my oil diffuser, drinking rooibos tea […]

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travel to antarctica

Antarctica at Last!

To set the record straight: Antarctica is in the southern hemisphere; there are no polar bears; the ice is not white; you need to go by ship (or plane); it is huge; it is cold. This may be stating the bleeding obvious, but I was taken aback by just how ignorant the majority of my […]

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Seeking Solace In Bali

‘Wellness’ is the millennium buzzword for health, balance and rejuvenation; its devotees crave it within holiday destinations and it is fast becoming a mantra for the seekers at the altar of self-preservation. Are you seeking an exotic wellness escape? A place filled with sublime indulgence, a sanctuary where your body and soul will be healed, […]

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A Humbling Trek To Mount Everest Base Camp

A Humbling Trek To Mount Everest Base Camp

Drifting in and out of sleep, the tinkering cow bells were a soothing sound as the yaks walked past my window to get an early morning start up the mountain. Slowly waking up, I sleepily watched as the first ray of sunlight hit the bare timber floor next to my bed. Then the footsteps of […]

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The Rhythm And Chaos Of Kathmandu

The Rhythm And Chaos Of Kathmandu

Are you planning a trip to Nepal? Then you will no doubt be flying into Kathmandu, many travelers use Kathmandu as a fly in – fly out destination, generally only staying a couple of days. This is a shame as Kathmandu has many wonders waiting to be discovered. Here is a feature article that I […]

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8 Soulful Adventures to Add To Your Bucket List

8 Soulful Adventures to Add To Your Bucket List

  A well lived life is about taking adventures into the unknown, marveling at everyday beauty and treating other people with kindness. Many of us dream of escaping the everyday mundane and being whisked off to some far and exotic land. A place to escape, discover and experience, a place that promises to move us […]

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Samoa

The Spirit Of Samoa

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home –James Michener Beyond the perfect white beaches, coconut groves and calm turquoise waters, Samoa is also one of the richest cultural regions in the world. A combination of the culture, the people and the […]

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5 Places To Find Tranquility In A City

5 Places To Find Tranquility In A City

Cities never sleep. There is always something going on as lights constantly flicker and the streets are filled with the endless noise of car horns, jack hammers and people constantly talking. No matter how much you love the hustle and bustle of the city, eventually the noise and surrounds become so loud and unbearable that […]

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