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10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

Sanctions are slowly being lifted from Iran, and since 2015, it’s become easier to travel through this warm and welcoming land, its rich history and culture ripe for the picking. Autumn and Spring are the best times to go, as temperatures are mild and comfortable. In my two week visit I witnessed so much beauty, [...]
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7 climbs to get stunning scenic photos in Florence

Cameras have evolved into a permanent must-have part of our mainstream culture. Whether it is a part of a smart phone, or a high-end DSLR, we use them to communicate online and off, for email and social media, for business and education. When traveling, cameras have become as ubiquitous as a passport. Even more so, [...]
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10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit on a Mediterranean yacht charter

A luxury yacht charter is the ultimate way to visit the great UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Mediterranean. Disembark by day to wander the villages of Amalfi, hike Sicily’s volcanoes, or walk the walls of Dubrovnik, before returning to your yacht, chatting excitedly about the wonders you’ve seen, dining on deck as the yacht [...]
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Top 5 experiences to pair with your wine tasting in the Cape

Cape Town has become one of the most visited destinations on the African continent. This cosmopolitan city, nestled between mountains and sea, draws lovers of culture and nature to its shores. The fruits of this nature are no more evident than in the beautiful winelands surrounding the city and spreading far through the Cape region. [...]
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5 reasons why you should get beach therapy

There is something about a beach vacation that leaves you blissfully relaxed, happy and rejuvenated. It works for people across ages. From the freshness of a sunrise, the frolicking waves of the day, the self-awareness during a sunset or the calm during the night, the beach changes our mood and puts you in touch with [...]
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Top 5 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos

In between Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is lesser-known and lesser-discovered, but no less interesting than its pair of famous neighbours. As a long thin country that also touches China to the north and Cambodia to the south, the landscape varies wildly; from thickly-forested areas to more tropical surrounds with plunging waterfalls and thousands of islands. [...]
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5 of the best boutique hotels in Colombia and Panama

After many years of being known as one of the most dangerous countries in the world due to their Narcos and extremist groups, Colombia is now coming out the other side and becoming one of the hottest up and coming travel destinations. I recently spent a month in Colombia and Panama and found these countries [...]
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12 incredible beachfront villas in Bali

Everyone’s talking about Bali right now and no wonder – it was voted TripAdvisor’s number 1 destination for 2017 and, for sure, the never-ending coastline of sandy beaches is one of the reasons why. We’ve already explained why renting a villa in Bali is the most popular type of accommodation so now we’re going to [...]
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Latin America: a carnival of exotic fruit

For those people visiting a Latin American “farmers’ market” for the first time, the fruit section can be a new and exotic experience for all the senses. A carnival of intense colors and capricious shapes unfolds before your eyes, while the aromas and textures are simply astounding. In the touting of the sellers who try [...]
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