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adrenaline junkie's guide to bora bora

10 Adventures Beyond the Beaches in Bora Bora

To most, a Bora Bora holiday conjures up images of an exotic palm-fringed, sugar-sand paradise with overwater bungalows somewhere out in the middle of the South Seas, mostly visited by starry-eyed honeymooners who rarely adventure beyond their resort. While Bora Bora is one of the best places for a honeymoon or romantic escape, it can be […]

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Machu Picchu

You Can’t Take Your Clothes Off at Machu Picchu? Machu Picchu Tourismo Rules

The year was 1985.  I was in my 20’s, and my sense of wanderlust had already firmly taken hold, particularly when it came to exploring ancient civilizations.  I’d had a blast traveling throughout Mexico and Central America, visiting and climbing (yes, you could do that back in the day) Mayan and Aztec pyramids and ruins. […]

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Potato Chip Rock

How to Master San Diego’s Incredible Potato Chip Rock Hike

“Hiking is NOT one of my superpowers,” I said to my three companions.  But it was too late to turn back; we were more than halfway there. A week before, I had seen a photo taken at San Diego’s Potato Chip Rock – a sliver of stone hovering 2,800 feet over the ridge near the […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Baby boomers are the darling of the travel industry.  And why not?  Most are empty nesters and have the time, desire, and expendable income to travel.  According to AARP’s Baby Boomer Travel Trends, most Boomers (99%) will take at least one leisure trip in 2017, with an average of five or more trips expected throughout […]

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Dalmatian Islands

Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour (King’s Landing and Qarth)

Kings and queens, knights, magicians, scoundrels, dwarfs, giants, dragons, witches, eunuchs, heroes, liars, and more. I won’t lie, I’m biased. Game of Thrones is the best medieval series ever to hit television, perhaps even the best series of any genre. The multiple Emmy-winning medieval fantasy HBO show, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series […]

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Shanghai China

Weekend in Shanghai: 15 Reasons Why It Became My Favorite Asian City

“You’d better hurry!” said the concierge. We’d just returned to our hotel after at the end of our weekend in Shanghai. We wanted to see the Bund at night but had just been informed that the lights go out at 10:00 pm. Prompt. With a mere 15 minutes before lights-out, we took a right turn […]

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Would You Dare Try Bali Coffee Made from Jungle Cat Poop?

The #1 most expensive coffee in the world is made from the #2 of a jungle cat. Kopi Luwak, aka Bali jungle cat poop coffee, is produced mainly on the islands in the Indonesian Archipelago. Agrowisata Abian Kusuma Sari, a coffee plantation in the Tampaksiring region of Bali is one such plantation and the location […]

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LaPaz

Snorkel La Paz: An Encounter with Baby Sea Lions in the Wild

At the southern tip of Baja Mexico is the peninsula’s gem, La Paz. The translation of La Paz is “peace” and this seaside destination offers an abundance of tranquility and beauty. The crystal clear aqua waters provide great snorkeling opportunities, but if you are looking for a truly memorable snorkeling experience, head out to the […]

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hang gliding at kitty hawk

Kitty Hawk Kites: Hang Gliding Adventure in NC

Having already experienced and loved skydiving, I was interested in trying hang gliding to see how they compare. And what better place to try out this unique flying experience than at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, especially in August! There are two ways a novice can hang glide. One is to take a lesson and then […]

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