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Camping in the Sahara

Located about 32km outside the town of Rissani, Morocco, a truly unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you in the Sahara Desert. Here you will stay overnight in a tent campground that has accommodations for even […]

The Perks of Work: Pacific Northwest USA with Columbia River Gorge

Home to some of the largest trees in the world, the ancient redwoods, and the stunning ‘City by the Bay’ (San Francisco) the Pacific Northwest is the ultimate travel destination for nature lovers. We spoke […]

Spain: A Soaring and Splendid Symphony

Fiery passion. The fine wines of Rioja. Architecture that ranges from traditional Moorish arches and soaring Gothic spires to the surreal works of Gaudi. Cuisine with deep roots in the sea and on land. Wide vegas rising […]

The Perks of Work: Mexico’s Copper Canyon

When people first think of Mexico they usually daydream about picture perfect beaches, ancient Mayan ruins and colourful Day of the Dead celebrations. While Mexico is rightfully famous for all of these things, what usually […]

Peru, Mysterious Sites and Fascinating Culture

There are few places where nature, culture and history merge together as effortlessly as they do in the South American country of Peru. The past here was shaped by geography and lost cultures that can […]

9 Intriguing Facts About the Taj Mahal

Rauza-i munawwara, or the “The Illuminated Tomb” rests tranquilly on the Yamuna River in Agra, India. When you first lay your eyes upon it, it seems the making of a dream– a vision of white […]

Morocco; Land of Sand and Sea

Souks, kasbahs and ksars, oh my! Morocco is a magnificent country filled with reasons to visit that have long enticed visitors to this fabled country. With Gate 1 in Morocco, visit imperial cities with grand […]

The Goreme Valley: A Mesmerising Magical World

In Turkey’s Goreme Valley, remnants of a vanished society lure cultural and religious scholars, art historians, and geologists. It is rare to find such a harmonic convergence of so many facets of human civilization in […]

Tanzania: Wildlife Utopia of Africa

If you’re an avid traveller with insatiable wanderlust, then an African safari is likely high on your bucket list. The continent is full of options for spotting the Big Five (water buffalo, rhinoceros, elephant, lion, […]

Russian River Cruise Ship Refurbished

The MS Nizhny Novgorod, refurbished in 2019, is one of the most comfortable ships to cruise the Russian waterways. Built in East Germany in 1977, this four-deck vessel has a pleasing design and features elegant […]