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  • Mulia Bali: The Best Beach Resort In The World?

    Mulia Bali: The Best Beach Resort In The World?

    Bali, Indonesia

    Mulia Resort in Bali opened its doors in late 2013. Less than 1 year later it won the coveted Condé Nast Traveler USA - Readers' Choice Awards for #1 Beach Resort in the World. How does a brand new independent resort in an uber-competitive location like Bali instantly stand out as not only this island’s most prestigious beach resort, but the entire world?

  • 7 Things To Do In Gulf County, Florida

    7 Things To Do In Gulf County, Florida

    Southeast, USA

    I first discovered Gulf County in 2016. There's so much to love about this gorgeous coastal region on Florida's panhandle, located less than 2 hours drive southwest of the capital, Tallahassee. Apart from the vast natural beauty that abounds in Gulf County, there's a ton of fun things to do on your beach getaway. Whether your seeking adventure or relaxation, you'll find it here.

  • America's National Monuments Need Your Help

    America's National Monuments Need Your Help


    So much of the United States is blessed with an abundance of beautiful national monuments, parks, and forests. These really belong to all people, and should be shared in a sustainable way. Find out why America's National Monuments are under threat and what you can do to protect them.

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    Bali, Indonesia

    There are vacations, and then there are dreams that come true. Staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is one such dream. Combine a grand tropical vision of castles in the sky, world-class cuisine that's almost too good to eat, VIP treatment at every step, warm gentle coconut-scented breezes and a zippy golf cart on call… and now you're getting close to what it feels like to unwind at one of Bali's top resorts.

  • 3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    Travel Tips

    There are certain things the Swiss are known for. Chocolate, ski resorts, and pocket knives, for instance, have all been revolutionised after Switzerland put its stamp on them. And hospitality, of course. Find out why I choose Swissotel when I travel around the world.

  • 8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    Bali, Indonesia

    What pops into your mind when you think of Bali? Is it the historic religious sites and cultural celebrations? Or stunning beaches offering ample activities for everyone in the family? The Holiday Inn Bali Benoa is the best of both worlds – offering the luxuries of a private beachside resort but with easy access to the island’s cultural hotspots and activities.

  • 27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers 2017

    27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers 2017

    Travel Tips

    Travel can make things tough. Buying Christmas gifts for your loved one, family member, friend or even yourself is tricky at the best of times. Even more so when you’re looking for a travel friendly gift. So, I’ve done all the hard work out for you – I’ve researched, compared and even tested each of these 27 Christmas gift ideas. And they live up to my lofty standards as an experienced traveller.

  • Top 10 Travel Instagrammers of 2017

    Top 10 Travel Instagrammers of 2017

    Travel Experts

    One thing that consistently surprises me about social media, and the Internet in general, is its incredible ability to motivate me. Or, perhaps more accurately, keep that fire lit and the excitement level high for the next border crossing or big road trip.

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  • Costa Rica - The Country Which Oozes Personality

    Costa Rica - The Country Which Oozes Personality

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    The Latin Americas are a great place to unwind. Costa Rica, one of the smaller, more attractive of the countries in the Latin Americas, is a dark horse all of its own. The country has no army, is very peaceable and has wonderful landscaping, with much to see and do - should you choose to visit.

  • A Trip To Komodo National Park

    A Trip To Komodo National Park

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    Komodo Dragons can only be found on five islands in the entire world. Four of these islands are part of the Komodo National Park in Indonesia. They have to be seen to be believed.

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