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Wellness Travel: Top 10 Yoga Fusion Retreats Of 2015

Like last year’s round-up of unique wellness trips, Epicure & Culture wants to help you stretch your limits with yoga retreats that fuse flexibility, strength training and curative stretching with something else. Maybe you want to cultivate compassion by volunteering […]

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Culinary Culture: A Delicious Guide To Turkish Food, From Past To Present

Turkey, described as the cradle where eastern and western civilizations connect, is located almost at the mid-point of where the European, Asian and African continents meet. Unsurprisingly therefore, Turkish cuisine is fusion food at its most extreme, with influences ranging […]

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How Jewelry Is Helping Underprivileged Girls In Bangladesh Gain An Education

Like all good stories, this one began a long time ago in a faraway place. It started in the small town of Bogra in Bangladesh before Nur-E Farhana Rahman was even born. It was the 1960s and her great grandfather, a […]

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Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Izushi, Japan, located in the Hyōgo Prefecture less than two hours from Osaka and about two-and-a-half hours from Kyoto, is known for many things: an ancient theater, castle ruins, a preserved old-time feel, and, the focus of this piece, soba […]

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Going Local In Sumatra, Indonesia

While living in Singapore, some friends approached me to travel with them to Medan on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. When I asked why Sumatra, they showed me the blowout sale Jetstar was having on flights and said “why […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Exploring The Real Indonesia

Looking to visit Indonesia? While Bali has much to offer, there’s no denying tourism has taken over this beautiful destination in a way that can make it difficult to experience the country in an authentic manner. Luckily, there are many […]

Top 10 Yoga Adventures For Thrill Seekers Around The World

Top 10 Yoga Adventures For Thrill Seekers Around The World

When we think of yoga, most of us think of relaxation, inwardness and meditative states. We think of balance and stretching, being centered and strength. Yoga is all these things, and there are many vacation retreats in beautiful places around […]

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Journey Inward: The Best Silent Retreats Around The World

Travelers can get swept up in climbing the tallest mountains, fording wild rivers and crossing the most obscure borders that they can miss the formidable challenge right under their nose: how to find peace by turning inward. It is tempting […]