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The Hornbill Camp: Where Bird Sanctuary Meets Organic Plantation In India
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The Hornbill Camp: Where Bird Sanctuary Meets Organic Plantation In India

“The Western Ghats are a very important place in India. It’s home to the richest bird life on the Indian Peninsula as well as thousands of Ayurvedic plants.” I’m at the Hornbill Camp, taking a tour of the onsite organic plantation with Chris and John, two interns from England. Kerala […]

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#InstaTravel: Top 10 Slopeside Moments At Canada’s Big White Ski Resort
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#InstaTravel: Top 10 Slopeside Moments At Canada’s Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, Canada, is home to world-class skiing and snowboarding as well as spectacular scenery. Living in the village, I’ve created a photo essay of Instagram shots capturing some of my favorite slopeside moments for you to recreate on your travels. Let us know which is […]

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Castello di Gabbiano. Photo courtesy of Castello di Gabbiano.
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Tuscany Travel: A Slice Of Heaven Paired With Chianti Classico Wine At Castello di Gabbiano

A Way of Life. This is the tagline of Tuscany’s Castello de Gabbiano, and one that couldn’t be more fitting. Rolling hills littered with olive trees, Cypress forests hiding valuable white truffle, Tuscan stone villas holding interesting agricultural histories, colorful crop plots and winding roads lined with rows upon rows […]

Winter Cocktails And Champagne Powder: A Ski-Resort Style Christmas In British Columbia
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Winter Cocktails And Champagne Powder: A Ski-Resort Style Christmas In British Columbia

Nothing says “Christmas” quite like a snowy alpine village illuminated by strings of colorful lights and open fires roasting chestnuts. While small towns like this light up across the Rocky Mountains and the European Alps, Big White Ski Resort stands out as the home of highly skiable champagne powder snow. […]

Wine in Cinque Terre. Photo courtesy of Jessica Yaegar.
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How To Pair Hiking In The Cinque Terre With Aperitivo, Adventure And Local Culture

The smell of trofie pasta, topped with basil pesto kisses the Mediterranean air. Delizioso! The fast chit-chat of the local Italians tickles your ear. Ciao, Ciao! The brightly colored, pastel houses cling to the cliffs, overlooking the deep, blue sparkling sea. Bellissima! This is the land of the Cinque Terre. […]

Hotel Week NYC Brings Big Discounts To The Big Apple
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Hotel Week NYC Brings Big Discounts To The Big Apple

Visiting New York City can be tough on the wallet, but choose your travel time wisely and you can save a bundle. The third annual Hotel Week NYC™ runs January 3-12, 2014, with 30 hotels—some of which charge upwards of $500 a night–offering fixed rates of $100, $200 or $300 […]

Winter Festivals: Get Ready For Arizona Cocktail Week This February
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Winter Festivals: Get Ready For Arizona Cocktail Week This February

The United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) embarks on third celebration of Arizona’s cocktail culture at bars, restaurants and lounges across the state. Highlights will include new events, returning favorites, statewide “Imbibe & Dine” specials, as well as mixology seminars and tastings. This is a great winter festival for anyone looking […]

Loose tea. Photo courtesy of A Girl With Tea.
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History, Hikes And High Tea: Slowing Down At The Lake Agnes Tea House

Canadians weren’t the first tea drinkers, nor do they have the right climate to grow their own tea. That being said, they’ve certainly come up with an imaginative way to enjoy it – and some Rocky Mountain scenery – as part of an eco friendly travel adventure. I was able […]

Circus of Dreams performing at Bizarre. Photo courtesy of Bizarre.
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Avant-Garde Experiences In Bushwick, Brooklyn

For those who want to enjoy New York City‘s arts scene beyond the mainstream offerings, head to Bushwick in Brooklyn. One of the city’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods for the arts, you’ll find everything from offbeat circus acts to experimental theater to open-air art galleries. To help you explore avant-garde Bushwick […]

Walking into the W Retreat and Spa Vieques Island. Photo courtesy of W Retreat and Spa Vieques Island.
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Discovering Sustainable Luxury And Culture At A Big Brand Hotel In Puerto Rico

As someone who typically shys away from staying in big brand hotels, I was pleasantly surprised during a recent stay at the W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island in Puerto Rico. In fact, if I hadn’t known the name of the hotel before walking into the lobby I would […]