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Oruro Festival, Bolivia.  Photo courtesy of VMT Bolivia.
Culture / Curated Lists / South America / Tasty DM / Travel / Travel Guides

Colorful Culture: Amazing Lesser-Known South American Festivals

Of all the people, on all the continents, South Americans really know how to party.  Their indigenous roots and Christian colonization leads to an amazing assortment of fiestas.  Chose from indigenous harvest festivals to religious holidays to music performances, with celebrations that range from unbridled chaos to more serene and […]

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Learn to chose fabrics and cook on the side of a volcano with the Karanki community of Ecuador.  Photo courtesy of GoCollette.
Accommodation / Asia / Connect / Culture / Curated Lists / Europe / Food / French Polynesia / North America / South America / Tasty DM / Transformative Travel / Travel / Travel Guides

The World’s 12 Best Homestay Experiences For Culturally-Curious Travelers

“There’s no place like home”. This phrase is one we encounter often in Christmas carols, romance novels and cheesy TV series. At first, it seems to eliminate the incentive to travel. Why go through the trouble of packing your bags, boarding a plane and figuring out a strange place, just […]

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Do yoga in Peru's Sacred Valley.  Photo courtesy of Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures.
Asia / Central America / Curated Lists / Health And Wellness / Middle East / North America / Transformative Travel / Travel / Travel Guides / Yoga

Wellness Travel: Top 13 Culturally Immersive Yoga Retreats From Around The World

Most people think of yoga as a turning inward, a solitary practice aimed at developing self-awareness and reflection. People practice yoga to find peace and improve wellness; but ultimately, to feel truly serene, you need to feel united and at home with your environment. Instead of isolating you from your surroundings, […]

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Quirky Travel: Top 15 Unusual Wine Tastings And Experiences Around The World
Africa / Curated Lists / Drink / Europe / North America / Travel Guides

Quirky Travel: Top 15 Unusual Wine Tastings And Experiences Around The World

Do you love wine but are tired of traditional wine tastings? Bored of dry crackers, stiff stools at wine bars and snobbish sommeliers? Spice up the way you experience wine with the world’s top unusual experiences centered around fermented grapes. Chose from unusual pairing classes, fun-filled festivals, active sport-themed wine […]

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Modern Amman courtesy of the Jordan Tourism Board
Curated Lists / Encounters / Middle East / Travel / Trip Journal

Middle Eastern Travel: 10 Surprising Discoveries On A Journey Through Jordan

To date, Jordan has been one of the most surprising destinations I’ve visited. I’ll admit before going my opinion of the country was clouded somewhat by typical Middle Eastern stereotypes; however, these were quickly shattered as I met the locals and immersed myself in a welcoming local culture. To give […]