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Ecotourism can offer many benefits to a culture, if carefully managed.

TRAVELLING FOR GOOD: If done right, ecotourism builds sustainable economies

Ecotourism can offer many benefits to a culture, if carefully managed. The quest to climb to the top of the world at Mt. Everest...
May 18, 2016 × 0 comments

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FRUIT RACISM: Durian, the badass black sheep of the fruit family, divides Southeast Asian society on fruit racial lines

Before I could see him I could smell him. His smell preceded him by a whole 20 yards. His reputation by 20 miles. It was an unmistakable...
March 22, 2016 × 0 comments

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THE LONG ROAD TO HAPPINESS: Is Bhutan really the Shangri-La that people think it is?

“Road sinking, drive slowly” a road sign warns as we drive from the moist and lush lowlands of Bhutan’s south...
November 25, 2015 × 0 comments

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GEOLOGICAL WONDERLAND: The awe-inspiring beauty of Yellowstone National Park

GEOLOGICAL WONDERLAND: The awe-inspiring beauty of Yellowstone National Park

With canyons, waterfalls, rivers, forests and mountains, Yellowstone National Park showed us the beauty of this planet. The...
November 21, 2015 × 1 comment

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MINDFULNESS AT 20 KNOTS: Slowly sipping in the Soane and Rhone Rivers

MINDFULNESS AT 20 KNOTS: Slowly sipping in the Soane and Rhone Rivers

On this river cruise, I expected a change of scenery and a change of pace, but not such a change of consciousness. We glided past...
November 10, 2015 × 0 comments

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Top 5 Inspirational Cities for Writers

Top 5 Inspirational Cities for Writers

Do you ever want to sit down and write a masterpiece, but you just can’t? Maybe the house is too noisy, the coffee shop is too...
August 18, 2015 × 0 comments

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HEALING AND AWAKENING: A transformative and illuminating trip to Mount Shasta

HEALING AND AWAKENING: A transformative and illuminating trip to Mount Shasta

Excerpted from Light Atonement by Ariyana ~a star child~, the story of an ordinary woman’s transition to life as an awakened...
April 11, 2015 × 3 comments

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FLOWERWOMAN: Magic words surrounded by petals

FLOWERWOMAN: Magic words surrounded by petals

She runs a 24-hour flower shop in some lane in Montreal. It has a narrow entrance, but is long within. It’s 2 a.m. and the...
April 3, 2015 × 0 comments

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LESSONS AT VARANASI: Reflecting on life and death in India’s most sacred city

LESSONS AT VARANASI: Reflecting on life and death in India’s most sacred city

Wrapped in a white sari, she sat cross-legged on her paper thin mat waiting to die. The solemn look on her deeply creased face...
April 2, 2015 × 2 comments