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ASTONISHING INDIA: 8 of the Most Awe-inspiring Places to Visit in India

ASTONISHING INDIA: 8 of the Most Awe-inspiring Places to Visit in India

Main ghat at Varanasi, India If you had your passport taken away and could only travel within the borders of your home nation for...
August 17, 2016 × 0 comments

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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