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Breaking Mad: A Hammam and Gommage at Azur Spa

We’ve got an appointment at 3pm at Azur Art and Spa, it will be Maddy’s first hammam and non-sports massage so I try to prep him for what the experience will be like. Deep down I know it’s going to be lightweight torture for him, but I know he’s going to like it at the…

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Our Jungle House in Khao Sok : An Experience Like No Other

Arriving at Our Jungle House (OJH) was like going back to childhood when I had a treehouse in my backyard. Oftentimes I would pretend that I was surrounded by jungle, rivers, wildlife, and curious monkeys. Today, I didn’t need to pretend – it was my reality. Getting to Our Jungle House From Surat Thani As…

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Disaster Relief Tourism : How To Help

If you’ve been heartbroken by the recent tragedy in Nepal, you’re not alone. While this awful occurrence has brought out the worst from Mother Nature it’s also bringing out the best in human hearts. Many people want to drop everything and rush to put themselves to work, but is that the right thing to do…

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Romantic Paris Hotels Under $100 Per Night – Hipmunk City Love

Paris is world-renowned for being two things: romantic and expensive. But is it possible to have romance in Paris without spending a fortune? Absolutely. The city itself is bursting with charming alleyways, overflowing with flowers and street music which cost nothing to enjoy. But when it comes to finding a Paris hotel, prices can range…

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Planning a Conscious Visit to Naples, Italy

Contrary to initial appearances, Naples is a leader in sustainable tourism in Italy and well aware that they need to protect their beautiful natural resources which draw so many tourists if they wish for it to be an ongoing business. What does this mean for you on your upcoming trip to Naples? If you want…

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What Is Agritourism Anyway?

Agri-tourism. Agro-tourism. Potato. Potato. It’s a phrase you hear a lot, and maybe you’re unsure of it’s connotations. That’s okay!  If you’re like me you might have imagined agritourism as a schoolbus full of kids going to the miserable local farm where they see some animals and forget about the experience by the time they…

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An Eco-Friendly Side of Honolulu, Hawaii

Of course sun worshipping, long walks on the beach, and becoming one with nature are at the top of your to-do list in Honolulu, the gem of Hawaii. This breathtaking spot will remind you of all the reasons we need to protect and preserve our planet as we enjoy the privilege of traveling it. Learn…

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Looking for a Cheap Alternative to the GoPro Hero?

Are you looking for a cheap alternative to the GoPro that doesn´t fall apart in 1 month? Have I got the solution for you! Enter the Energy Sistem Sport Cam Pro: a lightweight, micro-sized sport camera that is perfect for all your video needs, especially when traveling. First, let´s start with the company: Energy Sistem….

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Go Green with these Budget Istanbul Hotels

Travel has a big impact on our environment. If you’re concerned with preserving the natural beauty of the world as you visit it, take heart. Staying in green hotels isn’t always an option, but it’s much easier to find them now than ever before! Help care for this lush, green, and welcoming city: be a…

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Chef for a day : Cooking Class in Bangkok

Well, I’ve learned my lesson : I won’t be getting my hair dyed, nor a bikini wax in Bangkok this trip. But there is one thing I have been meaning to do for a long time, and today was the day. Learn how to cook Thai food from a proper academy. I’ve loved Thai food…

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