Five Great Holiday Activities You’ve Never Considered

February 25th, 2015

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Five Great Holiday Activities You’ve Never Considered Do you have a thirst for adventure and contempt for convention when you travel? If the thought of lounging around on a beach for two weeks fills you with revulsion, panic not: there are alternatives. Whether you want to sculpt your body, hone your intellect or nail a … Continued

When I found out that it was possible (albeit near-impossibility at that time) to visit this sacred temple on a day trip from Siem Reap in 2012, I immediately grabbed the opportunity to see it while it was then — once again — enjoying a short “time of peace”. For a very long time in … Continued

Enjoy this excerpt from the Prologue of the book WIDE-OPEN WORLD by John Marshall. Copyright © 2015 by John Marshall. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. From inside the Human Kitchen, I watched the spider monkeys begin to arrive. They … Continued

Do you crave a life of travel and adventure, but aren’t sure how to make ends meet while doing it? Join the club.   In 2006 when I was 30 years old, I was busy running a successful financial planning practice in Canada. I had all the accoutrements of an enviable lifestyle; I had a … Continued

With barely a sound the 160 kilo/ 350 pound gorilla walked right in front of me on the jungle hill side. Mountain gorillas only exist in high terrains of south western Uganda and neighboring Congo and Rwanda. For some, having the opportunity to hike to a family of mountain gorillas is the trip of a … Continued

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part II (Read Part I) Roma Termini had changed in seven years. It was bigger. There were shops, restaurants and a newness that propped up with new millennium money. Before, Termini was dirty and dank. Prostitutes, vagrants and of course the ever present gypsies lined the outside waiting for the unsuspecting … Continued

When people ask me how it all began it becomes a jumble. It would be like asking someone how they entered an ancient labyrinth. You know how you entered, but once inside the direction you thought you were going was only a mirror of what you thought you believed. It was a warm and pleasant … Continued

Driving to the end of the world is any road tripper’s dream.  The route to the southernmost city in the world passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world through Patagonia and culminates at Ushuaia, Argentina.  Any further south and you would be driving across the ocean to Antarctica.  The awe-inspiring sights … Continued

Have you had Unexpected Consequences of Love? I really enjoy reading Jill Mansell’s books. Sometimes a book can make me feel like I have traveled and left home. It can make me feel brave. Share your story of bravery in my travel writing competition and maybe soon I will be sharing an excerpt of your latest … Continued

I was honored to go with Richard Bangs to Bermuda and film for Orbitz! Look what was in Nasdaq about us:  “Leading online travel company Orbitz Worldwide  has partnered with the Bermuda Tourism Authority to launch “Orbitz Originals: Bermuda – Proper Fun,” a seven-part online video series that is co-hosted by award-winning travel experts Richard Bangs and … Continued