“I do not wake up for less than the perfect beach” (Phu Quoc, Vietnam)

I’m trying to think of the exact moment I became the beach equivalent of a vapid, disconnected supermodel. Having traveled to some of the world’s best beaches in Zanzibar, Curacao, Hawaii and countless Thai beaches, I can relate to supermodel Linda Evangelista who famously said: “We don’t wake up for...

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Confessions of a Luggage Shopaholic

There’s a point in the Confessions of a Shopaholic series when Rebecca Bloomwood finds herself in the luggage section of a department store. “Luggage!” she exclaims. “Why have I never thought about luggage?” Don’t ask me why I’ve read those books. (Sigh. If you must know, I was marooned in...

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Holidays to Turkey

What can you expect from holidays to Turkey? Beaches, bazaars and beautiful summer weather for starters, and a whole lot more besides! It’s a popular destination for sun-seekers and it’s not hard to see why. During the summer, temperatures in Turkey can hit the high 30’s with over 300 days...

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Majorca’s Majestic Marine Park

The Mediterranean Islands are a beautiful set of holiday destinations whatever your interests for a vacation are, but the biggest of the Balearic Islands holds one of the best marine parks in the world. It’s a place where you can create memories that will last forever just by being there,...

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Photography For Dumb Bloggers

I kind of like to imagine myself as a photographer.But I’m not. Yeah, I did make it to the top 25 finalists in last year’s Conde Naste Traveler Photo contest, so close to the $25,000 grand prize I could almost taste it. And NBC News may have picked up a...

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Sed tamen haec

Et interdum acciderat, ut siquid in penetrali secreto nullo citerioris vitae ministro praesente paterfamilias uxori susurrasset in aurem, velut Amphiarao referente aut Marcio, quondam vatibus inclitis, postridie disceret imperator. ideoque etiam parietes arcanorum soli conscii timebantur. Restabat ut Caesar post haec properaret accitus et abstergendae causa suspicionis sororem suam, eius...

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Fieri, inquam, Triari

Et prima post Osdroenam quam, ut dictum est, ab hac descriptione discrevimus, Commagena, nunc Euphratensis, clementer adsurgit, Hierapoli, vetere Nino et Samosata civitatibus amplis inlustris. Sed (saepe enim redeo ad Scipionem, cuius omnis sermo erat de amicitia) querebatur, quod omnibus in rebus homines diligentiores essent; capras et oves quot quisque...

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Nec piget dicere

Procedente igitur mox tempore cum adventicium nihil inveniretur, relicta ora maritima in Lycaoniam adnexam Isauriae se contulerunt ibique densis intersaepientes itinera praetenturis provincialium et viatorum opibus pascebantur. Batnae municipium in Anthemusia conditum Macedonum manu priscorum ab Euphrate flumine brevi spatio disparatur, refertum mercatoribus opulentis, ubi annua sollemnitate prope Septembris initium...

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