Golden Thrills in Huacachina, Peru
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“You want to hear the story about Huacachina?” I wasn’t sure what to expect from this lady who approached me, saying that she’s a direct descendant of the Incas. Since it’s important to be open-minded, I nodded. “Sure!” I smiled … Read More

The Salar de Uyuni: Where Heaven Meets Earth
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  White. An endless ivory carpet stretching for miles and miles up to the horizon. ¿Puede bajar la ventana por favor? Richard nods and opens the badly tinted window on my right side. I put my face out to breathe in the … Read More

Lesser-Known Towns in Europe for Weekend Getaways
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Why don’t you like to visit the major European cities? My sister seemed confused when I told her that we prefer to spend our weekends in smaller and lesser-known towns in Europe. It’s not that we don’t like metropolises. Rome, … Read More

Tracking Leonardo da Vinci: from Vinci to Anchiano in Tuscany
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  Oh so you want to become a painter like Leonardo da Vinci, huh? A ridiculous question that someone asked me many years ago, when I said that I wanted to study art. It popped up in my mind again … Read More

Lesbian Travelers: Merissa and Taylor from Lesbi Adventurous
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Whenever we travel to the United States, we go hiking and exploring at least one National Park. The Valley of Fire in Nevada is one of our favorites, but there’s also Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley, Zion and so many … Read More

A Startling Encounter at the Valley of Fire, Nevada
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  It was shortly after 5 am. A pale rim of gold emerged above the mountain ridge. Beyond, the valley stretched out. I was standing at the window on the 18th floor of the “black pyramid” in Las Vegas. We … Read More

Fuerteventura: the Wind-Swept Canary Island
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  As we landed in Fuerteventura, a grumpy sky hovered above our heads. This was our pre-honeymoon trip, and optimism was in the air. So we ignored the undecided weather, and sailed off to our hotel in Jandía, located on … Read More

Hiking through the jungle in Ecuador
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  When we arrived at the Podocarpus National Park in the southeast of Ecuador, the rainy season had just begun. The air was hot and moist. We had been trekking for hours in pitch darkness. And there I was, knee-deep … Read More

The Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra – Or how I overcame acrophobia in Portugal
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  Standing on the outer fortifications of the Castelo dos Mouros, Kerstin is holding out her hand to me. Come closer! Take my hand; you really can’t fall from here. I keep looking down at the valley of Sintra, while … Read More

Eating our way through Crete
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I just climbed out of the shower as Kerstin almost ran me over. Oh my god, I just made a very old woman run uphill!, she exclaimed. She had been sitting on our guesthouse’s rooftop, observing the deserted Lasithi Plateau, … Read More

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