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Venice guide: History, Culture and Bacaro’s like a local

People often ask me for advice on what to do and what to see beyond the “classic multi-visited” touristic destinations of Venice. Sometimes it is difficult to talk about the things we love most, and the same accounts for me as a long-time inhabitant of Venice.Talking about one of the most known cities in the world for its beauty,…

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Discover Athens through its four districts

Athens is a city waiting to be discovered: it embodies the spirit of an European capital (with busy streets, nightlife and different kinds of shops), but at the same time it contains more “authentic”, less populated areas, where you can breathe the heart of Greece and of the Hellenic culture. The extraordinary thing is that the culture of the…

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10 tips for responsible tanning this summer

Many people are surprised to hear that i’m born and raised on the seaside because of my pale tan. I’ve spent my whole life wondering why I can’t get that lovely, bronze summer tan easily and without burning my skin. Even though it gets pretty annoying being frequently teased about my tan, my number one priority always is healthy…

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The Best Travel Gifts from 31 World Explorers

There’s gotta be a dozen people on your holiday list who could use an escape and are dreaming of far-off lands. Keeping in the tradition of our annual gift guide, we scoured our years of packing lists and looked to our circle of globetrotting friends for their tested-and-approved picks. What we’ve come up with are the best travel gifts…

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Glamping at One of the Most Sustainable Resorts in the World

Part turtle sanctuary, part permaculture farm, part luxury resort, and 100% off grid, Playa Viva is not just thinking about the well being of their guests but that of future generations. We found out about this forward-thinking eco-lodge while researching the “Conservation” chapter of our glamping book, Comfortably Wild, and recently had the chance to spend a few nights…

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Sailing The Society Islands, French Polynesia

The Society Islands…jagged mountains, white sand beaches, over-water bungalows, tropical forests, sounds of ukuleles, and scents of gardenia…it’s a honeymoon dreamland. But too often, couples fly from Tahiti to Bora Bora and miss the incredible islands in between! Keeping with the seafaring tradition of Polynesia, a small ship is hands down the best way to explore this stunning archipelago,…

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Glacier Country, Montana: #RecreateResponsibly Road Trip!

Everyone wants to visit Glacier National Park…like 3 million people a year. But what many park-goers don’t realize is that most of Western Montana was carved by the same glacial activity, offering so many other stunning mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests—with a fraction of the tourists. To help more people find the lesser-known gems and keep them pristine, we…

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Apostle Islands: Lake Superior’s superior getaway

The Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin are a cluster of islands in Lake Superior, most of which are part of the protected Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Though 22 islands comprise the chain, there are many more than 22 reasons to visit thanks to hiking, kayaking, camping, exploring Native culture, enjoying a local fish fry, and more. Located about between…

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