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A Two-day Hike to the Maragua Crater, Bolivia

Wherever you are in Bolivia, you’re never far from incredible natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes.  And just 46 kilometres from the country’s charming capital city is one of Bolivia’s most visually striking natural formations – the Ombligo de Chuquisaca (Chuquisaca’s Belly Button).  Otherwise known as Maragua Crater. After months of travelling I’d decided to plant […]

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Mirror Pond - Bend, Oregon

Where to Stay to Enjoy the Best of Central and Western Oregon

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Boutique Hotel Stays in the U.S

If someone had told me that I could visit a single U.S state and see everything from rugged coastal landscapes and thick evergreen forests, to barren, fossil-strewn deserts, volcanoes and glaciers, I probably wouldn’t have believed them. But Oregon, located in the Pacific Northwest of America, has it all. Portland Oregon’s largest metropolis, Portland is one of […]

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Blowing Rock NC - John Dyer

Enjoy the Diversity of North Carolina from the Luxury of One of its Boutique Hotels

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Boutique Hotel Stays in the U.S

From the constantly evolving, diverse cities and rolling farmland of central Piedmont to the secluded beaches and barrier islands of the coastal region to the leafy trails and roaring rivers of the Appalachian mountain range, North Carolina has enough variety to satisfy everyone’s taste. Asheville Whilst the city of Asheville does well to retain its traditional mountain […]

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An Awesome Two-Week Thailand Itinerary

In 2002 I visited Thailand for the first time. I vividly remember the moment that I walked out of the airport in Bangkok. The suffocating heat engulfed me in a way that I’d never experienced before in my life. It was the first time I’d travelled outside Europe, the first time I’d visited a temple, […]

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Meteora panorama

The Incredible Clifftop Monasteries of Meteora

Just like the surreal volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia and the bizarre natural terraces of carbonate minerals in Pamukkale, as soon as I saw photographs of the stunning clifftop monasteries of Meteora, I knew I had to go. Those of you who are regular readers of this blog will know that I’m an avid photographer and […]

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