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93 Snorkeling in the Perfect Blue Waters of the South Pacific
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93 Experiencing a Different City on a Cartagena Barrio Tour
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I’ve taken scores of walking tours on 6 continents; had one been offered on Antarctica I would’ve joined that too, so I’m fairly familiar with how they run. But nothing prepared me for the deep travel experience I enjoyed while in Cartagena, a tour that wasn’t a tour, not really. I’m working with Context Travel throughout the year to highlight some of their tou...

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93 Downtown Toronto and the Gooderham Building
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92 Not Your Typical Hotel: Enjoying Rural Hacienda Life in Colombia
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I’ve been gushing over my Monograms travel experience for a few weeks now, but with good reason. From start to finish they provided me with the tools I needed to enjoy a mostly independent and definitely immersive travel experience throughout Colombia, but nowhere is that better demonstrated than when I visited the country’s famous coffee growing region. At the heart of...

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92 Colorful Town Hall Upper Bridge in Bamberg, Germany
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92 Personal Growth: My Favorite Moments As A Solo Traveler
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Not so very long ago, if you’d asked me my opinion about solo travel it wouldn’t have been an entirely positive one. For a long time I traveled with other people be it with my partner or part of a group and I honestly never thought of myself as a solo traveler. I always saw them as intrepid backpackers, going around the world on a gap tour or something similar. But of course that’s not reality. No, the reality of travel in 2017 is that more and more of us are solo travelers and as I looked...

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92 Former Convent of Santa Clara in Cartagena, Colombia
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91 Colorful Town of Salento in Colombia on a Rainy Day
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91 A Photographer’s View of Paradise in Moorea: Discovering My Special Island in the South Pacific
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He looked French. Slim but athletic, on the short side and a weathered face that’s seen more sunny days than I’ll ever know and a thick French accept that reminded me more of chocolate croissants and bistros than the sunny shores of Moorea in the South Pacific. He’s pretty typical though, many French take advantage of the fact that French Polynesia is part of France and so they move the...

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91 Exploring the Islands of French Polynesia: 6 Favorite Moments on 6 Islands
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So it turns out that many of us have been wrong for a very long time. Words matter and when it comes to describing the islands of French Polynesia that is especially true. As an American, I would normally use Tahiti to describe this part of the world, as do millions of other people, but that’s not accurate. No, Tahiti is just one of 188 different islands within French Polynesia, otherwise known as the Societ...

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