16 Stunning Photos of Dominican Republic’s North Coast

Enjoy spectacular views of Dominican Republic’s north coast. I was in total awe. We were sailing from Miami to the Dominican Republic aboard the Fathom Adonia cruise ship. I heard from some crew members that we had to be on the upper deck as we sailed towards the island. It’s rare to enjoy a late morning arrival to an island; … Read More

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tour

Experience the stunning landscape of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on a Zodiac boat tour. Jökulsárlón is one of the greatest natural wonders of Iceland. You really can’t miss it, even from the road. As we approached Jokulsarlon on the Ring Road, we were immediately in awe of the massive icebergs floating down the glacial lake. These huge ice blocks break … Read More

Birds of Lake Elmenteita, Kenya

With over 400 species of birds, it’s important to monitor the birds of Lake Elmenteita in Kenya. Lake Elmenteita (also spelled Lake Elementaita) is one of the Great Rift Valley soda lakes. It’s on the property of Soysambu Conservancy, where I lived and volunteered. It isn’t a popular area for human tourists, though it’s quite important to the birds. Across … Read More

Why You Should Stay in Dorsoduro Venice

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Wondering where to stay? Have you heard of Dorsoduro Venice? With so many choices of hotels, apartments, and Airbnb accommodations, it’s difficult to pick the best place to stay. We’re helping you narrow down your choices to one neighborhood in particular: Dorsoduro Venice. Dorsoduro is one of six sestieri, or boroughs. This region is just south of the main tourist … Read More

Getting Lost: Exploring Venice on Foot

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Even though its surrounded by water, it’s best exploring Venice on foot. Winding streets. Narrow alleyways. Archaic bridges over canals. It’s easy to get lost in Venice, and I encourage you to get lost when you visit. You should spend at least an afternoon, if not a day, exploring Venice on foot without any plans or maps. Don’t worry, you’ll … Read More

Photo Essay: Christmas in Old Quebec

There wasn’t any snow on the ground, but Old Quebec was alive with Christmas spirit. Old Quebec looked like something from a Christmas card. In late November, it was time to celebrate Christmas in Old Quebec. The antiquated stone buildings somehow became even more charming as they were decorated with holiday lights and wreaths. Christmas trees lined the streets. Stores … Read More

Wynwood Walls Miami: The Power of Outdoor Street Art

Once a concrete wasteland of abandoned industrial warehouses, Wynwood Walls has transformed this neighbourhood into an artistic outdoor public space that attracts locals and tourists alike. There used to be nothing but gray walls in this once derelict Miami neighbourhood. That was before the late developer Tony Goldman had a bright idea. He saw these blank gray walls as canvases, … Read More

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