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Personal stories and narratives from ordinary people about life and travel in particular regions.

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Global travel blog that features travel stories on living, traveling and growing up in cities, villages and towns around the world!

5 Interesting Things to Do in Wanaka, New Zealand

If you’re looking for a ski adventure on your next trip, your best bet is to hit the snowy hill-capped town of Wanaka in New Zealand. Perched at the southern side of Lake Wanaka, this town has something for everyone. With a spectacular view of the Southern Alps, Wanaka offers a lot of enjoyable opportunities, […]

Top Five Things to Do in Dubai

If you are traveling Dubai, here are five handpicked things to do Desert Safaris and Sand Skiing Desert safaris, desert skiing, sand boarding, and camel rides are some of the adventure opportunities that are available in Dubai. You will fall in love with both the desert and the entertaining sport of desert skiing. Stunning red […]

Have You Heard? The Sierra Nevada Is Glorious (No Not the One in the US)

One of the highest coastline mountain ranges in the world, Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a magical place with astonishing fauna and flora. From cold paramos (moor) to tropical rainforests, the Sierra is diversity at its best – a green lung by the sea untouched by civilization. The koguis, wiwas, arwacos and kankuamos […]

What Is the True Meaning of Kindness? Let Shymkent Tell You.

It’s difficult to write a story that will interest anyone other than your mother. But I have done my best and write about the city where most of my vivid memories took place. Shymkent is one of the ancient cities of Kazakhstan, dating to the 12th century when it was founded as a small caravan […]

Panama City, Panama: Moving to the Big City

I have lived my whole life in Mexico, but have traveled around the world, sometimes for business, sometimes to learn about some other country or culture, but I’ve never lived abroad for more than three months…until now. A couple of months ago my wife received a big promotion, but one of the conditions was to […]

Cofradía, Honduras: Chicken Feet and Generosity

There’s not much to do in Cofradía, so one afternoon a week I end up sitting on Norma’s couch. Norma’s house is an entertaining place to be. The TV is always on and loudly talked over. There are dogs, chickens, cats and rabbits running through the main room from one door the other. I’m greeted […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 7 Unique and Fun Things

Dubai isn’t big in terms of geography but tourists will never run out of fun things to do here.  Activities in this city range from the usual touristy ones (going to the beach, enjoying a desert safari, eating out, etc.) to more unique ones that you can only experience if you’re on holiday in Dubai. […]

Astana, Kazakhstan: A New Capital

I was born in a Soviet town called Tselinograd, the future capital, known as Astana today. In my childhood, every Sunday, my mom and dad used to walk with our neighbors to the central bazaar. It seemed that everybody knew each other in the town, because every time we walked there my parents would greet everyone […]

Utila, Honduras: The Perfect Escape Plan

To get to Utila, it takes me about seven hours. I get up early, throw on my backpack and head out to the street to catch a bus going to San Pedro Sula’s bus terminal. From there, I spend four hours on a hot bus to get to Ceiba, which drops me at a dock. […]

Alaska: 7 Tips for Viewing the Northern Lights

Watching the Northern Lights dance across the dark night sky is an amazing experience. It’s on most people’s Bucket List, as it well should be. My family and I were extremely fortunate to see the Aurora during our trip to Alaska last year and I’m here today to share with you some tips that will […]