50 Shades of Sand

“From an endless beach of reality, we take a grain of sand and call it the world.” If the grain of sand is what we know and the beach what there is still to discover and explore, can you imagine the vastness of beauty and wonders still awaiting to be seen out there? We think…

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INTO THE WILD

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit” As we flock to live in urban areas, nearly 70% by 2050, we are still irresistibly attracted to wilderness. It is so deeply rooted in us that we seek ways to return to it and discover and rediscover Nature’s uniqueness. It is also…

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Urban Oasis: how they impact our lives and travels?

54% of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050 this will raise to nearly 70%. The top travel destination cities received nearly half a billion visitors each year and terms as urban tourism and over-tourisms have become increasingly popular to describe a symptom of modern consumer-based society. While it is fun to walk down…

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9 Invisible Cities: can we still see them?

Rome is packed with cultural and historical sights. It became extremely popular following the publication of Don Brown’s Angels and Demons disclosing some of its “invisible” sights. Fortunately, the city is full of hidden treasure so ditch the map and let your senses guide you. Rio De Janeiro It is set in a breathtaking natural environment.…

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Invisible Cities: can we still see them?

And how can we have a positive impact when we travel to over-crowded cities? For centuries cities have been glorified and mystified in books from Carlos Ruiz Zafón Barcelona and Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul, Amitav Ghosh’s Mandalay and Singapore, Shakespeare’s Venice and Salman Rushdie’s Florence. The masterpiece of them all being Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. We…

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THE ART OF GIFT GIVING!

And what it has to do with positive travel impact? “Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas. Time can’t be given. But it can be shared.” The Gift, Ceclia Ahern 1’000’000’000’000! This is how much the world will spend this holiday season. And just in case you are confused about all…

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