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Are You Obsessed with Mad Men? You Have to See This Hotel

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Don Draper's Uncle is Alive and Well in Germany. (Hamburg, specifically.) When I was a kid, I dressed up as a "poodle girl" for three Halloweens in a row. For those of you who aren't familiar with the technical term poodle girl, it was the 8-year-old saying for a wannabe 60s sock hop gal, complete with a baby pink, flouncy skirt adorned with - you gues[...]

What it's like to be first black woman to travel to all of the countries in the world

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When it comes to travelling around the world, Jessica Nabongo has nailed. The 35-year-old has completed her two-and-a-half-year epic adventure of travelling to every UN-recognised country of the world (plus 2 non-member states), becoming the first black woman to do so. Travel is in the blood of the Detroit-born Ugandan-American, as she is the founder and CEO[...]

Unterschwarzachhof - the ultimate spa hotel in Austria

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Being a single mom isn't easy. Hell, being a mom isn't easy! And what many moms sometimes forget is that an important part of taking good care of your kid is to also take good care of yourself. That means finding ways to be along, spend quality time, seeing friends, eating good food, reading and just doing all the things YOU like doing. Once or twice a year [...]

Who, What, and Where are the Mentawai Islands?

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I have a confession to make. You know those beautifully shot tourism commercials for certain countries or states? Like “West Virginia, Wild and Wonderful” or “Incredible India” or “Australia: There’s NOTHING like it.” I love them. Maybe it’s because I’ve primarily watched international TV for the past two years, but there’s somethi[...]

What Lies 36 Hours Away in Indonesia? The Perfect Getaway.

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Your weekend getaway. The perfect island getaway. Blah blah blah getaway. In the vacation world, the word getaway is synonymous with a successful retreat from everyday life. But this word is everywhere. Are that many people really "getting away" from it all? And what does it even mean to "get away"? Get away from what? Your obligations? That's any holiday.[...]

Meet the Cypriot entrepreneur reviving a traditional profession

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As I grow older, tradition and cultural identity are two things that I increasingly cherish and admire. I look out for them not only when I'm abroad, on a quest to unearth the tales of the world but also when I'm in an all-familiar setting, one I falsely think I know too well; home. Over the last decade, if I dare I say so, I've noticed societies express [...]

Resorts we love: Club Med in Mauritius

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Before I became a mother I dreaded the thought of going on a club holiday, nothing was further from my mind. It was from my friend Caro who had a one-year-old that I first really learned about Club Med because she had tried one of their locations in France. I still remember how excited she was to stay there. About the activities, the staff and the (free of c[...]

Dubai's best hotel (probably)

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Every summer I take my son on a 3-4 week break somewhere we haven't been before and this year our choice fell on Mauritius. The flight there would have us stop over in Dubai and in a an effort to avoid being stuck at Dubai airport over night, I decided to treat him and I to a 3 day stint in Dubai. The decision wasn't easily made, after all it would be full o[...]

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