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Ibiza: party smarty

Hey, 23-hour party people! You know who you are and where you like to go - one of which is Ibiza, Spain's party jewel of the sea. Did you know that Tourism accounts for 84% of Ibiza's GDP? The population of Ibiza swells from 152,000 to over 450,000 during peaks months of the summer…

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I’m covid-nervous. Where can I travel?

Even though the world - more or less - appears to be out of the woods when it come to Covid and how it keeps popping up its ugly little head, many of us are still reluctant to commit to a holiday, even though we really need one in the worst way. So what can…

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How to ride out a spiritual disaster

In 2017, I travelled to the Amazon jungle to take part in an ayahuasca retreat. I hadn’t done psychedelics for 20 years, and that last time I’d had a bad trip which had left me traumatised. Why would I ever want to try psychedelics again? Although I’d healed a lot from that youthful bad experience,…

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Let it all hang out

Nothing like walking along a beach and then - hey presto! - finding out that it's for nudists. That happened to us here in Vancouver, of all places. Luckily, our sunglasses were in place and covered our eyes even if they didn't hide our embarassment. We're not prudes, by any stretch -…

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Moosewood good

We're not too young here at Matouring, so we remember things. Back in the 1970's, the "earth" movement really took hold. Healthy food, lifestyle and clean thoughts were at the top of the list for most "aware" folks back then. Out of that heady period came a genuine interest in making the…

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When normal just won’t do

There are thousands of hotels around the world who will give you what you want. But what if you don't know what you want, or want something completely different? We have a suggestion. Offering rooms and suites set in large caves, Le Grotte della Civita is located in the Matera's Sassi area, a…

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The treats of San Francisco

Every notable city has its standard "halo" locations:  those places that, for better or worse, define the city it most peoples' eyes and minds.  Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London has Big Ben, Peru has Machu Pichu and, here, the USA has San Francisco and it's Transamerica edifice.  Like it or not, they're the eye-catchers,…

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Blursed Castle

We here at Matouring.com are egalitarian:  we're not always about yachts and expensive hotels.  (Come to think about it, we rarely write about that.) But, we do look for the unusual for you, our diverse and eclectic readers.  In this case, we're talking about the stunning coastline and local wineries Central Coast of California, but…

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Stop the world . . I don’t want to get off

Now this is interesting news.  Storylines is a cruise company with a twist.  Yes, it has incredible new vessels and luxury that you might expect.  But, with this cruiseline, you may never need to get off. When Storylines' first residential cruise ship kicks off in 2024, it will feature over 500 completely furnished lodgings which can…

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