Napa mapper

The most famous wine region in North America, Napa Valley produces wines that rival those from the Old World’s most revered regions—but that’s not all it has going for it. This 30-mile stretch of Northern California has also proven to be one of the most beautiful to visit, with year-round sunshine and pleasing temps. Notoriety has shaped Napa Valley into…

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Do you want Samoa?

Who better to ask about travel ideas than travel professionals? Our partner, Viator, asked its staff on where they would like to travel next.  There were lots of ideas, but Samoa struck us as a top idea.  Here’s what they said: Sāmoa “I’ve been dreaming of going to the Cook Islands since moving to New Zealand two years ago. It’s…

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Montego Bay – it’s all on the right side

Travel industry brains are predicting that July 2021 will be the time where travel, again, will be in bloom. Why not plan ahead?  Catch some rays on Ocean Eden Bay – Adults Only – All inclusive’s private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Located in Falmouth, Ocean Eden Bay – Adults Only – All…

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Living with the locals

Throwing yourself into a new culture can be one of the most daunting yet rewarding parts of travel. Here are some things to consider if you’re about to check-in to a homestay and check out a place with a community-run operator. When traveling, it’s easy to just see the veneer of culture without really getting to the heart of a…

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Boxing Day Away

Christmas Day is a big day in many countries around the world.  But, in many the following day, known as Boxing Day, can be just as exciting. So, why not treat yourself and relax in a luxurious hotel Boxing Day savings with minimum 20% off! Schedule in a little self-care. These hotels provide the perfect setting for rest and relaxation…

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Rise above Covid!

People Are Holding Events In The Sky To Circumvent Quarantines Rules that limit the size of gatherings are imposed at the city, state, or national level – and don’t apply to the sky. So if it’s illegal to gather with 20 or 40 of your closest friends because of the global pandemic, why not hold your get together in the…

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Smile, you’re on hidden camera

Privacy is perceived differently across the world. For example, in Germany, very few offices have open doors, while in America, this is quite common. However, nobody would be okay with secretly being watched, especially during private activities. People might think you’re being paranoid, but you can’t help it. You’ve probably seen one too many movies about guests having to deal…

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Annie, Get Your Guide

Matouring is pleased to join up with travel experts GetYourGuide.  As the name implies, they specialise in finding ideal activities for you when travelling. Look for their offers and advertisements throughout the site. “We’re on a journey to transform ordinary trips into extraordinary ones. We are your guide, bringing you personal experiences. Wherever your travels take you, we’ll show you…

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Can you bare it?

I stumbled upon Daphne on the rooftop of a dusky riad in Marrakech. This six-foot Canadienne with man-sized feet was the only other guest there, and she was naked. Or mostly naked, which is startling for me at the best of times, but particularly in Morocco – a conservative north-African Muslim country. “Oh, er, hello!” “Hi,” she said, blowing a…

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Unencumbered Umbria

The gentler, less gilded neighbour of Tuscany, Umbria enjoys a lower profile and seems less troubled by tourism. The “green heart of Italy” doesn’t have an endless stream of visitors plying between their checklist of big-drawer Tuscan Renaissance cities, just miles of undulating hills carpeted in sunflowers, tobacco or untamed bosco (woodland). Read more courtesy of APlaceInTheSun.com

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Take a deep breath in, then slowly exhale it out. Feel better?

Yoga has such a calming effect, doesn’t it? When you can’t get to your studio, you can still get the benefits of yoga at home by following along to these videos. Whether you have 10 minutes or 30, stretching and strengthening your muscles will make your body and mind feel grounded and relaxed. Read more courtesy of PopSugar.com Please rotate…

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Dieting is not a piece of cake

Diet culture lurks everywhere—from J.Lo and her no-carb, no-sugar diet on the Today Show to friends on Facebook selling supplements and diet plans. Diets, and especially chronic dieting, can be physically and mentally exhausting, not to mention expensive (the U.S. diet industry is currently worth $66 billion). Most diets don’t work. If they did, the diet industry would cease to…

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Calling all professionals!

Spin a globe, point your finger, and see where it lands—if only planning a trip were that easy. For those who prefer to take a more rational approach when arranging travel, look to your Myers-Briggs personality type. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a behavioral assessment that calculates how people perceive the world and make decisions. Based on the theories…

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Journeywomen

In 1984 when I first started traveling solo I had no one to mentor me. If there were other women around my age doing what I was doing I had no way of finding them. After all, we hadn’t yet gotten to a point in cyber history where most people had computers in their homes. The terms ‘blog’ and ‘bloggers’…

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Not the straight and narrow

At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order. An introductory note reassures readers that the information contained within the volume is up-to-date, while classifications written in abbreviated parentheticals offer travelers additional details on specific establishments: An asterisk, for example, indicates a…

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Get going!

This may seem obvious, but . . . Everyone wants the key to eternal youth. Until scientists can find that proverbial key, we do know that physical activity can improve longevity in older adults. Studies show that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in older adults may reduce risk of death from all causes. There are numerous studies to reaffirm the incredible…

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