Bermuda saluda

History lesson.  Bermuda, a British Dependent Territory, consists of about 138 islands and islets, with all the major islands aligned on a hook-shaped, but roughly east-west, axis and connected together by road bridges. Despite this complexity, Bermudians usually refer to Bermuda as “the island”. The islands are composed of low hills separated by fertile depressions, and interspersed with a complex…

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Avoya . .aaahhh

Matouring is very happy to welcome Avoya Travel to our family of partners. Here’s a little about them…. At Avoya, we believe the very best vacation experiences promise more than any online booking engine alone can deliver. Technology will take you part of the way, but there are limits only real human interaction can overcome. At Avoya Travel, we combine…

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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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Mexico-go-go!

Mexico is as vast as it is diverse. Its 761,600 square miles of land range from arid coastal regions in the west to verdant Rousseau-esque jungles in the south. Long known for its cultural roots in plant medicines and healing temazcal (or sweat lodge) ceremonies, Mexico has always been a wellness haven—a place of ritualized healing on sacred lands. Whatever…

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Vancouver maneuvers

Vancouver – a city regularly voted “the World’s most livable”. With breezes that carry the scents of nature and aromas of all the urban delights you’d expect from a city, it’s easy to understand why visitors flock to this Canadian city.  

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Canada is nice. Move there.

Looking for a new place to live?  Interested in tolerance, low crime and healthcare for all?  Then Canada may be the place for you. For info, Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square…

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Mujer-BnB

(Say it out loud) If you’ve ever felt unsafe while traveling, you’re not alone. According to a recent SAP Concur survey, over 50% of women polled said they’ve changed their travel arrangements because they felt unsafe. But now there’s a rental platform aiming to change the status quo for women seeking to travel without fear of risky accommodations. Read more courtesy of refinery29.com…

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Eight days in Kyoto, Japan for $2,000

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women/femme-identifying travelers all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They’ll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, and where they took that amazing Instagram that got them ~maximum exposure~. The internet is full…

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The Armory Show

After The Armory Show kicked off at Piers 90 and 94 in Manhattan on Thursday, March 5, organizers of the contemporary art fair announced that starting in 2021 the event will move to Manhattan’s Hudson Yards neighborhood, which was recently transformed by one of the largest mixed-use private real estate ventures in America and is now home to luxury apartments,…

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The notorious Spring Break

Parents, look away now. Spring break is one of America’s most notorious travel periods. It’s the prize you win for surviving a long, dark, cold winter. It’s a time that encourages running off to somewhere warm to let loose after spending a season chapped, bundled up and longing for the sun’s healing rays. To make the most out of your…

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“Dear, ocean. I think about you all the time.”

The website Wavecation has existed in one form or another since the early 2000s. Originally a passion project of Matt Thomson, it long functioned as a lo-fi repository of beachfront rental properties near good surf breaks. In 2018, longtime users Juan Dulanto and Ren Fuller-Wasserman reached out to Thompson to inquire about his future plans for the site. With a…

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Happy Buddymoon!

The honeymoon alternative for non-traditional couples. If you’re a social butterfly who’s planning to get married this year, here’s an idea: consider forgoing a standard honeymoon and trade it in for a group trip with your partner and close friends, a.k.a. a buddymoon.  This time, Mexico is your destination. On a buddymoon, married couples aren’t expected to pay for the…

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California

California is the largest state of the United States by population, and the third largest by area, located on its coast to the Pacific Ocean. California has natural attractions as well as theme-parks and bustling city life: Southern California is home to such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches in Malibu that inspired the television show Baywatch, while…

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Germany

Germany, (officially: the Federal Republic of Germany; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the largest country in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is a federation of 16 states, roughly…

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Florida

Florida is the southernmost state on the USA mainland. Known as “The Sunshine State”, it became a popular winter destination for the well-to-do from colder climates over a century ago, as well as the center for citrus production in North America. Its roots in agriculture are still present, with tropical fruits being a chief export. Today, Florida is home to…

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France

France, officially the French Republic (French: République française), is a country with which almost every traveller has a relationship. Many dream of its joie de vivre shown by the countless restaurants, picturesque villages and world-famous gastronomy. Some come to follow the trail of France’s great philosophers, writers and artists, or to immerse in the beautiful language it gave the world.…

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Let’s do the Time Warp again

One of the longest-running cult films, Rocky Horror is an over-the-top paean to long-simmering sexuality, borderline personalities and rock n’ roll.  Featuring a cast including Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Meatloaf, the film veers from one counter-culture laugh to the next.  To this day, fans flock to indie cinemas to watch – and sometimes act out – the…

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