If you can’t live longer, live deeper

The planet has been through some difficult times recently. And, so it have its inhabitants. But, as is always the case, we will pull through and we will continue. Today may or may not be the time to plan ahead, but it never hurts. One thing you can think about of course is travel. We will be able to travel…

Chateau bravo!

With their lofty towers, glittering ballrooms, geometric gardens and all that gilded finery, no one does castles better than France. From the Dordogne’s renaissance piles flanked by dusty olive groves and pretty hilltop villages to the turret-studded landscape of the Loire Valley, French châteaux are a brilliant display of the country’s rich architectural and cultural heritage, often with wonderful stories…

Moods for Moderns

Discover vacation perfection at this quiet hideaway, nestled along the scenic De Anza Country Club. This enviable locale is private enough to feel worlds away, while still being close to all the action. Your designer midcentury modern home provides desert luxury in a tranquil residential setting. Host a breezy cookout in the palm-studded backyard, detailed with a heated private pool…

Your concierge – Google Maps

From ordering food to using Google Maps indoors, you’ll use these tips daily. You use Google Maps on your Android or iPhone to check commute times on your way to work and find new restaurants to try out on the weekends — but if you’re only using the Maps app for the basics, you’re missing out. Google Maps has several…

Look! It’s Klook!

Klook is a world-leading travel activities and services booking platform, offering 100,000+ experiences in more than 350 destinations worldwide. The one-stop platform offers travellers the chance to experience the most iconic activities in their destinations, many of which are grouped into five popular categories; Attractions & Shows Activities & Experiences Best Foods Tours & Sightseeing Local Transfers & WiFi They partner…

SpaceX Odyssey

SpaceX is planning to send three tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) next year. The trip is part of a partnership with the Houston-based start-up Axiom Space. Private citizens have flown to the ISS before, but they have all launched in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. This trip, which will use a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule,…

Mindful Indigenous tourism

When communities share their culture on their own terms, everybody wins. Book indigenous-owned and -operated tours and accommodations such as these and your travel dollars will benefit the people whose culture you experience. Read more courtesy of AFAR.com  

Almaty is the big apple

Ask someone to picture a city in Kazakhstan and you’ll likely be met with a blank stare. Despite its many draws, the Central Asian country, which stretches from China to the Caspian Sea, is not exactly a hotbed of international tourism, and remains an enigma to most tourists outside its neighbouring countries. But when grappling with planning a trip to…

So long, Frank Lloyd Wright

One man’s quest to photograph every Frank Lloyd Wright structure ever built. There are 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures standing in the world. Phoenix-based photographer Andrew Pielage is on a mission to shoot every one of them. The 39-year-old is the unofficial photographer of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. So far, he has shot about 50 Wright structures. His quest to shoot…

These floating cities will leave you feeling buoyant

The majesty of Venice’s grand canals is truly astonishing and it makes for a unique travel destination. Did you know there are other equally charming floating cities? Water is the center of these city destinations and they grant the same ethereal feeling as Venice does (or even better!) Check out these 7 floating cities to plan your next travel destination.…

Day trips from Los Cabos

We wonder why you would even want to, but here are six top day trips from Los Cabos. Los Cabos is a multi-faceted destination with beautiful beaches, fantastic dining, boisterous nightlife, and an abundance of shopping opportunities. But when you’re ready to explore the area beyond the two Cabos and the Tourist Corridor, you’ll find many fun and interesting day…

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…

Singapore: climate, seasons & average monthly temperature

Well, here is an article that is rather specific. It’s about the changes in weather in Singapore. That might seem a bit peculiar to you, but as in many parts of the world, Singapore is subject to radical changes in the weather at any given point. No one wants to have their trip spoiled by lousy weather, so take this…

Bogota

You no longer have an excuse not to visit Colombia

Poor Colombia. Even now, it has a rather spotty reputation with travelers. Over the past few decades, of course it has experienced some very rough patches. But, as the players who are responsible for Colombia’s past start to find their new place in the country, it is now becoming a destination to consider, without a doubt. Bogota, with 9 million…

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…

Poland is an overlooked European gem

Having lived in Europe for a number of years, some of us here at Matouring have been fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the pleasures not only visiting the large and well-known locations such as Rome and Paris, but also some of the so-called second-tier places such as Poland, Finland and Hungary. Of course, it is a disservice calling…

Julia Child’s house in France is calling you for dinner

As the world gets ever smaller, and the choices become larger and more available, travel now takes on entirely new vistas of excitement and selection. With the Advent of companies such as Airbnb, you cannot only find the exact place that you want in the exact city that you want, but you may be able to even go several steps…

Navarre. Not heard of it? You should….

When people think of Spain, they typically think of places like Barcelona and Madrid. Of course, those are excellent choices and should be revisited again and again. But one place you may have never heard of is Navarre. Situated not too far from Bilbao, this little-known area of Spain features a huge variety of interesting activities and sites. Originally a…

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