Field Notes

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24 Hours in Laguna Beach

Located halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles in Southern California, Laguna Beach is a laidback coastal community that is home to some of the world’s most stunning ocean views. Not only does the city have impressive snorkeling, skimboarding and hiking year-round, it’s also a...

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Bogotá Nocturna, a Photo Essay

Bogota Nocturna is the name of these series of images showcasing the city of Bogota, Colombia at night. Taken by photographer and resident of the city Guillermo Restrepo, this photo essay shows Bogota under a different angle. Can you sense the loneliness of the streets...

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Strolling Le Panier Neighborhood in Marseille, Southern France

The Télécran, a toy better known by its American branding Etch A Sketch, was invented in post-war France by toymaker André Cassagnes. One could not find a more fitting metaphor for Marseille, a city that had been given its most recent shake during that same...

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On Top of the Techo: Building Homes in Latin America

If you’re looking for a memorable way to practice your Spanish while traveling through South America, forget about your hostel’s living room. Building a house with strangers in three days, without power tools, might be the best way to improve your language skills – and...

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The Best Culinary Tours Around The World

Advertorial   One of the best and most authentic ways to experience and understand a destination is through its food, and the more local, the better. From rubbing elbows with locals at a food market to joining natives for dinner in their home, hotels around the world...

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Canada’s 13 Most Beautiful Landscapes

Hello and bonjour!   Canada is often characterized as a friendly, multicultural, and fascinating place to live and explore. In terms of area, the country is the third largest in the world and consists of ten provinces and three territories that are divided into distinct areas such...

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Croatia: The Hidden Beauty of the Coast

The Istrian coast is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. With Croatia’s uncertain history, it seems almost impossible that the country could harbour something so stunning. Rovinj, Poreć and Pula define the coastline and share a rich history.   We stepped off the boat...

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Tracing the Steps of Time: Music of the Maoris

Aotearoa, the Maori name for New Zealand, is a vast expanse of natural beauty beckoning the beginner traveler to the most seasoned of outdoor adventurers. Driving around the “land of the long white cloud” in a camper van for a month allowed me to test...

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The Murals of Belfast

They say ‘A Picture is worth a Thousand Words’. From the crawly sketches of the Cavemen to the revolutionary work of Michelangelo to the modern day Graffiti, pictures have been an expression of thoughts of a generation, reflection of the ideology of a society and...

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From Waikiki to Lanikai: Say Aloha to a Hike and Swim Paradise

My stay in Waikiki wouldn't have been the same without a trip outside the strip to Lanikai, Oahu, where I experienced a brilliant hike and most beautifully refreshing swim along with some fellow travellers I met back at the hostel. If you're heading to Waikiki...