Category Archive for "Travel Tips"

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Make it Meaningful – Tips for Meaningful Travel

Any traveller knows the difference between seeing a city and really experiencing it.  There’s a magical thing that happens sometimes when travel goes behind site seeing into something meaningful you’ll carry for the rest of your life.  The tips below…

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Awe and Wonder at Angkor

The stunning temples of the Angkor Archaeological Park near Siem Reap, Cambodia are grander than anything you can imagine.  Unfolding over around 400 sq. km, this famous temple complex includes the temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom amongst multitudes…

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Finding Inner Peace in Kyoto’s Most Beautiful Places

While Kyoto’s temples are spiritual respites regardless of religion, they aren’t the only place to find inner peace in this popular Japanese city.  Visit these halcyon sites to and transport yourself to simpler times with ancient architecture and bucolic landscapes….

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Finding Inner Peace in Kyoto’s Temples

A temple is a place for prayer and reflection, making it a perfect place for finding your inner peace.  The Japanese city of Kyoto is home to thousands of Buddhist and Shinto temples, and you don’t have to be religious…

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A Little Bit Of Tibet In South India

Nestled amongst the lush green rice paddies of South India sits the Tibetan settlement of Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement outside of Tibet.  Less well known than Dharamsala, Bylakuppe is an equally stunning haven of Tibetan spirituality.  Visit this little…

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Four Zen Proverbs For Transportation Hijinks

One of the most frustrating parts of travelling is the actual travel part, the purgatory section of time when you’re heading from Point A to Point B.  Not only is there the endless hassle of tickets, luggage, and security, but…

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5 Weird and Wonderful Travel Gadgets

We’ve all seen a few odd gadgets being sold online and at the airport and wondered, “Who the heck needs that?”  But believe it or not, there are actually a handful of those wacky gadgets that can be useful, and…

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Airport Zen: 5 Best Free Airport Apps

When you’re going on a trip, you want to focus on your destination—not on the flights.  Make flying a little bit easier with these free, easy-to-use airport apps. TripIt You’ve got lots of emails about your upcoming trip: hotel reservations,…

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Airport Zen: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Cool at the Airport

Airports are notoriously stressful places.  Flight delays, long layovers, overpriced food, last-minute cancellations, lost luggage, screaming children, and rude airline staff are just some of the many stresses travelers have to deal with.  Nobody wants to start or end their…

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Airport Zen: 5 Tips for Flying with Kids

Many parents dread flying with their children, and it’s easy to understand why.  We’ve all seen the toddler racing through the crowded airport followed by his screaming mother, and the screeching baby on the plane with the smelly diaper.  But…

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