Starfish Beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Far away from the buzzing taxi boats and laid back, yet bustling base of Bocas Town, at the opposite end of Isla Colon in Panama’s Bocas del Toro Archipelago, lies a beach unlike any other. It is known as Playa Estrella or Starfish Beach. Visitors to Starfish Beach may have to go the extra mile […]

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How to Work With Major Hotel Brands as a Travel Blogger

 

Is it possible for travel bloggers to get free hotel stays from major hotel brands while on the road? Perhaps. I recently had the opportunity to speak with someone heavily involved in social media for a major hotel brand (and who wished to remain anonymous), in order to get a better idea of how things […]

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Cudillero, Spain – A Coastal Village Off the Beaten Path

 

Cudillero is a small fishing village in the principality of Asturias in northern Spain. I arrived in Cudillero on a sunny morning and was dropped off at the Hotel Casona de la Paca. The immaculate old villa was built by emigrants who returned to Spain after becoming wealthy in the Americas, known as “indianos.”  After […]

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Fabian Martin’s Unique Pizza is a Knockout

 

The Spanish enclave of Llivia is unique in many ways, not least being that it is part of Catalonia yet completely surrounded by France. One of Llivia’s most unique residents is Fabian Martin, a former world class boxer whose Taller Pizzeria has revolutionized the traditional concept of pizza. Fabian Martin’s entrance into the pizza world […]

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A Winter Wonderland in Old Quebec City

 

At the foot of the world renowned Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City’s Old Town lies a winter wonderland where the snow sparkles, the frozen maple syrup abounds and pleasant screams of joy can be heard from all around. The cornerstone of the area is a triple chute toboggan run that has been entertaining tourists […]

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Malta’s Grand Harbor – The Backdrop to a Fascinating History

 

Malta’s massively fortified Grand Harbor, once home to the Knights of St. John and with a legacy dating back to Phoenician times, serves as the backdrop to Malta’s fascinating history. Traditional, colorful fishing boats, water taxis and mega yachts make up an alluring mix of old and new amidst historical and architectural treasures.     […]

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The Blue Lagoon – The Most Hyped Natural Attraction in Malta

 

Found on the island of Comino, between Malta and Gozo, the Blue Lagoon is one of Malta’s most intriguing natural attractions. Easily reached by boat from either Malta’s north shore or Gozo’s main harbor of Mgarr, the Blue Lagoon’s picture perfect, crystal clear turquoise waters are simply breathtaking. While there is a single hotel on […]

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