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Home is where the heart is, so the saying goes. Home is wherever I lay my hat, so another saying goes. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, home is the place where one lives permanently. So how can one place be all these contradicting things? Home means different things to different people. For some, home… Continue reading Home

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Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Any trip to Mount Maunganui in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region is incomplete without making it to the top of the town's iconic mount for panoramic views. Most locals worth their salt will complete the short, but tough ascent at least once a week, with many making it part of their daily routine. And… Continue reading Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Bendy Perfection

In recent years, yoga has become very fashionable. It’s the little black dress of the health and wellbeing industry, with people around the world aspiring to bendy perfection. Instagram is full of yoga ‘celebrities’ with a cult following, and yoga is seen by many as the best way to live a healthy, balanced life. So,… Continue reading Bendy Perfection

Mountain Climbing in India

By guest writer Rohit from Trans India Travels There are many different ways to connect to nature. Some people like trekking or hiking, others enjoy rafting and camping. One of the most preferred and popular ways to connect with nature is by peak climbing. The beauty of nature that can be felt on top of… Continue reading Mountain Climbing in India

New Zealand Summer

New Zealand. Aotearoa. The land of the long white cloud. The island nation tucked away in the south Pacific and the inspiration for Lord of the Rings. It's a dream destination for many, with travellers and tourists enduring long flights to explore beaches, volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. It's known for its rolling green hills on… Continue reading New Zealand Summer

Hiking to Ellmauer Tor

Autumn has ended in Austria and the mountains are coated in snow, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. The arrival of snow signals the start of skiing and snowboarding as resorts get ready to open to the public. The snow also signals the end of hiking season in Tirol as trails disappear and become… Continue reading Hiking to Ellmauer Tor

Living in Austria: Mountains and Nature

Living in the mountains and being close to nature is a dream for many. The lure of the Alps draws people from all over the world to Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. All in search of the idyllic mountain lifestyle in the great outdoors. So what makes the Alpine lifestyle so appealing? Is it the… Continue reading Living in Austria: Mountains and Nature

The Marrakech Medina

The instructions from the manager seemed simple enough. Turn left out of the riad, then left again to find the main street. We had a little map with the route to Jemaa El Fna market square clearly marked, but within steps of entering the old quarter of Marrakech, we felt lost. Sights, smells and sounds overwhelming the… Continue reading The Marrakech Medina