Without Footprints: A Sustainable Journey Through Kerala

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By Jessica Festa “The people of Kerala don’t like barren land. They like to make use of it,” explains Rattan, my Kalypso Adventures guide. “Most people here have at least two spices growing in their garden. They grow crops and decorate their yards with flowers.” We’re currently cycling from Kochi to Thattekkad, a 60-kilometer (37-mile) […]

Dancing in Ubud’s Pondok Pekak Library

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Dancers in Ubud photo via Shutterstock By JJ Fox Acie greeted me as I walked through the door to the Pondok Pekak library, which was hidden behind a football field near Monkey Forest Road. “My name is Atch-ee, not Ay-cee” she said with a grin as she noticed me glancing at the slip of paper […]

Nature and Noodles in Penang

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By JJ Fox As the rush hour traffic dies down and the city starts to cool off, an aromatic blend of garlic and spices starts to fill the air. Local food stall owners fire up huge woks and chop away at mountains of fresh vegetables while customers take a seat in plastic chairs at their […]

Discovering Nepal in 50 Fascinating Ways

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The idea of Nepal is simply fascinating in itself. Even the most traveled of travelers are often missing the country’s entry stamp on their passport. As one of the most difficult places to get to and one of the least covered nations in the world by the media, Nepal remains an anomaly to most of […]

A Journey Between Tradition And Modernity in Japan (VIDEO)

Japanese School Girl Fondles a Sika Deer in Nara

This evocative short film is the masterpiece of AmnesiArt, a film and fine art photography production company based in France, headed by Ryan Earl and Nick Arcivos. The film captures the very heart of Japan, from Kyoto, the cradle of Japanese tradition, to Tokyo, the symbol of modernism. 

Somewhere in Vietnam (VIDEO)

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For this incredible video, filmed by Gabriel Menassier, we will let the imagery do the talking…   Somewhere in Vietnam // from Menassier Gabriel ///mg image on Vimeo.

A Guide to Sri Lanka’s Best Boutique Hotels

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By Maria Russo Sri Lanka may just be the most beautiful place on earth (in my humble opinion), so staying at chic boutique properties only adds to an otherwise special experience. We always seek out hotels that adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices, and if none are available in the area where we are traveling, […]