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  • Sound And The Messenger
    Published 3 years ago
    The Flow

    The Flow

    Once I was in the flow everything happened fast. I still remember rising early in the morning in Cairns and saying goodbye at a corner to Jen and then walking to the airport. A few hours later I was in Cairns and a couple days later I was looking at the Pacific Ocean en route to California and then Colorado. The wheels were turning for Japan though. I had applied for The JET Program from Australia. At that time though I had no clue what would happen. So often my life has plopped me right back down on Main Street in Aspen, Colorado and told me to be patient and start over and so there I was. The musical ringing from Australia hadn't subsided and soon I met up with an old friend and we formed a makeshift band. I got a regular gig for apre ski and met quite a few music connections. The glitter was still pouring out that year from Australia and everything was in movement.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Queenstown: A Travel Guide

    Queenstown: A Travel Guide

    Winter isn’t a lot of fun unless you are properly equipped with some skis and a hip flask. It was only a short flight to Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand but it felt like a world away from the dreariness of Sydney. Fresh deep snow, blue skies, and the streets teeming with attractive men in expensive winter wear.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Exploring the Costa Blanca

    Exploring the Costa Blanca

    The Costa Blanca is one of the iconic holiday destinations that Spain is famous for. Unfortunately it seems that the Costa Blanca is famous for many of the wrong reasons — over-developed conurbations, swarms of package-holiday tourists, and local cuisine being shunned by cafes and restaurants all intent on offering the all-too-familiar English Breakfast and Fish & Chips.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Salta: A Travel Guide

    Salta: A Travel Guide

    Salta is surrounded by mountains on all sides — it’s a beautiful city in a unique location.
  • Ben W
    Published 3 years ago
    Bahia Solano & Nuqui

    Bahia Solano & Nuqui

    If you’re visiting Colombia and you are really looking for an off-the-beaten track experience that most tourists who visit the country don’t get to experience, then you may want to consider visiting Bahia Solano and Nuqui.
  • Judy Mae
    Published 3 years ago
    China Like You (Didn’t) Know It

    China Like You (Didn’t) Know It

    Forget whatever you have heard about China previously, this country has too many dimensions and is way too diverse to be categorized singularly.
  • Emily Holland
    Published 3 years ago
    Top 5 Domestic Travel Hacks

    Top 5 Domestic Travel Hacks

    Some of you might think that there’s nothing to traveling across the country. But because of airline regulations and strict security measures, there’s a lot more to planning a domestic trip. If you want to simplify your next trip, then try out some of our domestic travel hacks. You won’t be sorry.
  • Joel Carr
    Published 3 years ago
    Moscow Muled

    Moscow Muled

    My older brother Tomas, a keen enthusiast of Russian literature suggested one evening that we go to Russia on holiday. At the time I certainly felt I needed a break and maybe Mother Russia was the trip I needed. The kind of trip that wouldn’t be easy, the kind of trip that would remind me of the loose cannon, reckless travelling I did in my early 20’s. Moscow was the place.
  • Roger Wells
    Published 3 years ago
    Learning to Love Vietnam

    Learning to Love Vietnam

    A while ago, I was living in Chiangmai, in Northern Thailand, while writing a book. Every three months, I had to leave Thailand to renew my visa, so I'd take a trip to one or other of the nearby countries, stay a week or two, then come back. These visa runs were special - a quick infusion of the new to break up my routine in Chiangmai
  • Kristin Hicks
    Published 3 years ago
    Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg

    When you think of the Revolutionary War and the colonies fight for freedom, what cities come to your mind? Most people go straight to Philadelphia, Boston, and even New York City. However, hidden on the eastern coast of Virginia, right by the very spot where the colonies began their foundation in Jamestown lies the little town of Williamsburg, Virginia. Named after King William III of England when the state capital was moved from Jamestown in 1699, today Williamsburg is a bustling city with theme parks and history all around. No words can describe the magic you feel while there, I'd compare it to that childish excitement you get when going to Disney World for the first time. However, few people seem to realize what a crucial role that this small-ish city seemed to play in the founding of our nation.
  • Roger Wells
    Published 3 years ago
    The Sweet Pain of Leaving

    The Sweet Pain of Leaving

    Ever since I was a child in the 1950's, standing on the wharf of Melbourne pier to board the immense ship that was to take us to Europe, I have never recovered from the excitement of embarkation.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Buenos Aires: Live Like a Local

    Buenos Aires: Live Like a Local

    I’m not quite sure what I expected to find in Buenos Aires — perhaps some kind of old-world city full of faded glamour and suave, stylish men who lived life full of tango passion.