Panorama of the Week: Sunset on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast

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A long horizon, inky waters and waning light.  What is it about all this that delivers a sense of peace and perspective, of one's small place in this world? The rhythm of the waves serves as a sort of meditative mantra, keeping petty stresses and worries in their place, at bay.We recently arrived at this spot on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast, and ended our first day … [Read more...]

Antarctica, Beyond the Circle (A Panorama)

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Antarctica, uninhabitable in the truest sense of the word. No human can survive it naturally. So what is it that draws us in, makes us want to visit, explore, push the boundaries, and place it on the bucket list?Open up the panorama below from Detaille Island, just south of the Antarctic Circle, for a clue. … [Read more...]

Travel and Your Values: The Power of Deliberate Spending

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A few dollars here, a few dollars there. Does how you spend your money when you travel really matter? Is it possible to align your travel approach and spending decisions with your values?In the first part of this series, The Importance of People in Travel, we explored the relationship between people and the travel experience and we spoke of serendipity and human … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Early Morning in a Sikkim Mountain Village

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Dawn breaks in a village above holy Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim, a semi-autonomous state of northeast India tucked into the Himalayas. In the early morning, children stumble half asleep through the village to the Buddhist monastery school as the sun rises over the nearby mountains. Our reason for rising early on the morning this photo was taken: to grab a glimpse of … [Read more...]