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Westvleteren: Home to the Best Beer in the World

Westvleteren beer cap

During college I studied abroad for a semester in Paris, France. During this time. I made the most of living in Europe by visiting many countries but my favorite among them was Belgium. The unique architecture, the cute cafés and squares, the rich history, the beautiful canals and the food were all so inviting. So inviting in fact that 10 years later my husband and I returned. But this time I arrived with a true itinerary in mind that orbited around Belgian beer. The world’s best beer: Westvleteren…

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How to Spend Your 3 Days in Seminyak Bali

Water in Seminyak Bali

So you’ve only got three days to spend in Bali, Indonesia. Where will you go and what will you do? We considered Kuta Beach but found it to be more of a party scene than the tranquil experience we were seeking. So we looked a little further north but not too far from the airport since we were only there for such a short time. This led us to Seminyak…

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Bocas del Toro Hotels on the Water

Bocas del Toro Hotels on the Water

Have you ever wanted to stay in an overwater bungalow? Bocas Del Toro, Panama has some of the best, and they’re more affordable than you might think. I give you my first hand review of a hotel over the water I stayed in for my 40th birthday, as well as a gorgeous, secluded hotel in the jungle that rounded out our trip and left us wanting more sun, surf, and fun!…

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Ice, Ice Baby: A Guide to an Iceland Stopover

Iceland Stopover

If you’re Europe-bound, a stopover in Iceland is a bonus worth considering! If you can fly out of a handful of cities in the U.S., you can get there for no extra charge to your European flight and can stay in the Nordic country for up to 48 hours! Why not take advantage of this opportunity to experience a new culture and get an extra stamp in the passport? I recently had the chance to take part in an Iceland stopover and wanted to share some tips and advice on how to make the most of your trip…

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Bahamas Yoga Retreat with Suzy McCalley

Suzy backbend on the beach

This is not your “average” yoga retreat. We’ll be integrating various modalities like reiki, Emotional Freedom Tapping (aka EFT), group coaching and more to help you connect deeper with your self, your body, mind and an awesome pop-up community created just for the retreat. You will be challenged – whether that means letting go and relaxing, or going deeper into a stretch, or maybe it’s experiencing a difficult emotion or even building up a detoxifying sweat. Be sure to read to the bottom for event details and an exclusive coupon code for our readers…

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Easter Island Facts and the History of Moai Statues

Easter Island Facts and the History

There are many monuments and artifacts around the world that garner amazement and intrigue, but perhaps one of the most puzzling is the Easter Island heads, also called Moai. The Moai are statues that stand on the Chilean Polynesian Easter Island. Below we will take a look at the history of these figures and what they mean to the culture of Easter Island…

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How to Disappear with an Invisibility Cloak

Invisible woman

The idea of being able to render something invisible by cloaking it was once a concept only seen in science fiction films. A recent breakthrough discussed in the New Journal of Physics however, has discovered a way to cloak materials by channeling light around them. In this article we will take a look at this research and discuss how it differs from previous cloaking experiments…

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How Does the Mayan Calendar Work?

Mayan calendar

The Mayan calendar has a long and deep history. But its premise is quite simple. Maybe not as simple as our Roman calendar, however. One of the defining characteristics of our Roman calendar is that it is based on various cycles. From minutes, to hours, days, weeks, months – we divide our calendar into increments that repeat on their own cycle…

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Unbelievable Great Wall of China Facts

Great Wall of China Facts

The Great Wall of China is one of those feats of human vision, power, and technology that we find utterly amazing. It is a cultural icon that spans centuries of religious, political, and social belief systems. Like the great Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal of India, and Barabadour of Indonesia, the Great Wall of China inspires both curiosity and awe of ancient man…

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Casa Divina Cloudforest Retreat

Casa Divina sign

Casa Divina is a cloud forest retreat in the middle of the Ecuadorian jungle near the town of Mindo. It is run by a couple – Molly, who hails from the bay area in Northern California; and Efrain, a Mindo native and lifelong naturalist. They both share a love of nature and work hard to help the Mindo community preserve the cloud forest. They are very aware of the benefits of a sustainable economy, and therefore grow and use local ingredients, and run their lodge in harmony with their surroundings…

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The Antwerp Station Sound of Music

Dancers at Antwerp station

In this day and age of globalization, where more and more people can be connected in an instant, it doesn’t take much for sensationalism to spread. Fortunately, every now and then, amidst all the doom and gloom stories, there’s a glimmer of hope, or good news, that makes its way through the air waves…

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Origins of Common Idioms

Typewriter with Origins of Common Idioms

The origins of common idioms are as varied as the idioms themselves. Below we will take a look at the history of some of the world’s most popular idioms including: armed to the teeth, a backhanded compliment, to bleed like a stuck pig, blowing off steam and to chew the fat…

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