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Travel to the Perhentian Islands

Spotlight on: Travel to the Perhentian Islands

Spotlight on: Travel to the Perhentian Islands   Destination: The Perhentian Islands Location: The Perhentian Islands are located in Malaysia, about 10 miles off the eastern coast of the Malay Peninsula, 40 miles south of the border with Thailand. Noteworthy facts: The Perhentian Islands are protected as part of a national marine park. This means …

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Australia East Coast Classic

There are generations of travelers who have been brought up on tales from the Hippie Trail, that hallucinogenic trip from Istanbul to Kathmandu, later extending to Sydney, Australia.  Alas, Imperial war mongering and religious section eights took significant parts of that journey off the map forcing current travelers to negotiate the gaps with a series …

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Photo of the Week: Beautiful Bantayan Island Coastline

  Bantayan Island in the Philippines is not the type of place that’s overrun with tourists. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.   Bantayan’s southeast-facing beaches are crowded with fishing boats resting on the beach, children playing in the ocean, men repairing fishing nets, and dogs just lying around. When the tide goes out, starfish …

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Easy Trips Around Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro: The City and the State    Rio de Janeiro is more than just a city, it’s a state.  Whilst the Cuidade Marvellosa understandably grabs the best and the worst of the region’s headlines, there are other attractions nearby that need to be seen.  In fact, with the city bracing itself for the fanfare …

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Photo of the Week: Hill Inlet, Whitsunday Island Australia

  Welcome to the Whitsundays, a collection of 74 islands off the central coast of Queensland, Australia. This is Great Barrier Reef territory and a day out on a boat exploring the beaches and reefs around here is pure fun.   Together with our vessel’s perma-tanned, skin like leather, captain, six of us headed out …

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