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Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak

This travel story is an excerpt from Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak.

I left Tahiti behind, still hearing Cocos words, You always go, non?

The plane rose and I watched the shores of French Polynesia fade to a spread of blue ocean. The fragrance of Tahiti seemed to linger on my skin, in my hair, like a memory that couldnt be washed away.

A flight attendant handed me an Air New Zealand survey. One of the questions asked: “How do you generally prefer to travel?”

I smiled to myself as I checked the box, “Independently, without prior arrangements.” A lifetime summed up.


How to Explore the Philippines Islands by Nikka…

My name is Nikka and I have lived in the Philippines all my life.

The Philippines Islands can best be described in these five words:

  • charming;
  • cheap;
  • laid-back;
  • diverse; and
  • adventure-filled.

Women should consider visiting the Philippines Islands because it’s home to some of the world’s most beautiful islands and kindest, happiest people…


Casey’s Practical Tips to Vietnam Travel by Bicycle…


Blinding lightning flashes through the dark sky. The swollen clouds grumble their agreement. Leaves tremble and are torn from their perches. The wind snarls and the torrential downpour heightens to a roar.

The very cows low in terror.

Along the muddy road, two lost bicyclists struggle against the gale with the storm worsening by the second.

With no other options, the cyclists are forced to seek shelter from a small group of homes.  After the local villager realizes the situation, he graciously ushers them into his home where he provides shelter and food.

It was experiences like this that opened Casey Siemasko’s eyes to the wonders of Vietnam travel… all from the seat of her bicycle.  Learn how Casey’s adventurous decision to cycle across Vietnam became a journey of self-motivation and inspiration…


Q&A: Everything You Want to Know About a Thailand Vacation…

You’ve heard the rumors…

Thailand is one of the best destinations in the world known for its gorgeous beaches, ancient temples, and mouth-watering cuisine.

But you know what?

The rumors are true.

Oh, and did we mention it’s also jaw-droppingly cheap?

Laurence Bradford lived in Thailand for nine months; the first five months she taught in a rural village and the last three months she lived the city life in Bangkok.  She’s seen it all and share her insider tips on everything you need to know for your Thailand vacation in this exclusive interview…


Diana’s Guide to Responsible Tourism…

You’re a responsible person, right?

You make your bed, complete work on time, are punctual for appointments, vote at every election – the list goes on.

But how responsible are you when you travel?

Responsible tourism creates better places for people to live and visit and is a growing trend.

Diana Edelman is a self-declared responsible tourist who’s on a mission to educate fellow travelers on the importance of responsible tourism.

Learn more about Diana, responsible tourism and how you can get involved…