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best hotels in Phong Nha Vietnam

The Best Hotels in Phong Nha for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Phong Nha, Vietnam

Best Hotels in Phong Nha Phong Nha is still a bit of an undiscovered destination in Vietnam. It’s already a backpacker haven, but the flashpackers and the tour busses haven’t really invaded yet. Home to one of the world’s largest cave systems, you could spend weeks exploring underground in Phong Nha! There are also boat […]

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Transylvania Cycling tour

Transylvania Cycling Tour: Exploring the Villages of Biertan, Romania

Interested in a Transylvania cycling tour? Go! It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the region. Here’s what you can expect… As we cycle down a dirt road through a small ramshackle village in Transylvania, a little boy runs out to greet us. He raises his hand for a high-five and we all comply […]

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focus on your yoga business

How to Find Time to Focus on Your Yoga Business

If your friends and family are anything like mine, they think the life of a yoga teacher is one big beach vacation with a few gentle stretching sessions thrown in. Ha ha ha. If only they knew the truth. All the yoga teachers I know are so swamped most of us barely have time to […]

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Ephesus or Pergamon

Ephesus or Pergamon: Which is the Best Ancient Site in Turkey?

So you only have time to visit one great ancient site in Turkey? Which should it be? Ephesus or Pergamon? Stephen and I have been to Pompeii in Italy, Jerash in Jordan, and Palmyra in Syria — not to mention Rome and Athens. But when in Turkey, you can’t NOT visit Ephesus or Pergamon. That […]

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vegetarian restaurants lisbon

Your Guide to Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal

When we got to Lisbon, I had no idea that we were arriving in one of Europe’s best cities for vegetarians and vegans. I soon discovered that there were so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon that our 10 days in the city would not be enough to try them all! Related: Don’t miss […]

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great yoga Facebook pages

11 Great Facebook Yoga Pages You Should Follow Right Now

There are a lot of great Facebook yoga pages out there. If you’re trying to create your own Facebook yoga page, there’s no shame in stealing from taking inspiration from your fellow yoga teachers. In fact, looking at examples is one of my favourite ways to learn! (That’s why we do demos in yoga class, […]

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best hotels Hue, Vietnam

The Best Hotels in Hue for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Hue, Vietnam

Where to Stay in Hue / Best Hotels in Hue, Vietnam The attractions of Hue are subtler than those of nearby charming Hoi An or bustling Hanoi, but visiting Hue is a traveller’s best opportunity to understand how typical Vietnamese people live. It is also a fantastic destination for vegans and vegetarians who want to […]

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adventure yoga live your adventure

Adventure Yoga: Can Yoga Really Help You Live Your Best Life?

I’ll admit, I get some pretty strange looks when I tell people I teach Adventure Yoga. To most people, at first glance, yoga seems to be the opposite of adventure. Yoga is where you go to escape the exciting/stressful twists and turns of your life, right? Sure, it can start out that way — but […]

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online yoga marketing

11 Burning Questions About Online Yoga Marketing… Answered

If you’re like most yoga teachers Jane and I meet, you have serious questions/hesitations about this whole online yoga marketing thing. Why should you bother with online yoga marketing? Does marketing yourself really work? Isn’t it just kind of icky? Here are the questions we get asked most often and our answers. If you don’t […]

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best hotels in izmir turkey

The Best Hotels in Izmir for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Izmir, Turkey

If you’re looking for the best hotels in Izmir, Turkey, a laid-back city on the country’s Western shore, here are our favourites. Whether you’re on a tight budget, have a little more to spend, or want to splash out on all the little luxuries, we’ve found the best apartments, hostels, and hotels in Izmir for […]

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adventurous women

11 Adventurous Women Who Will Inspire You to Live Your Adventure, Too

I want to introduce you to someone — 11 someones, in fact. These are 11 adventurous women whose stories are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, to get your passions riled up, and to prove that anything is possible if you want it badly enough. I spent last week at the World Tourism Forum […]

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hoi an scooter tour

Countryside and Culture: What to Expect from a Hoi An Scooter Tour

There’s no question that the best way to get around Hoi An is on two wheels. I spent many happy days cycling around the ancient streets of this UNESCO World Heritage city. Merrily ringing my bell, I derived a little too much pleasure at the sight of unwary tourists diving out of my way. But […]

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