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resorts in jaipur

Best Boutique Hotels and Resorts in Jaipur for Mindful Travellers

The vibrant Pink City, Jaipur, India, offers some of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever seen. These are our picks for the best resorts in Jaipur for mindful travellers. Jaipur is a thrilling destination for people who love historical architecture. It is home to the famous Amber Fort and the stunning Water Palace, but there […]

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ho chi minh city boutique hotels

Experience the Real Saigon at this Friendly Boutique Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

This cheery boutique hotel in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District, is perfect for people who want to experience the real Saigon away from the touristy District 1. We love a boutique hotel with personality and Lief Hotel has plenty of it. From the colourful floor tiles to the bright photographs on the walls […]

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best restaurants in gili islands

The Best Gili Islands Restaurants for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Mindful Eaters

The Gili Islands have a great food scene, including western restaurants and Indonesia eateries. The best Gili Islands restaurants offer plenty of choice for vegans, vegetarians and other mindful eaters, too. As with almost any island destination, most Gili Islands restaurants are focussed on offering fresh fish and seafood. If you want to eat a […]

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best sarajevo apartments

The Best Sarajevo Apartments for an Amazing Stay in the City

Forget about hotels for your trip to Sarajevo. The best deals are to be had in the city’s huge selection of apartments. These are our picks of the very best Sarajevo apartments in each budget range. Earlier this year, I took a quick jaunt around the Balkans, visiting Bulgaria, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The […]

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gili islands hotels

15 of the Best Gili Islands Hotels That Will Make Your Trip Amazing

Finding best Gili Islands hotels is not easy — there are so many to choose from! If you’d rather not spend the next 3 hours scouring Booking.com, try one of our picks of the best places to stay on the Gili Islands, from the ultra budget to the uber luxurious. There is a dizzying selection […]

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things to do in gili islands

7 Things To Do in the Gili Islands for Mindful Travellers

Here are the 7 best things to do in the Gili Islands for mindful travellers. This guide to mindful fun is part one of our Mindful Travel Guide to the Gilis. When I first read about the Gili Islands, they sounded like my version of tourist hell — a place for backpackers who wanted to […]

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best place to stay in lombok

Is This Cosy Retreat the Best Place to Stay in Lombok?

If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Lombok, Indonesia, you may have just found it. If you want relaxation and romance with an outstanding view from not one, but two infinity pools, The Puncak is waiting to welcome you. As I ascend the staircase that leads to the outdoor lobby of The […]

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mui ne sand dunes

Should You Bother Visiting the Mui Ne Sand Dunes in Vietnam?

Are the Mui Ne sand dunes a place for a spectacular trip into a wonder of nature or just a cheesy tourist trap? We tell all! Mui Ne, Vietnam used to be a quiet fishing village about 200 km east of Saigon. Now it is a bustling beach resort, which attracts Vietnamese weekenders from Ho […]

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hiking in Armenia

Hiking in Armenia: Stunning Hikes & Historic Sights for Adventurers

Have you ever thought about hiking in Armenia? No? Neither had we, until we were shown some stunning pictures of Armenian mountains! We haven’t had a chance to experience Armenia trekking yet, but we’re happy to share the best hiking in Armenia in this post created in partnership with Ashkhen. So read on to discover […]

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world elephant day

World Elephant Day: 7 Ways to Help Elephants When You Travel

If it were up to us, every day would be World Elephant Day! To celebrate the world’s most amazing animals, we’re sharing the best ways to help elephants when you travel. As you know, I love all the animals! But when asked to pick a favourite, it’s elephants every time. And I’m not alone. Do […]

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long-term world travel

Could You Handle Long-Term World Travel? We Answer Your Questions!

Are you wondering if you could handle long-term world travel? Would you thrive not knowing where you’re going to sleep every night, or would you cave after a few weeks and head back to the familiarity of home? Long-term world travel is not for everybody. Most people need the stability and predictability that comes from […]

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vancouver island

11 of Our Favourite Things to Do on Vancouver Island British Columbia

A paradise on Canada’s west coast, there are so many amazing things to do on Vancouver Island for adventurers and mindful travellers. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary (and because we miss our great country so much, especially during the summer months), we decided to share our favourite spots on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, which […]

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mindful hotels in ho chi minh city

Best Hotels in Saigon: Ho Chi Minh City Hotels for Mindful Travellers

Finding the best hotels in Saigon is not an easy task! There are just so many great ones to choose from. If you don’t want to spend the next three hours scouring Booking.com for Ho Chi Minh City Hotels, you’ve come to the right place. Where to Stay in Saigon Fun fact: Though the official […]

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mui ne hotels

Best Mui Ne Hotels — A Mindful Travel Guide

If you’re looking for Mui Ne hotels, you probably already know that the big attraction in Mui Ne is the long stretch of soft sandy beach. In the winter months, it’s a hot spot for travellers from all over the world who come to warm their chilly bones. The spectacular Mui Ne sand dunes and […]

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best travel pants for men

Are Bluffworks the Best Travel Pants? A Mindful Travel Guide

If you’ve been searching for the best travel pants for men, you may have just found them! Find out why Bluffworks travel pants have earned a permanent spot in my luggage. When you travel year-round with just a carry-on suitcase, like I do, there’s no room in your luggage for unworthy clothing. Over the years, […]

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bus in tamil nadu

A Traveler’s Guide to Riding the Bus in Tamil Nadu, India

We might just die on a bus in Tamil Nadu. According to my Pocket Earth app, we are flying along this crowded country road at 65 kph. The driver is leaning on the horn and eschewing the brake as though Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves are on board, frantically attempting to disarm a bomb. Either […]

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mindful travel in vietnam

A Complete Vietnam Adventure Travel Guide for Mindful Travellers

Here’s your complete guide to Vietnam adventure travel. Click to find your perfect Vietnam itinerary, plus the best food, hotels, what to avoid & more. We have visited Vietnam six times in the last ten years and we love the country! This Vietnam Adventure Travel Guide includes our favourite Vietnam destinations, the best hotels in […]

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budget hostel in london

Sleep in a Prison Cell at This Budget Hostel in London

Looking for a budget hostel in London? At Clink78 you get comfy beds, friendly staff and lots of great common areas to make you feel at home. Read on for our full review! Unless you’re from Tokyo, the prices in London are bound to make your eyes water, especially when it comes to finding a […]

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luxury on a budget in london

Can you Really Find Luxury on a Budget in London?

Is there such thing as luxury on a budget in London, one of the world’s most expensive cities? I was doubtful, but citizenM London Shoreditch surpassed my expectations, delivering all the comforts of a high-end hotel for a fraction of the price. Book a room at citizenM London Shoreditch for a little luxury on a […]

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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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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 the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Lisbon Portugal

If you’re looking for vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon, you’re in luck. There are so many to choose from — and lots of vegan options, too! Here’s your complete guide to our favourite vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon. Food in Portugal can be a bit tricky for vegans and vegetarians. Portuguese cuisine tends to lean heavily on […]

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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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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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