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Coming across an off-the-grid community in Belize

Coming across an off-the-grid community in Belize

I have always enjoyed traveling without much planning and seeing where the proverbial journey takes me. Belize is a very small country, so I wanted to get out of the tourist trail and go somewhere off the grid. While exploring the map of Belize,  this place called Little Belize caught my fancy. Couple of reasons: the name itself, and its setting by a lagoon. An unpaved road from the town of Orange Walk seemed to lead right to little Belize….

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Day hikes not to miss around Seattle

Day hikes not to miss around Seattle

Pacific NorthWest during the summer time is a treasure trove of alpine lakes, wildflower-filled meadows, gleaming glacial basins, thundering waterfalls and more. Over the past few years of living in the Seattle area, I have been fortunate to go on some amazing hikes. In general, I prefer day hikes and keep photography as my main objective, with swimming being a close second. Here is a list of jaw dropping trails, all accessible within 3 hours drive from Seattle and of…

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Hawaii’s wonders: active lava flow into the Pacific

Hawaii’s wonders: active lava flow into the Pacific

Watching an active lava flow, seeing the fire and water come together in the rawest form had always been a travel dream of mine. Naturally, when I read that the  famous episode 61g had started flowing again, and flowing into the Pacific, I had to be there. Fortunately, it had been consistent for a few days in April, 2017.  Hence, I took off to Hawai’i or the Big Island with red hot hopes. The only active ocean flow was happening…

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Offbeat: Bali: Lake Tamblingan

Offbeat: Bali: Lake Tamblingan

Lake Tamblingan, nestled in the central highlands of Bali is your off-the-beaten-path destination if you are looking to get away from the crowds in Ubud. It makes for a great getaway from Ubud since it is easily accessible on a two-wheeler, which are ubiquitous in Bali. What was a hot day in Ubud soon turned into a cool breezy ride through some gorgeous highland scenery. Cosy eating joints, coffee plantations, rice fields add a lot of character to the ride…

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