An Indian Safari: 2 Days In Jaisalmer And The Thar Desert

The Safari Definition and Style

Safari is a Swahili word derived from the Arabic language and is used to describe any type of overland journey. During the first half of the 19th century, English explorers altered its meaning. At some point, its definition was...
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Why I Don’t Use Guidebooks to Travel

Inspiration: The First Step to Trip Planning

When I plan a trip, first and foremost, I need inspiration. The exact itinerary and its logistics come after. I first need a story that is full of life and gives me a reason to visit a destination....
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How To Travel In The Wanderlust Style

The Wanderlust Travel Style

There are many ways to travel and many reasons to do it. Some people travel by chance, some for choice, and some for work. Some people have a clear reason for traveling, while others have none. Nevertheless, each way of...
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MONEY TALK: INTENTIONAL SPENDING FOR AN INTENTIONAL FUTURE

  MY EXPERIENCE WITH MONEY   If you are like me, you probably have some issues with money. For starters, you don’t even like numbers, right? It's ironic, because I have an MBA and have been running my own business for 15 years; yet, I...
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ABRUZZO: A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME (AT THE FOOT OF GRAN SASSO)

A Window Into The Past

We recently spent three days in a hidden corner in the south of Italy at the foot of Gran Sasso Mountain. This is an area that hasn't really been touched by development or the modern world. It's never...
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Three Days in Luxor

The World's Largest Open-Air Museum   If you are thinking of visiting Egypt for the first time and not see Luxor, think twice. Luxor is located approximately 500 km south of Cairo and was the capital of Ancient Egypt for...
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My Top 5 TV Shows 

This can be a hot topic of conversation at the dinner table, one that may really get heated. TV shows become best friends; they are almost equivalent to "family members”(forgive me for the metaphor), with people tending to stand by them and defend them with serious...
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50 of The Best Movies To Watch Over and Over Again (I Know I Have!)

These are, for me, the 50 best movies I have watched and continue to watch over and over, without ever tiring of them. Take a look and let me know if any of these are on your "watch and repeat" list! Oh, and just so you...
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LAZY WANDERING IN THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

Tuscany is a magical land with so much to offer. I have been personally visiting for years and I believe I will never tire of it. This beautiful region of Italy, and the neighbouring regions of Umbria and Marche, offer endless possibilities and itineraries. And...
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Mallorca hidden secrets: Santanyi and Cala Figuera

Mallorca is an amazing little island that lives up to its reputation as Europe's corner of paradise. I am not going to talk to you about its main city, Palma but I rather tell you about the hidden tiny spots that have retained all...
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PACK SMART – 16-STEPS GUIDE TO TRAVEL LIGHT AND STILL CARRY EVERYTHING

1. COUNT the exact number of days you will be away and quickly go through all the different situations you will find yourself in: is there going to be a pool or a visit to the beach? Are you going to dine out at fancy...
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My top four shopping spots in Osaka for the curious traveller

When I first planned my trip to Japan, Osaka was simply the point of arrival, a modern city that wouldn’t normally make the list. So, when I arrived, I didn’t think twice about jumping on the first train to Kyoto. However, on my way...
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Meet Stefania

This journal is the trail of a wanderer. It’s about discovery and wonder and a constant search, near and far, for beauty in all its embodiments. I have been many things in my life, but I certainly am a nomad at hearth and a philosopher at soul. After many years spent in Africa, three years ago I have come back to Europe where I run Nabatea, an online concept store where I have gathered all the treasures I have found during these many years of travels.

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