8 Ideals of Beauty from Around the World

Ideals of beauty around the world are constantly changing, but it is important to understand their significance on the culture and people of the places we travel.

Throughout the world, beauty ideals vary tremendously. This is particularly true when it comes to women, who are most often impacted by these ideals in order to attract a mate – and as an extension, their livelihood.

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Top 20 Travel Photography Books of all Time

Travel to all parts of the world in our top 20 travel photography books.

Travel guides inspire you to get off the couch and explore the world, whilst looking at beautiful photographs instills a deeper sense of what a place is truly like.

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How I Turned My Passion for the Environment into an Award-Winning Eco-Business

Eco-entrepreneurs Mart and Rob tell the story of their green fashion business and explain how the journey of one T-shirt can have a big impact on our environment.

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12 Most Magnificent Lakes in the World

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Prepare to be amazed and overwhelmed by these 12 incredible lakes that will take your breath away.

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Top 10 Recession-Friendly Vacations

If your yearly vacation’s hanging in the balance and the recession’s robbed you of any ounce of travel adventure – check out these budget travel destinations, all for under $100 a day!

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Deborah Danan Does India: Hampi – The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

Deborah delves into the secrets of Hampi’s magnetic beauty and recounts an eerie tale of the dead body on the beach.

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Deborah Danan Does India: The Beginning

Feb 25th
Why do I cry? I am all alone on the wrong train. I need to find the train to Goa. There are no tourists. Anywhere. It is just me and the Indians, yet I cry. This is what I wanted, no? Total unfamiliarity. Escapism. Why do I fear the next 40 hours or so where I will have to suffer my own company sans entertainment. The landscape is bleak – miles and miles of fields with no lights punctuated by the occasional zhodpatti – or slum.

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Letters from India

Deborah Danan

India is all the rage. It’s captivating, it’s chaotic and it’s huge. It’s become a top destination for adventurous travelers of all ages keen to take themselves far from their comfort zone and experience some of the most stupendous natural and spiritual sights in the world.

The good news is that we’ll be getting an insight into what it’s really like to travel around India. Alone.

Deborah Danan is a friend and travel writer who’ll be posting regular blogs as she embarks on her fantastic Indian adventure.

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Traveler’s Karma: a story from India

Cow in street, Mumbai, India

It was my last day in India, and I’d just had lunch with an Indian friend. As I was walking back towards my hostel, I noticed a foreigner standing in the middle of the sidewalk—a rock in a river of pedestrian traffic. He wore raggedy khaki shorts, a green t-shirt with the collar cut out, and brown sandals. His dark curly hair was messy and the shirt was askew—one side of the collar all the way against his neck, the other falling off his shoulder. He was glistening with sweat and he looked obviously distressed.

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