Inpsired! Things to do on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
There’s more to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico than lounging next to a resort pool in Cancun. So put down your cocktail, back away from the sun lounger and go exploring. There are some incredible exp...
Fu Lu Shou: Fortune, Prosperity and Longevity
Fu Lu Shou, three strange Chinese fellows staring back at me through the museum glass. Their faces are familiar, I have seen them before on cloth, in porcelain and paint. But who are they and what do ...
7 Sources to Shop Your Sustainable Travel Wardrobe
I believe that there is no one more aware of their impact on the planet than those that are well travelled. We see the negative impacts of humanity wherever we roam, and most travellers know how impor...
The Fullerton vs. Raffles: Tea Time Face-Off
Two iconic hotels housed in historic colonial buildings battle head-to-head for the title of the ultimate Singapore afternoon tea venue. Armed with their best silverware, both put up a glorious, three...
Essential Summer Packing List for Australia
Australia is a BIG country, comparable in land size to the Contiguous United States. This makes for a varied landscapes and climates that can challenge even the most experienced packers. This summer p...
Art by Nature – Australian Flowers
Ambling through the Australian flowers of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha I suddenly see the native flora through someone elses’ eyes – artist, illustrator and author May Gibbs....
The Best Places to go in Australia
The Great Southern Land really is great, in fact Australia is the 6th largest country on Earth! With all that ground to cover, where should you start exploring the land Downunder? Well as a born and b...
Creative Corners – What to do in Brisbane
Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland boasts a mild, subtropical climate and the channels the laid back attitude that Australians are known for. Caught between tourist destinations, the Gold Coast...
A Year of Travel in Review – 2017
Another year of life and travel is coming to a close. As I celebrate the holidays with family and friends, I look back on a year of fun, adventure and mishaps on the road. Putting together this yearly...
Art By Nature: Ice and Snow
I grew up in the sub-tropics of the Australian east coast and spent the last 3 years living on the equator, then I moved straight into a Midwest U.S. winter! I was dreading the acclimatisation phase...
2017 Duende Readers’ Favourites
Your 2017 holiday reading list is ready… Here are Duende readers’ favourite 10 posts for 2017. They range from Yellowstone and Galapagos Packing Lists to Tudor Revival Mansions in Northe...
Southwest Road Trip Itinerary: 10-days Vegas to Santa Fe
Experience the best of the wild, wild American Southwest on a road trip that will take you from the neon lights of Las Vegas to the adobe streets of Santa Fe. This detailed itinerary includes bucket l...
Art by Nature – Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Unless you’ve been living under Navajo Sandstone, you’ve probably seen images of the exceptionally beautiful slot canyons of Arizona, the most famous of which is Antelope Canyon. Antelope, which i...
Destination to Inspiration: Florida
I wasn’t expecting to find a museum dedicated to Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali in Florida, U.S.A. However, when I began researching our road trip through the Sunshine State, that is exactly what ...
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