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Holidays in Maldives luxury style

South Nilandhe, Maldives

With their signature white-sand beach and nearly deserted islands, the Maldives should be on the bucket list of any traveler.  Each year, upwards of 800,000 tourists flock to the island nation, which is actually made up of more than 1,000 islands and atolls.  One of the biggest tourist draws is the fact that only a […]

Exploring the fascinating Maldives

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One of the most beautiful countries in the world and one that is most affected by global warming are the Maldives Islands. Located just to the south and west of mainland India on the equator, the nation of the Maldives consist of more than 1,200 islands, which are made up of 26 atolls. Only a […]

Why SHOULD you TRAVEL?

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By Lee Abbamonte Travel opens your eyes and your mind to a whole new world. Travel enables you to see the world through other peoples eyes and from other points of view. Travel increases your awareness of other cultures and people. Travel makes you smarter. Travel is the best education you can receive. Travel enables […]

Couples Travel Together: How do we do it?

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Our year journey in South East Asia started July 2, 2012. When we were gone for eleven months in 2008, one of the common questions was, “How can you spend so much time together?” We were recently  interviewed about Traveling as a Couple by Travelinksites: Today we have the fine pair behind the super blog […]

The Maldives Hotel Battle: Little Two-Star “Eriyadu Resort” vs. Heavyweight “Four Seasons Kuda Hura”

Eriyadu Resort, Maldives Does this Maldivian Hotel challenge seem completely unfair from the get go? Would the locally run Eriyadu have anything on the International Bellwether? To find out, I had to develop criteria with which to compare and contrast the two Maldivian resorts. However, before the battle, I need to set the stage: My […]

Maldive Manta Rays

The islands of the Maldives are amazing! We heard about the incredible diving with the Manta Rays at Hanifaru. Click on the links below to see these amazing creatures! Hanifaru Diving with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks Please click on this National Geographic Video link for “Feeding Frenzy in the Maldives” which is part of […]

From Sri Lanka to the Maldvies

An overview of the area where we are… From Sri Lanka to the Maldives is a short flight. We spent 2 nights in the capital city of Male at Candies Hotel and while wandering the streets we walked across the whole island. I think the artificial beach looked great. They are creating beach to deal with erosion problems. All […]