Holidays in Maldives luxury style

April 11th, 2014

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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 … Continued

In the summer of 1997, J.K.Rowling released the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone , which gained popularity pretty fast. It wasn’t until much later – in early 2000s- that I actually got to read the book , as well as most from the series. The dark tone – specifically … Continued

The challenge posed by this site is to make sense of the scattered remains of a former strong Southeast Asian empire’s capital.  The historic city of Ayutthaya gained global importance due to its strategic trading location and strong diplomatic networks that were highly prized by the Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, and even the British. … Continued

The Roseland Peninsula in west Cornwall, known locally as just, “Roseland” is home to the town of St Mawes, and the small village of Portscatho. St. Mawes lies nestled at the very tip of the peninsula. It is a beautiful traditional fishing village, offering many charms. Quaint winding roads lead to spectacular views of wonderful … Continued

Situated on the River Looe and around a small harboor approximately 32 kilometers west of Plymouth and 11 kilometers south of Liskeard, the quiet town of Looe, Cornwall is a great destination for tourists wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. A steep valley encompasses the harbour, while long, … Continued

Ask me, “Why go to Australia?” and my response would be “How could one not want to go to Australia!?” As both a country and a continent, Australia is gigantic, encompassing an area of 7.692 million square kilometers/ 2.97 million miles squared, or five percent of the world’s land mass. What it packs into that … Continued

A couple decades ago, when I was just out of college, I moved to Italy to work as an au pair. Unlike most travelers, I did not end up in a city like Florence or Rome but rather a small town in the region of Piedmont where no one spoke English. I knew nothing about … Continued

 The hot wind lashed against my face as the bike raced up the wide open highway.  I’d been in fifth gear for 30 miles now, and the radiating engine singed the hairs on my leg.  We were hoping to reach Kalbarri by nightfall, but we were already under a ripe mango sky. Anna and I … Continued

I’ve been toying with the idea of living abroad over the summer. The idea sprang into my mind last year as the dreaded winter approached. Luckily, we’ve been blessed with one of the warmest winters that I can remember- and a total of a week of snow on the ground. Now that spring is gleefully … Continued

A Very Severe Cyclonic Storm named Thane clobbered the former French vestige of Pondicherry (India) on the 29th and 30th of December, 2011. Ninety year-olds swore they never witnessed a fury this violent and hysterical. There was no systematic tracking of the course the killer was about to take, and apparently everyone just knew that was a … Continued