Learning Permaculture in the South African Forest

The last week at Pachamama Forest Retreat has been my first true off-the-grid living experience. This little, self-sustainable community lies amidst the towering trees of indigineous forest outside Knysna, South Africa. Through eco-friendly technologies and the dedication of each person here, Pachamama exists to create a nourishing relationship between humans and the Earth. People work …

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15 Things To Do In Sofia, Bulgaria

The best, budget-friendly activities in Bulgaria's capital. Sofia may not be at the top of many travelers' bucket lists, but it should be. As the second oldest capital city in Europe, Sofia has a rich history and a thriving sense of culture. As a relatively poor nation near the Balkans, Bulgaria is also incredibly cheap. So …

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Riga, Latvia: Discovering Hope in the Bleakness of Winter

Originally published on In The Know Traveler It’s an icy January morning. I’ve just stumbled out of Riga International Airport after a 6AM flight, and I’m trudging through the exhaust-stained slush on my way to the bus station. Which is worse, the dry burn in my throat from the cold I developed overnight or the harsh …

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

How to find balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling the world. I honestly can't decide which of these appeals to me more: a morning full of hiking and smoothies followed by an afternoon run and a huge salad, OR a morning full of napping in a park followed by an evening of fresh …

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9 Food Markets To Try In London

9 affordable street food markets that every traveler in London should try. Because of London’s massive size and wonderful mix of cultures, the food scene is one of the best in Europe. Cuisines from all over the world mingle within the city's kitchens, whether they be in restaurants, in people’s homes, or on the side …

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