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My velvet escape travel tip: Boston

“My velvet escape travel tip“ is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. I travel to experience new […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Tucson, Arizona

“My velvet escape travel tip“ is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Tucson , Arizona, encircled by […]

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A world of inspiration: A Confident Smile

This week’s edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is brought to you by JoAnna Haugen who is based in Las Vegas. JoAnna’s story is a special tribute to us travellers who roam the world seeking inspiration and finding it in our fellow travellers! A Confident Smile Cusco’s pale orange streetlights cast eerie shadows across the […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Toronto

I’m very excited to launch the first post (of hopefully many!) of the brand new series: “My velvet escape travel tip“. This series is about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. I’ve invited several blogger friends to kick-start this series. With this series, […]

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Stunning Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is famous for the twin peaks of the Pitons, which rise dramatically from the sea to form one of the Eastern Caribbean’s most famous landmarks. In addition, the island also boasts a verdant, mountainous interior, with lush tropical flora and fauna, and active volcanos. Saint Lucia is a favourite port-of-call for many Caribbean cruise […]

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The rumbles of Volcan Arenal

The Volcan Arenal (map) is a relatively young volcano and the most active in Costa Rica. This conically-shaped volcano rises steeply to a height of 1,657 meters and is one of the most lethal-looking volcanos I’ve ever seen. Smoke continously billows from the crater and you can often hear (and feel) the mountain rumble and […]

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The Spectacular Bus Ride from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta

‘The Spectacular Bus Ride from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta’ (a page from my Travel Journal) “Hurry, hurry…,” the man said to me, “the bus is leaving in a few minutes”. I was sure I was going to miss my bus to Salta (map). I arrived at the travel agency, as instructed when I […]

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Enchanting spots: Tikal, Guatemala

Situated deep in the jungles of northern Guatemala, Tikal is the largest of the ruined cities of the splendorous Maya civilisation. This ancient city with its breathtaking pyramids (some of which are higher than 60 meters!), temples, palaces and monuments reached its epitome in the 1st century AD but can trace its roots back to […]

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Mystical Rapa Nui

Mystical Rapa Nui A page from my Travel Journal I don’t think I’ve ever been to a place as isolated as Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as it’s called by the locals. It was quite amusing seeing our flight path from Tahiti – it was literally from one dot to another and the rest of […]

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Luxury North and South

My dear friend Janice Waugh recently went on a trip by train from Chicago to New Orleans. She wrote a series of fascinating articles documenting her experiences and observations which have been published on the Solo Traveler blog. Janice kindly offered to share some of her insights gained during this trip on the Velvet Escape […]

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