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Travel safe – a lesson learned

One of travel ‘s greatest virtues is its power to teach and open our eyes, sometimes, to the most obvious things. It also has the power to serve us reminders of long-forgotten lessons and make us appreciate those who are dear to us. This is one such incident. An eye-opening incident I was out on […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Antigua, Guatemala

  My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown or favourite place 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. Today’s […]

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Tips for a stress-free holiday

Whether you spend your time stretched out on the beach or wandering through the cultural highlights of your destination country, holidays are supposed to be all about getting away from the stresses of everyday life. It’s a sad fact, however, that too many trips abroad are ruined by unnecessary worry stemming from insufficient planning. Avoid […]

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What not to do on a Danish beach

This is a guest series called “Unforgettable Travel Moments“. We all have our special travel moments: a memorable meal, meeting someone, an embarrassing faux pas or simply being awestruck by scenery. With this new series, I hope to uncover the moments, the anecdotes and the tales which make travel special. This week’s guest post is […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Goa

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown or favourite place 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. Today’s guest […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Umbria

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown or favourite place 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. Today’s guest […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Lake Malawi

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown or favourite place 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. Today’s guest […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Venice

“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. Today’s guest post is by […]

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Velvet Escape travel picks 2011

2010 was certainly an eventful year. Two sporting events, the Winter Olympics in Vancouver/Whistler and the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, were major highlights, in particular (for me that is) Holland’s road to the final of the World Cup! 🙂 On the other side of the world, Shanghai wowed the world with its World […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Rotorua

“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. Lake Rotoru a and Mokoia […]

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