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Rio de Janeiro is a city of contradictions. It offers a vibrant nightlife, filled with dance clubs and overflowing bars, but it also offers serene, relaxing beaches. The best known neighborhood in Rio, or perhaps Brazil, Copacabana, is remembered for its party scene and the 1978 Barry Manilow song of the same title. In recent […]

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Located close to mainland Greece and Albania, Corfu boasts a pristine coastline, and unique rock formations. Beyond its natural wonders, a Corfu vacation wouldn’t be complete without visiting the island’s historic landmarks and religious structures. Fishing villages, sandy beaches, and a deeply rooted history are just a few reasons to visit. As one of the […]

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For those traveling around Southeast Asia, you probably have Manila on your list of Philippine destinations to visit, but may also be worried about spending too much time and money looking for noteworthy places to see and photograph. Fortunately, there are many tourist spots that are easily accessible to those who are eager to explore […]

You don’t need to go all the way to Europe to get your fix of Dutch culture. The Caribbean island of Curaçao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands that is just a four-hour nonstop flight from JFK. Though Dutch is the official language of the island, Papiamentu, a melting pot of […]

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Tucked between the more developed Costa Rica and the lesser visited El Salvador and Honduras, Nicaragua is an up and coming Central American tourist destination, perfect for those looking to forego the inclusive resorts. It is a great option for the budget traveler who likes to save a few bucks without compromising the beauty, culture, […]

Sydney is a thriving metropolis with all the attributes of a world-class city. Culture, culinary and a dash of chaos are part of the cosmopolitan cocktail. Thankfully, it presents a laidback parallel reality courtesy of its water-rich location. Sydney Harbor is one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world and Sydney’s Pacific beaches […]

On Vancouver Island, you needn’t go far to be immersed in untouched wilderness. The island’s crown jewel is Tofino, with its wide sweeps of sea, unblemished stretches of sand and endless sky, all fringed by an emerald forest. To call its scenery transformative wouldn’t be an exaggeration. If you’re looking for coastal adventures without a […]

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We may be partial but oM firmly believes one of the best ways to explore the beauty of our planet is by train. Train journeys  offer a chance to see some of the most spectacular, historic and rustic scenery the world has to offer. Here are oM’s top five train journeys of 2018 that offer […]

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We’ve all heard of New Zealand’s Great Walks, but what about their Great Trails? A new initiative to bring contiguous long distance bike trails to New Zealand, NZ Cycle Trail, now supports adventurers ready to explore the gorgeous countryside by pedal power. The gem of the new Great Trails initiative is the Alps2Ocean (A2O) route in […]