New Life, New Start in Berlin

Sitting on the U-BAHN, on my way to Prenzlauer Berg, I look at Berlin's city skyline and I can feel the history of this city. Its communist legacy is very much evident in the architecture passing in front of me. Alone on the train, I sit nervously as my thoughts drift to my current situation. My head's filled with questions:

"What have I done? "

"How could I quit my job and life and go on this trip with no plan?"

My mind goes blank. I don't remember the reasons for blowing up my life, but I'm sure they must've been good.

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Historical Sites Damaged in the Syrian Civil War

The world has stood by silently these last five years as Syria has been annihilated by its civil war. The country has been destroyed, its people displaced and it history eradicated by the ongoing fighting and the barbaric actions of ISIS. It's heartbreaking and difficult to watch. Below is a list of historical sites in Syria (there are many) that are at risk, have been damaged or have been destroyed in this tragic war.

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Lost In Marrakech (Part 2)

The sound of the Adan El- Fajr (dawn call to prayer) woke me up. Looking at the ceiling I can feel my body unfurl from a long sleep after a stressful trip to Morocco and chaotic arrival to Riad Zam Zam. I still feel dazed and confused after the events of the previous day. The manic nature of the city, the maze like streets bustling with people and the aggressive street kids (who know the look of a lost tourist) looking to milk money.

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Travel Ideas For October

With the seasons changing, fall is the perfect time to pack your bags and travel. In the States, autumn's crisp air and bright colors inspire travelers to embrace the outdoors and admire the fall foliage. While in Europe, the summer crowds are gone making it a great time to visit.

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Lost In Marrakech (Part 1)

I knew Morocco wasn't a rich country, but I wasn't prepared for the city's grittiness. The streets are chaotic, the city landscape had a orangey hue and a cacophony of people, children and sometimes animals zip by my face as I look out of the cab at the passing city.

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24 Hours In Melbourne

24 hours is the perfect amount of time to get a taste of what Melbourne has to offer. This is a city that's brimming with great options for cultural, gastronomic and sport experiences. If you're lucky enough to find yourself in Melbourne for a day, then this is what I recommend you do in that time.

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When I Knew I Had To Quit My Life

I'm 40 years old (turning 41 in two weeks) and eight months ago I quit my life. In all respects I had a great life. I lived in Kuwait and worked for a large bank for almost eleven years and had reached a very good management position with a great six figure salary. Yet for the longest time I wasn't happy.

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Travel Ideas For September

September is here and with it the summer travel season is coming to an end. Hordes of travelers are returning home in a modern day migration of people going back to work and kids back to school. September is a great month to travel and enjoy the last days of good weather amongst the thinning crowds of vacationers.

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A Guide To Queensland

Queensland, the second largest state in Australia and the third most populous, was easily my favorite part of this country. It's blessed with miles of incredible beaches , beautiful verdant hinterlands, stunning national parks and of course the Great Barrier Reef. I spent a month traveling through Queensland

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What To See In Tokyo

Spending time in Tokyo can be an overwhelming experience. This city has a lot going on, it can paralyze you with indecision. I mean where to start? There's Tokyo's incredible temples and shrines

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