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1% of Budapest

Jules Verne Times Two

Gabriel was fast asleep. It was a hot summer night, and Jules and I were watching the storm and enjoying our last hours in Budapest. The open window let in the sound of the rain and the smell of damp earth. ─ “This reminds me of growing up”, said Jules. “I used to sit at the porch sipping chocolate milk and counting the seconds between lightning and thunder”. The eye of the thunderstorm had passed right above us and was now on the other side of the Danube. Each time lightning stroke, entire city blocks came out from under the shadows. – “Look at that. There’s so much we haven’t seen”, she added.

The feeling wasn’t new. Each time we get back home, we bring back mere fragments of the places we visit. A sunrise here, a walk there, it’s the same everywhere. Allow me to…

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Devils Garden Trail in Arches National Park, Utah

Living The Q Life

Another extremely popular hiking trail in Arches National Park is the Devils Garden Trail. One of the reasons for its popularity is the diversity of the trail as well as the number of arches that can be seen on the trail. The first part of the trail is considered easy and also provides views of three arches, including the Landscape Arch, which was one of our favorites. After reaching the Landscape Arch, the trail becomes more difficult as you head toward Double O Arch and then the second half of the loop is extremely difficult where you need to rock scramble and there a steep slopes. For obvious reasons, many people only go as far as Landscape Arch, which was what we did as well.

DSC_1107 Landscape Arch – One of Our Favorite Arches

DSC_1078 Not a Difficult Trail

DSC_1097 Interesting Scenery on Devils Garden Trail

DSC_1079 Pine Tree Arch

DSC_1080 Tunnel Arch

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Shanghai Time Travelling

The Campervan Man

Shanghai is a wild mixing pot of culture, not only due to numerous Chinese peoples but also due to a collection of international ones. Britain, America, France and Japan all had land in the city in the 20th century,all still evident today from the European architecture along the river bank to the old Japanese factories further out. Now an economical power house, once known as the “Paris of the East”, the most populous city in China has a diverse range of buildings from Ming dynasty gardens hidden amongst skyscrapers to old slaughterhouses disguised as malls. We had a tiring day walking around the variety of buildings, but an enjoyable one, ending at the Yu Gardens, where we went for a peaceful park sit down but instead found ourselves exploring the old botanical gardens built for a Ming Emperor.

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Aloha! Why ID ♥’s Hawai’i

The swaying palms and tropical breezes of Hawai’i are calling…from TheBig Island to Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Oahu, scroll to see why each island is special in its own way, and why this bucket list destination should be at the top of your list…

HAWAI’I

TheBig Island, also known as Hawai’i, is the largest island that sits in the US Hawaiian archipelago in the Central Pacific. Offering lush rainforests, two active volcanos (Kilauea and Mauna Loa), beautiful natural landscapes and beaches, authentic local fare, ancient history as well as endless activities for the adventurer at heart, this paradise is ideal for the traveler looking to immerse themselves in the warm spirit of Aloha.

WHERE TO STAY:

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For seclusion and tropical beachfront luxury on the rolling Pacific Coast, Fairmont Orchid offers guests elegantly appointed accommodations and suites equipped with remarkable views and…

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Hongcun Ancient Village

The Campervan Man

A few photos from this charming 11th century village near the Yellow Mountains in China. With beautiful mirror ponds and tiny alleyways it was a massive contrast from the high rises of busy Shanghai just a few hours away.

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Day 5. Exploring Kuala Lumpur’s Civic District

Love Travelling

We slept really well, not waking until our alarm went off at 7.30 a.m. despite the five hour time difference from Qatar. Breakfast was served in the large, airy restaurant on the first floor, a little too airy perhaps as on future mornings I planned to wear a cardigan! There was a large variety of both Western and Asian dishes to choose from and I opted for the latter sampling some noodles with butternut squash and aubergines which tasted delicious. Coffee was from a self service machine and although the cappuccino tasted reasonable it lacked its usual frothiness.

Untitled Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

On returning to our room we applied sun cream and insect repellent before heading outdoors, making use of the free GO KL bus service towards the civic district of the capital.

Untitled The Royal Selangor Club, Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

We started our tour at Merdeka Square (Independence Square)…

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2020 TRAVEL TIPS

Gavin Tollman : In his own words

It’s that time of year for so many (thankfully and appreciatively): their holidays are now booked, their bags are packed, and excitement for the journey of discovery during the 2019 summer season is well and truly underway. But what I cherish is the fact that as I meet travellers, their thoughts are also excitedly turning to their 2020 travel plans.

I love the fact that the annual traveller already knows that the time is now to start making next year’s dream holiday a reality and get a jump on next years’ travel season.

These are the trend setters. And so often, they give us within the travel industry ideas for where to go next. So, with remarkable travel deals on 2020 trips already there for the taking, I took a moment to stop and look at the five top travel tips that I believe will dominate in the year to…

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Let’s Get Social

Breezy Around the world

It is important to cultivate a cohesive professional social media image for yourself before becoming a social media manager for a company. You are a brand, so make sure to represent yourself as one.  I studied marketing, PR, and Journalism at Texas Wesleyan University during my undergrad.  During this time, I freelanced for a few local newspapers and magazines. After, I worked as a communication coordinator for a non-profit animal shelter and a marketing assistant for an aerospace engineering company. The sites I chose to share are a mix of the various industries that I love. I follow these accounts for inspiration and digital media marketing development.

7 Instagram Accounts to follow for Digital Marketers & Designers

1. Interaction Design Foundation
IG:@ interaction_design_foundation
Industry: Non-profit design education
Bio: Learn about UX Design through our open-source educational materials as well as our offering of online, self-paced UX Design courses!

2. Adobe Creative

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