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Our friends over at Soulstice Swim know the spots! The Philippines (Palawan) Beaches ( ✔), Lush Tropical isalnds ( ✔), Cristal clear water ( ✔)... Affordability ( ✔ ✔). Palawan province is made up of 1,780 islands and islets, rocky coves, and sugar-white sandy beaches. As of September 2016, Palawan Island was rated the "Most Beautiful Island in the World" as voted by respective readers of rival travel publications Conde Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure. To top it off El Nido, located at the northern tip of the island, was also currently rated the "Most Beautiful Beach in the World" by Conde Nast Traveller readers.  Bonus: The Philippines were a Spanish Colony...

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  This is Laura, she’s going to teach you how to take better travel photos…this horse trusts her, so you can too. Shot in: Trinidad, Cuba Article via Paper Planes Rule #1 - Keep it simple. THIS IS A BONUS ANALOGY FOR LIFE! When I think about my basic rules for travel photography, I find that they overlap a ton with how I imagine a life well-lived: being present. Being respectful. Looking for details. Ditching the stress of doing and seeing everything. Finding your own voice and using it bravely and generously. What else could you want from life– or...

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The province of B.C is home to four mountain systems, 18 volcanoes, and endless lakes, rivers and marshes. One-third of B.C. is barren alpine tundra, icefield and glacier, and it boasts just over 14 million hectacres of park land and reserves! Which is all just begging to be explored. If it's inspiration you need, we've picked the brain of Explore magazine editor and British Columbia Magazine contributing editor David Webb. Here are his top 18, bucket list worthy southern B.C. trails. PS: if you're hiking one of them, don't forget to share your pictures with us on Instagram. Just tag us @gringosontherun and @BritishColumbiaMagazine and don't...

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  Sex. Drugs. Booze. The travel Gringo trail has it all, especially if you’re crashing in hostels. It’s always someone’s first or last day, and that means there’s always an excuse to party. I’ve been traveling for over a decade and have stayed in hundreds of hostels around the world. And yes, there are plenty of “good” party hostels out there. But party-minded travelers cluster together for a reason and, over time, certain hostels develop a (well-deserved) reputation for debauchery. These are 10 to take note of: The Flying Pig THE FLYING PIG DOWNTOWN  Amsterdam, Netherlands Travelers arrive expecting the...

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For you, is coffee the elixir of life? Can you not function without a morning cup of joe? Do you live on lattes, mochas and espressos? If so, these coffee capitals are guaranteed to get your heart racing. They are the perfect destinations for all you caffeine-fuelled explorers out there. 1. Rome In Italy, coffee is so much more than a drink, it’s a lifestyle. Rome is the ultimate caffeine capital, around every corner you’ll find busy coffee shops (or bars in Italian) packed full of people swigging cups of the stuff. Order a short black coffee (un caffe) -...

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