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Dignity, Nobility, Integrity, Respect

I was reading an article about Brunello Cucinelli, the “king of cashmere,” written in 2015 when I came across an interesting statement: Brunello: Each of us specializes in something. Italy has strong industries. It’s ranked second only after Germany in Europe. There’s furniture, food and apparel. The United States will go down in history because of […]

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Small pleasures, modest moments

The following may not seem like travel tips but, hey… give it a chance. One of the most accessible and intriguing writers / philosophers today is Alain de Botton. His main interest is the philosophy of everyday life, or the relevance of a philosophical perspective on everyday experiences. He also co-founded The School of Life. […]

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In Praise of the Mundane

Yes I know, its not trendy to seek the mundane. adjective– common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.– of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.– of or relating to the world, universe, or earth. As Rob Walker says, The only way to find the good stuff, the special stuff, the […]

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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK)

Less than 1.5 hours from Ohana Retreat Bali, the park is massive, and is ideal for those that enjoy walking. You can pay for a ride on a golf cart, bicycle or electric scooter as well. The statue is almost 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York, the size of a […]

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What can traveling do for you?

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Iyer The above, excellent quote contains at least two important points: because so […]