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JA MANAFARU

JA MANAFARU (link) I’m all about the villa life in the Maldives, so Jared and I were in for a treat when we stayed at Ja Manafaru. After a 75 minute seaplane ride from the airport to the island, we arrived to the island, which is the last resort before the end of the Maldivian waters. The island is kept as natural as possible – they don’t pump or redistribute sand, with no plans to expand the island. Friendly staff greeted us, and we were ready to explore the property. The entire island is engulfed by soft sand, and it takes about 20 mintues to walk around the entire island. Staff are relaxed and great with kids and have an in...
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ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH

ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH (link) (instagram) After the first Maldives destination with my son, we headed to the One & Only Resort Reethi Rah, an hour boat ride away from the airport. It’s a beautiful resort located on the Indian Ocean with white sand and blue lagoons. The award-winning resort offers wonderful service in a great location with plenty to do should you find R&R in your villa a little too relaxing. Upon arrival, we were already brainstorming different ideas but heard that the sea turtle snorkeling was not to be missed. The sea turtles are really fun creatures to spot, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even find them wanderin...
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GILI LANKANFUSHI

GILI LANKANFUSHI (link) (instagram) When it comes to taking holidays with friends and family, my ideal getaway is an escape from everything I know. This doesn’t necessarily mean I need to go far away, but it usually translates to a beach holiday since I’m from the city. I recently got to escape to the Maldives, which is always a good idea. I took my son with me and went to Gili Lankanfushi resort, a 15-25 minute trip from the Malé International Airport depending on weather conditions. The quick trip by speedboat is great, especially after the plane ride, we didn’t want to have to travel more to get to our hotel. The convenien...
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AMAN SVETI STEFAN

AMAN SVETI STEFAN (link) (instagram) Photography by Jeff Thibodeau Across the Adriatic Sea and sandwiched between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania is Montenegro, a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. It’s a beautiful destination with lush greenery and beautiful wine, but before I got to visit, I was only familiar with the place from its depiction in movies. Famous exports from Montenegro include their Vranac and smoked ham, but its location will transport you to another era. Sveti Stefan Island, Montenegro is a seasonal island, open from May to October that offers picturesque views of the sea as well as cobblestone paths a...
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SCARABEO CAMP

SCARABEO CAMP (link) (instagram) During my time in Morocco, my mantra was to engage – engage all five senses in every experience to fully remember and experience the beauty and culture of the place. The engagement at Scarabeo Camp was memorable and breathtaking. From the sandy sights to the calming sounds, every sense is entertained in a majestic and picturesque way. Located 45 minutes from Marrakech, Scarabeo Camp has facilities in their “Stone Desert” experience in Agafay, or try their mobile camp experience that lets you plan where to go. A 35 kilometer drive will transport you from the hustling city to a sandy getaway that...
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