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Capturing Perfect Moments
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It’s official! Experiences give us a rich and fulfilling life far more than the things we buy…so travelling to Peru will make you happier than buying a Porsche… What kills happiness is adaptation. Can you remember the last time you bought something you really wanted? Those first few hours, or days or perhaps even months […]

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Healing Through The Window
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‘There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.’ CALVIN COOLIDGE, speech, Jul. 25, 1924 Getting ill is scary. Our […]

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Machu Picchu in the Mist
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What amazing places in the world are on your bucket list? Don’t have one? Luckily Lonely Planet, who publish definitive travel guides have created for the first time their Top 500 Places to See. They believe this is ‘the’ list for every traveller no matter what inspires you. If the travel bug hasn’t bitten you […]

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Baby Elephant 'hugging' Mum
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It’s World Elephant Day today and among all the beautiful and heart-breaking images of romping baby elephants splashing around in water, and lost orphaned elephants mourning the tragic slaughter of their mothers, there is a fact floating around that an elephant is killed for its ivory every fifteen minutes. Every fifteen minutes! So I did […]

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Zimbabwe Lion in Captivity
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‘I believe in God, only I spell it Nature,’ Frank Lloyd Wright Can murder ever be a good thing? I’m not condoning it, but can there be something powerfully positive which comes out of one single death? And could it be that the death of a beautiful old lion in Zimbabwe could become not just […]

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Moving Beyond Conformity & Rebellion to Your True Self
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‘Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.’ Tina Turner Your true Self is not to be confused with your egoic identity. They’re […]

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My greatest fear when I decided to travel to Peru with Outer Travels Inner Journeys on their Peru Odyssey was the week long Ayahuasca retreat in the Amazon jungle. I’d read the soon-to-be published book by Andy Metcalfe called Have a Safe Journey and in its pages is a list of questions to check whether […]

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I was five months shy of my sixtieth birthday as I flew to join The Peru Odyssey 23 day adventure in May of this year. I’d upped my minimalist fitness regime beforehand by walking up to four miles per day, had altered my diet and lost a few pounds, but somehow still felt the ageing […]

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As you no doubt know Jason Silva is one of our favourite philosophers and in this video you can see his excitement at a new cave painting site discovered very recently in Indonesia which is believed to be forty thousand years old. It is an awe-inspiring thought to imagine being alive that long ago, waking […]

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‘When you swim face to face with a crocodile and you look right in to its eyes without judgement, you are not looking in the face of a crocodile, you are looking in the face of God’, a paraphrased quote from Craig Foster, one half of The Foster Brothers who film, direct and produce some […]

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The Rainforest jungle of Peru is where I participated in a week long Ayahuasca retreat last month. I had taken Ayahuasca about four years ago in a Community Hall in Brixton, London, shoulder to shoulder with 39 others.  From 8pm till 9am the following morning it was a horrible night-long experience of extreme nausea with […]

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Peru is feeling very proud of herself at the moment. The Andes must be preening themselves with delight. Why? Because the World Travel Awards for 2015 have nominated Peru for 7 awards in the South America category. Yes, 7 awards! So if you haven’t been to Peru and are looking for a country which has […]

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‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’, Aristotle If you consider yourself a spiritual kind of person and you’re keen to discover and experience some of the most sacred places around the world, participate in ancient ceremonies or try out sacred plant medicine do you choose to travel independently or with a […]

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It ‘is one of those primal words from when people were still able to really see each other… my eyes are connected to a level of reality we call ancestral…so my seeing includes my ancestors’, Orland Bishop This South African Zulu greeting, Sawubona, has respect and reverence woven in to its very fabric and is […]

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‘I’m in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest in a big thatched hut with a revered shaman doing ancient rituals – wow, it’s mind-blowing.’ Mary Gamberg, one of our group. It was one thing walking in to Kapitari, our home for a week in the Rainforest, but another thing altogether walking out. The rain had […]

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