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Debbie Stone is an established travel writer and columnist, who crosses the globe in search of unique destinations and experiences to share with her readers and listeners. She’s an avid explorer who welcomes new opportunities to increase awareness and enthusiasm for places, culture, food, history, nature, outdoor adventure, wellness and more. Her travels have taken her to nearly 100 countries and to all seven continents, and her stories appear in numerous print and digital publications.

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One island, many adventures

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Soaring high above Oʻahu, from my comfy perch in a Blue Hawaiian helicopter, I marveled at the diversity of the island. From craggy cliffs and mountains to dramatic coastlines, verdant valleys and lush rainforests, this special slice of paradise has it all.

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Embark on a wellness journey at Hilton Head Health

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They come for a variety of reasons. Many hope to get in better physical shape; others want to learn how to eat more nutritiously. Then there are those who wish to destress and recharge their batteries. They are women and men, mothers and fathers, who over the years have put their health on hold to achieve professional or academic success, provide and tend to the needs of their families and care for aging parents.

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River Cruise showcases Chicago's gems

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Ah, Chicago! Famous for its colorful history, vibrant culture, sports teams, food, and yes, climate, this Midwest hub is a magnet for visitors. Chicago is also an architectural mecca and one of the best ways to appreciate this exciting landscape is via a Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady.

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Colorado Springs offers endless adventure

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I’m a sucker for a room with a view. It doesn’t matter if it’s water, mountains or a cityscape. I’m not picky. But, some views deserve extra special recognition, like the one at The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs.

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Get inspired with a visit to O'Keeffe country

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Georgia O'Keeffe is synonymous with New Mexico. The famed artist spent the last forty years of her life in the Land of Enchantment. She painted its dramatic landscapes and iconic formations in her own unique style.

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The Jetsons would feel at home in this garden!

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You might think you've stepped onto another planet at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. The park, a well-known attraction in the city, takes the traditional conservatory concept up more than just a notch or two.

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Hot on the trail of Namibia's Little Five

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Everyone touts the Big Five in Africa - the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. They're the photogenic celebrities of the savannah that travelers year to see on safari. But, there's another group of creatures who fly way below the radar, yet deserve attention for their own star-studded qualities.

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Temple hopping in mystical Bagan

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As the sun rises and paints the landscape fiery orange, I finally grasp the sheer magnitude of Bagan's ancient monuments from my bird's-eye perch in a hot air balloon. It's an otherworldly skyline, dotted with pagodas, temples, shrines, stupas and monasteries as far as the eye can see.

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Soak up the ryokan vibes at Ten Thousand Waves

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It's a bit embarrassing to wake up and find yourself drooling like a baby, especially when there's someone else to witness this cringe-worthy moment. I laughed self-consciously, hoping to deflect the situation humorously. Thankfully, my massage therapist kindly helped me save face by explaining that this was a clear sign I had reached total relaxation during my deep stone treatment.

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Nature takes center stage in southern Africa

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I am both repelled and fascinated by crocodiles. Their fearsome reputation precedes them and the fact that they outlived the dinosaurs has given their species legendary respect. No one wants to mess with a croc, but many people will seize the opportunity to view one up close, particularly within its natural habitat.

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