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A Global Celebration of Yoga, Music and Dance! The Bali Spirit Festival, March 2015

12 February 2015

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A Global Celebration of Yoga, Music and Dance! The Bali Spirit Festival, March 2015

The annual Bali Spirit Festival takes places this year from March 31st – April 5th in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia and looks set to be even better than last year’s extravaganza! Every year the festival hosts some of the world’s most prominent teachers of meditation, yoga, music, dance, healing and health, who will be offering exclusive workshops to attendees. There are believed to be over 6,000 people from over 50 countries flocking to the cultural centre of Ubud in Bali to experience the inspiring event. Find out more!

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Revealed! Your 100 Best Moments of 2014 and Our Two Lucky Competition Winners!

29 December 2014

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Revealed! Your 100 Best Moments of 2014 and Our Two Lucky Competition Winners!

On Christmas Eve, we asked you to share with us your Best Travel Moments of 2014. The response was incredible. From special moments shared with locals, friends and family amidst spectacular landscapes to homecomings, close encounters with nature, solo spiritual moments... and many more! Read these special travel moments and be inspired to hitch on that backpack... oh and we reveal the two winners of our competition!

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Facing The Great Unknown – Travel & Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

22 August 2014

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Ever found yourself wondering... Where am I going next? What am I going to do when I get back home? How am I going to earn money to keep on traveling? I hate my job but I don’t know what else to do with my life! What happens next? Soul Seekers Ambassador Melanie Swan maps out what we can do to work through this dilemma and come out stronger...

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

27 June 2014

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

There’s the old cliché that backpackers travel to ‘find themselves’. In South East Asia, particularly Thailand, many travelers like to experiment with yoga and meditation in an attempt to still their mind and discover what it is that they really want out of life. We meet local Thai native, Bhud, owner of the Xhale Yoga School, located in the beautiful Pai Valley to find out more about daily life on a meditation retreat...

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What Are Your Three Words For 2014?

29 December 2013

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What Are Your Three Words For 2014?

Setting a New Year Resolution is believed to go as far back as Babylonian times. However, at the end of 2012, instead of making a resolution, I picked just three words that I would try to abide by throughout the year. A friend suggested the activity to me after she’d read it in on a blog. It was an easy way to simplify your goals. Instead of making a complicated list of resolutions and ‘to-do’ lists (something I’m very guilty of!) – picking just three words was a way to keep you focused on what you wanted to achieve in the coming year. What will your three words be?

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Will the Real Koh Phangan Please Stand Up! Beyond The Full Moon Party

16 December 2013

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Will the Real Koh Phangan Please Stand Up! Beyond The Full Moon Party

Home to the notorious monthly Full Moon Party, it's no shock that Koh Phangan has somewhat of a dodgy reputation. The truth however, is that this island is special and offers far more than it is given credit for. It’s creative, eclectic, underground, spiritual, artistic; it’s got a great, free-flowing vibe; a tight community that integrates both expats, locals, and travellers who keep coming back. We introduce you to the often overlooked dynamism of Koh Phangan.

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Taking Time Out of Your Travels for You: Deep Reflection & Spiritual Learning at the DHARMA INC Centre, Thailand.

23 September 2013

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Taking Time Out of Your Travels for You: Deep Reflection & Spiritual Learning at the DHARMA INC Centre, Thailand.

How can travel inspire us and guide us without a heavy dose of time for ourselves in the mix? How can we welcome in new insight, or perspectives, or desires if we do not give them time to marinate and become fully flavoured? Recently we discovered the Kailash Akhara Centre by Dharma Inc the perfect location in which to add some essential 'YOU time' into your travel plans.

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Tantra, Karma & Reincarnation! Amazing Interview with Swami Vivekananda Saraswati at Agama Yoga, Koh Phangan

13 February 2013

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Tantra, Karma & Reincarnation! Amazing Interview with Swami Vivekananda Saraswati at Agama Yoga, Koh Phangan

The island of Koh Phangan in southern Thailand is notorious for the Full Moon Party and a hedonistic destination for young backpackers! However, there's so much more to the island than meets the eye. In recent years, it has become a hub for yoga and spirituality and draws thousands of 'soul-searching' travelers who are looking for more than just buckets and beaches. After the New Year's Eve celebrations died down this year, we made our way to Agama Yoga on the beautiful West coast of the island to meet one of the most interesting characters we've come across, the legendary Swami Vivekananda Saraswati. In a mind-blowing encounter we discuss yin and yang, the laws of karma, tantric sex, God and reincarnation!

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S.E.A Faces & Places: Interview with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kimmana

17 August 2012

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S.E.A Faces & Places: Interview with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kimmana

As conversations between backpackers begin to include Ayurvedic buzzwords such as "dosha", "five elements" and - heaven forbid - "fasting", we catch up with an Ayurvedic practitioner, to unscramble the mystery of this ancient Eastern tradition of medicine...

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Backpacker Video of the Month: The Healers of Siquijor, The Philippines

31 July 2012

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Backpacker Video of the Month: The Healers of Siquijor, The Philippines

Siquijor Island in the Philippines is renowned for its black magic sorcerers and white magic healers. Here, backpackers Captain & Clark meet one of the most famous witches of them all...

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