David Duran

David Duran

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mrhudsonexplores.com

The perfect Riviera Maya experience

The best way to reach Riviera Maya in Mexico is by flying into Cancun, but don’t let that scare you off so easily. Yes, Cancun is known as a party destination and is typically overflowing with a fascinating mixture of college students, first-time international travellers from the U.S., as well as cruise ship folk. But that being said, the airport is ultra convenient and jumping in a rental and driving right out of there is typically pretty easy.

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newportbeachlifestylepubs.com

A Safari Unlike the Others

The rain shower feels incredible and the sounds of the dripping water to the ground below is a beautiful reminder of the height of which the shower is situated, which can be unsettling at times, as are the monkeys nearby, but in the end, the experience is unparalleled.

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The Huffington Post

Baltimore Lights Up For International Light Festival

Just like any other major metropolis going through a change, it takes time for the development of new neighborhoods...but with change comes imagination, innovation and transformation. And Baltimore isn’t wasting any time in showcasing their city as a cultural destination with hip, new and big ideas, like Light City, a 7-day light festival set in the heart of Baltimore.

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The Huffington Post

45 Years of Organized Arts and Culture in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a thriving metropolis known for its towering skyscrapers, pristine public transportation, world-class shopping, abundance of Michelin star restaurants and an arts and culture scene that rivals cities around the world.

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Advocate.com

Alone in Mexico on a Romantic Couples Getaway

Banyan Tree is comprised of all villas, each with the minimum of a private pool, and these pools weren’t just plunge pools, they were full on legit swimming pools. And lush green vegetation and freshwater lagoons surround the villas, so it wasn’t uncommon to see different species of birds or wildlife on property.

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metrosource.com

Hawaiian Island Hopping - One Adventure at a Time

With each Hawaiian island being completely unique to one another, selecting which to visit and what order to visit them in is a fun puzzle to solve when in the planning stages. What follows is an activity guide to four of the six islands.

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thepalmbeaches.com

Polo, Pampering, Piano and Passion

With a go big or go home attitude, I arranged this trip to maximize R&R. We were met in the Palm Beach International Airport baggage claim area by a driver holding a sign with our names on it. He welcomed us to town and brought us, as planned, to the most opulent of resorts.

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mrhudsonexplores.com

Places to Explore: Antarctica

Explorers and researchers have been visiting the continent of Antarctica for decades, although throughout history, the voyages getting to this mostly untouched land have been met with tales of unprecedented struggles and defeat. Today, thanks to modern ships and experienced crew, getting to Antarctica is no longer what it once was. That being said, the Drake Passage, one of the roughest passages in the world, is part of the experience of one’s journey to the white continent. Depending on your luck, it could be an unwelcome start or end (or both) to an incredible trip.

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abnsave.com

The 5 Next Big Travel Destinations to Beat Your Friends to in 2017

...Of course there is nothing wrong with going to places like Mexico, Italy or Thailand, but if you want to be one step ahead of everyone else, these five places should be on your radar as they will be among the top destinations of 2017.

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New York Post

The African neighborhoods that out-hipster Williamsburg

But the reality is that Johannesburg can be just as appealing as its neighbor to the south. South Africa’s economic capital is made up of many districts, but it’s the more artsy, eclectic neighborhoods that are finally starting to make a mark. Likened to Williamsburg in Brooklyn or Wynwood in Miami, they draw interest from visitors who never would have thought they existed.

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Travel + Leisure

The Very Best All-inclusive Resorts in the Bahamas

Sometimes planning a vacation can be more tedious than enjoyable, especially when working around a tight budget. For those who prefer the ease of an all-inclusive vacation package, the islands of the Bahamas have an abundance of hotels and resorts to choose from.

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CountryLiving

11 Reasons Savannah is the Most Magical Place to Celebrate Christmas

One of America's most beloved cities, Savannah transforms around this time of year, becoming a wonderland full of events, shows, parades, and places serving up scrumptious holiday meals.

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hub.united.com

6 Eco-Travel Destinations You Must Experience

There are many types of travelers, and with so many places to visit in the world, opportunities to tailor your experiences to suit your tastes are becoming the norm. For those seeking to immerse themselves in ecotourism, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here, we've rounded up some of the most exciting opportunities in dramatic destinations.

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newport beach lifestyle

Biking Down Bolivia's "Death Road"

...There is constant turmoil within the country due to political issues, but politics aside, Bolivia is one of the most fascinating countries most will never visit. The micro-climates alone and the differences between each region are practically mind-blowing as in one day, it’s possible to be high up in the Andes Mountains covered in snow and in just a few hours, it’s possible to be at the bottom depths of the rainforest, dripping in sweat from the extreme heat.

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Connextions Magazine

Travel Experts From Around The World Share Their Secrets - David Duran

Connextions Magazine catches up with gay travel expert David Duran.