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If you are new to This Way To Paradise, let me give you a tour. I mainly write about beaches and islands, as those are my favorite spots to travel to, but I also write about the hidden Paradises of the world that aren’t always near a beach or island.

I also tend to write a lot about my own thoughts when I travel because travel has changed me in many ways I never thought it would. I want to share the things I’m learning with hopes to inspire and encourage you.



For detailed information about travel destinations such as where to stay and what to do when you’re there, check out my Escape Guides.

If you want some ideas of where to go in the first place, some of my favorite spots are:

The Gili Islands


Raja Ampat





Bali Offering

I spent a lot of time in Bali, so make sure you check out some of my most popular articles about this destination:

11 Things To Do In Bali That You Won’t Find On TripAdvisor

Things To Do In Bali: Bali Healing And Its Balians

Cajeta churro San Augustin Chocolates and Churros-food in San Miguel de Allende

Cajeta churro from San Augustin Chocolates and Churros

Some of  my favorite non-beach spots are:

San Miguel, Mexico

Palermo, Italy

Patzcuaro, Mexico

Some of my most popular travel tip posts are: 

How To Find The Best-Priced Holiday Accommodation In Sixty Seconds

How To Travel The World With Mindfulness

5 Top Travel Websites That Give You The Best Deals

Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

Travel Hacking: How To Fly For Free Like George Clooney

6 Ways To Travel The World Without Leaving Your Home Town

coconut at the sanctuary resort, thailand

To be inspired read:

Letting Go Of Baggage: A Weight Loss Plan For Your Stuff

The Credits: Meet Chef Amit Das

Consumerism In America: How Your Stuff Is Killing You

Slowing Down: How I’m Learning To Live The Good Life In Mexico

Embracing Imperfection: How Mexico is Causing Me To Love My Flaws

Where Is Home?

What The Animals In Yala Park, Sri Lanka Taught Me

Valen Dawson

Valen Dawson-Author

My most popular articles:

Join Me For A Magical Walk Through San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel, It’s Not You, It’s Me

Should You Still Travel To Thailand? What The News Isn’t Showing You

10 Reasons Why Ibiza Is The World’s Utopia

How I Feel After Selling It All To Travel The World

The Top 29 Things I Learned From My Travels

If you want to know how to make money travel blogging, or you want to know how to make your own dreams come true, don’t miss:

How To Blog For Money

My Book: Dream Catcher, The Magic Of Living Your Dream Life

You can also follow my food journey on my other website, Eating The Globe!

Thanks for reading!!





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