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Time to Hit the Trail! 5 Unusual Hiking Routes

Kibo from Rongai route - Day 2 unusual hiking routes

Unusual Hiking Routes Around the World There is no better exercise in the world than walking and it is a great way to forget about your desk job. These walks can be challenging so it is best to be in shape before tackling them. Spend at least three months walking on an incline, make sure […]

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7 Lesser Known Historical Wonders Around the World


hen we think about historical wonders, the world renown ones like the Great Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China naturally come to mind. But historical wonders are not limited to these well known attractions only. There are so many others out there that are equally – or even more – impressive […]

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Adventure Breaks in the UK: 5 Places to Include on the List

Paradise, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

he UK offers up some fantastic adventure breaks for solo and family travelers. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing hike through glorious countryside or looking to have the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit. Here are 5 top spots for a great adventure… The […]

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Active Trip Ideas: From Hiking Glaciers in Iceland to Surfing Morocco

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raveling isn’t all about beach bumming or lounging by the pool. Some people, including myself, prefer to explore a new destination in a more active way and explore the outdoor activities that the place has to offer. For the more energetic travelers out there, here are some of the best activity breaks I’ve sampled on the […]

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Best Destinations for Overland Travel: From East Africa to the Silk Road

On safari in Etosha

raveling overland is a fantastic way to really get to know a region. Watch the world fly by and sample every bit of it as you slowly weave your way through the back roads of a country. See what exists between the large towns and cities and the tourist traps and you’ll often be surprised […]

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Volunteering Abroad: Projects Worth Checking Out

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olunteering abroad is a great way to travel and immerse deeply in local communities as well as doing some good if you choose your project wisely. Many people think that volunteering abroad is mainly focused around teaching, but there are lots of fantastic and surprising things you can do, from conservation to construction work. Below are […]

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How to Book a Luxury Holiday without Breaking the Bank


Regardless of the reasons – for a change of scenery or a break from the hectic pace of city life – a vacation is something that’s on everyone’s mind. Be it the long-winded ‘tour-of-the-world’ kind or a simple ‘step-out-of-your-city-backyard’ kind of a weekend break, a vacation demands money, time and a lot of planning. No […]

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8 Alternative Wonders of the World We Think Should’ve Made the List

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

This is a guest post by our friend and blogger Tom Mcloughlin of Backpackerboy. With most of the ancient wonders of the world no longer in existence, we thought we would try to curate a list of our own. Some of these handpicked structures are little-known wonders from remote corners of the world, while some […]

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5 Great Locations for a Photography Tour

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Photography is a crucial part of any travel blogger’s armory and is a fantastic way of capturing moments and telling stories as Nellie recently proved. However, it can be difficult to get the perfect shot under pressure if you don’t know what to look for and what to take into account. Taking a photo tour […]

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5 Epic Travel Sites to See in 2015

Taj Mahal

The world is full of incredible icons, both natural and man-made, but how many have you actually seen in the flesh? Make 2015 the year you go and experience some of the most breathtaking sights around the world. There are plenty to choose from, but we’ve chosen 5 below which we found truly spectacular and […]

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5 Countries Perfect for Adventure Travel

Heli-hiking Franz Josef

o many people are getting excited these days over adventure travel, with a wide range of adrenaline-pumping activities available to travelers worldwide.  Adventure travel has been described as the kind of tourism which involves the possibility of actual, physical risk and usually requires certain specialized skills and physical abilities to be able to participate and enjoy. Here’s […]

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Traveling Like A Local — The Traditional Way


There is nothing quite like living like a local when away on a holiday trip.  Let’s face it, hotels and resorts take away the authenticity of a place, most holiday apartments and villas are in a similar style, some more luxurious than others.  On the next holiday, try something really different and traditional, perhaps it’ll […]

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5 Iconic Experiences You Have to Try Around the World

Canyon swing in New Zealand

One of the best things about travel is the interesting situations it puts you in which you would never find at home. You can find yourself in places which you would never dream of, and in those moments you have to grab the opportunity with both hands. Below are 5 of the experiences around the […]

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8 of My Favorite Sunsets Around the World

okavango delta sunset

There is something about seeing the sun go down that makes everything in sight look beautiful, calm and romantic. The beauty of the sun resting on the horizon of the ocean, mountains and skyscrapers is such a heart-warming moment. The ethereal beauty of the blood-red sun and the skyline brings out emotions that are both […]

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