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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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7 Great Ways to Explore Morocco

Follow the path.. Imlil, Morocco

orocco boasts of towering mountains, vast deserts and is only one of three countries whose coastlines belong to both Atlantic and Mediterranean regions. Visitors have been continuously drawn into the country due to its depth of culture and amazing sights and landscapes. For those planning a trip to Morocco, here is a selection of fantastic [...]

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Sand Dunes and Great Surfs: Wale’s Secret Adventure Travel Hotspot

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Five experiences that make Bridgend County a hidden gem for adventurous travelers You may not have heard of Bridgend County, sandwiched snugly between Cardiff and Swansea along Wales’ stunning coastal path, but this is a destination that has been making waves as a hidden spot for adventure travelers. The county is home to some of [...]

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5 Unusual Family Friendly Destinations to Try in 2015

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Just because you are traveling with the kids, doesn’t mean your holiday has to be Disneyland vacations or theme-park resort stays.  Here are some different options to try in 2015 when taking the whole family away on holiday!  Let’s do Dubai Mention Dubai and most people think of skyscrapers, luxury hotels and massive malls. Beyond [...]

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Traveling Like A Local — The Traditional Way

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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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8 of My Favorite Sunsets Around the World

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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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10 of the Best Spots for White Water Rafting

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Paddling over whirlpools of turbulent water and watching the landscapes go by can be such an adrenaline rush. Aside from the high energy buzz, white water rafting also makes for an exciting way to explore and immerse deeply in the backcountry. What better way is there to see the Grand Canyon than by riding along [...]

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7 of the Cheapest Travel Destinations in the World

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// Travel has a reputation for being expensive, but whilst that’s often the case it’s equally true that there are some exceptional bargains around if you’re willing to spread your wings a bit further. In many parts of the world it’s possible to live on only a few pounds a day – or in luxury [...]

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10 Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Glastonbury Festival

This is a guest post by Cathy Mack. With summer upon us, the festival season is in full swing. From pop and indie to punk rock, hip-hop and dance to name just a few, there’s plenty of options to suit every musical taste. So whether you’ve just come back from one, getting ready for one, [...]

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A Secret Corner of Chiang Mai, Thailand

Buddha statues at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

This is the fourth edition of an ongoing series of reviews on properties (budget hotels and hostels) we’re staying at during our travels in Asia, as part of our partnership with HostelBookers.com. Our first stop in Thailand, during our journey through Southeast Asia, was Chiang Mai, in the northern reaches of the country. We’ve heard so [...]

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10 Spectacular Waterfalls Around the World

Iguazu Falls

This is a sponsored guest post written by Gareth Evans. The earth surface cracks open and millions of gallons of water tumble down in gargantuan motion: waterfalls are the creation of Mother Nature, designed to enhance our surroundings. Waterfalls come in many different shapes and sizes but no matter how big or wide they are, [...]

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Traveling Solo vs Traveling with a Partner

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This is a sponsored guest post by Federico Mendez. lthough it’s something of a brave decision to take, traveling solo is both an exciting and liberating experience that allows us to learn more about the world at our own pace. Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness.” This is even more [...]

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Tips on How to Arrange Volunteer Work Abroad

This is a sponsored guest post by i-to-i.com. So you’ve made the decision to go on a take a gap year and you want to do something worthwhile with your time. Volunteer projects are often the first port of call for travelers, but how can you go about arranging this part of your trip? It’s actually [...]

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Travel Diseases to Watch Out For

This is a guest post from our supporters Lloyds Pharmacy. Venturing to far-flung lands is always exciting, but the wise traveler always makes sure they’re protected against whatever exotic bugs and diseases they may encounter. If in doubt, visit your GP or use an online service – they’ll be able to tell you whether you’re [...]

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Travel Tips: How to Stay Fit While Traveling

This is a guest post by Jeremy Albelda. One of the biggest issues with extended travel is sacrificing yourself for the experience.  No no, I’m not talking about offering your heart (literally) to a forgotten tribe, I’m referring to your fitness and physical wellbeing.  Whether we’re vacationing on the beach for a week or backpacking [...]

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