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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

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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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

Taj Mahal

// 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

freedom of traveling solo

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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Highlights of Cuba: From Historical Cities to Exotic Beaches

This is a sponsored guest post by Virgin Holidays. As the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba is as diverse as it is beautiful – from miles and miles of windswept beaches to acres of nature reserves and vibrant cities. A trip to Cuba offers travelers a peek into its rich history and heritage and [...]

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The Sights and Sounds of Moscow, Russia

Spanning eleven time zones and two continents, Russia is the largest country in the world. Stretching from the beautiful St Petersburg in the west to the remarkable Vladivostok in the east, there is so much to see and do in this fascinating and unique country. But the country’s heart and soul lies in Moscow, the [...]

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Natural Wonders of Peru: From Forests to Canyons

This is a sponsored guest post by Virgin Holidays. Peru is home to the famed monuments of Machu Picchu and to the vibrant capital city of Lima. Both of these places are beautiful and intriguing in their own right, but it is the breathtaking beauty of Peru’s natural wonders that are the true treasures of [...]

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White Water Rafting at the Source of the Nile in Uganda

This is a guest blog post by Andrea Wren. As I wrapped my legs around the back of a kayak and held on tight, praying that my butt wouldn’t scuff the rocks beneath the rapids, I had the good sense to wonder if I’d chosen my day’s activity wisely. Especially considering our rafting guide was the [...]

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