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5 Ideal Road trip Destinations

// Growing up in a big city and being confined to urban life in my teenage years, I got my first taste of road-tripping during my tertiary years in Miami. And I never looked back since. Cruising along miles and miles of freeway, feeling the wind in my hair and singing to rock music with [...]

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6 Types of Wildlife Safaris

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// Getting up close and personal to wildlife and nature is an experience unlike no other. As a huge fan of wildlife-watching, I like to seek out far-flung corners of the world to mingle with wild animals, be it brown bears in Alaska or blue-foot boobies on the Galapagos Islands. Each of them provide a [...]

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Budget Travel: Beating Student Holiday Blues

// It’s that time of the year again – school’s over and it’s time to let your hair down, hang out and perhaps do a bit of traveling if your pocket can afford it. Looking at your dwindling bank account, is that even possible? Today’s sponsored post is going to help you beat those blues [...]

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5 Alternative Winter Escape Destinations

Waterfall in Darwin, Australia

// Now that we’re quickly approaching the end of the year, winter is slowly creeping in on us. For those who can’t bear the thought of short daylight hours and the bitter cold, it’s time to plan your travels to exotic, far-flung regions. But that doesn’t necessarily mean tropical islands and tourist-cluttered resorts, think unique, [...]

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8 Things I’ve Learnt While Living Abroad

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// In the past 5 years, I’ve lived in various countries – from sun-kissed Miami to the cold winters of London and the tapas capital of Madrid, back in my hometown Singapore and now in Granada, Spain. Living abroad has never been easy; in fact it’s quite an emotional ride and a continuously steep learning [...]

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10 Unusual Cruise Holidays

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Since we’re on the topic of cruising lately, this week’s sponsored post features more cruise holidays – but these are not your average holiday cruises. Imagine lounging at an ice bar, go surfing or goof around on a bungee trampoline – all onboard your cruise ship. For the non-cruise …

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A Quick Guide to Moving Abroad

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// When traveling no longer satisfied my craving for a deeper understanding of foreign culture and lifestyle, I moved. 16,979km away, to Miami. Then home became London, Madrid, Singapore and now Granada. Living abroad has fed my curiosity and thrown me challenges I’d never encountered during short-term travel. I got to experience these countries inside [...]

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6 Ideal Cruising Destinations

Wildlife on the Galapagos Islands

// As an active, shoestring traveler, I’d never liked the concept of cruising: massive hordes of tourists docking at a tourist town with very limited time to explore a city thoroughly. But a recent wilderness cruising experience in Southeast Alaska (on a small ship of 20 pax) changed my mind. Cruises can be a rather [...]

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7 New Getaway Ideas from London

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// Forget Amsterdam, Paris or Barcelona. These days, the options for a short weekend getaway from London are unlimited, with exotic locations quickly sprouting up as popular short-haul destinations. Today’s sponsored post features up-and-coming getaway ideas from London, bringing us from Eastern Europe to North Africa. These destinations are just a cheap budget flight away; [...]

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9 Indulgent Designer Hotels for Label Lovers

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// This week we’re going to step off the wild and adventure travel trail and head down the swanky alley of elegant , luxury travel. Today’s sponsored post brings us through 9 distinguished designer hotel chains around the world that pampers you like a princess, in a setting fit for royalty. So suit up and [...]

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The World’s Most Secluded Islands

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// Lounging on an empty beach floored by soft, white sand to find only your own footprints trailing behind you: that’s many travelers’ dream – but does that paradise really exist? This week we take a look at far-flung isles that might just make the cut to become some of my fantasy islands. We swing [...]

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City Break: World’s Greatest Cities

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// Bright lights, skyscraping buildings and an endless flow of energy: big cities can be some of the best travel destinations. I used to be a city girl – dazed by the glitzy lights of New York and charmed by the classic English squares in London. These days, I’m more of an outdoors traveler but [...]

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Off the Beaten Trail: 6 Unconventional Treks

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// Since I last wrote about 7 of the Best Trekking Destinations in the world, I’ve had many more trekking suggestions from readers and expert trekkers/climbers. Several of these treks are extremely challenging and clearly off the beaten path. Since part of the thrills of adventure travel comes from seeking unexplored corners of the earth, [...]

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Top 5 African Countries for Wildlife Watching

A herd of elephants in Savute Channel, Botswana

// As a huge fan of wildlife watching, I’ve spied on a leopard up close in the Serengeti National Park, observed a sea lion curl up before me on the Galapagos Islands and tip-toed around a snoozing koala bear in Melbourne, Australia. Being able to observe wildlife in a natural setting is a rare, unique [...]

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Dublin’s Top Attractions: Voted by Twitter Travelers!

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// In a few days’ time, I’ll be off to Ireland on a whirlwind media trip, starting my journey in Dublin. As the most visited city in Ireland, Dublin is packed with intriguing sights and most of all, atmospheric pubs. I’ll be spending most of my time in its old city center, where most hotels [...]

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