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Which Nationalities have the Best Passports for Global Travel?

Passport chops

Does our passport determine how easy it is for us to travel?   I recently chanced upon an  an article on Singapore’s national newspaper The Straits Times, which shed some light on how easy/hard it is to travel for different nationalities. Global consulting firm Henley and Partners published a Visa Restrictions Index, ranking a total of 219 destination [...]

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Winning Best Travel Blogger of 2012 Award!

December has been a great month as we’ve been blessed with one good news after another. After learning that our magazine is a finalist in the Digital Magazine Awards 2012, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve won the Best Travel Blogger of 2012 award from Holidays Extras! The Holidays Extras Customers’ Awards attracted votes from [...]

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Travel Destinations for 2013

Sugarloaf Mountain

Now that we’ve apparently survived the end of the world on 21 December, it’s time to start planning for some adventure in 2013. Last year our list of best adventure destinations for 2012 saw the rising stars of several offbeat destinations like Cuba and Azerbaijan. With plenty of exciting events happening around the world, 2013 [...]

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Promoting Green Travel: ‘Do Not Disturb’ Campaign

With Earth Day quickly approaching, our friends over at hotel.info have launched an environmental campaign in a bid to do their part for our Mother Earth! This campaign aims to raise awareness and motivate travelers to make a change by taking most hotels’  linen and towel reuse program a step further. By leaving the “do [...]

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Destinations for 2012

2012 is quickly approaching and it’s time to start planning for the new year. With the Olympics and other events happening around the world, 2012 promises to be an extraordinary year for many of us. In 2011, we saw many off-the-radar destinations emerging in the travel scene, such as Zimbabwe and Ukraine. In the new year, major sporting, cultural and …

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Breaking the Travel Embargo: Iceland-bound!

At the end of August, I set myself a travel embargo – staying put at my home base in Granada, Spain and taking time off to reflect on my travels and putting things into perspective. It has done wonders to my wellbeing, both emotional and psychological. Now I’m ready to …

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My Travel Plans for Spring-Summer 2011

Icebergs in Alaska - hoping to see these in the Arctic!

The last few months have been a quiet one for me – as traveling took a backseat while I focused on writing. I started the year in Southeast Asia, before heading back to our base in Spain and hopping off on short trips around Europe. In the past month …

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Travel Tips: How to Find Mobile Internet Abroad

woman on beach working on  laptop against the sea

// As a travel writer who’s always on the go, being able to plug in and write wherever I am is essential. And in this era, I’m not the only one who finds mobile internet access an important tool. Many digital nomads and freelancers who work remotely depend on this modern technology for a living. [...]

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Win Your Dream Itinerary!

White Beach

Everyone has a dream itinerary – whether it is two weeks of lounging around golden sands in the Caribbean, trekking through the Himalayas or castle-hopping in Europe. Mine has always been a jaunt in Africa that packs in all aspects that the continent has to offer: luxurious beach lounging, …

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Haiti Earthquake: How We Can All Help

Photo from Telegraph

The whole world’s eyes are on Haiti now, as the poorest country in the Americas faces yet another devastating disaster. Death toll has now reached over 200,000 at Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital. These numbers are still increasing as survivors are losing patience with the painfully slow process of getting international aid. As I …

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7 Weird Christmas Traditions Around the World

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It’s that time of the year again. Sleigh bells, Christmas carols and Santa Claus – there’re always part of our Christmas celebrations. But did you know that in different corners of the world, Christmas is celebrated differently?  While I’m in Dresden, East Germany, celebrating Christmas with a good friend and playing with snow, …

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Travel Destinations for 2010

// As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to dream about where you’ll be exploring in 2010 – there have been lots of changes in travelling trends over the past few years. Instead of popular spots like Italy and Thailand, travelers these days are searching for something different, something new and refreshing.  Beat [...]

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Is Travel Blogging Becoming a Cheap Marketing Stunt?

Thomas Kohnstamm - author of 'Do Travel Writers go to Hell'

Lately the travel blogosphere has been debating up a storm over the issue of ethics. Well, at least it started with that. Gawker posted a story about NY Times writer Mike Albo taking an all expenses paid trip to Jamaica, sponsored by Thrillist and Jetblue. The NY Times has strict rules prohibiting their …

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Celebrate Earth Day in Asia!

Today 22nd April marks the 39th year of the celebration of Earth Day. To continue to promote long-term changes in mindsets and lifestyles, the organisers have launched an ambitious ‘Green Generation Campaign’ that will hopefully motivate a bigger crowd to reverse the destruction of the environment. Events will be held all over the world from [...]

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Thailand’s Songkran Celebrations muted by Riots

Bangkok protests

             Widespread violence has broken out once again in the Thai capital of Bangkok.  Anti-government protesters, loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled former prime minister, clashed with armed soldiers and local residents on Monday. Thai soldiers fired automatic rifles in the air and sprayed tear gas in a bid …

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