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Camping in the Red Center – Part I: Uluru and its Aboriginal Roots

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Dawn had yet to arrive, but the sounds of the desert had awoken me. I opened my eyes to the sounds of birds chirping and dingoes howling in the distance. A sky full of stars sprawled before me, the Milky Way running its course overhead. I listened to the desert orchestra and smiled to myself, [...]

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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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Slowing Down in Cebu City, Philippines

Heritage of Cebu Monument

This is the first 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. Cebu City, the second largest metropolis in the Philippines, is a blur of chrome jeepneys, traffic fumes and eclectic street food stalls.  The chaos and [...]

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3 Months of Travel in Photos

haotic traffic, sizzling tropical heat, bustling street food stalls, megamalls alongside residential neighborhoods: this is Bangkok, one of the craziest – and most seductive cities in the world. We’re currently in the Thai capital, preparing for the annual Songkran festival (or Thai New Year). It’s been almost three months since we left our home base [...]

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Tips for First-Time Travelers in Asia

Rice fields

This is a guest post by Jemima Lopez. Planning on trekking through the world’s largest continent? Asian countries are rich with cultures that have existed long before many western countries were even formed, and there is a wealth of opportunity to see and experience parts of this heritage as you travel in the region. But [...]

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Tips to Planning a Round-the-World Trip

Macchu Picchu, Peru

Planning a Round-the-World (RTW) trip can be exciting, fun and sometimes daunting. Making the decision to travel around the world  is probably the easiest part of the journey – but after that comes researching, buying airtickets, insurance, and so on… I’ve compiled a few tips that will help calm your nerves and help lower the [...]

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Top Hostels Around the World – According to Hostelbookers

As a backpacking couple, hostels and cheap hotels are our playground – whether we’re traipsing around South America or island-hopping in Southeast Asia. We’ve stayed in a variety of accommodation – from upscale resorts to vacation rentals to funky dorms; but casual hostels have always been more of our style. Naturally, we were excited when Hostelbookers announced the results of its Awards for Excellence [...]

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Street Foods Around the World

Ask any traveling foodie about memorable times on the road, and you’re bound to be regaled with stories of the delicious (and sometimes unusual) street foods they’ve encountered along the way. In many countries, street foods are the ultimate option for quick, inexpensive, and flavorful meals, and according to some studies, account for up to [...]

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8 Tips for a Successful Career Break

// Last week, the career break movement Meet Plan Go! took place in 17 cities around North America and as you would have imagined, plenty of people showed up. Aimed to encourage and teach others how to travel the world and make it beneficial to your career, the movement obviously struck a chord among us [...]

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Memories of Tanzania, Africa

Ngorongoro crater walls in the distance, Tanzania

Last weekend, I received an email from a friend in Tanzania and it reminded me of all the beautiful times we had there almost three years ago. If you’ve been reading about my travels for awhile now, you’ll probably know that Tanzania has a special place in my heart. …

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Tune Hotels: A New Breed of Accommodation

Tune Hotels - Downtown KL : Main Building

// On a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak, I had the opportunity to stay at Tune Hotels, a Malaysian chain that’s taking the hotel industry by storm. Since its launch in 2007, Tune Hotels has since opened up 12 properties all over Malaysia, Indonesia and even London, UK.  I’d been wanting to check [...]

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10 Travel Songs to Inspire Your Summer Playlist

Rio de Janeiro

// Summer is firing up my spirits as I get busy drawing up travel plans for the next few months. This week’s sponsored post features a list of classic travel songs that not only fire up your wanderlust but also give you inspiration for your next summer holiday! Running out of ideas for where to [...]

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8 Quick Tips for Shoestring Travelers in Europe

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// Let’s face it, traveling in Europe blows a big hole in your budget. A 6-month sojourn in Europe often takes up triple the amount of money you would have otherwise spent traveling in S.E.Asia or South America. Now that we’re back in Spain, trying to maintain our travel funds is proving to be a [...]

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7 Unconventional Budget Ski Destinations in Europe

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// Skiing on the cheap, really? In Europe? No, I’m not kidding. Look harder and you’ll find several budget options that can make the stingiest of all skiers a happy man. Forget about the Alps, look towards Central and Eastern Europe where small but economical ski stations hide under thick blankets of snow and well-maintained [...]

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Budget Travel: 8 Penny-Saving Tips

Photo by Steve Wampler

// “How do you manage to travel all the time?” Friends often ask, puzzled by my packed travel schedule. What they don’t know is the side of me before a trip: scrimping on every penny I make and staying home instead of out partying. I’m a travel writer – life’s not as glamorous as you [...]

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