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10 Air Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Flight Better

Travel hacks to make your next flight better

You know what my least favorite part of traveling is? Flying. It’s no secret that I hate flying. These days, flying has has become more of a nuisance than a luxury. As airlines continue to cut cost, the quality of in-flight service and comfort level are deteriorating. While it’s easy to find cheap flights these […]

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Traveling with Baby — My Packing List and Tips

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Let’s face it — Traveling with a baby isn’t easy, but as long as you plan ahead and make some adjustments, traveling with your baby can lead to wonderful experiences. Our five-month-old baby has already been on several road trips around Spain, and we’re now in Singapore on her first trip abroad. She seems to […]

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How to Travel Responsibly

How To Travel Responsibly

As travelers, it is our responsibility to ensure the activities we engage in protect the environment and support communities. When traveling with an operator, we need to look beyond the eco-friendly claims, and ask what they are really doing to support the environment, local people, animals, and plants. Here are some tips to help you […]

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Why You Should Travel with Baby

Why You Should Travel With Baby

Many people don’t travel with kids because it’s troublesome, expensive, and they won’t remember it in future. And the list of excuses goes on… I think it’s bullshit. (Pardon my French!) Our four-month-old baby has already been on five road trips around Spain, and it’s clear that she loves it as much as we do. […]

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Tripverse — Travel Planning Made Easy

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ou probably know I’m quite a geek when it comes to travel technology and I love testing out smart new tools and sharing them with you here. Today I’m here to introduce to you another smart and fun travel tool that’s going to make trip planning a whole lot easier. TripVerse is an offline-readable travel plan viewer that allows […]

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How to Travel to North Korea: FAQ

Pyongyang from Juche Tower

Whenever we talk about our trip to North Korea, it comes as a surprise to many that tourism is actually allowed in North Korea. Yes, you can travel to North Korea as a tourist, you can see its museums, talk to its locals and even visit the DMZ (demilitarized zone) between North and South Korea. As curious […]

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Yonderbound: A New Way to Book Accommodation

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As a professional traveler, it’s safe to say I do quite a fair bit of traveling. When I have a trip planned, I spend most of my time researching for stories or interesting angles, and as little time as possible on booking flights and hotels. That’s why I only use the most efficient planning tools around, so trust me […]

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Planning Our Trip to India Using Amadeus

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Planning for our Rickshaw Run in India proved to be way more challenging than expected. It wasn’t exactly the same as planning a normal trip. We had no set itinerary, no set route, we just knew where and when it ends and starts. Traveling from the southern to the northern tip of India also means we would […]

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Traveling the Silk Road — A Quick Guide

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The Silk Road is the greatest travel route of all time, spanning 8,000km across continents, weaving through deserts, mountains and grasslands and bringing traders from East to West and vice versa. The original overland odyssey has long lured travelers, from the likes of the world’s first professional traveler, Marco Polo, to modern-day Silk Road author, […]

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Traveling Iran — What it’s Like

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As a curious traveler, I believe visiting a place for myself is the best way to learn on-the-ground knowledge and to see a place beyond the headlines. My recent visit to Iran – just like my previous trips to troubled lands like North Korea and Palestine – further reaffirmed that what we see in the media isn’t always the real truth. As […]

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Traveling Central Asia: The Mind-Boggling Visa Application Process

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Amongst the nuances of travel, applying for visas is one of the things we hate about traveling. Sadly this is probably the most annoying part of planning a trip to Central Asia. Almost every country in Central Asia requires a visa to enter (for most nationalities). The ever-changing rules for visa applications in Central Asian nations […]

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Finding a Life of Adventure: How to Overcome Your Fears

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For many people, fear is the biggest obstacle to achieving personal goals. We give fear so much power that we sacrifice our dreams to avoid anxiety or the possibility of rejection or failure. The first step towards dealing with fear is to recognize that it is inevitable. We all experience fear, whether first-time travelers or […]

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Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro: A Quick Guide

Samba dancers in Sambadrome

arnaval is Brazil’s biggest festival of the year, and it is celebrated throughout the country – from the Amazon to the Bahia coast – with week-long street parties, samba dancing and music. While customs, celebrations and costumes vary by region and city, Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval is the biggest and flashiest. More than 500,000 foreign […]

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Introducing Papua New Guinea’s Capital City, Port Moresby — On Safety and Things to Do

Port Moresby from the air

Claiming fame as the bad boy of the Pacific, the Papua New Guinean capital of Port Moresby is often described as gritty and dangerous by the news media. On the surface, Port Moresby may look and feel like a mid-sized city anywhere else but a look at the barbed wires that surround every hotel and […]

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Photo Essay: The Colors of Papua New Guinea

Flying over the fjords of Tufi

Known as the Land of the Unexpected, Papua New Guinea is indeed shrouded in mystery and packed full of surprises for those curious enough to see beyond the headlines. As a remote and largely unexplored country, Papua New Guinea is a hodgepodge of impenetrable jungles, ancient mangrove swamps, wide savanna grasslands. In the midst of […]

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