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Dominican Republic – A Central American Gem

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

The Dominican Republic – What’s all the fuss about? The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation and can be described as ‘having it all’ for any visiting traveller. DR is one of the islands that makes up the Greater Antilles Archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, which also includes Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti and DR), Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Temperatures and Natural Attractions With perfect temperatures year-round, averaging 26’, it’s an ideal holidaying destination. In terms of natural attractions, the majority of DR is lush with, farming, jungles and waterfalls, mountains and abundance tropical greenery, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and bordering Haiti to the west. To the south west a more arid low lying, savannah appearance occupies the landscape. DR also lays claim to four of the five highest peaks in the Caribbean, of which Pico Duarte is the tallest mountain peak and the lowest point of elevation and largest lake in the Caribbean, Lake Enriquillo. History and Econonmy In terms of history, DR has survived through various rulers and leadership changes since the 1490s. As a result, there is a great melting pot of people, architecture and places of significance that remain and deliver a truly interesting and diverse modern culture. The Dominican Republic’s economy has grown healthily over the past 30 plus years, moving from industry led by agriculture and mining towards service-based and more recently construction, manufacturing and tourism. Golf and Beaches The majority of visitors to the Dominican Republic are in search of the world class golf courses and the beaches. Golfers have a choice of 25 courses set specifically in spectacular locations with where you can admire the mountains, coastlines and general greenery. There are over 1,600km of coastline, of which, over 400kms are some of the best beaches you might ever come across. If you’re a high flyer there are resorts and hotels or there are backpacker basics which cater to the beach bums and surfers that DR attracts year-round. Dancing is part of the soul of DR and there is no end to opportunities that will get you on the dance floor doing the merengue or bachata. Fantastic food, refreshing tropical drinks, bars and festivals keep everyone else happy and for the inner world preserver in all of us, ecotourism is available and increasing. The main sites you might like to visit in the Dominican Republic should include: Santa Domingo – This is the largest, most animated, cosmopolitan and people-friendly city in the Caribbean and Central America. Punta Cana – Punta Cana is known around the world for its stunning beaches, upscale hotels, romantic settings and amazing golf courses. Samana – Wild, verdant, with coves, bays, waterfalls, mountains and awe-inspiring views – there is lots to explore. Puerto Plata – The silver clouds atop Mt. Isabel de Torres, the towering mountain behind Puerto Plata, gave the city its name. La Romana – One of the country’s top visitor destinations, La Romana is defined by sugar cane, golf, beaches and diving. Juan Dolio – Located halfway between Santo Domingo and La Romana, Juan Dolio is the perfect escape for couples and families. Cabarete – If you aren’t a surfer, and enjoy snorkelling on coral reefs in calm waters. Cabarete is the place for you. Some of the photographs included in this blog are from Cabarete and Kite Beach to the north, where coincidentally kite surfers are busy flying around. Cabarete is a resort town on the north coast of DR, but it is also a popular place for all budgets because of the ideal conditions for various water sports. The coral reef running along the coast protects Cabarete from the coast from larger swell, however Playa Encuentro nurther north of Kite Beach offers surf breaks as the reef cuts off. The Dominican Republic is a must visit destination for all ages. Why not consider visiting this gem of a destination sooner rather than later?

Anzac Bonzer by On The Go Tours

by Elora @ Trav Addict

This week’s tour pick is from On The Go Tours! Anzac Bonzer is a 11 day tour that is more for travellers who are interested in history, especially WWI. As the name suggests, the main emphasis of this tour is on commemorating the ANZAC’s (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). This historical tour starts and […]

Tanzanian Safari Adventures

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

Tanzanian Safari Part 1 – read Part 2 featuring Zanzibar! Sleeping in a bed was bitter sweet due to a 430am start to our Safari. This pre-dawn start would be the begining of my own adventure with my brother. After being transferred to our Safari vehicle in Arusha and squashing in all our gear we were on our way to Lake Manyara, sleeping the majority of the way as the early start and exhaustion of the days before had caught up with us. We had time for a quick stretch of the legs at Lake Manyara while we picked up two more passengers and headed on our way to the Serengeti. From here I was able to stay awake and enjoy the views of the national park, the Maasai walking alongside the road, the crazy loads some of the trucks and tractors were carrying en route to the Ngorongoro Crater rim. We had a quick stop at the park entrance to get our permits arranged before continuing along a red dirt and potholed road. The drive around the Ngorongoro Crater rim to the Serengeti was very scenic. Perfect weather continued for us and we had some spectacular views into the crater. It was quite incredible to have driven through a very dense and rich rainforest where the road was bone dry – I have never experienced such a contrast! After such a bumpy ride it was nice to stop at the entrance to the Serengeti to enjoy lunch surrounded by beautiful Superb Starlings while overlooking the plains. It was really quite remarkable to see how far the savannah stretched into the horizon. Initially I was thinking we may have ended up with a dud guide as he was pointing out animals that were about 100m away but not stopping for us to look. It quickly became clear as to why he wasn’t stopping for wildlife on the horizon, as the animals appeared almost with arms distance throughout the park. It really was quite an extraordinary experience! I never imagined being able to see so many different animals so close to me and our vehicle. Our first afternoon in the park was quite incredible. Not only did we drive past The Lion Kings pride rock and see giraffes, ostrich, warthogs, vultures, eagles, baboons, jackals, hyenas & impalas up close, but we were also very lucky to see a cheetah on the side of the road enjoying her kill. After observing her for a few minutes we noticed some little squeaks coming from the grass and soon her cub appeared for a feast. The mother was very protective and also looked very nervous the whole time they were feeding. As we got a little distracted driving through the park we arrived in our campsite just as the sun was setting. It was all hands-on deck to set up tents and get the food out of the truck. We certainly ate much later than expected but it was worth it! I may have grown up in a country filled with snakes, spiders and a reputation where everything will kill me, however sleeping in the tents was certainly quite unnerving. While the site was beautiful during the day, once the sun dropped my imagination ran wild. All of a sudden the bathroom seemed a long way away and it felt very exposed to everything. There was no way I was leaving my tent during the night not knowing what was watching me. Our second day on Safari was even better than the first! Again we were provided with numerous sightings and were fortunate enough to see most of the wildlife only a few meters from our vehicle. We came across a pride of lions with four lioness and at least a dozen cubs shading themselves barely out of our campsite. It seemed the cubs wanted to play while the mothers were more interested in resting. We were lucky enough to have a front row seat to enjoy them for as long as we wanted. It seemed that our second day was to be a cat day. We found lions camouflaged in the rocks, lions courting and mating, a Serval cat and the elusive Caracal. Our guide only sees a Caracal once every few years so we were pretty lucky! We saw not one, but two leopards! The first was incredibly lazy sleeping in the branches of a tree. The second was much more lively, stalking prey through the reeds of a dried up river bed. I assume that she managed to take down her prey as we heard a squeal and a puff of dust appeared in the reeds. The leopard didn’t reappear again so it seemed she was enjoying her lunch. We also spotted another cheetah and this time witnessed her take down a small rabbit. I know they are know for their speed, however it still surprised be how quickly she moved. It was incredible to see and something I never thought I would get to experience. As Elephants are my favourite African animal, our driver promised me that he would be able have a heard surround our vehicle and of course he delivered! He certainly was great at not only spotting wildlife, but also knowing their behaviours and where they were likely to move to. During the day we also spotted many bird species, including starlings, eagles and vultures. Eland Antelope, Impala, Dik Diks and Thompson Gazelles. Zebras, rock hyrax, hyenas, hippos, jackals, giraffes, baboons, meerkats and warthogs. On the way back to the campsite we stopped to observe some baboons when a very cheeky Vervet Monkey climbed onto our vehicle. He looked like he was trying to find a way in via our open roof when our driver startled him back a little. After his entry plan was foiled he proceeded to pee all over the roof while staring us down. The people in the car certainly found it very entertaining to watch. That night I slept terribly! I...

Rehab Queenstown || A Small Company with a Big Vision for the Future!

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Situated on New Zealand’s South Island, Queenstown is well-known for being the ‘adventure capital of the world’. With so many opportunities to take part in throwing yourself off something high in one way or another, it’s definitely an adventure-seeker’s paradise. Add four ski fields, a bunch of bars and a tonne of hospo jobs into the mix and you can see why so many travellers never leave! With so many bars, clubs and restaurants, it’s easy to gorge yourself on beer and fast food (I’m looking at you, $5 Dominoes). If you are feeling a little rough the morning after, there is one place in town that can be sure to reinvigorate you with some nutritional healing. As I do with every new place, I researched what vegan options Queenstown had to offer. I found there were no 100% vegan or vegetarian places, but a couple of vegan-friendly restaurants that offered dairy and meat free choices. One place in particular caught my attention for offering the most vegan options and healthier alternatives, so one lunch time I headed down to Rehab. Although not vegan or vegetarian due to offering meals containing eggs, chicken and salmon, Rehab undoubtedly understands veganism and […]

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How to Pick the Best Carry-on Luggage

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

Packing less stuff is only part of what you need to travel carry-on only. It’s also important to have the best carry-on luggage. Your carry-on luggage has to fit within the airline’s restrictions and work well for you. Make sure you know the carry-on restrictions and carry-on allowances for the airline you’re flying. Also make […]

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Reasons why you will Fall in Love with Honfleur France!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Everyone writes lists of the best things to do in Honfleur, France … ultimate guides on what to do in Honfleur, France. But what about an adventure? What about the spontaneity of discovery? Can you discover things to see in Honfleur that no one has seen yet? Our France road […]

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Adventure Morocco Tour by Travel Talk

by Elora @ Trav Addict

For our first 2016 weekly tour pick we chose a fantastic tour by Travel Talk. Adventure Morocco has really good value for money and great stops along the way. Adventure Morocco starts and ends in Marrakech, a major economic centre in Morocco. Along the way you’ll stop by Ourzazate, Zagora, Agadir and many other fantastic […]

It Cosmetics launched a new foundation and the shade range appears more limited than Tarte’s

by Alexandra Hourigan @ finder.com.au

While this product looks pretty exciting, this new foundation is only coming in 12 shades and the Internet is not going to be happy.

Ethereum (ETH) drops below $1,000

by Andrew Munro @ finder.com.au

If Ether's price history is any indication, you might expect its value to quickly bounce up to $1,300 as the market recovers.

How to buy a sim card when travelling in South America

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

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Review: Vietnam Express Southbound with Intrepid Travel

Review: Vietnam Express Southbound with Intrepid Travel


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Trip Report Top 8 Things to See, Eat, & Do in Hanoi

by knycx_journeying @ Fodor's Forum

Vietnam retained a unique mix of Chinese and French and these characters were reflected in their food, lifestyle, and architecture. So, here I...

The Ultimate Guide on How to get from Danang to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

When traveling from Danang to Hoi An, in Vietnam, there are a few options you can choose. Those options are private car, taxi, bus or, if you are really adventurous, you can rent a motorbike. Whilst Uber and Grab (a local type Uber company) are available in the area, chances […]

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Annual Goal Setting Template + Ideas

Annual Goal Setting Template + Ideas

by poweredbytofu @ Powered by Tofu

Do you love or hate New Year’s resolutions? The idea of “resolutions” has never been as interesting to me as goals, challenges, adventures, and lists of epic proportions. So as my annual “end of the year musing and scheming” arrives this week, I’m excited to take a day or two and reflect on 2017 before [...]

Cryptocurrency market correction continues

by Andrew Munro @ finder.com.au

With a few outliers, cryptocurrency markets are seeing price dips across the board.

37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I asked for your food recommendations for Tokyo, and you did not disappoint. In November, me and some friends spent a week eating our way around the city. It's hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, and while I didn't get to eat everywhere, these are some of the best places!

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Brunch at The Origin in Christchurch || AMAZING Vegan Pancakes and some fancy Tea!

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Christchurch has over twenty veggie friendly cafes and restaurants but only one with a 100% vegan menu. Based in St Albans, a fifteen minute walk outside of the city centre, The Origin promotes itself as somewhere people can come to relax and enjoy delicious (rather fancy) tea or coffee and a healthy, ‘pure’ meal. This means no meat, eggs, dairy, garlic or onion. Due to advertising themselves as a heathy eatery rather than using the term ‘vegan’, The Origin has previously been described as Christchurch’s secret vegan restaurant! I went along for brunch one morning and immediately loved how open the place felt as I walked inside. Some of the seating curves around to the right, away from the bar, which offers up some great spots to get cosy with a good book and a steaming pot of tea! Everything is very white and minimalistic yet they still manage to achieve a cosy and relaxed vibe which I really enjoyed. They also offer free (decent) wifi which is a big bonus as so many places in New Zealand don’t! They have a small breakfast menu made up of four completely house-made dishes; muesli, porridge, pancakes and scrambled tofu. For lunch, choices include a […]

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G Adventures Black Friday Cyber Sale: Tours up to 30% off | finder.com.au

G Adventures Black Friday Cyber Sale: Tours up to 30% off | finder.com.au


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Get almost a third off the price of your dream trip with this larger-than-life G Adventures sale.

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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10 Day Peru Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Kortnee about her 10 day Peru tour. See more about tours and tour reviews here. All photos are by Kortnee except Pinterest image. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. My name is Kortnee and I currently live in […]

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Get from Hanoi to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. It is known for its rich history, historical heritage, architecture and atmosphere.Well that is all lovely and I bet you already know that Hoi An is worth a visit.  So […]

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G Adventures Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Review

G Adventures Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Review


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Before I begin writing this review, I think there is something fairly essential I should point out! When you book a G Adventures tour and complete it, they will send you a voucher for 10% off your …

June Bank Holiday Weekend In Porto, Flights & Apartment, €297!

by Sarah Slattery @ The Travel Expert

Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe! Why not choose some where different for a city break this year and try a weekend...

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France for 2 weeks, have some questions

by rywith22 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello everyone, happy to say that the wife and I will be heading to Paris for 2 weeks in the beginning of May. We are going to be doing a few days...

canada

by annmary @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are 60. We live in Australia. We are travelling to Canada then back to New York to fly home. I have booked New York but I need...

Antarctica last minute deals

by kireina @ Fodor's Forum

Dear all, I`m planning on visiting Antarctica at the end of this year and looking for recommendations on how to get the best last minute deals....

2017 The Year That We Saw a Lot and Spent a Lot

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

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THE TIPSY VEGAN || Review of Norwich’s New Vegan Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Yep, you read that right! A brand new addition to Norwich’s ever-growing list of vegan eateries… and this time it involves cocktails! The lovely ladies at the Bia Kitchen had such a great reaction to their market stall that they have stepped it up a notch, opening their own permanent place on St Benedict’s street. This new cocktail bar and restaurant ‘The Tipsy Vegan‘ serves up a different menu to their popular diner classics found on their market stall, alongside a very fancy, bespoke range of cocktails designed by Knowhere Special. I’m talking ‘House-Infused Beetroot Gin, Activated Charcoal, Mint, Lemon and Ginger Beer’ kinda fancy….   I was lucky enough to be in Norwich the day they opened to the public and didn’t think twice about booking myself in for dinner. On arriving, me and my sister (also vegan) were greeted with a super friendly welcome and shown to our seat. The place features a small ‘dining’ area with tables, a more laid back ‘drinking’ area and a couple of extra tables near the bar. We were seated in the dining area and immediately scanned the menu to see what we wanted to order. Luckily we have very similar tastes, so both […]

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How to Visit Askja: The Most Beautiful Place in Iceland

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Askja, the remote and probably most beautiful place in Iceland, is not well-known to most tourists, but if you have the opportunity to go, here's how you can do it.

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Win a trip of a lifetime for two with G Adventures

Win a trip of a lifetime for two with G Adventures


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Good is stoked to offer one incredibly lucky reader the trip of a lifetime for two with G Adventures

Grand Teton, Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

Video highlights of our USA road trip to Grand Teton, Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks

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Cool Souvenirs and Mementos Worth Collecting On Your Trips

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Souvenirs and mementos are a great way to remember our trips and experiences abroad. Here are some of the best ones I collect. Do you collect these too?

Cool Souvenirs and Mementos Worth Collecting On Your Trips is a post from: GloboTreks.

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Talking Sustainable Travel with The Native Traveler

by Rhea Simms @ Planeterra

The United Nations declared 2017 the International Year for Sustainable Tourism - but what does that mean for you? Planeterra's own Kelly Galaski joined the Native Traveler to talk about what Sustainable Tourism means for us here at Planeterra and for our partners at G Adventures, and how our conscious purchasing efforts can lead to a better […]

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FREEDOM CAMPING IN NEW ZEALAND EXPLAINED || Self-Contained Vs Non Self-Contained Vehicles

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

We’d heard the terms ‘Freedom Camping’ and ‘Self-Contained’ thrown around in articles we’d read before arriving in New Zealand, but didn’t have much of an idea as to what it really meant. When we decided to purchase a campervan to travel and live in, we did a lot of research. We looked into what kind of van we needed and where we would be allowed to camp. There was no easy-to-read article anywhere online, so I’ve put this post together as a useful resource for anyone wanting to travel around New Zealand in a car or campervan. Self-Contained vs Non Self-Contained This is something that you’ll become aware of when looking to purchase a campervan. Some vehicles will be advertised as ‘self-contained’ and are usually quite a bit more expensive than their non self-contained equivalent. This is because being self-contained earns the inhabitants the right to park in lots of places, free of charge. Therefore, you can easily save back the extra money within the first few weeks as you won’t be paying out $10-40 per night for campsites or hostels. In order to be certified as ‘self-contained’, the vehicle needs to be inspected by a registered company with the right to grant […]

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up: 23 January 2018

by Andrew Munro @ finder.com.au

Tough times in taxation, a continued downturn, ICO theft, the new Geneva Convention and how gender disparity in crypto impacts prices.

Will the Lightning Network make other “fast” altcoins redundant?

by Rhys Muter @ finder.com.au

Bitcoin and the Lighting Network: What is it, and what will it do to the price of bitcoin?

Brunch Review: Duck and Waffle Local

Brunch Review: Duck and Waffle Local

by TwoBrits @ twobrits

We have wanted to visit Duck and Waffle for a while but around Christmas time it was almost impossible to get a reservation at the original one in the Heron Tower, however Duck and Waffle… More

Merit Travel’s 2018-19 Hosted Tours

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

Hosted Tours are exclusive to Merit Travel. Journey with our experts and enjoy culinary traditions, historical teachings and local activities. Introducing… Merit Travel’s Hosted Tours are expertly-crafted and curated by Merit Travel, to bring you the best travel experiences and unforgettable memories. The 2018-19 Hosted Tours program offers short vacations of nine to 18 nights, to popular and lesser known destinations around the world. Themed Itineraries Hosted Tours itineraries, themes and destinations are similar to our Longstays program, but are shorter periods of approximately 9-18days as opposed to up to 30-day stays. Tour programs are tailored to focus on themes such as history, cuisine and ‘must-see and do’ experiences, delivering a more personalised and interesting experience. Tours can be both land-based and cruising across oceans and along rivers and waterways. Expert Guides In addition to having your own local guide, tours often include special guests who are experts in the tour theme or destination, providing a greater ability to explore the lifestyles, culture, natural attractions, cuisine and history of the region. Destinations Hosted land-based tours will journey to destinations in South, Central and North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Hosted cruise tours will visit destinations including Nordic and Northern Europe, West & East Coast USA, the Mediterranean, South Pacific and includes Transatlantic voyages. Discover how cuisine and culture blend in Portugal on the Portugal Culinary departing in October 2018. Explore the incredible natural attractions of Iceland with professional photographer Cindy Taylor departing September 2018. Learn about Peruvian ancient history and visit iconic sites on the Highlights of Peru departing April 2019. What’s included? Inclusions vary between cruise and land, however Hosted Tours include the following: Round-trip airfares and Plaza Premium lounge passes Airport transfers Excursions with English speaking guides A free guidebook for land-based tours High-quality accommodation Quality, comfortable and reliable coach transportation A local representative or Merit Travel tour host All taxes and gratuities Additional, optional excursions and activities Groups and Single travellers! Do you already have a group and need someone to organise your trip for you? Or are you a single traveller? Ask us about our Hosted Tours program and travelling in groups or as a single traveller today! Curious to know more? Give us a call and ask away! Our toll free number is 1.866.341.1777. You can also order or download your free copy of 2018-2019 Hosted Tours brochure.

Cheap and Cheerful Camp Accessories

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

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Essential Vietnam & Cambodia | Nothing But Blue Skies

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia | Nothing But Blue Skies


Nothing But Blue Skies

G Adventures Tour Review - Essential Vietnam & Cambodia. Our experience on this excellent tour with blog posts and photographs for each destination.

The Holiday World Show Takes Place At The RDS From 26th – 28th January.

by Sarah Slattery @ The Travel Expert

From Achill Island to Argentina, the Causeway Coast to Canada, everything you need to plan your 2018 holiday is at the Holiday World show...

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Top 10 Budget Destinations That’ll Give You More For Your Money

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Traveling the world shouldn't be an expensive experience, especially when there are dozens of budget destinations to choose from. Here I share some of the best ones you should visit.

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Top 4 Peru’s Food Markets – Not to be Missed!

by misha sulpovar @ Trav Addict

One of the best parts of traveling is discovering new and amazing food and flavors.  In my book, it is absolutely on of the best ways to experience a culture.  That said, one of the first places we head when we are in a new country or a new city is the local market.  Why […]

Three days in Mexico City

by sharich @ Fodor's Forum

Hola, We have three and 1/2 days in Mexico City in May. We have a Museum and City tour day one, Teotihuacan Pyramids & Guadalupe Shrine day two....

Day Trips from Brussels

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

There’s plenty to do in Brussels on your city break. But if you want to mix things up a little, it’s also the perfect city to use as a base for day trips around other parts of Belgium. Especially in such a small country, you can easily do some Brussels day trips to other fantastic […]

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How Much To Budget For New Zealand? || Breakdown of what I spent in 9.5 weeks on the North and South Islands

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

As you might have already seen, I’ve written a full breakdown of what I spent on each of the Islands in New Zealand: North Island Travel Budget South Island Travel Budget I thought it might also be useful to have a quick post detailing the total expenditure for my entire 9.5 week trip. This way I can work out a rough idea for you, of how much to budget for New Zealand! I’ll list the spending categories below with the total spend and what that works out to be per day. EXPENDITURES: (Total spend in 9.5 weeks/ 65 days) ACCOMMODATION – $277 / $4.26 per day ACTIVITIES – $2,222.20 / $34.18 per day FOOD – $1020.23 / $15.69 per day DIESEL* – $644.77 / $9.91 per day EXTRAS – $566.94 / $8.72 per day VAN STUFF – $126.40 / $1.94 per day CLOTHES – $225.86 / $3.47 per day This meant that our average spend each day in New Zealand was NZ$78.17 / £44 / US$56. BUT please bear in mind this doesn’t include the cost of us buying the campervan and paying for insurance/ WOF/ registration/ repairs etc. After selling our campervan at the end of the trip and […]

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How to save when going on a road trip in Australia

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

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2018 To Do List

2018 To Do List

by TwoBrits @ twobrits

There is so much we want to do and we feel like 2018 is going to be the year were we do tonnes of fun things. We have a to do list as long as… More

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G Adventures “specialty” lies with why they do what they do, more than where they go. That being said, destinations like Peru, Costa Rica, the Galapag...

Can I Wear Capris in Egypt? (Or a Complete Egypt Packing Guide for Women)

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

When I was preparing for my tour in Egypt, I had so many questions about what to pack. This was going to be my...

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Best Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam: Recommended Places to Stay for a Memorable Trip!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you scared of getting scammed, when booking your Vietnam Accommodation?   Worried that the place you are booking is not going to live up to your expectations?   Well, WORRY NO MORE!   Today we will share with you a list of the best hotels in Vietnam.  How do we […]

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France for 2 weeks, have some questions

by rywith22 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello everyone, happy to say that the wife and I will be heading to Paris for 2 weeks in the beginning of May. We are going to be doing a few days...

How to Find The Ideal Hotel For Your Budget

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

The post How to Find The Ideal Hotel For Your Budget appeared first on Traveling Honeybird.

Tales From G Adventure's Indochina Discovery Tour: Halong Bay • The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Tales From G Adventure's Indochina Discovery Tour: Halong Bay • The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog


The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

The WILD Life | Travel & Food Blog | One of our final stops in Vietnam on G Adventure's Indochina Discovery tour was Halong Bay...

A History Lover’s Guide to Dublin, Ireland

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

You might know a thing or two about Dublin. For example, you might know that it's the capital of Ireland and that it's the...

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GHD has released a new gold edition styler for its 10th anniversary

by Alexandra Hourigan @ finder.com.au

Prepare yourselves (and your hair) because this new hair styler gets the gold medal and here is when you can buy it!

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Suggestions where to go this November?

by dualvansmommy @ Fodor's Forum

We're a family of 4 with 2 young boys (by the trip; 7 and nearly 5 years old ages. Looking to go somewhere for 4-5 nights around towards end of 1st...

3 Days in Rome: a Whirlwind Itinerary in the Eternal City

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you certainly can’t experience it all in a day or even 3 days. Maybe just a taste, because come on, part of being in Italy is the food, right? Three days in Rome is enough to see the big sites and have a few decent meals along the […]

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Drop off car at Brussels airport

by Bindery @ Fodor's Forum

My wife and I are renting a car at the Brussels airport and will drive across France then into Germany ending at Boppard for 3 nights. My plan is to...

Holiday Inn Vanuatu Review: The Best Family Resort in Efate!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Opened in 2010, the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is a 4-star premier resort located just 2 kilometres from downtown Port Vila and 12 kilometres from Vanuatu’s Bauerfield International Airport. The resort covers an area of 60 acres and sits on colourful, natural tropical gardens on the edge of the serene […]

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The Ripple Effects of Tourism at Parwa in Peru

by guest @ Planeterra

At Planeterra Foundation, we believe that the economic empowerment of one small business can uplift an entire community. We’ve seen it time and time again since we began assisting individuals, families and businesses to join the tourism supply chain. By empowering a business and helping it to thrive, an entire community can be transformed. There […]

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5 UK Cities We Want to Visit in 2018

5 UK Cities We Want to Visit in 2018

by TwoBrits @ twobrits

We do love to write about the places we have visited, but this time, we thought we would write a post about the cities we want to visit in the UK. City breaks are great… More

Why you should travel with your dog

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

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St. George, Utah: More Than Just a Gateway to Zion

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

I'll be honest with you: I only knew two things about St. George, Utah, prior to this year. For one, I knew it had...

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Suggestions where to go this November?

by dualvansmommy @ Fodor's Forum

We're a family of 4 with 2 young boys (by the trip; 7 and nearly 5 years old ages. Looking to go somewhere for 4-5 nights around towards end of 1st...

G Adventures China Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Nicole about her G Adventures China tour. See more about tours and traveling with purpose here. All photos are by Nicole except Pinterest image and first image. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. I’m Nicole and I’m a […]

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Calling A UK Landline From Turkey

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

Imagine this: Your credit card has been blocked and you need to call your bank to get it sorted out. What's the best way of calling a landline in...

Rhubarb Simple Syrup + Fika!

Rhubarb Simple Syrup + Fika!

by poweredbytofu @ Powered by Tofu

“You’ve got a mighty fine rhubarb plant, ma’am”. No, that’s not a pick up line, it’s a compliment from the old locksmith who came out after we moved in to our house last summer. In the ridiculous whirlwind that is buying a home* the raised garden beds in the backyard were pretty empty looking. By [...]

13 Day trip to Europe

by mycivic88 @ Fodor's Forum

We are traveling to Europe for 13 travel days in the spring. We are looking for some tips as to whether booking the airlines and rail directly is...

New Zealand SOUTH ISLAND Travel Budget || Breakdown of what I spent in 4.5 weeks

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

After five weeks exploring New Zealand’s North Island, it was time for us to head South! I continued to make a note of everything I spent money on, so I could see just how much our travels through New Zealand cost. We were still travelling and living in Cecil, our trusty campervan, as we drove from Picton to Queenstown. We spent 31 days travelling through Nelson, Marlborough, Abel Tasman, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Wanaka, Franz Josef, Twizel, Omarama, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Milford Sound, Hokitika, Greymouth and Queenstown. EXPENDITURES: ACTIVITIES – $38.32 per day **Although there were two of us travelling, all prices below are what I spent, so are PER PERSON!** As with the North Island, activities were our main source of outgoings. I spent $505 in the North Island plus $529 on a skydive, totalling $1034. We spent a little more on the South Island – $1188.20. Some of the biggest spends included a dolphin trip in Kaikoura, a stargazing trip in Lake Tekapo, a boat trip on Milford Sound and kayaking at Abel Tasman. The biggest spend by far was our Franz Josef glacier hike which was $449 out of the $1188.20 total, but totally worth every penny! […]

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Top 10 Hiking Tips for Beginners

by Elora @ Trav Addict

Going on your first hike? Make sure to get to know the essentials before making your first journey through the wilderness. Below you’ll find our top 10 hiking tips for beginners. 1) Practice makes perfect Before going on your first journey, we suggest practising at home. Try out your tent in your backyard. There’s nothing […]

Munich and perhaps the Austrian Alps

by tailsock @ Fodor's Forum

After having to postpone a previously planned Russian trip I'm seriously considering a trip to Germany in mid May. I'm a travel photographer and...

Glorious places to experience your first time glamping

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

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Introducing: 15 New Planeterra Projects

by Rhea Simms @ Planeterra

Planeterra is excited to introduce to you the amazing partnerships that have been established over the last year. From Whistler, Canada to Bohol, Philippines, these new partnerships spread across the entire globe. This year we are introducing three new women's projects, three projects that empower at-risk youth, and nine new community-based projects. Planeterra invested over […]

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Ischia Island, Italy

by Natalee @ Fodor's Forum

Friends, my husband and I would like to go to Ischia for a week either in May or August. Any suggestions on lodging (�100/night if possible), where...

Grand Prismatic Spring

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

The Grand Prismatic Spring is the third largest hot spring in the world and the biggest in the United States.

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How to cope with stress

How to cope with stress

by TwoBrits @ twobrits

We all go through stressful situations in life and some people can deal with the situations better than others. We have compiled a little list of how to deal with things when life throws you… More

Tell me about your goals…

Tell me about your goals…

by poweredbytofu @ Powered by Tofu

Do you set annual or monthly goals? With less than 90 days left in the year (how did that happen?!), I’d love to know how your goals are progressing. Take this short survey Share as much or as little as you like (there aren’t any required questions). All data is confidential and will not be shared, [...]

Scottish Highlands Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Karen about her Scottish Highlands tour. See more about tours and tour reviews here. All photos are by Karen. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. My name is Karen. I’m a full-time worker and travel blogger, and I […]

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Scotland / 2 weeks / Fodors guidebook itinerary / with 6 y.o. child

by RaymondLuxuryYacht @ Fodor's Forum

We're looking at a two-week trip to Scotland (last week of May+first week of June), flying in/out of GLA. We are using the "Great Itineraries"...

Are these the best 2018 travel resolutions?

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

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Drop off car at Brussels airport

by Bindery @ Fodor's Forum

My wife and I are renting a car at the Brussels airport and will drive across France then into Germany ending at Boppard for 3 nights. My plan is to...

Updates from Colombia

by Rhea Simms @ Planeterra

Planeterra has been working with Wiwa Tours in Colombia to set up a social enterprises owned and operated by the Wiwa community of Gotsezhy along the Lost City Trek. A series of enterprises along the trek have opened up new income generation opportunities for the community, including a training kitchen, meal and handicraft experiences. In […]

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18 Travel Bloggers with Different Perspectives to Follow in 2018

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Here's a fun fact for you: There are more than 2 million blog posts published online every single day. Tens of thousands of those are...

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1st trip to Italy

by myrrha @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning a 2 week trip to Italy in early June with my husband and 2 girls ages 12 and 16, this will be our 1st time to Italy. I want to visit...

Review of: Cambodia and Vietnam on a Shoestring – G Adventures

Review of: Cambodia and Vietnam on a Shoestring – G Adventures


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At G Adventures, we encourage you to step off the beaten path, embrace the unexpected and immerse yourself in the extraordinary. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation and local tr…

Hawaii – There’s an Island for Everyone

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

Pining for a Hawaiian Island getaway? Hawaii has an island for all preferences and personalities! The natural, unparalleled beauty of Hawaii is no secret. From the white sand beaches, rainforests, and countless other sights, all six of the main Hawaiian Islands remain some of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. Although all are beautiful, each island is unique and offers different experiences for visitors. To get the best experience, find out which island is best for your next Hawaiian getaway! Why not consider staying in Maui, with Merit Travel’s Maui Longstays package? More details below! Visit a piece of history Oahu is an island for the whole family. Learn a bit of history at historic Pearl Harbor and admire World War II valor at the Pacific National Monument. The great experience of Oahu is more than the beaches and the resorts, the authentic Hawaiian culture is something that visitors often don’t want to leave behind. Explore the historic Iolani Palace, Hawaii State Art Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art to discover some of Hawaii’s past. Of course, you cannot complete a Hawaiian holiday without surfing on Waikiki beach or the North Shore. Take in the beaches, history, dining and nightlife in the metropolitan center of Hawaii – Oahu! An island for romance It’s no secret that Hawaii, whichever corner or nook you turn to, is romantic through and through. However, for those seeking the ultimate experience in romance, Maui is the island for you. Visit the small town of Lahaina which seeps with charm, charisma and whales! During the whale season (December through May) this town is perfect for watching these incredible giants. Popular with returning Canadians, Maui is perfect for enjoying the beaches, snorkeling in Molokini or for golfing some incredible courses. For early risers, don’t miss catching the most breathtaking sunrise from the summit of Haleakala at an elevation of 3,000 metres (9,842ft). Escape to tranquility Known as “The Garden Isle”, Kauai is perfect for the nature lover. Visitors to this island often gush about the fresh air and the floral scent of the island where Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed. Take a hike and enjoy the idyllic views of Waimea Canyon which is almost 1,000 metres (3,280ft) deep and stretches 16 kilometers long! If the canyon doesn’t leave you breathless, hike over to one of the many waterfalls in Kauai and let the air soothe you. Expand your horizons With about 5 kilometres of white sandy beaches and mule rides, Molokai is a true nod to old-style Hawaii. Visit Kalaupapa National Historic Park and take a mule ride down some of the world’s tallest sea cliffs and enjoy the stunning bird’s eye view of the ocean. Be adventurous – experience an active volcano! The island experience is not complete without visiting the dramatic volcanoes on the Island of Hawaii. Wander the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and go through the Thurston Lava Tube, a 500-year-old lava cave in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Or get the full experience of the island and take a helicopter ride from above. Get lost in the sprawling size of hidden tropical valleys, cascading waterfalls, secluded beaches, mountain summits and of course, an unprecedented view of Kilauea’s lava flows. At night, have a one-of-a-kind experience swimming with the majestic manta rays. Discover serenity and luxury In the island without any traffic lights, peace and serenity are not hard to find. Experience the ultimate in luxury by staying at the new Four Seasons Resort in Lanai. Discover yourself or experience true solitude with loved ones in this tropical paradise of luxury! Maui, Hawai’i with Longstays Why not consider staying in Maui, with Merit Travel’s Maui Longstays package? Spend a month on the gorgeous island of Maui, at the Napili Village, Maui’s best-kept secret, located on the north end of the island on the Lahaina side of Maui. This charming Hawaiian resort is only a short stroll to Napili Bay beach. Relax by the pool, viewing the gracious palms, or stroll to the beach and enjoy the breathtaking sunset at Napili Bay, between the islands of Lana‘i and Moloka‘i. You will also have three cultural excursions and a 14-day car rental included in your vacation, so that you can explore the local area with your tour host! Cindy Taylor a professional photographer will host your Maui stay. Visit Hawaii With countless activities, accommodations, a culinary scene just waiting to be experienced, and uniqueness that travellers won’t find anywhere else in the world – you can’t go wrong whichever Hawaiian Islands you choose. Our knowledgeable experts are here to help you find your ideal Hawaiian Island getaway at the best rates for you.

Sony is throwing an Australia Day sale right now

by Brodie Fogg @ finder.com.au

Grab a discount on headphones, soundbars, 4K/HDR TVs and more with the Sony Australia Day sale.

Munich and perhaps the Austrian Alps

by tailsock @ Fodor's Forum

After having to postpone a previously planned Russian trip I'm seriously considering a trip to Germany in mid May. I'm a travel photographer and...

5 Tips to Tap Onto the Entrepreneurial Side of Travel

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Traveling as a travel blogger might seem like a simple thing to do, but in reality, to make a living with it, you must tap on your entrepreneurial side. Here are 5 tips that'll help you do that.

5 Tips to Tap Onto the Entrepreneurial Side of Travel is a post from: GloboTreks.

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The horse riding haven hidden away in Pucon

by Jean @ Traveling Honeybird

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2017 Favourite Moments & Achievements

2017 Favourite Moments & Achievements

by TwoBrits @ twobrits

We thought we would collate a list of some of our favourite moments and achievements from 2017. They are in no particular order we are so proud of each and every achievement in 2017 and… More

And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! The journey begins next month.

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Win a 12-day tour of Vietnam with G Adventures – kids aged 6+ only

Win a 12-day tour of Vietnam with G Adventures – kids aged 6+ only


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One lucky family (with kids aged 6+) will be going on an extraordinary 12-day tour of stunning Vietnam with G Adventures

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New Zealand NORTH ISLAND Travel Budget || Breakdown of what I spent in 5 weeks

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

We spent five weeks (34 days) exploring New Zealand’s North Island and documented everything I spent along the way! After landing in Auckland, we bought a campervan and travelled up to Cape Reinga, back down and around to Hamilton and the Coromandel and then down the coast to Tauranga. We also visited Rotorua, Taupo, Hobbiton and Fielding before finishing our North Island travels in Wellington. The budget doesn’t include the two weeks we spent living in Auckland, looking for the campervan – it starts from our first day on the road. Looking for my budget for the South Island? The map below shows some of the main areas we visited: EXPENDITURES: ACTIVITIES – $14.85 per day **Although there were two of us travelling, all prices below are what I spent, so are PER PERSON!** As New Zealand is known for being one of the most adventurous countries in the world, it’s not surprising that activities were our main source of spending. I’d never done a skydive before, so when in Taupo, I went for the full package, complete with photos and video. This set me back $529 – nearly a quarter of my total spend! Excluding the skydive, the rest of the North Island activities (entry […]

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3 Days in Prague: An Itinerary

by Andy @ Travel Made Simple

The Bohemian gem of Eastern Europe, the centuries-old buildings, the quirky art, the tasty beer…these are just a few of the reasons Prague makes such a great destination for travelers. With so much to see and do, you could spend your entire vacation exploring Prague, but many people choose to spend a few days there […]

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How to Meal Plan: 12 Tips for Sticking With It

How to Meal Plan: 12 Tips for Sticking With It

by poweredbytofu @ Powered by Tofu

I am all about meal planning. Creating a weekly meal plan saves money, is generally healthier – you’re eating more real food – and it can also cut down on food waste. Win-win. Sticking to a Weekly Meal Plan Tips Table of Contents: 1. Make it a habit 2. Plan for nights out 3. List breakfast options 4. [...]

Australia-wide flights from $39 during summer with new Tigerair sale

by Alex Keshen @ finder.com.au

Take off with Tigerair across Australia during peak season for less.

The Perfect Winter Coat

The Perfect Winter Coat

by TwoBrits @ twobrits

Is it just us or every winter do you have that one new coat that you will always choose to wear over any other coats you own? That is exactly what we have been doing… More

2014 in Pictures & Goals

2014 in Pictures & Goals

by poweredbytofu @ Powered by Tofu

In December, I like to reflect on the year — highlight the big moments, think about the challenges, and ultimately focus on the things I want to remember, before jumping into planning for the new year. While some years are remembered as predominately joyful or painful — 2014 was a pretty positive year. I’ll take it [...]

Travel Advice

by Elora @ Trav Addict

When traveling abroad there are a lot of things you might want to consider. Consider Traveling With Hand Luggage Only Sometimes we forget that our creature comforts of home might not be available while traveling, and soap is far too often a luxury that is not always available when you need it. Hand sanitizer will […]

How the cryptocurrency gender ratio is affecting the market

by Andrew Munro @ finder.com.au

Is gender disparity affecting cryptocurrency prices? Yes, and probably more clearly than you think.

Cody Night Rodeo

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

It is simply not possible to visit Cody without going to the Rodeo.... luckily it runs nightly and we loved every minute of it.

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How to Spend 1 Week in the Seychelles

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles are a group of 115 islands that are basically the definition...

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Making Tourism Benefits Accessible for All

by Rhea Simms @ Planeterra

Finding a job in tourism can be difficult for anyone. Finding a job in tourism when you are living with a long-term disability -- seemingly impossible. The ability to get to a tourist destination opens a world of possibility. When accessibility is an issue, the only way to engage in tourism may be if a […]

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Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is something for everyone, but the sale won't last so don't wait!

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Thermal baths near Rome

by nylilly @ Fodor's Forum

You all were so helpful with my query about the Vatican that I'm back with another question! I've been thinking that the perfect way to fight jet lag...

G Adventures Cambodia Tour Review - Travel Made Simple

G Adventures Cambodia Tour Review - Travel Made Simple


Travel Made Simple

For Sally's first trip to Southeast Asia, she booked a tour to ease her worries. Read about her travel experiences in her G Adventures Cambodia tour review.

Planeterra’s gifts with purpose

by Alanna Wallace @ Planeterra

Need some last-minute holiday gift ideas? Planeterra partners have got you covered! It’s holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than with meaningful gifts that give back? Many of our Planeterra partners host online stores, where you can buy locally-made merchandise that supports women, youth, and disadvantaged communities all over the world. Still looking […]

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Why I Ended My Partnership with G Adventures

Why I Ended My Partnership with G Adventures


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

After ten years, I've left G Adventures. Here is why and what will be coming next.

Three days in Mexico City

by sharich @ Fodor's Forum

Hola, We have three and 1/2 days in Mexico City in May. We have a Museum and City tour day one, Teotihuacan Pyramids & Guadalupe Shrine day two....

Scotland / 2 weeks / Fodors guidebook itinerary / with 6 y.o. child

by RaymondLuxuryYacht @ Fodor's Forum

We're looking at a two-week trip to Scotland (last week of May+first week of June), flying in/out of GLA. We are using the "Great Itineraries"...

Book Your Luxurious Stay in Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island is an elegant and super luxurious resort on a magnificent sand island just off the East coast of Australia. If you enjoy total bliss and relaxation, strolling on the miles of sandy beaches and you love exploring and adventure, then you came to the right […]

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Surfing Central America: El Salvador – Part 2

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

In search of the endless summer…Part 2: El Salvador In 1966 The Endless Summer, a documentary, followed two surfers on an around-the-world surfing adventure in search of ‘The Perfect Wave’. World renowned surf locations featured such as the coastlines and destinations of California, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The film excited, and captured the interest of surfers around the world as well as those with a love of summer and a desire to chase the sun and see these far-off summery, beach vibe destinations as part of a surf-and-travel culture. The waves don’t move on from classic surf locations, but new surfing breaks (or secret surf spots), are now found more easily so the surfing adventure continues. A few locations which are gaining great popularity amongst the pro’s and amateurs alike, are found along the coastline of Central America. In particular Nicaragua, El Salvador and Panama are becoming big names for the surfing tourism industry. Even better, these surf locations also offer beaches for non-surfing activities, plenty of natural attractions, festivals and ecotourism as well – appealing to all ages and interests. Here is Part 2 on El Salvador, read Part 1: Nicaragua and Part 3: Panama that form our Surfing Central America series. El Salvador Whilst it’s busy in San Salvador, the capital, the remainder of El Salvador is a combination of tropical fruit and coffee farms, mountains, lush jungle, stunning, empty beaches and plenty of fresh seafood. Facing the Pacific Ocean and bordered by Honduras and Guatemala, El Salvador is making a name for itself simply for being an underrated gem. With over 300kms of (somewhat rocky) coastline, El Salvador already has a comfortable position competing with surf locations worldwide, with the two most reliable breaks at Punta Mango and Punta Roca. When to go During the wet season, May-October, surf conditions are fairly reliable, if you don’t mind the rain (typically torrential from May). March and April can also offer ideal surfing with less rain. June and July tend to offer the largest swell drawing in experienced surfers, but the rocky (sometimes quite hazardous) conditions of El Salvador’s coastline should always be taken into consideration before entering the surf. Where to go surfing El Tunco is a popular base half an hour from San Salvador. It’s touristy and provides all that you might need to enjoy the surf. Surf is suitable for beginners in a couple of beach locations nearby such as Sunzal “the longest wave in El Salvador”, but don’t get confused and head to La Bocana which is for more experienced surfers, east of Sunzal. Once it starts reaching 4ft (1.5m), a beginner might want to let the experienced surfers take over. Best surf conditions are in the morning. West of Sunzal you’ll find El Zonte, which is very rocky, and therefore best at high tide and offering dramatic coastal scenery. Further west K59 is for more experienced surfers, but with breathtaking scenery along cliffs and K61, 500m from K59 with less powerful surf, usually popular with stand-up paddle boarders! Mizata is reputedly the most consistent surf compared to Sunzal. It’s isolated and usually not busy despite offering a wide unobstructed sandy shoreline, great surf and cobblestone rocks instead of boulders. Punta Roca in La Libertad, has been popular since the 1960s with swell reaching over 10ft (3m). Perhaps it’s because Punta Roca provides a challenge from the get go – surfers are required to clamber over large boulder rocks to the swell, avoiding being swept off them as you enter into the surf, whilst also avoiding sea urchins. At low-tide it can be for hazardous. La Paz is a section of surf at Punta Roca which is far friendlier towards beginners. El Cuco (Las Flores) has become popular recently given its reliable big swell, which has resulted in a busy period of resort construction and tour operators. Low and high tide are both ideal surf conditions. The shoreline is rocky but the surf is above a sandy bottom bay. Away from the busy surfing locations to the north n-west, Punta Mango is considered to provide El Salvador’s best surf rolling in 10-12ft (3-3.5m) waves. As a result, it’s also very busy, despite requiring a boat trip from Las Flores and again, rocky. La Vaca and El Toro are other surf breaks near Punta Mango also accessible by boat. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about El Salvador! Read Part 1 on Nicaragua and Part 3 on Panama that form our Surfing Central America series.

Driving to Cody

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

Leaving Yellowstone for a couple of days to visit Cody, The Rodeo Capital of the World.

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19 Things You Must Know Before Planning a Trip to Bhutan

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Bhutan, The Last Shangri-La, is one of the least westernized nations in the world and one you shouldn't miss. Here's what you should know to plan your trip there.

19 Things You Must Know Before Planning a Trip to Bhutan is a post from: GloboTreks.

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The Absolute Best Day Trips from Osaka, Japan | Not to be Missed!!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you planning your Osaka itinerary and wondering what the best day trips from Osaka are? – Let us help you plan & book your day trip from Osaka today! – Osaka in Japan, is one of the most beautiful port cities and is a commercial center on the Japanese […]

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Sustainable Tourism Brings Social Good

by Alanna Wallace @ Planeterra

Planeterra is dedicated to changing the world by harnessing the travel industry for good, and with this year named the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), now more than ever Planeterra is proving just how travel can change thousands of lives for the better. The travel […]

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The Sightseeing Celiac: A Gluten-Free Guide to Traveling

The Sightseeing Celiac: A Gluten-Free Guide to Traveling


The Sightseeing Celiac: A Gluten-Free Guide to Traveling

The Sightseeing Celiac is a website and blog dedicated to helping those who need a gluten free diet to travel the world!

Summer Holiday in Kos, 18th August, Flights, Accommodation, Transfers & Baggage, €447!

by Sarah Slattery @ The Travel Expert

Looking for a week away this Summer without breaking the bank? Book a Summer holiday in Kos from only €447 in August.   Kos...

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My 2015 Goals

My 2015 Goals

by poweredbytofu @ Powered by Tofu

Happy New Year from Portland! After my annual review of the closing year, here’s what I’m hoping to work on for 2015… My 2015 Goals: -Try a capsule wardrobe for one month or a quarter -Launch the iPhone app that I started designing in 2014 -Have flowers in the house [every other] weekly -Keep my health [...]

Surfing Central America: Nicaragua – Part 1

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

In search of the endless summer… In 1966 The Endless Summer, a documentary, followed two surfers on an around-the-world surfing adventure in search of ‘The Perfect Wave’. World renowned surf locations featured such as the coastlines and destinations of California, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The film excited, and captured the interest of surfers around the world as well as those with a love of summer and a desire to chase the sun and see these far-off summery, beach vibe destinations as part of a surf-and-travel culture. The waves don’t move on from classic surf locations, but new surfing breaks (or secret surf spots), are now found more easily so the surfing adventure continues. A few locations which are gaining great popularity amongst the pro’s and amateurs alike, are found along the coastline of Central America. In particular Nicaragua, El Salvador and Panama are becoming big names for the surfing tourism industry. Even better, these surf locations also offer beaches for non-surfing activities, plenty of natural attractions, festivals and ecotourism as well – appealing to all ages and interests. Here is Part 1 on Nicaragua, read Part 2: El Salvador and Part 3: Panama that form our Surfing Central America series. Nicaragua Given “Nica” borders with the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, there is plenty of beach loving lifestyle available year-round. Nicaragua is particularly well known for offering some of the best ‘all-levels’ surf locations in Latin America, whilst also remaining uncrowded and very affordable. The crystal clear and warm waters off the west coast are a big draw card for any beach bum. When to go Skilled: May to November is wet season and winds are less predictable and swell is constant and forceful allowing the pro’s plenty of opportunities to demonstrate their skill. Learners: December to April is the dry season, offshore winds are more reliable and therefore beaches are more mellow in general. Try to avoid a full moon, as it’s very influential on the tide. Where to go surfing San Juan del Sur – a well known popular surf break in Nicaragua. There are however, other surf locations that are worthy of a mention, mostly on the west coast where the Pacific Ocean rolls in the surf. Playa Maderas – Apparently good wind conditions prevail as Lake Managua allows Caribbean Sea breezes to blow right over the west coast. Surf schools keep this place popular with tourists, but it’s still an ideal location for locals and experienced surfers and requires a short, cheap shuttle from San Juan del Sur. Popoyo – for any surfer, the inner reef at Popoyo can be a scary place with coral reef, and urchins lurking in the shallows, but still, the skilled manage. The outer reef is for the skilled and crazy with swell reaching over 7ft (2m). You need to be fairly comfortable with the tide and the waves that break at Popoyo. Perhaps Popoyo is best served with popcorn, and a beach chair. Playa Colorada – don’t forget your golf clubs and your affluent accent when you sashay into Play Colorado, popular with rich Americans splashing cash around. Of course, the tourists don’t affect the swell, and with sandbanks providing ideal surf breaks, experienced surfers are kept busy all-day long. Playa Gigante just 30minutes walk down the road, or a quick panga ride away (a local boat), is a far more local, authentic Nicaragua and offers cheaper accommodation. Panga Drops – close by to both Playa Gigante and Playa Colorado, Panga Drops can have strong riptides and heavy swell. As a result, it is uncrowded, but can get popular when surf conditions relax and swell is smaller. Lance’s Left – You need to access Lance’s Left by boat or by hiking from Astillero, north of Popoyo. It’s rocky, but sheltered from strong offshore breezes so waves and so waves tend to be rolling in barrels, perfect for long rides. Uncrowded, for a short time only, surf at it’s best. The Boom – as per its name, you would want to be skilled in when surfing at The Boom. It’s known for being exactly what ‘gnarly’ stands for. On the coast of Chinandega, it’s popular with surfer pro’s, otherwise tourists tend not to frequent this area, yet. Surf conditions are most ideal in the morning, and the rest of the day might have you chilling on cocktails and reading books on the beach as the offshore winds taper off for less ideal surf conditions. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Nicaragua! Read Part 2 on El Salvador and Part 3 on Panama that form our Surfing Central America series.

TOP TIPS FOR BUYING A CAMPERVAN IN NEW ZEALAND || INCLUDING PDF GUIDE!

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

When planning our trip to New Zealand, we knew we wanted to explore the country’s epic scenery by campervan. We’d heard so many people say it was the best thing they’d ever done and how you just don’t get the same experiences travelling by bus. Three months in and we totally agree! We can’t imagine travelling by public transport, now we’ve experienced the freedom of living in a van. If you decide that’s how you’d like to see New Zealand, you then face the decision of whether to hire a campervan or buy one. After looking at the extortionate prices for hiring, we decided we’d be better off buying our own. It actually worked out cheaper! It was our first time purchasing a campervan, so we did a lot of research and ended up with a great van. I thought I’d put this post together to help anyone looking to buy a campervan  (or any other vehicle) in New Zealand – you won’t regret it! 🙂 TOP TIPS FOR BUYING A CAMPERVAN IN NEW ZEALAND Give yourself at least two weeks to find the perfect van. You can look at ads online for before arriving and could even book in some viewings, but you […]

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1st trip to Italy

by myrrha @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning a 2 week trip to Italy in early June with my husband and 2 girls ages 12 and 16, this will be our 1st time to Italy. I want to visit...

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3 Moments I’ll Never Forget with the Omo Valley Tribes in Ethiopia

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Visiting the tribes in the Omo Valley was one of my favorite things I did in Ethiopia. Here are some of the most memorable moments at each tribe.

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Living Through Hurricane Maria’s Devastation in Puerto Rico

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

A first-person account of my experience before, during, and after Hurricane Maria's trail of destruction in Puerto Rico.

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Mammoth Hot Springs

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

Next up on our Tour of Yellowstone National Park were the Mammoth Hot Springs and the Bever Ponds Loop Trail.

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Tuzza Travel | 34% off South East Asia Tours with G-Adventures, yes its true

Tuzza Travel | 34% off South East Asia Tours with G-Adventures, yes its true


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Trip Report Top 8 Things to See, Eat, & Do in Hanoi

by knycx_journeying @ Fodor's Forum

Vietnam retained a unique mix of Chinese and French and these characters were reflected in their food, lifestyle, and architecture. So, here I...

Surfing Central America: Panama – Part 3

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

In search of the endless summer…Part 3: Panama In 1966 The Endless Summer, a documentary, followed two surfers on an around-the-world surfing adventure in search of ‘The Perfect Wave’. World renowned surf locations featured such as the coastlines and destinations of California, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The film excited, and captured the interest of surfers around the world as well as those with a love of summer and a desire to chase the sun and see these far-off summery, beach vibe destinations as part of a surf-and-travel culture. The waves don’t move on from classic surf locations, but new surfing breaks (or secret surf spots), are now found more easily so the surfing adventure continues. A few locations which are gaining great popularity amongst the pro’s and amateurs alike, are found along the coastline of Central America. In particular Nicaragua, El Salvador and Panama are becoming big names for the surfing tourism industry. Even better, these surf locations also offer beaches for non-surfing activities, plenty of natural attractions, festivals and ecotourism as well – appealing to all ages and interests. Here is Part 3 on Panama, read Part 1: Nicaragua and Part 2: El Salvador that form our Surfing Central America series. Panama Panama lies like an ‘S’ on it’s side linking Costa Rica to it’s west-north-west and Colombia to its west-south-west, with the Caribbean Sea (and Atlantic) on the north and Pacific on the south. An Isthmus, is the geographic term for a stretch of land like this– quirky fact! Panama is probably most famous for the Panama Canal a man-made channel which provides shipping access straight through Panama from the Pacific to the Atlantic on the north. Besides providing convenience for the maritime industry, Panama has much to offer visitors. For those with a love of the outdoors, sunny, sandy and shady beaches, festivals, ecotourism and plenty of surfing opportunities await in Panama. When to go Panama’s wet season usually delivers consistent swell and the rains keep the wind down to an extent. As the west seasons starts to dry up, the swell calms down and the wind increases. The dry season heat can be hard to handle, but winds are light and the swell is small but reliable. Springtime, February to April, is known to be the best time for surfing fans, with swell and the offshore breezes increasingly picking up. Leading into May and June the waters get busy with big swell as the wet season sets in again. Given Panama’s location, there are a number of locations in the north as well as the and south of Panama, ideal for surfing, which differs to El Salvador (no northern coastline) and Nicaragua (coastline faces east-west). Where to go surfing Around Panama City Chame Banks – less than an hour from Panama City, this sandy beach break, in Punta Chame, rolls in 8ft (2.5m) waves, and is a consistent beach break in the Bay of Panama. El Palmar – an hour from Panama City, is ideal for beginners and popular with all levels. Despite this it’s not too crowded and many locals frequent the surf here. There are three particular surf breaks here; Frente Palmar, Punta Palmar and Hawaiisito, which are usually tested out by all levels, with swell reaching 8ft (2.5m) consistently. South and south west Panama Santa Catalina – 6 hours south west of Panama City, is famed for delivering reliable and decent surfing (15ft/4.5m), March through to October. What used to be a small fishing village is now home to surfing elite and expats. Whilst it’s favourable to experienced surfers, there are also beginner breaks available. The well-known breaks include; La Punta and Punta Brava delivering 20-30ft (6-9m) waves ready to challenge the most experienced surfer and Punta Roca is a 30minute walk from Santa Catalina, best at low and medium tide. Morrillo – 4hours from Panama City, offers surfers a sandy beach with 15ft (4.5m) waves. Getting to the surf break can be difficult for paddlers, so once the surf reaches 8ft (2.5m), it’s probably safer to stay shore side. Playa Venao – 5hours from Panama City on the Azuero Peninsula, Playa Venao offers a sandy beach bottom and ideal surfing. The beach here is good for beginners and intermediates, despite swell averaging 10ft (3m) year-round. It can also have a party scene on weekends especially when surf competitions are in town. Cambutal – an hour from Playa Venao, can be brutal with waves reaching 20ft (6metres) along beach or point breaks. Cambutal is fairly remote, so only the adventurous and brave venture out. Morro Negrito – owned and operated by a surd camp, Morro Negrito is recognised internationally for surfing quality. Morro Negrito is located along the southern coast (although mostly facing west) of Panama in an unspoiled environment. Island hop from islands surrounding Morro Negrito to enjoy a new wave with each island. There are surf locations on reef and beaches, the beaches, being best for beginners. North Panama Isle Grande – on the north side of Panama facing the Atlantic and 2.5hours from Panama City. Take a boat from La Guaira across to Isle Grande and 8ft (2.5m) waves will await you. The surf breaks on coral reef which can be sketchy, but the water is very clear and Isle Grande offers enjoyable island life if you just want to relax and enjoy the lush vegetation found on the island. Playa Bluff – located in Isle Colon (Colon Island) and accessible via boat from the mainland or surrounding islands, sand here is the colour sand should be but is referred to as ‘golden’. Surf is considered the most perfect and most powerful of the world’s breaks. With 15ft (4.5m) ‘dumper’ waves to your front and exotic rainforest surrounding you it’s stunning landscape. Given the dumping the waves can deliver, the bodyboarders tend to enjoy this spot more so than surfers. Silverbacks on the Isle Bastimentos is for experts only. The biggest waves, possibly...

Travel Agent FAM – Classic Vietnam with G Adventures

Travel Agent FAM – Classic Vietnam with G Adventures


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Leading small-group adventure travel tour operator G Adventures is offering a range of Canadian agent FAMs this fall.

Calling A UK Landline From Turkey

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

Imagine this: Your credit card has been blocked and you need to call your bank to get it sorted out. What's the best way of calling a landline in...

Patio Inspiration: Creating Outdoor Dining Space

Patio Inspiration: Creating Outdoor Dining Space

by poweredbytofu @ Powered by Tofu

As summer approaches, I’ve been excited about spending as much time outdoors as possible. I have great memories of eating meals outside in the summer time in the Pacific Northwest. Last summer, I moved too slowly, and missed most of the patio home goods. Who knew that you have to snag outdoor stuff before summer even begins? Don’t worry, [...]

Training Underway at LinkAge Restaurant

by Rhea Simms @ Planeterra

Planeterra has been working hand-in-hand with Friends International to launch their first co-financed social enterprise restaurant in Burma/Myanmar. LinkAge Restaurant will help support at-risk former street youth find training in the tourism industry.  LinkAge will start hosting G Adventures' National Geographic Journey’s trips starting October. July was a busy month for the students at LinkAge, as […]

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by annmary @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are 60. We live in Australia. We are travelling to Canada then back to New York to fly home. I have booked New York but I need...

The Absolute Best Things to do in Kampot & Kep, Cambodia!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Cambodia is full of surprises and beautiful places..  Just as you thought that you have almost seen it all, something new pops up and this post is all about places like that!  It is about the best things to do in Kampot and Kep! After our journey from Phnom Penh […]

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A Tourist Guide to Alcudia

A Tourist Guide to Alcudia

by TwoBrits @ twobrits

Alcudia is one of the main tourist towns in the North of Majorca on the Eastern Coast and we can see why it is so popular with tourists and we can especially see why families… More

Mexico Monarch Butterfly Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Lauren about her Mexico Monarch butterfly tour. See more about tours and traveling with purpose here. All photos are by Lauren except Pinterest image. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. I’m technically not a traveler, but rather I’m […]

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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South American Explorer – Tucan Travel

by Elora @ Trav Addict

South American Explorer is our tour pick of the day. This adventure tour is by Tucan Travel with a duration of 112 days! Yes, that’s right, almost 4 months of awesomeness. The tour starts from Ecuador, goes through Peru, Bolivia, Patagonia, Chile, Argentina and ends in Brazil. Along the way you’ll see all the biggest […]

Grand Teton National Park

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

Grand Teton National national park really is a beautiful place and our #1 when compared to Yellowstone and Glacier. The Teton mountain range over looking the Jackson Hole valley is visually stunning and there are loads of great activities, wildlife and things to see and do.

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The Best Selling Vietnam Tour Packages in 2018 - Don't Miss Out!

The Best Selling Vietnam Tour Packages in 2018 - Don't Miss Out!


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Are you looking for the best Vietnam Tours 2018 has to offer? We list the top 7 most popular Vietnam tour packages on sale this year!

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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Vegan Options in Auckland || The Best Vegan Restaurants, Cafes and Shops!

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Auckland was my first stop in New Zealand and also the one where I enjoyed the most vegan food! Covering a huuuge area, you can find over 100 places serving vegan and vegetarian food options. I did my best on my tight budget to try as many places as possible, but also did a lot of research to see which places were the most highly rated! Here’s my list of the best vegan options in Auckland….. RESTAURANTS / CAFES Burgerie Up first is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! If you are craving a BIG fast food fix, Burgerie’s Tower Burger is for you! Loaded with a ‘beef’ patty, mushroom, hash brown, ham/  bacon slice, tomato, lettuce and smashed avocado. It’s not a restaurant, but more of a hole-in-the-wall joint and does serve meat as well. However, the owner is passionate about creating vegan options, understands veganism and has an extensive menu that is forever expanding. Green Time Everything at Green Time is homemade, with a strong focus on grow-your-own, environmentally friendly ingredients and a zero waste mentality. The menu is 100% vegan and is a fusion of Mexican and Asian inspired dishes such as the Sexi Mexi burger, BBQ pulled pork sliders and […]

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Top 5 European Real Live Movie Destinations to Visit in 2016

Top 5 European Real Live Movie Destinations to Visit in 2016

by misha sulpovar @ Trav Addict

5. Savoca, Italy – The Godfather Bar Bitelli in Savoca still remains as a functioning restaurant. This is where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia’s father to meet his daughter. The views from here are spectacular and the experiences of the small Sicilian villages are precious. 4. Neuschwanstein castle, Germany – Sleeping Beauty Ok, so everyone remembers Disney […]

Best Time to Visit Goa, India: Best Season & Month

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Goa is a magical place to visit. Many tourists describe the weather as being perfect- not too hot or cold … if you go there at the right time of year that is. The best season to visit Goa in India is during the winter; whilst the best month to […]

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

Address: 21 Viaduct Harbour Ave Auckland, 1010, New Zealand   Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is conveniently located in the most serene district in the Auckland’s CBD, with the heart of the entertainment precinct on our doorstep. On one side lies the majestic City Centre, while on the other, the sun sets over yachts moored in the Viaduct Harbour. Bold and stylish, the hotel’s dramatic water-filled lobby, luxurious rooms & tranquil private marina provide an idyllic setting in which to unwind. French essence is captured through refined and delectable gastronomy, allowing you to savour an infinite palate of delights. Masterfully crafted menus enhanced with French techniques expertly guide you to the sublime and innovative epicurean experience designed to be relished in sophisticated surroundings of the luxury hotel. At SO SPA the latest in French cosmetology is sublimely blended with the essence of New Zealand, leaving guests with an experience of total wellbeing. Our commitment to mind-body health focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise. Includes: • Full Breakfast for two daily at Lava Dining • $50 NZD Spa credit, per room, per stay at So Spa for One (1) Hour Body Treatment • Welcome Seasonal Fruit Bowl Amenity The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure: • Upgrade • Early Check-In • Late Check-Out Level of Support: Self Guided Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Auckland” presented by Chef Concierge at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 1. Auckland Sea Kayaks: Half day Explorer – Motukorea This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants an exciting and informative day on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Browns Island, also known as Motukorea (island of the pied oystercatcher bird), is one of the best-preserved volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Private boats and sea kayaks are the only means of access to this untouched island. On arriving at Motukorea, trek to the summit, taking in the panoramic views as you go. There are three ancient pa sites (Maori fortified village) on the island, with the largest occupying the slopes of the main scoria cone. 2. Horse riding on Waiheke Island with Winery visits Beautiful Waiheke Island is located a 40min ferry ride away from Auckland. Enjoy spectacular rolling hills and unmatched sea views as you ride along Waiheke beaches and to one of Waiheke’s famous wineries for a meal and a glass of wine. 3. Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari Spend 4.5 hours experiencing the diverse marine wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See wild marine mammals and rare birds living in their natural habitat. Explore amongst volcanic islands with views of sandy beaches and hidden coves. Share special moments and close encounters with wildlife while capturing photos of rare birds, marine mammals and unique island views. 4. America’s Cup Sailing experience Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. 5. Wine on Waiheke Tour Make a day of your trip to Waiheke by adding on the Wine on Waiheke tour. This stunning winery tour combines world-class wine set against the backdrop of stunning vistas of Waiheke Island. Explore premium tastings at 3 of Waiheke’s finest vineyards: Mudbrick, Cable Bay Vineyard and Te Motu Vineyard. The winery tour includes a return ferry trip and an All Day Bus Pass to be used at your convenience. 6. Gulf Island scenic flight The Hauraki Gulf is truly a slice of New Zealand paradise. Make your visit to Auckland Harbour an unforgettable one by experiencing a unique flight over the mesmerizing islands. As we fly you over Rangitoto’s crater and Motutapu, take in the spectacular view of the favourite getaway destination, Waiheke Island, with its award winning vineyards and magical sandy beaches. End your experience with a unique scene of the skyline of the City of Sails before water landing in the heart of the Auckland Harbour. 7. Heli Fishing in Hauraki Gulf The Hauraki Gulf and surrounding islands have some of the best fishing in the world, the sub-tidal reefs of the North-East Coastline and Great Barrier have a rich and diverse marine habitat which supports numerous species of fish including Snapper, Kahawai and Kingfish. 8. Coast & Rainforest Walk Your journey then takes you to an area of untouched original rainforest in the Waitakere Ranges with silver ferns and mature 1,000 year old kauri trees. New Zealand has existed for millions of years separate from the rest of the world so has evolved in isolation to produce its own unique plants and animals that you explore on this Auckland day tour. 9. AJ Hackett Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy Forget shopping and cafes – if you want an activity in Auckland that really showcases the true Kiwi spirit, then the 40 metre Auckland Bridge Bungy is not to be missed. Featuring stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour and an exclusive Bridge walk out to a specially constructed Bungy pod, this experience will thrill and surprise you, especially if you opt for a water-touch and enjoy a nice ocean dip! 10. Gourmet Food and Wine Tour – Waiheke Island Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the Island’s top boutique vineyards. Your guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the way. You will visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread and artisan cheeses. *Terms & Conditions: Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. All prices are in local currency. All prices are per night, per room, double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices may vary by day of travel, season, duration and are subject to availability at time of booking. Blackout dates may...

Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

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Antarctica last minute deals

by kireina @ Fodor's Forum

Dear all, I`m planning on visiting Antarctica at the end of this year and looking for recommendations on how to get the best last minute deals....

Old Faithful

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

What makes Old Faithful special is its very predictable pattern of regular eruptions, every 45 to 120 minutes, and when it erupts it throws between 13,000 to 30,000 litres of boiling water 40ish metres into the air.

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6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's never too late to start traveling.

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16th January 2018 – Best Travel Deals

by Sarah Slattery @ The Travel Expert

In my best travel deals this week  I have last minute ski holidays, Easter weekend in Marrakech, Summer in Greece, Costa del Sol and...

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Climbing Kilimanjaro with Kaithlyn – Pt. 1

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

This past September I was fortunate enough to visit Africa for the second time accompanied by five fabulous clients looking to take on the challenge of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. After completing my first of the volcanic seven summits, Mt Giluwe in Papua New Guinea earlier this year, I was excited to be undertaking the challenge for volcanic summit number two – this time in Tanzania! I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the mountain flying into Kilimanjaro airport but unfortunately, I was not only sitting on the wrong side of the plane, but the mountain was also covered in clouds. It’s best to side on the left side when flying in and the right side when departing if you’re hoping to see Kilimanjaro alongside the plane when flying to/from the north. Although the arrivals process is fairly simple, it can be quite time consuming as there are only a few immigration desks available – obtaining your visa in advance rather than on arrival greatly speeds up this process. After a ninety-minute drive on a surprisingly good road with dusty landscapes, it was a pleasant surprise to arrive through the gates of Marangu Hotel to well-manicured gardens filled with green spaces and flowers. Marangu Hotel was once a coffee plantation. Once the world coffee prices dropped, it turned into one of the earliest Kilimanjaro climbing operators. The attitude and attention of the staff at the property and on the mountain, was a clear indication that they have been running this operation successfully for quite some time. Along with the manicured gardens, the property is well spread out with small houses throughout serving as guest rooms. There were plenty of shaded spots dotted around to peacefully relax and mentally prepare for what lay ahead. Made to order eggs for breakfast and four-course dinners it was certainly an ideal way to start the trip. We had a day to rest and prepare, before beginning the climb. We began with a briefing from Seamus about what to expect on the six days ahead. This briefing was far more detailed than any I had previously encountered. Almost two informative hours were spent being educated and chatting about each day’s trekking, where the challenging parts would be, the food we would eat, how to walk, how the altitude would affect us and which symptoms are considered “uncomfortable, yet normal” and the severe cases involving pulmonary and cerebral oedema which would cause a climber to descend rapidly without discussion on the matter. Although it sounds like a long briefing, it was very well organised and the time flew by with all of us feeling a little better and well informed for what we were looking to accomplish. Seamus’s descriptions proved to be extraordinarily accurate in the days ahead. During the briefing we also learnt that our team would be a grand total of 22! Including four guides, a cook, waiter and sixteen porters to carry all the gear. This may sound excessive, however the weight of the porter’s bags are heavily monitored with weigh stations at the start of the trek as well as at each camp site. Having a large crew meant that the loads were reasonable for the porters. Having four guides would turn out to be a great advantage later in the climb. After our briefing, we were each visited in our rooms by Dora. Dora had a check-list and not only ran through this will each of us, but also inspected all our gear to ensure it was adequate for the trip. If there was something that we were missing or that we felt would be beneficial we were able to borrow it from the hotel. They had everything imaginable to borrow: sleeping bags and liners, water bottles, rain gear, gaiters, boots, clothing and walking poles. We spent the afternoon with a small tour of the local village and surrounding area. It certainly felt good to stretch the legs after such a long travel day. Our tour consisted of seeing one of the co-op farms where they grow coffee and bananas, a beautiful hidden waterfall, a replica of a Chagga village including access to some of the tunnels that they used to use as protection against the Maasai when they would invade during times of drought. Surprisingly our first trekking day wasn’t too early of a start – breakfast at 730 with our departure to Machame gate for 9am. Over breakfast it was interesting to observe how the porters bags were packed and arranged. It was all very quick, yet surprising to see that large metal boxes would be carried amongst our gear, all of which would be carried on their heads. After a two hour drive to the gate we had a bit of a wait while we signed in, our permits were arranged and our porters bags were weighed. Once formalities were out of the way, we were off! Starting at 1743m it was all uphill, on a road that gradually narrowed into a very well-maintained path through the jungle. Although the areas below had been very dry and dusty our morning was quite damp, with vivid greens and moss growing all over the trees as we walked through the clouds for the day. After trekking slowly for close to five hours, all of a sudden the terrain changed dramatically from rainforest to alpine forest just before reaching camp for the evening. The fog had well and truly settled by this time and we could barely see a few metres in front of us as we arrived in to Machame Camp at 2835m. A quick stop at the office to sign in for the day before finding our camp set and ready for us to settle in for the night. Our tents had been set up, with our gear already placed inside. Once settled we were each provided with a warm bowl of water for a quick wash before heading into the dining tent for pre-dinner snacks and tea,...

Dubrovnik Food Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Gigi Griffis about her Dubrovnik food tour. See more about tours and tour reviews here. All photos are by Gigi. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. Hey – I’m Gigi, a writer and web consultant traveling the world […]

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Climbing Kilimanjaro with Kaithlyn – Pt. 2

by Merit Travel @ Merit Travel Blog

Continued from Part 1 HERE! We only had a few hours’ sleep before waking up at 11pm with tea and biscuits for our summit day. As it was a full moon a few days earlier the mountain was beautifully lit by the moon when we set off, bright enough to barely require the head lamps that we had. Someone’s thermometer indicated that it was -10c when we set out, but with so many layers on in preparation for the cold I was actually sweating through everything. After a rock scramble to get out of camp we were slowly, slowly on our way following the line of lights ahead of us. I have always fared well at altitude and never really experiencing the effects aside from loss of appetite. I had chatted frequently with the group in the booking and lead up to the climb about the effects and how a lot of it is sheer will and mental determination to push through it. Kilimanjaro proved to be the mountain that would really challenge me mentally as not too long out of camp I began to feel nauseous and started vomiting. Initially I felt better once it was out of me, but the feeling returned and remained with me until the summit. Spending seven hours vomiting on the side of a mountain makes it very tough to keep going. There were moments where I could barely keep my eyes open and would need to stop at every switchback in the scree. At some point during our ascent our group split into three small groups of two with one guide each and a spare should one of us need to descend. I was surprised at how many climbers seemed to be on their own as their groups dispersed with everyone’s different paces. I was certainly glad to know that I had someone keeping an eye on me and that the rest of my group were able to trek at their pace with a guide. Feeling retched is bad enough, but if I felt that I was either alone or slowing my group down it would have magnified that feeling. Peter, our guide, was extremely kind and patient during our ascent. He stopped every time I needed to and would start again when I was ready. He would hold me up when I was being sick, rubbing my back and would cover it once I was done like nothing had happened. I never once felt pressured to continue, nor did I feel he would have let me continue if I wasn’t well enough to. Many people were being physically helped to the summit which is something that I don’t agree with. I had contemplated whether I should turn back, but a little tough love from my brother kept me going. Being told that I love the punishment that I put my mind and body through, that I would be devastated if I quit and that it would be very hard for my clients to continue if they saw me come down was exactly what I needed to hear to keep pushing through. Although I didn’t notice the sunrise, which was something that I had really hoped to see, once I realised the sun was on me I started to feel encouraged that I might actually make it to Stella Point – the first official point on the summit. For the last hour a lot of the guides started singing and chanting, which although I wasn’t able to enjoy it was quite nice to be around. Just having something else around me to stop me thinking how retched I felt every step certainly helped. Once I spotted the crater ridge for Stella Point I was on a mission to get to the top to be able to sit down and rest. The last hundred metres or so I set off at quite a pace which my brother couldn’t keep up with me. Initially reaching Stella Point all I could think of was sitting down and nothing more. After a cup of tea and homemade granola bar I was back to life, able to appreciate the view and realise that I had made it to the first official point of Mt Kilimanjaro. Tanzania Parks recognises that you have reached the summit if you make it to Stella Point (5756m) and Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point. Once I had gained some strength back and began to feel alive again it was time to take some photos and continue around the crater rim to Uhuru Point, admiring the view into the crater, or the glaciers, Mt Meru and the cloud below. After reaching Uhuru Peak a little before 9am I was certainly glad that I had been determined enough and encouraged to continue. It really is beautiful up there and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Although the temperatures dropped to -20c before sunrise, there wasn’t a wisp of wind the entire time. It took close to nine hours to summit; the decent was much quicker – it took just under three hours of jumping down the scree back to camp. Even in the bright sunshine Barafu Camp was still very desolate and uninviting from above. I was happy that we would be having a rest, lunch and then continuing further down the mountain for our final night. We were greeted in camp by our fabulous crew with snacks and drinks at our tent while they dusted off all our gear as we removed it ready for a rest. Although we broke into separate groups on the final ascent, all six of us made it! We were happy to share our stories and experiences over lunch as camp was torn down. As a group we had elected to stay at Millennium Camp – the first camp that would come to on the way towards Mweka gate. It was only a few hours walk to Millennium camp, but the day had clearly exhausted us. We...

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Kayaking on String Lake

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

String Lake is a great place to visit for hiking and Kayaking. Only a short drive into Grand Teton National Park from our hotel in Jackson to get to Dornan's (the best place to hire a kayak).

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Essential Travelling to Sri Lanka Tips & Advice That You Should Know!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Sri Lanka is fast becoming one of the most charming and the best tropical climate destinations. However, not many of us “travellers” know much about this beautiful country and what you need to know before you visit. And that is where we come in. We are here to help you […]

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I always hear from people who are overwhelmed by their inbox and drowning in email. Here’s my process for saving time in my Inbox everyday. Email is kind of amazing and kind of terrifying, isn’t it? Practically anyone can find their way into your Inbox these days. And the range from total spam to fairly important is [...]

How to Visit the Omo Valley Tribes in Ethiopia on a Budget

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Visiting the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia can be a bit challenging, but here I share everything I know to make the trip not only more affordable but easier to plan.

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Are you looking for the best Halong Bay cruise for your next holiday in Vietnam? Join in with thousands of happy travelers on a trip of a life time on the best Halong Bay tour in Vietnam! In order to make your planning that much easier, we have compiled a […]

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I consider myself a “dabbler” in many aspects of life – hobbies, interests, cooking, fitness… What makes a dabbler? It’s defined as “one not deeply engaged in or concerned with something”, which seems a little negative. I think it of more for the positive aspects — So much to try. So little time. While the current trend seems [...]

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by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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6 Reasons Why Your First Trip Abroad Should Be On A Shoestring Budget

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Traveling overseas for the first time? Why not do it on a shoestring budget? Yes! It's one of the best things you can do as a first-time international traveler and here I'll show you why.

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

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Alternative Vacation: Signing Up for a Language Program

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

I know what some of you are thinking: “School on vacation? No thanks.” But hear me out. One of the great things about traveling is experiencing another culture. This includes learning the country’s history, tasting the food, and talking to the locals. Going to another country can give you a new way of looking at […]

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by Elora @ Trav Addict

When you book a tour with any of our vendors you are sure to be traveling with other people from all over the world. The carefully selected tour companies featured with TravAddict promote competitive prices, flexibility and tour features designed for adventure travelers on a budget. TOP TEN REASONS TO BOOK A BUDGET TOUR: 1. […]

How To Prepare For a Major Hurricane as a Tourist

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

It's no fun to have a hurricane interrupt your vacation, but it is possible to prepare for it to minimize your ordeal in its aftermath.

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Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2017

by Rhea Simms @ Planeterra

August 9th marks the United Nation’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Planeterra works closely with indigenous groups across the globe to create meaningful employment and training opportunities in tourism. These programs work to conserve culture while promoting sustainable development. From Tully, Australia to Santiago de Agencha, Bolivia, take a closer look at our […]

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Portland Spring: 31 Reasons To Make It Through Another Winter

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Ah spring – the worst is over! Every year it’s the same feeling, like by the end of February you begin to believe that the grey and rain is just not going to end this time. But it does and it’s always worth it. Seeing blossoms all across the city makes me a little giddy. [...]

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Dubai is the most amazing place we have ever visited, it feels like a dreamland – everything is so well serviced and so clean. However Dubai is also very expensive so we would recommend a… More

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This time last year the concept of meeting people online and actually meeting up with them would have scared us.  We were worried we wouldn’t know what to say or what to talk about, would… More

Most Beautiful Places in Norway to Include on your Bucket List!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

From its picture-perfect fjords to breathtaking mountains to fairytale-like cities, Norway; in Europe; is a lovely visual bonanza. With a postcard-like landscape that can be experienced through hiking, boating and long drives. Norway is known for its stunning natural phenomena like the mesmerizing northern lights and midnight sun. Norway is […]

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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUYING A USED CAR OR CAMPERVAN IN NEW ZEALAND [AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AS PDF]

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

A few months ago now, we bought our first campervan (lovely Cecil) in Auckland. We had a great time travelling all over the country, experiencing van life for the first time! We did a lot of research before buying the van and even put together a list of things to look out for and what to avoid. This list also included questions to ask the seller, to learn more about the vehicle and its history. It was extremely useful for us when we were buying Cecil, so I thought I’d share this pre-purchase checklist with you guys! I’ve summarised everything in this post, but for a more comprehensive & printable PDF guide:  >> ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUYING A CAR OR CAMPERVAN IN NEW ZEALAND (PDF) << PRE-PURCHASE CHECKLIST FOR BUYING A CAMPERVAN OUTSIDE THE CAR *Check for obvious signs of damage. Hidden damage is harder to spot, but look for: Difference in the colour between panels. Bumps or major scratches covered with paint. Gently kick the shock absorbers gently to see if they are holding on. Look for rust – it may affect the value of the car and can lead to further problems. Chips in the windscreen. Small chips are fine […]

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My Top Picks For Family Holidays This Summer – 2ad & 2ch from €1599!

by Sarah Slattery @ The Travel Expert

I have teamed up with TUI, the family holiday specialists, to bring you my top picks for family holidays from their 2018 January sale....

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Tour of the Week – Italian Lake Discovery

by Elora @ Trav Addict

For this week we have picked a lovely tour in Italy! This italian tour is offered by Peregrine with a duration of 8 days. ? Italian Lakes Discovery travels through iconic towns such as Verona, Milan, Bellagio and Tremezzo. Oh and it’s not just confined to Italy, on day 5 you’ll also get to see […]

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by TwoBrits @ twobrits

Bills is a well-known restaurant located around the UK,  in the last few years more and more Bills seem to be popping up which we absolutely love and it means wherever you visit you are… More

The impact of tourism in Panauti, Nepal

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Although it’s hard not to enjoy staying in a beautiful, luxurious hotel while travelling, the reality is that most budget hotels—and some mid-range ones, too—simply end up being a place to rest your head. For travellers who want much more from their accommodation, the Community Homestay project in Nepal offers just that. As well as […]

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Top Tips For The Best Family Australian Road Trip

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

 Have you always dreamt of taking an epic road trip across Australia? There are many memorable and exciting places to see in Australia. It is also a brilliant country to explore for a family vacation.  Get in your vehicle and hit the road, because Australia will gift you with experiences […]

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Top 5 places to visit in Europe this August

by Elora @ Trav Addict

August is the peak tourist season for most European countries, so expect the main attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Colosseum etc to be extremely packed. The temperature in southern Europe is soaring, many places, such as Malta, having days with a temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius). Another thing to bear in mind […]

Drive to Yellowstone

by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

After a fantastic few days exploring Grand Teton National Park it was time to move on and north to Yellowstone National Park. To help with the drive we grabbed some Cowboy Coffee and hit the road nice and early.

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8 of the Best Ancient Sites to See in Egypt

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Even though Egypt has some exciting large cities and an interesting contemporary culture, I won't lie: the main reason I wanted to visit was...

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by Bill Johnson @ Nothing But Blue Skies

Cody is what I would describe as a proper Cowboy town. It is lovingly referred to as the Rodeo Capital of the World.

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G Adventures or Intrepid Travel: Which One To Choose

G Adventures or Intrepid Travel: Which One To Choose


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Choosing between G Adventures and Intrepid Travel can be a tough decision. Here are some tips that can help you decide which tour company is best for your trip.

5 Things to Do in Zion National Park That Don’t Involve Hiking

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When it comes to national parks in the United States, the secret has long been out about Zion National Park. It's one of the...

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Friends, my husband and I would like to go to Ischia for a week either in May or August. Any suggestions on lodging (�100/night if possible), where...

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