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September, 2014

  • 19 September

    What Makes a Gay Friendly Destination?

    Travel operators are aways looking for opportunities to attract new customers and encourage repeat business. It is the basic principles of marketing – understand who your product will appeal to, look at how best you can appeal to them, and then find a way to let them know what you have to offer. One of the most attractive travel segments …

  • 18 September

    5 Ways to Avoid Freezing your Ass off During Winter in Russia

    “Isn’t it going to be really cold?” was the response we most commonly received after mentioning our plans to visit to Russia in winter. But Robert and I were insanely excited, and it entirely lived up to our expectations. Snowflakes landed on our shoulders as we waltzed through Red Square in the heart of Moscow, St Basil’s Cathedral looking unbelievably …

  • 10 September

    Is Orlando, Florida A Budget Destination?

    When you imagine Orlando, Florida you probably picture a family taking their young children to Disney World or wealthy travellers relaxing in the sunshine at high end resorts or private villas. This sunny American destination isn’t known as a value backpacker hotspot, but that doesn’t mean that you should rule it out of your travel plans. If you know where …

  • 8 September

    Why Malta is a Must-See Destination for Everyone

    Before I first visited it by chance, nearly ten years ago, I knew little about Malta.  At the time all I was after was a bit of winter sun on a budget and Malta fitted the bill.  Malta certainly has plenty of winter and summer sun (the average yearly temperature is around 23 °C), but as I soon discovered, this tiny …

  • 3 September

    Five Reasons Why You’ll Love Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

    Located on the Southern Tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt there is a resort town called Sharm el-Skeikh. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Arab world and even despite the economic situation worldwide the numbers of tourists there have increased dramatically over the last few years. Why is Sharm el-Sheikh such a desirable holiday …

August, 2014

  • 18 August

    Some Like it Hot – In Tropical Far North Queensland

    As I stepped off the plane at Cairns airport, I had Marilyn Monroe in my head. I’d flown to the north of Australia from Melbourne in the south. It was mid July and Melbourne (as nice as it is) is not the place to be in mid-July. Cold, grey, rainy – as the warm sun of Queensland hit my skin …

July, 2014

  • 26 July

    Exploring the Caves of Semuc Champey, Guatemala

    I have travelled the length of Latin America from Uruguay to Mexico and of all the adventures I had, Semuc Champey in the dense forests of Guatemala was my favourite trip. Forged into grounds of exceptional natural beauty, a day trip to the former Maya baths provide adventure, fun and relaxation. The journey to the Kan’ Ba caves is rough. …

  • 23 July

    Pelourinho in Salvador: The Crumbling Quaintness of Colonial Brazil

    The third-largest city in Brazil, Salvador was the first colonial capital of the country and, being founded by the Portuguese in 1549, is also one of the oldest colonised cities in the New World. At the heart of this antiquated city lies the Historic Centre, better known as Pelourinho, or just Pelô to the locals. The etymology of the name …

  • 21 July

    Three Essential Things to Know On Your First Visit to Japan

    Japan is a fascinating and exciting destination, but it is sometimes a place that people shy away from – it is quite different from most other countries, the language, the alphabet, the food, the customers, the people. I remember when I first landed in Tokyo and I was trying to find the hotel that I’d booked in the busy, nightlife …

  • 5 July

    How TripAdvisor Changed The Travel Industry

    It is hard to remember a time before TripAdvisor. It was only in the year 2000 that it was established, but somehow, as the result of the impact of this web-based travel community, the world these days seems to be a different place. It is the travellers, the holiday-makers, the consumers that set the agenda. At its most basic, TripAdvisor …

May, 2014

  • 23 May

    Reliving the Viking History of Oslo

    I’ve always been a bit obsessed with Vikings – ruthless, bearded men, running around, killing anything in their path, and violently raiding England and other neighboring countries. While the Viking peoples originated from across the region that we now know as Scandinavia and the Nordic countries – if you want to get some Viking action first hand then Oslo, the …

April, 2014

  • 8 April

    Exploring Croatia on a Budget – Insider Tips

    This guest post is brought to you by Frank and Vera from Frank About Croatia. They share their insider tips for making the most of your trip to this beautiful country on a small budget. I moved to Croatia from Canada almost ten years ago without really planning it. I haven’t even known much about Croatia prior to moving here. …

March, 2014

  • 23 March

    Kind, Genuine, Beautiful…Namibia

    This guest post is brought to you by travel blogger Stacey Ebert of The Gift of Travel.  South Africa’s Kruger national Park and Tanzania’s Serengeti jumped off the pages of all our books while we were ‘travel’ dreaming of Africa. I had already dreamt of ‘moving it’ with Madagascar’s lemurs and dipping my toes in the Indian Ocean off of …

  • 3 March

    Discover the Canary Islands

    If you’ve never experienced Canary Island holidays, it’s high time you put it on your must-do list! This sun-baked volcanic archipelago offers plenty of diversity and a long list of things to see, do and experience. Tenerife The largest of the Canary Islands and the best-known, Tenerife is often associated with wild nights out and buzzing beach resorts. That may …

December, 2013

  • 5 December

    Great Ideas for Melbourne, Australia Day Trips

    The city of Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, with an impressive collection of beautiful Victorian era buildings, art galleries, theatres, museums, shopping complexes and gardens. It is regularly voted one of the most “liveable” cities in the world, perhaps because of this cultural richness as well as the beautiful weather, great nightlife, easy to use transport system and …

November, 2013

  • 23 November

    Hitchhiking through Europe -­ The Way To Go

    Traditionally, hitchhiking has been the cheapest way to travel around, but really, it’s more than that: you can meet lots of people and even make friends, you can find out the best places to eat, you can become frustrated and wet, but most of all, you’ll have fun and you’ll feel free. That’s what hitchhiking is about.

October, 2013

  • 23 October

    The Top 3 Mountain Resorts in America

    Given the hectic nature of modern life there is something to be said about a getaway that takes in the sites from a height. Even if you can only spare a few days away from your desk, here are three wonderful mountain resorts in America that will be sure to leave you refreshed and ready to re-enter the fray. Yosemite …

August, 2013

  • 30 August

    Discovering What Lies Beneath the Sea in Bodrum, Turkey

    Bodrum is a popular holiday destination that lies along the sunny Aegean coast of Turkey. What was once a quiet fishing village in the 1960s has now turned into one of the centres of the Turkish tourism industry. However, no matter how popular it becomes it still seems to hold onto its peaceful seaside charm, with laid back cafes, quirky …

January, 2013

  • 27 January

    Lanzarote – Things to Do Beyond the Beach

    Lanzarote is the easternmost of Spain’s autonomous Canary Islands and a popular sunshine holiday hotspot for many British and European tourists. It’s an ideal place to simply relax and most people are happy enough to spend the day soaking up Lanzarote’s beach life. However, if you are the adventurous type and you can only doze on a sun lounger for …

November, 2012

  • 22 November

    Enjoying Your All Inclusive Cuba Holidays

    There’s nothing wrong with taking a break every now and then and sometimes you just want to relax in the sunshine with a drink in your hand. You work hard, so why not treat yourself to a break where you can recharge while enjoying a beautiful tropical setting? A great place to take a relaxing holiday is in beautiful Cuba. …

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