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Ten Brilliant UK Cities to Visit Besides London

When tourists think of visiting the UK, they usually have one destination in mind: London. The capital city of England seems to dominate the international image of the UK and many other cities are not usually considered in most tourists’ plans. Of course, the city of Big Ben and Beefeaters is certainly worth visiting, as it is a world class …

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Yummy Vietnamese Street Food You Should Eat on Your Travels

There’s no better way to get a real taste of Asia, Vietnam in particular, than by hitting the streets for some of the country’s best foods. Whether you’re in the country for the weekend, an entire month or longer, one of best experiences to complete your getaway is a taste of Vietnam’s popular street foods. Some of these dishes have …

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Discovering the Delights of Derry

  Whether you call this place Derry or Londonderry (and it depends a bit who you’re speaking with as to which name you use), “the maiden city” and its surrounding coastline is a fascinating part of the world. Derry is the original name for the second-largest city in Northern Ireland, the name is derived from the Irish word for “oak …

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A Few Things Brits Should Know Before Visiting the USA

Planning a holiday to America? The USA has a lot of amazing experiences to offer, from hiking in the Grand Canyon to the big city lights of New York City to the beaches of Miami. Here are a few important things that you should know before your trip: It’s Bigger Than You Think You can drive almost anywhere in the …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Skiing at Val D’Isere

I grew up on a small farm in rural Australia. We were a long way from anything that looked like snow. It wasn’t until I was in Europe and a group of friends was organising a skiing holiday that I really got excited about the prospect. I decided to learn how to ski. I really hate looking incompetent at anything, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to Bicycle Your Way Around Mendoza’s Delightful Wineries

Whether you are a snooty sniffing and sipping wine connoisseur or just someone who loves to wash down a good steak with something tasty, grapey and alcoholic, you will love the Argentinian wine paradise that is Mendoza. This city is world-renowned for being the centre of the wine industry in Argentina – accounting for nearly two thirds of the entire …

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Getting a Taste of Chile in Valparaiso

When I think back on our visit to Valparaiso, Chile I won’t just remember the sights and sounds that I encountered there – such as the brightly coloured murals splashed on every building, the music in the streets or the old-fashioned funiculars as they slowly clatter up the steep hills overlooking the ocean. I will also remember the tastes. Biting …

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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 …

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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. …

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Do You Need To Speak Spanish to Travel South America?

If you are planning on backpacking South America, you might be wondering – “Do I need to speak Spanish?” Lee and I have been in South America for the last three months and in this post, we will share our first hand experiences with you regarding speaking the language. Unlike many other destinations in the world where my answer would …

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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 …

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Sofia, Bulgaria – Let’s Just Chill Out Here

In our digital nomad lifestyle, Lee and I are travelling 365 days of the year. It’s a wonderful life of adventure, but it’s very different than the pace a two week holiday. Although we do spend our spare time visiting attractions and going on tours, we often find ourselves in a laid back mode where we simply relax and enjoy …

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