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March, 2017

  • 26 March

    Tips for Travelling on a Gluten-Free Diet [Guest Post]

    Trying to maintain a gluten-free diet is an effort at the best of times. Reading labels, double and triple checking at a restaurant that they served you a gluten-free dish, ensuring there is no cross contamination when eating with a group of people – these habits always require conscious energy.  It’s an effort that multiplies in difficulty when travelling.  While …

  • 23 March

    How Travel Made Me Question Everything [Guest Post]

    Every young person must enter a time of great questioning on the road to find themselves. However, once that door has been opened, there’s no end to where it may lead. They may wonder if everything they’ve ever been told has been a lie, or if the people who taught them how life works have been pretending to know all …

January, 2017

  • 8 January

    5 Ways to Get a Deeper Travel Experience

    I went to Puerto Vallarta for spring break when I was in college. It’s a gorgeous, bustling city on Mexico’s west coast. I wanted to see everything. I enjoyed my time rummaging through the shops and strolling along the beach in the sun with my family. The locals were extremely friendly. But we didn’t get to see the less touristy …

December, 2016

  • 28 December

    Three Great Value European Ski Destinations

    If you are planning a skiing trip this year but you are on a tight budget, these affordable European ski destinations will give you a chance to careen through fluffy powder for less. Unlike the super-posh resorts of Italy or the French alps, these budget-friendly resorts offer the alpine sports experience for a realistic price that even the average family can …

  • 2 December

    Why It’s a Bad Idea to Camp Near an African Waterhole

    Hippos kill more people than any other animal in Africa. The bad news is that it’s the middle of the night and my tent is surrounded by hippos. This is not the most advantageous position to be in, but luckily hippos are dumb. If there is a huge sand-colored thing on the grass that looks like a rock, it probably …

February, 2015

  • 27 February

    Exploring The Great Outside – Cultus Lake

    As I sat on one of the benches looking out over the water, listening to the wakes of boats and jet skis breaking over the pebbles on the beach, I suddenly had to catch my breath. I’ve spent the better part of my life in this area, been to this exact spot a hundred times, and for the first time …

December, 2014

  • 31 December

    How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

    With my family living in Australia and my chosen home being London, I’m a bit of an expert in long-haul travel. It takes about twenty four hours to get from London to Melbourne, which doesn’t sound a lot, but that’s twenty four hours sitting on a plane. Of course the easy way to do it would be to fly business …

  • 30 December

    Budget-Friendly Family Activities in San Diego

    My wife Sabrina and I have all recently travelled to San Diego, CA, for the first time with our children, Sarah and Anthony. We came across several family-friendly activities to partake in and enjoy without the worry of emptying our pocketbooks. Even though my kids don’t quite understand the meaning of a budget, it was something that my wife and …

October, 2014

  • 16 October

    Should Gay Travellers Avoid Anti-Gay Countries?

    Depending on how you do the maths or interpret some of the constitutional anomalies, there are around 80 countries in the world where homosexuality is illegal. The penalties imposed range from the death penalty (seven countries) to imprisonment (about 70 countries). Beyond that there are a number of countries where there is some level of discrimination based on sexuality (such …

September, 2014

  • 23 September

    Can a Solo Traveller Go On a Cruise?

    Are you a solo traveller who has always wondered what it would be like to take a cruise, but is not sure about doing it on your own? Cruises are generally regarded as being targeted toward families or couples – so would it be strange to take a cruise as a solo traveller? Also, often cruise companies will charge a …

  • 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 …

  • 6 September

    Tips for Staying Safe on Your Skiing Holiday

    There is nothing quite like a ski holiday, where you can spend your days getting your adrenaline pumping while zooming down the slopes and then relax in the evenings and enjoy great food and a buzzing apres-ski scene. However, while you are enjoying your ski holiday it is important to keep some safety tips in mind so that you can …

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. …

March, 2014

  • 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 …

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. …

October, 2012

  • 16 October

    Viva San Fermin! – The Running of the Bulls in Spain

    This guest post is brought to you by Peter Hall, a 25 year old freelance journalism graduate from the University of Central Lancashire. He recently visited Spain where he jumped right into the local culture and participated in the San Fermin Running of the Bulls Festival. Here is his first hand account of this infamous Spanish spectacle. I like to …

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