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The Broke Backpacker’s Guide to Krakow, Poland

How often have you visited somewhere and said to yourself “I could live here”? Maybe you got as far as telling your friends and family about your dream to move there and even looked into the logistics and costs of doing so. But how many people do you know have actually made the move? This is exactly what I did …

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The Real Reason You Want to Go Traveling [Guest Post]

The reason why a person goes travelling seems pretty obvious: there are some experiences in this world that cannot be satisfied by staying where you have always lived. You most likely don’t live in a place where you can regularly access majestic mountain landscapes and dolphins. You kind of have to move a bit to experience any of that. Then …

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How to Visit Pompeii on a Day Trip From Rome

I remember learning about Pompeii and the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in school as a child. As someone who’s always had a fascination with history and ancient civilisations, I knew that one day I would find my way there. My previous visit to Italy back in 2012 saw me walking the streets of Milan, Florence, Siena, Verona and Venice, but …

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Expert 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 gluten …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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.

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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 …

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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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Loco-motion: A Tale of Bolivian Travel

A Guest Post by Geordon Omand & Elise Palmer Bolivia is renowned to travelers as being home to the World’s Most Dangerous Road. Unfortunately, this leads one to believe that the remainder of the country’s roadways are relatively safe, which is anything but true. In fact, this little-known Andean nation – colloquially referred to as the Ceiling of the World …

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Tales of Teaching and Travelling in Korea

Working abroad is everything it’s cracked up to be and more. I suppose that previous comment would really depend on what country you work in, but I can at least maintain that it’s true for the Eastern peninsula known as Korea, or the “Republic of Korea” if you’re feeling extra bureaucratic today. An armada of English teachers seem to maintain …

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