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Manitoba Travel Guide – A Secret Spot of Canada

Manitoba is one of Canada’s best kept secrets and one that is frequently overlooked by visitors, tourists and residents alike. The area spans sprawling prairies and the Arctic tundra. It also has a very classy capital and more wilderness than you could ever wish to see in a lifetime, filled with fascinating wildlife, including polar bears. Manitoba – A Place of Extremes At Hudson Bay’s Churchill, you can experience the extreme of the sub-Arctic coastline. Here, you will be able […]

Party in Amsterdam? Yes please. KLM and Heineken doin’ it right.

KLM surprises 10 lucky people with the ultimate Orange Experience If your best friend appeared unannounced and asked you to catch a flight abroad, would you go? If KLM’s campaign has taught us anything, it’s that you should trust your instincts. The airline joined forces with Heineken to share one of Holland’s best kept secrets in the world, the epic celebration of King’s Day. The birthday of the king sees festivities extend to every street corner as Amsterdammers are gripped […]

How to make a camping trailer more comfortable and useful

A camping trailer is an amazing thing to own, especially for those who are out on camping trips often and those who just love to travel in comfort. Camping trailers or travelling trailers like the horse trailer with living quarters is a superb idea since it provides not only comfort but also storage space, luxury, amenities and many other features. But it is upto you how you deck up the space to make it useful and comfortable. For those who […]

Five Awesome Things to See and Do in Milan

Milan is the second most populous area in Italy and is one the trendiest metropolitan areas in the world. But don’t be fooled by this modern front. The city is steeped in tradition and history, offering a wide mix of things to do and sights to see, of both new and old. Check out our list of the top things to see and do in Milan below. Be stunned by the Milan Cathedral Milan Cathedral is the biggest church in […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking – The Bag & The Content

Any job is easy to do with the right tool – this is a very wise and old saying, which applies to most aspects of our lives. So, why shouldn’t we apply this old saying to backpacking? This small guide on backpacks an their contents is meant for absolute beginners in this wonderful pastime – about the thing you can’t go backpacking without: the backpack itself. 1. Size Backpacks are available in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and […]

Best City Cars For Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the most diverse cities in the world with regions offering everything from mountains, parks and forests, and wildlife centres to wine regions and city life.  There is so much to do and see, like the City Laneways with its bustling shops, bars and restaurants and its art and culture tours and exhibitions. Melbourne is blessed with fairly temperate weather too. Temperatures rarely fall to freezing, averaging from a low of 43°F to a high of 80°F. […]

7 Reasons to Travel Solo

  Source: Julia Caesar | CC By 0 Are you considering travelling alone, but are a little frightened to take the plunge? There are plenty of good reasons why you should just jump on the next flight alone, so muster your courage and go explore new horizons. Do What You Want, When You Want Often, travel is split up depending on what members of the travelling party want to do. When travelling alone, you can create your own dream itinerary, […]

Africa’s Push Towards Scientific Independence

While Africa has a long way to go towards scientific independence, there are very real initiatives and future changes that could one day make it a reality. One man pushing for change is Alvaro Sobrinho, who chairs an organisation encouraging scientific independence. Helping Inventors in Africa On the investment front, Microsoft launched their 4Afrika IP Hub initiative in June 2014 to help inventors in Nairobi protect their rights to intellectual property (IP). The idea being that for a long time developers […]

Where Sports and Visa Applications Collide

Recently, there have been several cases of athletes who have applied for visas to compete in events in the UK, but who have disappeared. It is suspected that these cases of attaining a visa have been a ploy to remain permanently in the UK. The visa application / processing for entrance in the UK can be difficult for citizens of varying nationalities, but once entrance is granted on the merit of sporting events, some athletes choose to abandon the original […]

5 REASONS TO VISIT ITALY THIS SUMMER

Why visit Italy this summer? The list could go on for pages and pages. For time’s sake, here are the top 5 reasons to visit the gorgeous boot-shaped peninsula this summer: 1) Sicily Sicily is unlike any other Italian region, from the cuisine to the language to the architecture – it’s like you are in another country (almost)! Make sure you read a travel guide to Sicily before you go, because everything from customs to getting around is different than the […]

The Best Places to Travel on a Budget

When it comes to holidays we’re all looking for the best possible deal or a destination that isn’t going to cost us an absolute fortune! I’m a pretty thrifty traveller, so when it comes to scouting out the best places to travel I’d like to think I now a thing or two. Some people are of the opinion that the closer they travel to home the cheaper it is, well that might be the case when it come to the […]

Are The World’s Top Destinations Still The Greatest?

With summer just around the corner, millions are beginning to plan their balmy getaways of 2015, and for many people, the sights will be set upon the world’s top destinations. Paris, London, Las Vegas, New York City; all of these world-class cities have long been regarded as the best places for travellers to visit, however do these destinations still hold the cache they once did? Are the thrills and experiences these cities offer still some of the best the world […]

Better offers to visit Ibiza

If we are planning to take a trip during this Easter, specifically to Ibiza, we are lucky, for there are a lot of good offers to take a ship from the coast of Spain to Ibiza, so we can enjoy the waves of the Mediterranean Sea during our cruise. Ibiza has been undoubtedly one of the hottest spots in traveling these past few years, be it from its beautiful beaches, its amazing culture or its delicious gastronomy. There are a […]

How to Pack a Backpack

When it comes to packing a suitcase for a vacation, most of us have mastered the sitting-on-an-over-stuffed-suitcase-until-it-closes routine. If you pack that much stuff for a week, how do you pack for a six month backpacking trip?! Simply, packing a backpack requires cut throat and practical decisions. Half, Half, then Half Again Sometimes the easiest thing to do in the initial stage is to grab everything you would like to take, including clothes, toiletries, technology, pyjamas, straighteners and your X […]

A backpacker’s guide to the best destinations in France

France is a country that has a rich and diverse culture and history, so no matter where you go, there is always something new to learn. Over the centuries, it has become a great place for backpackers to go for a number of reasons. It is relatively cheap to travel around France, and there are also plenty of low-budget accommodation options, so spending a few weeks here exploring will not break the bank. Backpacking in Brittany Brittany (Bretagne in French) […]

4 Reasons You Should Take a Gulet Cruise in Turkey

If you’re dreaming of a scenic, culturally rich and unforgettable holiday destination, you can hardly do better than a trip to Turkey. This is a country steeped in cultural history and tradition, opportunities for exploration both in the cities and out in nature, and the chance to try things you’ve never done before. And one of those things definitely must be a gulet cruise in Turkey! If you’ve never heard of a gulet cruise, you’ll soon see why this exquisite […]

5 Great things to do in Barcelona for free

Barcelona is bright, beautiful and buzzing. As one of the prettiest cities in Spain and indeed Europe – Barcelona has so much to offer everyone, but at what price? Well, as we discovered – it can all be done for very little…free to be precise. Barcelona’s top 5 best things to do for free Explore the architecture Barcelona is renowned worldwide for its beautiful architecture. The local Barcelona government praises this in the Ruta del Mordernisime – the Modernism route. […]

Get your holiday off to a stress free start

The whole idea of us working hard, saving money and booking a holiday, is so we can have a stress free few weeks away from the hustle and bustle of home. But how many of us have been pulling our hair out the night before getting ready or searching for passports? This is not the way we want our time away to get started. With a bit of careful planning it’s easy to make sure that you get on the […]

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Visiting Maximon

The video below is from my visit to the Maximon shrine in Santiago de Atitlan, Guatemala. The original blog post can be read here. You are normally charged to take pictures but I was able to take this video because I made an offering of a bottle of rum that the “keepers” of Maximon where sure to enjoy later. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu8rMiULH20[/youtube]

The 3 Most Memorable Experiences in Honolulu for Eco-Tourists

Celebrate your love of nature in Honolulu as an eco-tourist. Drink in tranquil, unpolluted spaces with stunning vistas, waterfalls, steep trails, and wildlife. Honolulu’s eco-tourism offers minimal travel to natural destinations designed to preserve the environment. Eco-tours are growing in number and popularity. They often include a walk or hike that takes a deeper look into local culture or history along with the stunning landscape. Other eco-tours take you out on the water where you’ll experience wildlife and a unique […]

Lake Atitlan from Indian's Nose Point

Hiking, Ziplining, and Roaming the Market

Yesterday was easily the longest day of the trip so far, but also one of the most rewarding. We woke up at 6am to get ready to meet a guide we had hired for the day at 7am. For 250 Quetzales ($31.25 U.S.) our guide was going to take us in a private shuttle to the nearby town of Santa Clara where we would hike up Indian’s Nose (one of the most popular overlooks of Lake Atitlan), visit our first […]

6 Must-See Attractions in San Francisco

San Francisco is an area that is rich with historical sites and unique places to see. It is well known for its shopping areas, restaurants, and nightlife, but there are several museums, natural areas, and cultural landmarks that are worth visiting as well. Bay Cruise Image via Flickr by Bob Hall One of the best ways to see the overall view of San Francisco is on a Bay Cruise, which takes passengers around Alcatraz and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.  […]

Tips for Traveling to the US

If you’re planning to visit the US, whether it’s for the first time or a return visit, it’s important to be aware of some things you’ll need to take care of before you arrive in the country. The US is a country which is very strict on its visa laws, so you need to become very aware of the visa regulations for your home country and what that means for applying for a US visa. Also, before traveling to the […]

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A Rooftop View to Kill For

I’m not going to lie… The closer I got to the airport this morning, the more nervous I became and the more apprehensive I felt towards the idea of traveling in a completely unfamiliar setting and at some points, by myself. And then I got here. Pictures cannot describe the beauty and mystique of Antigua, even on an overcast crap weather day like today. Every doubt I had about attempting to travel for the next five weeks, with one bag […]

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5 Hidden Beaches Near Orlando

When you’re visiting Orlando, there are tons of things to do. You’re close to amusement parks, shopping centers, fine dining and more. Luckily, when you want to get away from it all, there are also beaches galore. Even if you have reserved rooms for a Disney World vacation, take some time to explore the many beaches around Orlando by hitting some of the hidden gems in the area. Daytona Beach Image via Flickr by Ines Yeh Daytona Beach is one […]

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