June 2012

Top Ten Things to Do on Oahu

1. Skydiving on Oahu’s North Shore: If you’re feeling fearless, you can take in a panorama of one of the world’s most exquisite landscapes as you free fall at 120 miles per hour over Oahu’s North Shore. (If you’re too scared to dive, you can also catch the view from your seat on a biplane or helicopter tour.)   2. Doris Duke’s Shangri La: This exquisite property was built by philanthropist Doris Duke in 1937, who was inspired by Middle […]

5 Little Known Facts About The Costa Brava

The Costa Brava has become an increasingly popular tourist destination since the travel boom of the 1950s and 1960s. This beautiful stretch of Mediterranean coastline is generally perceived as being ideal for sun, sea and sand holidays. However, there is a great deal more to this area than initially meets the eye, as Directline Holidays has highlighted in this article. Etymology Of The Costa Brava The name Costa Brava, which literally translates as ‘rugged coast’, was bestowed by a journalist […]

5 Best Countries for Backpacking on a Bicycle

It may not be easy to travel with nothing but a backpack and the power of your own two legs, but the right trip can be the experience of a lifetime. Ready to kick off and see the world? Here are the five best countries for backpacking on a bicycle. Morocco Morocco is famous for its rich history and multi-ethnic culture. Entering a new neighbourhood can feel like entering a new world, one with food, fashion and music all of […]

Belgium – The “B” is for Beer

People visit Belgium for plenty of reasons, but three of the most popular are waffles, chocolate, and beer. While I thoroughly indulged in all three, the highlight of my visit to Belgium was the latter. In fact, beer was the main purpose of my visit to Belgium in the first place. As I’ve eluded to in previous posts, I’m a big beer drinker, and I love trying beers from around the world and beers from small “micro” breweries who use […]

Only in Kauai

Kauai–Picturesque, serene and quiet, it’s hard to find fault with the Garden Isle. I love each and every one of the Hawaiian Islands, but Kauai offers a bit more laid back and autonomous experience. As the backdrop for many films and TV shows, Kauai has the reputation of unparalleled beauty and a slower pace of life.  After bustling Oahu and romantic Maui, Kauai is a welcome respite from many of the tourist traps, especially at the fabulous Kauai Beach Resort. […]

Get Away On a Last Minute Summer Break with HostelBookers

Grab you partner and head off to one of the top summer destinations.  Hostelbookers.com have loads of great properties with pools, bbq’s and outdoor gardens. Plus you can get up to 40% off in the HostelBookers summer sale right now! Save on ensuite hotel rooms, guesthouses, villas, lodges and cosy private rooms in hostels too so check it out.   Make a splash New Harbour Service Apartments in the heart of Shanghai, China, is a 4-star hotel complete with an […]

Tips for Backpacking in Bali

Bali provides visitors with one of the best backpacking destinations in the world. With so many affordable dining, accommodation and tour options available, the opportunities are endless. An abundance of free activities are also available for backpackers in Bali, from checking out the worlds class beaches, to exploring the vibrant and bustling market scenes. Plan your next backpacking holiday to Bali and have the adventure of a lifetime without blowing your budget. Dining in Bali Cheap dining options in Bali […]

Cruising for a Backpacker – Is It Worth It?

Boarding a luxurious cruise ship may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a backpacking holiday, however, it can be a very realistic option. Backpacking is generally about creating a holiday that is inexpensive, whilst still being able to visit some of the greatest destinations in the world. While initial prices of a cruise may put backpackers off considering this option, you should consider all of the inclusions that come with a cruising package. Cruise […]

Unusual Events in the UK

The UK is home to many weird and wonderful and truly varied events and a trip to the UK just wouldnít be complete without seeing some of them. Almost every weekend there is something happening somewhere, so whether you are holidaying in the British countryside or visiting for the day, get off the beaten track and have a look! The World Wellie Wanging Championships, Upperthong, West Yorkshire This rather strange sounding event takes place in Upperthong at the Village in […]

Vienna for Backpackers

By Ahmed Ahmed When it comes to the classic backpacking destinations, Austria’s capital Vienna doesn’t exactly spring to mind. The well-groomed city, famous for its coffee shops and opera house, has a reputation for being somewhat stiff. But don’t believe it for a second. As this article from apartment rental site GoWithOh.com shows, the city has a lot to offer you if you’re looking for adventure and excitement.   Rest your head As a backpacker, the last thing you probably […]

Barcelona vs Madrid

It’s an age old question. Barcelona or Madrid. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit both, and I’d recommend the same to anyone who can do so, but, if you had to choose only one, where would you go? Let’s stir it up a bit with this cool infographic from HostelBookers.com Find more info at HostelBookers.com.