August 2013

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Hitting The Waves In Morocco

Morocco is rapidly becoming one of the most popular countries for keen surfers to visit. Surfers from all over the world flock to Morocco every year to experience some of the best surfing conditions that are available. This spectacular country offers visitors uncrowned beaches and breaks, inexpensive living, tasty foods, welcoming locals and excellent surfing opportunities. Situated in North Africa, Morocco boasts a stunning coastline measuring a staggering 3500km in length. Surfers are in for a real treat as there […]

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On a shoestring – money saving tips for budget backpackers

There’s no doubt that taking time out to go on an extended backpacking trip is one of the best things that you can do. Opening yourself up to new cultures, new experiences and new friends. However, to make the most of this fantastic opportunity you’ll need to ensure that your funds are sufficient enough to cover all of your expenses. No easy task in today’s exciting and demanding backpacking world! Pick an affordable destination The easiest way to reduce your […]

The Top 3 Things To See In Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a Central Asian country with an area almost the same as that of Spain. Turkmenistan has an omnipresent dual persona.   The gold statues, lavish palaces in the capital and marble monuments in Turkmenistan are as captivating as the deep mysticism and legend that hangs over ancient ruins and pilgrimage sites. To inspire your trip to this ancient country, here are 3 things to see in Turkmenistan that you would not want to miss. 1. Ruins Of Nissa […]

Getting Around New Zealand

In a country with so many things to see and do, it’s just as important to figure out how to get around New Zealand as it is to decide where to go! Picking an efficient and cost-effective mode of transportation for your trip around New Zealand will save you time and hassle, leaving you free to enjoy your holiday. Here are our picks for the best transportation options to get you around New Zealand at your own speed: Caravan New […]

Backpackers: how to stay safe and healthy whilst you’re away

Backpacking is one of the most enriching and life-changing experiences you can undertake. But, like all forms of travel, it comes with an array of potential risks. There’s always a chance, particularly if you’re travelling through multiple foreign countries, that illness or theft will disrupt your trip. However, by being prepared and alert you can ensure your trip remains trouble-free.   Staying healthy It’s easy to forget when you’re witnessing some of the most beautiful sights in the world that […]

Important Packing Tips For Backpackers

The world is a big open space waiting to be explored! Deciding to go on a backpacking adventure can be the most exhilarating time in a persons life. It truly is one of the most educating and eye-opening experience that life has to offer. As well as been extremely exciting, the idea of leaving home for a lengthy period of time  can be quite daunting. Packing for the trip can become stressful if you are not informed of some tips […]

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Banthai Beach Resort & Spa: Luxury Accommodation at an Affordable Price

Have you ever had the experience of staying in a top class luxury hotel and felt like you never wanted to leave? We recently felt this way during our stay at the Banthai Beach Resort and Spa Hotel in Phuket. Located right in the heart of lively Patong, the hotel is nestled in a quiet and peaceful area that looks out into the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. It has everything on its doorstep and is an excellent location for […]

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Hiking Into Hell: Volcano Hotspots

Volcanoes are some of the most awesome and intense geologic features on Earth. There are thousands of them around the world, from the steep symmetrical cones of stratovolcanoes such as the iconic Mount Fuji in Japan or Mount Rainier in Washington to the glowing calderas flowing with lava, such as Mauna Loa in Hawaii, the largest shield volcano and the largest active volcano, in the world. For geology-buffs and adrenalin-junkies, planning a trip to hike a volcano begins with deciding […]

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How To Plan, Prepare and Enjoy a Long Bus Journey

There is no doubt that at some stage of your life you will have to endure an extended bus trip of some sort. These trips can range from anything from 5 hours all the way to mind boggling 48+ hours trips. The length of time more than likely depends on what country or part of the world you are travelling in. It must be remembered though that bus journeys should be a memorable affair. It’s definitely one of the best methods to […]

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How To Avoid a Sore Back While Backpacking

At some stage, we all run into a few back pains and problems while travelling for extended periods of backpacking. It’s par for the course and something that we just have to put up with from time to time. Our backs start to rebel against the weight of our packs. However, having a sore back doesn’t mean that you have to give up travelling. There are some precautions you must take however, if you plan on continuing to travel with […]

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Berlin Vacation Tips

If you are thinking of taking a trip to Europe at any stage during the year, then you should seriously consider Berlin as a possible choice. Why Berlin you may wonder? Well, first and foremost, Berlin is a wonderful city to explore. It’s Germany’s capital as well as being the largest city in the country as well. The climate is nice and cool for most of the year, so it makes a wonderful city for tourists to come and visit. […]

Must See Attractions in Egypt

When anyone hears the word “Egypt,” the pyramids automatically spring to mind. However, there is so much more to see as well as the almighty pyramids.   Egypt is considered the top destination in the world for visitors who want to see breath-taking monuments and historical attractions. Egypt is situated in North Africa and has developed in recent years in order to cater for the large volume of tourists that flock there each year. It is now home to some […]

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Brussels: Where The King Lives vs. Where The King Works

Guest Post by Maria Kruk, an author for Belgium.net One can say that Brussels is a heart of Belgium, but in sober fact it is a core of entire European Union thanks to numerous head-quarters and institutions based in this city precisely. Thereby, it is a popular travel destination, the political image of which is greatly contrasted with its cultural attractions. No one can deny that there are plenty things to do and to see while touring the city. One […]

Meet Madeira’s prettiest seaside villages

The island of Madeira has always been popular as a holiday destination, and rightly so. Not only is it very easy to grab a cheap holiday in Maderia, it’s known for its rugged landscape and gorgeous weather, it has a reputation as a veritable island paradise. But when the remoteness of the countryside or the beach becomes too much, it’s time to head to one of the port towns peppered around the edge of Madeira. There’s plenty going on, but here […]

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Stress Free UK Airport Parking

Airports in the UK have seen an increase in the number of people who are passing through them. Whether it be a weekend break in Europe or a two week holiday in the sun, there is a greater percentage of people who are travelling from the UK to various oversea destinations. Planning a foreign trip is undoubtedly exciting but may get a little stressful if you let things get on top of you. One thing is for sure, you don’t […]

5 Things to do in Iran

Iran is often a destination neglected by Western tourists because of international relations.  Beyond the prejudices travellers will be surprised at the genuine warmness real Iran not depicted in Western Media. From the beautiful ancient cities of the Persian Empire to the rugged mountains, there is so much to be discovered about a country many don’t really know anything about. Imam Mosque This beautiful work of art is located in the former capital of Isfahan. It is regarded as one of […]

Top Five Temples in South Korea

With a long history of Buddhism, and about a quarter of the population identifying as such in the 2005 national census, South Korea has over 900 Buddhist temples across the nation. Many of these are nestled within the country’s mountains, in locations believed to have the best feng shui of the area. As a result, these temples provide a haven and a welcome escape from Korea’s bustling cities. However, this doesn’t mean they are difficult to get to, as most […]

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23 Backpacking Tips To Make Life Easier On The Road

How many of us have bought that massive 70+ liter backpack and proceeded to fill it to the brim? Hands up! Yeah, this is one of the biggest mistakes that we can make as backpackers. The theory is simple: you will always completely fill up whatever size backpack you have. So in order to combat this, the best thing to do is to buy the smallest one you think you can manage with. This can be a very difficult thing […]