August 2015

Trekking the Annapurna region in Nepal post-earthquake

In April 2015 a devastating earthquake hit the tiny mountain nation of Nepal, destroying thousands of lives and crippling much of the nation’s economy. Tourism is a huge part of Nepal’s economy, making up almost 10% of its entire revenue! A recent report by the Nepalese Government found that the Annapurna region suffered very little from the earth quake with the report suggesting that only 1% of the trekking routed were affected by the earthquake and only 3% of the […]

Finding a great room in Barcelona

I have just landed back home in London after a fantastic holiday to Barcelona with my family. Have you been to Barcelona before? If the answer to that question is no then you need to start making some travel plans as soon as possible! Flights are now so affordable that you really don’t have any excuse not to go. We managed to pick up some cheap flights but we were even luckier when we were looking for a place to […]

Finding the perfect mature traveling partner

As we get older it gets progressively harder and harder for people to form strong connections and relationships, particularly with the many priorities that exist in life. Traveling when you are much more established can be really enjoyable, particularly because people are in the best place in terms of their finances and are now looking to enjoy travelling. The only issue that exists for those that are older and single is that they are now much less socially active and […]

Illinois Online Lottery Under Attack by Federal Lawmakers

I must admit, the title is a bit misleading: not only the Illinois online lottery is under attack, but the whole online gambling industry in the United States. Illinois was the first state to start to sell its state lottery tickets through the internet, and after three years since the pilot program’s launch, House Representative Ed Sullivan has filed legislation to make it permanent. HB3870 was filed this February, was referred and re-referred to the Rules Committee, and it currently […]

How to Backpack Around Australia

Backpacking is traveling for those on a budget, and with an adventurous spirit. You don’t see a lot of backpackers out there who are gearing up to stay in fancy hotels or blow tons of money on dinners out. Backpacking is an art form, a carefully crafted form of travel that’s designed to both save money and have the most exciting, fulfilling local experience possible! So if you’re into backpacking, you’re going to love a trip to Australia. This country […]

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. […]

The Best Ways to Travel Around Australia

If you’re planning to travel to Australia, be aware that there are so many amazing places to see here that you’ll want to hit them all. It will probably be impossible to touch on every spot you’d like to visit, considering that Australia is such a massive country and continent! But the cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane along with the gorgeous beach towns, rugged coasts and adventurous outback will have you wanting to explore it all. You can see […]