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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tuscany – where the magic happens

OasiMaremma is a beautiful resort village in Tuscany, surrounded by nature, it is close to gorgeous scenery and a wonderful beach. There are many facilities there such as beautiful country style apartments, beaches, a large swimming pool complete with spa which has a jacuzzi and tanning beds. You can also relax at the restaurant, bar or pizzeria. Children are also well catered for here with games and activities in and out of the pool as well as a playground. The […]

Taking the Road Less Travelled on your Trip around the United Kingdom

If you are the kind who fancies the offbeat and quirky, the United Kingdom offers its visitors a variety of enchanting attractions that allow you to delve into the country’s rich history and culture without having to battle crowds and long queues. By hiring a car from Firefly on your trip to the UK, you will be able to embark on a memorable journey around the country without burning a hole in your pocket. The Westminster Cathedral If you are […]

Travel made easier with the right accessories

After a hard year of working away and saving all your money, one of the few luxuries we reward ourselves with is an annual holiday. Whether that’s two weeks in the sun on a beach somewhere, or a one week caravan holiday in the Cotswolds. Whatever your preferences are, this annual holiday is eagerly awaited by many. One of the biggest problems about going on holiday and some say the most stressful part of your holiday is deciding what to […]

3 New Ways to Discover London’s History

The old and the new are juxtaposed quite uniquely in the city of London. While modern amenities are easy to come by, you’ll also see exquisite architecture and other relics from days gone by. Try one of these experiences to see London’s history in a unique way. Attend a Performance at Handel House Museum At the Handel House Museum, you’ll be able to explore the place where the famous composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death in […]

What to Do With Your Travel Photos When You Get Home

Photographs are the best ways to preserve memories, and if you are going somewhere for a vacation, then certainly your camera is going to be your best friend. You naturally would want to share your travel photos with your friends once you get back home, and you might e-mail your pictures, or share them via social media. But these are some very common ways to use your travel photographs, and you can do something more creative and unique with them. […]

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Family fun

Travelling with kids can be taxing. Tiredness and over-excitement can turn even the most serene of little ones into a Tasmanian Devil, which doesn’t bode well for the parents who are trying to get everyone and their belongings where they need to be, when they need to be, and in one piece! Stress!   Family holidays do have their challenges, but overall, they’re meant to be fun, memorable events that stay with us forever. The best way of making sure […]

Cyprus by Drone

Cyprus has proven its status as a holiday destination with a culture and geography that can offer something to almost any visitor. It is the third largest Island in the Mediterranean sea and is surrounded by beautiful turquoise sea, offers mountain regions to the North and South, and is home to both Turkish and Greek culture. Its dry, warm Mediterranean climate offers some of the best holiday weather for making the most of the beautiful outdoor environment, and it’s a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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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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