Road trip safety on your adventure

Even though the motor industry has continued to develop safer cars and death and injury figures are falling, the US still has a staggering number of automobile accidents each year. Despite taking every safety precaution before hitting the gas you never know what unexpected instances may occur once out on the open the road. Drunk driving, speeding, distractions and inclement weather all affect a vehicle’s performance. Therefore, it is imperative that we are aware of our own personal safety during […]

Why You Should Visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

One of the most exciting destinations in the world is, undoubtedly, the amazing Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. While it has long been renowned by knowledgeable travelers as one of the best places to visit on the planet, it has not been until more recently that it has started to become more prominent in the mainstream awareness. Rio de Janeiro is packed full of amazing attractions and things to do and will leave a lasting impression on any tourist […]

Visiting the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos tours are unlike travelling anywhere else simply because of the rich abundance of different types of life found in this area. One trip with an experienced local guide and you’ll see why the theory of evolution was formed here. For information relating to Galapagos tours, make sure you have a look here: www.intrepidtravel.com/galapagos  

Sick and tired of hostel dorms? Try caravan travel

How many hostel dorms have you checked into in your lifetime? If you’re a regular traveller then the answer is probably a fair few! Staying in a hostel can be a bit of a gamble; it is always a mystery who you will be sharing your dorm with. Although you can opt for smaller dorm rooms to avoid sharing with strangers, these rooms get booked up pretty quickly so if you are booking last minute it is likely that you […]

The Best Ways To See London On A Short Trip

London is a vast city. Full of history, culture and architecture which it is difficult to get a complete grip on in a short space of time. For those on a flying visit to the city it is easy to miss much of what London has to offer. There are some quick ways to get a feel for London which will have you wanting to come back for more though. Get On Your Feet: Walking tours are by far the […]

Off the Beaten Track in Australia  

Australia is the both a country and a continent and as such offers a wide range of activities and experiences for adventurous travelers. You’ll find the locals incredibly friendly and helpful.  With a little planning you can really stretch your budget and experience more of the country.   Travel Australia is a very big country and to experience as much as possible, you’ll probably want to use some commercial transportation. Jet Star has frequent last minute sales and Rex airline, […]

Introducing Tangier – a gateway to Africa

A country of vibrant colours, flavoursome food and bustling souks, Morocco is an incredibly exciting country to visit. If you’re interested in travelling here, I thoroughly recommend making Tangier your port of call. Often referred to as the ‘gateway to Africa’ (thanks to the fact that it’s at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar), this city is brimming with attractions. One of the things I like most about Tangier is its mix of old and new. Its historic medina, […]

Mustang: an alternative trekking destination in Nepal

When most people think of trekking in Nepal, the likes of the Everest Base Camp trail and the Annapurna Circuit will immediately spring to mind. While these are outstanding long-distance walking routes, they are far from the only options for a holiday in Nepal. Today, we’re going to tell you about one of the other options: Mustang. This forgotten region of Nepal, which is actually part of Tibet, remains well under most travellers’ radars. In fact, until the early 1990s, […]

Where to discover China’s natural beauty

China is famous for being home to stunning historical and architectural wonders – you need only think of attractions like the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors. So amazing are these sites that it’s easy to forget that China has a wealth of natural attractions too, from unusual wonders to havens of tranquility. So, today we’re going to give you a brief rundown of some of the loveliest and most interesting natural spots to see here. Meanwhile, those of you […]

How I always manage to book hotels at the cheapest rate

When we hit the road and go travelling we always want to save money where we can, saving a few dollars each day can make the difference from being able to do amazing things. For example, when I was in Macau I was able to jump off the Macau Tower, with a bungee rope attached thankfully, because I made sure that I had saved every dollar I could along the way. One of the best places to save money is […]

Why you need travel insurance

Do you see travel insurance as an added pain to your trip? Many of us may feel it is just another added expense, but it is actually an essential when travelling.  Your transport, possessions, luggage and health are all important factors for a successful trip; it only makes sense to purchase insurance in case something was to go wrong. Depending on the type of trip you are taking, the type of travel insurance you will need varies. For example if […]

Scenic parks & gardens featured in British TV and movie scenes

Great Britain’s parks and gardens are internationally known for their refined style, and as such, they have been featured in many TV shows and movies. Don’t miss our hand-picked selection of the UK’s most scenic film locations.    More British TV parks & gardens to discover from VisitBritain This widget can be found at; http://perfectukdestination.visitbritain.com/ The Scottish Highlands Thanks to their unmatched beauty and dramatic scenery, the Scottish Highlands are a natural film location. Visitors will recognise parts of Fort […]

Rugby World Cup in Newcastle: one year to go

Being one of the UK’s most exciting cities, Newcastle is no stranger to major events. And when it comes to the world of sport, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Rugby World Cup, which Newcastle is set to host next year. The Rugby World Cup 2015 That’s right, rugby fans only have one year to go – well, more like a year and a half, if we’re splitting hairs – to see some of the most nail-biting rugby action […]

Explore the Aegean region of Turkey

Do you love a dose of culture with your beach break? The Mediterranean coast may be home to the most popular resorts for holidaymakers, but the Aegean coast of Turkey is a great bet for travellers looking for more than sun, sand and sea. From the ancient Roman city of Ephesus – home to the Temple of Artemis – to the stunning resort of Alaçati, there’s more than enough to keep even the most active of traveller’s happy. What’s more, […]

What Not To Miss On An Arctic Expedition

The Arctic is an amazing place to discover on a holiday, with its rugged, unspoilt landscapes, incredible wildlife and breathtaking coastline. While many people think of Arctic tours as little more than an opportunity to see majestic polar bears, there is a lot more to look out for on these trips. We’re going to highlight a few of the top things to see and do on an expedition to the Arctic. Spot polar bears Of course you can’t visit the […]

Selected online activities to do while backpacking

So you’ve boarded the plane and are now jetting off to an exotic destination – but what can you do with your down time? Here are five tips on passing the time online for travelers.   While the thought of backpacking conjures up images of donning your walking boots and getting in touch with nature in The Outback, or scaling the Great Wall of China, have you thought about what to do while you’re at rest? Taking your laptop or […]

Thomas Cook uses Twitter to tweak your Vacation

Harness the power of Thor! Ok, so Twitter is no Thor’s hammer but it has been transformed a little into becoming a pocket travel agent. As a backpacker I look for ways to make my life easier especially in unfamiliar territory. Thomas Cook created a Twitter system that allows you to tweet their “Holidays’ to Go!” to find insider info and holiday deals. I didn’t think that a global system would respond back to me but by sending @TCOffers a […]

Prepare to Travel to Las Vegas and (hopefully) Win a Fortune!

Las Vegas is still the place to go if you want to have a great time at the casino. The array of casinos available is endless. They all have atmosphere, are fun, entertaining and can even be profitable. However, before you get there, you may need to brush up on your gaming skills. There is nothing better than going into a casino with enough knowledge to give you the chance to win that big prize. In order to increase your […]

Top city breaks for artists

Some artists work best in quiet, secluded places, but others thrive when everything around them is buzzing. A thriving arts scene, creative atmosphere, and abundance of galleries to look at and draw inspiration from can all be valuable creative triggers. There are a number of cities around the world with plenty to offer for artistic holidaymakers. Taking a city break can be a great chance not only to produce new and interesting artwork, but to inject your future art with […]

Galapagos Getaway

Are you in the need of that secluded island getaway? Well Gecko Adventures has the perfect solution for you; they are currently offering an amazing sale to the hidden Galapagos Islands.  These lesser known islands are located just shy 1000km off the South American coast and are a part of continental Ecuador. With a small population that is predominantly Spanish speaking you will be able to practise your language skills as you meet some of the locals and experience island […]

How to have a stress free holiday in Zante

Zante is such a popular destination that even if you haven’t visited the place I am sure that you know someone who has. The sun is always shining and everyone there just seems to be in a good mood and happy about life, why wouldn’t you be? You’re next to the beautiful beaches, with great weather and amazing food to eat! It has now been a favourite of people from the UK for many, many years. Each year thousands of […]

Staying healthy when backpacking in Africa

Backpacking is a great way to explore foreign countries, however, when visiting exotic locations, such as Africa, there are sensible precautions you should take in order to stay healthy. Africa is home to some of the deadliest diseases in the world, including tuberculosis, malaria and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) leading to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Medical kit Doctors and hospitals are few and far between in remote areas of Africa so it’s essential to pack a comprehensive first aid and […]

What are package holidays and their advantages?

People love to holiday and when they picture themselves in popular holiday destinations, they talk about package holidays. What is a package holiday? Let’s have a look at what is a package holiday. Whenever you go for a holiday overseas it is not only the hotel accommodation that you have to pay for there are other elements also included in the package. Flights add up to a costly element in the package. In case you are flying more than 5 […]

The Best Sites and Attractions in Tenerife

For those of you that have been lucky enough to visit Tenerife you will know just how amazing the place is and what a fantastic choice it is for a holiday. If you haven’t been yet, then why not? The sunshine and beaches are waiting for you right now, it is just a couple of hours away on plane. If you booked your holiday now you could be lounging on the beach, forgetting about the horrible weather and stresses of […]

Cancun to Costa Rica

If you’re looking for a trip of at least a month that takes in fabulous beaches, mountain scenery, indigenous and colonial history, great nightlife and tasty meals, try this for size – a journey down through Central America. It can get pretty wild along the way, but the start and end points are well-developed cities with easy transport connections. San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, is a great spot for nightlife with a fantastic casino scene. It’s like Vegas for backpackers, […]

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