Travel Tips

How the Internet killed the spontaneity of travel

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You have a one week vacation and you want to make the most of it. You've spent all this year's savings on this holiday - and it will be amazing. Everything is already booked. You'll start off by taking the flight to Florence where you have booked a spectacular room in the city center. It was expensive, but it will be worth it when looking at the reviews. [...]

Is this Region in Europe the best for family travel?

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It is no secret that we are fans of the Brabant region in the Netherlands, we've proved it here and here. Since I knew the journey here to be quick and easy I also brought my little son with me on our last trip and was curious to see if Brabant would deliver when it comes to traveling with small children. I did already know, from countless personal experienc[...]

A 20 step beginners guide to trekking

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Hiking and trekking is becoming more and more popular and is no longer a way of travel that only appeals to those who know how to make up a fire or can survive several days without food in the forest. It is promoted and available to the masses, who are largely a bunch of real beginners. And it is a truly amazing way to travel. It is cheap, you use your own b[...]

10 tips to backpack with comfort & style

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Last time I went backpacking in Asia - I mean properly with no plan or time-limit and only the idea that this was to be the start of something new -  I was 18. It was right after I finished school. I got butterflies in my stomach whenever I saw a surf dude, my mum had forced me to buy a terribly ugly pair of Ecco sandals and my backpack was so big that I nee[...]

Overcoming Fear: traveling overseas, alone and for the first time

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As a Guatemalan, I still cannot figure out why since I was a teenager I have always felt fascinated by India and its culture; nevertheless, one of my biggest dreams was always to go visit. In 2012, while finalizing a project at work the travel bug hit me hard and I rejected another job offer just to go to India. I thought, if I don't it now, I never will! [...]

How to Travel the Philippines on a Budget

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The Philippines is one of the least visited countries in Southeast Asia, and this is mostly because the archipelagic nation is only accessible by plane. Do not let this stop you though. Getting there will have you realizing that the Philippines is indeed one of the premier travel destinations in the world. You will love that it is great for solo travelers to[...]

Yes, it's still OK to visit Major Tourist Attractions

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Yes, you read the title right, and yes I'm letting you know that contrary to what most top travel blogs will say these days, it's perfectly ok to visit whatever monument or museum you've had your heart set on, no matter how photographed and popular it may be. “But everyone says to adventure off the beaten track and now you’re saying I should still make t[...]

4 Packing Tips to Nail looking Stylish & being Comfy

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Traveling in style need not necessarily mean that you have to lug around tons of luggage and pack your whole wardrobe for a vacation. Travel style can be versatile and customized to your preference, only if you can decide on a few solid pieces of clothing or essential accessories to build your look on. Over-packing accessories can prove to be a waste of t[...]

10 Reasons to Travel During Off Season

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There's nothing good about the end of summer - except of course that the best time to travel starts right now! Everybody likes a good summer vacation, but to be honest, traveling during the peak season can be a drag. After all, you're not the only one who's had that idea! If you're lucky enough to take time off outside the standard school holidays (sorry,[...]