Travel Tips

7 Tips for hiking the Great Wall of China

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You can’t visit Beijing without making a stop at the Great Wall of China. One of the Wonders of the World, the Wall is over 13,000 miles long and 2000 years old. There’s restored sections of the Wall where you can visit without getting dirty, but if you really want to experience the Great Wall of China, I recommend taking a hike! Hiking out in the “wild” [...]

12 things all travelers should do to travel smart and securely

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Staying safe while traveling is always our biggest concern. Sure, the fun, the frolics and the adventure will come... but we don't want any of the fun being ruined by a mishap that could easily be avoided. Keeping your wits about you is always the number one way to travel smart and securely, but sometimes we all need a helping hand to make sure our travels d[...]

How to Travel Iceland on a Budget

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Forget tropical holidays, sundresses and straw hats. The new country in fashion calls for just about the opposite. You’ve seen it, you’ve heard of it, you might have even dreamed of it. Yes, it’s Iceland. It’s the breathtaking, ever-changing, untouched views of nature, the northern lights, the wildlife, the rarity of it all. A small country with a population[...]

10 Adventures to put on your Barcelona bucket list

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'Ser la leche' is a Catalan phrase used commonly as in 'today will be la leche' or today will be an excellent day. I couldn't agree more with this phrase as it pertains to every day in Barcelona. This Spanish city truly oozes with pleasure, passion, history, and the most exquisite tapas and vino in the Mediterranean. Barcelona is my favorite city in t[...]

Top tips to get the best out of the Iguazu Falls

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Wow. That was my first impression of the Iguazu falls and I assume probably of everyone else who has ever visited them. Even with all the facts and figures to hand (it’s four times as tall and twice as wide as Niagara Falls, with 553 cubic feet of water pouring down 275 separate cascades per second), it’s hard to convey the immensity and impact of thi[...]

10 things I Learnt from Traveling on a Van

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On my trip to New Zealand earlier this year, I drove a camper van for the very first time. I drove it around both the wide open New Zealand countryside and through the cramped, hilly cities. It was fantastic, fun and scary at times. I learned a lot on this trip, both about operating a camper van and all the practical knowledge that comes with that, and about[...]

How to Travel Iceland With Kids

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Let's face it – traveling with kids is never easy. All the extra things you have to remember to bring, like favourite teddy bears and spare clothes in case of an accident, soon add up. It's also the most rewarding thing you can do with your children. Seeing those wide eyes fill with wonder, when your child, say, sees a huge waterfall for the first time, is p[...]

How To Create the Perfect Itinerary

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I’ve only ever met two kinds of traveler in my life: Those who plan their trips down to the tiniest detail, and those who love discovering the beauty of new places by chance. There is nothing wrong with either of those two options, but as hard as I try to be a little spontaneous, in my heart I guess I will always stay the thorough planner and strategist [...]

Unboxing Hawaii - 10 reasons to visit the Aloha State

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If you pronounce Hawaii properly it's Hawai-i with a double-i, that sounds like the mating call of a colourful and rare bird - sweet, light and darn seductive. So I followed it. Graciously invited by GoHawaii, I went on a 5-day-long island-hopping trip to three of the eight main islands of Hawaii: Maui, Oahu and the Big Island. A trip to find that bird. [...]

Drawing on experience: inspiration for your travel journal

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I always try and keep a travel journal when I go on a big trip or spend time in a new place. It can be joyous to go back and read what my 17-year-old self felt about being hit by a blanket of heat when arriving in Delhi. Or about how in my first week in Moscow I sat next to a Cossack on a Metro train who was wearing about 20 medals and smiling cheekily. Or a[...]