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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[...]

Camping Tips for First-Time Solo Campers

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Across the way, young men and women sat around a roaring bonfire, laughing and listening to music. Their rugged trucks were parked at angles around the campsite, shielding them from the chill evening wind. Next to my beat-up four-door sedan, my own fire pit was empty and cold. When I decided to take a spontaneous solo road trip up the British Columbia coast [...]

A beginner's guide to La Paz, Mexico

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I recently found myself on the Baja Peninsula, in La Paz, Mexico with a few days to kill before a camping trip on nearby Isla Espiritu Santo. I was pleasantly surprised by this sleepy city by the sea, and after visiting Cabo San Lucas later in the trip, I decided La Paz was much more my speed! I found Cabo to be very Americanized, with lots of drunken Gringo[...]

50 Must See Places in the Western United States

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This summer I returned to my home country after living in the Far East and embarked on a month long road trip through the Western United States, experiencing my homeland like I never dreamed: through a Great American Road trip. Coming from the East Coast originally, I have spent many long hours experiencing the open highways of America. However, much of t[...]

10 Instagrammers that will make you want to Road Trip

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Summer is slowly slipping away, ladies, and if you're looking for a fun and easy way to seize the last of the sun, then look no further than a road trip. Nothing quite beats loading up your car with everything you need for a week or so, planning your journey, getting lost, camping en route and stopping off at random spots along the way. With the sun flooding[...]

A Picture-Book Experience of Canada: Killarney Provincial Park

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Why do people come to this place?, I ask my captain during a boat cruise around the Georgian Bay, Ontario. I don't know – it's very peaceful here, but I guess they come for the scenery, he answers. And he is right, the scenery in this part of Canada is worth the five hour drive from Toronto. The little town of Killarney and Killarney Provincial Park are like[...]

Gone Sea Kayaking: A Weekend in Oban

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It is not often that we get an exceptionally sunny and warm Spring weekend in Scotland, but when it happens I am the first to get long for adventure. Not too long ago it was such a weekend, so my boyfriend and I rented a car and drove north. We had our minds set on a little Scottish coastal town not too far from Glasgow but special enough to get away from it[...]

Our top 10 Travelette-y Glamping Destinations

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I love being outdoors, nature, hiking and everything that goes with it. Well all, except actual camping. I can manage for a night or two but I won't be very happy. There is something about sleeping in a tent on the floor or in a caravan that just makes me feel very uncomfortable and claustrophobic. Add to this having to walk through Hippo-infested areas in o[...]

Camping with Elephants in Zimbabwe

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Think You Know Animals? I like to think that I know African animals. I grew up in Zimbabwe and I often visited areas that were teeming with elephants, giraffe, zebra and more. I can tell you fifteen ways that leopards differ to cheetahs, apart from the fact that their spots are different. I know the sound impalas make during mating season. I know what a g[...]