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What NOT to Pack – 10 Items You’ll NEVER Need Overseas

Posted by on 7:32 pm in Blog, Travel Tips | 13 comments

What NOT to Pack – 10 Items You’ll NEVER Need Overseas

There’s no greater burden to a traveler than having too much luggage. It’s awkward on public transport, inconvenient to drag across town, and airlines will hit you with extra fees. You’re less likely to travel off the beaten path with all that weight, and it’s difficult to find your things when and as you need.

Many people think that if you want to travel light it’s what you pack that matters. But on the contrary, it’s largely about what you don’t pack.

The following are 10 items you’ll never need overseas. It’s pointless extra weight because you’ll never use them – let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree!

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4 Beaches in Dubrovnik You Shouldn’t Miss

Posted by on 4:33 pm in Blog, Croatia, Guest Blogs & Traveler Interviews | 20 comments

4 Beaches in Dubrovnik You Shouldn’t Miss

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and follow the amazing scent of aromatic herbs and pine trees. You will no doubt find yourself on the Adriatic coast, in a city that has been named one of Europe’s most interesting historical destinations – the city of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik is famous for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Though it is also famous for the crystal clear waters and endless shimmer of the Adriatic Sea, and many mysterious beaches lie beyond the city walls.

Beaches here are versatile, and there is something to please both sand and party lovers, or those that love the romance of hidden rocky bays. The Croatian coast is one of the main reasons Dubrovnik is among the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Even if you prefer taking a dip in a swimming pool over the sea, the opportunity to plunge into the azure Adriatic may just change your mind.

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6 Hidden Fees Airlines No Longer Care About Disguising

Posted by on 10:58 pm in Blog, Money | 22 comments

6 Hidden Fees Airlines No Longer Care About Disguising

The airline industry has been struggling to make money since the beginning of flight. But because of their mismanagement, the consumer now has to pay.

Although certain perks such as comfortable seats and WiFi may be worth the extra charges, the escalating fees airlines are now charging have become a joke. The industry has gone above and beyond to charge passengers for everything from the aisle seat to printing a boarding pass. And when you add up these airline fees, you’ll be surprised at how quickly your money accrues.

Many of the following fees used to be hidden. Though now many airlines don’t even bother disguising them.

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[WATCH] This 3 Minute Video Will Make You Jump on a Flight to Canada

Posted by on 5:34 pm in Adventure, Blog, Canada | 20 comments

[WATCH] This 3 Minute Video Will Make You Jump on a Flight to Canada

We spent three weeks exploring the Canadian Rockies. From Banff to Mount Robson, Icefall canyon to the Bugaboos.

We hiked and boated, played disc and checked out the hotsprings. We heli hiked and skied while marveling at everything this incredible country has to offer.

This is the best of Canada in three minutes. I guarantee after watching it you’ll be convinced to jump on a flight!

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Visiting the Most Famous Mosque in China; Dongguan Great Mosque, Xining

Posted by on 4:06 pm in Blog, China, Culture | 21 comments

Visiting the Most Famous Mosque in China; Dongguan Great Mosque, Xining

It’s hard not to notice the Great Mosque on a stroll of Dongguan Street, Xining. And with magnificent islamic architecture that combines together towers, a palace-like prayer hall, and a dazzling green Arabian-style dome, it’s hard not to walk past without being drawn in.

Built on a grand scale combining both Chinese traditional architectural art and Islamic architectural features, this is the biggest mosque in Qinghai Province, and one of the one of the four great mosques in Northwestern China.

A visit to Dongguan Great Mosque Xining offers a fascinating insight into Chinese Muslim culture. This is arguably the most famous Islamic Mosque in China.

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Game Watching Adventures in South Africa’s Zululand Rhino Reserve

Posted by on 8:37 pm in Adventure, Africa, Blog, Guest Blogs & Traveler Interviews, South Africa | 20 comments

Game Watching Adventures in South Africa’s Zululand Rhino Reserve

Visiting a game lodge was high on my priority list during my recent visit to South Africa. In the limited time I had, fifteen days to be precise, my itinerary also included Durban, Cape Town and my arrival destination, Johannesburg.

Kruger National Park seemed fascinating at first, however after a little bit of homework I decided to check on some of the private game lodges which abound all over South Africa. I was initially totally unaware of the public facilities offered within Kruger and the other private game lodges, but on advice of a friend I decided to visit the lesser known Zululand Rhino Reserve.

As it turns out, this was excellent advice, and my six nights spent at the private Zebra Hills safari lodge within the reserve will remain etched in my memory forever.

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How Will Brexit Affect UK Travel?

Posted by on 10:41 pm in Blog, Opinion, UK | 20 comments

How Will Brexit Affect UK Travel?

It was a seemingly endless campaign that was at times very aggressive and bad tempered. Accusations flew between the two sides, there was even a battle of flotillas outside the Houses of Parliament. And, eventually, the unthinkable did happen against all the odds and the UK voted to leave the EU.

In the aftermath of this seismic shift there’s a great deal to be resolved, not least when the country will actually have to leave the EU. Some effects have already been felt although whether these are just temporary blips is a matter of debate. What is more certain is that once the split has occurred there will be many areas of life that will be affected.

A key one will be travel within the EU and there have been certain predictions about precisely how it could be affected.

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How to Avoid Getting Sick on Your Next Flight

Posted by on 6:16 pm in Blog, Guest Blogs & Traveler Interviews, Health, Travel Tips | 22 comments

How to Avoid Getting Sick on Your Next Flight

Forget snakes on a plane. Worry about the germs. Research shows that air travelers are at a higher risk for infection than people going about their daily lives.

The good news is that, for the most part, airplanes’ air filtration systems function well enough that you’re unlikely to contract more serious illnesses. Instead, your greatest risk is contracting the common cold or a classic case of the flu.

While that’s all well and good, it may be little comfort to people who don’t particularly want to have a cold or the flu while trying to enjoy their vacation. Luckily, it is possible to decrease your risk of infection from germs on a plane. Here’s how to maximize the chances of disembarking the plane as healthy as you boarded it.

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Things You Should Know About Staying in Australian Hotels

Posted by on 9:38 pm in Australia, Blog, Travel Accommodation, Travel Tips | 24 comments

Things You Should Know About Staying in Australian Hotels

Staying at a hotel is always exciting and fun. They’re clean, have beautiful facilities, and provide you with a new personal space with endless options for fun. Though the hotel culture in one country is not necessarily the same as the next and if you’re traveling internationally you will notice slight differences in how hotels are run.

When it comes to Australia, the following are a few necessary things you should know about staying in our hotels. These are the most common and most significant things you just must remember while planning your stay.

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Top 5 Destinations For Movie Buffs

Posted by on 2:22 pm in Blog, Book & Film Reviews | 26 comments

Top 5 Destinations For Movie Buffs

Real movie lovers realize that it’s not only the plot, music, or great direction that matter when they kick back with a film, looking forward to be transported to another world. No, a lot of the time the make or break comes down to the setting.

A number of locations around the world have proven to be popular with many movie makers, whether they are exotic spots, busy cities or rural settings. And these locales appear in our favorite films again and again. So what makes them so special and why are they chosen so often? Read on to find out.

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