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The Best Places to Take Amazing Photos in Amsterdam

Posted by on 10:44 pm in Blog, Photo Posts, The Netherlands - Page Needed, Travel Tips, World, Writers | 1 comment

The Best Places to Take Amazing Photos in Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a beautiful city with an amazing variety of things to see and do. And if you love travel photography, getting the perfect shot will most likely be at the top of your list.

From it’s seventeenth-century buildings and canals, to impressive museums and joint-smoking alien sculptures, few cities meld history with modern urban flair like Amsterdam, and this is a fantastic place to be a photographer.
Best known as the home of Anne Frank, this home of 2,431,000 friendly residents invites you to visit the city that takes its name from its famous canals built on the Amstel River. The following are great photography locations for shooting throughout Amsterdam. Head here if you’re looking to travel like a photographer and not a tourist.

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Healthy Travel Tips: Ways to Stay Healthy BEFORE Travel. Avoid Getting Sick Overseas

Posted by on 8:30 am in Blog, Healthy Travel, Travel Tips | 83 comments

Healthy Travel Tips: Ways to Stay Healthy BEFORE Travel. Avoid Getting Sick Overseas

There are a myriad of articles online providing tips for staying healthy while traveling abroad; stay active, wash your hands, eat well, be cautious of the tap water. However staying healthy should start at home, before you depart for overseas.

Travel can put real pressure on our immune system, even if it’s for fun; the stress, breaking the routine, “plastic” inflight food, jet lag, exposure to sick people, and environmental toxins. These all take their toll.

So while washing hands with soap and using hand sanitizer while you’re away are all great tips, these practices won’t stop you from getting sick if you have a weak immune system before you go. A strong immune system will keep you healthy despite everyone else coughing and sneezing around you, and will protect you from that bacteria circling through the airline A/C.

So it’s important to take care of your immune system whether traveling for business or pleasure. And, if you prefer to spend your time abroad doing what you love rather than being sick in bed, there are a few things you can do to prepare your immune system by staying healthy before you travel.

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How to Plan a Budget Trip to Europe

Posted by on 8:58 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, World | 11 comments

How to Plan a Budget Trip to Europe

Europe is one of those destinations where you could easily spend $400 a night on a standard hotel room, or throw down $20 for a burger, and there’s no doubt that the expensive reputation of some European cities can be intimidating for first time visitors. It’s not always the cheapest getaway.

Yet Europe is one of the most iconic backpacking destinations in the world and continues to welcome millions of budget travelers touring the continent with very little cash to spend.

These travelers know that even the most expensive cities have room to economize, and that if you’re willing to sacrifice a little comfort and convenience, Europe doesn’t have to break the bank.

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The Best Places to Photograph the Eiffel Tower (or Catch an Amazing View)

Posted by on 1:37 am in Blog, France, Photo Posts, Romantic Journey, Travel Tips, World, Writers | 10 comments

The Best Places to Photograph the Eiffel Tower (or Catch an Amazing View)

The Eiffel Tower truly is one of the most iconic, most visited and most photographed landmarks in France, and if you love travel photography, getting the perfect shot will most likely be at the top of your list.

Situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, whether you’re cruising past it on the Seine, climbing to the roof of a nearby Cathedral, or standing directly below it, there are a million ways to get a shot of the Eiffel Tower, and it’s quite easy to take a great photo here. Though this is one of the most photographed landmarks in the world, so what’s not always easy is taking an interesting one. As a tourist, it’s difficult to capture a unique angle which the world hasn’t already seen.

The following are great photography locations for shooting the Eiffel Tower. Head here if you’re looking to travel like a photographer and not a tourist.

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Things to Keep in Mind for a South African Safari

Posted by on 9:21 am in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, South Africa, World | 8 comments

Things to Keep in Mind for a South African Safari

Many of us dream of going on safari at least once in our lives. To see the exotic landscape and get up close and personal with beautiful and majestic animals really is the experience of a lifetime.

South Africa is a great destination to choose for all of this, and if you want to make the most of it, these tips will help you to maximise the magic.

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Beautiful Beach Camping Destinations in Australia for the Summer

Posted by on 11:03 am in Adventure Travel, Australia, Blog, Budget Travel, Eco Tourism, Travel Accommodation, World | 6 comments

Beautiful Beach Camping Destinations in Australia for the Summer

These beach camping destinations around Australia are gorgeous, and they’re some of my favourites. Here’s where to go to sleep (and wake up!) this summer by the sea.

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland: You’ll find a gorgeous array of beach camping sites in the Whitsundays, but one of the standouts is Whitehaven.

Pristine white sands and glistening blue waters await, with the campsite and toilets nestled in the bush just metres back from the beach. It’s only small (with seven sites), so book early to grab a spot.

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Tibet

Posted by on 8:36 am in Blog, China, World, Writers | 12 comments

How to Spend 48 Hours in Tibet

Tibet is a beautiful area within China* that is home to its own unique culture, style, and landscape. This fascinating place is the perfect destination for adventurers and travelers of all kinds! You’ll find ancient history, beautiful surroundings, and religiously-inclined locals who are happy and kind.

*Tibetans say their country is an independent nation: the Chinese government says it is part of China. Read more about the Tibetan sovereignty debate.

Here’s how you can visit the highlights of Tibet in 48 hours.

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Why Every Traveler Needs the Go Pillow: The Easiest Way to Travel With Your Pillow From Home!

Posted by on 11:27 am in Blog, Equipment Reviews, Road Trips, Travel Accommodation, Travel Tips | 26 comments

Why Every Traveler Needs the Go Pillow: The Easiest Way to Travel With Your Pillow From Home!

“When it comes to travel, if you don’t snooze, you lose, and that’s why your own pillow is probably the smartest item you can stuff into your carry on tote, suitcase or back of the car when traveling for any length of time. Even one night spent embracing an offensive pillow can mess with your rest and make you crabby and sluggish!”

But there are a couple of issues here. Pillows are bulky, and don’t often fit into your bag. And it’s difficult to maneuver trains, buses, taxis, and other forms of transport when you already have your hands full, and then try to stuff a pillow into the mix. Of course you drop it. And now your favorite pillow is dirty and wet. And probably smells like old beer.

Though there is a solution to our travel pillow woes!! An Australian woman named Di Tipper has created the Go Pillow Case – a product which is so simple that it’s genius, and means everyone can travel with ease with their pillow from home. It might sound like an oxymoron, but the brilliance of the Go Pillow means that you can now travel light, with a full size pillow!!

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Legal Travel to Cuba For Americans

Posted by on 3:48 pm in Blog, Cuba, Travel Tips | 67 comments

Legal Travel to Cuba For Americans

Cuba tourism is booming, and all American’s can now legally travel to Cuba – with some limitations.

American travelers have been restricted from visiting Cuba for years now due to a trade embargo preventing the US from spending money on the island, and while “tourist travel” is still prohibited, travel restrictions are now less severe, and any American wishing to travel to Cuba may do so for one of 12 reasons.

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Top 10 Classic European Ski Resorts

Posted by on 9:56 pm in Adventure Travel, Austria Page Needed, Blog, France, Italy, Luxury Lifestyle, Switzerland, World | 26 comments

Top 10 Classic European Ski Resorts

If you’re planning on hitting the slopes this winter, Europe is home to some of the World’s most iconic ski resorts. And while skiing might have originated in Norway and Sweden, it’s the southern ski destinations that have cemented their names as a classic.

“From Ernest Hemingway in the 1920’s and James Bond in the 1980’s to the snowboarders of today, the mighty Alps provide both framework and backdrop for skiing in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.” You’ll find reliable snow, vast skiing terrains, legendary night life and family friendly facilities. There are Michelin-starred restaurants, five-star hotels and destination spas with ultra-luxury chalets.

Europe has literally hundreds of ski resorts to choose from, though only a couple of classics. Here are our favorite top 10.

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