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How to Plan an Easy and Amazing Trip to Adelaide

Posted by on 1:03 am in Australia, Blog | 2 comments

How to Plan an Easy and Amazing Trip to Adelaide

Planning a trip to Adelaide?

This is a bustling city full of sophistication, culture, fine art & cuisine, though with just as many natural wonders to explore. It’s a hub of city life and cultural activity, though with it’s close proximity to the sea, and beautiful natural surrounds, there are multiple options for the great outdoors.

It’s quirky, and has quickly become the lifestyle capital of Australia. Regardless of your interests, Adelaide has something incredible in store.

We’ve put together the following guide to make your time in Adelaide easy and amazing.

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Is Your Car Road Trip Ready? 5 Most Important Vehicle Checks Before Driving Off

Posted by on 4:20 pm in Blog, Road Trips, Travel Tips | 6 comments

Is Your Car Road Trip Ready? 5 Most Important Vehicle Checks Before Driving Off

Road trips can make for an amazing adventure, even if it’s only for a short amount of time. But have you ever wondered if your car is ok for a road trip? Or what you should check before driving off?

As easy as it is to just jump in the car and drive, road trips do require a little bit of prior planning, and there are some important checks you should run to ensure your safety.

The following are 5 tips on making sure your car is road trip ready; 5 most important vehicle checks before driving off.

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Romantic Jamaica: Top Hotels in Jamaica for a Romantic Stay (or a Honeymoon!)

Posted by on 12:11 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Romantic Journey | 11 comments

Romantic Jamaica: Top Hotels in Jamaica for a Romantic Stay (or a Honeymoon!)

Many couples choose to visit Jamaica, the ideal place to relax your mind, body, and soul – the perfect place to enjoy a wonderfully simple romantic holiday.

Jamaica is a beautiful place to explore with your partner, where you can enjoy average temperatures of 80-degrees, but if relaxing at your hotel or resort, soaking up the sun is more your style, that’s perfect too.

To help you choose the perfect spot for your romantic getaway, here are some of the top romantic resorts.

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Why Hanami Season is the Best Time to Visit Japan

Posted by on 12:32 am in Blog, Japan | 46 comments

Why Hanami Season is the Best Time to Visit Japan

One of the most colorful seasons in Japan is Hanami; a season where the country’s famous cherry blossoms put on a spectacular show, a show cherished by tourists and locals alike. Groups gather in city parks to bathe in the pink atmosphere of the flowering cherry and plum trees, and spring parties are thrown which can last well into the night.

The Hanami season begins in March and lasts until late May, and fortunately, some of Japan’s most iconic cities are also the best places to witness the flowering spectacle. But the cherry blossoms are fleeting, and most cities only offer a short window of 2-3 weeks (you can check online flower forecasts to find peak viewing times across the country).

We therefore decided it was best to head on an organized tour. And the great thing for anyone wishing to catch the cherry blossoms in 2018, is that Luxury Escapes is offering 40% off the tour we chose.

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Vietnam Must See: Incredible Places to Go in Vietnam

Posted by on 3:37 pm in Blog, Vietnam | 28 comments

Vietnam Must See: Incredible Places to Go in Vietnam

When you imagine a tour of Vietnam, what visions come to mind? Perhaps wild jungles, white sandy beaches, and fantastic street food? Breathtaking natural beauty, ancient history, and adrenaline pumping activities?

Vietnam is home to a wealth of destinations that will seduce every type of traveler, and with a diverse mix of everything mentioned above, travel here quickly becomes addictive.

Situated between the South China Sea and Cambodia borders, the narrow country punches well above its weight when it comes to unforgettable experiences. Here are 7 places you can’t afford to miss.

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Take on a Role with Street Child and Visit a Country as More Than Just a Tourist!

Posted by on 11:50 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Nepal, Volunteer Travel | 22 comments

Take on a Role with Street Child and Visit a Country as More Than Just a Tourist!

Kathmandu is a myriad of experiences: it’s dusty and beautiful, chaotic and serene, all at once. But one thing is definite: you’ll never discover all of it if you head here as just a tourist.

Come as an international volunteer, however, and you’ll get to discover the city’s secrets, learn its culture, and experience something so much more than a holiday.

Hannah, from Perth, Australia, is two months into a three-month research volunteer opportunity with UK-based charity Street Child, and she can’t believe how quickly her time in Nepal’s capital city has flown by.

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Sicily

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Sicily

Thinking of a beautiful Mediterranean island for your next holiday? Perhaps one that sits off the toe of Italy? Seductively beautiful and perfectly placed in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily should be at the top of your list.

Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, and has long seduced travelers with its natural wonders and cultural treasures. It boasts wonderful weather, and a diverse range of culinary influences. Natural wonders abound here, and the juxtaposition of sea, volcano and mountain scenery makes a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities. The island is full of history, bursting at the seams with ancient artistic and architectural gems. When it comes to ancient Greek architecture, Sicily actually rivals Greece.

There are many incredible reasons to visit Sicily. The following are to name just a few.

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The Best Restaurants in Manila: Where to Eat in the Philippines Capital City

Posted by on 10:48 pm in Blog, Food, Philippines | 24 comments

The Best Restaurants in Manila: Where to Eat in the Philippines Capital City

When I visited Manila, the one thing which blew me away was the culinary scene. Year by year, Manila’s local food scene has been flourishing, and it’s clear that mealtime reigns supreme in the capital of the Philippines.

Filipino cuisine has new legs to stand on thanks to a number of innovative and passionate Manila-based chefs who are not afraid to push boundaries. And there are now so many incredible places to eat.

Whether they’re flying in produce from far flung places, or staying true to locally sourced ingredients, it’s is an exciting time to dine in Manila. The following are not only the best restaurants in Manila for your taste buds, but also your meticulously curated Instagram feeds.

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Ambience Burleigh Beach Review: Huge Discounts on Luxury Apartments for a Gold Coast Getaway

Posted by on 8:20 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog | 18 comments

Ambience Burleigh Beach Review: Huge Discounts on Luxury Apartments for a Gold Coast Getaway

Who says you can’t travel with all the comforts of home? Summer in Australia is fast approaching, and the Gold Coast is the country’s top coastal destination. An iconic Australian beach city famous for surf, sand, and sun.

And when it comes to choosing accommodation, we highly recommend an apartment; something which offers you ample space to lay out after an exhausting (but exhilerating!) day, and facilities that make a beach getaway easy; like your own laundry, kitchen, and a private balcony.

One of our favorites for contemporary self-catering apartments is Ambience on Burleigh Beach, in a convenient beachfront location between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta.

Fronting what is easily the best beach on the Gold Coast, it’s also a great base for more theme parks than you could ask for, as well as access to Queenslands most beautiful national parks.

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Heel That Pain: How to Relieve Sore Feet After Walking All Day

Posted by on 12:09 am in Blog, Healthy Travel, Travel Tips, Writers | 26 comments

Heel That Pain: How to Relieve Sore Feet After Walking All Day

Whether you’ve traveled for an active adventure, or urban exploration, a very common goal among travelers is to get the most out of every day. After-all, you have limited vacation days, and you’ve traveled to an exotic location – you want to experience as much as possible.

But there’s no denying that moving around all day comes with one downside— tired and sore feet. A long day of traveling, sightseeing, and walking will definitely take it’s toll.

Many travelers experience soreness, pain, and foot fatigue overseas, and it can be especially difficult if you’re wondering how you can possibly head out again tomorrow.

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what to do to alleviate foot pain so you can rise again and be ready for the next day’s adventures, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips on how to heel that pain!

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