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Many travelers leave home in search of an authentic and immersive experience, and one of the best ways to achieve this is by timing your travel to coincide with local festivals and events.
“Festivals are a living, dancing museum of cultures and traditions in an increasingly globalised world. There is no better place for travelers to understand a country than an event where it proudly celebrates its individuality, whether through music, camel races or monumental food fights.”
Hundreds of small festivals and events take place across the world each year, and our friend Ben Ooi has recently set up a free travel event calendar to ensure you have access to the best information and tips for events all over the world, and never miss out on an important travel event. Check it out and be sure to bookmark this fabulous new travel website now!
South America is full of awe inspiring natural wonders and bucket list destinations which set the stage for incredible adventures. Though while there are many spectacular destinations to consider here, Chile should be at the top of your list.
Chile offers nature on a colossal scale, and there is arguably a more diverse range of natural wonders and landscapes found here than any other place in the world. “From the driest desert on earth to vast southern glacial fields, diverse landscapes unfurl over a 4300km stretch: parched dunes, fertile valleys, volcanoes, ancient forests, massive glaciers and fjords. There’s wonder in every detail and nature on a symphonic scale.”
Chile guards some of the most pristine parts of our planet, and the fantastic news is that you don’t have to miss out!! US Residents can enter to win an epic 11 day trip!
There is always that one person in your family who is incredibly hard to buy for, however it shouldn’t be the traveler!
In the lead up to Christmas, we have compiled a great list of gift ideas for world travelers, though these will work just as well if there is a birthday or other special occasion coming up too.
And, because memorable experiences are the greatest gift of all, Tinggly is gifting one lucky reader their Essential Gift Collection; a one of a kind choice voucher that lets a person choose one activity from 130+ world‘s best experiences in more than 70 countries. The experiences in the collection range from the highest bungee jumps in the world to massages in the most authentic spas, extraordinary day trips and many more that are added every day. Enter at the end of the post for your chance to win!
The one thing you might not see when visiting Denali is…Denali? Wait, what? You mean the primary attraction for which the park is named; the mountain that I’m traveling for hours to see; you’re telling me I might not see it? Regrettably, yes. That’s precisely what we’re saying.
According to the park’s rangers, only about one third of all visitors actually get to feast their eyes on the tallest mountain in North America due to the nearly constant cloud cover.
The Denali experience might come down to a matter of luck, however if you find yourself one of the lucky 33%, you will find that the views are well worth the gamble.
As tropical getaways go, you can’t beat a vacation to Hawaii. As a dream destination with a universal appeal, it’s easy to see why the islands have become synonymous with paradise.
From sugary white beaches to Technicolor coral reefs, and a diverse range of hiking trails and volcanoes for the adventurous soul, Hawaii truly has something for everyone. Though with hundreds of miles of coastline, the islands boast some of the most stunning beaches on the planet, and this is a reason to plan a visit alone.
So to help you in your planning, we’ve compiled a list of the best beaches in Hawaii, and also put the information into a free guide on Pearlshare that you can download for offline use onto your phone.
100 years ago no more than a handful of people had journeyed to Antarctica, however today around 30,000 travelers visit each year. And we’re ridiculously excited to announce that next year, we will be too!
Antarctica remains one of the most unique destinations on earth, and expeditions are available to the average person seeking an exceptional experience. We’re looking forward to spectacular glacial lagoons, dramatic icebergs, breaching whales and deep-diving seals. To stepping out of our boat for hikes through ice fields, kayaking adventures, and camping overnight on the most remote continent in the world!
Being Australia’s most diverse Antarctic operator, we’re booked for February 2017 with Chimu Adventures. We’ll be traveling on their Pure Antarctica cruise; here’s a sneak peak at some of the stories, photos and videos you can look forward to!!
Mexico City is a mega-metropolis made up of dozens of different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own unique flare, personality, and most importantly, its own market!
A visit to a colonia would be incomplete without sampling a local market. The following are a few you shouldn’t miss.
Without tourist attractions, many countries would see their economies collapse. They generate foreign revenue which keeps many countries afloat, create opportunities for local employment, and foster a sense of local pride which has a positive social impact.
They raise the profile of the destination in which they reside, which leads to greater awareness of that area worldwide. But most of all, they provide us as travelers with enjoyment, culture, and entertainment, all of which enhance our leisure time while on holiday or closer to home.
So this week we’re voting in the Worldwide Attraction Awards 2016 – a chance to recognize excellence in attractions, tours and experiences throughout the world. And we urge you to vote for your favorite attraction too!
After years of full time travel, finding a frequent fix of life on the road is a necessity now that I’ve (kind of) re-joined the real world. But the need pursue adventure on a regular basis has a tendency to present financial obstacles, so I’m constantly creating new ways to explore on a budget, without having to feel like a backpacker again.
With a love of outdoor adventure, over the years I’ve developed a bit of a habit for sleeping out under the stars. So this time I set my sights on a week of wild camping in Greece.
It’s a romantic and wildly adventurous way to travel; to rock up in a new city with no script, and wing it after you arrive. To have the freedom to wander where and when you please, to stay longer in a place that truly intrigues you, or choose to move on when you get bored.
There’s something dangerously thrilling about traveling without a fixed itinerary, and I’ve always fantasized about what it would be like. I envy spontaneous travelers, though OCD means that not having a solid travel plan makes me break out in hives!
But I’ve vowed to to build more spontaneity into our trips for 2017, and pull back from over planning. So if you too are looking to recover some wildness in your trips, the following tips are how to successfully manage travel without a script.