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Guest Blogs & Traveler Interviews

There are literally hundreds and thousands of travel bloggers out there on the internet and we are just but one! “Travel” is a huge topic – and there’s no way for any one person/blog to be the expert on everything.  

As such here you will find guest posts and inspiring traveler interviews from a range of different travel bloggers covering a wide variety of different travel niches! 

Tips for Flying with Your Dog

Posted by on 12:47 pm in Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips, Writers | 26 comments

Tips for Flying with Your Dog

Everyone knows that when you bring a dog into your life, you’re not only welcoming a ton of new excitement, but you’re also embracing a substantial amount of new responsibility.

That responsibility, however, doesn’t mean you need to give up your flexibility when it comes to travel, at least not all of it!

It has become quite acceptable in today’s day and age to bring your pet with you, and travel with your dog on the plane. So the following are our trips on flying with your dog; because there’s no reason you should have to choose between your wanderlust and your pet!

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India Sightseeing: Places to Visit in Udaipur

Posted by on 1:36 pm in Blog, India, Writers | 16 comments

India Sightseeing: Places to Visit in Udaipur

The tag of ‘the most romantic spot on the continent of India’ sits well on Udaipur. Formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, it is known as the city of lakes and palaces; a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan set around a series of shimmering lakes and known for its lavish royal residences.

It is a city which exudes romance and luxury; majestic palaces sit against a backdrop of craggy green hills, whitewashed havelis and bathing ghats are clustered around the waters of the lake, and bustling bazaars and tempting food only add to the city’s natural charms.

Old-world charm and hospitality make Udaipur one of India’s top destinations for the discerning traveller. The city is “far from unspoilt or undiscovered, though remains a richly rewarding place to visit”. While many people spend at least a week, it is possible to take in the main attractions of Udaipur in just a couple of days. Here are the best places to visit.

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Seeking Travel Inspiration From Non-Travel Quotes

Posted by on 10:25 pm in Blog, Writers | 31 comments

Seeking Travel Inspiration From Non-Travel Quotes

Do you know the best thing about a quote? You can interpret them however you like.

If you’re a fan of travel quotes, you’ve probably heard the same quotes used over and over again. The internet has a small pool of favorites, and they’re all overused!

But if you’re looking for some new inspiration, it can be quite insightful to take quotes from other places, like a list of sports quotes, and see if there are any travel lessons you can find!

The following are seven quotes that I’ve interpreted into travel inspiration. You’ll find four sporting quotes from Lou Piniella, Gift Ngoepe, Shaq and Muhammad Ali, as well as quotes Albert Einstein, Mindy Kaling and the man we’re going to start with, Louis C.K.

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4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

Posted by on 4:00 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, Expeditions, Healthy Travel, Japan, Road Trips, Writers | 28 comments

4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

Japan could easily be considered to be among the world’s most desired destinations. I mean, who hasn’t dreamed of watching the sun set over a tori gate, visit the thousands of shrines in Kyoto, or witness dawn from the top of Mt. Fuji?

And in terms of getting around, the country has one of the safest, cleanest, fastest, most efficient, punctual and convenient public transportation networks in the world. But while you might be tempted by the city subways, bullet trains, or even by catching a flight, we opted for an entirely different way of seeing Japan: by bike.

With considerate drivers, great infrastructure, and a well connected network of roads, Japan is a perfect destination for bicycle touring first-timers. We spent 3 months on our bikes exploring Kyushu, Shikoku, and Southern Honsu, but you still can easily cover a wide cross section of Japan in 7 – 10 days.

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An Unintended Trip to Sula Vineyards: Discovering India’s Napa Valley in Nasik

Posted by on 6:31 pm in Blog, Food, India, Writers | 28 comments

An Unintended Trip to Sula Vineyards: Discovering India’s Napa Valley in Nasik

A 3 to 4 hour drive from Mumbai, Sula Vineyards is the oldest winery in India. It is a fabulous way to unwind from the hectic bustle of city life, where you can discover the place where Indians first experienced wine.

In 1996, Rajeev Samant planted the first wine grapes in Nashik and today this region is India’s premier wine-growing region, producing 80% of the country’s total wine.

Spread over a total of over 3000 acres, Sula’s vineyards are home to some of India’s finest grapes, so if you’re looking for a place for your next wine tour, you should visit Nashik, in Maharashtra state.

This is India’s Napa Valley; after Sula Vineyards was established in 1999, 35 other wineries followed suit in the region over the next decade. It’s quite incredible how one man paved the way for the emergence of India’s Wine Capital.

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Things You Need to Know About the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Posted by on 2:32 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Expeditions, Nepal, Travel Tips, Writers | 25 comments

Things You Need to Know About the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Are you looking for an extreme trekking challenge? Then you’ll love Nepal’s epic 62-kilometer trek to Everest Base Camp which lies 5,365 meters above sea level.

The Mount Everest base camp trek will take you through tiny mountain villages and pine forests, alongside topaz rivers and across staggeringly-high suspension bridges to the foot of the world’s highest mountain. However, with sub-zero temperatures and altitude sickness to contend with this isn’t a challenge for the faint-hearted.

Having completed the trek myself, here are some important tips on how to survive the journey to Everest Base Camp.

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Things You Should Consider as a Responsible Traveler / EcoTourist in 2018

Posted by on 11:24 am in Blog, Eco Tourism, Writers | 28 comments

Things You Should Consider as a Responsible Traveler / EcoTourist in 2018

We’ve all seen the obnoxious tourists waddling out of Subway in some beautiful, ancestral city. Chances are, if you catch us on the right day, we’ve all been that tourist.

There is, however, a revolution in tourism that is really starting to take off. A whole new way of thinking which prioritizes responsible travel, and considers the impact we have on the communities and environments we visit abroad.

The negative impacts of tourism are usually pretty clear to the traveler feeling particularly perceptive. But ecotourism is the belief that travel should be ultimately beneficial to both the tourist and the host country.

There is a balance we should all try to find while traveling: remain safe but also truly experience the local scene. Make ripples, but not a splash. Take only memories, leave only footprints. The following are four key things to consider for those looking to travel responsibly in 2018.

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How to Spend 10 Days in Nepal

Posted by on 10:44 pm in Blog, Nepal, Writers | 32 comments

How to Spend 10 Days in Nepal

It may be hard to get to Nepal, but you’ll likely find that it’s even harder to leave.

We only stayed 10 days. But in this time we completely fell in love with this wonderful country.

With two days in Kathmandu before hitting the Himalayan trails, ten days is a very short amount of time. But it’s enough to get an idea of the country, discover Kathmandu, see the beauty of the mountains, meet the people, and discover the Nepalese culture.

If you’re working off a similar time-frame, we highly recommend making time for the following.

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Dear Travelers: Portable Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives. Don’t Leave Home Without One!

Posted by on 10:15 pm in Blog, Equipment Reviews, Healthy Travel, Stories, Travel Tips, Writers | 42 comments

Dear Travelers: Portable Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives. Don’t Leave Home Without One!

Who would’ve ever thought that packing a carbon monoxide detector would be an essential and life-saving item in one’s travel-kit arsenal?

We certainly didn’t until tragedy struck and my husband nearly lost his life to carbon monoxide poisoning at a “boutique hotel” in Central Mexico.

After dropping our twins off at their much-anticipated 6th grade camp in a rural community outside of Guadalajara, Frank and I set out to enjoy our weekend together, knowing that our children would be in good hands in the company of their classmates and the Camp La Cañada counselors, including a medic on staff.

But instead of enjoying a romantic weekend of exploring and relaxing together, we spent it fighting for Frank’s life. So I pen an open letter to all travelers.

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Minsk Nightlife: 5 Authentic Bars You Should Visit in Minsk

Posted by on 11:11 am in Belarus, Blog, Food, Writers | 24 comments

Minsk Nightlife: 5 Authentic Bars You Should Visit in Minsk

Eastern Europe has a drinking culture which dates back centuries; toasting to another’s health or welfare is a long established custom, and the tradition of clinking glasses when first taking a sip has been passed through generations.

Bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, Belarus is firmly landlocked within the vodka belt of Eastern Europe. So as you would expect, it’s capitol city Minsk isn’t lacking in authentic bars.

But it’s not common to visit a bar several times a week just to grab a small beer near your home. In Minsk, going to a bar is a special event, where people spend more money and choose the best possible options.

Minsk nightlife isn’t made up of bars which are popular just for being cheap; the scene is very much made up of authentic places to drink, eat tasty food, and socialize. So we’ve put together a list of the 5 most authentic bars in Minsk.

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