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10 Things to do on the Isle of Wight For Those Who Love Nature & Wildlife

Posted by on 12:11 am in Blog, Eco Tourism, UK | 1 comment

10 Things to do on the Isle of Wight For Those Who Love Nature & Wildlife

Situated just off England’s South coast, the Isle of Wight shimmers in the English Channel. Notorious for its unspoilt natural beauty, and less than 2 hours from London via ferry, this has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times.

With a mild climate, diverse range of outdoor activities and a 57 miles of varied coastline, holidays on the Isle of Wight are pure heaven for those who enjoy nature and wildlife.

Here are out favorite nature themed things to do.

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Don’t Miss This Sale: 5 Star Vegas Hotels for $50 a Night!!!

Posted by on 4:55 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Luxury Lifestyle, United States | 0 comments

Don’t Miss This Sale: 5 Star Vegas Hotels for $50 a Night!!!

I’ve always loved visiting Vegas – though not for the gambling, shot gun weddings or party scene on the strip. But because there’s so much competition from one hotel to the next, it’s a unique chance to stay in luxury for an affordable price.

But nothing has ever been this affordable – discount travel site Hotwire has gone a little crazy (but let’s face it, Vegas inspires all kinds of crazy!) and launched a ‘Million Dollar Sale’ – they’re investing a million dollars to offset the cost of 5 star hotels so travelers can book them at just $50 a night!!!

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The Time I Got Sunburn in Antarctica: Watch Out for the Reflection off the Ice!

Posted by on 3:52 pm in Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Blog, Healthy Travel, Stories, Travel Tips | 21 comments

The Time I Got Sunburn in Antarctica: Watch Out for the Reflection off the Ice!

The women in our group had started calling me shoulders – not necessarily because there was anything spectacular about mine, but because they could see them. Which was a novel concept when we were hiking across a continent covered in ice.

In fact, Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and driest continent on earth, and summer temperatures average just above freezing. So stripping off my carefully planned out layers wasn’t something I expected, or originally had in mind.

But the sun was beating down, and I was ridiculously overdressed. I had even started sweating! So there I was, hiking across a glacier, with bare shoulders, now recommending that every traveler to Antarctica packs sunblock. Because the biggest killer in Antarctica is the reflection off the ice.

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3 European Destinations You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Posted by on 10:35 pm in Travel Talk, World | 12 comments

3 European Destinations You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

The first thing that should cross every traveler’s mind when thinking of Europe is “diversity”. Europe has 51 independent countries and each of them has its own set of traditions, landmarks, and natural wonders to show.

Of course, many of them are well-known, world-famous, and frequented by large numbers of international travelers. But there are many amazing places off the beaten track: Europe’s lesser known tourist gems are so numerous that we could fill a library with their descriptions.

Today we’ve chosen three of our favorite hidden gems in Europe – have you heard of these?

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3 Things to Do on a Romantic Getaway to Costa Rica

Posted by on 10:03 pm in Blog, Costa Rica, Romantic Journey | 22 comments

3 Things to Do on a Romantic Getaway to Costa Rica

When it comes to choosing a honeymoon destination or a vacation spot for a romantic trip with your loved one, you’re spoiled for choice, with amazing countries all around the world to choose from.

However, it’s well worth putting Costa Rica at the top of your list, since this nation has everything: beautiful beaches and sunsets, top dining spots, a friendly culture, excellent outdoor activities, wildlife spotting, pampering, high-end resorts and much more.

Read on for some things to put on your itinerary if you head to Costa Rica for a romantic trip of a lifetime.

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These Real World Destinations Inspired Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Posted by on 3:40 pm in Blog, China, France, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania | 24 comments

These Real World Destinations Inspired Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Fairy tales have captured our hearts and minds since once upon a time, and these imagined lands are often so vivid that they stay with us into adulthood. We dream of escaping to these fantastic, otherworldly settings to escape the bore of daily life.

But the authors who imagine these enchanting lands often draw inspiration from locations in real life. From the mountains of Germany to the plains of sub-Saharan Africa, there are many places around the world which look like they’ve been ripped from the pages of a fairy tale. And that’s because the real world inspired the story.

If you love fairy tales and have a serious case of wanderlust, you can visit these real places that inspired some of the best stories of all time. None of these destinations require a fairy godmother to reach – just a short flight!

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Get 61% off the H10 London Waterloo Hotel: The Perfect 10 of London Accommodation

Posted by on 11:15 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, UK | 22 comments

Get 61% off the H10 London Waterloo Hotel: The Perfect 10 of London Accommodation

London is all the buzz at the moment. But honestly, it always has been! The cultural heartland of the UK, this gargantuan, bustling city is jam-packed with a seemingly endless array of hotspots, and a thousand things to do.

A thriving cosmopolitan, the city is bursting with world-class attractions, edgy fashion, and a combination of modern day architecture and majestic buildings which date back nearly two millennia. No other city is full of this much excitement or allure.

But one incredibly difficult decision while in London, is chooing where to stay. Finding a London hotel with a great location is vital to an unforgettable British holiday.

We’ve chosen to review the H10 London Waterloo; a stylish luxury boutique, quintessentially British, and perfectly positioned on London’s famous Waterloo Road close to all the iconic landmarks you know. And, great news for those traveling to London before December 2018, Luxury Escapes is offering 61% off your four or seven night stay.

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Things to Do in Bhutan: Add These to Your Itinerary!

Posted by on 10:26 pm in Bhutan PAGE NEEDED, World | 10 comments

Things to Do in Bhutan: Add These to Your Itinerary!

One of the most interesting destinations in the world, Bhutan is a Himalayan kingdom shrouded in magic and mystery.

Wedged in-between India and China, in the high altitudes of the Himalayas, this is a remote Bhuddist kingdom with soaring peaks, majestic monasteries, fluttering prayer flags, and incredible trekking.

It is perhaps one of the most authentic cultural experiences left in the world. Closed to the outside world until the 1970’s, restrictions on tourism have preserved one of the most fascinating cultures on earth, in a pristine mountain environment, which has hardly changed throughout the centuries.

So there are many unique and incredible things to do.

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Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Apartment Rentals for Travelers

Posted by on 8:22 pm in Accommodation, Blog, France, Luxury Lifestyle | 30 comments

Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Apartment Rentals for Travelers

Whether you’re planning on staying in Paris for a few days, a few weeks or a few months, staying in an apartment is the best way to get a taste of life as a local, among locals. Hotels are still popular, of course, but if you’ve ever dreamed of living the Paris lifestyle, it’s now very easy and affordable for travelers to pick up the keys to a proper home!

With more space, a kitchen, and a washing machine, more travelers are choosing to stay in apartments over hotels (especially in Paris), and it’s become quite a popular trend. So much so that rental agencies like Paris Attitude, who cater to travelers, have gone from a portfolio of 20 properties 10 years ago, to 7,000 today!

And why not?! You get to spread out in some of the city’s most famous residential buildings for often a fraction of the normal nightly hotel price. And you have far more choice when it comes to location, with apartments on every street corner, with views of your favorite monument / attraction.

There is a definite shift away from hotels in favor of apartment rentals, so we’ve covered some of the best apartment rentals in Paris for travelers.

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Things to do in Bologna – One of the Best Cities to Visit in Italy

Posted by on 10:13 pm in Blog, Italy | 24 comments

Things to do in Bologna – One of the Best Cities to Visit in Italy

A city often overlooked by many tourists heading to Italy, Bologna is somewhat of a hidden gem. It may not have the iconic landmarks we all head to Italy to experience, but it has beautiful canals like Venice, leaning towers similar to Pisa, equally as stunning architecture as Florence, unbelievable food like Naples, and a large masterpiece of a fountain like Rome’s Trevi.

With 2,000 years of history, about the only thing the city doesn’t have is an amphitheatre that rivals the Colosseum. But something which does give it an edge over Rome is a distinct lack of mass tourism.

Bologna is a wonderful city to experience authentic Italy away from all the hype and commotion that often comes with Italy’s major cities. So if you’re looking to experience authentic Italy, here are 5 reasons to make Bologna your next Italian destination.

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