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Rediscover the Riviera Maya on Your Next Vacation

Posted by on 5:29 pm in Mexico, Travel Talk, World | 3 comments

Rediscover the Riviera Maya on Your Next Vacation

Those planning a Mexican trip will find that they have lots of different options to choose from. These options range from the beautiful white sand beaches of the Caribbean all the way through the deserts of central Mexico and over to the other side of the country where the Pounding Pacific waves meet the Mexican cliffside towns.

If, out of all of your options, you have chosen to visit the Caribbean Riviera Maya region, it is without doubt that you’ve made an excellent choice. Here you’ll find lots to do and see along with options that are perfect for both families and couples alike.

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Your Guide to Dining Out in Paris

Posted by on 10:39 am in Blog, Food, France, Travel Tips, World, Writers | 16 comments

Your Guide to Dining Out in Paris

Entering into a restaurant in Paris can be a formidable experience for uninitiated travelers. Not only do they have to contend with trying to make their wishes understood by a waiter who may or may not speak their language, but they must learn quickly how to adapt to local dining customs.

The Paris dining scene can be bewildering for those first time travelers who have no idea where to start, though if you’re confused about the difference between a bistrot and a brasserie, or if you feel intimidated by the prospect of going into any French restaurant and ordering a meal, then you’ve come to the right place!

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Things to Do in San Diego on a Budget

Posted by on 11:16 am in Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Talk, United States, World, Writers | 8 comments

Things to Do in San Diego on a Budget

Best known for its beautiful beaches and parks and its near-perfect weather, San Diego is a popular destination along the southern Californian coast. With opportunities for wildlife viewing as well as a range of cultural, natural, and historic attractions available, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do.

There are many incredible experiences in San Diego for those with a large budget, from hot air ballooning with an ocean view to incredibly delicious and innovative dining scene. However this is a fantastic destination for the budget traveler too, and there are just as many incredible experiences for those who don’t want to spend their life savings.

The following is a budget guide to San Diego from my local point of view; things to do that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, while still getting the full San Diego experience.

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5 Date Ideas For a Romantic Break in Prague

Posted by on 11:16 am in Blog, Couples Travel, Czech Republic, Travel Talk | 15 comments

5 Date Ideas For a Romantic Break in Prague

A romantic getaway is a perfect excuse to explore a new corner of the world. And it when it comes to dreamy European cities, there’s nowhere quite so magical as Prague.

Winding cobbled streets, cosy pubs on every corner, bohemian outdoor markets and breath-taking views no matter where you look, the so-called ‘golden city’ was made for couples. With careful planning, in just a short weekend break you can see all its varied sights and enjoy plenty of quality time with your other half.

To help you organise a faultless trip, we’ve put together five date ideas guaranteed to have you leaving the Czech Republic feeling blissfully loved up.

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I Walked the Camino, but NOT in Spain: Guide to the French Via Podiensis Pilgrimage Route

Posted by on 9:48 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, France, Healthy Travel, Stories, Transport, Travel Talk, World | 6 comments

I Walked the Camino, but NOT in Spain: Guide to the French Via Podiensis Pilgrimage Route

The idea to attempt a long walk had been in my head for some time. The book Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, came into my hands, shortly followed by Patrick Leigh Fermor’s A Time of Gifts; two autobiographies which detailed epic adventures across magical landscapes on foot.

It became clear to me that something very special happens to a traveler in this situation, so I decided I had to be involved. Though having never walked long distance before, I had to figure out where I should start.

The obvious choice for most travelers these days is the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St James. One of the most popular long distance routes made famous by films such as The Way with Martin Sheen, thousands come from all over the world to walk it every year. I imagined I’d probably be one of those thousands until – surprisingly – I started to learn a little bit more about European pilgrimage routes.

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A Travel Guide to Finnish Lapland: When, Where & How to Go

Posted by on 11:22 am in Blog, Finland, World | 26 comments

A Travel Guide to Finnish Lapland: When, Where & How to Go

Located above the Arctic Circle (from the “capital city” Rovaniemi in the south all the way up to Utsjoki in the north), Finnish Lapland is an exotic region in northern Finland sculpted by round-shaped rugged mountains (tunturi), extensive pine forests (taiga), treeless flat lands (tundra), pristine lakes and rivers with gold nuggets.

Lapland is a unique destination which casts a powerful spell. Offering a wide array of activities for any nature lover, and with a certain sense of magic in the air, travelers visit for the midnight sun, the Sámi peoples, the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) and roaming reindeer.

This is as close as reality gets for those who dream of a winter wonderland, and even with four very distinct seasons, contrasts are a key factor in the allure here; where 24-hour sunlight in the summer replaces the dark winter days, and the hustle and bustle of towns and ski resorts is just minutes away from the peace and quiet of the wild wilderness.

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7 Spots for an Amazing Australian Adventure

Posted by on 3:04 pm in Australia, World, Writers | 24 comments

7 Spots for an Amazing Australian Adventure

Gorgeous landscapes, exotic wildlife and awesome food are the things that drew me back to Australia.

My first visit was during a backpacking trip across this beautiful country right after graduating high-school. This time, I went with my wife who was quite awestruck with all the spectacular destinations we explored.

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The Best Museums in Dublin

Posted by on 12:13 am in Blog, Ireland, Travel Tips, World | 22 comments

The Best Museums in Dublin

Museums are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the history and culture of each place you visit, and Dublin is full of fantastic options; from gardens, parks, and galleries, to those that include a local pint of Guinness or Whiskey at the end of your tour!

A small capitol with a huge reputation, Dublin offers all of the crowd favorites you would expect from a museum scene; there’s a national gallery, museum of natural history and plenty of historical museums as well. There are, however also plenty of spots that celebrate Ireland’s rich cultural history, architecture, and the outdoors.

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you can always count on the following museums for a fun and fascinating day out.

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Casino Tourism: The Top 5 Casinos in Canada

Posted by on 12:43 pm in Canada, Travel Tips, World | 12 comments

Casino Tourism: The Top 5 Casinos in Canada

Canada is something of a haven for serious gambling fans, both for Quebec’s fully legalized online gaming and its wide selection of seriously top-notch casinos sprinkled throughout the country.

More than that, with Canada being the beautiful country that it is, many of its best casinos are situated near or even on some of its most breathtaking spots, including Niagara Falls and its Great Lakes.

Here are five of the very best casinos that Canada has to offer for casino tourism fans.

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The Best Tanzania Holiday: Climb Kilimanjaro and an African Safari

Posted by on 1:35 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Tanzania, Travel Tips, World | 36 comments

The Best Tanzania Holiday: Climb Kilimanjaro and an African Safari

In October 2010 I traveled to Tanzania with the goal of conquering a mountain. And at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft), it was really, really tall. The highest mountain in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, if we’re keeping score.

Dominating the landscape like no other mountain, both iconic and instantly recognizable, Kilimanjaro is one of Africa’s most visited National Parks. Unlike the other parks, this isn’t for the wildlife, although it’s there. Rather, coming here is all about gazing in awe at a mountain on the equator capped with snow, and to climb to the top of Africa.

There are many decisions to consider when planning your Kilimanjaro climb, but the best decision you’ll make is to combine it with an African safari.

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