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Gardening Advice for Frequent Travelers

Gardening Advice for Frequent Travelers

It can almost seem like gardeners, and their garden, are partners for life. Which can become a problem if your second passion is travel, after-all, who would water the plants, feed them with necessary nutrients, and make sure they are doing alright in your absence?

Unlike other activities like business or construction, where you can easily take a break, gardening is much like childcare. Your plants need the necessary attention and nurturing to get the best out of them.

But can frequent travelers run a successful garden? The answer is absolutely! We have put together some tips for those who have a passion for their garden as well as frequent travel, so you’re able to succeed at them both.

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Quirky Things to do in London You Won’t Find Listed in a Guide Book

Quirky Things to do in London You Won’t Find Listed in a Guide Book

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.

But despite being one of the world’s most popular tourist hotspots, it’s still possible to find off the beaten path attractions, hidden gems, and quirky attractions.

So make yourself comfortable and ditch the guide book. The following attractions aren’t listed in traditional guides anyway!

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Is Adventure the Way to True Happiness?

Is Adventure the Way to True Happiness?

Travel is fun and exciting, and typically increases your happiness levels before, during and after the adventure.

Before your trip, a powerful source of joy is the anticipation in planning your adventure. Booking your trip, purchasing cool travel bags, and thinking about everything you will do has been proven to increase happiness for the days and weeks leading up to a trip through delayed gratification.

And of course there’s no doubt that during your travels you’re naturally excited, appreciative, less stressed, and more present; all emotions and states of being that lead to feelings of happiness.

Though what may surprise you is that it is increasingly noted that the changes experienced while traveling can last far longer than it takes for your tan to fade.

Traveling hаѕ a number of long lasting bеnеfitѕ on mental, emotional and physical health that can increase your overall level of happiness.

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4 Great Ways for Staying Safer on Vacation

4 Great Ways for Staying Safer on Vacation

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to planning a holiday, and most people aim to tick off the essentials – tickets, accommodation and itinerary.

However, in order to truly enjoy a smooth and carefree holiday, there’s a lot more prep work that needs to be done prior to the big departure, and a lot of things to keep in mind when it comes to staying safer and more secure on your travels.

If you forget to pack something like your sun cream, it’s no big deal, and you can easily buy what you need on the other side. However if you forget crucial documents or don’t make certain arrangements you could jeopardize your safety and end up with real problems.

The following are four great ways for staying safer when you’re away on holiday. Following this advice will mean you’re much better positioned to enjoy your vacation.

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The Best Musicals to See in London (From a Superfan of the West End)

The Best Musicals to See in London (From a Superfan of the West End)

There’s definitely no shortage of things to do in London, but by far my favorite experience is to take in a musical on the West End.

Whether it’s Jersey Boys or The Lion King, (and I’ve been known to take in two shows in a day!) there’s a giddy sense of excitement that comes with purchasing a West End Musical ticket, as I know I am about to be transported into another world.

Yes, I frequently superfan over the West End, so if it’s your lifelong dream to see a performance in London, the following have become my all time favorites, to the point where I’ve seen them again and again.

I have also included my “Bucket List” musicals that I hope to see during my future visits to London. So without further ado, I give you …

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Short-Term Work That’s Suited To The Travel Lifestyle

Short-Term Work That’s Suited To The Travel Lifestyle

Living your life on the road is the stuff dreams are made of, but at some point reality has to catch up.

Where does the money come from to keep paying the bills, and how can you ensure a regular cash flow so you never find yourself in a sticky situation?

There are a number of cheap travel hacks to help you get the most out of your money while traveling. However, even living the frugal lifestyle won’t keep you sustained forever.

Finding a job that is as flexible and transportable as you are is important, meaning you have the luxury to take it up whenever funds start to run dry.

Here we take a look at a few of the options open to you, which can help you get the spare cash you need.

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Things to do in Ladakh – India’s Hidden Gem

Things to do in Ladakh – India’s Hidden Gem

Have you ever heard of Ladakh?

Based in the Trans-Himalaya region, this is India’s Land of High Passes, also known as “Little Tibet.”

If you’re a beach lover, chances are that Ladakh won’t exactly thrill you. But if you are a nature enthusiast and a fan of the mountains, a trip here definitely won’t disappoint.

What makes Ladakh unique is the landscape. You might be surprised to know that the local population lives at an elevation between 2,700m and 4,500m. Even the capital of Ladakh, the city of Leh, is at an altitude of 3,500, (which can cause travelers some high-altitude symptoms).

And within that spectacular landscape? There are a huge range of tourist places in Ladakh and exciting things to do.

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Travel Guide to Nainital, India

Travel Guide to Nainital, India

Onе оf thе mоѕt рорulаr mountain resorts іn India, Nainital is a Himalayan hill station in thе state оf Uttаrаkhаnd. At аn аltіtudе оf 2,084 mеtеrѕ, travelers are offered a breathtaking vіеw оf thе southern plains аnd thе іmроѕіng Himalayas in the north.

There are many hill stations throughout India, though Nainital is a well loved favorite. Most (hill stations) were established by European colonists escaping the summer heat, and with over 20 mountain ranges, today they are spread all across India.

Nаіnіtаl іѕ well connected bу rоаd, trаіn, and аіr, and being a mаjоr hоlіdау dеѕtіnаtіоn, thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl hotels in nainital to cater for vаrіоuѕ budgеtѕ аnd іntеrеѕtѕ.

Use this travel guide to plan out your stay.

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Top 5 Things to do in Arkansas

Top 5 Things to do in Arkansas

From natural hot springs to beautiful art museums that aptly describe the cultural history of the state, Arkansas is the perfect choice for a much needed rejuvenating getaway.

And whether you’re interested in an active vacation that allows you to reconnect with nature, or visiting one of a kind small towns, there are plenty of things to do in this hidden gem of a State.

Often an overlooked destination, Arkansas is exceptionally blessed. It has a range of natural and musical landmarks, well presented State and National Parks, more than a dozen scenic byways, and historic mountain towns.

While the list of must see places is endless, the following are our five favorite things to do.

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Using Frequent Flyer Points to Visit Australia’s Red Centre

Using Frequent Flyer Points to Visit Australia’s Red Centre

While it’s true that the majority of Australia’s population and tourists can be found along the stunning coastline, you’ll find the nation’s true culture and heart in the Red Centre.

Follow this helpful guide to obtaining frequent flyer points to make your next Outback adventure as affordable as it will be memorable.

I’ll show you how to earn points, use the pay+points option, and even buy points to top up your Qantas or Virgin frequent flyer points.

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7 Cool Gift Ideas For Photographers

7 Cool Gift Ideas For Photographers

Are you looking for an excellent gift to give to your friend who is a photographer? Or perhaps you want to say thank you to the person who captured one of the most important moments in your life?

Photographers make memories, so of course you want to come up with an idea for a memorable gift. But more often than not photographers already have all the gear they need, so you may be wondering what’s left to be gifted!

Well, worry not! We’ve done extensive research to find out what photographers like best, and with the help of some expert camera operators, we came up with this excellent gift list.

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Australia’s Best Small Towns

Australia’s Best Small Towns

Australia may be known for its large cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, but scattered across the country are many small town gems.

And it’s here, among the small local communities where you will discover true Australian culture, with many offering a laid back atmosphere, and access to some of the country’s most stunning natural beauty.

Many small towns throughout Australia can be accessed by nearby regional airports or within a short drive from the larger capital cities where it’s easy to book affordable flights.

So get off the beaten path and avoid the overwhelming crowds of Australian tourist hotspots by visiting some of these best Australian small towns.

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How to Score Mistake Fares; They’re the Cheapest Flights You’ll Ever Find!

How to Score Mistake Fares; They’re the Cheapest Flights You’ll Ever Find!

Imagine this: you’re scrolling through Facebook or swiping through your Instagram stories and you see one of your friends bragging about how they just booked a flight from D.C to New Zealand for $327 roundtrip.

You do a double take and wonder “How did they do it? Are fares that low even possible?”

They are indeed, and that’s what you call a mistake fare.

Mistake fares are exactly that – a mistake. It’s when airlines publish incorrect ticket prices like this $327 roundtrip from Washington D.C to New Zealand. They’re great for us as travelers, but not so much for the airlines.

Wondering how to catch these elusive fares? Here is everything you need to know about them if you want to visit your dream destinations for cheap.

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We’ve Written the Book on How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

We’ve Written the Book on How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

I didn’t exactly know when or where I was going to find my forever partner, but I never could have predicted it would involve a man who lived 15,000km away from me.

Having successfully navigated the 1am phone calls, the miscommunications, the extreme highs of seeing each other after so long, followed by the extreme lows of being kept in immigration limbo, we have compiled our experiences and advice into the ultimate ‘how-to’ guide.

Our ultimate goal with publishing this book? To offer other long distance couples the tools, knowledge, and the hope that your long distance relationship can be just as successful as our own.

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Reasons to Book a Villa for Your Next Trip to Bali

Reasons to Book a Villa for Your Next Trip to Bali

I won’t lie; I wasn’t originally keen on the idea of visiting Bali. I wasn’t interested in nightlife or beach parties, and mistakenly believed that Bali’s fun was limited to the beer cans of the Australian party travelers.

And it’s true that Bali is not exactly a secret paradise – it’s one of the world’s most popular island destinations, and while fifty years ago there were only a very small handful of hotels available, nowadays there are over 5,000 to choose from.

So imagine my surprise when I was told adamantly that being packed into a hotel or resort with a large number of tourists isn’t what Bali is about; when I was told that Bali is actually rich with culture and pristine landscapes that are worlds away from the hectic nightlife and commercialism I had assumed all of the island had become.

Surely we were talking about two different Bali’s. Because what she was describing wasn’t anything close to the drunken Facebook photos I had seen.

But we were. And there are in fact, two very different worlds available for tourists to Bali.

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Things to do in Strahan: A 4-5 Day Itinerary for the Wilderness of Western Tasmania

Things to do in Strahan: A 4-5 Day Itinerary for the Wilderness of Western Tasmania

Our recent week in Strahan saw us hike to thundering waterfalls, take a steam train through tangled forest, and cruise through Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area.

There were long stretches of wild ocean beach to explore, massive sand dunes to conquer, and ruins of early convict prisons set up in Tasmania’s wild west.

Follow this itinerary to experience it all!

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3 Water Based Thrills for Adrenaline Junkies in Canada (Adventure Travel Bucketlist)

3 Water Based Thrills for Adrenaline Junkies in Canada (Adventure Travel Bucketlist)

With Canada’s phenomenal wildlife and bubbling tourism industry, it’s no wonder that countless travelers and residents have chosen this country as their vacation or residential destination.

One of the largest industries, as well as one of the most popular, is the adventure travel and extreme sport industry. People from around the world flock to this country for the wild waters and beautiful scenery, and to enjoy the many exciting adventures it has to offer.

The jagged cliffs and roaring waters give this vast and diverse country its much-deserved reputation for being great for adventure seekers. For those who love being on the water, we’ve assembled a couple of ideas you won’t want to miss out on.

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Three Adventurous Things to Do on Your Next Trip to French Polynesia

Three Adventurous Things to Do on Your Next Trip to French Polynesia

If your ideal vacation includes stunning views, luxurious overwater bungalows, and adventure opportunities, this gorgeous place is the ultimate traveling destination.

We’re talking about no other than French Polynesia. The place that satisfies both thrill and tranquility seekers. From the turquoise waters of Bora Bora to the magical Tahiti, French Polynesia is a definite bucket list destination.

Set on having the vacation of a lifetime in this gorgeous location? Then check out these three must-do activities for the adventurous traveler!

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Camping Tips to Get the Most From Your Outdoor Adventure

Camping Tips to Get the Most From Your Outdoor Adventure

Camping is a brilliant way to experience the great outdoors and unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Setting up tents or putting yourself into your unused sleeping bag for a couple of days allows you to reconnect with nature and explore sights that you’ve never seen before.

If you’re traveling as a family, camping is a great option as there is plenty for the kids to enjoy as well. But either way, you want to make the most of your time in the outdoors. Here’s how!

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Reasons to Visit Darwin on Your Australian Itinerary

Reasons to Visit Darwin on Your Australian Itinerary

Australia’s only tropical capital city, there are many reasons travelers include Darwin in their Australian itinerary.

Some travel for the access to the Outback, using the city as a gateway to the spectacular wilderness the Northern Territory has become famous for. Iconic national parks like Kakadu and Litchfield are only a few hours’ drive away, and the unique Tiwi Islands are a boat-ride away.

Gazing confidently out across the Timor Sea, and one of the best places in the world to catch a barramundi, some travel for the seafood.

A small yet cosmopolitan city, Darwin is certainly removed from the rest of the country, with a relaxed lifestyle, unique multiculturalism, and diverse history. It’s closer to Indonesia than Sydney, and makes for a truly unique trip regardless of the time of year you plan to go.

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How to Beat Loneliness When Traveling Alone

How to Beat Loneliness When Traveling Alone

Solo travel is an incredible, life changing experience, and I look back on my experiences as a solo traveler with extreme fondness. But like anything in life, travel has its ups and downs, and one particular experience that you’re also likely to encounter is loneliness.

Each of us is likely to experience loneliness in everyday life, but we rarely expect it when we’re traveling. Or for those of us who do expect it, the terrifying thought is what keeps you from getting on the plane.

And when the feeling inevitably creeps in, we feel uncomfortable talking about it, almost like it’s ungrateful to feel lonely while you’re on the trip of a lifetime.

I’ve heard travelers say things like they shouldn’t feel lonely because they’re in Paris. Or who wants to hear from a friend who is struggling with depression while vacationing on a gorgeous beach?

But it’s time to put an end to the notion that exciting cities or lovely scenery act as a magical force-field to loneliness, because it’s not true. Acknowledging that you’re allowed to feel lonely when you’re traveling is extremely important, because it then empowers you to beat it.

And you can beat it.

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Handy Tips for Planning Weekend Getaways

Handy Tips for Planning Weekend Getaways

While we all can do with long vacations to very exotic islands, such vacations can be costly both expense and time wise. However, there are times when all we need is a weekend trip that allows you to rejuvenate, have fun and create memorable moments.

While planning a weekend getaway might seem like an easy task, there’s actually a lot that goes into the planning. You will have to think about budget, accommodation, what to bring, where to eat, and, here’s the killer, how to keep your luggage light!

While it isn’t always easy, it doesn’t mean that it’s not doable. Here are a few handy tips for weekend getaways that anyone looking to plan a weekend should bear in mind.

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5 Shots You Need to Get When Visiting Malta (Malta Photo Ideas)

5 Shots You Need to Get When Visiting Malta (Malta Photo Ideas)

If you love photography, many notable sites around the world will quench your thirst. From Paris, to Rome, there are many iconic landmarks worth shooting, though adventure photographers may have a desire to explore destinations that are lesser known.

Malta is a unique island in the Mediterranean Sea that boasts many rich cultural and historic sites. And while it’s a small island, it certainly packs a heavy punch, with plenty of opportunity for unique photography.

Keen photographers will be able to shoot prehistoric temples, some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, fossil studded cliffs, and a food scene which mixes Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavours with local Maltese ingredients.

Both man-made and natural sites make this island a place worth visiting. The following are five locations in Malta worth shooting.

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Heading on a Road Trip? Consider These Things When Taking Out Car Insurance

Heading on a Road Trip? Consider These Things When Taking Out Car Insurance

Road trips can make for an amazing adventure, even if it’s only for a short amount of time. But even short road trips don’t guarantee that you won’t encounter an accident or vehicle damage on the road.

Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway in your local region, or heading overseas to hit the open road, it’s important to be well-prepared with car insurance for the many unexpected things can happen.

And don’t fall into the trap of thinking that if it’s your car you don’t need car insurance! On the contrary, you might actually need it more so.

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Things to do in Australia for Your Adventure Travel Bucket List

Things to do in Australia for Your Adventure Travel Bucket List

Australia is one-of-a-kind country for many reasons. It comprises the entire Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and countless smaller islands. It boasts a wide variety of landscapes, with mountain ranges, tropical rainforests, and a dry desert.

Australia is the smallest and the driest continent on Earth. Fantastic desert or semi-arid land commonly known as the Outback covers most of the land. Nevertheless, the waters that surround the continent feature almost as much variety in landscapes as the surface: vivid corals, tropical fish, massive rock formations, and historic shipwrecks. Nature here is omnipresent and features a diverse range of unique species as well as the most dangerous ones.

Whether you’re looking for a calm spectating experience, heart-pumping adrenaline rush, or maybe something in between – Australia has a lot to offer. The above combination makes the country a real wonder for tourists from all corners of the world looking for an unforgettable adventure.

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