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The Best (& Most Inspiring) Waterfalls to Visit in Tasmania

The Best (& Most Inspiring) Waterfalls to Visit in Tasmania

Living in Tasmania means I have well over 200 waterfalls to choose from that are scattered all across this wild and rugged island state.

While they may not be as massive or notable as Iguazu, Niagara, or Victoria Falls; the many cascades of Tasmania can be enjoyed in peace without the mass attention and tourism more popular waterfalls are flooded with.

Many of Tasmania’s most loved waterfalls are easily accessible and can be reached by short easy hikes. Others require a bit more stamina and navigation to reach, while some are just plain secretive and a bit of a challenge to experience.

Here are the top falls you’re sure to fall in love with.

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Tasmania’s Cradle of Wildlife: A Cradle Mountain Hotel Adventure

Tasmania’s Cradle of Wildlife: A Cradle Mountain Hotel Adventure

Ask any resident or visitor to Tasmania about the biggest highlight of the island and most will say Cradle Mountain. Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park makes up part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, which is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia. Home to a wide array of rare and endemic plants and animals, it showcases the best nature and wildlife Tasmania has to offer.

According to latest statistics, half of all travelers to Tasmania come to see its wildlife and many natural attractions. Most travellers place Cradle Mountain on their itinerary due to its ease of access and range of facilities available.

The Cradle Mountain Hotel offers the chance to take in this wild and rugged natural Aussie icon in comfort and luxury. Our own personal Cradle Mountain Hotel experience was one we will never forget and already has us planning our next getaway to this remarkable part of Tasmania.

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7 Best Ways to Spend a Romantic Honeymoon In Dubai

7 Best Ways to Spend a Romantic Honeymoon In Dubai

A fast-paced cosmopolitan city with oodles of glitz, glamour and excitement around every corner, a honeymoon in Dubai is a wonderful way to begin married life. Seeming to effortlessly fuse its native Arabian traditions with all some of the best luxury amenities in the world, this is one of the world’s most exhilarating, luxurious and remarkable destinations, perfect for honeymooners looking to unwind, indulge, and enjoy newly-wedded bliss.

With some of the most tranquil beaches in the Middle East, and the barren beauty of the desert, there are many unforgettable adventures you can experience during your time in the city. Whether you are enjoying a day at the races, going on a desert safari, or watching the exotic shimmies of a belly-dancer, Dubai is the perfect place to celebrate your new life together.

Here are some of the best ways to enjoy a romantic honeymoon in Dubai.

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The Top 5 Frustrations When Booking Your Hotel Online

The Top 5 Frustrations When Booking Your Hotel Online

Booking hotels via Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s) like Expedia and Booking has become very easy and convenient. Meta search websites like Kayak and Trivago have become so mainstream that they’re household names.

Before the internet, being able to find any information about hotels was the problem, and the above mentioned websites emerged to solve this. But now, 20 years later, shifting through the information is the problem, and the same websites are doing very little to help.

In fact, a closer look reveals that they are doing the opposite. Actively working to make the booking process confusing.

From misleading claims about discounts, to giving a false impression of room availability, and rushing you into booking decisions; in some cases OTA’s have become so bad that government authorities have stepped in to take action.

Especially for those of us who are passionate about travel and booking our own trips everyday, booking hotels online has become frustrating.

Here are the top 5 frustrations about booking hotels online (don’t worry, there’s a solution!)

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How to Travel With Essential Oils + WIN a Portable Nebulizing Diffuser from Organic Aromas!

How to Travel With Essential Oils + WIN a Portable Nebulizing Diffuser from Organic Aromas!

Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures as a natural alternative to medicine (an ‘essential oil’ is made from separating the most powerful healing elements of a plant, like eucalyptus or sage, into a single oil that you inhale or rub on your skin).

They are one of the world’s most ancient methods for healing, boosting energy levels, reducing anxiety, and from Egypt to England, from China to the United States, aromatherapy has become the most popular way to treat yourself in a natural, safe and cost-effective way.

Nebulizing deffusers are used in people’s homes, in yoga studios, and in medical centers everyday. It’s a machine that disperses your chosen oil into the room so that you can breathe the healing properties into your blood stream.

Ever instantly felt calm at a luxury spa? Did your mother ever cure your cold with eucalyptus? That’s aromatherapy.

In the context of travel, just because you’re constantly on the move doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from aromatherapy. I’ve recently discovered the mobile-mini nebulizing diffuser from Organic Aromas … it’s compact, portable, wireless, and fabulous for traveling with.

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Preparation Tips: Things to do Before Traveling With Your Pet

Preparation Tips: Things to do Before Traveling With Your Pet

Pets form a very intimate part of our lives, and for those who like to travel, the idea of leaving your most vulnerable family member at home is often quite unthinkable.

However, travelling with pets is never easy, and you have to prepare for it as you would prepare for a child travelling with you, maybe even more.

People often make the mistake of thinking that it won’t be that hard to arrange a perfect trip when it comes to traveling with your pets. But once the trip starts, unprepared travelers inevitably run into problems that can ruin the whole thing.

Here are some of the steps you can take to ensure that everything is perfectly organized for your trip.

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How Live Streaming is Transforming the Travel Industry

How Live Streaming is Transforming the Travel Industry

One of the most significant marketing trends for the travel and tourism sector in 2018 is live streaming. The technology has evolved as such that anyone with a smartphone device can reach out to viewers and possible visitors and provide a fresh perspective on holiday destinations, accommodations and all kinds of travel experiences.

MO’s prediction on 2018 social media trends states that the live streaming market could be worth over $70 billion by 2021, with four-fifths (80%) of consumers preferring to watch a live video than any other form of social content.

Travel agents, airline operators, holiday resorts and any other type of tourism brands must jump on the live streaming bandwagon before being left behind.

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This is our category page which lists all posts on travel technology. Learn more via travel tips, personal stories, photos, videos, and guest posts, as well as anything we have written which makes mention to the topic.

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Adventurous Things to do in London

Adventurous Things to do in London

There’s definitely no shortage of things to do in London, though you may not consider it to be an overly adventurous city.

Historic, yes. Culture, certainly. But adrenaline pumping adventure?

Despite the UK’s often stiff reputation, there are in fact a number of thrilling activities for heart pumping adventure in London, or just outside the city.

If you’re looking for a base that’s close to it all, staying at The Barbican Rooms London offers an ideal location in the heart of London, and convenient access to the best adventure spots in and around the city.

Consider jumping and diving into the following activities!

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The Best Holiday Villa’s in Clifton, Cape Town

The Best Holiday Villa’s in Clifton, Cape Town

Clifton, Cape Town sits northwest of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula and offers visitors fantastic sights, sounds, eats, and incredible activities to engage the entire family or for couples looking for a unique getaway.

You can enjoy winter sunbathing along one of the four beaches that reflect brilliant African sunshine off their white sands, enjoy wine tasting events or go out to paddle with the penguins.

These and so many other adventures await visitors in what has been ranked second best spot to see by The Lonely Planet’s rankings. Not only does this beautiful city offer something for everyone to enjoy in daytime activities, also has some of the best holiday accommodation to match.

One of your toughest decisions to make when traveling to Cape Town is where to stay as there are so many incredible choices. Here are a few for you to consider.

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Retired US Travelers: How to Travel With Medicare

Retired US Travelers: How to Travel With Medicare

After working hard for many years, it’s time to treat yourself.

Retirement years are full of endless travel opportunities. There’s more time to play with grandchildren and more time to spend on undiscovered shores.

You probably have an idea about what toiletries to bring and the clothes you need to pack for a trip, but if you’re traveling with Medicare, there are more considerations and preparations to make before you go.

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Budget Hacks: How to Save Money in Everyday Life so There’s More Money for Travel

Budget Hacks: How to Save Money in Everyday Life so There’s More Money for Travel

When it comes to travel, money (or lack there of) is often quoted as the biggest obstacle. But it shouldn’t be.

Figuring out how to save the money for travel can be quite overwhelming, but there are many ways to cut back on everyday expenses if you’re willing to reassess your priorities.

You don’t need to be rich to travel the world; with a couple of creative strategies you might be amazed at how quickly you can accumulate a savings.

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Route for a Two Week Road Trip in Western USA (Not Including LA)

Route for a Two Week Road Trip in Western USA (Not Including LA)

People planning a vacation in the western United States usually make two big mistakes.

The first is that they spend too much time in Los Angeles. But there is so much more to do in the western United States than explore the bubble of rich homes and Hollywood clones, that we would argue you should skip LA completely.

The second mistake is that they assume Las Vegas is all about the gambling, and miss out on the geological wonderland and incredible natural surrounds. And while we’ll include Las Vegas in this itinerary, we do so as a base for exploring further out.

Western USA is an incredible region for a road trip, and travelers have a diverse range of exciting cities, coastal towns, and natural wonders to choose from when planning an itinerary. But being that there is so much to cover, we wouldn’t blame you if you’re feeling overwhelmed.

If you’re struggling with planning your route, use the following guide to fill two weeks worth of driving. These are the highlights of Western USA … not including LA.

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Colors of Tasmania’s Tulip Season: Visiting Table Cape Tulip Farm, Wynyard

Colors of Tasmania’s Tulip Season: Visiting Table Cape Tulip Farm, Wynyard

Every year during September and October, tulip season in Tasmania is one of the most spectacular draws to the Cradle Coast.

A tulip farm atop a 12 million year old volcano, Table Cape Tulip Farm features acres of patchwork fields that fly into a rage of color each spring.

Unsurprisingly, people come from far and wide to see this spectacle, and delight in wandering through the farm. In fact, these are the largest tulip fields in the Southern Hemisphere that you can actually wander in.

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Sicily

5 Reasons You Should Visit Sicily

Thinking of a beautiful Mediterranean island for your next holiday? Perhaps one that sits off the toe of Italy? Seductively beautiful and perfectly placed in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily should be at the top of your list.

Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, and has long seduced travelers with its natural wonders and cultural treasures. It boasts wonderful weather, and a diverse range of culinary influences. Natural wonders abound here, and the juxtaposition of sea, volcano and mountain scenery makes a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities. The island is full of history, bursting at the seams with ancient artistic and architectural gems. When it comes to ancient Greek architecture, Sicily actually rivals Greece.

There are many incredible reasons to visit Sicily. The following are to name just a few.

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Pranamat ECO: An Accupressure Massage Set You Can Travel With

Pranamat ECO: An Accupressure Massage Set You Can Travel With

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve recently turned 30, but I definitely remember a time when I used to have more energy.

Whether you’ve traveled for an active adventure, or urban exploration, a very common goal among travelers is to get the most out of every day. After-all, you have limited vacation days, and you’ve traveled to an exotic location – you want to experience as much as possible.

But there’s no denying that moving around all day comes with one downside; exhaustion, aches and pains. Long days of traveling, sightseeing, and walking are incredible, but they definitely take their toll.

Many travelers experience soreness, muscle pain, and fatigue overseas, and it can be especially difficult if you’re wondering how you can possibly head out again tomorrow.

If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, wondering how you’re possibly going to continue with your itinerary, I’ve got you covered. Pranamat ECO is a therapeutic accupressure massage set you can travel with, and a great way to relax and get rid of muscle pain.

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4 Reasons to Add New Zealand to Your Travel Bucket List

4 Reasons to Add New Zealand to Your Travel Bucket List

Everyone has a list of places they want to visit and explore before they kick the bucket.

From small things like quirky restaurants in hidden corners of faraway towns to giant metropolitan cities or sweeping countrysides, the world is full of sites to see and we only have so much time to see it all.

There are some places, though, that are breathtakingly beautiful and full of rich history that are often overlooked by many world travelers. A common country that falls in this category is New Zealand.

Often overshadowed by its larger, sunnier Australian neighbor, New Zealand is a small island country with an abundance of wildlife, astonishing views, and inspiring culture. Other-worldly in its natural beauty, this unique destination is also incredibly accessible due to the recent uptick in tourism.

There are hundreds of reasons to add New Zealand to your travel bucket list. Still need convincing? Here are a few highlights.

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How to Improve Your Travel Writing Skills

How to Improve Your Travel Writing Skills

Travel writing was once something reserved for the pages of books, and glossy magazines, though today we live in an age where anyone can create their own platform, and become a travel writer purely based on their own means.

Travel writing is certainly a more practical career goal than it used to be, though whether you’re writing for blogs, newspapers, or creating travel guides, the ability to create well written, quality content is still something you need.

Fortunately, if you’re passionate about writing, this is a skill that can be honed. If you’re looking to sharpen your travel writing skills, the following are 6 strategies that have worked for me.

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5 Tips for Exploring Remote Destinations

5 Tips for Exploring Remote Destinations

As great as tourist hotspots can be (after all, there is a reason they are so popular!), you can get a lot out of exploring places more off the beaten path if you know how best to do it.

There are plenty of remote destinations that require some getting to, but once you are there, you know you are experiencing something incredible and rare!

Here are five top tips for exploring these remote destinations.

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Visit Myanmar: Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip

Visit Myanmar: Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip

A mysterious and alluring country, Myanmar has recently become an emerging destination in Asia.

Formerly known as Burma, this state in the heart of the Southeastern Asia offers insight into a still relatively unknown world. It tempts curious visitors with stunning temple landscapes, and a sealed culture that has only opened up to the world within the last decade.

Tourism has been enjoying somewhat of a boom in recent years, especially while the travel experience maintains an air of authenticity, which is reasonably difficult to come by in a world that steadily becomes more globalized.

It may take a month to uncover all the uniqueness Myanmar has to offer, but no matter how long you choose to spend, the following guide will help out with everything you need to know when planning a visit.

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Coming Up With Extra Cash to Make Your Travels Last That Little Bit Longer

Coming Up With Extra Cash to Make Your Travels Last That Little Bit Longer

If you’re planning a major trip, or are in the middle of an extended period of travel, you might be worried about how you’ll be able to keep your standard of living at a consistent level.

Coming up with extra cash is particularly hard while you are on the move, but thanks to modern technology there are a few ways to get around this.

There are also many hacks you can embrace to save money while still enjoying the creature comforts you crave. Here are just a handful of ideas to try out if you want to travel without making too many sacrifices on the way.

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Why a Credit Card is Now a Must for Traveling

Why a Credit Card is Now a Must for Traveling

It’s fair to say that most of us rely on our credit cards when travelling. With the ease of using a card for international payments, the protection they offer, and amazing travel rewards, it makes sense too.

It’s incredibly important to practice fiscal responsibility, and use a credit card responsibly, and if you can do that, there are a lot of benefits to having one in your arsenal.

The following are reasons why credit cards have become a travel essential.

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Why a Vacation with Your Partner Is One of the Best Relationship Hacks

Why a Vacation with Your Partner Is One of the Best Relationship Hacks

Building a great relationship takes work. Like anything in life, you will have to make sacrifices and apply yourself; there is no easy path to attaining anything worthwhile.

That said, there are always certain strategies for achieving your goals with much less effort, and in terms of building a strong relationship, one of the best hacks is taking a vacation with your significant other.

Vacationing together can change the direction of your relationship and gift you an even stronger and happier bond within a surprisingly short amount of time.

If you’ve been considering going on a trip with your partner, now is the time to go. Here are some of the reasons why a vacation will be great for your relationship.

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Cultural Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don’ts in Peru

Cultural Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don’ts in Peru

When it comes to travel, preparation is not always limited to the practical side of things; booking your hotels, making sure your passport is valid, and deciding what to bring.

Wherever we go in the world, we find people doing things differently, so it’s important to prepare for cultural differences too (this is of course part of the joy of travel; after all, if we were all the same, the world would make for a very boring place!).

We can’t always avoid cultural slip-ups, and keeping your sense of humor when you travel will help you no end. Yet, taking a few minutes to learn about the culture and norms will help you avoid the most embarrassing scenarios.

The following are cultural dos and don’ts for when you travel to Peru. Follow these simple guidelines, and you will set yourself up to have a more meaningful and engaged trip.

After all, not offending everyone unintentionally at every turn can only be a good thing!

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Things to do in Warsaw Poland: The Best Sightseeing on a 2 Day City Break

Things to do in Warsaw Poland: The Best Sightseeing on a 2 Day City Break

An affordable European capital with a huge range of things to do and direct flights to most European cities sounds like a dream city break, right?

Growing up in Warsaw, I was convinced that my hometown was anything but a coveted tourist destination. Most people I met abroad had only been to Cracow, and the few who visited Warsaw usually came for business.

But after having moved to the UK for university, I now have a different perspective on things. Several friends have visited me over the years and they all absolutely loved it here. I slowly realised that Warsaw is, in fact, a pretty great destination.

For those willing to give Warsaw a chance, the following is an itinerary for a two-day city break, complete with sightseeing highlights and locals’ favourites for things to do.

Accommodation in Warsaw is pretty affordable by European standards, so you’ll be spoiled for choice! My personal recommendation is Sen Pszczoly: a good introduction to the city’s quirky vibe located right in the center.

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