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How to Travel in a More Ethically Conscious Way

Posted by on 10:09 pm in Blog, Eco Tourism | 1 comment

How to Travel in a More Ethically Conscious Way

Let’s be honest. Making ethical travel choices isn’t always easy. And it’s often the least sustainable means of travel which come in the cheapest, while companies who champion positive ethical values and responsible travel are slightly more expensive.

Responsible and ethical travel will require you to do your research before you visit a place. It will cost time, money and effort. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and you can often make an individual impact by being willing to make a couple of simple lifestyle changes.

We can’t all live in the mountains and eat only what we have grown in our vegetable patches, however part of our duty as travellers is being aware that our decisions (yes, even on holiday!) have a significant impact on our natural surroundings.

I genuinely believe that we can explore the world and discover new cultures and places, while honouring and respecting the planet. Here are a few of my suggestions for how to travel in a more ethically conscious way.

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Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Malta

Posted by on 1:46 pm in Blog, Malta | 8 comments

Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Malta

For many travel enthusiasts, finding a perfect place to spend an unforgettable summer can be quite challenging. With so many famous tropical destinations out there, the choices seem to be endless.

An island nation that lies in the heart of the Mediterranean, one of the top picks when it comes to summer escapade is the beautiful island of Malta.

Aside from its rich history and stunning natural beauty, Malta’s weather is perfect beach weather; very mild winters and warm to hot summers. The seascapes here are among the most stunning in the Mediterranean, and the beaches radiate with golden sand.

Don’t let the title of the ‘Smallest Country in EU’ fool you; with such an incredible range of coastline to choose from, Malta Uncovered has put together a comprehensive list of the best beaches around the country.

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Budget Travel Hacks: 9 Ways to Save Money While Visiting Sydney

Posted by on 4:21 pm in Australia, Blog, Budget Travel, World | 12 comments

Budget Travel Hacks: 9 Ways to Save Money While Visiting Sydney

Sydney is one of the most amazing cities in the world, but it can also be one of the most expensive.

From a morning cup of coffee to a bunk in a hostel, the cost of visiting Sydney often catches travelers off guard, and might be a little bit higher than you were expecting.

However, you don’t have to let a trip to Sydney break the bank! Here are our top tips and tricks for saving money while visiting this incredible city.

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Travel Apps You May Not Have Realized You Need

Posted by on 6:14 pm in Blog, Technology, Travel Tips | 20 comments

Travel Apps You May Not Have Realized You Need

When we think of useful travel apps we think of browsing the app store and downloading something useful to our phone.

And certainly, nowadays there are apps for just about everything; flight schedules, money journals, foreign language translations – there’s something to meet every traveler’s need.

There are many mainstream apps that almost everyone has; social media apps for staying connected, perhaps online banking to stay on top of your bills while you’re overseas. But by the same token, there are also a range of apps that will make your life easier, that you may not have realized you need!

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Malpensa Airport to Lugano: Reasons to Visit Switzerland While in Italy

Posted by on 10:33 am in Blog, Switzerland | 14 comments

Malpensa Airport to Lugano: Reasons to Visit Switzerland While in Italy

Europe is one of those very rare continents where you can land in Italy for breakfast, and be in Switzerland by lunch. And if there ever was a town worth crossing the border for, it would be the Swiss city of Lugano.

An hour drive from Milan’s Malpensa Airport, Lugano is the largest holiday town in the region of Ticino, and with a stunning selection of natural sites, historic buildings, and a distinct Mediterranean flair, there are many reasons to plan a visit during your trip to Italy.

Whether you plan to visit Lugano as a day trip from Milan, or use it as your springboard to start exploring Switzerland, it’s cheap and easy to organize a shuttle bus, train, or private transfer.

The following are reasons to make the trip from Malpensa Airport to Lugano, and visit Switzerland while you’re visiting Italy!

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3 Days in Bangkok Itinerary (Places to Visit & What to See)

Posted by on 11:14 am in Blog, Thailand | 36 comments

3 Days in Bangkok Itinerary (Places to Visit & What to See)

Bangkok’s reputation precedes itself, but however you feel about the Thai capital, it is safe to say that it’s definitely not a boring place.

For me, it was a struggle to like the city. On my first visit I loved it, on my second I hated it. On my third and fourth I was a bit indifferent, and on my latest visit, in February 2018, love blossomed again.

Having spent quite some time in ‘the Venice of the east’ I feel comfortable writing that if you visited Bangkok without liking it, you probably had the wrong guide.

So to help you avoid developing an unhealthy and complicated relationship with Bangkok, here are some tips to make sure your visit to ‘the Sin City of Asia’ (damn, so many nicknames) is going to be a spot on success.

You can also use our three day Bangkok itinerary as a guide for planning out your trip.

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Paris off the Beaten Path: Unique and Unusual Things to do in Paris

Posted by on 11:17 am in Blog, France | 33 comments

Paris off the Beaten Path: Unique and Unusual Things to do in Paris

Paris. Every superlative in the world has been used to describe Paris, and whether they’ve personally traveled or not, I would wager that every person on earth could reel off an impressive list of things to do.

Photographs of Paris are instantly recognizable, and if you’re traveling to snap a photo of the wrought iron Eiffel Tower, or gargoyled Notre Dame cathedral, let’s be honest, that’s not exactly new.

Paris is, after-all, the most visited city in Europe, and many, many, people have walked the lamplit bridges of the Seine before you.

But despite being one of the most travelled cities in the world, Paris manages to keep a few secrets. Beyond the grandoise palaces and boulevards, and behind the museums and historic facades, are cobbled backstreets with many lesser-known things to do.

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The Best of Italy in a Two Week Itinerary

Posted by on 6:07 pm in Blog, Italy | 36 comments

The Best of Italy in a Two Week Itinerary

So you’ve finally decided to cross Italy off your bucket list, now comes the difficulty of actually deciding what kind of experience you want to have!

When it comes to a country like Italy, it’s important to first resign yourself to the fact you won’t be able to see everything in a single trip. You could easily spend two weeks in just about any Italian city alone.

But if you’re looking to take in the highlights, the following is a perfect 2-week itinerary for experiencing the best of Italy. Included are the “Big 3”, being Rome, Florence, and Venice. These cities cater to just about any type of traveller whether you’re a foodie, architecture/art lover, history fanatic, or are simply searching for a little romance.

So without further ado, enjoy this helpful itinerary and “Fai un buon viaggi”!

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Things to do in Palma Mallorca (Majorca) Spain

Posted by on 11:25 am in Blog, Spain | 26 comments

Things to do in Palma Mallorca (Majorca) Spain

Palma is a beautiful resort city and capital of the Spanish island Majorca, which is located off the coast of Spain in the western part of the Mediterranean.

This beautiful coastal city is known as a hot destination for tourists who want a relaxing beach vacation with an infusion of history.

Dating back to the 13th century, Palma has a rich Gothic history, and many of the city’s buildings maintain their original baroque influence. Honeycolored stone and medieval streets makes for an incredibly unique look for a beach city.

Despite being a historic town, Palma has a modern soul, with an endless list of modern culture, entertainment and gastronomy.

There are a lot of things you can do in Majorca, though you’ll want to spend time in Palma if you’re a beach lover and / or history buff.

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4 Reasons Summer is a Better Time to Visit Vail

Posted by on 6:31 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, United States | 22 comments

4 Reasons Summer is a Better Time to Visit Vail

It’s hard to believe that summer in Vail, Colorado, is considered off-season when there’s so much more that’s offered during this time of year.

Vail may have the largest ski mountain in Colorado, but unless you love skiing all day every day, there isn’t much more to do in winter except freeze outside or sit indoors by the fire.

Summer brings a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, special events, and beautiful weather to Vail, making it the preferred season by locals.

Here are just some of the many reasons why you should make Vail your next summer holiday.

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