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How to Create Travel Memories That Last

How to Create Travel Memories That Last

How many of you have looked back on your Facebook to an old travel album and felt somewhat disappointed at the low-quality photos and videos you took?

In your head, they’re crystal clear but the media doesn’t hold up. The thought of having them printed and framed wouldn’t sit well nowadays. It’s a disappointing feeling, to say the least.

Travel is kind of weird because, on the flipside, we also have a bit of remorse for having spent too much time trying to capture a moment with our phones/camera versus just being in the moment.

You can’t help but think you didn’t maximize the trip because too much of it was spent behind the lens, working, or trying to think of the perfect Instagram caption.

Want to know how to create better travel memories (the type you’ll also take home via photos, film, and other ways)? Read on.

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10 Great Lakes to Get Your ‘Boating On’ this Summer

10 Great Lakes to Get Your ‘Boating On’ this Summer

Summer is here, which means vacations and getaways on the water are here. Whether you own your own boat or simply like to rent one when possible, boating on a lake provides you with great views, plenty of sunshine, lots of fishing and exploration, and a variety of memories.

No matter if you want to stay local or head out of state, or if you’re looking for a party location or someplace a little more tame, be sure to check out the 10 great lakes to get your boating on this summer.

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6 Differences Between a Commercial and Private Jet Travel

6 Differences Between a Commercial and Private Jet Travel

The world of flying by private jet has always seemed far removed from the plans of the ordinary traveler. However, a closer look at this travel niche reveals an interesting shift over the years.

In the past, private jet travel was unfathomable for the overwhelming majority of people. Individuals who flew by private jet owned a private jet. The proliferation of private jet charter however has expanded the pool of private jet travelers (you can see an example of private jet charter options here).

If you’ve been considering flying by private jet, it’s important to note the differences between private and commercial flights. We have listed the 6 most profound differences here.

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The Minimalist Guide to Travel Planning for Iceland

The Minimalist Guide to Travel Planning for Iceland

Travel enlivens the mind. New destinations, cuisine, people, customs, and culture will awaken your dormant wanderlust.

When everything is unfamiliar, you’ll feel like a child, approaching each day with a sense of curiosity, delighted by the most trivial things. While, of course, there is a whole wide wonderful world awaiting you, one destination to put on your wish list is Iceland.

Travelers who visit Iceland describe it as a wonderland with a moon-like landscape, ice-blue glaciers, geothermal soaking pools, and active volcanoes. They also say that the people are wonderfully hospitable, the food delicious, and the adventures fabulous.

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Bhutan Festival Season: Where to Go and When for the Best Festivals in Bhutan

Bhutan Festival Season: Where to Go and When for the Best Festivals in Bhutan

One of the most interesting destinations in the world, Bhutan is a mysterious country wedged in-between India and China, in the high altitudes of the Himalayas. It is known for its rich cultural history; a remote region defined by majestic monasteries, fluttering prayer flags; and elaborate festivals.

While festivals in Bhutan are so frequent that you could easily happen upon one by accident, you can definitely plan ahead to make sure your trip coincides with attending. Bhutanese festivals are perhaps one of the most authentic cultural experiences left in the world.

The word “tsechu” translates literally to “ten-day,” and Bhutan’s annual tsechu festivals are held in honor of Guru Rinpoche, who is said to have brought Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. Tsechu are held in various cities throughout the year, so knowing about them in advance may help you decide the best time to visit Bhutan.

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How to Hire a 4WD in Australia

How to Hire a 4WD in Australia

Australia is one of the most unique places to visit on the planet. Not only does it have some of the best cities, but it also has one of a kind nature, perfect for a 4WD adventure.

Sometimes the best way to experience a place is to travel off the beaten path. Australia has so much to discover, you might want to just get away from the tried and true and explore rarely seen parts of this stunning country.

The best way to see the world off the beaten path is by hiring an off-road vehicle to take you through the outback. Should you hire a 4WD in Australia during your stay? We’ll talk about the pros and cons of this unusual way to see Australian wildlife in this post!

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A Few Women’s Travel Wardrobe Ideas for 2018

A Few Women’s Travel Wardrobe Ideas for 2018

Packing the right clothes is essential, especially if you are going away for more than a week or two. You need to be ready for a range of weather conditions and activities.

Plus, of course, you want to be on trend and look your best. To help you to do exactly that I have spent a bit of time online looking at the latest fashions and have come up with a few essential wardrobe items that are particularly good for travellers.

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4 Stag Do Activities for Groups With a Need for Speed

4 Stag Do Activities for Groups With a Need for Speed

Everyone knows the best man’s most important task is to plan the most amazing, over the top stag party that will put the groom’s bachelor days behind him in a way he won’t soon forget.

And while choosing a destination is one of the first things to consider (let’s be honest, since the Hangover trilogy, destination stag do’s are the hottest way to celebrate), choosing activities for the stag do is equally as important.

For groups who have a need for speed, the following activities are available in most destinations, regardless of where you choose to travel to.

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Why Vienna is a Great Family Destination

Why Vienna is a Great Family Destination

Travelling with young children is always interesting. Somehow they add to the adventure. Sure, you have to juggle things a bit and you definitely have to plan a lot more than you would if it were only adults travelling. But, it is still a lot of fun having them with you.

After a while, you get the hang of it and travelling with your children becomes a lot easier. Often, you are pleasantly surprised by just how well the needs of children are accommodated, these days.

Vienna offers a great example of what I mean. When people think of this city they rarely think of it as a destination for families with children. This is a great shame because as you will see really is a great place for families.

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Top 7 Travel Tips for Adventure Travelers

Top 7 Travel Tips for Adventure Travelers

Adventure travel is set to boom by nearly 50% over a five year period ending in 2020. The more affordable travel costs, technological advances, and the greater exposure people have to other parts of the world these days accounts for a part of that growth. And the rest of it is a fruit of that inimitable spirit of adventure that naturally resides in so many of us.

But deciding to venture out to another part of the globe, or to a remote area of your own country or continent, is only the beginning. To make your trip truly successful, free of unnecessary glitches and stress-points, and as enjoyable and as memorable as possible, you need to plan ahead.

Here are seven top tips for adventure travelers that will help make your trip all you want it to be:

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Condo-Hotel Trends for 2018

Condo-Hotel Trends for 2018

Simply living in a luxury condo-hotel is no longer enough. Many buyers seek condos in architecturally significant buildings.

New buildings by leading architects or renovations of historic, architecturally important structures will lead the way. New York’s Waldorf Astoria is a prime example of the latter.

Condo owners are increasingly seeking world-class design in additions to the amenities offered by a condo-hotel.

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Experience the Best of Downtown NYC on a Bus Tour

Experience the Best of Downtown NYC on a Bus Tour

Unlike Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, also known as the Downtown, offers a dramatic contrast between the new and the old. The experiences you will get there span from the 17th century, and the best way to savor every moment is by using a bus tour service.

Basically, there are so many things to do and see in Lower Manhattan, and what tour you choose depends on the time you have to spend in the area. Keep in mind that Manhattan is the mother of New York City, thanks to the contribution of the Dutch and the British.

Read on to learn more about touring Downtown NYC on a tour bus.

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Return to Munich: A Lesson in Travel

Return to Munich: A Lesson in Travel

When I was in college I spent a year in Munich on a student exchange. I had a good time. It was historically significant because it was when the Berlin Wall came down. The world shared a sense of excitement and worry as the the Iron Curtain opened up to the west. As an adult, I decided I wanted to return to the place where I spent such a significant period of my youth.

I realized that I would not be returning to the exact same place, in that the city and country have changed and modernized just like the rest of the world. What would I see that has changed? The Bavarians are notorious for resisting change, but technology has affected the whole world and certainly the ultra-tech savvy Germans.

This trip was also going to require different planning than in my youth. As a 20 year old, I had little in terms of possessions and I had the luxury of being able to store them with family. Now, I need a dog and house sitter.

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5 Ways to Reward to Yourself During Retirement

5 Ways to Reward to Yourself During Retirement

Retirement can be the most exciting time of your life, a time when you finally get to do a lot of things you have always dreamed about doing, but couldn’t.

Perhaps, like many people, you’ve worked hard and planned far in advance to prepare financially for retirement. But what about planning ways to make retirement more enjoyable?

Here are 5 suggestions on how you can reward yourself during your golden years:

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Learn How to Make Your First Camping Trip as Enjoyable as It Can Be

Learn How to Make Your First Camping Trip as Enjoyable as It Can Be

Going camping is a great way to reconnect with Mother Nature. If you have never been camping before, you may not know how to properly prepare for your first trip.

Roughing it is no longer necessary when camping. There are things that you can do to make the trip more enjoyable and less stressful.

Use the following guide for a few tips and tricks to use to make your next camping trip as fun and safe as possible.

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Five Ways to Make Travel Easy

Five Ways to Make Travel Easy

There are never enough ways to make traveling easy. Millions of people travel every year and with newer technologies and the advent of the internet of things, we continue to find new ways to lessen the stress and burden.

Whether it’s via plane, train, or ferry, the easier it is to travel, the better you’re able to concentrate on what brought you to the place you’re traveling to. So, these tips will help you whether you’re traveling for pleasure or for business.

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How to Choose the Best Luxury Boutique Hotels on South Beach

How to Choose the Best Luxury Boutique Hotels on South Beach

Florida is known for its sunny weather and beautiful beaches, and South Beach is no exception. Today, South Beach is one of the top vacation destinations in the world.

It’s not only the best place to dine at the best restaurants in the country, but you can also spot lots of celebrities enjoying the luxuries of Miami!

If you want to relax and enjoy South Beach in style, here is a guide to choosing the best luxury boutique hotels on South Beach!

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The Perils Of Traveling

The Perils Of Traveling

When we travel, for business or pleasure, we expect everything to go smoothly. But seasoned travelers will advise you to plan ahead for unexpected bumps and bruises along the way.

Before you head out on your next traveling adventure, here are a few things for you to consider. Always plan ahead to minimize the stress.

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Things You Should Consider Before You Apply for a Personal Loan

Things You Should Consider Before You Apply for a Personal Loan

The personal loan market has grown considerably in Australia over the past 5 years, many people are choosing to finance their lifestyles with debt.

This is causing a debt trap for some people when they apply for a personal loan, so it’s important that you understand what you are getting into and to understand that there are sometimes other alternatives if you need to borrow money.

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The Top Five Things I Miss When Travelling

The Top Five Things I Miss When Travelling

I love to travel, whether it’s to another neighborhood in my home town or to the other side of the world. There’s nothing quite as fun as seeing new sights, hearing new sounds and tasting new tastes.

But there are a few moments when I crave those home comforts that I never quite get back in Australia.

For the year up to August 2017, 8.7 million overseas visitors came to Australia. A lot of them will love Oz, but they may end up feeling homesick too! In this blog post, I’m going to name the five things I miss the most when on my travels.

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Sights You Should See From the Water in NYC

Sights You Should See From the Water in NYC

There’s nothing more impressive than standing in the busy streets of New York City, gazing up at the buildings as people move around you.

Except, of course, seeing the city from the water.

Seeing New York City from a boat allows you to skip the traffic, avoid the lines, and see the bigger picture of the incredible New York skyline.

Whether you’re an introvert at heart or just looking for a different perspective, here is what you should see from the water in NYC.

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[Sale Finished] Hotwire.com Launches Million Dollar Sale for Las Vegas

[Sale Finished] Hotwire.com Launches Million Dollar Sale for Las Vegas

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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What You Need to Know Before Extending Your B2 Visa

What You Need to Know Before Extending Your B2 Visa

Finding out that your business visa has expired before you’re through with what came for in the country for can be a pretty disturbing case, but that shouldn’t really worry you since the immigration department gives you a chance to extend b2 visa and stay a little longer.

However, it shouldn’t be lost on you that there are a few things you need to keep in mind when you set about extending your stay in the country.

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3 European Destinations You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

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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