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WIN 4 Nights in a Luxury Villa in Thailand!!! + Reasons to Choose a Luxury Villa Over a Hotel Room

Posted by on 12:48 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, Romantic Journey | 19 comments

WIN 4 Nights in a Luxury Villa in Thailand!!! + Reasons to Choose a Luxury Villa Over a Hotel Room

The travel industry is changing, and so too are mindsets and expectations of the every day traveler. Where the 5 star hotel was once the luxury experience that we all craved, experiences are now edging towards more relaxed vacations where wellness, independence and privacy are prioritized.

So it’s no surprise that luxury villas have become the trend, tempting travelers with offers of exotic locations, private beach access, and personal chefs.

For the traveler eager to avoid crowded swimming pools, expensive food, and the general busyness that a hotel atmosphere brings, here are 5 reasons that should convince you to choose a luxury villa rental for your next trip.

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Melbourne Sightseeing: Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne in 2018

Posted by on 11:53 am in Australia, Blog | 27 comments

Melbourne Sightseeing: Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne in 2018

Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is one of the world’s most liveable cities, and draws visitors from all over the globe with its elegant European feel, convenient and reliable public transportation, wide array of delicious gastronomic offerings, and wealth of exciting attractions.

With year round festivals and events, there is always something happening in Melbourne. Whether you fancy watching sports, enjoying loads of entertainment options, or simply want to relax in beautiful gardens, Melbourne makes for the perfect holiday no matter what your personality is.

Here are some of Melbourne’s top attractions and experiences you must experience in 2018.

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Seeking Travel Inspiration From Non-Travel Quotes

Posted by on 10:25 pm in Blog, Writers | 20 comments

Seeking Travel Inspiration From Non-Travel Quotes

Do you know the best thing about a quote? You can interpret them however you like.

If you’re a fan of travel quotes, you’ve probably heard the same quotes used over and over again. The internet has a small pool of favorites, and they’re all overused!

But if you’re looking for some new inspiration, it can be quite insightful to take quotes from other places, like a list of sports quotes, and see if there are any travel lessons you can find!

The following are seven quotes that I’ve interpreted into travel inspiration. You’ll find four sporting quotes from Lou Piniella, Gift Ngoepe, Shaq and Muhammad Ali, as well as quotes Albert Einstein, Mindy Kaling and the man we’re going to start with, Louis C.K.

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5 Tips To Break Your Overpacking Habit

Posted by on 3:25 pm in Blog, Travel Tips | 18 comments

5 Tips To Break Your Overpacking Habit

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been in the position of having packed a bit too much on a previous trip. Whether it’s backup shoes or an extra iPad, even with our best efforts, sometimes avoiding overpacking is a hard thing to do.

Packing a suitcase is somewhat of a tricky mixture of artistry and science, but trust us it’s one totally worth mastering! So if you’d love to learn to pack less but have no idea how to pair down your options, let this be your guide to getting started.

Simply read ahead to find out my five essential packing tips.

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4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

Posted by on 4:00 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, Expeditions, Healthy Travel, Japan, Road Trips, Writers | 25 comments

4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

Japan could easily be considered to be among the world’s most desired destinations. I mean, who hasn’t dreamed of watching the sun set over a tori gate, visit the thousands of shrines in Kyoto, or witness dawn from the top of Mt. Fuji?

And in terms of getting around, the country has one of the safest, cleanest, fastest, most efficient, punctual and convenient public transportation networks in the world. But while you might be tempted by the city subways, bullet trains, or even by catching a flight, we opted for an entirely different way of seeing Japan: by bike.

With considerate drivers, great infrastructure, and a well connected network of roads, Japan is a perfect destination for bicycle touring first-timers. We spent 3 months on our bikes exploring Kyushu, Shikoku, and Southern Honsu, but you still can easily cover a wide cross section of Japan in 7 – 10 days.

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An Introductory Travel Guide to Santorini

Posted by on 11:01 am in Blog, Greece | 22 comments

An Introductory Travel Guide to Santorini

I first stepped foot on Santorini for my honeymoon. I had promised my wife the most romantic destination on earth, and all research pointed to Santorini; one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, and easily one of the most stunning in the world.

From cobblestone streets to stark white homes with colorful blue domes, straight from the front of a postcard, there is no shortage of things to do and see when you’re on this Greek island.

To kick start your research for putting together a Santorini trip, we have put together an introduction to the island.

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5 Ways To Make Money as a Digital Nomad

Posted by on 7:19 pm in Blog, Expat Life | 22 comments

5 Ways To Make Money as a Digital Nomad

As the world becomes more connected through the internet, being in a specific physical location to do work has become less and less necessary. People from anywhere can do work everywhere and often do. No office. No store. This has given rise to the term digital nomad.

Digital nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Such workers often work remotely from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces, or recreational vehicles.

This phenomenon is catching on by workers and businesses globally. Here are 5 ways to make money as a digital nomad.

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5 Ways to Make Travel Look Good on Your Resume

Posted by on 8:07 pm in Blog, Student Travel, Travel Tips, Volunteer Travel | 26 comments

5 Ways to Make Travel Look Good on Your Resume

With fierce competition for the same jobs these days, it’s very easy to get swept up in the mindset of “I’ll travel later”, not wanting to leave a gap in your resume.

It’s long been thought that a large gap in your resume will mean being treated unfavorably by a prospective employer – especially if your explanation for the gap is “I was traveling the world”.

Though here’s some news – travel may actually boost your employability. As long as you can explain the benefits of your travel experience to a potential employer it could actually help your resume stand out, and improve your chances of being shortlisted for an interview.

But travel isn’t as novel as it used to be, so how can you properly market your time abroad to make your skills and experiences look good?

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10 Picturesque Towns In Northern France To Explore

Posted by on 2:00 pm in Blog, France | 18 comments

10 Picturesque Towns In Northern France To Explore

France isn’t a country that has incredible cities and towns in short supply. In fact, it’s almost unheard of for anyone to come back from France, especially Northern France, without being well and truly blown away!

But there’s a lot to be gained from straying a little further than the usual tourist trail. Paris is fantastic and Bordeaux is incredibly beautiful, but it’s not until you discover a hidden gem that you understand just how quaint and picturesque the north of France can really be.

Being such a short distance from the UK, and with regular cross channel ferry services from Brittany Ferries, it’s easy to see the attraction of Northern France. So whether you’re considering a short break or an extended holiday, consider one of the following towns; you may not have realized this side of France even existed!

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Managing the Anxiety of Leaving Your Pet Behind to Travel

Posted by on 11:20 am in Blog, Travel Tips | 24 comments

Managing the Anxiety of Leaving Your Pet Behind to Travel

One of the downsides of traveling to explore the world is leaving our furry friends behind for a period of time. While you have the option to take them with you, depending on where you’re planning to go, you don’t want them to get quarantined, do you?

On top of this, there’s the hassle of finding accommodation. No matter how charming our pet is, most hosts don’t accommodate animals. So a lot of people find themselves without much choice but to leave their pets behind.

The thing is, however, that in their place, develops worry, and an anxiety which sticks with us throughout our trip. It’s important that your pets have been left in safe hands when you leave for a trip. These are your best options, as well as tips to keep you from worrying.

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