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The Logistics of Planning a Trip to Niagara Falls

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The Logistics of Planning a Trip to Niagara Falls

When it comes to natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is right up there. World famous for its unstoppable flow of water and ‘great plumes of icy mist’, witnessing the falls is a hypnotic experience.

But, before you even get there, you’ll have to tackle the logistics.

Whether you’re planning on visiting Niagara for a day, overnight night, or a long weekend, the following information will help you with your planning.

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Secret Spain: 5 Hidden Gems to Discover

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Secret Spain: 5 Hidden Gems to Discover

With stunning natural landscapes, quaint fishing villages and historic monuments, Spain is brimming with amazing sights just waiting to be discovered.

Yes, Barcelona is overcrowded (to the point where they’re considering a limit of tourism), and every corner of Madrid has been uncovered, but there is much more to the country.

Whether you’re staying in a hotel or a luxury Spanish villa such as these from Oliver’s Travels, go beyond the popular resorts, towns and villages to see what hidden gems you can find.

Here are some of the fantastic places you can discover.

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The 10 Best Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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The 10 Best Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites

There are over 1,100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered across the globe, though Italy ranks number one when it comes to countries with the most (technically, it shares this top spot with China, but does hold the record when it comes to cultural sites [50]).

Whether you plan on visiting the historic center of Naples, Florence, Rome, or Siena (all of which are UNESCO sites themselves), there are an impressive 55 Italian UNESCO World Heritage sites.

With 55 sites, there’s definitely a lot to choose from, so we’ve put together a list of the best; our top 10 favorites you should start with. So let’s get started!

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Free Spirit Pods: Luxury Eco-Accommodation on Tasmania’s Bruny Island

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Free Spirit Pods: Luxury Eco-Accommodation on Tasmania’s Bruny Island

One of the southern-most points in Australia, Bruny Island lies off the south coast of Tasmania. Though despite being just a short drive and ferry ride from Hobart, less than 10% of travelers to Tasmania visit, choosing instead to head to more famous parts of the State like Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park.

Their loss!

While Bruny Island may only be 50 kilometres across, the unassuming island is one of Tasmania’s best kept secrets, and while small in size, it certainly packs a heavy punch; think stunning natural beaches, elusive quolls and white wallabies, and sustainable luxury at its finest.

You’ll need at least 3 days to really do the island justice, and when it comes to accommodation, we can highly recommend Free Spirit Pods; gorgeous, fully self contained eco-pods set on the waterfront, backed by 8 acres of bushland on North Bruny Island.

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Planning Tips: Getting Your Kicks on Route 66

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Planning Tips: Getting Your Kicks on Route 66

One of the oldest routes in America, and immortalised by Nat King Cole, Route 66 is undoubtedly an iconic road trip adventure.

But of course, with a distance of almost 4000 KM, spanning from Chicago to LA, it’s best to know what you’re letting yourself in for.

And that’s exactly what this guide is for!

Read on to find out more about how to get your kicks on Route 66!

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Why Japan is a Must-Visit Destination in 2020

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Why Japan is a Must-Visit Destination in 2020

Ask a thousand people which countries feature on their bucket list, and most will make mention to Japan. After-all, it’s a melting pot of cherry blossoms, ancient traditions, and beautiful people with deep cultural roots!

There’s also the Insta-worthy food!

Japan is a patchwork of intense urban life mixed with traditional sites; exciting modern architecture sits next to a diverse legacy of beautiful castles and temples from ancient times. Though there are also tropical islands and snowy mountains for skiing in addition to its face paced cosmopolitan cities.

Japan is a country that many say they would love to visit; ‘it’ll happen someday soon‘. But with 2020 fast approaching, and an epic year ahead for the country, it’s time to commit to making it happen!

Here’s why Japan is a must visit destination in 2020.

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3 Reasons Travelers Are So Drawn to New York City

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3 Reasons Travelers Are So Drawn to New York City

Also known as the Big Apple and the City that Never Sleeps, New York has an incredibly powerful draw; like moths to a flame, millions of travelers visit this iconic city every year, attracted by museums, Broadway, Fifth Avenue shopping, and so much more.

The world’s most famous city has a tourist to-do list longer than the east coast, so instead of listing things to do (which you can find in this post), we’ve decided to try and pin down why the city is so magical.

Sure, it’s easy to say that there’s nowhere else in the world quite like New York, but why? What makes travelers so enamored and fall in love so quickly with this buzzing cultural capital?

Each person’s love of New York will be entirely personal, but we’ve managed to pin down the reasons people commonly visit New York.

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Sicily

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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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Salamanca Wharf Hotel Review: A Modern Apartment Hotel in Historic Hobart

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Salamanca Wharf Hotel Review: A Modern Apartment Hotel in Historic Hobart

Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, Hobart is one of Australia’s most fascinating and history-rich destinations. It offers a unique culture that is much different than you’ll find on mainland Australia, and was one of the first regions of Australia to be explored; Sullivans Cove was the initial landing site for early British settlers in Hobart and Risdon Cove would become the first European settlement in Tasmania.

Hobart continues to showcase its long history to this day, having preserved much of its early landmarks and original buildings. And for those looking to be in the heart of it all, there’s no better place to drop anchor than Battery Point, one of the city’s most prestigious (and historic) suburbs.

Battery Point is the entertainment and cultural hub of Hobart, and it’s where most of the city’s major events take place, from the famed Salamanca Markets to Australia’s biggest and longest running food and wine festival, the Taste.

As far as accommodation goes, Battery Point’s Salamanca Wharf Hotel is where we choose to stay; a contemporary self-contained boutique apartment hotel, perfectly situated for easily exploring, just steps from Salamanca Place.

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Must Visit Cities in Europe for Student Holidays

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Must Visit Cities in Europe for Student Holidays

Whether you’re studying in Europe, or taking a short semester abroad, there are plenty of destinations across the continent that are perfect for short weekend breaks, or student holidays.

With plenty of budget accommodation, cheap travel, and a thriving young backpacker scene, Europe is the perfect place to explore as a student – even if you’re quite broke and have limited money!

You’re quite blessed as a student in Europe, because you’ll never be short of cities to visit, and exciting travel opportunities. And, a lot of the time, your trips can actually tie into your studies (Europe is a hub of everything from history to architecture, to world politics!).

Looking for inspiration on cities you should visit during a semester break or school holiday? You can’t go wrong with the following.

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