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5 Unexpected Romantic Destinations This Summer

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5 Unexpected Romantic Destinations This Summer

Why should you always choose a traditional scenario for your vacation? A romantic getaway is a perfect excuse to explore a new corner of the world, though Paris, London and the Maldives have all been done before.

If you’re looking for romance, but want something different this summer, consider these 5 destinations – perhaps an unexpected choice, but we guarantee you’ll cherish the memories for a lifetime.

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3 Tips for Your Venice Trip

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3 Tips for Your Venice Trip

With its historic charm and romantic waterways, Venice is an inviting destination. Of course, its reputation is no secret, and some 20 million people visit the floating city each year.

But for such a well known destination, we still have a couple of tips we think would be handy to hear!

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5 Countries With Active Volcanoes You Can Visit

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5 Countries With Active Volcanoes You Can Visit

Getting to see a volcano up close is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. Whether they’re dormant or active, standing on the crater fills you with wonder (and sometimes dread) as you gaze into the maw of these colossi.

For the purposes of this article, we’ve chosen five different countries with live volcanoes. Though some of these have more than one volcano currently active, so keep an eye out for that, too.

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5 Best Destinations to Drive to in Europe

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5 Best Destinations to Drive to in Europe

Flights are one of the most obvious ways to travel throughout Europe, but that doesn’t mean that they’re the most affordable, comfortable, or even the most memorable. In fact, one of the best ways to explore Europe is to drive.

There’s a huge diversity of natural scenery throughout Europe, much of which you miss when you’re flying at 35,000 feet. And with roads which wind directly through some of the world’s most incredible landscapes, if you’re visiting the following European hot spots you should trade in your plane ticket for a set of car keys and drive.

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5 of the Most Epic Infinity Pools in the World

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5 of the Most Epic Infinity Pools in the World

While Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands’ infinity pool is the epitome of some of the most epic infinity pools in the world, can you imagine a pool which overlooks a safari, wildlife or the Swiss Alps?

Here we bring your 5 of the most jaw-dropping, epic infinity pools around the world.

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Hidden Film and TV Destinations in Europe

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Hidden Film and TV Destinations in Europe

“Stop!” he yelled at me from across the courtyard. “Yes, you!”

“Show me your student card! How did you get in here? The school is closed today. You’re not supposed to be here!”

The ironic thing was he actually looked like Vernon Dursley and was about to have a palpation that I had snuck past the guards.

The many colleges of Oxford University were closed for orientation day, and tourists were being turned away as students passed through the gates. Though I hadn’t traveled from Australia to see my Harry Potter trail go cold, and as an 20 year old employing the idea that if I didn’t look suspicious, they wouldn’t have reason to stop me, I walked myself straight through the gates.

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Top 10 Classic European Ski Resorts

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Top 10 Classic European Ski Resorts

If you’re planning on hitting the slopes this winter, Europe is home to some of the World’s most iconic ski resorts. And while skiing might have originated in Norway and Sweden, it’s the southern ski destinations that have cemented their names as a classic.

“From Ernest Hemingway in the 1920’s and James Bond in the 1980’s to the snowboarders of today, the mighty Alps provide both framework and backdrop for skiing in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.” You’ll find reliable snow, vast skiing terrains, legendary night life and family friendly facilities. There are Michelin-starred restaurants, five-star hotels and destination spas with ultra-luxury chalets.

Europe has literally hundreds of ski resorts to choose from, though only a couple of classics. Here are our favorite top 10.

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Countries Which Won’t Let You In Without Health Insurance

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Countries Which Won’t Let You In Without Health Insurance

There are many, many reasons you should purchase health insurance when traveling abroad, the most obvious being to protect yourself in the case of an emergency, though some countries are beginning to require health coverage as a mandatory condition of entry, meaning travelers no longer have the choice to travel without a plan.

Expat hubs around the world are beginning to require mandatory health insurance before issuing a visa, and more and more countries are deciding to refuse entry without it. Many travelers don’t realize that without the correct insurance, they could be turned away from the destination they are visiting before they make it past airport arrivals.

The following countries are among those jumping on the trend of making health insurance mandatory for those wishing to travel or live overseas.

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Why You Should Visit Umbria In Italy

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Why You Should Visit Umbria In Italy

Move over Rome and Venice, Umbria – the green heart of Italy- is offering tourists an authentic Italian experience without the bustling crowds!

Cascading green hills, speckled meadows and luscious warm sun await you on your Umbria villa holidays, and with a colourful and equally fascinating history and culture, you’ll be left captivated and head over heels in love with this glorious region. The only region in Italy that does not border either coastline or another country, the green heart offers an authentic Italian experience that has not been diluted by globalisation.

For travelers who have visited Italy in the past and already ticked off the more renowned destinations from their bucketlist, you may want to consider visiting the beautiful region of Umbria for your next trip.

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Things to Do in Italy This Winter; Ideas for an Unforgettable Winter Break

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Things to Do in Italy This Winter; Ideas for an Unforgettable Winter Break

Many travellers and tourists fall into the trap of thinking that Italy peaks in the summer. However, when winter comes around and the crowds die down there are some truly extraordinary things you can see and do.

Spending winter in Italy may not be something you’ve previously considered, but the country is just as spectacular at this time of year as it is over summer (maybe even more so!). So, take a look at some of the wonderful events and experiences you can attend, making your winter break to Italy unforgettable.

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