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Summer Style Hack: Lose Your Tanlines Without Losing Your Swimsuit!

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Summer Style Hack: Lose Your Tanlines Without Losing Your Swimsuit!

Summer time means tropical holidays, swimsuits and fun and in the sun! But spending all day in your swimming trunks, even while wearing SPF, can result in unsightly tanlines.

And let’s be honest, fake tans aren’t always the best.

If tanning is your goal this summer, it’s actually a lot harder than you think to do it naturally and evenly. Between sticky and streaky lotions, expensive sprays, and unavoidable tanlines, it can seem nearly impossible to achieve an all-over, natural tan.

And not a lot of countries allow you to go nude at the beach!

If you’re after a natural tan without the fake products, and without having to completely strip, we’ve discovered a fabulous travel hack: CoolTanⓇ.

Their amazing line of shirts and swimwear make it easier than ever before to get an amazing tan, through your swimsuit, meaning you can say goodbye to tan lines and enjoy that tropical beach time!

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How to get to Siem Reap (and Angkor Wat)

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How to get to Siem Reap (and Angkor Wat)

There’s a certain magic about Siem Reap; as the gateway to Angkor Wat, this small, compact tourist town is where modern and ancient worlds collide.

Cosmopolitan cafes and modern markets form the epicenter of chic Cambodia, though a short tuk-tuk ride and you’ve stepped back in time.

Siem Reap was built around an empire of ancient temples, and from those reclaimed by the roots of enormous banyan trees, to complexes that were once the royal capital city of the Khmer empire, the city of Siem Reap is an incredible base for authentic adventure.

There’s plenty to do in Siem Reap beyond the temples of course; from the Cambodian circus, to Buddhist monasteries, and back country adventures to explore rural villages fringed by endless rice paddies, swaying sugar palms, and water buffaloes.

But before you focus on things to do (and you won’t be short of things to do!), the first thing to figure out is how to get there; by plane, bus, or boat.

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Air India Launches Direct Flights to Toronto

Posted by on 11:57 am in Blog, Canada, India, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Air India Launches Direct Flights to Toronto

Access between Canada and India will be greatly enhanced when Air India’s Amritsar-Delhi-Toronto flights commence this World Tourism Day (September 27 2019). The timing of the announcement seems fitting; WTD celebrates the importance of tourism and the role it plays in social, cultural, and economic issues.

Currently, only three airlines offer direct flights between India and all of North America, and Air India’s newly announced route will save both time and money for people traveling between the two countries. So it’s quite an exciting announcement.

The flights will be offered weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; it will take roughly 15 hours, and cover a distance of around 7,000 miles. Passengers can expect to be flown on Air India’s Boeing 777-300ER which will accommodate around 350 passengers.

To celebrate Air India’s new launch of their direct cheap flights to India from Canada, we have compiled a list of highlights from each of the three cities involved in the new route. The following are exciting things to do in Amritsar, Delhi, and Toronto.

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7 Useful Apps Every Traveler Should Have on Their Phone

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7 Useful Apps Every Traveler Should Have on Their Phone

Vacay! V-A-C-A-Y! There’s a smartphone app for everything these days, and when it comes to travel, our phones have become like our own personalized travel agents.

From finding flights, to accessing real time translations, they’ve become a one stop shop for everything we need to search for, book, and enjoy our holidays.

But if you browse through the travel section of the app store, you’ll find thousands of useful apps, and obviously, these aren’t all going to fit on your phone! So, to help you out we’ve narrowed it down to the 7 we find the most useful.

Here are 7 useful travel apps you should download … every traveler should have these on their phone!

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7 Reasons Every Australian Traveller Should Know About Traveloka

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7 Reasons Every Australian Traveller Should Know About Traveloka

It’s no secret that as Australians, we have a passionate love affair with SE Asia. From the millions of travelers who descend upon Bali, to those who temple hop through Thailand, it’s become almost a rite of passage to visit the region.

And it’s no wonder we’re so addicted; Southeast Asia is a melting pot of vibrant modern cities, and small traditional villages; a crazy juxtaposition of chaos and tranquility, tradition and modernity, religion and commercialism.

You have the chance to taste exotic street food, fail at chopsticks, and ride long-tailed boats to secluded islands so pristine, we couldn’t imagine such beauty in our wildest dreams.

Let’s be honest – the attraction also lies in the fact that it’s often a dirt cheap holiday, and as such, I don’t see our love affair with Southeast Asia dying out anytime soon.

But, whether your ideal holiday consists of relaxing on tropical beaches, visiting temples, or tracking tigers through the jungle, the most important website for organizing your trip is Traveloka.

Here’s why you should bookmark it!

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How to Navigate Flights, Cars, and Boats With Your Pet in Tow

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How to Navigate Flights, Cars, and Boats With Your Pet in Tow

Pets form a very intimate part of our lives, and for those who like to travel, the idea of leaving your most vulnerable family member at home is often quite unthinkable.

However, travelling with pets is never easy, especially if you’re navigating your way through international flights, cars, and boats!

For those who are anxious about traveling with a pet, the good thing is that as long as you’re prepared, things can go as smoothly as ‘I can’t believe it’s not butter!’, and you won’t have to deal with the anxiety of leaving your fur baby at home.

The following are tips and tricks for navigating the three most common forms of transport with pets; or if you’re undecided about how you’ll be traveling, use this as your guide to choosing the most suitable option.

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Around the World in 80 Hours? Here’s the Route to do it!

Posted by on 1:51 am in Adventure Travel, Blog, Travel Tips | 4 comments

Around the World in 80 Hours? Here’s the Route to do it!

It was 1873, and a spirit of adventure was bubbling throughout Europe. There was a thirst for worldwide adventure, and intrepid explorers were pushing the boundaries to explore unseen worlds.

It was this same year that Jules Verne published his classic adventure novel; a sensational tale of an Englishman named Phileas Fogg, who takes a bet that, with the opening of a new Indian railway, he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days.

Around the World in 80 Days may have been published almost 150 years ago, but two centuries on, this iconic story is still capturing imaginations, and inspiring new generations to reattempt the challenge.

But what if, with today’s technological advancements, I made you a bet that you could take Jules Verne’s same route in, say 80 hours?!

Around the World in 80 Hours is an interactive guide which plots out realistic routes for those wanting to explore the world by car, train, plane or boat … check it out!

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5 Skills You Should Learn Before You Travel

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5 Skills You Should Learn Before You Travel

Just as Liam Neeson has a set of acquired skills if you mess with his family, for a kick-ass vacation, you’ll need to master a number of travel skills before you go.

Traveling like a pro requires many skills sets. From learning how to handle your money, to being able to communicate with strangers (forget what your mother told you!), there’s a lot more involved than just knowing how to pack a suitcase, or being comfortable with traveling alone.

Many people head out on their first trip and find that they’ve jumped in the deep end, learning these skills on the road. But it does pay to know what you need to become a better traveler before you go.

Sharpen your pencil and grab a notepad, because travel school is now in session! The following are 5 travel skills we highly recommend learning before you leave home.

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Apps That Work With in-Flight WiFi

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Apps That Work With in-Flight WiFi

Did you know that as of last year, 82 airlines provide some form of in-flight WiFi?

In-flight WiFi is becoming a necessity for airlines to compete in today’s market, and even small carriers such as Air Astana from Kazakhstan, Air Côte d’Ivoire from Ivory Coast, and Air Mauritius are getting in on the WiFi game.

Fortunately, airlines are also working on improving their current technology to improve internet speeds in a way that makes it possible to use almost any app during your flight.

When Routehappy measured global in-flight WiFi last year, they found that 57% of flights offer strong enough WiFi to browse the internet, but only 16% provide fast enough WiFi for full video streaming and speeds comparable to your connection at home.

With that in mind, the next time you’re on a flight with WiFi, here are the best apps to use regardless of your airline.

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Shopping for Sunglasses? Check Out These Ingenious Eyewear Brands for Travel

Posted by on 8:53 pm in Blog, Equipment Reviews, Travel Tips | 2 comments

Shopping for Sunglasses? Check Out These Ingenious Eyewear Brands for Travel

We’ve come a long way from classifying eyeglasses as bulky medical equipment intended purely for optic aid.

These days, glasses have become less about vision correction and more of a fashion statement, saturating the eyewear market with thousands of different shapes and styles.

While fashion has always blurred the lines between the classic and the avant-garde with perennial collections by the likes of Gucci, Ray-Ban and Tom Ford – it’s often the underdogs who rewrite the rules of the game.

With e-tailers like SmartBuyGlasses carrying more than 80,000 products across over 200 brands, it may seem impossible to find that diamond in a sea of glass(es). So we’ve created a list which celebrates ingenious functionality from eyewear brands you may not have heard of!

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