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A 5 Star Campsite Experience in Brittany, France

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A 5 Star Campsite Experience in Brittany, France

This summer we spent a week in Brittany; a beautiful western region of France known for its delicious crepes and cider, as well as the impressive Mont-Saint-Michel.

Though unlike typical tourists who choose to stay in hotels, we chose a 5-star campsite located in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, a charming village of the northern part of Brittany, also called the french Emerald Coast.

In a place where breathtaking beaches meet wild nature and rich history, you can explore the stunning Cap Fréhel, the picturesque Dinard or the medieval town of Saint-Malo.

Thinking of a 5 stay camping experience in Brittany yourself? This is an overview of our experience.

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Your Guide to a Suite Stay in Canberra: Review of Pacific Suites

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Your Guide to a Suite Stay in Canberra: Review of Pacific Suites

Having recently been named one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities for 2018, Canberra has been receiving a lot of hype and attention.

Rare among Australia’s large cities in that it isn’t situated along the coast, Canberra is instead flanked by wild nature reserves where iconic wildlife roams, surrounded by wine country, and picturesquely nestled alongside Australia’s highest alpine peaks.

The well thought out and completely planned city may be nearly a 2 hour’s drive from the closest beach, but we found Canberra to offer more than enough excitement within the city to keep us entertained and not needing sand beneath our feet.

With a perfectly positioned base for exploring Australia’s bush capital in Pacific Suites Canberra, go behind the political scenes and discover a beautiful city surrounded by the calls of bushland wildlife that easily drowns out the shouting of MPs!

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Mantra Albury Hotel: A Sophisticated Stop Between Melbourne and Sydney

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Mantra Albury Hotel: A Sophisticated Stop Between Melbourne and Sydney

For anyone considering an Australian road-trip, the first thing you’ll discover is that driving from Melbourne to Sydney or vice versa makes for a very long day.

The drive is nearly nine hours of dodging kangaroos on the road and literally counting sheep (to fall asleep if you’re a passenger, or, if you’re the one driving, to keep yourself entertained!).

Though thankfully, there is an easy way to avoid driver fatigue.

The solution is Albury.

To our surprise, for a city known as a convenient overnight stay, Albury proved to be far more than the quick stopover point we thought it was.

What we found was a city where the great Australian bush and meets modern urban sophistication. Where we stayed was the stunning Mantra Albury.

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Best Camping Spots in the UK for Families

Posted by on 10:38 pm in Accommodation, Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, UK | 0 comments

Best Camping Spots in the UK for Families

The United Kingdom has a myriad of options for those seeking adventure. From waterfalls, to rivers, and mountains; you name it and the UK has it.

One activity that many people enjoy, regardless of age, is camping. Though for families traveling it’s important to choose a site that a) has enough space for children to play and b) is safe.

While there are a lot of camping sites in the UK, the following are some of the best spots we feel are most suitable for families.

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Tasmania’s Cradle of Wildlife: A Cradle Mountain Hotel Adventure

Posted by on 2:35 pm in Accommodation, Adventure Travel, Australia, Blog, Eco Tourism | 3 comments

Tasmania’s Cradle of Wildlife: A Cradle Mountain Hotel Adventure

Ask any resident or visitor to Tasmania about the biggest highlight of the island and most will say Cradle Mountain. Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park makes up part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, which is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia. Home to a wide array of rare and endemic plants and animals, it showcases the best nature and wildlife Tasmania has to offer.

According to latest statistics, half of all travelers to Tasmania come to see its wildlife and many natural attractions. Most travellers place Cradle Mountain on their itinerary due to its ease of access and range of facilities available.

The Cradle Mountain Hotel offers the chance to take in this wild and rugged natural Aussie icon in comfort and luxury. Our own personal Cradle Mountain Hotel experience was one we will never forget and already has us planning our next getaway to this remarkable part of Tasmania.

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The Top 5 Frustrations When Booking Your Hotel Online

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The Top 5 Frustrations When Booking Your Hotel Online

Booking hotels via Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s) like Expedia and Booking has become very easy and convenient. Meta search websites like Kayak and Trivago have become so mainstream that they’re household names.

Before the internet, being able to find any information about hotels was the problem, and the above mentioned websites emerged to solve this. But now, 20 years later, shifting through the information is the problem, and the same websites are doing very little to help.

In fact, a closer look reveals that they are doing the opposite. Actively working to make the booking process confusing.

From misleading claims about discounts, to giving a false impression of room availability, and rushing you into booking decisions; in some cases OTA’s have become so bad that government authorities have stepped in to take action.

Especially for those of us who are passionate about travel and booking our own trips everyday, booking hotels online has become frustrating.

Here are the top 5 frustrations about booking hotels online (don’t worry, there’s a solution!)

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The Best Holiday Villa’s in Clifton, Cape Town

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The Best Holiday Villa’s in Clifton, Cape Town

Clifton, Cape Town sits northwest of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula and offers visitors fantastic sights, sounds, eats, and incredible activities to engage the entire family or for couples looking for a unique getaway.

You can enjoy winter sunbathing along one of the four beaches that reflect brilliant African sunshine off their white sands, enjoy wine tasting events or go out to paddle with the penguins.

These and so many other adventures await visitors in what has been ranked second best spot to see by The Lonely Planet’s rankings. Not only does this beautiful city offer something for everyone to enjoy in daytime activities, also has some of the best holiday accommodation to match.

One of your toughest decisions to make when traveling to Cape Town is where to stay as there are so many incredible choices. Here are a few for you to consider.

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Tips to Finding the Best Places to Stay in Any Country

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Tips to Finding the Best Places to Stay in Any Country

Whether you’re travelling for business or for leisure, it’s important to know the best places to stay, no matter where your itinerary takes you.

For many travellers, accommodation is always an important factor to consider. And this is something that should involve a great deal of forethought, as your choice can really be an overall make or break.

With concerns over safety and comfort being top priorities, it’s crucial to take your time to find the best places to stay in any city or town. Follow these tips when doing so.

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How to Choose a Safe Hotel Room When Traveling Abroad

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How to Choose a Safe Hotel Room When Traveling Abroad

Travel is all about liberating yourself from stress and worry. So the last thing you want to worry about is not feeling safe.

One of the best ways to make sure your holiday remains carefree is to select a secure room in a hotel that can guarentee your safety. This becomes even more important when travelling solo since it obviously puts you in a much more vulnerable position.

Follow these helpful tips for selecting the hotel and room type on your next holiday.

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Reasons to Book a Villa for Your Next Trip to Bali

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Reasons to Book a Villa for Your Next Trip to Bali

I won’t lie; I wasn’t originally keen on the idea of visiting Bali. I wasn’t interested in nightlife or beach parties, and mistakenly believed that Bali’s fun was limited to the beer cans of the Australian party travelers.

And it’s true that Bali is not exactly a secret paradise – it’s one of the world’s most popular island destinations, and while fifty years ago there were only a very small handful of hotels available, nowadays there are over 5,000 to choose from.

So imagine my surprise when I was told adamantly that being packed into a hotel or resort with a large number of tourists isn’t what Bali is about; when I was told that Bali is actually rich with culture and pristine landscapes that are worlds away from the hectic nightlife and commercialism I had assumed all of the island had become.

Surely we were talking about two different Bali’s. Because what she was describing wasn’t anything close to the drunken Facebook photos I had seen.

But we were. And there are in fact, two very different worlds available for tourists to Bali.

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