48 Hours in Taipei

By | September 9th, 2017|

As the national capital of the Republic of China (or Taiwan, to you and me) Taipei is a vast city and home to over 2.6 million people. Drenched in history and with a rich cultural heritage, it is the textbook modern Asian metropolis where east meets west. Ancient temples nestle in amongst modern skyscrapers; Bustling night markets lurk just blocks away from modern day mega-malls, and world class street-food stalls sit comfortably alongside Michelin starred restaurants. Add to the mix the fact that Taiwan has none of the often-prohibitive visa restrictions of the Chinese mainland, and it’s easy to see why tourism in Taipei is booming.

Green Wanderer: Tips to become a sustainable traveller

By | August 31st, 2017|

By becoming a more sustainable traveller, you allow yourself to forget all you think you know about the world, in the quest to discover different ways of life. Ecotourism is all about letting your surroundings absorb you, becoming a fly on the wall and leaving only footprints behind. The green wander doesn’t want the places they visit to bend to the will global tourism. If this sounds like your kind of travel, it’s worth learning a few tips and tricks to lead you in the right direction. Becoming a more sustainable traveller can open up a world of genuine encounters, save you money and teach you valuable life lessons. So, let’s take a look at what green travel involves.

The Best Types of Mother Daughter Getaways from Around the World

By | August 28th, 2017|

Mother daughter getaways are becoming more and more popular, and not only for special occasions. With so many ways to travel around and so many things to do, people are starting to spend time creating memories rather than doing the regular. Here are 8 of the best types of mother daughter getaways from around the world that you should add to your list.

A Guide to Cousin Island in The Seychelles

By | August 26th, 2017|

Cousin Island is an adorable nature reserve located in the Seychelles, just 2 km from the Seychelles second largest island of Praslin. Of course, there is more to Cousin Island than just the fact that it is an island. It also happens to be one of the world’s most amazing wildlife reserves for seeing birds and Giant Turtles. For those who are thinking of booking a trip to this incredible island (or if you haven’t even heard of it before and need convincing), we’ve put together this little guide on what you can expect, how to get there, where to stay, and what you can see on Cousin Island.

Malta: Adventure capital of Europe

By | August 23rd, 2017|

Malta is a picturesque island country located in the Mediterranean Sea. For many years trade routes from West to East, from Europe to Africa passed through its lands. Each epoch left its unique mark on Malta. And nowadays tourists come here in search of secret cultural, architectural and natural treasures. But Malta also attracts with its ancient fairy like streets, multinational dishes, stone and sandy beaches hidden in secluded bays of the Mediterranean coast. Many people come here to restore health in modern spa centers, study English in popular language schools or simply admire the natural beauty. Not for nothing, Maltese landscapes were chosen as a filming location for an epic “Game of Thrones” series.

A Guide to German beer culture

By | August 21st, 2017|

In Germany, it’s quite popular to have a beer while sitting in the sun with friends in a park. I’ve done it many times. Coming from a country like Australia, the public drinking laws in Germany are amazing, as long as you don’t go crazy there should be no problems. For students, it’s perfect just to pick up a few beers and find somewhere in the sun to relax, talk and unwind. For tourists, the choice of beer is overwhelming, walking down the isles of the supermarket trying to choose a beer is one of the hardest choices of your day.

Enjoy your Surfing Experience at Costa Rica with Their Experts at Playa Grande 

By | August 18th, 2017|

Playa Grande is a beautiful unique surf town toward the north of the Costa Rica coast line. It is a high tide spot for the true surfers. And it comes along with surfing experts at the beach. They help to ensure that you get the real pura vida surfing experience. Playa Grande not only gets its name from the three-mile stretch of an open sandy beach, but also from the beautiful big swells of waves that hit its shores. The waves are almost never-ending and consistent. They are enticing for full blown adrenaline pumping surfing. There are many beach breaks going from the south to the north of the beach.

Malaysia’s Overlooked Islands

By | August 14th, 2017|

Lying to the south of Thailand is Malaysia, a country we had visited a couple of times thanks to its useful air connections and the thriving capital of Kuala Lumpur. Culturally, it is a very different beast to Thailand with its strong Islamic influences largely putting a stop to any significantly wild parties. The people are wonderfully friendly and the food simply delicious, and there was no reason that the Malaysian islands would be any less stunning than their northern neighbours. And so it was that we came to spend a number of weeks exploring the idyllic and largely overlooked islands off the Malaysian mainland.

The Best Travel Gadgets for 2017

By | August 10th, 2017|

Travel is cool, but you know what makes it even cooler? Travelling with super awesome gadgets and gizmos. It’s not like you need them to travel, but they can certainly make the travelling experience a lot easier and a lot richer. So, the question is, what are the best travel gadgets for 2017? Not only that, but which ones are just perfect for you?

Winter escape to Mammoth Lakes

By | August 8th, 2017|

If you’re looking for an exciting winter escape, with tranquil places to relax, stunning scenery and great places to eat, sleep and drink, look no further. Mammoth Lakes offers everything you could ever wish for on a winter escape, and so much more! While avid skiers will love the slopes, there’s a lot more on offer, making Mammoth Lakes an ideal place to escape to this winter, whether you love skiing or not.

10 ways to make the most of your travel Camera

By | August 5th, 2017|

Trying to decide what camera gear to take on your holiday? Use this quick guide on essential advice for beginner travel photographers to help you decide what you need and what you can leave at home. Want to have your photos published in National Geographic or in a Lonely Planet book one day? While I can’t make a promise like that I can assure you that being prepared is a good start. These 10 tips will help you get prepared to become a travel photographer or videographer, they also apply to anyone who’s aiming to work in travel related industries.

Top Dive Destinations in the World

By | August 3rd, 2017|

Thinking about taking the dive… literally? Go for it. If you haven’t gone diving before, you’re missing out. It’s a unique experience; just you, the water, some great underwater views, and aquatic animals. Imagine swimming through extravagant corals, or moving past ornately coloured fish. Image feeling the cool water engulf your body, as you descend into a world of wonder and mystery. Make no mistake, the world you dive into will be a mystery: a mystery unique to you.

Ultimate List of Travel Movies

By | July 31st, 2017|

Movies about travel are very diverse in genres and stories, but have one common thing – they cause an irresistible desire to books tickets, take a suitcase and drive to the airport in search of a spirit of freedom and adventure. In order to inspire you to a new journey, we present 10 travel movies. But be careful, since you may start packing right after credits.

The World’s Greatest Travel Scams & How To Avoid Them

By | July 28th, 2017|

So-called ‘Travel Scams’ have been a favourite conversation amongst travellers for as long as we can remember. From budget-conscious backpackers, to cash-rich tourists, everyone seems to have their own story of how they were once duped out of their hard-earned cash whilst exploring foreign lands. And I’m not simply talking about paying too much for that stuffed elephant toy in Thailand last summer. Oh no. Overcharging tourists is par for the course in most major tourist destinations and, in my opinion, does not in itself constitute a ‘scam’. There are professionals out there who make a living from duping unsuspecting travellers. That said, there are certain things you can do to keep yourself closer to your cash, and not end your trip feeling you’ve been milked of all your cash…

Live like a local in Germany

By | July 26th, 2017|

Would you like to live like a local in Germany? Keep reading to find out some tips and tricks that will put you on the express path to feeling like a local. For most people, when they think of German they will picture lederhosen, pretzels and beer. Unfortunately, this is only a small part of the country and for a short time every year – Oktoberfest. The good news is with the following tips I can help you become a local in one of the most amazing countries in the world.

Travelling by car could make more memories than flights

By | July 23rd, 2017|

These days there are a huge number of airlines offering cheap flight around the world. These quick and affordable trips are a godsend when you’ve got to be somewhere quickly, but what if time is on your side? While flying is the easier option, travelling by car is the far more exciting choice. While the view from a plane is fantastic (when the weather is kind) a road trip is a great way to see more of the world, up close and personal. A thousand opportunities are suddenly open to you. With a huge choice of routes, places to stop off at and people to see, your trip has suddenly gotten a lot more interesting. Travelling by car may be a bit riskier, with much more that could potentially slow you down, but as far as making fantastic memories, it’s far better than flying. Let’s have a look why!

The Ultimate Question: Trips with Friends or Trips with Families

By | July 19th, 2017|

It’s been around for a long time, this question; should I go on that trip with my friends, or should I go with my family? Trips with friends and trips with families are sometimes so different. You might be able to do that high octane adventure hike with your best friend, but your mum might not quite be up to it. Despite these differences, they both have their own advantages. We’ve tried to figure out which one offers which.

Explore the Best Water Parks around the World and Have Your Summer Sorted

By | July 17th, 2017|

We don’t know about you, but around here the weather has been sweltering recently. The summer heat has arrived and it seems to be even hotter than last year. Every day, with our ‘long’ commutes through town, we’re just falling prey to the oh so mighty sun! So, we’ve been thinking, there’s always one thing which goes just perfectly with summer. One thing which makes all the heat go away and replaces it with a whole lot of water. That thing is water parks. And we can’t be the only people who think so because the world is packed with them. Every country you go to will always have what the locals consider to be the ‘best water parks’. Whether it’s all about flumes, slides, or some other kind of water-based attraction, each and every water park has something to offer to fight off the summer heat.

8 places you should not visit in 2017

By | July 15th, 2017|

Traveling should be fun and adventurous but in the current state of the world, it appears that any location that attracts people could be the next location of a large scale terrorist attack. I know this is a scary thought but please don’t let it deter you from travelling, be mindful of your surroundings and try to keep up to date with current events as much as possible. Here is a list of 8 places to avoid around the world for various reasons, keep reading to find out!

10 unbelievable bachelor destinations around the world

By | July 13th, 2017|

You have been working hard all year and deserve a weekend with no problems to solve, responsibilities or constant pressure. Bachelor vacation is one of the best ways to create memories that will last for the rest of your life. So get your friends, hop on a plane and begin an exciting journey of endless fun, parties and unique experience. And we will tell you about 10 destinations for an amazing guy’s getaway.

Barcelona: A Quest for Culinary Immersion

By | July 11th, 2017|

With a population of over one and a half million, Barcelona is the capital of the Catalonia region as well as Spain’s second largest city. As such, it’s only natural that Barcelona has become a veritable melting pot of people and cultures, which is reflected more than ever in its diverse culinary scene. Whilst traditional Catalonian cuisine stills lies at the very heart of the city’s identity, world-class fare from other regions of Spain, and indeed the world, continue to pulse in the background.

Budgeting the Balkans – 6 places to visit for free in Southeast Europe

By | June 30th, 2017|

An often overlooked holiday or travel destination, the Balkan Peninsula holds some of the most beautiful scenery and attractions in Europe – but they might not be what you’d think or expect. Traveling there can be one of the most rewarding and breathtaking things you’re ever likely to do, with the people warm, friendly and extremely hospitable.

Must Read – the Truth about Animal Sanctuaries in SE Asia

By | June 29th, 2017|

Like us, we’re sure that you’ve seen multiple photographs around the internet from people who are taking a selfie while lying on a tiger. Maybe they’re making a peace sign while riding an elephant, or laughing at a monkey show. Maybe these experiences do look cool and we all want to do those things too? You must admit, stroking a tiger while holding his or her tail does sound like a lot of fun, and it would make an awesome photo wouldn’t it?

The Weird and Wonderful – Alternative, Freaky Attractions

By | June 27th, 2017|

Yes, the Eiffel Tower is very pretty. The Empire State Building has to be seen at least once. Ancient sites like Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat will always pull in millions of visitors a year. Everyone goes to Thailand’s beaches. But what if you’re looking for something a little different? What if you don’t want to go where loads of humans go?

The Silk Road – Must See Sights on the Asian Steppe

By | June 24th, 2017|

You have to admit; Central Asia isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s mind when planning a travel itinerary. In fact, most people struggle to locate the region on a map, complete with difficult to pronounce countries. And more often than not, you’ll be asked “where’s that?!” while telling friends and family where you’re going.

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