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3 Reasons Why Australia Will Steal Your Heart

Australia is definitely one country which ticks all the boxes when it comes to travel. After all, it has fabulous cities like Sydney and Melbourne which have a ton of attractions, restaurants, and bars to seek your teeth into. And the countryside is amazing with people flocking to the country for a spot of hiking or trekking. The beaches are also top notch with plenty of opportunities to sunbathe and surf. However, there are some other less obvious reasons why Aussie is a fabulous place for your holiday. In fact, here are three reasons why Australia will steal your heart. The amazing people You might have heard that Australia has some of the friendliest people in the world. And if you do make a trip to the beautiful country, you are bound to find out it’s true. After all, they are very welcoming to tourists and make you feel at home. In fact, you are bound to strike up a conversation with the locals while you are in the country. And then you are likely …

So, You Want To Go Long Haul?

There are so many types of holidays on the market and trying to decide what sort of holiday you should take is so overwhelming! You can truly feel spoilt for choice when you pick your yearly holiday. If you want a true experience of another culture, in another country and on the other side of the world, a long-haul holiday is going to be your best option. Long-haul destinations used to be the stuff of holiday dreams, with far-flung lands and adventures only a dream of the wealthy among us. Now? Now you can find long-haul holiday bargains which can sometimes be cheaper than a short flight to the country next door. Long-haul holidays are often a better option for your break, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should look into long-haul instead of a short break: Luxury Any website you holiday search on will show you long-haul holidays that are full of spun sugar beaches, crystal clear waters and palm trees lining the beach. That isn’t to say you won’t get …

Planning An Aussie Adventure

Australia remains a top holiday destination for its iconic culture, unique nature and celebrated city sights. If you’ve been thinking of journeying down under, here are some of the key facts you need to know before jetting off. When to go? The most popular times to go to Australia are summer and winter, but these are also the most expensive times and the busiest. To avoid the crowds and save money on flights and accommodation, you’re best off visiting out of season either between September and November or between March and May. The climate during these periods is also more manageable – visiting in summer (our winter) can be fairly hostile if you’re not used to hot temperatures. What to see? There are countless things to see in Australia from Uluru to the Sydney Opera House to The Great Barrier Reef. Because these sights are so spread out, it can be difficult seeing everything in one trip unless you book accommodation in different places across the country. Many people will stay a week in either …

Australia Through The Senses

The majority of us who travel are extremely sensual people. We fall in love with a country if it ignites our senses. Let’s be honest; a sensual journey isn’t one you’re going to forget in a hurry. We are forever underestimating how important touch, sight,  and taste are to our experiences. But, giving thought to how your senses experience your next holiday will make a huge difference. One destination that’s sure to go down well on every front is Australia. If you’re not convinced, we’re going to take a sensual journey through the country down under. TO SEE Let’s start with sight. In many ways, this is the sense that’s most essential to any trip. It’s certainly the one we’ll remember for the longest time. The good news is, there’s plenty of memorable things to see during your Aussie trip. We had to start this list with The Great Barrier Reef. This Reef is the largest living organism on earth, and can even be seen from space. So, no Australian trip would be complete without …

4 Good Reasons to Fall in Love With Thailand

Thailand is one of those Asian holiday destinations that has to be seen to be believed. It’s a place that receives a lot of tourism, but it’s usually from repeat visitors who can’t get enough of this magical and unique location. It’s a place that scares many people due to the different culture and potential language barrier, but it’s a country steeped in culture and history that you definitely can’t miss. To help convince you, here are four good reasons why you’ll fall in love with Thailand. The cost Thailand is a budget holiday destination where you can stretch your pennies. Travelling to Thailand is moderately priced, the food is very cheap and delicious, and there are plenty of unique places to stay and find entertainment. As long as you stay away from the obvious tourist traps such as the luxury resorts and shy away from the crowds, you’ll find fantastic traditional food in the back alley food stalls and welcoming hostels to sleep in. This makes Thailand a fantastic location for a backpacking or …

Going Solo: 4 Ways to Prepare for Travelling Alone

Travelling can be a daunting experience wherever you go, but it becomes even scarier if you take the brave step to journey alone. Whether you are just going for a few days or an extended trip of several months, it is an experience you will never forget. Without having a safety net of familiar faces to fall back on, you will end up getting yourself into totally different situations and speaking to people who you may never have got the chance to meet before. If you are thinking of taking the plunge and travelling by yourself, here is some useful advice to get you started. Find the Right Places to Stay Whether you are a naturally sociable person or not, staying in a hostel is a great way to meet people. Everyone has their own story to tell and it is very easy to strike up conversations. You may even end up making a friend who you travel with or go to visit in the future. Many hostels also organize different activities which make it …

An Inspirational Journey To Hong Kong

The first thing you notice as a westerner going to Hong Kong is that it is a mixture of cultures. Yes, it’s got an almost New York feel to it, with its dazzling skyscrapers and fantastic wealth. But it’s also got a very Chinese atmosphere. The traffic is orderly, and the food is traditional. What this creates is a unique environment for the traveling. It feels both like home and a foreign land. The city is also a joy to explore. There’s something around practically every corner as well as high up in the sky. Best In Dry Season Before traveling to Hong Kong, it’s a good idea to compare travel insurance quotes. The weather in the region can be volatile, especially in typhoon season. The best months to go are the dry months between October and February. Because the city is sub-tropical, it can still get quite cold in the winter months, so it’s a good idea to make sure you take warm clothes if you’re traveling at this time of the year. Also …

Your Camping Kit: Everything You Need For An Outdoor Adventure

Temperatures are heating up, and for many of us the prospect of hazy days and sunny skies has got us thinking about outdoor adventures. Camping vacations are an ideal way to discover nature, explore the incredible scenery on offer, spend quality time together, and chill out without spending a fortune. If you’re thinking of planning a camping trip with family or friends, here are some essentials you’ll need before you hit the road. Sleeping Gear This is perhaps the most important thing to get right. Nobody wants to endure sleepless nights and days when they can’t keep their eyes open while they’re on vacation. If you don’t already have a tent, groundsheets, and sleeping bags, it’s time to do some shopping. There’s a dazzling range of tents on offer, and you can spend as much or as little as you like. Bear the capacity in mind, and read some reviews before you buy. You should be fine with a normal sleeping bag in the summer months, but it might be worth investing in a heavyweight …

5 Unexpectedly Awesome Adventures in the UK

The United Kingdom is a destination that doesn’t often go hand-in-hand with adventure. We think of London and we think of roast dinners, not of tropical islands or snowy mountains, but United Kingdom is an adventurer’s dream location and has so much more to offer than abandoned castles, fish and chips and Westminster Abbey. But first thing’s first; with recent political events, there are many questions flying around about visas and how easy it will be to travel to the United Kingdom from now on. Before you book your flights to experience these epic escapades, check out etias.com or your local government travel advice website to find out if you are eligible for a visa waiver or if there any conditions to entering the UK. Find peace on a tropical island No jokes, the United Kingdom does tropical island escapes, and they do it well. The Isles of Scilly, which are just 28 miles off the coast of Land’s End, are a group of islands which are filled with palm trees and gardens, miles of …

Environmental Friendly Camping

For the ethical traveler, it’s vital to ensure that you’re having the most benign impact on the environment of the places you are visiting. There is no doubt that tourism as an industry has a history of problems when it comes to sustainability, and concerns about that might make you think you should do away with the whole concept. What if you don’t go to resorts or hotels, but head for the hills for a camping trip of a lifetime? On the surface of it, camping sounds about as benign when it comes to ecological concerns as it is possible to be. It’s all about immersing yourself in the wilderness and becoming a part of it, not railroading over it so you can build a 50-storey holiday complex. However, done incorrectly, camping can be very troublesome for the environment. It’s not as simple as grabbing a tent from the selection of places like http://tentsandcampgear.com/twelve-person-tents/ or learning a few camping hacks. There are several behaviors you have to conform to if you want to make it …