Hiking to the Valley of Flowers National Park, India

Hiking to the Valley of Flowers in Northern India

 Overview: It’s always nice to hear a story about the place that started it all. Every blogger has a reason they started. Often it’s when you discover somewhere so beautiful that you want to shout about it to the world. The is what The Valley of Flowers National Park is to Jitaditya. I’ll let him …

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25 Things To Know Before Visiting New Zealand

25 bits of great advice before visiting New Zealand

 Overview: Visiting New Zealand is high on almost every bucket list, and even if you have been, I’m sure you’ll want to go back! Great advice before you travel to New Zealand This post is from Gino on his travel blog that he runs with his wife, Kristine, My Next Flight Home. It’s not your usual …

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A chance encounter in the Armenian Wilderness

Meeting locals in Armenia

 Overview: Sometimes when you are travelling amazing things happen. People often ask travellers where their favourite place was, most amazing animal, but very really do they ask who was the most amazing person you met. To me, that is travelling. A forest encounter in the Armenian wilderness This post comes from Anna, on her blog, …

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Hiking the Rob Roy Glacier Track

Hiking a glacier in New Zealand

 Overview: New Zealand is all about the great outdoors! It’s a hiker’s paradise that includes turquoise rivers, swinging suspension bridges, and majestic mountain views. And just north of Wanaka, on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, I enjoyed the most scenic hike of my lifeā€¦all the way up, up, up to the stunning …

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Rocky Mountain National Park Top 5 Day Hikes

Guide to hiking the Rocky Mountain National Park

 Overview: Rocky Mountain National Park, the name alone conjures up images of a rugged terrain, ideal for hiking and all kinds of adventure activities. Luckily, that’s exactly what it is. Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park I actually lived in Colorado for a while so I can say from experience that this is one of …

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The Flag Lowering Ceremony at Wagah Border

The Flag Lowering Ceremonay at Wagah Border

 Overview: It goes without saying that one of the best parts of travel is the unusual traditions and ceremonies you encounter on your path. This post from Prasad, on his blog desitraveller, highlights one of those such ceremonies. A show of pomp and bravado “Somewhere between Amritsar in India and Lahore in Pakistan is Wagah Border …

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Recreating The Beach Trail in South Thailand

Following in the footsteps of The Beach and visiting the stunning beaches of Southern Thailand

 Overview: For fans of Alex Garland’s iconic travel novel, The Beach, Southern Thailand is a playground. So many beautiful islands and beaches, including the one that allegedly inspired the book, Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi. Finding Paradise in Southern Thailand These days it’s getting harder and harder to find the undiscovered gem, a hidden …

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A Travel Guide to Wadi Rum

Complete guide to visiting Wadi Rum in the Jordan desert

 Overview: Wadi Rum is a desert in Jordan that seems to be often overlooked for the countries more famous sites, tourists tend to just pop into the visitor centre as they pass by. While there is nothing wrong with that, a couple of hours there is better than none at all, once you have read …

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Tubing and Vang Vieng After Thirty

Where to go tubing in Laos, Vang Vieng

 Overview: To me, the idea of sitting in an inflatable rubber tube while casually drifting through a jungle river seems like the ideal way to spend a day. Throw in a few bars and drink stops, heaven. Vang Vieng in Laos There is no doubt Vang Vieng is one of the homes of tubing, but …

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One of the Most Beautiful Churches in the World

Colombian jungle and Visit the Santuario De Las Lajas, Ipiales, Colombia

 Overview: Never heard of Ipiales? Don’t worry, you’re probably in the majority. This small city in Columbia, close to the Ecuadorian border, is hiding one of the worlds most stunning churches. Seriously – take a look at the pics and you’ll agree. This post is from Ana on her blog Expatish. IT tells you all about …

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