Visiting Rottnest Island, the complete lowdown

Visiting quokkas on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island, or Rotto to the locals, is a small island off the coast of Western Australia. With a permanent population of around 100 people, the island is only a little over 7 square miles in size but attracts around 500,000 visitors each year. If you are visiting Perth then taking a day to explore …

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A Bite of the Atacama Desert

When you think of what to do in the Atacama Desert, food probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind (unless there is a typo in the title, I think a few people end up in the Atacama dessert by mistake). Well, that is unless you are bloggers with a distinct passion for all things edible. …

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Hiking to the Valley of Flowers National Park, India

Hiking to the Valley of Flowers in Northern India

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 explain. …

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25 Things To Know Before Visiting New Zealand

25 bits of great advice before visiting New Zealand

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 ‘What …

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A chance encounter in the Armenian Wilderness

Meeting locals in Armenia

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, The …

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Hiking the Rob Roy Glacier Track

Hiking a glacier in New Zealand

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 Rob …

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Prague: Six Sights for Saturday

Bridges over the River Vltava

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a real gem of Europe. A drop-dead gorgeous city, this post from Suzanne, of travel blog Sightseeing Shoes, it’s a list of the cannot miss attractions. Here’s what Suzanne has to say about the post: ‘On a short city break, you have to narrow down everything you want …

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Rocky Mountain National Park Top 5 Day Hikes

Guide to hiking the Rocky Mountain National Park

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 the …

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The Flag Lowering Ceremony at Wagah Border

The Flag Lowering Ceremonay at Wagah Border

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 between …

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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

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 treasure …

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