The Travel Blogs Blog

This is where we just round up some fun stuff, reflect on news stories and bits and pieces we find while scouring the interweb, most are travel related, but I reserve the right to include cute animals and cat videos, as they make the world a better place!

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26 of the best travel gifts for Valentine's Day inspiration

26 Amazing Valentine’s Day gift ideas for travel lovers

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to shower your loved one with kisses and romance, often accompanied by a little ...
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What to do in Cartagena, Colombia

Your guide to visiting Cartagena, Colombia

As Colombia continues it's travel renaissance, Cartagena de Indias is quickly emerging as one of the worlds hot destinations. This guide to ...
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Ryanair passenger leaves by the closest exit

Bored of waiting to disembark? Don’t be this guy

Sometimes you just have to get offLet's be honest, we all hate it. when you finally arrive in your destination, ...
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Looking over the waterfall

19 travel tips you need to know and how I learnt them

In hindsight, maybe travelling through Africa as a first-ever solo travel trip may have been a bit ambitious, but as ...
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Getting close to wild African Elephants at Elephant Sands campsite

The Attack at Elephant Sands Campsite

“I wouldn’t put your tent there.” The guide warned me. “Why?” I enquired. “When the elephants come through in the night they ...
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Willhard’s 3084km cycling solo fundraiser for IRUDI

Imagine a 3084km charity bike ride and you'll probably think of a large group of lycra clad riders on expensive ...
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Sunset at U Bein bridge in Mandalay

10 tips for taking great sunset photos

I LOVE sunset photos, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in that. In fact, this was proved recently when ...
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Take better pictures of waterfalls

10 Tips for taking great photos of waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of nature's finest gifts to us. From small, jungle falls to the raw power of giant, mountain ...
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La Pena de Francia Monastery near Salamanca

La Peña de Francia – A mountaintop Monastery

Arriving in La Sierra de Francia’s Leaving Ciudad Rodrigo behind we passed through the small village of Serradilla del Arroyo ...
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Visiting the markets of Bangkok

10 tips on surviving a Bangkok street market

A Bangkok inspired cocktail of hangovers, pushy sales, tuk-tuks and scam artists are not a good combination and can make ...
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Ryanair's new luggage allowance

Ryanair make more changes to luggage policy and I like them

So, I read an article this morning on the BBC website about Ryanair and changes to their hand luggage policy ...
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Standing room only: Airline to remove all seats?

So an interesting story surfaced today. The Independent is reporting that Colombian budget airline, VivaColombia, are considering removing all the ...
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Visiting the US requires and ESTA even for a connecting flight. find out more.

Do I need a Visa or ESTA to visit the US?

If you are planning a visit to the US, this is certainly a question you will be asking yourself at ...
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How to visit the Thailand Monkey Temple

Visiting the Lopburi Monkey Temple Thailand

People often ask a traveller "What's the best place you have ever been to?" Although it is normally an impossible ...
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20 of the best up and coming travel grammers

20 of the best up and coming instagram accounts

If there is one thing travel bloggers do well above anything else it’s Instagram. I can spend hours looking through ...
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Over 3 million people attended World Pride through out the week

World Pride 2017 – Putting the Mad in Madrid

I can't believe how long it has taken me to write this, however "recently" World Pride took place in Madrid, ...
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Awesome one day walking tour of London

London in a day, the ultimate walking tour

When visiting London, there is no better way to enjoy the city than on foot. It is amazing how close ...
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Lady dies in St. Maarten

Death in Paradise acts as a stark warning

Sad news broke today, a New Zealand traveller has died as a result of being blown over by a jet ...
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Should drones be banned

Do we need better controls over drone flying?

Just imagine you are flying home from holiday, about to land and the announcement comes over: “Ladies and gentleman, this ...
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When Sci Fi and Reality combine

When Red Dwarf got it right!

One of the fun things Sci-fi writers get to do is predict the future. Sometimes they hit the nail on ...
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The Queen's Speech announces Spaceports in the UK

The Queen is going to launch the UK into space

According to a report in the British newspaper, The Independent, The Queen will be talking about space flight later this ...
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How to get to Devils Pool in Zambia

Jumping with the Devil – a visit to Devil’s Pool Zambia

It's now or never . . . I was the last to jump. The other five were cheering as I ...
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The best (and worst) airports in the world

So the new list is out, Gatwick scores an astonishing 0!I’ve only recently discovered Airhelp, and it’s a great resource ...
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Zipline from the Eiffel tower

Zipline off the Eiffel Tower – seriously!

Sounds like a dream, but trust me people, this is happening. You can soar from the second floor of the ...
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What did cause the British Airways issues

So what did cause the British Airways Power outage?

British Airways were all over the news recently when their systems went down, causing travel misery to over 75000 travellers ...
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Kid get surprise from the Queens Guard

Kid gets an awesome birthday present from The Queens Guard

This little boy is a fan of The Queens Guard and gets a lot more than he expected when one super ...
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St Edmundsybury Cathedral Tower

19 Reasons to visit Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk

So . . . where is Bury St Edmunds? I get it all the time: "Hi! Where are you from?" ...
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Plan your visit to Segovia

A Day trip to Segovia from Madrid

Accessible by high-speed train, Segovia is a perfect destination for a day trip from Madrid. I recently visited for a ...
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The Thailand Cambodia Poipet Border crossing

Thailand Border Scam Poipet Style

Having negotiated our way out of the Dragons Lair, we were finally allowed back on the bus to head to ...
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What is a Liebster Award

The Liebster Award: My First Blog Award a Few Little Secrets and The Official Rules

I have my first award! Cue the trumpets, unroll the banners, I have finally made it. Let this be the ...
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Arriving in Nairobi: Mad taxis and culture shock

As we sat in traffic I noticed the minibus behind us create a unique solution. It simply left the road, ...
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A guided, walking tour of Nairobi

I met Charles on my second day in Nairobi, at first I was suspicious of him and his motivations. Being ...
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The colourful houses of Cuenca

A weekend in Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha

Part One - Cuenca and the Hanging Houses Skip to part two: Nacimiento Del Río Curevo and Los Callejones, also ...
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A Weekend in Cuenca, Nacimiento Del Río Cuervo

Part two - Into the mountains, Parque Natural Serranía de Cuenca & Nacimiento Del Rio Cuervo Did you miss part one? ...
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Visiting the Monkey forest and rice fields of Ubud

Visiting Ubud and the Monkey Forest in Bali

Sunsets, Rice Fields and a Hostage in the Monkey Forest If you are visiting Bali you cannot miss the charms of Ubud, whether ...
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Motorbike on the Samoeng Loop

A scary night on the Samoeng Loop

As I write, I think I am about to die in some horrific way. I am trying to get some ...
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Milk Baby Scam Siem Reap

Be aware: Siem Reap’s “Milk for the baby” scam

Siem Reap is wonderful, the people are fascinating; the nightlife has a great buzz and of course the place to ...
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Discovering Jimmy's School in Siem Reap

Discovering Jimmy’s School in Siem Reap

Visiting Angkor Watt is surely close to the top of many traveller itineraries when in South East Asia, the majority ...
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Learning to surf in Kuta

How I learnt to surf in the paradise of Kuta, Lombok

Lying chest down on my board, gently bobbing up and down, I wait for the big one, the wave that ...
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Marques de Riscal vineyard

Visiting Marques De Riscal Vineyard in La Rioja

There are many great vineyards in Spain, especially in La Rioja, one of the oldest and most famous is Marques ...
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The Rubbish Cathedral in Mejorada Del Campo

Catedral de Justo: One Man's Dream, Another Man's Rubbish Dump So I heard about a pretty amazing Cathedral the other day, ...
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