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5 Awesome iPhone Photography Apps (That Aren’t InstaGram)

There’s a lot of great photography apps out there for the iPhone at the moment.
Here’s 5 of the best, each of which should allow you to add a unique effect to your photos.
Camera+
Named in …

121-Megapixel Photo of Earth That Will Make Your Eyes Boggle

Eclipsing NASA’s infamous ‘Blue Marble‘ shot (which was made up for several small images), this image is one single shot taken from 22,369 miles away by a Russian weather satellite (named Elektro-L No.1) floating above …

How to Identify a Ladyboy (and Other Travel Tips) [VIDEO]

Anyone who’s visited Thailand will have no doubt seen their fair share of ‘ladyboys’ (i.e. a male-to-female transsexual or transvestite, known in Thailand as a ‘Kathoey’ or ‘Katoey’) and will know the potential pitfalls that …

What’s the Rudest Country in the World?

Skyscanner (a travel site with over 25 million visits every month) recently surveyed its users in an attempt to find the world’s rudest country.
Over 1,200 people from the UK, Ireland, North America, Australia and continental …

Want to Study Abroad? How to Choose the Right Study Abroad Program for You

There are many reasons to study abroad.
Perhaps you want to take on an academic endeavor in an unfamiliar location.
Maybe you’re just looking for an excuse to travel (and you want your parents or a student …

Q&A: Worried About Traveling? Common Travel Concerns

So you’ve decided you want to go traveling. You’ve bought all your gear, planned your route and read the guide books.
Despite everything seemingly going to plan, you still have a few concerns/worries about traveling.
It’s …

Should You Write a Blog When You Go Traveling?

Writing a travel blog of your adventures when you go traveling can be a great idea, and thanks to blogging platforms such as Blogger and WordPress, starting writing your very own travel blog has never …

Question: What is the Best Foreign Language to Learn When Traveling the World?

Ideally, when choosing a new language to learn you’ll want to pick one that you’ll get a lot of use out of.
When traveling, you want to be able to communicate with as many people as …

6 Great Gap Year Ideas

A gap year is the perfect time to do all those things you’ve always wanted to do.
But what if you know you want to do ‘something’, you’re not entirely sure what?
The people at STA Travel …

Why Taking a Gap Year Before College is Good for Students

As the school year begins to come to an end, many student will no-doubt be thinking about taking a gap year before moving on to college/university.
However, many people worry that taking a job will negatively …

7 Reasons to Travel by Train

Before airplanes and motorcars were put into mass production and use, traveling by train was THE way to get around the country.
It seems, however, that with the recent economic slump train travel is making a …

12 Months Backpacking Around the World in 5 Minutes (VIDEO)

I recently found a quite amazing video doing the rounds on the internet – Kien Lam, a backpacker, spent 343 days traveling the world last year (across 5 continents and 17 countries), filming his surroundings …

Where Should I Go Traveling? How to Decide Where to Go

Once people have decided they want to go traveling, the next question they usually ask themselves is “Where do I want to go?”
Unless you’re planning on traveling for the remainder of your life, there’s a …

Parents: Is a Gap Year Spent Volunteering Good for Your Teenager?

More young people than ever are taking gap years these days, with volunteering abroad seemingly being the gap year experience of choice.
While this can be a great experience for a young person, many parents worry …

Will a Gap Year Change Your Life?

If you’ve ever wondered about taking a gap year, you’ve probably asked yourself several common questions, such as “should I take a gap year?”, “why take a gap year?” and “what should I do in …

When’s the Best Time to Take a Gap Year?

The most common times for people to take gap yeas right after you leave high-school (or college in the UK) when you’re 18 years old, or after you finish college (or university in the UK) …