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Ever Wanted to Photograph the Northern Lights? Here’s How!

The Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) are one of our planet’s greatest natural wonders.
I’ve already written a guide to seeing the Northern Lights, but what if you want to photograph this amazing phenomenon? …

19 London Clichés in Less Than Four Hours [VIDEO]

If you’ve been keeping up with Rolf Potts’ No Baggage Challenge, in which he attempted to travel around the world in 6 weeks without taking a single bag with him (all of his ‘luggage’ was …

The 15 Best Hikes in the World

Dedicated hikers and lovers of the outdoors are always looking for bigger, better hikes to go on.
As someone who enjoys hiking outdoors in spectacular locations, I was interested to see the best 15 hikes in …

Which US Hotels Have the Best (and Worst) Wi-Fi?

For some people, having a good Wi-Fi connection in their hotel room is as important as any other amenity the hotel might offer them.
Unfortunately, we’re still not yet at a point where all hotels offer …

Accommodation – Where to Stay During the 2012 London Olympics

With the 2012 London Olympics beginning shortly (the first events kick off on the 27th of July), excitement in the city (and in the sporting world in general) is building.
If you’re coming in from out …

What to Do (and Where to Stay) When You’re in Memphis

During my most recent trip to America I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in Memphis, Tennessee and got to take in many of the highlights.
Memphis is a city soaked in history …

How to Visit the Galapagos Islands on a Tight Budget

The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador (made famous by Charles Darwin) are one of the world’s most beautiful, exotic and interesting places.
Unfortunately, a place with such a historic reputation that’s so ecologically special is always going …

How to Visit Vegas on the Cheap

Las Vegas is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places in the world, and is somewhere that should be experienced by everyone at least once.
The problem with visiting Las Vegas, however, is that life on …

A Guide to Diving in Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao (also often spelt ‘Ko Tao’) is a small island off the east coast of Thailand that for many is one of the best diving spots (and certainly one of the best places to …

The Best Places in the World to Go Bungee Jumping

Fancy going bungee jumping but don’t know where to do it?
Unlike most other extreme sports/activities (such as hang gliding or base jumping), bungee jumping allows you to experience that amazing adrenaline rush without having to …

4 Off-The-Beaten-Path Gems in Brazil

When most people think of Brazil they think of the Rio Carnival, Copacabana Beach, the Amazon Rainforest and not much else.
Despite it’s vast size (it’s the 5th biggest country in the world), Brazil has many …

Hiking the Appalachian Trail – The Definitive Guide

The Appalachian Trail (often referred to as “A.T.”) is a 2,184 mile (3,515 km) footpath that travels across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Springer Mountain in north Georgia to Mount Katahdin in …

Where to Sleep Beneath the Stars

There are few things better than spending a night underneath the stars, witnessing the twinkly Gods as they look down on us from above.
With so much light pollution these days, just seeing the stars in …

The Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels in the World Revealed

Earth Day may have just come and gone, but this doesn’t mean we should forget about being eco-friendly for the rest of the year.
The Huffington Post recently published a list of the top 10 ‘green’ …

Planning a Trip to Disney World (& Disney World Travel Tips)

The Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, first opened in 1971 and now includes four different theme parks — the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and the Epcot Center (as well …

The Top 10 Sunrises in the World

There are few things more inspiring, and few better ways to start a day than to witness the sun breaking over a beautiful backdrop.
During my time in South-East Asia, one of the highlights was getting …

The Top 9 Parties in Spain

Fancy going to Spain this year?
Do you like to party?
Spain is a country that’s famous for its sunny weather and easy-going people who love to party.
As the locals say there: “if you haven’t seen the …

The 10 Best Countries for Outdoor Adventure Travel

For some travelers, getting outdoors and into nature is the only real way to experience a country.
Whether you’re hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, biking, whitewater rafting, hang gliding, snorkeling or doing whatever it is …

The Top 25 Beach Destinations in the World Named

Fancy a beach holiday this summer but don’t know where to go?
TripAdvisor (the world’s largest travel site) recently released its list of the top 25 beach destinations in the world (voted for by millions of …

A Guide to Seeing the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon of the most spectacular proportions, and on a clear winter’s night if you’re in the right place (and if you’re lucky enough) you might just witness it.
When Aurora …

Five of the Best Arts and Music Festivals from Around the World

There are many great art and music festivals around the world, so choosing which one to go to can be difficult.
Some of the best festivals attract high numbers of visitors, and as such, the thrill …

The Unique Attractions of Réunion Island

Réunion Island, one of the main islands of the Indian Ocean, is becoming a very popular travel destination for tourists looking for exotic or off-beat destinations.
While the other infamous islands such as Maldives and the …

The Top 10 Surfing Destinations in the World

Ever dreamed of going surfing, but not been sure where to go?
This is the problem that many would-be surfers face, as surfing is limited to places where there are beaches and good waves.
The people over …

Where to Travel to for Winter Sun?

Winter can be a cold, harsh time in some counties, so if you’re lucky enough to get away you might want to consider heading somewhere sunny (i.e. for some ‘Winter sun’).
Nick Trend of The Telegraph …

A Guide to Australia & New Zealand

For many people traveling the world or taking a gap year, Australia and New Zealand are unmissable destinations that need to be experienced.
Australia is home to some amazing beaches, surfing and incredible wildlife (among other …

A Guide to Africa

Africa is often said to be the birthplace of humankind. It is a vibrant, pulsating continent full of life and adventure and is home to many of the natural wonders of the world.
These days, Africa …

Amazing HD Video of Yosemite National Park Released (VIDEO)

While you’ve probably seen photographs of Yosemite National Park before (or you may have even been there), you’ve probably never seen it look quite like this.
The video’s creators (Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty) wanted to …

A Guide to South America

The continent of South America is incredibly vast, and for the more adventurous traveler South America is a great place to explore, as its wealth of landscapes and different cultures will give you plenty to …

A Guide to South-East Asia & the Far East

Asia is one of the biggest and most diverse continents on the planet, and is host to many fascinating countries and amazing places.
The land popularly referred to as ‘the East’ (by ‘the West’, at least) …

Full Moon Party: The Ultimate Guide

When my friends and I planned our trip to South-East Asia a few years ago we had only a handful of things that we knew we wanted to do beforehand (as we knew very little …

Pet Friendly Hotel Chains

Traveling with your pet can be a great experience (for both of you), but finding hotels that allow you to bring pets (such as cats or dogs) can be problematic at times.
The problem is that …

A Guide to Airport Internet

Traveling through an airport often results in lots of waiting around and killing time.
Luckily, most airports have WiFi these days (in America, at least), meaning you’re never more than a few clicks (and perhaps your …

Where Can You Travel Long-Term for Less than $40 a Day?

One of the best things about traveling is that it allows you to harness the power of your home currency (whether it’s Pounds Sterling, US Dollars, Euros or whatever) by using it in countries where …

Bus & Coach Travel in Europe

When most people think about traveling around Europe, they think about buying a Eurail pass and taking the train everywhere or about flying from city to city.
One of the cheapest ways to travel around Europe, …

When’s the Best time to Travel to Europe?

“When is the best time to travel to Europe?“
This is a question often asked, and one that is difficult to answer without any further knowledge of the person asking it.
Europe has three main travel seasons …

What is the Best Time of Year to Visit Thailand?

Looking for the best time of year to visit Thailand? Whenever you decide to go traveling or on holiday, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re arriving at your destination at a time which …

A Look at the Best Luxury Destinations for 2012

As the end of 2011 draws near and 2012 approaches, the race for the title of ‘The luxury destination of 2012′ hots up, and there are certainly some strong candidates.
Luxury Travel Magazine and Virtuoso Life …

An American’s Guide to Packing for a Trip to Europe

For lots of Americans, traveling to Europe is the perfect holiday.
But what if you’ve never been before? What should you pack (and what should you pack it in?)
Sally Watkins, a certified travel counselor and agent …

The Best Cities in the World for Food Lovers

There is often a lot of debating as to which countries/cities have the ‘best’ food.
While something like this is always going to be down to a matter of opinion, it is true that most food …