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4 Great Photography Podcasts

Traveling and taking photographs seems to go together like salt and pepper, and many travelers these days seem to enjoy the challenge of taking great pictures of the places they’re exploring.
One of the best ways …

How to Give Your Laptop Battery the Kiss of Life

The problem with batteries is that they tend to deteriorate the more they’re used.
For example, my last laptop battery was 5 years old and would last barely 20 minutes. Not great for traveling, then.
I decided …

How to Fly With Musical Instruments

Flying with musical instruments, as with many other expensive, delicate items, is something that should not be taken lightly.
There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination only to find that your instrument has been damaged/broken …

How to be a Good CouchSurfing Host

CouchSurfing is amazing. For travelers, it’s a great way to get free accommodation, and for hosts it’s a fun and exciting way of meeting people and breaking away from the boring routines of everyday life.
If …

‘Life in a Day’ Available for Free on YouTube [VIDEO]

On the 24th of July 2010, thousands of people all around the world filmed their day and uploaded the video to YouTube.
These videos provided them with the chance to take part in film/experiment known as …

7 Great Travel Channels to Follow on YouTube

YouTube is packed with different channels offering travel-related videos.
After checking out a great number of them, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 travel channels to follow (or the ‘subscribe to’) on YouTube:
1. Lonely …

Man Documents Travel Experiences on His Shoes [VIDEO]

Since Matt from Where the Hell is Matt? started dancing his way around the world, travel bloggers/filmmakers have been coming up with more and more original ways of documenting their experiences as they travel the …

The Definition of Culture Shock: Two Brits Explore Walmart [VIDEO]

When Alex and Liam — two young, enthusiastic Brits — booked their trip to the California it seems that they would have expected to encounter a lot of things.
Sun-drenched beaches, oversized cheeseburgers and beautiful, tanned …

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 …

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 …

Vacation Rentals: An Alternative to Hotels

While I’m often preaching the benefits of staying in hostels on this site (as opposed to staying in hotels), vacation rentals are an often overlooked form of accommodation, as they can offer real luxury for …

How Technology Has Changed Travel – What if Jack Keroac Had an iPhone & SatNav?

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is often heralded as one of the most important novels of the 20th century and one of the most inspirational travel books of all time.
Because Kerouac wrote ‘On the Road‘ …

Retracing the Steps of History’s Most Famous Voyages

Ever wanted to retrace the steps of Jack Kerouac’s adventure across America, David Livingstone’s travels through Africa, the 13th century voyages of Marco Polo or Captain Cook’s Endeavour Voyage as he attempted to determine the …

Timelapse: 24 Hours of the World’s Air Traffic [VIDEO]

Ever wondered what 24 hours of the entire world’s air traffic looks like when condensed into 1 minute and 12 second period?
Me neither!
However, the following (rather spectacular) video goes to show just how many …

The Spectacular Sights & Amazing Sounds of Yellowstone Park [VIDEO]

Yellowstone National Park is renowned for being one of the most beautiful and spectacular national parks in the world.
The fact that Yellowstone Park is said to be located over a ‘supervolcano‘ and it’s infamous …

Timelapse: Around the World [VIDEO]

In 2010, photographer Kien Lam set off to travel the world.
Armed with his Panasonic Lumix GF-1 camera (and several lenses), Kien began shooting each place that he visited with the intention of creating a timelapse …

The Craziest Bars in the World

Anyone who can appreciate the décor of a bar as much as the drinks they serve knows that a crazy/weird/unusual bar is something to be appreciated.
From Truskavets, Ukraine to the Limpopo Province in South Africa, …

How to Travel to Five Continents in a Single Day

Do you ever feel like Mondays just seem to drag on forever?
It seems that while some of us are working, others are out breaking world records and embarking on crazy adventures.
On Monday June 18th, Gunnar …

Technology and Travel Etiquette

There are certain rules/etiquette that we all (well, most of us) follow when taking part in common activities (such as eating at the dinner table, going on a date or riding the bus), but did …

What’s the Most Romantic City in Europe? London, Apparently…

Looking for a romantic getaway with your loved one?
A recent poll conducted by MissTravel.com concluded that London beat off competition from such heavyweights as Rome, Paris and Milan for the title of ‘Most romantic city …

Where to Find the World’s Cheapest (and Most Expensive) Pints of Beer

Fancy a cheap pint?
Researchers (a.k.a. beer lovers) from PintPrice.com have compiled a list of the world’s cheapest (and most expensive) pints of beer.
The cheapest, it seems, will cost you a meagre £0.29, with the most …

London’s Most Hipster Neighbourhoods – Where Are They?

With the London Olympics fast approaching, interest in England’s capital is predictably increasing.
As with many major cities around the world, London is famous for having many different neighbourhoods – each of which tend to attract …

Cave Diving – Take Your Vacation to a Whole New Level (Literally)

Ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and take a journey to the centre of the earth?
Do you have Scuba Diving Certification?
Does the thought of swimming into deep, dark, underwater …

The Best Places to Witness the End of the World in 2012

With the world coming to an end this year (didn’t you know?), your last thoughts should be about finding a good place to kick back and watch it all go down.
Whether or not you believe …

How to Beat Jet Lag in Tokyo

Feeling jet lagged? Are you currently in Tokyo?
Why not pay a visit to ‘The Barber’?
The Barber – a men’s hair salon and spa located in Tokyo, is a place that “offers treatments tailor-made to help …

10 Unique Methods of Transport From Around the World

Anyone who’s ever been traveling will no-doubt have spent countless hours sitting on air-planes, coaches, taxis and ferries.
Thankfully, there are many weird and wonderful ways of getting around (such as riding a camel in Egypt …

Going Away for Memorial Day – When Should You Hit the Road?

Everyone who’s ever driven a long distance will know how annoying it can be to get stuck in traffic.
With Memorial Day coming up (and the massive amounts of travelers it brings with it), anyone taking …

What You’ll Learn From Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I recently wrote about hiking the Appalachian Trail (a 2,184 mile footpath that stretches from Georgia all the way up to Maine) and noted that it is one of the most difficult hikes on the …

Going Through Airport Security With Your Pet – What Can You Expect?

Supposing you and your pet are flying together, and your pet is going to be traveling in the main cabin with you (as some airlines allow this).
Let’s say you’ve got yourself an airline approved pet …

How to Rent a Summer Vacation Home

If you’re planning on going away this summer, renting a summer vacation home can be a great alternative to staying in hotels, motels and hostels.
Providing you’re staying in one place for a while, renting a …

How to Ship a Dog Overseas

Dogs are one of the most common household pets, and like other household things they may occasionally need to be moved from one place to another.
Perhaps you’re moving overseas or you’re visiting family in another …

Traveling to USA: What is ESTA, and Why Do You Need it?

Those of you who have traveled to the USA in the past will recall filling out green forms on the flight in (or while standing in the immigration queue if you forgot!).
In the last few …

How to Travel With a Cat

Traveling with a cat can be a stressful experience (for both you and the cat), and is one that’s best avoided whenever possible.
If you do have to travel with your cat, however, in order to …

Hiring an In-Flight Nanny for Your Kids

There’s no doubt that flying with children poses many challenges. Any parent will tell you that.
But what if you could hire a nanny to entertain your kids at 30,000 feet? Now there’s an idea…
Nanny …

How a Couple Sold Everything to Travel the World for 5 Years

Recently I stumbled across a pretty inspiring story (on LearnVest.com) of a couple who sold it all in order to spend five years traveling the world.
So who are they? In their own worlds Betsy and …

10 Types of Traveler You Might Meet When Traveling the World

As you travel the world, you’re bound to meet all kinds of weird and wonderful people from all walks of life.
That being said, there are some common stereotypes that you’ll run into over and over …

Disabled Travel Tips

It seems that the amount of people who go traveling with disabilities is on the rise, as the tourism industry appears to be adapting to the requirements of disabled travelers’ special needs by providing more …

How to Explain a Gap Year/Career Break on Your Resume

One of the biggest things that puts people off taking a gap year, career break or sabbatical is the worry that they’ll struggle to find a job when they get back (as future employers might …

How to Pack a Wrinkle-Free Suitcase

The problem with packing all your clothes in a bag or suitcase when going on a journey is that they’ll often come out wrinkled at the other end.
The people over at The Art of Manliness …