Planning a Trip Around the World? Start Here!
June 19, 2012 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

Planning a round the world (RTW) trip can be a difficult, stressful, overwhelming process (especially for first-timers) as there’s so much to consider and so much that can potentially go wrong.
Because of this, I’ve created …

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Why Do We Travel? A Philosophical Look at One of Mankind’s Most Basic Impulses
July 16, 2012 – 1:51 pm | No Comment
Why Do We Travel? A Philosophical Look at One of Mankind’s Most Basic Impulses

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why people (and perhaps even yourself) have such a great desire to travel?
In today’s rapidly evolving, modernized world it’s easy to be blinded by the endless minutiae of …

New York City Turns Payphones Turned Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
July 16, 2012 – 1:03 pm | No Comment
New York City Turns Payphones Turned Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

For most travelers today, “Where can I find Wi-Fi?” or “Where can I find an internet connection?” are usually one of the first questions asked after they’ve arrived in a new city and got settled …

The Most Innovative Travel Websites of the Past 12 Months
July 13, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
The Most Innovative Travel Websites of the Past 12 Months

In the last 10 years, thanks to the internet, the way that (a lot of) people travel has radically changed.
In the past your only knowledge of a foreign place would come from a guide book …

The Spectacular Sights & Amazing Sounds of Yellowstone Park [VIDEO]
July 12, 2012 – 3:28 pm | No Comment
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 …

The Best U.S. Airports for Tech Users
July 12, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment
The Best U.S. Airports for Tech Users

As travelers become increasingly high-tech (with smartphones, tablets and laptops being carried around by almost every flier these days), it seems that airports are being expected to update their services to match the needs of …

‘Trover’ App Allows You to Find & Share Hidden Gems [APP]
July 12, 2012 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
‘Trover’ App Allows You to Find & Share Hidden Gems [APP]

Trover is a free iPhone and Android app that enables its users to discover interesting locations in a fun and easy way.
After entering in your location in the search bar, Trover will pull up a …

Heathrow Aiport to Open Passport Fast Lanes for ‘Low-Risk’ Travellers
July 10, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
Heathrow Aiport to Open Passport Fast Lanes for ‘Low-Risk’ Travellers

With the London Olympics on the horizon, and the mass influx of tourists expected, Heathrow Airport is set to open special passport lanes for ‘low-risk’ travelers (such as American and Australian citizens).
The UK Border Agency …

How to Identify a Ladyboy (and Other Travel Tips) [VIDEO]
July 10, 2012 – 1:20 pm | No Comment
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 …

American Airlines Release YouTube Videos to Give Customers a ‘Behind the Scenes’ Look
July 10, 2012 – 1:02 pm | No Comment
American Airlines Release YouTube Videos to Give Customers a ‘Behind the Scenes’ Look

American Airlines recently released a series of new videos allowing the public to get a ‘behind the scenes’ look into their operation.
The aim is for the the videos is to answer the most commonly …

How to Travel (According to Paulo Coehlo)
July 9, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment
How to Travel (According to Paulo Coehlo)

Paulo Coehlo is a Brazilian author whose books have been translated into countless languages and read by millions of people all over the world.
Anyone who’s ever read any of his books (such as The Alchemist, …

China Begins Work on £3 Billion Theme Park in Tibet
July 9, 2012 – 2:37 pm | No Comment
China Begins Work on £3 Billion Theme Park in Tibet

A landmark £3 billion theme park is set to be constructed in Lhasa, Tibet.
According to Telegraph.co.uk, “In an attempt to highlight the historic ties between China and Tibet, the theme park will be dedicated to …

Viva App Vegas! [APP]
July 9, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment
Viva App Vegas! [APP]

Las Vegas is no doubt one of the most spectacular places on the earth to visit, but there’s so much to do there at any one time that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
Of course, Las …

Timelapse: Around the World [VIDEO]
July 9, 2012 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

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 …

Abu Dhabi Sets Dress Code & Rules for Tourists
July 6, 2012 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
Abu Dhabi Sets Dress Code & Rules for Tourists

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Police recently released a booklet containing a list of rules and guidelines for tourists visiting the country.
The pamphlet was designed with the intention of increasing the sense of security felt by tourists …

The Best Places Around the World to Take a Cooking Class
July 6, 2012 – 2:43 pm | No Comment
The Best Places Around the World to Take a Cooking Class

One of the best ways to experience another culture is to sample its food.
An even better way of developing an understanding with another culture is to learn how to cook their food for yourself …

The Craziest Bars in the World
July 5, 2012 – 11:40 am | No Comment
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 Choose a Child-Friendly Hiking Destination
July 4, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
How to Choose a Child-Friendly Hiking Destination

Hiking out in the wild allows you to immerse yourself within nature and to take a break from the stresses of modern life.
Hiking is also a great way to introduce children to nature (especially for …

The Benefits of Traveling Idly
July 4, 2012 – 1:06 pm | No Comment
The Benefits of Traveling Idly

Journalist (and recently published author) Dan Kieran likes to travel the ‘slow’ way.
He hasn’t been on an airplane for over 20 years – preferring to travel by road, rail or sea.
In fact, it seems he …

4 Reasons to Travel in the Off-Season
July 3, 2012 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
4 Reasons to Travel in the Off-Season

Have you ever been traveling and quickly grown tired with overfilled hostels and hotels, restaurants that seem to be booked up for eternity and long queues for overpriced attractions?
If so, you’ve probably been doing most …

Travel Beauty Tips: How to Look Beautiful on the Road
July 3, 2012 – 2:08 pm | No Comment
Travel Beauty Tips: How to Look Beautiful on the Road

For a lot of people, baggage regulations (whether they’re self-imposed or due to the airline policies) mean that when packing for a trip abroad, there will probably be some items that you’ll have to leave …

New Locations Added to the ‘UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ List
July 3, 2012 – 1:27 pm | No Comment
New Locations Added to the ‘UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ List

What do an 18th-century German opera house, a mining town in France and the birthplace of Jesus all have in common? They’ve all just been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, along with …

Foods to Avoid Before Flying
July 2, 2012 – 3:47 pm | No Comment
Foods to Avoid Before Flying

If you’ve ever been on a flight and felt bloated and gassy (or you’ve sat next to someone who was quite clearly ‘feeling gassy’) you may have realised that the foods you eat directly before …

Adventure Trips: Cut Out the Middle-Man with Offmap
July 2, 2012 – 3:13 pm | No Comment
Adventure Trips: Cut Out the Middle-Man with Offmap

Launched recently, Offmap.com is a new website with the goal of helping adventure travel find great deals by cutting out the middle-man.
Kraig Becker of Gadling.com reports: “The newly launched website Offmap promises to cutout travel …

Revealed: The Best Hotels in the World
July 2, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
Revealed: The Best Hotels in the World

The people over at Expedia.com recently conducted a survey to find the best hotels in the world.
Expedia’s Insiders’ Select survey took into account more than 500,000 customer reviews given by their users.
The aim of the …

How to Travel to Five Continents in a Single Day
July 2, 2012 – 12:24 pm | No Comment
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 …

The 15 Best Hikes in the World
June 27, 2012 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
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 …

‘Smallest Hotel in the World’ to Open in Copenhagen, Denmark
June 27, 2012 – 2:26 pm | No Comment
‘Smallest Hotel in the World’ to Open in Copenhagen, Denmark

Every wondered what the smallest hotel in the world is?
Whatever the previous record holder was, Copenhagen’s Hotel Central & Café is set to beat it when it opens this summer.
Jessica Colley of Fodors.com reports:
“Tucked …

Blending In: How to Not Look Like a Tourist
June 27, 2012 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
Blending In: How to Not Look Like a Tourist

There are many advantages to blending in and not looking like a tourist when traveling.
Thieves and pickpockets will be less likely to eye you up as a potential target, and con artists will be less …

How to Plan a Trip Without a Guidebook (By Using Evernote)
June 26, 2012 – 9:08 pm | No Comment
How to Plan a Trip Without a Guidebook (By Using Evernote)

Typically, when you plan a trip somewhere you don’t do it all in one go.
If you want to plan your trip thoroughly, there are multiple steps you need to go through, each of which demand …

The Best UK Public Transport-related Apps
June 26, 2012 – 2:19 pm | No Comment
The Best UK Public Transport-related Apps

Unlike some places in the world, getting around the UK without a car isn’t especially difficult (in theory), given the amount of trains, buses and taxis on offer.
Of course, knowing where and when to get …

How to Travel Like a Local
June 26, 2012 – 1:01 pm | No Comment
How to Travel Like a Local

When traveling to new places, most of us will have a set routine of things that we go through (whether unconsciously or not).
For example, we might buy a guide book, pick out the top 5 …

How to Prevent Seasickness on a Cruise
June 26, 2012 – 12:24 pm | No Comment
How to Prevent Seasickness on a Cruise

Taking a cruise is a great way to see the world whilst living a life of luxury.
For some people, however, the possibility of seasickness threatens to ruin their trip completely.
So how can one prevent seasickness …

Explore the World (Virtually) with Google World Wonders
June 25, 2012 – 3:40 pm | No Comment
Explore the World (Virtually) with Google World Wonders

Summer is a great time go traveling and to see the world.
Unfortunately, however, it’s also a time when airfare is more expensive, and for many people these days, a time when budgets are tighter than …

Facebook Determines World’s Most Social Landmarks
June 25, 2012 – 3:06 pm | No Comment
Facebook Determines World’s Most Social Landmarks

Facebook recently released a list of the top 25 ‘most social’ landmarks in the world.
The ‘social-ness’ of a place was determined by how often people ‘checked-in’ there (on Facebook) and how often it was mentioned …

Fancy a Gap Year Placement in a Monastery?
June 25, 2012 – 2:31 pm | No Comment
Fancy a Gap Year Placement in a Monastery?

Looking to do something different in your gap year?
Quarr Abbey, a Roman Catholic monastery on the Isle of Wight is offering four places to gappers looking for something different.
So what will those who’re chosen be …

Airline Launches New Check-In System to Prevent Lost Teddy Bears
June 25, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
Airline Launches New Check-In System to Prevent Lost Teddy Bears

In London’s Gatwick airport, at least one stuffed toy animals is lost (and found by the airport staff) every single day.
That’s from just one airport.
As a child, losing your stuffed animal can be …

Does Traveling Make You More Creative?
June 25, 2012 – 1:38 pm | No Comment
Does Traveling Make You More Creative?

There are lots of benefits to traveling, but did you know that traveling can make you more creative?
According to Dale Davidson, a writer for MeetPlanGo.com, “Travel is one of the most creativity inducing activities you …

New Weather App Makes it Easy to Plan Your Travels to Find the Best Weather
June 22, 2012 – 3:39 pm | No Comment
New Weather App Makes it Easy to Plan Your Travels to Find the Best Weather

There are a lot of great trip planning tools/apps out there right now (like this one I recently wrote about), but if you want one that’s specifically designed for guiding you towards the sunniest weather, …

MyScenicDrives – Matching Drivers with Perfect Road Trips
June 22, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment
MyScenicDrives – Matching Drivers with Perfect Road Trips

For some people, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of driving down the open road with a few friends and taking in the amazing scenery.
The problem for some drivers is deciding (or knowing) where to …