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11 Bucket List Experiences You Must do in your 30’s
There are a lot of ways of travelling the world, including bucket list adventures, backpacking, luxury, tour groups and expeditions. You might also want to go it alone, and see where you end up, following the road less travelled. However, for many people, it might be better to take tours around the world, and within local locations, as a means of getting to see the world and travel extensively.
Or if you want to plan a long trip, you could choose to have some tours for some of it. In any case, it is clear that tours are a great way to go – and if you are keen to try and plan for some for your next holidays, then there are many that you might want to consider. Some even have international renown, so you know that you would do well by experiencing them. The quality of a guide can make or break a trip. These amazing tours, from around the world, are some of the best on the planet, and their expertise has helped countless travellers unlock some of the most remarkable places on the planet. Here are some of the best tours in the world….. —-> READ MORE
Where to stay in The Maldives: Fushifaru Maldives
Heaven really is a place on earth, and you can find it in The Maldives. On my recent visit to The Maldives I stayed at the wonderfully laid-back resort Fushifaru. Located on the quiet Lhaviyani Atoll, Fushifaru is a bohemian paradise, which merges traditional Maldivian design with modern technology and luxury brands, and my recommendation on where to stay in The Maldives. The brand new private island is where to stay in The Maldives. Of course Maldives accommodation is easy to come by these days, but choosing where to stay in The Maldives can prove difficult as you need to really focus on those personalised experiences when booking a Maldives holiday. It is of course possible to book a Maldives all-inclusive holiday and be done with it, but I much prefer the more authentic stays where you can choose what you eat, what you do and how much of the resort is based around traditional values. —> READ MORE
Maldives Accommodation: Experience Bio-Luxury at Reethi Faru Resort
After three gruelling flights from London Heathrow we finally hopped onto a speed boat at Dharavandhoo Island and hurtled towards our Maldives accommodation, the beautiful Reethi Faru Resort. Due to our flight arriving in to Male mid-afternoon, we ended up arriving at the resort after sunset. From the moment we stepped onto the jetty, all we could hear was the sound of the waves and our guides friendly voice, as they welcomed us to the resort with fresh coconut water. We knew we had chosen the right Maldives Accommodation for our dream trip.
Situated in the Raa Atoll, the magical Maldives Accommodation of Reethi Faru boasts a beautifully set 600-meter island fortified by the impressive coral reef that circles the surrounding beaches. A larger resort in The Maldives, they offer guests a choice of over 150 rooms, with many located on the beach or over the water. —> READ MORE
How to Make Money and Save for Travel
Travel is my life, it’s what I live for, save for and dream about. The experience of meeting new people, immersing yourself in new cultures, and eating a great deal of food from all over the world, is all part of the adventure. This year may nearly be over, so it’s the perfect time to start planning the backpacking trip you always dreamed about. You may still decide to jet off to the far flung countries of South America and experience dance classes, red wine and steak, go to the Greek islands for sun, sea and sand, or head east and check out everything South East Asia has to offer, including the amazing Thai food, temples and tuk tuks. —> READ MORE
Christmas Gift Guide: 25 Unique Travel Gifts
If you’re looking for unique travel gifts, you’re in the right place. In this blog post I have pulled together 21 gifts for friends going travelling, or for those that simply love travelling. These unique travel gifts will provide you with great ideas on what to get your travel-loving friend, sister, boyfriend or dad. Returning from far away lands with a sun tan and a lot of stories to tell, the wanderlust traveller is a force to be reckoned with, and somebody that (for some reason) is incredibly difficult to buy gifts for. What do you get the person who has the world? Here are my suggestions… —> READ MORE
10 European Winter Destinations
Holidays aren’t just for summer, they can be taken in winter too. As winter sets in, the only thing you start to crave is another holiday. That’s why a winter city break is always a good idea. Good news, why not combine the two trains of thoughts (minus the sunshine) and arrive at something magical. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… unless you’re looking for a travel deal. The Christmas/New Year’s holiday is the most crowded and expensive time to take a holiday almost anywhere. A Christmas holiday destination should be cosy, magical and if it’s snowy then that’s even better. But who wants normal? Here are my favourite 21 alternative Christmas getaway ideas. If this list leaves you feeling festive, then getting searching for flights there on Skyscanner —-> READ MORE
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Travel Bloggers Guide to Becoming a Digital Nomad
When I first started typing on this blog over eight years ago, I never imagined what it would become today. I never thought my little website, for my backpacking adventure around Asia would turn into what it is today. Over the past eight years, I have meandered from job to job, living in six houses, in two countries, taken over 100 flights, to 24 countries around the world, bought a house, lived with my parents again, got engaged, been fired, quit jobs, had meltdowns, and spent many countless hours putting blood sweat and tears into my business. And was it worth it? Of course it was – because we are all chasing freedom, we are all chasing our passions – and this is mine. —> READ MORE
21 Unique Things to do in New York
I love New York City! And that’s why I written a guide to unique things to do in New York, based on my experiences of visiting this magical city. New York is one of the most iconic locations in the world and it can be difficult to figure out what to see during a trip to New York, especially if you are limited with time and only visiting for a weekend in New York. New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square. —> READ MORE
Cappadocia Turkey Itinerary: What to do in Cappadocia
If your holiday passion is one of diverse landscapes and ancient natural wonders, a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, has got to be on your bucket list adventures. Turkey is one of the few places in the world where the real-life version looks better than the photos and a visit to Cappadocia should be on your Turkey itinerary.
The beautiful town of Cappadocia has blown up over the past decade as the rise of Instagram gave this rather unknown place in central Turkey, the boost it deserved. This large, semi-arid area is made up of a unique landscape of high plateaus, volcanos, mountains, rock formations, underground cities, and cave dwellings. —> READ MORE
Ultimate Guide to Honeymoon in The Maldives
Heading off on a honeymoon in The Maldives? Then this guide is for you – packed full of information about my recent trip to The Maldives. A Maldives honeymoon is the ultimate goal for many married couples and millions now spend the beginning of their married life in The Maldives. But where do you begin with planning a honeymoon in The Maldives? If you want the most epic honeymoon, then a honeymoon in the Maldives is a must. A Maldives honeymoon incorporates luxury, relaxation and activities, as well as overwater bungalows, crystal clear waters, blue skies, vibrant marine life and activities galore. If you’re planning a trip to The Maldives for your honeymoon, this guide is going to help you plan your trip, including when best to visit The Maldives, best resorts for a Maldives honeymoon, what to pack for the Maldives, weather in The Maldives, how to get to The Maldives and where to stay in The Maldives. —> READ MORE
Amalfi Coast Travel Guide: 15 Things to do in Positano
If you are searching for a nice place to enjoy your vacation as you travel Italy, Positano is one of the most stunning and positively rated towns you can visit. Positano is a beautiful, little beach town in Italy, famous for its colorful buildings, excellent restaurants, and ideal location on the Amalfi Coast.
The town of Positano is a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway, as well as families and tour groups stopping through on day tours. Positano offers luxurious bars, beaches, and the perfect view of the coastline. The town covers an area of nearly nine square kilometres. Home to less than 5,000 permanent residents, Positano attracts thousands of tourists every year to enjoy it’s pristine beaches, breathtaking views and enjoy delicious Italian cooking. —-> READ MORE
Ultimate Guide to 3 days in Dubai Itinerary
Dubai, the top tourist destination in the Middle East, is a city of huge dimensions with a population of 3.1M spread across a vast area of 4,114km². Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed and that’s why you need to read my ultimate Dubai Itinerary. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while man made islands jut out of the striking coastline. Here are the top places to tick off your sightseeing list when you’re in town.
Dubai is a famed world destination for many tourists. It is one of the seven states that joined together in 1971 to form the United Arab Emirates. Other members of the United Arab Emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain. The Emirates are named after their main cities.Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. The Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. —-> READ MORE