How the Locals Travel in Singapore
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Traveling in Singapore is really so much fun. There are many attractions to see, great places to stay and delicious food to eat. If you want to experience traveling in Singapore like a local, you need to make sure to go to every famous ‘local’ spot in. With its vibrant culture, Singapore has provided many tourists spots for both tourists and locals to enjoy. You can travel for its food, culture, history, or you can travel to experience all of them.

It is nice to travel like a local as you will be able to experience the real’ Singapore. Many people in Singapore like to take trips when they have a holiday. They also like to visit the nearby tourism spot on weekends. The fresh air of Singapore coupled by its fully-complete entertainment will really heal the tiredness. Locals find themselves ready to start a new day after having a nice vacation with family.


Stratford Upon Avon Weekend At Christmas
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We recently enjoyed a weekend family break in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and stayed at the Mercure Stratford upon Avon Shakespeare Hotel, a 4 star hotel situated right in the heart of the historic town. I blogged about this stay on my cool things blog but wanted to share it with Travelphant readers as it was such a lovely town and hotel. Here just a few of the photographs I took of the hotel and the Christmas lights in the town.




China Travel: Top Parks in China
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Being one of the most exotic places in the world, China has a vast array of wonders and tourist attraction sites to visit. Here are few of the most famous reasons to begin with: The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City in Beijing, rich cultural heritage and sumptuous cuisines. And most importantly, China offers to its visitors, local or tourists, countless natural attractions such as wondrous parks that any should make a point to visit.

China has a variety of parks to choose from and one article definitely cannot cover them all so here we have chosen five parks we recommend to visit that are bound to blow your mind and leave you fully absorbed and captivated by the choice wildlife and scenery this amazing country has to offer.




Short Travel Guide to the Remote Tohoku Region of Japan
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'This post was sponsored by Tokyo Metro Gov, but concerns my own opinio

Tourism in and around Japan isn’t what you’d call new or rare. Each year, millions visit this incredible country to experience one of the most breathtaking, rich and diverse cultures in the entire world. But just as is the case with most tourist destinations worldwide, there’s a stunning side of Japan that very few take the time to see.

While it’s true to say that no trip to Japan would be complete without exploring Tokyo, other remote regions have the potential to offer even more. One of which being the Tohoku region – an area famous for its beautiful natural scenery, historical sites and seasonally inspired cuisine. To call Tohoku another side of Japan may appear cliché, but it’s also entirely apt.




10 amazing places to visit during your trip to Barcelona
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Barcelona is the perfect city break as it's full of cool and interesting places to visit, things to see and do and is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, if not the World. Therefore listing 10 best places we recommend you visit in Barcelona was tricky as it could easily have been a top 30. So at the risk of missing out dozens of killer sights and attractions around the city, here’s a brief rundown of 10 amazing places to visit during your trip to Barcelona:




Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel
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I found this gem of a hotel to stay with my family before flying out to Sardinia from Gatwick in August. The 4-star Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is located in a quiet picturesque setting in easy reach of the M25 (great for Gatwick and Heathrow airports). We have stayed at many London airport hotels in the past and this trip we fancied something in the countryside and this hotel ticked all the boxes - great location, lovely rooms, delicious food and a great size heated outdoor swimming pool.




Discovering the Sights and Sounds of Asia, Thailand
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Thailand has long been one of the staples of the Asian traveller’s itinerary. It’s status as one of the region’s major airline hubs makes it incredibly accessible from anywhere in the world. Once there, first-time visitors will be delighted at the absolute smorgasbord of physical, cultural, historical and culinary beauty that is just waiting to be discovered. With so much on offer, it should come as no surprise that many travellers will return to Thailand again and again to explore its many faces.


Bangkok

The bustling metropolis has an energy that never ceases. The insane traffic, pumping nightlife, sensational shopping and awe-inspiring cultural icons all combine into a unique experience that has something for everyone. Even veteran travellers will inevitable admit that they continue to discover new things about the Thai capital every time they visit.


Guide to the Greek Island of Sifnos
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I'm lucky enough to have holidayed on a few of the Greek islands and found that each Greek island has its own unique charms. For those looking to slow things down to a blissful crawl, nowhere comes close to the Greek island of Sifnos.

Sifnos is widely regarded as the single most stunning Island of the Cyclades and until recently was overlooked by holidaymakers. The result is a beautiful relaxed setting where low-key night-life, beautiful beaches and an air of true relaxation await. Or in other words, it’s a world away from the crowded, cramped and chaotic tourist resorts much of Greece is synonymous with during the summer.




9 Fascinating Facts about Sydney, Australia
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As Australia’s most urbane, largest and oldest city, beautiful Sydney indeed has something unique to offer every tourist. Picturesque sandy beaches and lovely cruises make the Harbor City the ideal holiday destination for tourists in search of fun in the sea and on the sand. First-class shopping, dining and cultural and historical institutions such as the amazing Sydney Opera House beckon visitors in search of an inspirational travel experience. It has many amazing attractions both man-made and natural assets.

The man-made wonders include the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House which are also the most visited tourist attractions. The natural attractions include beautiful public gardens, harbor islands, zoos and parks. Sydney is the perfect city for adventure and is full of special things to explore and discover making it a perfect holiday destination.




Six Top Beaches in Australia
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Australia is the world’s largest island and smallest continent and is also a land of amazing beauty and places with breathtaking views. It is also home to some of the most rare creatures and destinations in the world. It is also famous for major tourist attraction sites such as The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Hunter region and the Ayers rock. It has become over the years many tourists’ dream destination. The country also has many amazing Islands and great beaches where you can relax and enjoy feeling the sand between your toes and the spectacular views of the beach. These options offer some of the best places to retire in Australia, offering relaxing time for you and your spouse. Although there are many amazing beaches in Australia, here are the top six beaches in Australia:

1. Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is a lovely beach situated on Whitsunday Island. It stretches over seven kilometers and has dazzling white silica sand, which is one of the purest in the whole world.




4 reasons why Orlando is my top family holiday destination
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Right, I'm going to say it - Orlando Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination. It really has got something for all the family - theme parks and water parks galore, amazing beaches not too far, great shopping, the best pitch and putt course I've ever played (I didn't get chance to play a round of big boys golf sadly, but saw some of the courses whilst driving around Orlando and they all look outstanding), awesome choices of food that you'll kids will actually eat, the list goes on.

Our first holiday to Orlando was in 2013 when the boys were only 3 and 5 years old and it was really great fun and we can't wait to take them back in a few years time when they will be 9 and 7. There are some many brilliant things to see and do, just look at this list of activities on Trip Advisor - you get the idea!

You'd think a holiday to Orlando is expensive but compared to holidays in Europe, a holiday to Orlando when we booked didn't cost much more with the deals to be had...especially if you get flights, villa and a hire car included. However a word of warning, the theme park tickets do add up!

There are a few big reasons why we love Orlando as a family holiday and here are the big four for us...

1. Sunshine! 

It’s called the sunshine state for a reason. We went in August and it was warm and sunny every day for 10 days. Here's a photo from our trip down to Clearwater a couple of hours drive from Orlando, well worth the drive with great scenery along the way.





Top Tips For Wheelchair Friendly Escapes In The British Countryside
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The UK has an abundance of popular, world-famous attractions. But what if you want to escape the big cities and find the quiet side of Britain? For wheelchair users wanting to explore the great greenery on offer this can be more daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. We’ve been working Mobility Nationwide to find some of Britain’s top accessible days out.

Whether you’re a native or looking to visit British shores, we’ve got some great ideas to expand your holiday outside of the well worn path and make sure it’s not hampered by bad facilities.

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4 Awesome Secret Beaches in Devon (not so secret anymore!)
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The summer holidays are here and that means Devon’s beaches will be jam packed with families, but how about those secret beaches that the locals like to keep for themselves? Where are they? Load up the car with windbreaks, fill the boot up with a picnic and set-sail for a day of sun, surf and solitude and go enjoy these four lovely beaches which Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks recommended to us...




Tips for a more homely travel experience
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Travelling the world is one of the best ways that we can feel alive. Whether it’s lazing on a beach or visiting the poker tables of Las Vegas, there’s nothing like travel to broaden our horizons and give us that lust for life! However, all of those air miles come at a cost and our wanderlust can often leave us feeling tired and worn out. So if you’re about to hit the road, here are some tips that can make your travels feel a lot more homely.


Visit Indonesia to Enjoy World’s Best Cuisine!
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Indonesia is the largest and most changed archipelago on Earth and Indonesian food is internationally renowned brimming with intense flavours. With 6,000 islands, there are numerous local claims to fame, yet wherever you are in Indonesia, most meals including breakfast are based around rice. Seared rice (nasi goreng) is viewed as the national dish of Indonesia and can be discovered all around the streets and in restaurants. There are 10 top Indonesian dishes to try...

Sambal

There are bunches of toppings presented with Indonesian dishes and a common one is Sambal, this is a simple formula for one using chilli and shallots.

Recipe:
§ Pound the chilies, shallots, garlic and tomato in a mortar and pestle until a fine glue.
§ Heat a little oil in fry pan and sauté the glue mixing until fragrant.
§ Remove from warmth and season with salt and lime juice




Satay

Satay is a modern Indonesian and Malay spelling of satisfy, is a dish of seasoned, pierced and flame broiled meat, presented with a sauce. Satay is made of cubed meat that are speared in kebab style, then flame broiled and eaten with a peanut sauce dip




Bakso

Bakso presented with bihun (rice vermicelli) and fricasseed wonton. Bakso or baso is Indonesian meatball, or meat glue produced using hamburger surimi. Its composition is like the Chinese hamburger ball, fish ball, or pork ball. The term Bakso could allude to a solitary meatball or the entire dish of meatballs soup.




Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng, the national dish of Indonesia, translates as "singed rice." in Indonesia Nasi Goreng is a breakfast food! this zesty chicken and shrimp seared rice is customarily served at home, by road merchants, in eateries and in lodgings for breakfast.




Gudeg

Gudeg is a customary Javanese food from Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia. Gudeg is produced using youthful unripe jack natural product boiled for a few hours with palm sugar, and coconut milk.




Balado terong

Balado terong is one of popular sambal formulas in Indonesia. "Balado" is for the most part found in Padang claims to fame which refer to hot dishes. There are numerous approaches to make Terong Balado, yet the essential flavours are the same, just some of the time you can add dried anchovies too to make it tastier.




Ayam goreng

Ayam goreng is a nonspecific term to refer to different sorts of Indonesian and Malaysian dish of chicken deep fried in coconut. Ayam goreng truly means "fried chicken" in Indonesian and Malay




Perkedel

Perkedel is Indonesian fricasseed patties, made of ground potatoes, minced meat, peeled and ground corn or minced fish. Most basic Perkedel are produced using mashed potatoes




Gado-gado

Gado-gado a blend of vegetables, shrimp or fish crackers with shelled nut sauce. It is frequently named as the Indonesian serving of mixed greens.




Opor Ayam

Opor ayam is a chicken cooked in coconut milk from Indonesia, especially from Central Java. Spice mixture include galangal, lemongrass, cinnamon, tamarind juice, palm sugar, coriander, cumin, candlenut, garlic, shallot, and pepper.



We recommend if you plan to take a trip to Indonesia, check out the many guides available online and sites like traveloka.com where you can get cheap flight tickets.



Have A Perfect Canadian Holiday With These Ideas
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If you’re looking for a great holiday this year, then why not look at Canada for some ideas? Canada is one of those countries that really does offer absolutely everything and whatever type of holiday you're after, you'll find it here with so many different regions to choose from.

If you’re looking for something a little more active and adventurous, you'll love Canada. Kayaking, white water rapids, climbing, skiing, and so much more are all on offer in various areas of the country. The Rocky Mountains are hugely popular for climbers, walkers, and hikers. There are even some daring cycling tracks you can follow to push your fitness to the limits. Canada is a great option if you’re looking to stay active and improve your health.



Cruise Holidays: Seeing The World In All Its Wonder
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The world we live in is full of wonders which should be seen. It's often said that travel broadens the mind. This may very well be true, but it's not the only reason we should travel. Sometimes when you come away from the grindstone of work all you want to do is sleep, but when you have real time off, a destination holiday is worthwhile. We can all spend time looking at pictures of amazing scenery. Seeing it for yourself, though, is something that cannot be replicated.
Adventure holidays, beach holidays, skiing holidays. They all have their attractions (and if you've never skied, then the third is also a bit of the first). Taking in some of this planet's natural beauty and getting away from the grind is healthy. And it allows you to broaden your horizons in a way which can change your life. Perhaps the best holidays for this, though, are cruise holidays.
When humanity first looked around it and thought: "Well, I've seen here, I want to be somewhere else now", the way it did it was by sea. Well, the first way it did it was by walking to somewhere else, but when they wanted to go further it was by sea. For centuries the way that we gathered new resources, discovered new lands and, yes, went to war was by sea.
Think of any nation discovered over the centuries, and it was discovered by a fleet of ships. Sometimes accidentally when they were looking for something else, as it turns out. But that in itself says something about sailing - the range of what is possible when you take to the sea and just go where it takes you. And although we have the world fairly well charted out now, that's what a cruise is like. Not one destination, but many.
If you've never been on a cruise before, or haven't even really considered one, there are some pretty persuasive reasons to give it a go.
Coastal Destinations Are Truly Spectacular
It's fair to say that some people who grew up in seaside locations might disagree with this. And there is such a thing as a sleepy, unexciting seaside town. But that's not where you'll be going on a cruise. And nature has really done its work on the coastal locations of a cruise. Stunning cliffsides, inlets and dramatic sweeping hills, all with a clear view of the sea. The panoramic views are breathtaking.
A great deal of our world comes with a coastline, as landlocked countries are a rarity. So there's a lot you can see by sea - the dramatic, pristine coastline of Norway. Mountainous, artistic Bilbao. The dizzying, spectacular Dubrovnik. Each one of these is different from the last, and there are more besides. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about cruising to them is that you get to see several places on one trip.
You Travel In Style And Comfort
There is a reputation for sea travel to be somewhat choppy. You can probably already think of a few nautical metaphors that have to do with that. Inexperienced sea travelers are expected to take time to get their "sea legs", or they will get "seasick". But as cruise liners have become more and more technically advanced, it's not a real problem anymore. Not least because cruises have been designed to avoid the choppier seas.
In addition, modern cruises have come to be nothing less than journeys on a floating city. There are almost endless choices for shopping, eating and entertainment. The result is that even while you're between destinations there are things to do. You can even take to your cabin, go to sleep in one country and wake up in another. For the keen traveler, there are few things more wonderful.
The Scope Is Almost Endless
Although traveling by plane means that you get from one destination to the other quicker, airports tend to be out of the way. They need to be, generally, for reasons of noise abatement. As a result, unless you have a lot of money to spend on multiple flights in first class, it's rare to travel to a lot of destinations in style and comfort. But on a cruise, the comfort is all around you and the destinations are right there when you dock.
There are cruises tailored to any number of different mindsets these days. Tropical cruises, Baltic trips, European or Caribbean trips. It's even possible, if you have the time and money available, to go on a world cruise. There is genuinely no better way to see the world. On a Bolsover Cruise Club trip you can see the coastlines of many different countries and experience various vibrant cultures.
On any good cruise, you will have time in each destination to take a walk, experience the cuisine and social life of a new place. When you get home you can be sure of having a camera or phone filled with some of the most awe-inspiring photos you'll ever take. One thing that anyone who has been on a cruise will tell you is that the moment they stepped on land, they wanted to go again.
And that's another of the great things about a cruise. We live in a very big world. If the first cruise you take shows you the coastline of Western Europe, then maybe the next one could take in Scandinavia. There's South America, Africa and Eastern Europe to be seen too. All of those and so much more besides. With so much of the world to be seen, you'll never run out of stunning views and experiences.
We can all be thankful for the day someone realised that putting together some wood and making it waterproof allowed them to float on the sea. Not only did it make the next place easier for them to reach, it also set in motion something that meant we could see the world in all its wonder. Should you get the chance, it is an experience you should definitely grab with both hands.


Airport Tips: How to Avoid the Long Queues
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Whether you fly, drive or catch a train, there will come a point when everything grinds to a halt and you are stuck waiting in a queue. It is annoying, frustrating, and in some instances, worrying. Sadly, negotiating queues at the airport is a necessary evil unless have some insider tips. 

Here is a quick guide to help you avoid long, interminable airport queues. You might not reach your final destination any faster, but at least you will be less stressed!


10 Cheapest Places To Go On Holiday Right Now
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There are two things every holidaymaker wants when they go abroad: good weather and low cost. Out of the two, the cost is probably the most important part of your holiday. With that in mind, here at Travelphant we've listed 10 places that offer amazing holiday experiences whilst being affordable.


1.  Vietnam

Vietnam may be rising in popularity, but the cost is still very low at the moment. It is plausible to get by on $5 a day. While you are there, make sure try the local beer. It is some of the best around, and it only costs 50 cents!



Top 10 Things to See and Do in Singapore
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Even though you may think you know a place, it isn’t until you actually get out and explore that you really find out what a location is all about. If you have never seen the fun side of Singapore (or even if you think you have), then be sure to check out the top 10 sites Singapore has to offer.



How to Survive (and Enjoy) Bad Weather on Holiday
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You might feel like you’re the only person on Earth to suffer the horror of bad weather on holiday, but you’re not. Quite to the contrary in fact, as the odds of at least a couple of rainy days in a two-week summer holiday are actually pretty high. Much as it’s not ideal, it also doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Not only is it perfectly possible to survive the odd bad weather day, but try and be proactive about things and you might just enjoy them too!





10 Cool Restaurants with Amazing Views
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Eating out in another country is always a great experience. There are literally thousands of great restaurants around the world that offer amazing dining experiences and gastronomic delights, but only a select few are able to offer a view to match. Here we showcase are 10 cool restaurants featured in an Audley Travel article back in 2010 offering mouth watering views, as well as food.

The Dining Pod at Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand

Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood will soon be offering what is sure to be an unforgettable dining experience! Enjoy picture-perfect scenery as you are winched 16 feet into the air above the shoreline in the dining pod. This brilliant concept will seat up to four people who will be served by a flying waiter harnessed to a zip-line.



Coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights
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Where is the coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights? Travelphant's vote goes to Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere above 60 degrees north latitude but to see them from this igloo village would be an amazing experience. Don't worry, special thermo glass prevents the igloos frosting up to ensure clear views and a warm interior.

Imagine yourself sleeping in an Igloo made of Snow. It's totally quiet. Lights inside ice illuminate the Igloo. These make the atmosphere so exciting that never get bored of marvelling it, until you fall to deep, comfortable sleep in your warm down sleeping bag.



Where To Visit In Budapest
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Whether you are a first time visitor to Budapest or are just looking for new discoveries, there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful city. A city of two parts - the hilly terrain of Buda being paired with the flat area of Pest, this is a fascinating destination with a long history.

The Castle District

Budapest's Royal Palace and Castle Hill are World Heritage sights and are a must-see for every visitor.



Quick Guide: Make Your Motor Home Feel Like A Home!
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It can be quite hard to stay away from home for a long period of time, but those traveling with motor homes have an advantage. These vehicles can be altered, customised and tweaked to become the perfect family home, away from home. This can make your holiday more meaningful, and a lot more memorable!


Caribbean Real Estate: Key Things You Need To Consider
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It’s not hard to see why so many people want to live and spend more time in the Caribbean. With its fantastic weather, glorious beaches and an infamous relaxed way of life, it truly is paradise. Each island has a unique style and culture while still encompassing everything the Caribbean is known for. Whether you’re considering relocating or just want a holiday home to escape to, there is a wealth of property on offer. But as with any real estate purchase, there are key things you need to consider. So before signing on the dotted line, take some time to think about the following.



Home security for the modern traveller
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There’s no place like home. However, the lure of warmer climates, exotic foods and pink sand beaches can be much more appealing as research shows approximately 74% Brits up sticks to go abroad each year*.

But have you thought about how your home and belongings will be secured while you’re away?

You’re probably used to hearing the age-old home security methods, such as ensuring your locks are British Standard, cancelling the post so it doesn’t pile up at the door, and setting your lights on a timer to give the illusion that somebody is home. However, with the growth of the smart home, more and more individuals are turning to connected security devices for that added peace of mind.

As a result, the security experts at Yale have compiled a list their top tips for using connected security products for those of us who just can’t switch off.


Connected Smart Locks

Over 6,000 burglaries happened last year using poorly hidden spare keys. While you’re on your travels, why not invest in a smart lock and get rid of your keys for good, making remote control easier and more convenient. Smart locks allow secure access via PIN code, key card, key-tag, remote fob, or smartphone.

The temporary PIN code feature on the Yale Keyless is ideal if you pay for home services by the hour as you can keep track of who comes and goes through your front door when connected to a smart hub system. This is also great if you want to check in and make sure your neighbours have been popping over to water the plants or feed the pets.




Solid Proof That Guided Tours Can Be Incredible For All Ages!
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What do you think of when you hear the term ‘guided tour’. Probably a group of old people, wearing waterproofs and trudging along while a bored tour guide blabbers on, right?

Well, it’s time to get that image right out of your mind. Guided tours have made a comeback, and are way more accessible and enjoyable than you might think! You can find ones that are suitable for all ages, and they can give you an insight that no travel guide can.

With this new way of thinking in mind, let’s look at three worldwide destinations where the tours are incredible. The first is Australia’s Great Ocean Road while the second is the Plitvice Lakes, a national park in Croatia. Finally, discover which animal you can get more familiar with than ever before on a guided tour in Sweden.

Great Ocean Road, Australia
Australia, while far-flung for many of us, is one of those places that everyone should try to visit at least once. When you’re there, there is loads of stuff to do on your own, without help (aside from applying sunscreen to your back, of course!) However, there are some sights that are significantly enhanced by having a knowledgeable tour guide showing you the way. So, for example, why should you decide to discover the Great Ocean Road with a tour? Well, take the 12 Apostles. On their own they are breathtaking. But know the history behind how they formed makes them even more incredible. Reading about this online or in a guide doesn’t even come close to learning about it while looking at them with your very own eyes.



The Best Island Retreats Of The Mediterranean
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The Mediterranean is the largest inland sea in the world, sort of. Yes, it does have a rather large border with the Atlantic Ocean between Algeria and Gibraltar. But, if you study a map, you'll see what I mean.
And like any sea, it's home to a collection of magical islands that make some of the best travel locations on Earth. So, besides Ibiza, where should you go?
Sardinia
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, after mafia-run Sicily. Sardinia is a picturesque island just south of Corsica and about 200 miles from the Cote D'Azur.

Planning Your Dream Trip: Tips and Tricks
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Everybody has a ‘dream trip’. A place they’d love to go, or even multiple places they’d love to go. If you’ve got somewhere in your head you want to visit, you shouldn’t put it off. You should never let your travel dreams go unseen to. Travel is one of the best ways to expand your consciousness and grow as a person! These tips and tricks will help you to plan your dream trip.

Search Online for Great Deals

Do an extensive search online for some great deals to see what is available to you. You might be able to find an online deal on a Facebook page, Twitter account, or by scrolling through other social media activity. You might even find something on a discount site. Just be careful with discount sites. Make sure they are legitimate and the deal has decent reviews before buying something yourself.



Make Your Dream of Long-term Travel a Reality
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Traveling long-term is a goal for a lot of people. They don't want to grab what few days off they can each year to explore the world. They want to see as much as possible while they're young, and not have to wait until retirement, when they might not be able to afford it. If this describes you, you might think that your dream is impossible. But there are ways you can achieve it if you put your mind to it. Of course, the main requirement is that you don't have any significant responsibilities. But even if you have children or pets, it's still possible to travel for months or even years. Here are some of the things you need to do.



Work Remotely


If you want to travel for at least a year at a time, one of the options you have is to work as you go. It can be complicated working in different countries, as you need the right visa. However, it can be a bit more simple if you're a remote worker. If you're self-employed or remotely employed, you could travel and work without worrying about visa issues. It may not always be the case, but it's often fine as long as you pay your taxes at home. It will also depend on the nature of your work. For example, running writing services online as you travel is likely to be acceptable. However, working as a decorator is likely not to be.





Great Tips For More Meaningful Travels
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Travelling is great for so many reasons, but a lot of the time it’s not very meaningful. I love filling a day with historical intrigue and then burning the midnight oil. However, there are times when I start feeling a little ashamed of simply screwing around in exotic locations. If you want to make your trips more meaningful, here are some tips I can offer.


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