Travel Stories & Articles

Life on a houseboat

Interest in houseboat vacations has increased in recent years, as many people have sought out a simpler way of living, and for some that includes going back to basics on vacation. For a first-timer, living on a houseboat can take some getting used to, but being properly prepared and keeping a few tips in mind […]

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Exploring the exotic city of Lisbon

Lisbon is an ideal location for a vacation in Portugal. The city is steeped in history and provides many excellent restaurants, cafes and luxury accommodation. Lisbon also has one of the largest urban parks in Europe, the Parque Florestal de Monsanto. The surrounding areas provide many alternative activities and some breathtaking scenery. Lisbon’s Architecture Lisbon’s […]

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Florida Keys road trip

Every person deserves a little glimpse of paradise in his or her life, and there’s no better place to experience the earthly version of it than on the Florida Keys. A road trip along Highway 1 between Miami and Key West has all the ingredients for the perfect vacation – great views, turquoise ocean, amazing […]

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Considering retiring to sunnier climes?

For some people, retirement is simply a chance to put their feet up and enjoy not going to work, but for others it offers the opportunity to move to a new country and begin a new life.  Those who live in countries with cold and damp winters may yearn to get away to somewhere where […]

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A holiday on the run: tips for travellers

A common lament that tourists make about their holidays abroad is that after a few weeks of eating out and not exercising, they have lost their usual momentum toward optimal good health.  There is no reason, however, why travellers need to fall behind in their fitness routines.  Indeed, a holiday can provide tourists with an […]

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Best places to see soccer games in the world

It is often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but when it comes to understanding the soul of an entire nation, there may be no better way than to attend a major sporting event.  After all, visiting the great art galleries and museums while abroad will only allow a tourist a […]

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A South American adventure: sand surfing in Peru

Travelling abroad has a great deal to recommend it, but one of the very best things it can provide is a chance to try something completely new.  Sand surfing, also known as sandboarding, is a recreational activity that cannot be experienced in many areas of the world.  To try sand surfing for themselves, tourists must […]

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Going green: Europe’s most eco-friendly cities

One of the benefits of travel has always been the chance to experience alternate modes of living.  Hundreds of years ago, this tended to refer mostly to cultural differences.  In the modern age, however, technological differences can be just as profound, even when traveling exclusively in Europe.  This is because not all European nations are […]

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Important life lessons learnt from living abroad

A gap year experience is frequently touted as beneficial because it can help young people to promote themselves more effectively when it comes to university entrance or when they enter the job market.  These are significant advantages, to be sure, but they are far from the only benefits that result from living abroad.  Instead, a […]

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How can I do Disney on a budget?

In the land of make-believe and fairy tales, the idea of doing Walt Disney World on a budget might seem to be stretching the imagination a little too far, however with some advance planning, and an eye for a bargain, it’s perfectly possible to have a great vacation at a relatively affordable cost. Here are […]

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