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How to Visit Superga Basilica – Your Guide to a Great Day Trip from Turin

When you’re in Turin, you won’t want to miss a visit to Superga Basilica. It makes a great half-day trip from the city, offering sweeping views, a ride on a historic tram, and of course, the grand edifice itself. This post covers everything you need to know for your visit. 1. History of Superga Basilica […]

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How to Plan a Spectacular Day Trip to Gran Paradiso National Park

Want to visit the spectacular Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy? In this post, we share the best things to do and how to get the most from your visit. Read on to start planning your adventure to Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso! What’s in our guide to visiting Gran Paradiso National Park? 1. What […]

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Your Guide to Visiting the Mole Antonelliana Torino & the National Museum of Cinema

The Mole Antonelliana in Torino is the most recognizable building in the city. But it’s not just a great landmark. It’s also a tourist attraction in its own right, housing the National Museum of Cinema and a dramatic glass elevator. This post covers everything you need to know before visiting. What’s in our guide to […]

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Your Guide to Visiting Sukhothai, Thailand – Best Temples, Markets & More

Here’s your guide to visiting Sukhothai, Thailand and Sukhothai Historical Park, where you’ll find the ruins of the majestic temples that once graced this ancient city. For all the tips on making the best of a visit to this designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, read on! What’s in our guide to visiting Sukhothai, Thailand? 1. […]

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How to do a Day Trip to Sacra di San Michele from Turin, Italy

Want to see Sacra di San Michele, an incredible mountain-top abbey, in person? This post will help you plan your visit, whether you want to hike up, drive up, or take a tour. Read on for all the details. What’s in our guide to visiting Sacra di San Michele? 1. History of Sacra di San […]

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Tipping in Vietnam – Who to Tip, How to Tip, and How Much to Give

Tipping in Vietnam is by no means mandatory or even, at times, expected. However, you’ll find absolutely outstanding service in Vietnam and tipping is a nice way to say “thanks”. Here’s your guide for how and how much to tip in Vietnam. Tipping is still a relatively new concept in Vietnam’s growing economy. However, in […]

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This One Travel Mistake Nearly Killed Me – Don’t Let it Happen to You

I’m a big believer in taking chances and getting out of my comfort zone. But it always pays to be a little prepared. A single travel mistake can derail your trip — or your entire life! Read on to find out what happened when I left too much to chance on a trip to Cambodia […]

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7 Fun & Free Things to do in Vancouver, BC

You might have heard that Canada is an expensive country to visit and that Vancouver is at the top of that list. But it is possible to do Vancouver on a budget! Read this post by a Vancouver local to get creative ideas for free things to do in Vancouver — that are tons of […]

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17 Tips for Adding Adventure Activities to Your Next Incredible Trip

Want to add incredible adventure activities to your next trip? It can be hard to know where to begin, but we promise you, the effort is all worth it in the end. Get started by grabbing our 17 tips below for adding more outdoor adventures into your travels — and your life. This post was […]

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7 Perfect Destinations for Mindful Travel in Europe

If you’re tired of trips that leave you feeling stressed and exhausted, these destinations for mindful travel in Europe are the answer. Read on if you want your travels to be truly transformational! This is a guest post from blogger and translator Rebecca Brown of Rough Draft. What’s in our guide to Mindful Travel in Europe? […]

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Thailand Travel Advice – Everything You Should Know Before you Visit Thailand

Read this guide before you travel to Thailand! Thailand is much more than just beaches and islands, so get ready for an incredibly diverse and exotic escape. This post covers all the vital Thailand travel advice you’ll need for an amazing trip! What’s in our Thailand Travel Guide? 1. Best Places to Visit 2. Recommended […]

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Why You Should Add Koh Kradan to Your Thailand Itinerary

This post will inspire you to visit Koh Kradan, a peaceful and remote island off Thailand’s Andaman Coast. Read on to find out what makes Koh Kradan so special and decide if it’s right for your Thailand trip. This is a guest post from travel blogger Anca from One Day Itinerary. What’s in our guide […]

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Vaccines for Vietnam – Which Ones Do You Need for Safe Travel?

Do you need vaccines for Vietnam travel? Yes, there are a few you should definitely have and few more to consider to avoid unexpected health calamities. This simple guide wil help you understand exactly which vaccines you need for Vietnam. What’s in our guide to Vaccines for Vietnam? 1. Vaccines for Vietnam – Which Ones […]

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14 Things to Do in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Koh Lanta is an incredibly versatile island! In this post, we share the best things to do in Koh Lanta, including cultural experiences, volunteer work, best beaches and exploring the island. Read on for your complete guide to visiting Koh Lanta, Thailand. This is a guest post from travel blogger and adventurer Mimi McFadden of […]

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The Best Men’s Travel Pants for Your Next Adventure

Looking for the perfect men’s travel pants? You will find them here! In six years of full-time travel, I’ve learned exactly what men’s travel pants need to be comfortable and versatile for all day, every day wear. Read on to find your next pair of ideal travel trousers. What’s in our guide to the best […]

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How to be a Green Tourist – 11 Tips for Eco Friendly Travel

Do you want to travel without destroying the planet? Being a green tourist is not easy but it is possible! In this post we share our best advice to make sure your next trip is greener. Read on to reduce your footprint and make sure your next trip is as eco-friendly as possible. What’s in […]

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Benefits of Ecotravel – Should You Travel or Just Stay Home?

Is ecotravel just a buzzword or the way we’ll all be travelling in the near future? In this post we share the many benefits of ecotravel, to you and the places you go, plus we take a look at some of the negative impacts of ecotourism. Read on if you want your travel to be […]

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Ayutthaya Temples – Your Perfect Plan for an Ayutthaya Day Trip

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, don’t miss the ancient capital city of Ayutthaya and the spectacular Ayutthaya temples. It’s easy to do an Ayutthaya day trip from Bangkok or spend a few nights to get the full experience. Read on to find out how to do it and what to see when you […]

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5 Out-of-this-World Destinations for a Game of Thrones Vacation

Want to visit Westeros? Can’t let go of GoT? Keep the magic alive by taking an unforgettable Game of Thrones vacation. In this post, we choose our 5 favourite GoT filming locations that double as spectacular travel destinations. What’s in our guide to Game of Thrones vacation destinations? 1. Conquer King’s Landing — Dubrovnik, Croatia […]

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The Best Thailand Itinerary for 2 Weeks of Amazing Adventures

Planning a trip to Thailand? This is the perfect place to start. With 2 weeks in Thailand, you can island hop, sunbathe, jungle trek, visit ancient wats, and try all the amazing food! Read this post to plan your perfect Thailand 2-week itinerary. There are so many ways to experience Thailand that in two weeks […]

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Where to Stay in Ho Chi Minh City – Best Saigon Hotels for all Budgets

Figuring out where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City is not an easy task! There are so many great hotels and hostels from which to choose. Our guide will help you cut through the noise and find great Saigon accommodation in no time. What’s in our guide to Ho Chi Minh City Hotels? 1. […]

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Visiting Wat Rong Khun – 11 Tips for The White Temple in Thailand

If you’re planning to visit northern Thailand, don’t miss the Instagram-famous White Temple, aka Wat Rong Khun. Read this post for 11 tips for making the most of your visit to this incredible temple. What’s in our guide to visiting Wat Rong Khun? 1. Start the Day Right 2. Getting To Wat Rong Khun 3. […]

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Is a Self-Guided Cycle Tour in Thailand Right for You?

If you’re looking for a truly adventurous way to experience Thai culture, try this self-guided Thailand cycle tour. In this post, we review our 10 days cycling Thailand and help you decide if this bike tour is right for you. What’s in our review of this bike tour in Thailand? 1. What to Expect from […]

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Vietnam Travel Advice – Everything You Need to Know for a Vietnam Trip

Read this guide before you visit Vietnam! Vietnam is one of our favourite countries for travel and we’ve explored it for months on end. This post covers all the Vietnam travel advice we’ve learned through our personal experiences in the country. What’s in our guide to how to travel to Vietnam? 1. Best Places to […]

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Cambodia Travel Advice – Everything to Know Before Visiting Cambodia

Read this guide before you visit Cambodia! Cambodia is one of our favourite countries and we’ve explored it from top to bottom. This post covers all the vital Cambodia travel advice you’ll need for an amazing trip! What’s in this guide to visiting Cambodia? 1. Best Places to Visit in Cambodia 2. Our Recommended Cambodia […]

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Should You Go on a Bangkok Bike Tour? We Take to the Streets to Find Out!

What’s it like to take a Bangkok bike tour? We share our experience and give you all the details so you can get out and see the city from two wheels. Read on to decide if a bike tour of Bangkok is right for you. What’s in our guide to a Bangkok bike tour? 1. […]

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15 Reasons to Travel Slowly + 10 Tips on How to Do It!

Do you want to travel slowly? Or are you just curious about what slow travel is? Fast travel can be stressful and exhausting, but slow travel has the power to transform. Read our slow travel guide to find out why you should try travelling slowly and get tips on how to do it. What’s in […]

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Vegan in Thailand: 15 Tips for Finding Animal-Friendly Food in the Land of Smiles

While it is possible to stay vegan in Thailand, finding vegan food is not always easy. There seems to be meat everywhere you look! Read this guide for help finding delicious animal-friendly food on your Thai adventures. What’s in our guide to eating vegan in Thailand? 1. What to Avoid when Eating Vegan in Thailand […]

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2 Days in Bangkok? Your Guide to the Most Amazing Things to Do and See

With 2 days in Bangkok, you have just enough time to squeeze in a few of the city’s best attractions and soak up the frenetic pace. In this post we share the best things to do in Bangkok and then help you plan your perfect Bangkok itinerary. What’s in our guide to 2 Days in […]

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Our Picks of the Best Bangkok Vegan Restaurants, Street Food, and More

This post will help you find the best Bangkok vegan food. We recommend our favourite vegan restaurants in Bangkok and also share our tips for making your own animal-friendly discoveries. Enjoy! What’s in our guide to vegan Bangkok? 1. Bangkok Vegan Restaurants that are Worth the Trip Across Town 2. Other Places to Find Great […]

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Volve Hotel Bangkok Over-Delivers on Comfort & Quirky Design [Review]

Volve Hotel Bangkok is a perfect place for couples or solo travellers to recover from a day in the city. If you’re looking for a place that offers a welcoming and stylish retreat from the city, this boutique design hotel in Bangkok’s Thong Lor neighborhood is ideal. What’s in our Review of Volve Hotel Bangkok? […]

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How to Find the Best Bangkok Cooking Class

Wondering how to choose the perfect Bangkok cooking class? This post will help you find a class where you’ll get to immerse yourself in Thai food culture and learn how to cook an incredible authentic Thai meal. What’s in our Guide to Finding the Best Bangkok Cooking Class? 1. Our Bangkok Cooking Experience (Video) 2. […]

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Best Amsterdam vegan food to satisfy your tongue & your tummy

Are you looking for the best Amsterdam vegan food? We recently spent a month in the city, exploring all the animal-friendly foods we could find. Read on for our picks of the best places to eat vegan in Amsterdam. What’s in our guide to Amsterdam vegan food? 1. Don’t Miss!! Our 3 Favourite Meals in […]

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7 Savvy Ways to Find Cheap Flights (and Save Money for Your Trip)

Want to get away but can’t find the cash for overpriced flights? Have no fear, our 7 ways to find cheap flights will save you money, so you can spend less on flights and more on fun! This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union. The holidays are here, which means the lines […]

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Absolutely Everything you Need to Know About Renting a Bike in Amsterdam

Renting a bike in Amsterdam is exciting, fun, and by far the best way to get around. But it can also be hectic and dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Before you rent that bike, read this post! What’s in our guide to renting bikes in Amsterdam? 1. Amsterdam Bike Rental Prices 2. […]

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2 days in Amsterdam? Your guide to the most amazing things to do and see

With 2 days in Amsterdam, you have enough time to explore all the city’s best attractions and soak up the fabulous atmosphere! In this post we share our favourite things to do in Amsterdam and then help you plan your perfect Amsterdam 2-day itinerary. What’s in our guide to 2 days in Amsterdam? 1. Is […]

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What’s it like to travel in winter in Vietnam? We share where to go and what to pack for a perfect trip.

Are you planning a winter trip to Vietnam? We pick our 5 best places to spend Christmas, plus we share our perfect winter in Vietnam packing list and lots of details about the weather! What’s in our Guide to Winter in Vietnam? 1. Top 5 Places to Spend Christmas in Vietnam 2. What Should You […]

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Your Guide to the Best Bali Retreats for Every Budget

Finding the best Bali retreats can be tough — there are so many choices! We’ve put together this guide to help you figure out exactly what you want from a retreat and make finding the right retreat easy. What’s in our Guide to the Best Bali Retreats? 1. How to Choose the Best Bali Retreat […]

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Thailand vs Cambodia: Which is the Best Country for Travel?

Thailand vs Cambodia – it’s a tough decision! These are two very different countries, but they both deliver incredible experiences to travellers. Keep reading to discover which country is right for your next adventure. What’s in our Guide to Choosing Between Thailand and Cambodia? 1. Travel Experiences 2. Transportation 3. Food 5. Accommodation 6. Dangers […]

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Uluwatu Vegan – Your Guide to the Best Restaurants in Uluwatu!

Looking for Uluwatu vegan food? We picked the best restaurants in Uluwatu for vegans — but most serve plenty of omnivore options as well. Read on to discover our picks of the best places to eat in Uluwatu. What’s in this guide to Uluwatu vegan food? 1. Restaurants on Jalan Labuansait with Vegan Options 2. Restaurants […]

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Best Sanur Vegan Food to Satisfy Your Tongue and Tummy

Looking for the best Sanur vegan food? We spent almost a week in this Bali beach town sampling all the vegan eats we could sink our teeth into. Here’s all the food we loved (and some we hated) in Sanur! What’s in our guide to the best restaurants in Sanur? 1. The 3 Best Sanur […]

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How to Get a Visa to Vietnam – Your Quick and Easy Guide

So you want to know how to get a visa to Vietnam? That must mean you’re planning a trip there, which is awesome news! We’ve been to Vietnam a half-dozen times and LOVE it! Read on for help choosing and getting the right Vietnam visa. What’s in our guide to getting a Vietnam visa? 1. […]

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Vegan Ubud: The 21 Best Plant-Based Meals in Ubud, Bali [2019 Update]

If you’re looking for the best Ubud vegan food, we’re here to help you sort the awesome from the overrated. Keep reading to discover where to eat in Ubud for the best animal-friendly meals! What’s in our guide to vegan food in Ubud? 1. Our 3 Favourite Restaurants in Ubud 2. Vegan Restaurants in Ubud […]

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Is it Safe to Travel to Bali? Earthquakes, Eruptions, Dengue & More [2019 Update]

Are you wondering if it’s safe to travel to Bali right now? Are earthquakes and volcanoes a problem? How about dengue, traffic, scams or other hazards? Read this post for the latest new and help deciding. What’s in this post about travel safety in Bali? Common Dangers on Bali 1. Snatch Theft in Bali 2. […]

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How to Have an Amazing Time at the Tegalalang Rice Fields

A trip to the spectacular Tegalalang Rice Fields is a part of most visitors’ Bali itinerary. Our guide includes everything you need to know before you go, including entrance fees, opening hours, and the exact location. What’s in our guide to visiting the Ubud Tegalalang Rice Terrace? 1. What to Do 2. Taking a Tegalalang […]

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Vegan Canggu: Your Guide to the Best Plant-Based Meals in Canggu, Bali

Here’s your guide to vegan Canggu, including where to eat, what to watch our for, and our favourite meals. Read on to skip the worst and find the best animal-friendly eats in Canggu, Bali. What’s in our guide to Canggu restaurants for vegans? 1. Beware the 5-Star Reviews 2. Learn the Local Food Lingo 3. […]

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Is solo travel in Vietnam right for you? Find out now!

If you’re wondering about solo travel in Vietnam, I have great news for you. Travelling alone in Vietnam is safe, fun, and hugely rewarding. In fact, Vietnam is my favourite country for solo travel! Read on to find out why. Also don’t miss these posts: Plan your trip with our Vietnam itineraries → Vietnam or […]

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Your Guide to Restaurants in Tamilnadu and South Indian Food

If you’re planning on travelling to Tamilnadu, get ready to experience some of the world’s best food! Our guide to restaurants in Tamilnadu will give you some idea of what and where to eat when visiting this South Indian state. Also don’t miss these posts: Learn how to find the best hotels in Tamilnadu → […]

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Nusa Penida Trip – 21 Things to Know Before You Go

Should you include a Nusa Penida trip in your Bali itinerary? There are plenty of great reasons to go to this little island — but there are also lots of reasons you might want to avoid it! Is a trip to Nusa Penida right for you? We’ve got your answer below! What’s in our Guide […]

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Nusa Penida Tour – Everything You Should Know Before You Go

Just 45 minutes from Bali by boat, Nusa Penida has beautiful views, stunning landscapes, and one of the most gorgeous beaches we’ve ever seen. If you’re thinking about doing a Nusa Penida tour, this post covers everything you need to know before booking. What’s in our guide to a Nusa Penida tour? 1. Watch our […]

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Best Prague Vegan Food + Offline Map & Guide!

Traditional Czech food is a real meat-fest, so we’re thrilled that the vegan scene in Prague is growing so fast. Prague vegan restaurants are still a bit hit-or-miss though – we’ve had a lot of bad meals in Prague. Use our guide to avoid the worst and taste the best of Prague vegan food. What’s […]

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2 Days in Venice? Get Our Top Tips for an Amazing Trip

2 days in Venice is just the right amount of time to soak up the atmosphere of the city, see the major sights, and escape before Venice overwhelm sets in. With more than 20 million visitors per year, Venice is crowded with day-trippers and tourist traps. Our survival tips will help you avoid the crowds […]

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Thailand or Vietnam: Find the Best Destination for Your Adventure

Trying to decide between visiting Thailand or Vietnam? These are two very different countries which both deliver incredible experiences to travellers. Keep reading to discover which of these amazing countries is right for your adventure. What’s in our Guide to Choosing Between Thailand vs Vietnam? 1. Best Travel Experiences in Thailand & Vietnam 2. Transportation […]

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Vegan Hamburg: 15 of the Best Places to Eat Animal-Friendly Food in Hamburg

As a country that seems to survive on wurst and schnitzel, Germany can be tough going for vegan travellers. Luckily, vegan Hamburg is alive and thriving with plenty of 100% vegan restaurants and plenty more that offer delicious vegan options. So if you’re hungry in Hamburg, get ready to feast! What’s in our Guide to […]

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Vegan in Vietnam: 15 Tips for Finding Animal-Friendly Food

Great news for vegan travellers – it is possible to stay vegan in Vietnam. The bad news is that finding vegan food in Vietnam is not always easy. This guide will help you find delicious food that you can be sure is meat-free and animal-friendly. If you ask most Vietnamese people, they won’t believe that […]

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Best vegan Shoreditch restaurants to satisfy your tongue and your tummy

If you’re looking for the best food vegan Shoreditch has to offer, this is your complete guide! We did the hard work of eating our way around Shoreditch — and the rest of East London — just for you. So, if you’re hungry in Shoreditch, get ready for a feast. What’s in our guide to […]

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Your Guide to the Best Beach Vacations for Canadians this Summer

Are you desperate for a perfect beach vacation this summer? Preferably somewhere that’s not too expensive and not too far from Canada? Here are our top 7 beach destinations for Canadian travellers who can’t get enough of sun, sand, and sparkling seas! You’re also gonna love these posts: Fantasize over our picks of the world’s […]

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15 Amazing Places to Drink Craft Beer in Saigon

In a few short years, craft beer in Saigon has gone from zero to amazing! We’ve been to the breweries, haunted the tap rooms, and hung out with the brewers, all to help you find the very best Vietnamese beer. You’re also going to love these posts (we hope): Find the best places to stay […]

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Bike Touring Malaysia: Everything you Need to Know for an Amazing Adventure

If you’re thinking of bike touring Malaysia, we say, get ready for an adventure! From remote islands with sandy beaches, to captivating colonial towns, and high mountain passes, Malaysia never gets boring. Read on to find out if cycle touring Malaysia is right for you. What’s in our guide to bike touring Malaysia? 1. Food […]

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Vietnam or Cambodia? Here’s your guide to choosing the best country for your next adventure

Trying to decide between visiting Vietnam or Cambodia? I feel ya! It is a TOUGH choice. We’ve been to both several times and have spent almost a year travelling this fantastic region. Keep reading to discover which of these amazing countries is right for your adventure. What’s in our guide to choosing between Vietnam and […]

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Visiting a Moroccan Hammam – Our Tips to Get the Best Experience

Even if you’re not usually a spa person, visiting a Moroccan hammam is an essential part of any Moroccan holiday. Don’t go in unprepared! If you’re wondering what happens in a hammam, read this post before you go. What’s in our guide to Moroccan hammams? 1. What to Expect in a Moroccan Hammam [Video] → […]

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How to Get the Bus to Cambodia from Thailand, Vietnam & Laos

If you’re worried about handling border crossings, transport, and scams on your way to Cambodia, don’t be! It’s not nearly as bad as people say it is — especially if you know what you’re doing. Here’s your guide to getting the bus to Cambodia from Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. What’s in our Guide to Getting […]

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Domaine de la Roseraie: Blissful Spa Retreat near Marrakech

Domaine de la Roseraie is a gorgeous spa and yoga retreat, about an hour from Marrakech. It makes a perfect mindful escape from the overwhelming city streets. If you want a romantic escape or a weekend spa break near Marrakech, this resort in the spectacular Ouirgane Valley is ideal. You’ll also love our other posts […]

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13 Things You Need to Know Before Backpacking Cambodia

If you’re thinking about backpacking Cambodia, the first thing you need to know is that you definitely should! Now that that decision is made, here are 13 essential travel tips to help make the most of your Cambodian backpacking adventure! What’s in this guide to Cambodia for backpackers? 1. How long do you need to […]

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Should You Ride a Hot Air Balloon in Marrakech?

Want to ride a hot air balloon in Marrakech? If you’re looking for a special way to experience the city, this day tour from Marrakech will give you the chance to soar with the birds. We’ll help you decide if hot air ballooning in Marrakech is the right tour for you. What’s in our guide […]

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Vegan Berlin: 25 Places to Eat Vegan in Berlin for Less than €10

The vegan Berlin scene is amazing; there is vegan food everywhere you look! But it can be hard to find the best cheap vegan food in Berlin. So before you go, check out this vegan guide to Berlin — and don’t forget your printable map! What’s in our Guide to Vegan Food in Berlin? 1. […]

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7 Things You’ll Absolutely Love About Cycling in Morocco

For those who want to get away from the busy cities and tourist towns, we highly recommend cycling in Morocco. Read on to find out what you can expect on a Morocco bike tour. You’ll probably want to read these posts, too! Stay in a star-quality riad in Marrakesh → Join us on our most […]

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Chennai Transport – Everything You Need to Know for a Hassle-Free Visit

Getting around Chennai is not easy, unless you know what you’re doing. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about Chennai auto rickshaws and Chennai transport for a hassle-free visit to this fascinating city. Some more really useful posts for you: Our complete guide to shopping in Pondy Bazaar, Chennai → Everything […]

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How to Restore Your Sparkle at Riad Star Marrakech

The glittery Riad Star in Marrakech is a great place to restore your inner glow and retreat from the buzz of the Marrakech souk. Use it for a romantic city break or a launching pad for your full-on Morocco adventure! We think you should check out these posts: Discover what it’s like to cycle in […]

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How to Use Bike Share and Rent a Bike in Vancouver

Vancouver bike rental couldn’t be easier. Here are all the details you need to use the Vancouver bike share program, to rent from a bike shop, or to rent a bike to ride the Stanley Park Seawall. 1. What’s the Difference Between Bike Share and Bike Rental? 2. How to Use Vancouver Bike Share from […]

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Trekking in Cambodia – Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

We highly recommend jungle trekking in Cambodia! Here’s everything you need to know, including where to go, what to pack, and how to make the most of hiking in Cambodia. If you’re going to Cambodia, don’t miss these: Choose the best elephant sanctuary to visit in Cambodia → Use our Cambodia itineraries to plan your […]

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Best 11 Things To Do in Kampot for a Perfect Visit

Kampot is a quiet riverside town near the south coast of Cambodia – and it’s also one of our favourite places in the world. Here’s your guide to the best things to do in Kampot, Cambodia, from tours, to yoga, to water sports. What’s in our Kampot travel guide? 1. Adventurous Things To Do in […]

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How to Get a Glimpse of the Rare Kratie Dolphins in Cambodia

For many people, the rare Kratie dolphins are high on the list of must-see things in Cambodia. This post covers the best ways to see the dolphins and what to expect from your visit. Also don’t miss these posts: Before backpacking Cambodia, here’s what you need to know → How to choose the best elephant […]

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How to Choose the Best Elephant Sanctuary in Cambodia

If you’re planning a trip to an elephant sanctuary, Cambodia can be a tough place to navigate. Which sanctuaries are legit? Which are just in it for the money? Use our guide to decide which is the best elephant sanctuary in Cambodia. What’s in our Guide to Choosing the Best Elephant Sanctuary in Cambodia? 1. […]

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Flying High at Mayura Zipline in Mondulkiri, Cambodia

If you’re up for a little eco-adventure in Mondulkiri Cambodia, you’ll find it at Mayura Zipline. Fly through the tree tops and see the famous Bousra Waterfall from above! The goal of my solo trip through Cambodia and Laos was to leap out of my comfort zone and have a few adventures. Mayura Zipline, just […]

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Phnom Penh Tours: A Revealing Exploration of Cambodia’s Most Famous Buildings

Architecture fans won’t want to miss the Phnom Penh tours run by the team at Khmer Architecture Tours. This post will show you exactly what you can expect from the 1960s New Khmer Architecture Tour. For me, half the pleasure in visiting a city comes from looking up at buildings that make up its landscape. […]

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The Best Cambodia Itinerary for 2 Weeks of Amazing Adventures

These 2-week Cambodia itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate itinerary for Cambodia. This is an amazingly diverse country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! What’s in our Guide to Cambodia in Two Weeks? 1. Choose Your Personal Itinerary for Cambodia 2. Cambodia Itinerary Notes […]

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11 of the Most Romantic Cities in Europe to Inspire Your Wandering Heart

We love all the continents equally, but when it comes to romance, Europe always wins. Our picks of the most romantic cities in Europe are guaranteed to make your heart pound, whether you’re looking for love or want to treat your sweetie to an intimate city break. In our guide to the most romantic cities […]

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This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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7 of the World’s Best Eco Retreats to Indulge in Guilt-Free Luxury

These luxury eco retreats may not be totally affordable but they are FABULOUS and guilt-free. Even if you travel on the cheap, these 7 eco retreats are all you need to fire up your 2019 travel dreams. Here’s what in our guide to the world’s best eco retreats 1. Asia Retreats 2. Eco Retreats in […]

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The Best Vietnam Itinerary for 2 Weeks of Amazing Adventures

Are you ready to plan your ultimate Vietnam adventure? With 2 weeks in Vietnam, you can plunge into a diverse set of experiences and immerse yourself in the culture. Here are our suggestions for your perfect 2-week Vietnam itinerary. What’s in our guide to The Best Vietnam Itinerary for 2 Weeks? 1. Vietnam Itinerary – […]

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7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations in the World

If you think India is the ultimate yoga travel destination, think again! These 7 extraordinary places (plus 7 great alternatives) are our picks for the very best yoga destinations! Read on to find your perfect yoga vacation. 1. Best Destinations for Surf & Yoga 2. Best Budget Destinations for Yoga 3. Best Destinations for Nature […]

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How to Give Amazing Mindful Gifts Even if You’re Saving for Travel

When you’re saving for travel, holiday season can make a huge dent in the travel budget. Here’s how to get through the season without going broke — while still giving amazing mindful gifts to your friends and family. People are always looking for great gift ideas for travellers. But how should we travellers give back? […]

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The Resort in Kampot That Will Make You Feel Like (a Chilled-Out) Tarzan

This rustic resort in Kampot, Cambodia, is a perfect place to relax by Kampot river and experience the Cambodian countryside. For adventurers who are looking for a quiet retreat, this jungle hideaway is ideal. As a full-time traveller, I have stayed in all types of accommodation – luxury boutique hotels, colonial style beach resorts, family […]

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17 of the Best Books to Read While Traveling

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly searching for the best books to read while traveling. In a self-serving move to fill my reading list, I asked my fellow travel bloggers to recommend their favourite travel books. Also don’t miss these posts to get the most out of your travels: Choose the best shoes for […]

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How to Choose the Best Gili Island for your Mindful Escape

Which is the best Gili Island? And what will you do when you get there? Where should you stay and where should you eat? We answer all your Gili Islands questions! Also don’t miss our other posts about the Gilis: Grab our guide to Gili Restaurants for Vegans & Vegetarians → Discover our favourite Gili […]

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Crave Adventure & Luxury? You’ll Love this Outstanding Kep Resort.

This luxury Kep resort a few miles north of Kep, Cambodia, is a perfect place to relax on the beach or unwind by the pool. For people who are looking for a tranquil or romantic retreat, these villas set in a lush botanical garden are ideal. As adventure-loving as I am, there’s a side of […]

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Best Boutique Hotels and Resorts in Jaipur for Mindful Travellers

The vibrant Pink City, Jaipur, India, offers some of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever seen. These are our picks for the best resorts in Jaipur for mindful travellers. Jaipur is a thrilling destination for people who love historical architecture. It is home to the famous Amber Fort and the stunning Water Palace, but there […]

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Experience the Real Saigon at this Friendly Boutique Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

This cheery boutique hotel in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District, is perfect for people who want to experience the real Saigon away from the touristy District 1. You’re gonna love these posts: Your guide to the best craft beer in Saigon → Discover the joys of a Mekong Delta tour in Ho Chi […]

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Best Gili Islands Vegan & Vegetarian Food

If you’re looking for the best food Gili Islands vegan food, this is your complete guide! The Gili Islands have a great food scene, including western restaurants and Indonesia eateries — and most of them cater to animal-friendly eaters, too! You’re also going to love these: Detailed vegan guides to Canggu & Ubud → Your […]

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10 Best Sarajevo Airbnb Apartments for an Amazing Stay

Forget about hotels for your trip to Sarajevo. The best deals are to be had in the Sarajevo’s Airbnb apartments. These are our picks of the very best Sarajevo apartments in each budget range. Earlier this year, I took a quick jaunt around the Balkans, visiting Bulgaria, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The biggest (pleasant) […]

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Gili Islands Hotels – Where to Stay in the Gili Islands for Every Budget

Finding best Gili Islands hotels is not easy — there are so many to choose from! Save yourself some time by trying one of our picks of the best places to stay on the Gili Islands, from the ultra budget to the extra luxurious. What’s in our guide to Gili Islands Hotels? 1. Which is […]

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The Best Whistler Spas and Yoga Studios for a Weekend Retreat

For a mindful weekend retreat, skip the slopes and book some quality “me” time in these Whistler spas and yoga classes. Most people head to Whistler BC to hit the mountains for hiking, skiing, or biking — and to enjoy après ski shenanigans in the evening. But, for mindful travellers, Whistler is also the perfect […]

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Should You Bother Visiting the Mui Ne Sand Dunes in Vietnam?

Are the Mui Ne sand dunes a place for a spectacular trip into a wonder of nature? Or are they just a cheesy tourist trap? Read on to discover the pros and cons of visiting the sand dunes in Mui Ne. What’s in our Guide to Visiting the Mui Ne Sand Dunes? 1. Video Tour […]

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World Elephant Day: 7 Ways to Help Elephants When You Travel

If it were up to us, every day would be World Elephant Day! To celebrate the world’s most amazing animals, we’re sharing the best ways to help elephants when you travel. As you know, I love all the animals! But when asked to pick a favourite, it’s elephants every time. And I’m not alone. Do […]

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being a nomad

Could You Handle Being a Nomad? We Answer Your Travellife Questions!

Are you wondering if you could handle being a nomad? Going nomad is definitely not for everyone. We’ve been living the travellife for 5 years and we answer all your long term travel questions below! If you’re a traveller at heart, you’re gonna love: Discover how to pack light in just a carry-on & more […]

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Mui Ne Hotels – Where to Stay in Mui Ne for Every Budget

Mui Ne hotels can be a bit hit or miss, so choose where you stay carefully. The location and quality of your hotel can make or break your visit to this little beach town. Read this post to discover where to stay in Mui Ne and see our picks of the best beds for every […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Riding the Bus in Tamil Nadu, India

We might just die on a Tamilnadu bus. According to my Pocket Earth app, we are flying along this crowded country road at 65 kph. The driver is leaning on the horn and eschewing the brake as though Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves are on board, frantically attempting to disarm a bomb. Either we’re going […]

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Sleep in a Prison Cell at This Budget Hostel in London

Looking for a budget hostel in London? At Clink78 you get comfy beds, friendly staff and lots of great common areas to make you feel at home. Read on for our full review! Also don’t miss these posts: Here’s your guide to the best vegan food in East London → Get luxury on a budget […]

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The Best Hotels in Phong Nha for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Phong Nha, Vietnam

Best Hotels in Phong Nha Phong Nha is still a bit of an undiscovered destination in Vietnam. It’s already a backpacker haven, but the flashpackers and the tour busses haven’t really invaded yet. Home to one of the world’s largest cave systems, you could spend weeks exploring underground in Phong Nha! There are also boat […]

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Transylvania Cycling Tour: Exploring the Villages of Biertan, Romania

Interested in a Transylvania cycling tour? Go! It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the region. Here’s what you can expect… As we cycle down a dirt road through a small ramshackle village in Transylvania, a little boy runs out to greet us. He raises his hand for a high-five and we all comply […]

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How to Visit Pergamon, Ephesus and the Rest of the Best Izmir Attractions

There are so many great Izmir attractions, it’s hard to make time to visit them all. This post will help you decide between the ancient sites of Ephesus and Pergamon and show you what to see nearby. Stephen and I have been to Pompeii in Italy, Jerash in Jordan, and Palmyra in Syria — not […]

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Your Guide to the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Lisbon

If you’re looking for the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants Lisbon has to offer, you’re in luck. There are so many to choose from — vegetarian and vegan Lisbon is thriving! Here’s your complete guide to our favourite vegetarian and vegan food in Lisbon. You’ll probably want to read these, too: Check out our all-vegan […]

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Where to Stay in Hue, Vietnam – Best Hue Hotels for Every Budget

Wondering where to stay in Hue, Vietnam? The good news is, there is a huge selection of Hue hotels. The bad news? It’s so hard to choose! Here are our recommendations of the best hotels in Hue, Vietnam for backpackers, flashpackers, mid-range, and luxury travelers. What’s in our guide to the best hotels in Hue, […]

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The Best Hotels in Izmir for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Izmir, Turkey

If you’re looking for the best hotels in Izmir, Turkey, a laid-back city on the country’s Western shore, here are our favourites. Whether you’re on a tight budget, have a little more to spend, or want to splash out on all the little luxuries, we’ve found the best apartments, hostels, and hotels in Izmir for […]

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11 Adventurous Women Who Will Inspire You to Live Your Adventure, Too

I want to introduce you to someone — 11 someones, in fact. These are 11 adventurous women whose stories are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, to get your passions riled up, and to prove that anything is possible if you want it badly enough. I spent last week at the World Tourism Forum […]

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Countryside and Culture: What to Expect from a Hoi An Scooter Tour

There’s no question that the best way to get around Hoi An is on two wheels. I spent many happy days cycling around the ancient streets of this UNESCO World Heritage city. Merrily ringing my bell, I derived a little too much pleasure at the sight of unwary tourists diving out of my way. But […]

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Your Guide to the Absolute Best Hoi An Food

Besides being Vietnam’s most charming town, Hoi An is a foodie’s paradise. If you want to be sure not to miss the absolute best Hoi An food, start with this post. By the time I took a Hoi An street food tour, I had been in Vietnam for almost three months and in Hoi An […]

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Where to Stay in Hoi An, Vietnam – Best Hoi An Hotels for Every Budget

Wondering where to stay in Hoi An? The good news is, there are thousands of hotels and hostels in Hoi An. The bad news? It’s so hard to choose! Here are our picks of the best hotels in Hoi An, Vietnam for all budgets. What’s in our guide to Where to Stay in Hoi An? […]

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Your Guide to the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Hoi An

This is your complete guide to the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Hoi An and includes a printable map that you can take to Vietnam with you. I hope you love the vegan food in Hoi An as much as I did! What’s in our guide to Hoi An vegetarian and vegan food? 1. […]

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Where to Stay in Hanoi, Vietnam: The Best Place to Stay in Hanoi for Every Budget

Wondering where to stay in Hanoi? The good news is, there are thousands of hotels and hostels Hanoi. The bad news? It’s so hard to choose! Here are our recommendations of the best places to stay in Hanoi for backpackers, flashpackers, mid-range, and luxury travelers. Hanoi is littered with guest houses, hostels, and hotels. It […]

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Your Guide to the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Hue

Could the vegetarian restaurants in Hue be the best in Vietnam? We think so! If you’re after authentic vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese dishes created for locals (instead of bland tourist food that’s been de-meated), then you’ll love the huge variety of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Hue as much as I did! What’s in our […]

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Your Essential Pre-Flight International Travel Checklist

If you’re about to book a flight, this international travel checklist should be an essential part of your trip! Before you go any further, grab your free printable copy of the international travel checklist. Around the time you see this post, I will be landing at Heathrow Airport in London after travelling for more than […]

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family adventure holidays

Family Adventure Holiday Ideas in the USA and Beyond

This post was made in collaboration with Trek America Think there’s no such thing as a family adventure holiday? You’re not alone. Stephen and I are always meeting people who tell us they’d love to have more adventure in their lives, but they can’t—because they have kids. Having kids is no excuse to miss out […]

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Discover the best vegan & vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi

You might not believe it but it can be hard to find decent vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi. Use this post and print our map and guide to the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi to make sure every meal is a winner! What’s in our Guide to the Best Vegan and Vegetarian […]

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How to Avoid Homesickness (& Feel at Home Anywhere in the World)

Learn how to avoid homesickness, no matter how far you travel. What does an incurable traveler like me know about homesickness? A lot, actually. Just like you, I love that feeling of sliding into a familiar and comfy bed at night. I love knowing exactly where everything is in the kitchen without having to think […]

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Minimalist Travel Packing: How to Pack Light for Long-Term Travel

If you’re an overpacker by nature, grab these minimalist travel packing tips to make your trip easier, more fun, and above all, more adventurous! You’ll also like these posts: Get ready with our minimalist travel gear guide → Choose the best minimalist backpack or suitcase → Discover the best anti-theft backpack for travel → During […]

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19 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka This Year

Should you visit Sri Lanka? Until Stephen was invited to teach at a yoga retreat there, I had never even considered a visit to Sri Lanka. To tell the truth, I could barely have found Sri Lanka on a map; the little island nation just wasn’t on my radar. I had absolutely no idea what […]

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How to Find the Best Hotels in Tamilnadu (and Avoid the Worst)

Finding the best hotels in Tamilnadu can be tricky. There are hundreds of choices but you can’t always trust the pictures and reviews online. Read on for help finding and booking the best Tamilnadu hotels. Also don’t miss these posts: Here’s your guide to riding the bus in Tamilnadu → Find out the best way […]

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Shopping in Chennai: A Shopaholic’s Guide to Pondy Bazaar & T Nagar

If you want to take advantage of Chennai’s best shopping, then visit our picks for the best Pondy Bazaar shops and use our tips for cheap shopping in Chennai to get the most from your money! What’s in our guide to Pondy Bazaar shops? 1. What is Pondy Bazaar Chennai? 2. Women’s Clothes in Pondy […]

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9 Ways Traveling In India Will Surprise You

We have written before about the challenges travelers face when it comes to getting advice from friends, relatives, and complete strangers before heading out on any adventure. Traveling in India is no exception. Because I am a yoga student and teacher, many of our friends and acquaintances have travelled in India. So we have had […]

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Should You Go On A Yoga Retreat?

Should you go on a yoga retreat? Yes, I know, it’s a modern question, only for those of us privileged enough to have the time and freedom to contemplate it. Here’s my attempt to help you find an answer. The first step is to ask yourself… When’s the last time you sat around doing nothing? […]

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This is the ONE Thing You Need to Live Your Dreams

Can you guess what it is? Money? No! Time? No! A magical wish from a genie in a bottle? Nope. Not even close. Maybe this quote from the 14th Dalai Lama will give you a hint. That’s right. Consistent effort is the key to success. So you have a vision for the next exciting adventure […]

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How to Beat Jet Lag: 8 Jet Lag Solutions That Actually Work

So you’re looking for a quick solution to beat jet lag and get you back on your feet, quickly? As full-time travellers, we totally understand! Here are our sure-fire jet lag solutions that actually work! You have the power to beat jet lag before it beats you. We promise. Jet lag is a nasty, ugly […]

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The 5 Best Travel Apps to Take Absolutely Everywhere

There are approximately 8 bajillion travel apps in the world and at least four thousand of those sound pretty damn cool. But there are only a few that count as the best travel apps – the ones we used almost every day of our two-year bike tour and continue to use on a regular basis […]

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Killer Travel Tips for Planning a Trip from 11 Expert Globetrotters

When we need advice or travel tips, we turn to the experts. No, not the guidebooks or travel TV… travel bloggers! Here are 11 essential travel planning tips from our favourite travel bloggers. This is required reading for anyone planning to travel. Read on to become an expert travel planner! Pssst. Can I let you […]

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Your Simple Guide to Travel Planning Like an Expert

Do you want a complete roadmap for planning your next trip? *Update: The Travel Planner’s Cheat Sheet is no longer available. Make sure you don’t miss our next great freebie by signing up right here. Lots of wannabe travellers never even make it to the airport. Let’s face it, you might have big dreams, but […]

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Feeling helpless to help the Syrian refugees

Sometimes we take our freedom to travel for granted. It’s so easy to do. When we’re planning a trip, we never have to stop and think, “Will our government let us leave?” We have never been barred from boarding a train or a bus in a foreign country because of our religion or our skin […]

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Here’s Your Complete Pre-Travel Downsizing Guide

I’m not going to lie. If you want to pack up your life and take off around the world, there’s a lot to be done beforehand. It’s hard work to get everything slotted away so you can go away worry free. Downsizing takes planning, dedication and organization. I am a consummate organizer. Lists, timelines, and […]

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How to Save Money for Travel the Grown-Up Way

If you’re a wannabe traveller or already a traveller, you’ve probably heard all the little tips out there for saving money. Cut down on your Starbucks runs, pack a lunch for work, cut your cable bill… These tips are fine and they can be an essential part of saving money for travel. But, as grown-ups, […]

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Busses, Planes, and Trains: How to Get Around While Travelling

Deciding how to get around is a huge part of trip planning. Transportation choices can make or break your budget and can also lead to some amazing (and very strange) experiences. Your chosen transport also defines how quickly you will go, so it will impact, and be impacted by, the places you want to see. […]

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The Simple Travel Budget Formula (for Busy People)

People talk an awful lot about money-saving tips, budgets, travel hacks and credit cards to use when planning a long-term trip. Ever notice how no one ever comes right out and tells you exactly how much your darn trip is going to cost? Why is it so hard to come up with an accurate travel […]

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Why Do You Want To Travel? Get Motivated to Get Out There!

In all the hustle and bustle that comes with deciding where you want to go, how you’ll save the money, and how to get there, it’s easy to forget the most important question about travelling: Why do you want to travel? Sure, you can go have a grand old time on the road without ever […]

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How To Find Yourself (and Make the Most out of Being Lost)

When you’re travelling, if you’re having any sort of adventure at all, you will get lost. It’s inevitable. It’s easy to get lost in life, too. Even if you’re a grown-up, one minute you can be wandering along blissfully through your life and suddenly you don’t have any idea how you got where you are. […]

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What to do When You’re Too Busy to Travel (or to Even Think About It)

Life is just like a kitchen junk drawer. We all have one, right? It’s where we cram the microwave operator’s manual, paperclips, hair elastics, home insurance papers, old receipts, a half-eaten granola bar, and the TV remote that’s been missing for months now. And even though it’s already full, somehow we always manage to find […]

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Please Don’t Travel: Why Real Travellers Want You to Stay Home

I’m about to let you in on a secret that every traveller knows (but will never tell you). We want you to stay home. That’s right, even though we share tips on My Five Acres about getting out and living a life less ordinary, in reality, we want you to stay right where you are. […]

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How To Ease Into Adventure Travel

“I don’t think adventure travel is for me. I like reading about other people’s adventures, but at my age/weight/level of health/number of kids it’s just never going to happen. I doubt I’d even like it, and besides, I couldn’t go that long without blow-drying my hair.” Are you slowly nodding your head in agreement right […]

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11 Travel Mistakes We Made and How to Avoid Them

Is there any such thing as a “mistake” when you’re travelling? Or is every bump in the road just another lesson to learn, another opportunity for adventure? If there are mistakes, we have made most of them. These are the top 11 mistakes we made on our 2-year cycle trip – with tips on how […]

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Do You Qualify for The Good Guy Discount?

We all know them. There are those people, almost always guys, who seem to attract free stuff or great deals all the time. Stephen’s best friend routinely gets offered stuff: they’ll give him a bonus burrito at the burrito shop, upgrade his seat on the plane, or let him on the flight without paying for […]

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Everything I Know About Travel I Learned From A Room With A View

Have you ever felt out of control of your own travels, pulled from town to town and sight to sight by some unseen force, meeting only other tourists, seeing only what you’re “supposed” to see? You’re not the only one; I’ve been there and it is brutal. It would seem easy to blame our modern […]

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Your 5 Best Excuses Not To Travel, Busted

Back in bygone ages, when I was not yet 30, I remember having a conversation with a musician friend. His band was pretty successful, enough so that his job title was Rock Star. Somehow, we ended up discussing my goals. (This was odd since Rock Stars usually only talk about themselves.) “What do you want […]

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11 Travel Destinations I Can’t Wait To See Again

There’s one thing that almost everyone asks me about my recent travels. What was your favourite country? Obviously, I can never choose just one, so here are 11 travel destinations I can’t wait to see again. Croatia With an abundance of walled cities overlooking the stirring Adriatic coastline, the romance of Croatia continually calls to […]

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How To Set Goals That Stretch

You’ve heard of setting stretch goals, right? A stretch goal, usually used in the world of corporate goal-setting, is a goal that’s so big, it’s nearly impossible – if you reeeeally stretch, you might just get there. Stretch goals are supposed to be this great carrot, urging you on to ever more and more productivity. […]

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An Expert’s Guide to Quitting Your Job

If you’re going to embark on long-term travel, or any life-changing dream-chasing scenario, there will come a time when you may need to quit your job. It might not something to brag about, but I have quit more jobs than most people hold in a lifetime. I am an expert quitter. I have also quit […]

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The Secret To Making The Right Decision Every Time

The decision to trade life as you know it for an open-ended trip around the world is a biggie. Actually, let’s upgrade that to a huge-y. It looms in front of you like a razor-wire-topped wall, the only thing standing between you and the rest of your life. If you choose adventure, there are a […]

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What If You Don’t Know What You Want?

Last week, I wrote about The 3 Steps To Turn “I Want” Into “I Will”. That’s all very well if you have a particular goal in mind, but what if you don’t know what the heck you want? What if, when you close your eyes to dream about the future, you just see a big […]

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Live Simply

One of the trends that Stephen and I have been noticing on our return to the civilized world – the world where most people have actual beds to sleep in and showering is a daily activity – is how complicated everybody’s lives are. On our trip, life was blissfully simple. The biggest daily tragedies were […]

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Be Bold

The other day, I was agonizing over a huge decision. It came out of the blue – I didn’t expect to have to think about this issue at all right now – but here it is, on my doorstep, waiting to be decided. I had had a meeting with a recruiter, who had contacted me […]

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Croatia or Italy: Which is the Best Destination for Your Adventure?

Are you wondering whether to visit Croatia or Italy? We’ve spent plenty of time in both… read on as we help you make your decision between Italy or Croatia! It’s probably a terrible idea to compare countries. Our Italian friends will protest, our Croatian friends will groan. Even so, we decided it would be fun […]

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