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The Best Breathtaking Beaches in Spain

When a country has over 5,000 miles of coastline, you’d be right if you expected it would also have some of the best beaches in the world.  Spain is famous for its beauty  based on its culture, history, people, art and of course its landscapes.  Here’s our list of the top six beaches in Spain. Travel to Galicia, Spain to find a beach with geologic features that make it an easy number one.  ”Catedral” means “cathedral” in Spanish, and refers to the giant arch-like rock formations you’ll find along the coast here. They  will remind you just how strong water can be.  The best months to visit this mile-long beach are said to be between July and August. It’s hard […]

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When to Choose a Resort Over Indie Travel

A lot of blog posts and articles I write are aimed at travelers planning an independent trip. But there are times when a package tour is the right way to go, and when there’s no better place to stay than a resort. Travel should be about the experience. At times, travelers are seeking a challenge; at times we seek refuge. Some destinations are just plain hard-going when you’re an independent traveler; some destinations are so exquisite you deserve to spend time there on on luxury holidays that give you the time and platform you need to soak up every moment. The Maldives are a good example of a destination that’s once-in-a-lifetime fantastic and quite difficult to tackle as an independent traveler. […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas

1.     The Bellagio Fountains If you’re strolling down the strip be sure to pay a visit to the famous Bellagio Fountains, where without fail every 15 minutes after 7 pm you can witness the wonder of the famous fountains for free. Watch the fountains dance to over 30 different songs from Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas, to Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman’s Time to Say Goodbye right through to Michael Jackson’s iconic Billie Jean. This spectacular show is one you’ll never tire of and, best of all, it’s totally free. So, wander at leisure and enjoy the amazing sight of the huge lake whose fountains shoot water 24 stories high. Found next to Caesar’s Palace, you can’t pass by it without marveling at its […]

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Is Backpacking for You?

Backpacking isn’t always a great idea. Despite its popularity, especially with young travelers, backpacking is a mode of traveling that doesn’t suit just anyone. For some, the mobility and convenience of packing light, sticking to a shoestring budget and throwing reservations to the wind is more appealing than booking a more reliable travel route and bringing your belongings in a blessedly wheeled suitcase. If you are thinking a wandering style of trip is appealing, before you load up your pack get a reality check of what life might be like on the road and of the challenges you might encounter once your trip is over. Price is a big factor, but one that some people choose to ignore, thinking backpacking […]

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Travel Inspiration: Discover Jordan

Need some travel inspiration? Come on, armchair travelers, today let’s take a look at what to do on a holiday in Jordan! First, the basics. Jordan is a relatively small country, bordering Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. This fascinating region has seen thousands of years of civilization. As a strategic position for ancient armies and trade routes, it bears the marks of several cultures that once controlled the area, from the ancient Egyptians, to the Greco-Romans to the Persians and Assyrians. Today, it’s a constitutional monarchy with strong ties both to its Arab neighbors and to the United States and European Union. Now, let’s look at some of the important places to visit: For many travelers the be-all and end-all […]

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What are the Seven Wonders of the World?

I often find myself thinking of travel for pleasure as a modern-day phenomenon. But, really, people have been traveling for fun ever since there was something cool to see somewhere else–that is, since the beginning of known history, at least. The ancient Greeks were big on travel–by that time sailors and merchants in the Mediterranean had told enough tales of far away wonders that your average citizen had probably learned enough about foriegn lands to get a little surge of wanderlust when hearing about the Pyramids at Giza or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Just as contemporary travel writers love making top 10 lists (I’m guilty too!) of places to go, the Greeks drew up a shorter list: the Seven […]

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Fun Drives in Western Australia

I travel to Western  Australia regularly, and when I do, I usually arrange a car or van to hire as soon as I book my flight over. Similar to the United States and Canada, Australia has a car culture, and sightseeing here is best done on four wheels. With outstanding weather most of the year, combining your explorations of Western Australia with a camping trip makes sense, both logistically and financially. Hotels in Australia aren’t as inexpensive as I’ve found in Asia, or even in comparison with lodging in the US. So, if you’re hoping to get out and see the rural areas–and, most of the cool stuff to see in WA is in the rural areas–then a campervan makes […]

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