Ways to Give Back to Local Communities When Travelling

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Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Supporting the local communities of places we visit as tourists and travellers is a great way to give back, show your appreciation, and receive a warm welcome from the locals. After all, we’re visitors in their hometowns, so the least we can do is show respect and offer support in simple yet impactful ways. Wondering how you can give back on your travels and make yourself a... (c) Wandering Educators - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The 5 Best Places To Teach Abroad For Fun!

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Have you ever thought about living abroad? Have you ever wondered where are the best places to teach abroad? Experiencing something completely foreign and exotic? Maybe escaping from the predictability of Western society. If so, then you certainly wouldn’t be the first Westerner to do so. Of course, it is only feasible if you can financially support yourself. Some are fortunate enough to have saved a good amount of money or have highly specialized jobs in engineering or programming that pretty much make them employable anywhere in the world. If... (c) Stop Having a Boring Life - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Eating My Way Around Myrtle Beach in 6 Bites

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I expected a lot from my first trip to Myrtle Beach and while I knew I’d be eating well, I never expected the culinary aspect to be as important as it was. More than the gorgeous beach views or the fun activities, food well and truly defined my time in ... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Thailand reveals three concepts to promote 55 secondary tourist cities

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has curated three concepts for promoting the group of 55 secondary destinations to help develop and market their tourism economies and cultural assets in an environmentally-friendly way. These 55 provinces, which get less than four million local and foreign tourists a year, are to get increasing prominence in TAT’s future marketing campaigns. TAT’s research has identified the need to position these secondary 55 provinces within the “big picture” of ... (c) Travel News | eTurboNews - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Holiday Gear Guide: 5 Must-have Gifts for Active Travelers

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It’s that time of year when it seems the whole world is blanketed in one big, fat, holiday-red-tag sale. Whether you’re buying for someone else or treatin’ yo’ self to gifts for the holidays, now is the best (read cheapest) season to buy. Here are five must-have gifts for the active traveler in your life (even if that active traveler is you) … Best Gifts for ... (c) Vagabondish - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Best Places to Relax in Austin, Texas

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Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. You work a busy schedule, you’re bombarded by important tasks, and you just don’t have any time to relax before you have to get up and do it all over again. So, when getting away from the stresses of your everyday life, a city like Austin, Texas might not be first on your mind. It ... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Green Corridor – Singapore’s former railway line that’s now a walking path

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I’m a big fan of urban walking, and Singapore – being the urban planning masters that they are – are planning to create one of the world’s greatest walks along a former railway. Singapore and Kuala Lumpur were once connected by a direct railway, which ran from Keppel Road near Downtown Singapore to the Kuala Lumpur Station. I took this train from Singapore in 2009, and it was a pleasant alternative to taking the bus. The railway was closed in 2011, and the service was replaced with a cross-bridge shuttle ... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Multnomah Falls, Oregon: America’s Most Beautiful Waterfall

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Multnomah Falls is located in the Colombian River Gorge and can be found in northwestern Oregon. Spanning two tiers on basalt cliffs, it is the tallest waterfall in the state at 620 feet or 189 meters. There are many travelers that consider the site, to be Americas most beautiful waterfall. It is the 27th stop in our travel series Off The Beaten Path. Multnomah... (c) WanderingTrader - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The 20 Best Christmas Lights Near Atlanta for 2018 (with Map!)

[UPDATED NOVEMBER 10, 2018] It’s no secret that our family truly loves Christmas. Whether we’re heading out to enjoy our favorite Atlanta Christmas events or staying home to savor our beloved Christmas traditions, we tend to spend the entire month of December (and half of November) celebrating our favorite holiday. Christmas lights are one of our favorite seasonal traditions. So naturally we decorate our home festively every year, both inside and out. I put up so many festive lights on the house, I’ve been called “Sparky” (after Clark Griswold) on more than one occasion. But we... (c) Green Global Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

RTW Update: How Heather is Traveling on a Budget

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Posted: 11/12/18 | November 12th, 2018 Last December, Heather won our round the world trip contest and was gifted a trip around the world worth $50 a day! In January, she started backpacking her way through South America on a budget. Today, she’s written a blog post about how she’s been able to stay on budget for the last 36 weeks and the lessons she’s learned as a new traveler! ... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam & Cambodia

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A luxury cruise on the Mekong River is a great way to visit beautiful but difficult-to-access parts of Vietnam and Cambodia in style. Our favorite Mekong cruises start in the Mekong Delta, a fascinating rural part of Vietnam near Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), and journey up the river to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, over several days. En route, travelers... (c) Artisans of Leisure – Luxury Travel Blog – Artisans of Leisure - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Hawaii travel guide

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Sandy beaches, lush rainforests and always nice weather: If you think of Hawaii, you will soon feel happy and wander. You have pictures of light flower chains, high waves and coconut palms in your head. And anyone who has ever been to Maui, Oahu or the other Hawaiian Islands knows that you cannot find the (c) Luxury Travel Tips and Vacation Ideas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Japanese Gothic

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“You scared me,” I laughed in the general direction of my roommate, who’d been trying to come in the front door of our big, red bungalow literally the moment I was opening it to leave. He didn’t respond or even make further eye contact—he slipped past me and inside the house. I fiddled with the lock for what felt like an eternity. My hand were shaky on account of the startle I’d received, yes, but something else was amiss. Just then, I noticed Penny standing just to the right of the door on the porch, looking... (c) Leave Your Daily Hell - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Nothing But Net: The Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame Is a Sweet Three-Pointer

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Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: I was certain the alarms would start immediately after I entered the building. After all, here I was a Lakers fan, entering the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts—just a quick spin up the highway from Boston, home of the dreaded Celtics. And a quicker spin from my nice room at the new MGM Springfield nearby. But no, they let me in: nobody patted me down for contraband pictures of Magic Johnson, and I wasn’t taken to a room where a guy with a cigar... (c) Wandering Educators - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

20 Facts About Exeter You Didn’t Know

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The list of reasons to visit the historical city of Exeter goes on and on. So many people visiting England assume that the one-and-only place to see is London, but they are highly mistaken. Exeter is located on the banks of River Exe in the southwestern part of the country. The city of Exeter is a place for historians, architectural fanatics, ... (c) Stop Having a Boring Life - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Volunteer in Kenya with Freedom Global, Make a Difference

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We’d always liked the idea of combining travel and volunteering. We’d talked about voluntourism. We’d thought about voluntourism. But we’d never actually done it. There are lots of excuses, like a lot of volunteer trips are weeks or months long, which is hard for people like us with limited vacation time, or we’d think about volunteering for a day or two during a trip, but then the schedule got too full. Then one day a friend was talking about an upcoming trip to Kenya, a trip that would be a week and a half, a trip that... (c) Travel the World - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

2018: Nine Experiences I’m Thankful For This Year

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It seems impossible, but 2018 is quickly winding down. For me, it’ll seem even more extreme as I’m traveling in December, which means these last couple weeks of November are almost the last ones I’ll spend at home this year. 2018 hasn’t been the best year for me, to be honest. While there were a lot of ups, there were also many downs. It’s because of those low points though that writing this post is so very important. No matter what happens, it’s... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Best Home Safety & Security Gadgets for Techie Travelers

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Savvy travelers know to lock down their physical and digital valuables while on the road. But, with young travelers spending more and more time away from home on each trip, it’s more important now than ever to lock down all the things you leave behind at home too. Here are the best high-tech home security gadgets for travelers looking to keep their homes safe and sound while ... (c) Vagabondish - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Why you Should book Zimbabwe as your Next African Safari Holiday

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Following years of planning and a supposed £120 million loan from China, Zimbabwe finally opened its landmark Victoria Falls International Airport back in 2016. Even more recently, it was announced that Brits would be able to board direct flights from London, creating a portal into a world of unheralded adventure and relatively unspoiled landscapes. It’s also seen demand... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Best Cafe in Lisbon – Cafe da Garagem

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It really is the best cafe in Lisbon. We figured this out as soon as we stepped inside. The place is relaxed, well-decorated and offers comfy chairs perfectly positioned in front of huge windows overlooking the city below. There’s a great balcony with tables, too. I think the view from this cafe is one of the best views of the city by far. The food and drink here are excellent and cheap. We enjoyed coffee followed by a bottle of... (c) Wandering Earl - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Visiting the Golden Bridge in Vietnam – the bridge held by giant hands in the mountains

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If you follow any travel-related news sites you’ve probably seen a photo of a bridge held by giant hands in the mountains. This is the Golden Bridge at Ba Na Hills, near Da Nang in Vietnam. The Golden Bridge opened in June 2018, and it wasn’t long before it starting making the news. The first time I saw it was from this Instagram photo, which might have been the image that made it go viral. ... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Wrap Up: Great Loop 2018 Cruising Season – Florida’s ICW

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With our arrival to Jacksonville, we consider this 2018 Great Loop cruising season to be a wrap. When we set off from Miami in April, we had intentions of making it to the Chesapeake by summer to escape hurricane season. But fatigue from the months prior building up from Hurricane Irma, the submerged channel marker incident and a rapid RV trip to Texas caught up with us. When we got to Ft. Pierce for a month long stay and took on a remodeling project that drug on – we knew getting that far north was just not in the ... (c) Technomadia - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Nomadic Life Lessons from my Travel Destinations

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This article serves as a life lesson diary. In each base (where I stay over a month), my aim is to have learned something that will impact my future. The understandings have to be powerful, not a simple Aha moment, but a game changer in a specific area of life that ... (c) BecomeNomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Autumn Travel – Best Destinations!

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Autumn Travel - Best Destinations!Fall is the perfect time to get away as one can skip the heat and crowds of the summer high season Fall is the perfect time to get away as one can skip the heat and crowds of the summer high season and even enjoy better prices during this shoulder season! Here are other posts I have written about travel in the fall:China Travel in Autumn Autumn in the Alps Stunning Fall Colors Around the WorldItaly in Autumn  Vineyards are also in full fall color and ready for harvest so that can ... (c) Soul Travelers 3 - Read entire story here. … [Read more]