The Best Beaches In Malta, According To Locals

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This is a guest post by Edward Lansink, the founder and editor of Malta Uncovered, a travel guide for curious travelers looking to discover Malta. Being surrounded by the Mediterranean sea, it’s only natural for the Maltese Islands to boast some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. With the islands’ mild winters, and the heat ... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Visit Graceland, Sun Studios and Studio B, TN (Feel the Spirit of Elvis Presley)

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There’s probably very little people alive who do not recognize the name Elvis. There are very few people alive who can be recognized globally by first name only. Elvis was a transformative spirit; an individual guided by something special to use his talents to touch the lives of many. He burst through a restricted world where music was tame and ... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Charmed by Quirky Austin, Texas

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We’ve all heard about “Keeping Austin Weird,” and the news-making SXSW event that takes place in the city every year is the stuff of legend. Austin does indeed exist in its own little bubble, one made up of food trucks and live music, but also of outdoor adventures and fun experiences. I was excited to visit Austin... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Top 5 Tips For Beating Culture Shock.

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Culture shock is something most backpackers and travellers will deal with at some point, but if not recognized and dealt with properly it can really ruin your trip, or at the extreme even lead to some serious mental health problems. So how can backpackers deal with and beat culture shock on their gap year? The trick to beating culture shock is recognising when... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Fallout 76: Real Life West Virginia Locations in the Apocalypse

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The largest and most anticipated chapter in the Fallout video game series takes place in West Virginia, featuring real-world locations. I know, we’re talking about video games on Blue Ridge Outdoors. It’s definitely not our bread-and-butter. We preach #gooutsideandplay, not #stayinsideandplayvideogames, but when a series like Fallout bases their largest and most anticipated game of the franchise in West Virginia, we... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to Stop Making Excuses When it Comes to Travel (or Anything in Life)

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Note: Six months ago, I read Ramit’s “Manifesto for 2018” and got inspired. I ended up cranking this out. Remember New Year’s? When you were going to lose weight, drink less, read more, save more, cook more, and maybe ride a unicorn (hey, anything is possible!)? But deep down you — and I — knew you probably wouldn’t. Time would pass, your excitement would fade, and you’d come up with a plethora of excuses for why you couldn’t stick to your goal: “It’s too cold to walk to the gym.” “It’s John’s birthday... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to Promote Your Favorite Travel Spots

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The world is full of incredible destinations that offer a diverse range of experiences for travelers. It’s inevitable, therefore, that you would have spots that you would consider your favorite. If those spots are not as well-known as you might like and want to give them some exposure, there are ways for you ... (c) GoBackpacking - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

PHOTO: Sun Sets Over Salt Flats in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia

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I eased into the low canvas deck chair my driver had set up next to our jeep. Waving off the glass of wine he proffered, I focused on the enormous lemon-colored sun descending through the salt haze. Earlier, I had walked across the salt flats in Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression to Lake Karum. As I... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

History, Food, Crafts, Jewish Touring and More in Poland

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Many travelers often associate Poland with its rich cultural history and Jewish heritage touring, but it’s also a great destination for experiencing local food, admiring decorative arts, browsing boutiques and enjoying the atmosphere in its young, vibrant cities. The newly opened Raffles Europejski Warsaw hotel is Krakow’s most luxurious hotel and the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel is housed in a 19th-century palace that has been updated with mid-century modern design details and local design touches, such as famous Polish ceramics. Warsaw’s POLIN Museum of the History of Polish... (c) Artisans of Leisure – Luxury Travel Blog – Artisans of Leisure - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

12 Ways to Travel More Without Quitting Your Job

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There’s no reason why you need to leave the life you love to travel! Here are some ways to travel more without quitting your job. While the idea of quitting your job to travel the world sounds romantic, it’s definitely not for everyone. And it doesn’t need to be. Before becoming a travel blogger, I had a regular 9-to-5 job like everyone else but I still managed to travel at least five times a year even with just 14 ... (c) Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Everything You Need To Know About Jet Lag

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Jet lag is the name for a set of symptoms that are experienced when a person crosses timezones. It’s a form of sleep disorder that not only affects sleep but causes other systems in the body. It’s not a dangerous condition but it can affect the quality of your travels. There are a number of treatments for jet lag but the main method of management is natural treatment with supplements. You can read more about these supplements at Research ... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Video: Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist Get Outside Their Comfort Zones

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When we watch climbers like Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist pull off epic climbs, they often make it look effortless. But what we don't always see is all of the training and effort that goes on behind the scenes to make them good at what they do. This video gives us a glimpse of that, as both of these men work hard to achieve their goals. We also see exactly what taks Honnold and Siegrist... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Laos Railways – Information on every planned railway

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[China-Laos railway under construction.] Laos currently has no railway services, apart from one station near the border that is served by Thai State Railways. This is set to change once the Boten – Vientiane line is opens in 2021. There are also some other lines that have been proposed, which would connect Laos to ports in Vietnam, and maybe even Cambodia. The plan is to turn landlocked Laos into a rail hub... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Taxes for Expats

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No matter where you reside – you must file a tax return. All US citizens and Green Card holders must (if they meet minimum filing thresholds) file an annual tax return reporting their worldwide income. There are deductions and exemptions available, but they are not automatic. In order to benefit from the myriad of exclusions – the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE), Foreign Tax Credit, Foreign Housing Exclusion, treaty exclusions, and many more – your tax return must be filed and tax saving tools utilized properly. Failure to... (c) BecomeNomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to slip into Serenity at Chimney Rock & Lake Lure NC

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I feel like my spirit lived in Lake Lure in a previous life. It’s elevated every time I arrive and see the forested green of the pine trees surrounding the lake. Lake Lure sits in the Hickory Nut Gorge, surrounded by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs. In the distance are the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Hickory ... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Moody Skies at The Alamo in San Antonio

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How To Plan A Trip To Komodo Island, Indonesia.

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Travelling to Komodo National Park to see the legendary Komodo Dragons up close and in their natural habitat is the ultimate bucket list adventure on many backpackers gap year itineraries, but how exactly do you do it? How do you get to Komodo Island? Where do you stay? This article will help you plan your trip to Komodo Island and the surrounding area. Komodo National Park... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Different Strokes: Bellyak founder Adam Masters picks his go-to gear

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Adam Masters was born into kayaking. His father, Bill Masters, founded Perception Kayaks in the ‘70s and had a large hand in taking the sport mainstream thanks to Perception’s affordable plastic boats. Adam has been kayaking all his life, but in the last several years, he’s made his own contribution to the world of paddlesports by developing the Bellyak, a kayak you paddle while lying down. “I got into hand paddling in 2004 and loved the connection with the river,” Adam says. “I wondered what it would be like to lay on top of my kayak and... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How Much Does it Cost to Travel Western Europe?

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Europe is not a monolithic place, and prices vary greatly depending on how far north, east, south or west your travel. Europe covers a huge area of the world with multiple visa zones and multiple currencies. For 20 euros, you can get a private room in Greece. For that same price in Paris, you may get a 16 person dorm room. You can eat for a few euros in Spain or Hungary, but a sit-down meal in Italy will cost around 15 euros, and triple that in ... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Interesting Facts about Taxis in Paris

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Avenue de Villiers – Paris (photo: Francisco Anzola) Beyond their rivalry and its effects on customers, how much do you know about the taxis in Paris? Do you know how they work, their rights and duties, troubles and jargon? Here are some interesting facts about Paris taxis and their drivers. A very masculine profession 93 percent of Paris taxi drivers are men. More men work as... (c) GoBackpacking - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

PHOTO: Hydro-Geothermal Deposits of Dallol, in Northeast Ethiopia

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Dallol, officially one of the remotest places on earth, is located in the Danakil Depression in northeast Ethiopia. The area is known for its otherworldly hydro-geothermal features that include acidic sulfur lakes, geysers, and bizarrely colored mineral deposits. Though technically listed as a settlement by the government, Dallol is no longer inhabited. Other than nomadic peoples who mine salt and run camel caravans in the area, the only residents ... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The 5 Best Places in the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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The Amalfi Coast, the beautiful southern coast of the Sorrento peninsula is named after one of its towns Amalfi. With right it is one of Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. The beauty of this steeply sloping rocky coastline, in whose ravines and inlets small enchanting towns lie, is unique. Each of these towns has its (c) Luxury Travel Tips and Vacation Ideas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

5 of the Best Phone Plan Features for International Travel

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Researching options for cell phone use abroad can seem like an overwhelming, complicated task. There are many different companies with international options that vary a great deal. That said, there are certain features that can really benefit overseas travelers, including affordable Wi-Fi options and high-speed internet roaming packages. ... (c) Leave Your Daily Hell - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador and the Surprising Question It Asks

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Update: this article just won a Latin American Travel Association Award at the RSA House in London. I’m pretty chuffed about that and over on Facebook, some of you have been asking what the award was for: Well, here you go! Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador and the Surprising Question It Asks Christopher Colombus. One nation’s hero, one continent’s despair. Endless generations of schoolyard amusement when English speakers realised that his real name was Colon. But I want to move past him for now, and focus instead on the art scene in Ecuador... (c) Inside the Travel Lab - Read entire story here. … [Read more]