What You Should Know Before Visiting Bhutan

Landlocked between China, Tibet, and India and surrounded by the Himalaya’s is Bhutan. A country rich in culture and traditions is a must-visit country for any traveler wanting to explore some of the worlds lesser-traveled destinations. Bhutan is under 15,000 square miles of land. With a tourism industry only dating back to the 1970s, Bhutan is fiercely protective of its traditions making it the perfect place to visit for those wishing to experience new cultures, or simply to trek. And with Bhutan only receiving around 70, 000 visitors per year, you won’t feel overwhelmed by other tourists as you explore …

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4 Things That Make Brisbane The Quintessential Australian City

Brisbane Lights from Kangaroo Point

There are many reasons why a trip to Australia appeals to adventurous holidaymakers all over the world. First off, and most obvious is the incredible weather that is at its warmest when the rest of the world is digging out its thermal underwear. There’s also the incredible and unique ecosystem with stunning plant and animal life that can’t be seen anywhere else on Earth. Then, of course, there’s the beaches. Oh, and who can forget the food! And the wine? Oh my goodness. You simply haven’t lived until you’ve visited an Aussie winery (although their Kiwi neighbours are no slouches …

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Be Sure to Explore these Cultural Attractions If You Visit Perth

Barrack Square, Perth, Australia

Australia is the kind of place where just about anyone can take a long and ambitious vacation, and experience something that “works for them.” If you’re an amateur ecologist at heart, you could disappear into lush locations such as Daintree rainforest, the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. If you’re a surfer dude or dudette, you can spend your entire trip suntanning on a beautiful sandy beach. And, if you’re into cultural attractions, there are plenty of those to go around, too. Perth is one of the best-known cities in Australia and features plenty of cultural attractions of its own. …

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Backpacking Around The Beautiful UK

London Bridge

Often when you think about backpacking, it’s Thailand and Australia which come to mind. But what about the beautiful areas of the United Kingdom? Whether you are from the UK yourself and have lived there all your life, or you have never been, either way, there are some beautiful places to explore. Home to traditional pubs, hills full of sheep and Her Majesty, the Queen, if you’re a fan of pub crawls, adorable countryside towns or you love fantastic cities full of history, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has it all and while these countries may be close in …

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3 Of The World’s Greatest Natural Sights – And How To See Them

northern lights

If you are a keen traveller, you will no doubt already have a long list of places that you would like to visit, re-visit, or sights that you want to see. When it comes to some of the world’s most amazing or beautiful sights out there, there are plenty to choose between, and if anything it is likely that you will often find yourself experiencing a kind of paralysis of choice. This can make it hard to know where to go and when, and it can mean that you always feel as if you are still missing out on other …

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The Best Cycle Races Around Europe

people joining a cycling race

Cycling events in Europe are very popular and inviting for cycling enthusiasts from all over the world. They offer some of the best trails, views and experiences when it comes to cycle tours. These are the things that encourage cycling hobbyists to join sporting events. They start small but eventually have their eyes on some of the most elite cycling races in the world. Some of the most popular cycling events in Europe include the following. Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive in Northern Ireland The scenery and the challenging trails of Northern Ireland’s coastal roads make this sporting event a favourite among …

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Singapore: Asia’s Little Red Dot That Has it All

The Singapore Flyer

Singapore has become Southeast Asia’s most cosmopolitan city. Aside from being a hub for fine dining and fusion cuisine, it has become a prime spot for tourists, corporate jet-setters, and families. Singapore’s renowned Changi airport, the world’s best airport for many years, continues to surprise, entertain, and welcome travellers from all over the world. For many tourists, they often think Singapore has little to offer due to its size. But surprisingly, there are many things you can do in the Garden City, aside from spending your time in Clarke Quay, taking the Singapore Flyer, or visiting Marina Bay Sands. Here …

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WWOOFING in Southeast Asia: Top 5 Countries for Your WWOOF Adventure

organic farm in southeast asia

Farming has never been my strongest suit, having been a city boy most of my life. When you live in a city like mine, the only nature you ever get to see comes from your science books, the internet, the parks near your home, or the sickly tree planted on the sidewalk as the local government’s attempt to go green. And when it came to our traveling for our annual family vacations, we were the city mice through and through. I loved to travel, but my parents’ idea of traveling got old pretty fast. They went around foreign countries with …

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Hiking the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail

ngong-ping-trail

While it should be one of the most popular hiking trails in Hong Kong, very few people seem to know about the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail – a 6-kilometer trail (but feels like 8 kilometers) running directly under the cable cars in Lantau Island Hong Kong leading to the Big Buddha.  The trail is called that because the commercial park you travel to before getting to the monastery and the Big Buddha is called Ngong Ping 360, and the trail was originally built to service the cable cars throughout the whole trail, breaking from the trail for only less …

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Exploring Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s Storied, Pulsating Capital

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Vietnam conjures up harrowing images of war and demonstrations. At a young age, I already had a rough sketch not only of the brutal conflict in Indochina, but also the one waged at home. Naturally, as the big history buff that I am, I find myself booking a flight to Ho Chi Minh, with the intent to uncover treasures of the past. Formerly known as Saigon, and still fondly referred to by most locals as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is like any other bustling metropolis at first glance. On my first day, the roar of cyclos greeted me along with …

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