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Adventure & Mayan Culture on a Cancun Eco-Tour Excursion

Adventure & Mayan Culture on a Cancun Eco-Tour Excursion

It’s been a while since I was in Mexico, and I miss the food, culture and warmth of the people.  When Melanie and Marla from Grans on the Go got in touch with me about their trip to Mexico, I was excited to read what they got up to on an Ecotour excursion from Cancun.  Here’s how they got on learning about the Maya culture, ziplining, swimming in cenotes and exploring the magnificent Coba Ruins on a tour with AllTourNative!…

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7 Reasons to visit Romania

7 Reasons to visit Romania

I am spending the next year or so exploring more of Europe, and hope to be visiting Romania some time next year.  I am fascinated by this country I know so little about – and until I can get there and see it for myself, I asked Marius from Romanian Friend to share his reasons to go to Romania.  Are you thinking: why visit Romania?  Here’s why: You probably don’t know much about Romania, do you? Tucked away in Eastern…

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Discovering the Best Hikes in Patagonia

Discovering the Best Hikes in Patagonia

I didn’t make it to Patagonia when I briefly visited Argentina, so it is still firmly on my bucket list!  Hiking in Patagonia is an incredible adventure which I definitely want to do one day, so I asked Mila from Travel Belles to share her tips and advice for some of the best hikes in Patagonia. Patagonia offers trekkers a wonderfully diverse landscape to explore, which is why it has become such a popular hiking destination.  Offering a variety of day…

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How to Eat Your Way Around Switzerland Without Blowing your Budget

How to Eat Your Way Around Switzerland Without Blowing your Budget

Switzerland is quite famous for its food; the Swiss cheese, chocolate, and even the wine. But the problem is that it is also notoriously famous for being expensive. A decent meal in a good restaurant can easily set you back 150 bucks – especially if you are a meat lover!  But you have to try some of their signature dishes, especially if you are only in Switzerland for a week or so. So, how do you get all that Swiss…

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The Essential Byron Bay Backpacking Guide

The Essential Byron Bay Backpacking Guide

Tucked away in the northern coast of New South Wales, Australia, Byron Bay is a hidden gem and haven for backpackers and locals alike. This hippie surf town may seem like yet another Australian party central, but really, there is so much more than meets the eye. If you’re preparing to backpack to Byron Bay, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s absolutely worth the trip – if you follow this essential Byron Bay backpacking guide written by Cal from…

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The Best Places to Visit in the UK on a Budget

The Best Places to Visit in the UK on a Budget

This year I have been spending more time in the UK, and I have a new-found appreciation for my home country.  However, some parts of the UK can be pricey so I asked Becky from MyVoucherCodes to suggest some cool places to visit in the UK on a budget. The weather in the UK has been glorious lately.  Temperatures have been well above 20 degrees for the past couple of weeks and fingers crossed it continues like this. With all…

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The Acatenango Volcano Hike to see Fuego in Guatemala

The Acatenango Volcano Hike to see Fuego in Guatemala

I met Roman in Antigua Guatemala, when I was there last year.  I had asked him to write this article about the Acatenango hike before the fatal eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala on June 3rd 2018.  I thought long and hard about whether to publish it at all after so many people lost their lives, homes and loved ones.  However, tours to do the Acatenango Volcano hike are running again, so hiking Acatenango responsibly and donating some of your…

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Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

I travelled to Brazil in 2016 and was in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, which was incredible although we did have a couple of unnerving experiences.  I haven’t written much about Brazil or Rio yet, so I asked Yvonne from Now in Rio to share her thoughts on a question that is often asked about Brazil’s buzzing city – Is Rio safe for tourists? Is Rio safe?  Favelas. Drugs. Violence. Guns. This is the most common image of Rio that…

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What to do in Prague in 2 Days – A Prague 2 Day Itinerary

What to do in Prague in 2 Days – A Prague 2 Day Itinerary

I loved Prague, a beautiful city with plenty to see and do no matter how long you stay there.  I visited Prague in winter, so asked Pierre from Anything Under Our Stars to share his suggestions for what to do in Prague in 2 days whatever the weather, with his Prague 2 day itinerary. If you think that no other city can top Paris, think again! Say hello to Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires.  The city that was…

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Camping Alone Safely – 7 Solo Camping Tips

Camping Alone Safely – 7 Solo Camping Tips

Solo camping definitely appeals to me, but the thought of camping alone as a woman makes me nervous!  I asked Paul from Outdoor Choose to share his top solo camping tips to set my mind at ease, and help prepare me for a solo camping trip. Camping alone can be an incredible and enjoyable experience. People do solitary camping for numerous reasons; maybe you have decided to go camping alone for the peace and harmony it offers, or your friends…

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