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The Best Hostel in Copenhagen – Steel House Copenhagen Review

The Best Hostel in Copenhagen – Steel House Copenhagen Review

I visited Copenhagen in October, it was my first trip to Denmark and although the weather was damp and cold, I loved my time in Copenhagen.  A large part of that is thanks to where I was staying – Steel House Copenhagen.  There are several hostels in Copenhagen to choose from, but I’d heard good things about Steel House and wanted to check it out for myself so was thrilled when they invited me to stay for a few days. …

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Work Exchange Programs: Are They For You?

Work Exchange Programs: Are They For You?

So, you want to travel and see the world, but you can’t afford it?  Perhaps you want to immerse yourself in a different culture or spend time in another country but don’t know where to go.  You’ve got a summer off before starting college and want some unique work experience abroad but don’t know where to turn.  Why not try a work exchange program?  Work exchange programs could be the answer to all of your travel and work experience prayers! …

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Gorgeous Fairytale Castles Around The World

Gorgeous Fairytale Castles Around The World

There is something special about a castle.  Sometimes built for protection, sometimes purely to showcase wealth and power, there is no denying that a visit to a castle makes you feel like a King or Queen in your own fairytale.  However, castles aren’t just a feature of Europe, in fact, there are fairytale castles all over the world.  So, if you saw the fairytale castles in Europe and want more, check out these beautiful fairytale castles from across the globe….

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Worldpackers Promo Code for $20 Discount on Worldpackers Membership

Worldpackers Promo Code for $20 Discount on Worldpackers Membership

If you’re looking for a Worldpackers discount you’ve come to the right place!  Tales of a Backpacker has teamed up with Worldpackers to offer a $20 discount on a year’s membership, reducing the membership fee from $49 USD to just $29 USD.  If you already know how work exchange sites work, simply use this Worldpackers promo code to claim your discount: If you’d like more information on how to travel the world for free by volunteering, read on for some…

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The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

I’ve been lucky to spend several weeks in Venice this year, as the #wombatsTraveller Ambassador for wombat’s Hostels.  I spent my time exploring the city and finding the best budget and free things to do in Venice, learning more about Venetian culture and of course eating all the amazing food in Venice!  Since it opened in July, the new Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre has become my home from home and is hands down the best place to stay in…

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How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, and a fabulous city to explore.  Also known as the Capital of Italian Food, Bologna and the whole of the Emilia Romagna Region is renowned for excellent produce and cuisine, unique to this part of the world.  If you only have one day in Bologna, I’ll show you how to experience the very best of Bologna in one day, with a range of things to do in Bologna…

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10 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Flights

10 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Flights

I like to think I do my bit for the planet.  I recycle, I don’t buy plastic water bottles, I am kind to animals…. But my guilty secret?  Flying.  I adore travelling, and flying is part of travel so I feel like I can’t just give it up!  However, I know I need to do something to reduce the carbon I produce from flying.  In fact, we should all do something to reduce the carbon we produce, so here are…

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Magical Fairytale Castles in Europe You Can Actually Visit

Magical Fairytale Castles in Europe You Can Actually Visit

Who doesn’t love a fairytale castle?  I asked some top travel bloggers to share their favourite fairytale castle in Europe, and they didn’t disappoint!  I’ve brought together the ultimate list of the most beautiful fairytale castles in Europe which you can visit, or simply imagine yourself living there!  Perfect for wannabe princes and princesses, prepare to be whisked away to a magical world where dreams do come true!     Fairytale Castles in Germany Neuschwanstein Castle Probably the most famous fairytale…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

Do you remember that beautiful Italian city I was talking about a couple of months ago; Trento?  I said it was the loveliest city in Italy that you’d probably never heard of.  Well, now I want to talk about the whole region of Trentino, which you might not have heard of either!  While I was in Trento, I got to spend a few days exploring part of the Trentino region and fell in love with it.  If you are wondering…

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The Apple Strudel Show in Vienna

The Apple Strudel Show in Vienna

One of the most important aspects of Viennese culture is food.  Food in Vienna is delicious and there are several iconic Viennese dishes which you should try while you are in the city.  Apple Strudel is one of the most famous and tasty Austrian dishes, and the best place to try a traditional apple strudel recipe is at the Apple Strudel Show in Schönbrunn Palace.  Not only will you get to taste the best apple strudel in Vienna, but you…

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