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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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Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Burano Island in the Venice lagoon is one of the most colourful places I have ever visited.  Burano makes a wonderful day trip from Venice, and as yet is still relatively quiet compared to Venice itself.  If you want to experience a different kind of Venetian beauty, then a Burano day trip is a must.  Here you’ll find the details for how to get to Burano from Venice, the best things to do in Burano, and options for a Burano…

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How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

Gondolas are an integral part of Venice, and some say you simply cannot visit Venice without taking a gondola ride.  However, the price of gondola rides in Venice is really expensive, so if you are wondering if you can afford a gondola ride then this post will all the questions you might have about gondolas, including how much is a gondola ride in Venice, and how to ensure you get the best deal on your gondola.  However, cheaper may not…

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Hiking in Peru – The Ultimate Guide

Hiking in Peru – The Ultimate Guide

Peru is an incredibly diverse country which has some of the best hiking and trekking routes in the world.  In this post you’ll find everything you need to know about hiking in Peru, from where to find awe-inspiring multi-day Peru treks, top tips for hikes in Peru, what hiking equipment you might need, the best time to go hiking in Peru and vital information for hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  Get ready for hiking in Peru!! Where to…

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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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Ciudad Perdida Tour: The Lost City Trek Colombia

Ciudad Perdida Tour: The Lost City Trek Colombia

The Ciudad Perdida Tour and Lost City trek in Colombia is a challenging but fascinating journey that I highly recommend.  Trekking through the Colombian jungle for 4 or 5 days is beautiful, sometimes strenuous, always sweaty and at times very wet!  See how I got on when I did the Lost City Trek Colombia: READ MORE: What to Pack for the Lost City Trek to Ciudad Perdida How Much does the Ciudad Perdida Tour Cost? It is not possible to…

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Trekking to Laguna 69 Huaraz Peru

Trekking to Laguna 69 Huaraz Peru

I was excited about my Laguna 69 trek from Huaraz Peru.  Laguna 69 may seem like an odd name but there are so many lakes and lagoons around Huaraz that they ran out of names and resorted to numbers instead.  The name Laguna 69 may raise an eyebrow among the smutty minded, but this stunning lake is worth the smirks!  Read on to see more about trekking Laguna 69 Huaraz and how to get to this beautiful lagoon in Peru….

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Visiting the Cliffs of Moher from Galway

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher from Galway

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most spectacular and most famous sights.  Towering above the sea, the dramatic cliffs are an essential stop on any Ireland trip itinerary and make a great day trip from Galway.  Although it is possible to visit the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin, I’d suggest at least spending a night or two on the east coast of Ireland so you can enjoy the area and take a more leisurely visit to the cliffs…

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Ireland Backpacker Tours: Shamrocker Adventures Review

Ireland Backpacker Tours: Shamrocker Adventures Review

Most of the time, I travel on my own.  I spent two years backpacking in South America, Mexico and Central America, so I have no problem travelling solo – in fact, I love it!  However, on my recent trip to Ireland, I only had a few days to try and fit in as much as possible, so I decided to take a 5-day tour of Ireland with Shamrocker Irish Adventures.  Shamrocker Adventures arrange escorted coach tours of Ireland for backpackers…

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