Snowdon: Small but Stormy

Snowdon. Wales tallest mountain. 3,550 feet. We were told “It’s a GREAT hike! You’ll love it, the view from the top is beautiful. It’s an easy 3 hour walk, no problem for the two of you.” Oh, how wrong our friends and family were! Rewind the story to Cardiff and 5 people piling into a car with bags everywhere for a 4 day road trip around the Welsh countryside. Gale force winds, sleet, and zero visibility were not apart of this master plan we had... Read More

Sports in Saigon

There’s no shortage of sports for foreigners in Saigon. For expats or long-term travellers, joining a sports team is a great way to meet new people & get out about on the town after the match! Here are some of the well-established local teams to contact if you want to get involved. There are links to their websites, giving more information on training & match times. There are also professional teams to go & watch in Saigon. So if your in need of a dosage of sport... Read More

Roomorama: An Accommodation Alternative

Finding a room in Manhattan with a good location at a reasonable price is near impossible! If you’re OK staying up around Central Park there are some good places, but in the more central location of Midtown it gets pricey. We had a one night stop-off in NYC before catching the train from Penn Station. We needed a cheap, cheery place, right in the heart of Manhattan so we could use our short time to get out & about without wasting time on the metro & lugging our baggage... Read More

Guest Post: Winter Holidays

Winter holidays are increasingly popular amongst couples, groups and families wanting to escape the gloom and head for the slopes and sun in the coldest months. Winter holidays are not only a chance to catch some sunshine, but they can also be a rewarding opportunity to learn some new skills and experience a different kind of holiday. Search for mountain holidays with Inghams to see some of the activities and experiences winter holidays can offer. The ski season lasts from around... Read More

Guest Post: The Importance of First Aid on Vacation

A vacation should be relaxing, fun and even exciting and yet all too often this long awaited treat is ruined by an accident or a mishap. Some essential first aid training may well allow someone to proficiently patch up the casualty and, at best, might help save someone’s life. First Aid training In order to be prepared for any accidents that might occur when on vacation it’s a good idea to take a short course in first aid training before going away for that break. These courses... Read More

Halong Bay: Wonder & Mystery

Halong Bay at Sunset Mysterious, magical, dazzling, divine. Few words can capture the beauty and natural wonder of Halong Bay. The rock formations shoot up out of the calm bay like a scene from a fairy tale with mist and fog swirling below. Thousands of islands dotted around in the calm bay waters, jagged limestone pillars worn away from years of weather and waves crashing against them. If you get the chance to visit Vietnam, Halong Bay needs to be on your list of places! Many... Read More

Hoi An: A New Meaning for the word ‘Shop’

Hoi An is a girl’s dream come true. We arrived to Hoi An with heavy backpacks and little room for souvenirs and no room for tailor made clothing… or so we thought. I had heard so many people rave about Hoi An’s tailors, but after living in HCMC for a year and having things made there I didn’t think it would be a big deal and “wow” me. Oh, how wrong I was! Be prepared. As you wander around Hoi An’s artsy streets you pass by tailor after... Read More

Guest Post: Sightseeing in Bali

Bali is an extraordinary island located within the archipelago of Indonesia. Much lauded as a tourist destination, it is not, as might be imagined, simply about beaches, surfing and spa resorts, although these delightful features are a great attraction for many visitors. In fact, Bali has an honorable and ancient heritage, and Hinduism remains deeply ingrained in contemporary life, as it has been throughout its long cultural history.   Mt. Agung, tallest volcano on Bali   What... Read More

Guest Post: Finding the Best Shows in Las Vegas

When you want to find the best shows in Las Vegas, you do not have to look around for long. If you have not yet purchased tickets or are in the city for the first time, chances are you can find the best shows in Las Vegas simply by asking other locals. Even visitors who regularly attend Las Vegas will be able to point you in the right direction. There are also a few hotels that you can count on for always offering a great show. Treasure Island At this great hotel, you will be... Read More

Guest Post: Signature Dishes of India

  Indian dishes are popular the world over. The inventive use of spices and other flavourings has made the cuisine one of our favourites. Here are some of the signature Indian dishes. Tandoori chicken is a much loved dish of Indian and also Pakistani descent, which gets its name from the tandoor, the cylindrical oven made from clay used to prepare the dish. It is said that a Hindu refugee restaurant owner, who moved from Pakistan to Delhi after the partition in 1947, created... Read More

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