Franz Josef, More Than Just a Glacier

When visiting the South Island of New Zealand, one of the must see places is the West Coast, and in particular, Franz Josef.  Such a hospitable town, the locals will welcome you with smiling faces and friendly ‘hellos’. The spectacular Franz Josef Glacier is 5km from Franz Josef town.

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Queenstown's Adventure Activities

Situated right on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by spectacular mountains, it’s easy to see why Queenstown, New Zealand is such a popular destination. Along with the beautiful scenery, Queenstown is also world-renowned for its adventure and has plenty of adrenalin based activities to choose from.

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Free Camping Across Europe

Free or wild camping involves finding a cost-free place to sleep in whatever location you find yourself in.  To some, this idea represents total freedom; to others, it evokes complete horror.  I used to be one of the latter.  Every scary movie I’d ever seen told me to be afraid of the dark,...

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Things You Should Definitely Not Do In America

America – land of the great, land of the free, where everything is bigger, better and shinier. The place where they have free refills, IHOP, American flags adorning every government building and Costco. America is known for many great and fabulous things (don’t even let me get started on...

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Seoul’s Treasures: Old and New

South Korea wasn’t on our original “bucket list” but our son, like many recent graduates, moved there to teach English. His Facebook posts of traditional hip-roofed palace gates and shrines, as well as futuristic post-modern towers and plazas convinced us to visit.

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What's Hot in Berlin?

Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and is Germany’s second largest city with a population of 3.4 million people. It is home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, celebrities and is host to many sporting events. It is well known for its festivals, nightlife, contemporary arts and diverse architecture.

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Swimming with the Tuna

If you’re looking for an unusual and unique experience on Australia’s south coast, there’s no better activity than swimming with the tuna fish. This takes place at Port Lincoln, not too far from Adelaide. The three hours of excitement begins with a 15-minute ride on a luxury catamaran out...

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One Day in Shkodra

Our arrival the afternoon before had been accompanied by a sudden fierce rainstorm, and we hadn't had a chance to explore Shkodra at all. So we were happy to awake to shafts of bright sunlight filtering through the gaps in the curtains and a certain air of business from...

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Surfing Weekend Escapes

Learning how to surf can be an incredible, life changing experience. Enjoying the rush of dropping into a glassy wave and flying along the wave face, in a tropical location – life doesn’t get much better than that.

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Discovering Andean Bliss in Baňos Ecuador

Until today, all I knew of baňos is that it’s the Spanish word for bathroom. But a nice hotel clerk in Latacunga, Ecuador had told me that it’s the phrase for hot springs as well. She said that it’s also the name of an idyllic village in the central Andes...

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Top Travel Generation Writers

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    from Detroit, Michigan, USA
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  4. 04. Inka  Piegsa-Quischotte Inka Piegsa-Quischotte
  5. 05. Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
    from a small village in rural England

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