The Otago Rail Trail: One of New Zealand's Greatest Rides

The Otago Central Rail Trail is the bike trail that started it all in New Zealand. Stretching from Clyde in the north to Middlemarch in the south, the Otago Rail Trail runs along the old Dunedin to Clyde railway.

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Hiking Hallasan: The Tallest Mountain in South Korea

In the center of Jeju Island (Korea’s miniature paradise) sits the omnipresent Hallasan, South Korea’s tallest mountain.  At 1,950 meters above sea level, the mountain can be seen from anywhere and everywhere on the island, although the summit is frequently hidden in the clouds.  Halla and the surrounding oreum (“massive...

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5 Reasons to Visit Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand, if not the world, and has plenty of reasons to visit. Queenstown has something to offer everyone, from families, to couples, to backpackers and more. No matter what your budget, you’ll find incredible things to do in this special little resort town.

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Top 5 Hangover Cures in Queenstown

Queenstown, adventure capital of the world, is not only filled with adrenaline inducing activities, but it also offers an amazing nightlife scene. Whether you visit the resort town in winter or summer, there is always an event happening, and always time for a couple of drinks after a long day...

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Greece: A Walk Around the Hills of Athens

In the heart of Athens, crowded with six million people and choked by exhaust-spewing traffic and cacophony, it’s hard to believe you can find a place of peace and solitude. But rising from the maze of streets and modern buildings are the hills and mountains of Attica, and for a...

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Ratis, Camargue Races

As if spawned by the fury of the Mistral winds Ratis explodes into the ancient Roman arena snorting defiance and angrily pawing the ground. Thousands of eyes follow him even as 2000 years ago a long dead audience watched in awe as the spectacular and the heinous played out before them.

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The Exotic Resorts of Soma Bay

The hot, dry climate of the Red Sea coast makes it popular with Europeans who often spend their holidays there. For a budget traveler like me, when I arrived at the Soma Bay resort, I felt as if I had entered a dream-world.

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Mountain Paradise Andorra

The image of Andorra has always provoked a certain romanticism in my traveler's mind. Picture a tiny country, only a few hundred square miles across, surrounded by the towering mountains of the Pyrenees, some of them covered in snow even in the summer, divided by green valleys and a few...

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The Five Most Beautiful Cities in the UK

While the UK is famed more for its rolling green hills and rural countryside, it is also home to several very pretty cities. Here is a list of five cities that you must visit when you hope to experience the attractive side of architecture while in the cities of the...

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Lake of the Hanging Glacier

We broke camp while the sun was trying gainfully to poke its rays through the thick cloud - it failed.  Setting off from the Stockdale Creek Recreation Site we make our way along the rough Horsethief Creek forestry service road towards the trailhead.

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Top Travel Generation Writers

  1. 01. Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
    from a small village in rural England
  2. 02. Lisa Miller Lisa Miller
    from Queenstown
  3. 03. Inka  Piegsa-Quischotte Inka Piegsa-Quischotte
    from
  4. 04. Ruth Kozak Ruth Kozak
    from
  5. 05. James Cave James Cave
    from Berlin

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