The Five W’s of the Perfect Beach Vacation

I’m writing this article in a luxurious, seven bedroom beach house in Gulf Shores, Alabama courtesy of Relax on the Beach called Grand Paradise. It is so close to the Gulf of Mexico that we can step out our back door and, with approximately ten steps, have our feet in the...

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How to Travel Stress Free

Travel is completely fabulous in every way. Except when it isn’t. When you are uncomfortable, can’t relax, feel homesick or are just plain stressed out, you can’t enjoy even the most wonderful destination. Even the loveliest beach resort in Hawaii can make you long to be home in your...

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You’re a Girl, and You’re Travelling Alone?

Yes, you out-dated fool, it’s not 1930. More and more frequently are we encountering brave, witty and notoriously adventure-seeking young female travellers that pack their backpack and hit the road. Alone. Gosh, gasp. Funnily enough, I speak often with other female travellers and have myself copped some decently misogynistic...

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Tips for Finding a Good Tour Company

We know how it is. After devoting so much energy to arranging flights and accommodation, you’re temped to pick just any old tour company to show you around on your trip. Many times, this random selection works out fine.

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Essential Tips to Save Money Before Your Big Trip

One of the most frustrating but important decision you have when planning for extended travel is your budget. Firstly, you need to have money for flights, then everyday costs in your destination, and a buffer for emergencies, even if you're planning on working as you travel.

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Language and Travel - What You Need to Know

It's important to learn some basic vocabulary when you travel to a country where you don't speak the language. Even just a few phrases will make things a lot easier for you, and the locals always like to hear you making an effort.

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5 Strict Countries and Their Visa Requirements

Travel can make you feel liberated, but one thing often squashes that sense of freedom the minute you land at your destination: visa requirements. It’s a breeze getting into countries like Thailand, where you don’t need a visa, but Vietnam is another story.

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5 Things You Don't Need On Your RTW Trip

Packing for a big round-the-world trip is exciting. A hundred posts have been written on what to pack and why, guiding antsy backpackers in this most important step of their travel experience. However, there's a lot of misinformation out there.

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4 Tips on Preparing for a Long Trip

Deciding to leave everything behind and head off on an epic journey is one of the best decisions you can make. You'll learn about yourself and about the world and you'll have an amazing experience. I'm sure I don't need to convince you! If you've decided to take the plunge,...

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Borders, Bribes and Bloody Hurricanes!

It’s been a proper season for getting caught in storms, mudslides closing the only road to my destination and border guards getting right up my nose! Let me dial it back a few days to a calm trip down from Cancun to the Cayes is Belize.

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Top Travel Generation Writers

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  4. 04. Ann-Maureen Owens Ann-Maureen Owens
  5. 05. Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
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