5 lesser known Indian festivals

5 lesser known Indian festivals

Now, don’t get us wrong, Holi is amazing. Whether it’s in the depths of Rajasthan or on the streets on New York, the sight of revelers covered in colorful powder had become common all over the world. But, though being painted by a rainbow is undoubtedly a whole lot of fun, there are numerous other events throughout India(…)

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Top Travel Tips from the Experts!

Top Travel Tips from the Experts!

Some “travel tips” are really just more like “common sense”! By now we all know to remember to pack our passports, wear comfortable clothing and take your laptop out of your bag for the security screening – it’s not rocket science. But even the most seasoned traveler could use a few pointers or new ideas from(…)

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24 Hours in Surfers Paradise

24 Hours in Surfers Paradise

I love a good beach day. No matter the destination I am traveling to, my first thought is usually “Is there a beach involved?”. When I found out I was headed to Australia on a Contiki tour along the Gold Coast, I couldn’t have been more excited. It was early September when the weather in(…)

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Greece Top 5

Greece Top 5

Beaches? Stunning. History? Bags of it. Awesome islands? Hundreds. Scratch the surface of Greece and you’ll find incredible ruins, tiny mountain villages, fascinating wildlife and, yes, a party or seven. Hold on to your togas, here’s our Grecian top Five…   5 Ways to See the Very Best of Greece Visit Ancient Athens This ancient capital(…)

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How to say Thank You in 44 Languages

How to say Thank You in 44 Languages

As a traveler, one of the main reasons we love to get out there and visit far off places, is to indulge our desire to experience cultures. Honestly, not speaking the language, or generally having a clue what’s going on at all, is part of the fun! Yes, you could just mutter “Thank You” in English(…)

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How to follow Bilbo through Middle-earth…ring not required

How to follow Bilbo through Middle-earth…ring not required

Unless you’ve been living under a massive lichen covered rock since 2001 you’ll know that New Zealand is the setting for the epic The Hobbit Trilogy and, of course, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. There’s a very good reason for this (and we’re not just talking Jackson’s affinity for his home country), namely that(…)

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Alternative New Year’s Eve Celebrations from Around the World

Alternative New Year’s Eve Celebrations from Around the World

Frankly, in order to have an extraordinary year, you need to kick it off with an extraordinary New Year’s Eve party. So we’ve done the legwork for you by taking some of the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations and flipping them around to provide an offbeat alternative… From London to Thailand London is a global gathering(…)

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12 things you have to see in Beijing

12 things you have to see in Beijing

Today’s blog comes from Mary Bulgin, a student ambassador from the UK who spent 10 brilliant days in Beijing. As the political hub of China, Beijing is the perfect place to soak up the country’s rich history whilst immersing yourself in the changing society of modern China. Whilst many tourists restrict their stay to just a(…)

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49 Things to do in Berlin

49 Things to do in Berlin

Berlin is without a doubt one of the most vibrant, exciting and vivacious cities in the world; every inch, of every street, is pulsating with life and energy. To help you make even more of your time, we’ve compiled this handy list of our top 49 unmissable sights and experiences. Our Favorite 49 Things to(…)

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Shakedown, Berlin

Shakedown, Berlin

Europe’s coolest capital? Well, Berlin is definitely up there. For somewhere so steeped in history and conflict Berlin is rapidly stealing the show from the rest of Western Europe’s popular hangouts. With a combination of glamorous style and urban cool, the city has been reborn, dusting off the rubble of post-war Germany and turning into a young(…)

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