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Ten Travelling Essentials

There is a saying that the traveller who travels lightest also travels furthest. Maybe…..but one thing is for certain – the traveller who struggles around with a huge backpack crammed with non-essentials and just-in-case items quickly becomes a fed up, weary traveller. Many travellers set out armed to the teeth, ready for all eventualities and […]

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Take the Hassle Out of Vacation Travel

We all enjoy going on vacation, but, despite the old saying, getting there isn’t always half the fun. There’s nothing more frustrating than waiting in long airport queues, suffering through lost luggage, or trying to figure out how to get to the hotel. It’s an awful way to start a holiday. However, there are things […]

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A campground in the French Alps with a mix of tents and mobile homes for rent.

4 Ways in which a Camping Holiday is a More Authentic Family Trip

One thing most holidaymakers would like from their trips is an authentic experience. All too often a trip to a foreign land can leave us feeling as though we would have been better off staying at home. If you want a truly authentic holiday experience the next time around then you should consider the following […]

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In most countries, locals are glad to help independent travelers find their way.

Independent Travel vs Group Tours

Visitors may be torn between traveling independently or traveling with a group tour the first time they visit a destination, and both options have their pros and cons. Independent travel is ideal for travelers with an adventurous spirit and is good either solo or in small groups. It allows travelers to move at a slower […]

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Travel Tips for Large Groups

Whether it’s for a destination wedding, school trip or conference, traveling with a large group can bring about a unique set of challenges. Here are some tips to make the process a bit more manageable. [Also see our travel article “Independent Travel vs Group Tours“] Set Expectations In a large group it’s virtually impossible that […]

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A four-person dormitory room at Nest Hostel in Valencia.

Hostels: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Say the word “hostel” and chances are it immediately conjures up images of rowdy college students backpacking around Europe. And while hostels have certainly catered to students and younger travelers over the years — the concept of the hostel was actually founded by a German schoolteacher traveling with his students and in need of cheap […]

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