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Milford Sound Day Trip: The Queenstown Conundrum
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Milford Sound Day Trip: The Queenstown Conundrum

“Milford Sound day trip… if you’re debating it at all, you just gotta do it.” This is the advice that we received from friends and family countless times before our recent trip to New Zealand. At first, the phrasing of the statement didn’t make sense to me.  I had known for years that Milford Sound was regarded as one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and that several organizations and individuals, including Rudyard Kipling, had even proclaimed it to be the unofficial Eighth Wonder of the World. Why would we be debating it? I thought. Then, after getting to New Zealand and looking into ways to visit Milford Sound for myself, the question became a little more understandable. Milford Sound cruise How to get to Milford Sound Milford Sound is a...
How to Plan the Perfect Girls Weekend in San Diego
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How to Plan the Perfect Girls Weekend in San Diego

One of the most popular vacation destinations along the West Coast of the United States is San Diego, which has a lot to offer travelers. Expansive beaches, a vibrant downtown, and world-class zoos and theme parks make America’s finest city a perfect fit for almost everyone, from singles to families alike (but, we’re here to talk about planning the perfect girls weekend in San Diego). As the saying goes, girls just want to have fun and there is no better place for a fun-filled girls weekend than San Diego!Trust me, I know – I live here.There are countless San Diego hotels, spas, nightclubs and restaurants to keep women entertained. From the fresh-out-of-college crowd to seasoned cougars ready to pounce, San Diego has a scene for us all so, leave the boys behind and head ...
Top Places to Visit in Colombia
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Top Places to Visit in Colombia

There are so many incredible places to visit in Colombia! If you’re going to be visiting anytime soon, here’s a list of the must-do’s when you visit Colombia! Related Read: Undiscovered EcoTourism Destinations in Colombia Top Places to Visit in Colombia 1. Cabo de la Vela Welcome to the “Wild West” of Colombia. Home of the Wayuu people, Cabo de la Vela is truly a unique and wonderful place to visit. This is where the desert meets the sea. Spend your days hiking to wild and unique beaches. Spend your evenings lounging under the star filled skies in a chinchorro (a large, comfortable hammock with a built in cover, made by local Wayuu women). Eat fresh, daily caught lobster and fish. Greet the goats, iguanas, lizards and crabs as you explore the beaches “Ojo de...
Some of the Best UK Cycle Routes
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Some of the Best UK Cycle Routes

Green, cheap and great exercise, not to mention enormous fun, cycling in the UK is becoming ever more popular. London has launched its own cycle hire scheme and more of us than ever are exploring Britain by bike. We’ve got hundreds of UK cycle routes to choose from but here are a few of our favourites. UK cycle routes Top UK cycle routes to explore Most of these UK cycle routes are found in England, however there are still a few great bike routes in Wales and Northern Ireland! Millennium Coastal Path, Llanelli, Wales The Millennium Coastal Park is a 12-mile stretch of coastline on the Burry Estuary which features a purpose-built traffic-free path following the coastline along the park’s entire length. Previously an area of industrial wasteland, the park h...
Water Sports in Barcelona – Travel Dudes
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Water Sports in Barcelona – Travel Dudes

Barcelona has the perfect combination of sandy beaches and warm weather…which means that there is a host of amazing water sports in Barcelona. Head out to sea to try one of these exciting water sports in the inviting Mediterranean waters! Water sports in Barcelona to try out Jet ski Tour of Barcelona’s coast Fancy yourself as a bit of a James Bond? Take on the waves with speed and style and discover the coast of Barcelona and the Catalonian coastline with a fast-paced jet ski tour. This top Barcelona water sport allows you to see all the famous sights in the coolest way possible. It’s also the perfect activity in the hot weather, to feel the fresh spray of the Mediterranean Sea cooling down the heat. Check out: Get Your Guide or Viator for more information o...
Free Things to do in Cardiff, Wales
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Free Things to do in Cardiff, Wales

There’s no way to dodge it – cities are expensive places to visit, and capital cities in the United Kingdom are even more so.Especially during the peak summer months when the throngs of tourists flock to the capitals, prices can get so high you have to re-mortgage your house in order to buy a sandwich.For the thrifty traveller, there are other options, especially if you plan on paying a visit to the Welsh capital. Yep, there are free things to do in Cardiff. There are a host of free activities that will leave both you and your wallet happy. If you live or work in Cardiff, you’re able to enter Cardiff Castle for free. Free things to do in Cardiff, Wales Looking for things to do in Cardiff for free? Check out these spots! National museum of Wales Want a bri...
How to Pack Lightly with Precision
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How to Pack Lightly with Precision

There are so many good reasons to pack light these days… easy to jump on and off local transport, don’t feel weighed down, safer than hauling around lots of bags, save time at airports and the big one, no airline baggage fees! But, how to pack lightly? That’s the real questions…it’s actually not as hard as it sounds! How to pack lightly Here’s a few tips to help you pack light with precision Here’s how to travel light by packing only what you need – and a few packing hacks to help lighten your suitcase! 1. Buy shampoo when you get there There’s no risk of having to clean up after a leaky bottle disaster, no liquids in your hand luggage and it cuts down on weight. Take travel size screw top bottles with you so that it doesn’t matter if you buy flip top sha...
The Best Undiscovered Greek Islands
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The Best Undiscovered Greek Islands

When most people think of Greek islands, places like Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes pop into their head.  These islands are iconic and beautiful, and this is probably why they are overrun with tourists, especially during the high season in the summertime when Greek island-hopping is at its busiest.  But Greece has around 200 inhabited islands to explore, and a lot of them are just as beautiful and interesting as the most famous hotspots, though less known. If you’d like to find the best undiscovered Greek islands that only the locals really visit, read ahead.  You can avoid the crowds, go to Greece like a local, and most of all, discover places most tourists haven’t seen. The Best Undiscovered Greek Islands Explore Greece like a local by visiting these ...
Taking the Copper Canyon Train in Mexico
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Taking the Copper Canyon Train in Mexico

Copper Canyon has always been a trip I wanted to do in Mexico. I am fortunate enough to have travelled quite a bit in this wonderful country, but by far haven’t seen all the “must-see-sights”, that according to some include Oaxaca and Guanajuato, Puerto Escondido and San Cristobal. But to me, mountains and nature have a certain attractivity, and I am very happy to have had the chance of finally taking this trip on the Copper Canyon train, and showing my man a different Mexico, one a bit off the beaten track. Copper Canyon train, Mexico Tips for a Copper Canyon trip – take bug repellant– sunblock– enough battery for cameras etc for several days in case staying at B&Bs that don’t have electricity– flashlight might come in handy too Literature – B...
Paris for Beginners: Where and What to Eat, See or Do
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Paris for Beginners: Where and What to Eat, See or Do

What is it about the charm Paris has upon even those who have never visited the “City of Light”? The glamour, the history, the exquisite gastronomy and the mixture of different movements of art this city embraces, creates an inner longing to be part of that mystique and bohemian atmosphere, we have only seen in the movies or read in novels. So yes, Paris for beginners is all about materializing that imaginary world! Edith Piaf’s La Vie en Rose, small cafes, palaces, opera, ‘croissant au chocolat’, will all be on the menu. So first of all, Paris is a city for walking, and walking and walking. So pack your comfy shoes (no bulky tennis shoes that scream “I’m a tourist” please), and casual/formal/chic clothes! Let the journey begin from the moment you start arran...