Ashley Rosa

8 Great Gadgets For The Modern Traveller

8 Great Gadgets For The Modern Traveller

A few years ago it would have been unusual to see a backpacker with a mobile phone, nowadays the iPhone vies for space with the laptop and the gadgets carried by tech savvy travellers would have amazed the old guard. Many hostels have free wifi as well as plenty of …

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Is Montenegro The New Monte Carlo?

Is Montenegro The New Monte Carlo?

I thought about this before travelling to the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro, I had spent a lot of time on the French Riviera and wondered where they got the idea of Montenegro being the new Monte Carlo from. The line comes from the foreign minister referring to the potential …

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Top Tips For Booking a Hostel

Top Tips For Booking a Hostel

Things you should know when booking a hostel ( an insiders view) Fact: Hostels are becoming more and more popular especially with the recession keeping an unhealthy watch over your budget. Obviously in these budget conscious days everyone is watching their pennies. This has had an interesting effect on who …

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6 Hotspots of Turkish Delight

When the rain is falling in Western Europe and the drizzle is backed up the Thames River I think of Turkey; iridescent blue waters, ancient ruins, endless summer nights and plenty of cold beer. Hold on tight for a quick run down of my 6 favourite places in Turkey. 1 …

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Recession and the Older Travel Generation

Recession and the Older Travel Generation

6 helpful ways for the ‘elder’ travel generation to seize the opportunities to re-explore their travelling ways One aspect of the credit crunch and the financial crises that have exploded around the world is the increased availability of free time to a huge swathe of educated workers either made redundant …

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Stuck In The Mud In North Queensland

Stuck In The Mud In North Queensland

Softly-spoken and unrehearsed, Linc is an anomaly amongst Australian tour guides. Far from the Aussie larrikin, he shares his Aboriginal knowledge with reverence, a respect which seems befitting of our surroundings and his attitude toward them. After all, we are on Kuku Yalanji Land, where his people have lived for …

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A Month In Tallinn, Estonia

A Month In Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia – land of the tall, blond men, or so it seemed. Estonia is the northernmost of the three Baltic countries, interestingly, it’s also the most expensive. I found some prices comparative to London, which seems odd, considering the vast difference in the worth of the ‘krona’ versus the pound. …

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Discovering the Ancient Ruins of Tikal, Guatamala

Discovering the Ancient Ruins of Tikal, Guatamala

It’s a jungle out there! For the adventurous traveller nothing is more exciting than hacking through the jungle in the early morning mist to discover a lost empire with towering pyramids and ancient city streets. Like Indiana Jones you swashbuckle your way through crocodile infested swamps, past crazed howler monkeys …

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Wimbledon – More Than Just A Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon - More Than Just A Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon is more than a bad film starring Kirsten Dunst and it’s more than just a two week Grand Slam tennis tournament. There are three essential parts to this lush little corner of London: the tennis club, the village and the common. It’s a charming little triumvirate which gives visitors …

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