Travel

Exploring Lithuania, an Eastern European Delight

The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius. The first time I went to Lithuania, I got an over-night train from Poland, I needed to renew my Polish visa and it was a fast and cheap option to head to Vilnius to do it. I’ll never forget that visa; I was trying …

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7 Tips For The Best Road Trip Ever

7 Tips For The Best Road Trip Ever

Road trip! An iconic metaphor for an extended bit of travel and fun with friends that involves wild adventures, lots of drinking and endless pursuit of the opposite sex. Movies and folklore abound with the stories of the great road trip from Easy Rider to Thelma and Louise, Bonny and …

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An Adventure Traversing Lithuania

It was my second trip to Lithuania and I saw a lot more of the country, certainly way more than I had planned. One of Klaipeda’s most recognisable symbols – Meridianas I was bound for Estonia from Poland, so I caught a bus in Vilnius, Lithuania to get there. Even …

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Discover Suba Diving In Thailand

A few points about learning to scuba dive in Thailand If not the cheapest place in the world to earn your certification for scuba diving (Utilla holds that privilege I believe) it can be the most relaxed and rewarding one around. Our author, Peter Smith diving a wreck in Phuket, …

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8 Essential How-to Tips on Train Travel in Europe

8 Essential How-to Tips on Train Travel in Europe

A Quick Guide to Train Travel in Europe OK, summers just around the corner and your backpack is making noises in your closet. You don’t really feel like travelling on a crowded coach, flying Ryanair gives you the sX#ts and hitch hiking these days is a little dodgy. So it …

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Bolivia’s Salt Plains: A Guide To A Natural Wonder

Salvador Dali’s Pinball Parlour The best way to get a grasp of the remote beauty of Bolivars Salt Plains and multi coloured Laguna’s is definitely by 4wd, and a 3 day tour from San Pedro in Chile to Uyuni in Bolivia is all you need. Our chariot takes across the …

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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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