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A Backpacker’s Practical Guide To Affordable London

A Backpacker’s Practical Guide To Affordable London

My Backpacking Adventure, exploring the best of London on a tight budget

Low on budget as I was already visiting Paris, I took the high-speed train to London for a 3 day backpacking expedition. London, being one of the busiest cities in the Europe, was not an easy place to visit while being almost broke. It was a test of my patience to take walking trips to busy places like the Buckingham Palace and museums but at the end of the day, it was well worth it.

December 1, 2017 | By More
Budget Tips for Visiting Basel Switzerland

Budget Tips for Visiting Basel Switzerland

Visiting Basel, Switzerland, on a Budget – Yes It’s Possible!

There are few places in the world as breathtaking as Basel, Switzerland. With captivating scenery, it’s no wonder it has become the third largest Swiss city. Basel, like much of Switzerland, is famous for its cheese, watches, and high-quality chocolate. At least, that’s all I knew about it before deciding to visit.

November 1, 2017 | By More
Spectacular Eastern Europe Road Trip – Transfagarasan Highway Romania

Spectacular Eastern Europe Road Trip – Transfagarasan Highway Romania

Wheeling Through Eastern Europe: Tips on Surviving a Bumpy Road Trip

Since seeing the Transfagarasan Highway in Romania on BBC’s ‘Top Gear’, it’s always been a road that I’ve wanted to drive. Rather fortuitously, my girlfriend at the time was from Romania, so it just made sense to take a trip out there and see what it was all about.

We decided to take in a few sights along the way, you know, get some ‘culture’ in the form of museums, monasteries and touristy hotspots – a castle or two, some beach bars … I was amazed at just how much there was to see

October 11, 2017 | By More
Maine’s Fall Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail

Maine’s Fall Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail

Add some pizazz to your fall Maine road trip by sipping your way up the coast visiting micro-breweries, craft distillers and local vineyards. So come along as we create a Maine Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail.

A drive along the coast of Maine is a treat at any time of year, but come fall when roads are banked with trees crowned in reds and oranges, it is perhaps the best time of all to plan a road trip to leaf peep and sample some of Maine’s acclaimed craft beer, wine, and hard ciders! Maine has an abundance of passionately produced local craft beverages that will have you smiling all the way from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor.

September 20, 2017 | By More
The Berkshires Are So Much More Than Tanglewood

The Berkshires Are So Much More Than Tanglewood

The Berkshires Are Much More than Tanglewood, and fall is the perfect season to go exploring.

We have discovered there is more to Lenox, Massachusetts and The Berkshires than Tanglewood. Don’t get me wrong, Tanglewood is a beautiful place to enjoy music and the outdoors; however, there is so much more to see and do in the Berkshires.

September 6, 2017 | By More
Epic California Road Trip – Coolest Sites LAX to SFO

Epic California Road Trip – Coolest Sites LAX to SFO

7 Cool Spots For Your West Coast Road Trip

California, with its sun-kissed beaches and rich history, has all of the elements to create a trip-of-a-lifetime. It’s no wonder it’s the most populated state in America. The inviting Mediterranean climate that California is well known for, is contrasted by the snowy alpine mountains, temperate rainforests to the north and the arid desert regions in its interior – a perfect state for a road trip

September 4, 2017 | By More
Moms Plan A Quick Getaway to Mohegan Sun – Here’s What Happened

Moms Plan A Quick Getaway to Mohegan Sun – Here’s What Happened

The Tale of the Mom’s Night Out, or how three Moms from Long Island make an exciting escape to Mohegan Sun Resort in Connecticut.

After considering a few options, we realized the perfect choice for our ladies’ getaway was Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Let’s review the facts: a short 3-hour drive from New York (Long Island), lots of great restaurants, live entertainment, gambling for those who want to give it a go, and a beautiful hotel with reasonable rates. What’s not to love about that?

August 18, 2017 | By More
Experience the Historic Charms of the Old Village Near Charleston, SC

Experience the Historic Charms of the Old Village Near Charleston, SC

Explore the Historic Charms of Old Village, a Beloved Waterfront Neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant

Just across the Cooper River along Charleston’s Harbor lies Old Village, Mount Pleasant’s oldest and most historic neighborhood. This lovely waterfront neighborhood has the perfect mix of old, southern charm and modern amenities, making it a highly sought-after area to both live and visit.

June 13, 2017 | By More
48 Hours of Fun in Wellington New Zealand

48 Hours of Fun in Wellington New Zealand

48-Hours of Fun in Wellington, New Zealand – How To See The Best in Two Days

New Zealand’s vibrant capital Wellington, has earned a reputation as the country’s cultural centre, bustling with cafes, restaurants, art spaces and theatres. Nestled between green hills in a stunning harbour setting, Wellington is an unforgettable destination for a weekend getaway

June 8, 2017 | By More
Comparing Las Vegas and Macau, Which Casino Mecca is Right For You?

Comparing Las Vegas and Macau, Which Casino Mecca is Right For You?

Las Vegas and Macau, two sides of the same chip. Let’s compare the two gaming destinations.

Round-the-clock indulgence, opulent suites, five-star restaurants and A-list entertainers are all part of the Las Vegas experience, but for those who want to experience it all, Las Vegas is only the beginning. Turn your attention to Macau – a Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China – which offers a uniquely Asian version of the Las Vegas experience with even more gaming tables, restaurants with a delightful mix of Cantonese and Portuguese cuisine, and historical sites that date back to the 17th century.

April 17, 2017 | By More
Europe’s Most Scenic Drives With Unforgettable Vistas

Europe’s Most Scenic Drives With Unforgettable Vistas

Best Scenic Drives For An Unforgettable Experience In Europe

Forget Route 66 – there are loads of fabulous and picturesque roads to travel on in Europe where you can soak up some of the most beautiful views that this part of the world can offer. The beauty of Europe is that it has some of the most varies and contrasting landscapes than most other continents can only dream of having. From mountainous, snow-capped regions, to beach front roads and field of gold, you can find them all here within easy reach of the UK! Here is our pick of the best scenic drives to experience in Europe, so why not consider renting a car or driving to your European holiday destination to see the journey from an alternative point of view?

March 30, 2017 | By More
Tips To Know Before Taking an RV Road Trip

Tips To Know Before Taking an RV Road Trip

Traveling around the country in a trailer is a desire of many. As a child I always dreamt of being on the road so one day I decided to just take the plunge. There are many sites online where people can discover the best routes for an R.V journey that will quick start their dreams.

After more than 7 years of living, driving and traveling in my RV, I cannot imagine going back to being stationary. I work as a website designer and I do my projects on the go as a freelancer but there are many people I know who even run businesses out of their RVs while traveling.

March 10, 2017 | By More
Melbourne in 24 Hours – Just The Very Best!

Melbourne in 24 Hours – Just The Very Best!

Tips For Spending One Wonderful Day in Melbourne – Just The Very Best.

Melbourne is Australia’s unofficial cultural capital. It’s a foodie haven and a sport lover’s paradise. It’s quite easy to fill a whole week here. But, if you have just a day, here are the attractions that will give you a taste of what Melbourne is all about.

March 9, 2017 | By More
City Hopping in Eastern China – Two Weeks, One Amazing Trip!

City Hopping in Eastern China – Two Weeks, One Amazing Trip!

China Trip Report – What we learned, what we wish we had known, and why we’d go again. Three Cities, Two Weeks, and One Amazing Trip!

After accepting an invitation from friends, my wife and I finally packed our bags this past October and travelled to China. We decided to visit three cities requiring multiple plane rides and a four hour journey by bullet train, that would have us seeing the Cliff-Notes version of China’s east coast. We’d start south in Guangzhou visiting our friends, then fly to Shanghai, and end our journey by taking the train north to Beijing. We saw a little bit of everything, collecting photos and memories all along the way to last a lifetime.

January 13, 2017 | By More
Lake Chapala Through The Ages – Book Review

Lake Chapala Through The Ages – Book Review

Envision Mexican history as a wild tide rushing in from the east, but not only heading west but north and south, too. Then, complicating matters, that tide retreats leaving spots of settlement, then rushes in again, spreading about only to repeat the process dozens of times. How does one logically explain such a country’s history or discern if these tides have even yet settled? Lake Chapala through the ages could have been a wild, sprawling, confusing book to match her nation’s history, but it’s not. Author Tony Burton managed to accomplish a great amount of order in this 500 year historical review.

October 21, 2016 | By More
Western Massachusetts Fall Roadtrip, Full of Hidden Gems

Western Massachusetts Fall Roadtrip, Full of Hidden Gems

Each year thousands of leaf peepers tumble into their cars and head north toward the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to be dazzled by fall foliage displays. Highways become clogged, restaurants are filled to overflowing, hotels are sold out and prices are at their max.

This year we have a smarter suggestion for you, instead of heading north, point your car toward central Massachusetts and discover the beauty of ancestral farms, hillsides awash with fall colors and small towns chock full of farm stands, art, music, history and artisan craft shops. Fall foliage is just as brilliant in this verdant region, but you’ll miss the annoying crowds.

September 16, 2016 | By More
1837 Cobblestone Cottage BnB – Worth Traveling To The Finger Lakes For

1837 Cobblestone Cottage BnB – Worth Traveling To The Finger Lakes For

Sometimes you come across an inn that is so delightful, you feel like you’d like to move right in. That’s exactly the experience we had at the 1837 Cobblestone Cottage Bed and Breakfast in up-state New York. Canaddaigua is both a town and a “finger” lake located just south of Rochester NY, about a five 1/2 hour drive from Boston straight out Rt 90 – the Mass Pike.

August 22, 2016 | By More
Backpacking Through Thailand My Story of Self-Discovery

Backpacking Through Thailand My Story of Self-Discovery

If you asked me why I was planning to travel through Thailand a year ago, I would have spouted off some nonsense about the beauty of the earth, the people, and the spirituality of traveling alone and having a grand adventure. I had ideals and I was certain that I was an open-minded, easy-going individual, and that I would be welcomed into the fold. I thought I was rugged enough to withstand primitive accommodations, and that I could have an experience that I would remember forever. On my trip however, all of my misconceptions about myself went out the window; I had to reshape my own opinion of myself, and I learned a few things.

Let me share them.

May 24, 2016 | By More
New Caledonia Trip Report, A French Paradise in the South Pacific

New Caledonia Trip Report, A French Paradise in the South Pacific

I discovered New Caledonia when searching for a perfect honeymoon destination. It was the closest to the image of a perfect tropical paradise I had in my head. It is also heavily influenced by French culture, including cuisine and architecture, so discovering New Caledonia was like Paris, the city of love, only with heavenly beaches and turquoise seas. I could not have imagined a better combination, so that’s where we spent our honeymoon.

Naturally, I wanted to make sure we made the best of our experience there, and I’m sharing my tips and insights to help you do the same.

May 2, 2016 | By More
The Changing Faces of The Ramblas, Barcelona’s Most Famous Street

The Changing Faces of The Ramblas, Barcelona’s Most Famous Street

The Ramblas: the changing face of Barcelona’s most famous street.

I remember the first time I walked down the Ramblas well. It was February 1998 and Barcelona’s most famous street was full of tourists and locals alike. There were silver-painted human statues, stock still until a coin clattered into their collection boxes, buskers of varying degrees of talent, and card tricksters keeping a keen eye out for the first sign of the law. Whether taking a stroll, people watching, or on their way elsewhere, the street was bustling with activity as people went about their business.

April 21, 2016 | By More