Travel Hacks For The Health Conscious

Travelling is the escapade of a lifetime. We all know it’s an amazing experience, or at least that is what we are led to believe. With non-stop sightseeing and partying on the agenda, it can’t be too bad. Globetrotting isn’t all rainbows and picnics though, as being away from home can skew your perspective. Instead of keeping fit and healthy, there will be a temptation to indulge and forget about your well-being. Health conscious explorers want to avoid this at all costs, but it isn’t straightforward. Here are four travel hacks to help you stay healthy on the road. Bon voyage and good luck! read more

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5 Destinations that are Like Nowhere Else on Earth

Wherever we travel, it’s always, always possible to get “under the skin” of the destination and discover all of its beauties and curiosities. But it’s also true that if you’ve seen a few European squares, then you’ve seen them all. They’re still enjoyable to visit, but they’re unlikely to continually inspire and surprise (unless you’re easily inspired and surprised, that is). Some destinations don’t have this problem. These places are so unique, so inspiring, that whether it’s your first or fifth time visiting, you’re going to have the “well, this is special” feeling. read more

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Europe’s Idyllic Islands

Though there are more than enough things to do on Europe’s mainland to keep you enthralled for a lifetime, don’t overlook the islands which are dotted around the continent. While many of the ones that we are about to talk about are established and popular tourist spots, there are one or two which you may just be reading about for the first time. And thanks to the abundance of very affordable flights in Europe, visiting these islands is well within reach of people on all budgets. So, let’s take a tour of some idyllic islands to inspire your wanderlust. read more

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The Art Of Packing For Every Eventuality

If you’re about to hotfoot out of the country and embark on your latest vacation, you might be wondering what to pack. It doesn’t matter whether you’re heading to sunnier climes or whether you’re venturing into a country in the midst of a monsoon season, you need to try and pack for every eventuality. This is easier said than done. You don’t want to be the woman who envisaged nothing but trekking through a jungle for a fortnight only to find yourself in a swanky restaurant wearing your hiking boots and some waterproofs. Packing is an art form; here’s how to master it. read more

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Canada City Breaks To Consider

Although it is one of the largest countries in the world, and is directly to the north of the US, Canada is a country that somehow still manages to fly under the radar. Canada just isn’t a place that many people talk about as a travel destination, and that’s a shame; Canada has a huge amount to offer tourists who decide to give it a try. read more

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3 European Cities You Just Have To Visit

If you are a keen traveller, you have to be sure to visit every continent at least once. When it comes to Europe, there are many kinds of experience you can have. One which is particularly popular, and an easy way to travel, is to take a tour of some of the continent’s major cities. Many of these cities are extremely beauty and often a lot of fun as well, and it is bound to be the kind of trip you will never forget. But which cities in particular are likely to be at the top of your list? In this post, we are going to look at a few European cities which you absolutely must visit at some point in your life. read more

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Rediscovering Porto’s Many Charms: Porto’s Downtown Part I

Since moving back to Porto (my hometown) a couple of year ago I couldn’t help but notice how much it had changed. The city looks refreshed, full of atmosphere and buzzing with tourists most of the year. It is indeed a great city to live in and the perfect city break/holiday destination (you definitely need to include it in your travel bucket list if you haven’t already). read more

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São João Festival – Porto, Portugal

São João’s festival takes place every year on the night of 23 June and is one of the biggest events in Porto’s cultural calendar. This festival has been rooted in Porto’s traditions since the 19th century. Its roots are in an ancient pagan courtship ritual, granting it the nickname of the festival of lovers. True to its origins, it retains various courtship rituals today, including the practice of hitting each other with a plastic or inflatable hammer or a garland of garlic flowers! read more

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