Don’t know what to visit on your first trip to Australia? How about a bucket list?

Tweet Whenever you visit a new country or region, the first challenge you’ll tackle is determining what to see. There are always so many attractions to sift through, places to see, people to meet, new cultures to explore. It’s hard […]

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Does advertising work differently when you travel?

Tweet As some of you might now, my day job is not to travel the world. Don’t frown, I am a PR and Marketing specialist and  writer (I should say author as I have published books out there). So, while […]

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Why I no longer care if people visit Romania for Dracula

Tweet Fair warning: this might be a quite lengthy essay!  When I was younger, I was royally pissed by the fact that most people came to Romania thinking of vampires and associating Vlad Tepes with Count Dracula. Bran Caslte, one […]

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Day Hike: Jepii Mari Trail, Busteni

Tweet I would call myself outdoorsy. A bit daring, I know, but judging by the fact that I did spend three days in a tent, somewhere in the mountains, running around at an airsoft event, I’d say I could make […]

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Cişmigiu Gardens, the Oldest Park in Bucharest

Tweet Cişmigiu Gardens or Cişmigiu Park is the one that’s dearest in the writer in me. It’s the most posh of the Bucharest parks, something that has been carefully put together, with romantic alleys, an artificial lake with a fountain in […]

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Shark Tourism Will Outplay Shark Soup in Revenues

Tweet Good news for sharks and those trying to keep them from getting killed to have their fins turned into soup. A new study shows that shark eco-tourism will be worth a lot more than shark fisheries. If profit is […]

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Istanbul Summer City Break

One of the cities that stands out as a top international travel destination has to be Istanbul in Turkey. As a unique and colourful holiday or short break destination, the city ticks all of the boxes and pushes every button on our bucket list of must visit iconic escapes. Istanbul is the point where civilisations collide and mix into each other. It’s where Europe and Asia fuse into a collage of mystique ambience, and quite simply is like no other place on the planet.

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If you are here to taste the delights of what this city has on offer, then you’ll need to organise yourself so that you don’t miss anything. With so much to see this is going to be difficult, but here are a few tips about what Istanbul can offer a new visitor. Read more…

Quick and Easy Guide to Plan the Perfect Trip to Honolulu – Hipmunk City Love

The gateway to all of Hawaii, Honolulu is the main flight destination in Hawaii. It’s the capital of the islands and is rich in art, culture, history, and sunny beaches. It’s the perfect spot to start exploring Oahu and the surrounding islands. So don your comfortable beachwear, and let’s see what you have to consider to plan your trip.

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Where to Stay and What to Pack?

When it comes to hotels in Honolulu, you are spoilt for choice: convenient and business friendly city center hotels, budget accommodation, or exclusive and private breach front resorts. Pick your hotel based on the type of trip you want, the duration of your stay, and who accompanies you. Once you have your reservation, it’s time to decide what to pack.

Honolulu is hot and humid, so pack for tropical weather. Light clothes, flip-flops, and lots of sunscreen are a must. The city is quite casual, so even on a night out you won’t have to be too formal. Unless you plan to attend black tie events, cool and comfortable should be your mantra. Read more…

5 Places to Really Get Away from it All

Sometimes you just need to escape from your everyday life. Not just to sit in the sun by the pool somewhere, but to really get away from wifi and work emails and posting new pictures of yourself by the pool to prove you really are enjoying your holiday; somewhere where you can forget about the rest of the world and live in the moment.

Here are five ideas for your next real escape.

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Bhutan

A Buddhist country, Bhutan is tiny and remote, nestled in the Himalayas. It has been almost completely cut off from the outside world for centuries. Read more…

3 Must-See Destinations in Croatia

Croatia is gaining in popularity among tourists, and is fast becoming one of the best places to visit in the Mediterranean. With a rich history of invasion giving Croatia incredible architecture and a diverse range of cultural influences, the country draws on Venetian, Roman, Napoleonic, Slavic influences and more. So if you’re wondering about where in Croatia you should go, then take a look at our three ideas.

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Plitvice National Park

As one of the oldest national parks in south-east Europe and the largest in Croatia, Plitvice is a stunning UNESCO world heritage site. As well as gorgeous lakes that change colour and waterfalls, and a wide range of flora and fauna (including bears, wildcats, crabs and many more), the park is fascinating from a geological perspective, too. Head here in spring to beat the crowds, and choose from a range of different walking routes to suit you, whether you fancy a tranquil walk in the forest or want to be amazed by the lakes and waterfalls.    Read more…

A Guide to Hong Kong’s Museums – Hipmunk City Love

There is no better way to discover the history, culture, and art of Hong Kong than through a tour of the city’s museums. Everything you want to discover, from Chinese heritage, to the military, and even to the mysteries of the universe is within easy reach. Once you’ve made yourself at home in one of the many Hong Kong hotels, get ready to start exploring with our comprehensive guide to the city’s museums.

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History and Science Entwined

History and science go hand in hand in Hong Kong. In fact, the Museum of History and the Science Museum are right next to each other. Discover the city’s history from before prehistoric times through its Chinese, British, and Japanese rule, all the way through contemporary times. Next on the list is the Science Museum, especially if you are traveling with kids. This museum is mainly designed to teach children all about science. This interactive collection of 18 galleries displaying 500 exhibits is equally eye-opening for adults, and the physical fitness center is always fun.  Read more…

Luxury Attractions for the UAE Holiday of a Lifetime

Offering a hot climate, delicious cuisine and interesting culture, the United Arab Emirates draws in millions of travellers every single year. Visitors here often hope to experience the views from the Burj Khalif or go shopping in the luxurious Dubai malls, but there are many other luxurious attractions to discover. For many, travelling to the UAE is a once in a lifetime holiday, so it’s important to experience the best that this fascinating region has to offer.

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Dive and Explore

Home to beautiful aqua waters with clear visibility, the UAE is a brilliant Middle Eastern diving location. You will discover multi coloured corals, an array of tropical fish, huge turtles and even sharks. Read more…

Sleep and travel. The ideal proportion is important!

While flying to another destination for business meetings or when on a vacation with your family, you need to be sure that you get enough sleep to stay productive and make the most of the opportunity. If you are flying for a business meeting, you have a hectic schedule and surrounded by stress. So, you need to have a good sleep session, whenever possible.

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Is sleep important to maintain health?

Yes, but there is another advantage attached to it. If you have had a good sleep, you will notice that your performance improves, and you feel a lot better. It increases your daytime alertness. Daytime sleepiness can impair one’s memory and at the same time, one’s ability to think. Read more…