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Packing for a round-the-world trip

It's time to go! You're just days away from your one/two/four year round-the-world trip. Hell, why even set dates? You may never come back. Screw reality, accountability and personal hygiene! You're free!<p>Equally, if you haven't planned suitably, you may be back in two weeks due to illness, mishap, …

Island-hopping down Central America’s Caribbean coast

You don't always need suitcases full of cash to enjoy the Caribbean Sea – cradled in its western corner lie a number of idyllic island groups that are surprisingly easy on the pocket. Here's our guide to navigating this captivating region sure to bring out the adventurer in you.<p><b>San Blas Islands,</b> …

What to Pack: Spain

Flamenco, sunshine, sangria, and siestas. There are few better places to soak them all up than Spain. We’re currently on the market for a trip to …

The other side of St-Tropez

It’s easily one of the most recognisable names on the French Riviera. St-Tropez: the name alone conjures up images of champagne-fuelled yacht parties and star-studded beaches. And who can forget the sultry TV commercials from Bain de Soleil in the 1980s promising a 'St-Tropez Tan'?<p>In truth, the …

The Quieter Side of Ibiza

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The Spanish do it. The French, the Brits, and the Italians are all doing it. But Americans? We haven’t yet joined the ranks of Ibiza lovers.<p>Last month, I gave in to a nagging feeling that I was missing something and packed up my family for a week of sun and sea on Spain’s …

"To Travel Is to Take a Journey Into Yourself" -- Danny Kaye

As I write this I have completed my first day on a bike trip across the world relying entirely on the kindness of strangers. I have no money, no place to stay and no food. I also have no way to cross two oceans. All I have is my trusty bike and a firm belief in the generosity of the human spirit.<p>My …

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59 national drinks from 59 awesome countries

Singani is produced from white muscatel grapes grown at elevations of 5,250 feet or higher. Rather than age, the quality of the product is determined …

The Secret Life of Cappadocia: Underground in the Turkish Rock Formations

In the center of Turkey, a sprawling 35,000 square-mile jungle of natural rock formations has served as a hideout for hundreds of years of …

Riviera Maya in a Weekend, Part 2

When visiting the Riviera Maya you will be overwhelmed by the selection of places to go and things to see. From snorkeling with whale sharks, to swimming in the natural occurring cenotes, to visiting the jungles, here are a few of my not to miss activities.<p>When visiting the Riviera Maya you will be …

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Are tech-free vacations worth it?

Although at-your-fingertip devices make travelling hassle-free, there are major perks to unplugging on your next getaway.<p>At-your-fingertip maps, online booking services and apps to check flight delays have made the nuts and bolts of travelling easier than ever. Yet the same devices that connect us …

Five curious facts about Croatia

Nestled near Italy on the Adriatic Sea, the tiny country has been an unsung source of innovation, libation and historical intrigue for centuries.<p>Nestled near Italy on the Adriatic Sea, the tiny country has been an unsung source of innovation, libation and historical intrigue for centuries.<p><b>Fashion</b> …

Having a Happy Birthday on the Road — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>In more than five years away from home, I recall getting vaguely homesick just three …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Underwater River Is A Scuba Diver's Dream -- Cenote Angelita, Mexico

Next time you're in Mexico, skip the tequila and visit Cenote Angelita (Little Angel) on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Scuba dive along one of the most amazing natural formations, an underwater river!<p>The natural formation occurs when hydrogen sulfate mixes with saltwater causing it to be much heavier …

Brazil in three fruits

I stepped out of the Luis Carlos Magalhães airport, sleepless and disoriented, into what I imagined as my new life, and flopped down on the pile of …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

Latin America's Biggest Airline Is Under Attack from Argentina's Government

Latin America’s largest passenger airline is struggling to weather what one analyst called a “perfect storm” of bad news.<p>The latest setback is part …

8 Books That Will Make You Want To Travel To India

Whatever your impressions about India, reading about the country before you travel there can help de-mystify the experience and prepare you for what you're about to see.<p>Here are 8 awesome books that will make you want to travel to India—or help prepare you for your journey.

The 22 Most Cliched Tourist Photos Ever

The Spokesman

<b>FULL OF TICKING</b> clocks, bookstands and spinning stools, James's four-room Queenslander in Toowoomba, 100km west of Brisbane, is an ode to simple …

"Haters are going to hate. Painters are going to paint. I didn't mean to offend anyone." - artist Adrian Doyle, after using 150 litres of a single colour of paint to cover all the existing graffiti in Rutledge Lane, off Hosier Lane, Melbourne. Full story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-26/melbourne-graffiti-lane-temporarily-turns-a-different-shade-of-/4912174 (Photo: Adrian Doyle)