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How to Visit the Melbourne Beach Boxes

I have been to Melbourne many times over the years, but I had never been down to Brighton to see the iconic beach boxes. I had a couple of hours to …

Australia

7 Reasons to Travel While You're Still Young | Where Next?

I do believe that not everyone is fortunate enough to travel from a very tender age. However, bringing a change in every individual’s fate solely …

5 Top Favourite Places to Visit this Winter!

<b>Photo at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab</b><p>5 Top places to visit this winter! Well, this is based on my recent Travels rather than all time favourites. I would …

The Best Places in the World to See Cherry Blossoms

After a long, gray winter it seems like everyone is ready for spring. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the world awakes with blooms of …

8 Reasons Birkenstocks are the Best Shoes for Travelling

A lifetime of travel has taught me a few important life lessons. One of the most critical is that comfort on the road is no small deal. Finding the …

Bistros

14 FREE things to see/do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is pretty Expensive city . As Angelenos we may be living in a celebrity driven town, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love Free …

Los Angeles

Day Pack Essentials: Don't hit the Trail Without these items

Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities. I spend as many weekends as I can on the trails. It is easy to carry way to much stuff with you. I …

Camping

Egypt, and Scaling the Great Pyramids of Giza

<b>“Covered in dust and sweat my heart was pounding as I ambled excitedly up the pyramid. I looked down contemplated the painful calamity if I slipped.</b> …

Quirky Places to Visit in Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh

Icy peaks and lofty mountains make for a breathtaking backdrop to the home of Dalai Lama in winters. The gorgeous Dhauladhar range cradles the …

How to Travel the World with Carry-On Luggage Only

Take a look around your house real quick. Seriously, go look. Look at all your stuff. It’s okay, I’ll wait.<p>How does all your STUFF make you feel? …

Hong Kong Itinerary to Local Experiences Top Attractions

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Hong Kong

Singapore Airlines vs Scoot Airlines

Singapore Airlines operates passenger services to more than 60 cities in over 30 countries around the world and passengers can connect to over 30</b> …

Great Ocean Road Day Trip - Is It Worth the Time and Money?

Stretches of rugged, untouched coastlines are stereotypical of much of Australia’s perimeter but there is one iconic area that stands out among every …

Wandering the Streets of Muscat Oman: A Photo Essay

A city of traditional architecture and friendly people, Muscat Oman was one of many highlights of our travels around the world. It’s a city to …

Chateau Haut Koenigsbourg

Chateau Haut Koenigsbourg sits up on its mountains at an altitude of 800 meters like a King overlooking his kingdom. What a kingdom he had to gaze …

France

6 Things You Can Surely Relate To If You Were Raised Under Communism

Growing up in communist Romania had its own advantages. I could tell you all kinds of dreadful stories about those times and they would all be true, …

Battambang Bamboo Railway - A Video Journey

<b>Battambang Bamboo Railway</b><p>Battambang, a delightful town in Northwestern Cambodia, has an interesting claim to fame. It has the last remaining active …

How Safe is it for Women to Travel to Doha, Qatar?

<i>Long skirts are about to become your best friend. Snapped at the Richard Serras sculpture in the Qatari desert.</i><p>Visiting Doha as a woman can seem …

High Heels

Romania: Is it on Your Bucket List Too?

A Bucket-list Destination In the Company of Women<p>By Max Hartshorne<br>GoNOMAD Editor<p>Some places live more in old legends than in modern day travel …

8 Instagram-worthy Cafes You Need to Check Out in Kuala Lumpur

The design of Botanica Deli leans towards a more Scandanavian style with it’s use of light wood, a soft colour palette, greenery and a splash of hot …

Must-Visit Locations for Tea in Asia

Located in one of Seoul’s last untouched neighborhoods, <b>Tteuran teahouse is the perfect place to relax and indulge in Korean tea culture.</b> The owner is …

What to Pack for Southeast Asia - Gina Bear's Blog

Do you overpack? Is there any way out of the terrible mess? From someone that used to bring a huge suitcase full of stuff, I decided it was time to …

The World’s Most Romantic Destinations

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to recap a few of my favorite romantic destinations. Some I’ve actually been to with a …

Where To Stay In Seoul, Korea | Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun

<b>Where To Stay In Seoul, Korea | Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun:</b> South Korea is a modern country which infuses the old and the new. The capital Seoul is a …

The Best Western Premier, Tides Hotel Orange Beach

Is a vacation to Alabama’s 32 miles of pristine beaches on your calendar?<p>If so, I have found a hot, new property in Orange Beach that you need to …

Gulf Coast

British Airways Business Class review

Hi Frugalistas! If you’ve been following me on Facebook and Instagram you’ll know that I’ve recently been to Portugal. But more of that later. I’m …

British Airways