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Sunset Pier, Ban Ao Nam Mao, Krabi Province, Thailand.

My travel buddy wanted desperately to visit Ao Nang and Railay Beach - but our driver had taken his sweet time in delivering us from our hotel in Koh …

Trying to Escape the Long Shadow of Chuck Norris in Croatia

It’s the eve of Croatia’s entry into the European Union, and we’re here for a drive along the Dalmatian coast, maybe a little island hopping in the …

Official travel guide to Estonia

Facts about Estonia

Estonia connects the dots between Scandinavia, Central Europe and what lies to the east<p>Hop over!<p>You can fly, sail, ride or drive to Estonia from …

South Italy's top 10 budget beach hotels

Although destinations such as Capri and the Amalfi coast have long been on the tourist map, other stretches of southern Italian coastline still have …

Dagmara Dominczyk’s Perfect Polish Road Trip

Last summer, my family and I flew to Poland. Usually our time there is allocated to visiting relatives and feasting on fried pork cutlets and sweet …

Discover Denmark - exciting city breaks and stunning nature

Top 10 winter destinations in Europe

Winter comes in many guises in Europe – in the polar north there’s serious snow and sunless weeks, while you’ll find lingering sunshine in the mild Mediterranean, and cosy cafe culture and Christmas spirit in the centre.<p>It's an inspiring time to visit grand metropolises and charming villages: with …

European Travel

A Trip to the Faroe Islands

In the North Atlantic, halfway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are home to more than 50,000 people. The rugged, treeless archipelago is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and has been inhabited by humans (and sheep) since the early 8th century. The local economy relies heavily on fishing …

What to Expect When Traveling to Scandinavia in January

If you enjoy winter sports but are on a tight budget, come to the Scandinavian countries in January. The holidays are over and things start to calm …

Iceland

Hitting headlines, topping bucket lists, wooing nature lovers and dazzling increasing numbers of visitors – there seems no end to the talents of this breathtaking northern destination.

Loneliness

6 Reasons to Visit Croatia This Summer

Croatia has never had trouble drawing a crowd. The Roman emperor Diocletian was so captivated with the city of Split that he built his personal …

Voices of Stockholm, Sweden

Spread across 14 unique islands, Sweden’s photogenic capital is a creative and innovative centre with a thriving music scene and trendy cafe culture.

Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

The Unschool Adventures Guide to Online Travel Fundraising • Blake Boles dot com

My new e-book, The Unschool Adventures Guide to Online Travel Fundraising, is now live!<p>Here’s a bit about the guide:<p>Do you dream of exploring India, …

Tallinn’s cultural renaissance, step by step

Beyond the ancient town walls, follow the Kultuurikilomeeter through the picturesque Kalamaja neighbourhood to find Soviet-era monoliths, unconventional museums and stylish eateries.<p>If you know anything about the Estonian capital Tallinn, it is likely to be the chocolate-box appeal of its medieval …

An adventurer’s paradise in Montenegro

With shape-shifting scenery reminiscent of an eerie moonscape, the rugged Durmitor range offers white water rafting, white-knuckle jeep safaris and sterling skiing without the crowds.<p>Sveti Stefan, Budva, the Bay of Kotor… Montenegro’s dazzling Adriatic coastline has long been a byword for glitz, …

Choose your own adventure in Turkey

Whether you are a weary beach bum or the ultimate culture connoisseur, out to splash the cash or in search of cheaper options, this diverse country has plenty of holiday potential.<p>More than 30 million tourists visited Turkey in 2012, cementing the nation's reputation as one of the world's top …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

Exploring Germany’s northernmost island

Tiny Sylt presents a different side to Germany, driven by laid-back attitudes and old fashioned traditions that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.<p>Unlike most German clichés of traditional lederhosen, loud football fans and great beer, Germany’s northernmost island of Sylt presents a …

Splurge vs. Save: Oslo

Oslo, Norway’s capital, tops a lot of lists. Unfortunately for budget travelers, these lists usually round up the world’s priciest cities. But …