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11 packing tips to pack smarter

0<p>o you’ve gone and booked a trip. Now how do you get things from point A to point B? It’s called packing and here’s a good overview of <b>super packing</b> …

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101 Things To Do Before Your Trip

Updated October 18, 2016<p>I don’t want to stress you out or add to your already huge travel to-do list, but today I’ve compiled 101 things to get done …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Wendy Perrin's Golden Rules of Travel

To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of "The Perrin Report," I've compiled the travel tips that consistently save me and the readers of this magazine the most money, time, and aggravation.<p>To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of <i>The Perrin Report,</i> I've compiled the travel tips that consistently …

On the road with Ayu in the Wild – Authentic Sri Lanka Tours.

While some people, especially innate solo travelers, hate the idea of tours, of having any sort of structure to adhere to, I love them. If it is the …

Sri Lanka

Why Sri Lanka Is Paradise for Travel Photographers

It’s not just because of the beautiful beaches—this multifaceted country has much more on offer than you think.<p>For many years, travelers to Southeast …

Sri Lanka

Giacomo Bruno Beautifully Documents Tea Picking in Sri Lanka

<i>All images by Giacomo Bruno. Used with Creative Commons permission.</i><p>Documenting daily life in plantations is one of the most beautiful projects that …

The Best Wellness Retreats in Sri Lanka

Think breathtaking vistas over mountains or a soothing sunset over the ocean – if you are looking for some rest and relaxation Sri Lanka is the place …

Great Rail Journeys - Where you won't Forget the View (Part 2) - Soul Travel Blog | Responsible Travel Inspiration

Here Are Some of the World’s Most Scenic Train Journeys.<p>It seems that many of us love a train journey with a good view. So much so that when I asked …

Sri Lanka Travel Guides & Tips

Sri Lanka's tourism industry is on the up and up! Tourist arrival numbers have nearly doubled over the past 5 years, and this trend is bound to …

8 Stunning Festivals of Light You Need to Travel to This Winter

Being able to witness a local festival when traveling abroad is one of life's great pleasures - and it’s even better when it’s a festival that truly …

Visiting Orphaned Baby Elephants at the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, Sri Lanka

If it weren’t already completely and utterly obvious, I am obsessed with elephants. If you are also in love with these gentle giants, you need to …

New Opportunities for Travelers in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is seeing a surge in tourism, and tour operators are encouraging visitors to experience some great new opportunities.<p>Tour operator G …

10 offbeat things to do in Sri Lanka

Hiking through a cloud forest and more<p><b>Down some local arrack</b><p>Most places around the world have some form of locally made alcohol, and in Sri Lanka it …

The Most Breathtaking Natural Sights in Sri Lanka

The teardrop island of Sri Lanka is full of natural wonders. From huge rocks in the middle of forests, to herds of wild elephants and rolling hills, …

Top Five Travel Tips: Learn How To Travel Like A Pro #TravelTipsZZZ

I am working with ZzzQuil to share my #TravelTipZzz for travel pros!<p>Summer is here and I bet that you have a vacation planned right around the …

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Need Help Packing? We Got the Best Travel Tips From Glamorous Jet-setters

There are three phases of vacation packing: the excitement of getting lost in travel porn and browsing all the chic accessories you probably won't buy, the frustrating reality of actually stuffing everything you own into a suitcase, and the relief of unpacking it all at your destination. Stephanie …

Travel

8 Holiday Travel Tips That Will Help You Save Money

The holiday season is fast-approaching and if you haven't already booked your flight home, now is definitely the time to do it. When it comes to …

Flight Club: Paula's Barefoot-Hippie West Coast Adventure

Stateside newbie Paula Goldstein only recently moved to the United States, but in those four short months, she's already crossed the country a few …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

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The secret to seeing Venice without getting fleeced

Venice is expensive, there’s no getting away from that. However, there are ways to avoid becoming the latest victim of some of its dearest establishments – like the poor British family that this week felt compelled to write to the mayor after being charged €526 (£463) for lunch near St Mark’s …

How to Belong Anywhere, My Experience With Airbnb

I remember the first time I learned the meaning of the word community. My grade school teacher instructed our class to draw a circle on a piece of paper. Then she told us that our neighborhood was our community, our circle. We each belonged to our own community, while other people belonged to …

Airbnb Is Inc.'s 2014 Company of the Year

Disruptive, brazen, and overall brilliant, the (possibly illegal) home-sharing empire has become the biggest lodging provider on Earth--earning it the title of Inc.'s 2014 Company of the Year.<p>Admit it. When you first heard about people renting rooms in one another's homes over the internet, without …

The Venice that most tourists miss

Despite the daily invasion of tourists that flood Venice, some neighbourhoods retain a down-to-earth village feeling, where there are still butchers and bakers rather than mask and glass shops. In the residential quarter around the Ormesini and Sensa canals at the northern end of Cannaregio you can …

The Best Parts Of Venice That Most Tourists Miss

Al Timon<p>Al Timon has fast established itself as not just the favourite rendezvous for locals of Cannaregio, but a popular hangout for students and young Venetians from all over the city. The setting is perfect, with tables at the edge the Ormesini canal, and the savvy owner, Alessandro Biscontin, …

Italy

Belgian reports Venice to the European Commission for overcharging tourists

The European Commission is currently investigating a complaint by a Belgian that tourists to Venice are forced to pay significantly more for tickets and services than local residents. The example given in the complaint is a family of four, who take a vaporetto waterbus, visit the Doge’s Palace, go …

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How to walk along canals in Venice without feeling like a tourist

The islands of Burano and Murano, famous for lace and glass, are the best bet for a quiet lunch and cappuccino<p>I arrived in Venice believing it would reek of sewage. It didn’t. The walk into the centre went through cobbled alleys packed with loud Americans in sandals and Italian ladies tottering in …

Italy

Venice, Italy: Vacation More as a Traveler & Less Like a Tourist

Recently, I've read a lot about Venice, Italy, and tourism in the town that's played an important role in my life for close to three decades. Many writers, bloggers, journalists speak about what attractions you should avoid, where not to eat or what not to buy when visiting. They seem to paint the …

Italy

Top tips for romantic Venice

Take a water taxi from the airport, but don't bother with a gondola<p>Within minutes of landing at Marco Polo airport we were zipping across the lagoon on a water taxi, with the wind in our hair; 10 minutes later we were on the Grand Canal and slipping beneath the Rialto Bridge before pulling up right …