New York in a Day

New York. Two words synonymous with high fashion, high rise office buildings, great food and even greater shows.

New York has such a diverse range of activities to offer that it’s actually impossible to see everything in a single day. Having said that, there’s nothing to say that you can’t give the city a run for its money.

I took a quick dash through the city with a couple of friends a few weekends ago and thought I’d share the fantastic experiences we managed to fit into one day for inspiration. Do let me know if you have

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Lagas Aegean Village – Kos Island

Lagas Aegean Village Sign

Image by Lagas Aegean Village Hotel

Having joined the ‘real’ world of full-time work some time ago now, I do get to travel quite regularly on business. However, I discovered relatively early on that travelling for business and travelling for pleasure can be two very different things.

Two weeks ago, however, I felt that it was high time for mom and I to get together again for a well deserved vacation. 3…2…1…and relaaaaaxxxx.

Relax In Luxury On The Cheap – 5 Top Tips

Vacations can be expensive business. Even the budget packages these days are looking less budget by the year and whilst a £100 vacation was starting to look pretty standard 10 years ago, nowadays you feel lucky finding anything close to luxurious below £300, especially when you’re coming up to high season!

Having said that though, it is still possible to find and enjoy a good deal or two for more luxurious vacation destinations. You just have to know where to look, what to look out for and how to set your priorities right.

In order to help

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5 Skills Every Traveller Should Learn

Travellers come in all shapes and forms.

There are the weekend escape artists, the world-touring nomads, the restless vagabonds, the luxury high flyers, the daring adrenaline junkies… the list goes on and on.

No two travellers are alike, no two adventures provide the same experience and that’s what makes each and every traveller’s tale so very unique and interesting.

However, travelling safely and effectively is an art, and it’s an art that should be learned, as successfully navigating a city, county, country or planet becomes

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Finding and Staying at a Seoul Goshiwon

Ace Residence Seoul

Image Source unknown. Ace Residence Sinchon (aka. my old home!)

If you’re looking for a cheap and affordable place to stay in Seoul, be it for one night or one year, goshiwons make a great budget option!

Goshiwons are places offering small rooms, usually located in the more studenty areas of town like Shinchon, Hongdae, Ehwa, Seoul National Station etc.

A goshiwon will usually offer renters a small room with a desk, chair and cupboard for about 15,000-25,000 won/night (short-term) or 300-600,000 won/month (long-term).

Almost all of them will also offer free rice and kimchi for you to eat (and instant noodles

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How Language Aids Global Citizenship

Image by SaraSmo / CC BY-SA 2.0

Image by SaraSmo / CC BY-SA 2.0

Not too long ago the world, to many, seemed a very large place. If you were living in Europe, it was almost unheard of to travel across to Australia and likewise, if you were living in Asia, it was quite unlikely that you’d end up in America.

However, with the invention of passenger airplanes, the increasing network of long-distance train and bus travel and the growing wealth of much of the first world population, it has now become easier than ever to cross the boundaries from one country to another and experience sights, sounds, smells

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Saving For Travel? It Starts With A Question

Image by Sophia Louise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Image by Sophia Louise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Travel. With only one word a whole world of opportunity arises…

Swim with piglets in the Bahamas, explore the ancient temple of Beng Melea in Cambodia, wine and dine in beautiful Paris, relax on the beach in Hawaii. So many options, so little time!

Money. This is one word that makes so many give up on their dreams of travel…

But it shouldn’t be that way.

Travel is something that, like people, comes in many different forms. You can pass through your own city, county or country on the cheap and discover

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13 Fantastic Places For An Epic Animal Adventure

Image by Matt Reinbold / CC BY-SA 2.0

Image by Matt Reinbold / CC BY-SA 2.0

The world is full of brilliant animals spanning the entire planet. Big ones, small ones, round ones, bold ones, dangerous ones, cute ones and everything in between.

They parade in their beautiful colours, impress with their hunting prowess and allow for hours and hours of fascinating observation by displaying their intriguing rituals with wonderful bravado. It’s no small wonder then that eco-friendly wildlife tourism is such a big hit these days.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to dive into the ocean, improve on your feathered

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Thinking about a Solo Vacation? Here are some ideas!

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Image by ioravanit / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Travelling solo can be an amazing experience. It not only gives you the opportunity to do what you want, when you want to, but it’s also a great way to break out of old routines for a while and go out and do something worthwhile.

Personally, I’ve been on three “real” solo vacations so far and a number of mini solo day excursions. Each adventure brought a beautiful new experience with it and if you’re thinking about taking a solo vacation and haven’t yet done so, I would definitely recommend it!

That said, if

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Travelling to Seoul on a Budget – 7 Top Tips!

Korean Sushi

Image by Nayoung Kang

It’s kind of unusual for me to be back and not living here, but I’ve noticed the experience is already pretty different. I have to budget, I don’t have time to let things happen later and living out of a suitcase isn’t quite as handy as having everything you need with you when you need it!

However, as an ex-Seoulite and self proclaimed pro-budgeter I know a thing or two about living well (but cheaply) in the capital of the ‘Land of the Morning Calm’, so here are some handy tips if you want to travel to and stay

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