Most unusual places on earth and how to get there - Uyuni in Bolivia
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Tuesday, 21 May 2024 / Published in Travel 101
From the top of the world to natural depressions in Africa, these are the weirdest and most unusual natural wonders you can visit. While some seek sunny beaches and all-inclusive resorts, others like to live life on the wild side and come face to face with their fears whilst travelling. If the latter gets your
Best e-sims for travelers
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Tuesday, 12 March 2024 / Published in Travel 101
Whether it’s a remote country in East Africa, Europe or the USA, e-SIM cards have become essential for any of my recent travels abroad. Let me give you my best tips on how you can maximize their potential too. Getting a SIM card after arriving in a new country is a routine for frequent travelers.
How to plan the perfect safari trip in Africa
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Wednesday, 13 September 2023 / Published in Travel 101
Destination, budget, type of safari—here, I will tell you how I learned to plan the perfect safari trip in Africa. Going on a safari is a dream for most of us. The idea of witnessing gigantic animals we only know from videos in documentaries in their natural habitat is undeniably a magical experience. I feel
Deutschlandticket getaway - how to get a Deutschlandticket
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Sunday, 26 February 2023 / Published in Travel 101
With European countries making efforts to enhance the affordability of public transportation, in Germany, you can enjoy unlimited travel across the entire country for just 49 euros. Let me explain how. Updated: Summer 2023 The Deutschlandticket has become the hottest train ticket in Germany over the past few months, and it’s no surprise why. For
The logistics of planning the longest train journey in the world
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Monday, 09 January 2023 / Published in Travel 101
With the inauguration of the train route between Kumming and Vientiane, travelling from Portugal to Singapore is now possible – making it the most epic train journey in the world. Some travel news made headlines weeks ago when the world’s longest continuous train journey was made possible with the inauguration of a line in Laos.
How many blank passport pages do you need to travel to each country
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Tuesday, 17 May 2022 / Published in Travel 101
Every country has different regulations on how many blank passport pages you need to travel. Either one, two, three, or more, here is a guide for each country in the world. After traveling over 105 countries with a Colombian passport, I mastered the art of managing passport pages and visas. I come from a country
Packing list for a self-driving camping trip in Namibia
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Sunday, 06 March 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations, Travel 101
Camping equipment, food, and enough water. Do you have a checklist of everything your need for a self-driving camping trip in Namibia?  Camping trips are always a fun experience for adventure lovers and Namibia is the right country to plan one. No matter if you go to the most remote areas of Skeleton Coast National
Types of Signs at the hiking routes in the Alps
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Wednesday, 30 September 2020 / Published in Travel 101
Do you know the different trail signs at the Alps? I recap all the signs and symbols for each country in the Alps and made a guide about it.   Stretching approximately 1,200 kilometers across eight Alpine countries (France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia), the Alps is one of the most impressive
STPC Stopover paid by carrier
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Saturday, 15 February 2020 / Published in Travel 101
Do you have a long layover at an airport? Wait. You might be eligible for a stopover paid by carrier We all know the situation: booking a flight to the other side of the world and the only tickets available are those with long transfers at the airport. It’s frustrating and it makes anyone reconsider
Starry Night How to photograph the milky way Ethiopia
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Thursday, 28 February 2019 / Published in Travel 101
Photographing the dark sky always sounded very complicated. Here I will explain you the camera settings I use, so can photograph the milky way too. For anyone starting with a camera, photographing the milky way sounds like the final test before graduation. Well, once you know the camera settings you need for photographing the milky
Philippines El Nido and Coron
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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 / Published in Travel 101
The Filipino American community is one of the largest Asian American groups in Seattle. It possesses a large history that stretches back to at least 1898, when the archipelago became a US territory and students and workers began to immigrate west. Now completely independent, the Philippines islands are a magnet for tourists of any heritage
How to pack for a train trip around Europe
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Sunday, 15 April 2018 / Published in Travel 101
Feel comfortable, stay fresh and don’t have too much heavy luggage. Here’s how to pack for a train trip across Europe. Packing for a train trip around Europe doesn’t have to be a nightmare. While most people spend hours and hours choosing what to take and what to leave, I simply find it a waste
Interrailing solo is a very popular activity all over Europe
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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 / Published in Travel 101
Interrailing alone in Europe might sound scary and intimidating. Well, I think it’s rather a great chance to get to know you better and explore in a different way Traveling Europe by train is one of the most beautiful, scenic and cultural journeys you can do. Whether you are looking for direct trains between major European
Interrail tips in Europe
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Sunday, 18 March 2018 / Published in Travel 101
Traveling around Europe sounds expensive. Well, with interrail and good planning it doesn’t have to be Interrailing is probably one of the coolest things you can do while young. The freedom of hop in and off in trains while discovering one of the most beautiful regions in the world is an experience I can recommend
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 / Published in Travel 101
by Renae Schrader Have you ever seen one of those viral videos of a young 20-something hop-scotching their way from one tropical beach to the next? It seems like they have so much momentum behind them, so much vigor. And there you sit — in a rut. What do you do? Let me provide you
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Sunday, 12 February 2017 / Published in Travel 101
Author: Yanna Cerez Images: Giphy Are you having a hard time maximizing your luggage space? Efficient and organized packing will help you avoid paying expensive fees for extra weight, and enable you to save space for souvenirs. It’s also good to think about the type of vacation you are going on and how it may affect the
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Sunday, 18 December 2016 / Published in Travel 101
“I make sure to determine how much the daily expenses should be and set my budget around that amount” by: Maricor Bunal When it comes to travel planning, I can’t really deny the fact that I will have to deal with money issues at some point. Even if I had huge amounts of money to
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Thursday, 18 August 2016 / Published in Travel 101
A copy of your passport, an old ID card or a deck of cards. Do you have everything you need for a weekend trip? Weekend trips are the best to get away from your daily job and spend some nice time with your partner, friends or by yourself. From getaways around Europe with budget airlines
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Sunday, 07 August 2016 / Published in Travel 101
     when  I was in Rio, I stupidly didn’t bring my map because ‘’it was all in my head’’ and ended up in a rather dangerous part of the town. I was stopped by a licensed taxi driver and told to turn around, he luckily gave me a free lift back to my hostel
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Sunday, 29 May 2016 / Published in Travel 101
Before your travels Check the visa requirements for your country in the countries you are traveling to. Start your travels in big cities. Check if an AirAsia ASEAN Pass fits your travels (This allows you to take 10/20 flights for 160/290 USD  within 30/60 days). South East Asia on a Shoestring from Lonely Planet is
Tips for backpacking in Europe
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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 / Published in Travel 101
Backpacking around Europe is an adventure and with these very useful tips, I just want to make your experience more memorable No matter how old I get, I love backpacking Europe. There is a special charm every time I get on a train or explore a different city. And although my travel habits might have
Interrail Pass in Norway
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 / Published in Travel 101
Want to travel Europe on a budget but with maximum flexibility? Interrail might be the answer and we have a guide for you The best way to travel through Europe with maximum flexibility is Interrail or Eurail without a a doubt. While many people choose flights and weekend trips to explore Europe, I see Interrail as the
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Saturday, 30 January 2016 / Published in Travel 101
by Sabrina Andrea Sachs So, you are finally ready to set off, embark on that train/plane/bus/boat/bicycle or feet that will take you away for a year or more and you are facing the tricky question of “What the heck shall I pack?” Packing for a weekend away or a short holiday can be difficult; packing
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Monday, 11 January 2016 / Published in Travel 101
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Saturday, 31 October 2015 / Published in Travel 101
Traveling solo should not be scary and meeting people should be easy. These are five ways to meet people when traveling alone in a different country I love traveling alone. It gives me the flexibility I always want and at the same time is an opportunity for self reflection and learning. On a long term,
Best tips for travelers starting a solo adventure
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Saturday, 31 October 2015 / Published in Travel 101
Traveling solo for first time can sound scary. However, it will teach you to be more yourself, learn from your mistakes and become more independent. It was my first trip alone. I just bought a one way ticket from Frankfurt to Hanoi for my Summer holidays, and I didn’t know what to expect in this
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Saturday, 31 October 2015 / Published in Travel 101
Couchsufing is a great idea and a wonderful way to meet travelers, locals and at the same time save some cash. In other words: Couchsurfing is the full package. For those who doesn´t know what Couchsurfing is: Couchsurfing is an internet platform where travelers and non travelers can create a profile (more or less like
Power plugs around the world
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Saturday, 31 October 2015 / Published in Travel 101
Which power plugs do you need around the world when traveling? There is nothing more annoying than forgetting an adapter for your power plugs or absolutely forget about which kind of sockets type some country has. We prepare several maps for you, so you can be ready charged for your next adventure. These are the
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 / Published in Travel 101
In October 2014 I booked over 15 different flights to different destinations all around Asia and paid less than 120USD. Some friends asked me how I managed to find tickets at such a price and to be honest: it was 70% strategy and 30% luck, but with some of these tips you can find your
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 / Published in Travel 101
There is always a calm before the storm and if we are talking about backpacking, you should never relax and think you know you already packed everything. You should always recheck what you did and make lists of what you need, what you are taking and what you should take. Here is a list of
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 / Published in Travel 101
Saving money for your travels its different than saving for products or benefits. Saving money for traveling is saving money for living. Somentimes can be difficult and could take months or years, specially if you are an student like me. This year I saved over 10.000 USD for my dream trip and I will tell you