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    How To Make The Most Of Your Travels

    LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST ⇷☓⇸ Looking for something new in life? Well head for the airport and travel to new destinations for your global adventure around the world – you won’t be disappointed! You may have lists for everything already – what to pack, gadgets you need, destinations you want to visit and activities you want to experience.  However, what you may forget to do is to take a step back and actually enjoy your experiences. To actually make the most of your new adventures you will need to be able to relax, chill out and be open minded about the new environments you will suddenly find yourself in.…

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    6 Reasons To Visit Iceland

    MORE THAN THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ⇷☓⇸ Iceland, has become a super popular destination for travellers and holiday makers to visit and for good reason too! With its hordes of docile sheep, volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, craggy mountains, otherworldly landscapes and the majestic Northern lights, there is a strong draw for adventure. It reminds me of New Zealand with its widely diverse nature and terrain, which constantly keeps you on your toes. Be sure to make this top of your bucket list and be prepared to book flights there as soon as you read my top 7: 1. The Gorgeous Westfjords These are part of the large peninsula in northwestern Iceland where…

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    Whats The Best Pre-Paid Travel Card?

    DONT GET LEFT IN THE LURCH ABROAD ⇷☓⇸ When travelling abroad its not always a great idea to have a whole bunch of cash on your or your home bank card, for many reasons such as; theft, additional charges and loss. There are many different cards on the market and they vary from country to country depending on where you live. Since I am from the UK I opted for CaxtonFX which was a great card that I used through South East Asia and Australia. Other types of cards out there are: Bank travel cards, STA Travel cards, Lyk, WeSwap, FairFX, AA Worldwide and the Post Office to name a…

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    How To Climb The Haiku Stairs – Stairway To Heaven

    A GUIDE TO CLIMB THE HAIKU STAIRS ⇷☓⇸ So, you’re in Hawaii, and want to climb the Haiku Stairs? That’s great news! They are found in Oahu and is an incredible 10.4-mile roundtrip trail to the top, with so many different views and nature to keep you entertained for hours. Not only that but once at the top you get to experience the main reason you climbed there – the stairs! Now, for most, a 7 hour around hike to see some stairs isn’t the most appealing idea, but once you see these photos I am pretty sure you will change your mind. The stairs themselves are government property and…

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    The Top 10 Bars In Melbourne

    UNIQUE & QUIRKY DRINKS? ⇷☓⇸ Melbourne is world renowned for its copious amount of cafes, restaurants and bars – and rightly so. Often rivalling Sydney, it doesn’t disappoint with a varying selection of awesome bars to get your night started and keeping you going till the early hours of the morning. Be sure to visit at least one of these places if you ever find yourself in Melbourne! Here are my Top 10: 1. Sister Bella One of my favourite hidden bars in Melbourne, this unique bar is tucked away in plain sight in central CBD next to a graffiti mural of Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajowski. Its here that you…

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    Exploring Pai – Thailands Hippie Central

    A DIFFERENT TASTE OF ASIA ⇷☓⇸ Pai is quite a unique place in Thailand. Nestled away from the hectic cities and nightlifes in the Islands and South, it once reclaimed as a hippies paradise. However in recent years has become more of a hot spot of travellers, descending on it and causing it become touristy. However it has still managed to hold onto its charm and is definitely still worth visiting. Here are my favourite places in Pai: 1. The Drive there Not really one for those who get travel sick easily. After being squished into a mini bus (emphasis on the mini part – think clowns in a mini),…

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    Motorbiking Through Vietnam

    A SHORT STORY OF ADVENTURES ⇷☓⇸ The Intro Straddling the warm wet seat of my motorbike I look around me, taking in the solid sheets of water that are raining down outside and hammering on the tin roof above me. Huddled in the dark, around a small portable TV, two young Vietnamese girls curiously stare at me, the familiar sound of The Simpsons voices fill the air, the screen illuminating their faces in the darkness. I nod and smile to their father who is ushering me further inside the thrown together shack beside the road out of the rain, killing my engine as I do so. Their mother graciously pulls…

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    A WORLD OF WONDER AND SHORT STORIES ⇷☓⇸ For over eleven years I have been writing short stories, novels, poems, quotes and ramblings, ranging every genre you can possibly think of. Back in 2013 I decided that these stories should leave the hidden vault on my laptop and enter the world as a book for every Tom, Dick & Harry to read. With a 5 star rating on Amazon and a 4.40 star on Goodreads, it sets you up for some imaginative writing and stories – and a great companion for travelling or short breaks! Buy it here now:   Blurb: ‘Ever wondered what it’s like to be in someone…