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How to make the most of your time travelling to learn a language

While it is not impossible to learn a language from home, the best and easiest way is to learn a language while travelling. If you have the opportunity to go to the country of the language you want to speak, whether you are there for a few weeks or a few years, you can definitely improve your language abilities vastly, particularly your speaking abilities. After all, you are in a place full of people who possess the skill you want!

Here’s how to make sure you learn a language while travelling, get past the language barrier and make the most of your time abroad.

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Scuba Diving Whilst Pregnant – Is It Safe?

Whether you are already pregnant, or you are thinking of starting a family and are wondering whether or not that scuba diving trip next year is such a good idea, it’s incredibly important to understand the medical implications of scuba diving whilst pregnant. For those of you who have plenty of dive experience, we know it’s a difficult thing to have to forego, so read on to find out if it will still be safe for you to take the plunge while pregnant.

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Dear Girls, Take That Pending Trip With Your Girlfriends

A few days ago, I was reading a travel magazine, where I came across an article which said ‘Trip with girlfriends is in trend these days.’ Now if this is a trend then I would urge everyone to follow it! Honestly, I don’t know about trends, but a trip with your girlfriends shall turn out to be the best decision, that I can vouch for. At least my experience has been the best one and I totally wish many more to happen!

Trust me when I say, going on a vacation with girlfriends is so much more than just simply having fun, they offer huge benefits. And it’s not just me but also medical science says that a trip with your girlfriends has humungous health benefits!

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Seven days in Split, Croatia.

I feel as though this is the sort of post that I could write forever, as I’ve got so much to say. Let me start by saying that if you haven’t been to Croatia, you’ll be booking your flights by the end of this blog. It’s absolutely stunning and it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen completely head over heels in love with it. So grab a cuppa, pull up a chair and be prepared to fall in love with Split…

I always thought Croatia was a cooler country, much like Russia or Iceland (don’t ask me why!) but I was SO wrong. If you want a destination that you can visit historical monuments rich in culture, sights that take your breath away from every angle or simply to catch some rays on many of their idyllic beaches – Croatia really does have it all.

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What Is The Best Theft-Proof Backpack For Travellers?

Anti-theft backpacks are built and designed to keep your stuff safe and out of the hands of would-be criminals. Built using slash-proof materials, reinforced lockable zips and RFID blocking pockets, anti-theft backpacks give peace of mind to travellers and commuters alike. 

There are plenty of anti-theft bags available but a few stand out companies control the market and for good reason; they produce the toughest, safest and most secure packs you can find. 

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The Biggest Travel Myths about South America

Were you greeted with concerned looks when you discussed travelling to South America? Perhaps some of these misconceptions have crossed your mind? This article debunks the biggest myths about travelling to South America.

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Tops Things To Do in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina. Renowned for fútbol, late nights, and tango, Buenos Aires is the meeting point of European and Latin American cultures. It’s a massive coastal city spreading over 80 square miles (207 km). A collection of “barrios,” or neighborhoods, make up the city. Each boasts its own unique personality and beckons to be explored. With so much to do and so many neighborhoods to get lost in, where does one start? We’ve compiled a list of our most memorable Buenos Aires experiences.

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WHY SOLO TRAVEL IS AWESOME AND WHY EVERYONE SHOULD TRY IT

I love to travel the world and I typically prefer to travel solo.  A lot of people think I’m crazy for traveling solo, especially as a female, and a lot of people who aren’t familiar with backpacking and solo travel think I’m literally alone for the duration of my trip.  But this couldn’t be further from the truth- just because I choose to travel solo does not mean that I’m alone all the time.

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Best Adventure Vacations for Couples

The best vacations for couples are the ones that break you out of your comfort zone, shake up your normal routine, and allow you to share the experience with the one you love. Certain trips seem to effortlessly exude adventure and romance; perhaps it is a whimsical waterfall, a night sleeping under the stars, a heart-pumping hike in the highlands, or an adrenaline filled bungee jump (for all you crazies out there). Whether you’re looking for an adventurous honeymoon, an anniversary trip, or a romantic getaway, these are the best adventure vacations for couples.

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How to avoid getting sick in Southeast Asia

First-time travelers’ concerns about traveling Southeast Asia will be eating spicy food, staying with many different people in the dorms, getting mugged, motorbike accidents, or getting sick. But the most common problem for first-time travelers in Southeast Asia is to get sick. There is nothing worse than getting sick on your travel. You are far from your home, your family, and your friends. When you get sick, you are not only becoming physically weak but also you will suffer from homesick and loneliness. But don’t worry! As I stay longer in Southeast Asia, I learned simple but effective travel hacks not to get sick in Southeast Asia. Here are my Top 5 tips on how to avoid getting sick in Southeast Asia for you.

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What To Do In Singapore – A 3 Day Singapore Itinerary

There is a lot of things to do in Singapore, being both a modern metropolitan city and a tropical island country. Singapore is very different compared to the rest of Southeast Asia, and it is by far the easiest country we have ever travelled to in Southeast Asia. It is a modern, well organized, and spotless city where everyone speaks perfect English. In some ways, it is more comparable to cities in the USA and western Europan towns than to other Asian cities.

Singapore is probably best known as “the country that banned gum and spitting” as it is illegal to spit on the street, sell or own chewing gum, and gum can only be bought with a prescription from a doctor.

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How To Fly With A Baby

I often get asked my top tips on how to fly with a baby. Whereas other posts of mine cover all the tips from booking to arrival, and information on particular stages you may be at, these tips are for those of you that have arrived on this page, not had a chance to look around the site but have booked your flight with an infant and then gone ok now what?

First of all, please let me reassure you, this is the easiest time! If you are flying with a toddler, then it gets a bit trickier as they are lot more mobile, and require a lot more entertainment.

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My Top 10 Worst Travel Experiences

I’ve been threatened with a metal pole by a tuk-tuk driver in Cambodia, punctured the petrol tank of the rental car in Kyrgyzstan in the middle of no where, spent a delirious few days sick in a bedroom in India with windows that looked out to brick walls, gotten attacked by a monkey in South Africa, hitchhiked for over 38 hours, and I’ve been groped multiple times. It seems that these experiences are as familiar to me as sketchy accommodation is to a broke backpacker. These are my top 10 worst travel experiences from over 3 years of solo travelling.

I take pride on how much beer I can drink being completely and utterly honest with you guys, which is why I’ve rounded up this list of my top 10 worst travel experiences. These are some of my favourite stories to share when people ask what I’ve been up to, and let’s face it, I’ve never really found myself excitedly talking about that coconut I drank on some island as I chatted to some hot dude… erm, never mind.

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10 COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL

There are a lot of unknowns before you travel solo for the first time, like whether it’s going to be safe, how to find others to hang with, and how to choose where to go.

While solo traveling is an amazing chance to be the architect of your own adventure, to see the world on your terms, and to get to know yourself, it can be scary, exhilarating, and bemusing all at the same time.

5 WAYS TO DEAL WITH POST TRAVEL DEPRESSION

A few weeks leading up to our return to the Philippines, both of us were constantly on the verge of panic, hysteria or tears or a combination of all of the above. It seemed like there was a huge dark cloud hovering over us while we were in Bali, Indonesia – our last country on this trip. Every adventure, every view, every butt-numbing bus ride, every bite of nasi goreng needed to be savored and relished. We spent those last few weeks like we were about to be guillotined to death.

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