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5 Luxury Travel Tips for Your European Vacation

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Known for amazing architecture, heritage sites, and a wide array of cultures to explore, Europe makes for an ideal holiday destination. Even though the trip itself is bound to be a memorable one, there are ways to make your European vacation feel extra special and luxurious. Here are our top five suggestions. Book a chauffeur and befriend your hote...
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The Rise of Barcelona as One of the Global Fashion Capitals

Trends aren't the only powerful things that can shake the fashion world. Every now and then, a new and unexpected city emerges as a fashion melting pot. In the past decade, Barcelona became known globally for its vivid and unexplored fashion scene. Although this stunning city has been a major tourist attraction for decades, it only recently joined ...
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7 Vital Tips for Your First Solo Camping Adventure

7 Vital Tips for Your First Solo Camping Adventure
​Hectic schedules and busy workdays have us all yearning for the great outdoors. One of the best ways to unplug from the stresses of everyday life is to go camping. However, what do you do if you're not a big fan of cooperating with other people but still want to enjoy all the benefits of camping? You go solo! Here, seven must-know tips to make you...
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The Most Thrilling Outdoor Adventures You Have To Experience in Australia

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​When it comes to its spirit of adventure, there are few places in the world that can rival Australia. Offering a wide array of untouched nature, breathtaking landscapes, beautiful wildlife and exciting activities to experience, it's no wonder that Australia presents a true paradise for adrenaline-seeking travelers, as well as those travelling with...
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8 Things to Know Before You Go to Jordan

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Jordan is a magnificent country, deeply rooted in history and described in the tales of Lawrence of Arabia. Its natural beauty and numerous ancient ruins make Jordan one of very attractive destinations that people from all over the world are flocking to each year. If you're planning a trip any time soon, here is what you need to know. Language Logi...
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The 5 Most Relaxing Locations in Egypt

Do you want to feel like you're at the Paloma Finesse Side hotel? Relaxed and restful? If you're looking for a way to relax and unwind in Egypt, you are spoilt for choice. Here are some of the best ones to visit: 1 - Boat Tours around the Giftun Islands You can get close-up views of marine life and coral reefs by taking boat tours on a glass-bottom...
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2019 Summer Tips for Surviving a Travel Adventure with a Baby

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 Getting ready for your first trip with a newborn can seem like a daunting task. With hundreds of questions filling your mind, it's important to stay calm, cool, and collected. Although you can't predict every possible bump on the road, you can still do many things to prepare as best as you can. There are ways to make this work. Keeping your l...
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Top 5 Places to Visit in Malaysia on a Family Vacation

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Wondering where to go for a family holiday during this year's school holidays? The biggest dilemma regarding planning a family holiday is to choose a destination that has attractions and activities to keep your kids intrigued and interested in the whole duration of your vacation. Malaysia is an impressive Asian destination that offers loads of attr...
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Dubai on a Budget – Top 5 things to do with Family

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  Dubai is synonymous with innovation and luxury. This ultramodern emirate is considered as a destination of extravagance and a place where anything is possible. But the opulent flair also intimidates visitors with the notion that they might have to spend a lot to explore Dubai on a vacation. If you are looking for a luxury experience in Dubai...
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All You Need to Know about Sentosa Island, Singapore

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​ Singapore, with its high raises, interesting history, luxurious buildings, diverse culture, great food options and amazing shopping opportunities, is one of the most-sought after holiday spots in the world. Apart from the city, many people choose to go to Singapore for holiday for Sentosa Island. A military base and prisoner war camp of the past,...
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Coralarium a Maldives Art Installation by Jason De Caires Taylor

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Location: Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi I met Jason on a small skiff off the coast of the island of Grenada in the Caribbean just after he had completed a one of a kind project called viccisitudes in 2006. Viccisitudes is a set of sculptures designed to live underwater. The depth of the installation (5m) as he calls them is such that you ...
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My Antigua Scratchpad | Antigua Guide

My Antigua Scratchpad | Antigua Guide

So a work in progress...this is my interesting and stylish look at the isla of Antigua in the Caribbean.

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Yacht Week

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What exactly is yacht week ? We are going to enlighten you on this term and what it means. If you do a google search for yacht week you seem to find what became of a viral sensation for a while (as they tend to be). It appears a sailing company was selling week sailing cruises to young 20 somethings offering them the time of their lives and it look...
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What to Do in Dubai - Places to Go

What to Do in Dubai - Places to Go

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There are two to choose from, both offering an action packed day out with a variety of features. We personally chose to go to the Aquaventure, located within The Atlantis Palm resort, as it was closer to our hotel and gave us the opportunity to see part of The Palm up close, as well at the renowned Atlantis Hotel. The other park is called Wild Wadi.

We booked our day out through our hotel's Tour Manager, for a slightly reduced rate of 260 Dirhams each, which included entry into the aquarium (inside the hotel) called 'The Lost Chambers'. I would advise pre-booking, as it really reduces your wait time when you arrive. *Note that transport is not included, but from JBR a taxi costs around 40 Dirhams, so is relatively inexpensive.

Lockers can be hired for 40 Dirhams, with the small locker being perfectly sized for a large rucksack and small handbag. If you are travelling with a member of the opposite sex, then you will need to decide which of you has the locker wristband, as the locker rooms are split for men and women. The wristband issued has a barcode on it, which when passed across the reader in the centre of the lockers will designate you a locker number. It will then open that locker and once you have loaded it, you push it to lock it. All very straightforward and efficient – plus the air-con in that room is a real bonus for a few wonderfully cool minutes!

You can hire towels there for a nominal fee, but we took our own as we were going door to door by cab, so it really was not a hassle.

The rides on offer cater for all, with everything from the lazy river, rapids and torrents, a near vertical drop slide and several tube slides with a mix of twists and turns and total darkness. If you are there for a full day, you would easily be able to do everything more than once. We went in August and did exactly that, plus spent most of our time 'commuting' from ride to ride on the lazy river.

One tip – find a sun lounger by one of the lagoons as soon as you arrive and leave your towels and any other non-valuables there. It gives you a base to return to and catch your breath for 5, or to sit and eat an ice-cream/have a drink or to have some time relaxing in the sun.

Another tip – if you choose to buy one of the refillable drinks cups, note that only the larger food outlets and restaurants can refill them. The smaller kiosks do not, which was a bit of an annoyance in 45 degrees when you're THIRSTY!

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What to Do in Dubai - Desert Safari

What to Do in Dubai - Desert Safari
A basic guide to some of the great things you can see and do in Dubai Whether you are planning a short midweek, weekend or days long visit to Dubai, we have created a list (of sorts) to equip you with some great ideas for how to make the most of your time.  Our experiences are by no means an exhaustive list, more of a general go...
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Female Travelling to Dubai

Female Travelling to Dubai
Everything a woman needs to know about visiting Dubai - in one place So where to start. The endless questions about what to expect, the culture, the dress codes and respect rules, the temperature or the cost of eating and drinking…? As with any trip of this scale, research is key. Not only to tick all the boxes for planning etc. like where to stay ...
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Desert Safari Tour and Dune Bashing in Dubai

Desert Safari Tour and Dune Bashing in Dubai
So what is dune bashing and a desert safari like ? We take a quick look so you can decide if it's for you when visiting Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. In this video you get a small taste of the feeling of being inside the 4x4. The pressure is dropped from 39 ish to less than half 13-15 Ahmed told us - to allow the tyre to perform better in...
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Travelex Multi Currency Cash Passport DUBAI is it any good?

Travelex Multi Currency Cash Passport DUBAI is it any good?
BEST CARD FOR TRAVEL MONEY? Background: I am an ex backpacker from the UK and through the times of cash travellers cheques and cards have tried to minimise the waste when going to get cash in foreign countries. For a good while the nationwide built a reputation for the best debit bankcard going and they are happy for you to think this however today...
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Three of the Best Japanese Restaurants in Dubai

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Dubai is known for being a melting pop of cultures and nationalities, with a high percentage of the city's population made up of foreigners who have relocated for work and a number of other reasons. With that, there are a number of restaurants who offer delicious cuisine from across the globe – including Japanese restaurants – that serve up a numbe...
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5 Offbeat things to do in the beautiful Jammu valley

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All of us know that Jammu is revered as the heaven on earth and it was said by none other than Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. And yes it is true to an extent that it has some of the best lakes, hill stations and people who are just lovely human beings. While there you can do a lot things ranging from having the local cuisine to staying a...
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