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A collection of travel guides to places not covered in the guide books ― because all good travelers know that once you ditch the guide book, the real adventures begins!

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  • Best Destinations for Solo Female Travellers
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    Best Destinations for Solo Female Travellers Travelling solo can always be a challenge and a daunting experience. The sense of nervousness can be heightened when you are a female travelling going solo. While the world is a beautiful place, it can also be scary and you shouldn’t take security lightly as a female traveller. Nonetheless, when the travel bug bites you need to answer to its call and you don’t need to be too afraid of travelling around the world as…
    in Travel Tips
  • What to See and Do in Montego Bay, Jamaica
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    What to See and Do in Montego Bay, Jamaica Montego Bay may not be the largest city in Jamaica, but it's certainly one of the most well-known, thanks to the classic 1970 song by Bobby Bloom, "Montego Bay." The city has been a popular tourist destination for decades, and for good reason. With year-round warm weather and gorgeous white sand beaches, Montego Bay calls! Hit the Beach After dropping off your luggage at the hotel, the obligatory first thing to do is hit the…
    in Jamaica
  • Brooklyn Travel Guide
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    Brooklyn Travel Guide The distinct culture, deep-rooted history and magnetic energy of Brooklyn make it one of the most beloved and revered destinations in America. Celebrated around the world for its big-city excitement and unique brand of authenticity, this buzzing New York City borough--the city’s most populous--constantly attracts visitors from around the globe, and you’ll find amazing hotels in Brooklyn to fit your travel needs. Things to See in Brooklyn You should have no problem finding things to…
    in United States
  • Off the Beaten Track in The Bahamas
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    Off the Beaten Track in The Bahamas A hugely popular favorite with cruises and resort dwellers, you could be mistaken for believing that there is no stone left unturned in The Bahamas. However, these islands have a wealth of hidden gems which make them a must for anyone’s traveling bucket list. Photo via WikiMedia Underwater Plane Wreck If you’ve ever wanted to explore deep sea wreckages, head to the island of Norman’s Cay where the remains of a smuggling plane lie under…
    in The Bahamas
  • Flying Over Sydney
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    Flying Over Sydney Man's oldest dream has been to fly and thankfully nowadays this goal is within reach of each of us. Unfortunately flying is addictive. After that first plane ticket, that first view of the earth from above and all the people "like ants" down below, well then life on the surface will never be the same. At first it starts with window seats and a neverending gaze out the window at the terrain below. But eventually…
    in Australia
  • Tips for an Enjoyable Bus Tour
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    Tips for an Enjoyable Bus Tour Walking to many different landmarks and attractions in a city can be a bit tiring. This is especially true for people who are not in the best of shape. Luckily, there is an easy way for people who are on vacation to enjoy all of the great sights that a city has to offer. A bus tour gives a person a very comfortable way to see many important things in a city. You will also…
    in Travel Tips
  • How To Make Your Next Bike Tour Amazing
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    How To Make Your Next Bike Tour Amazing These days, more and more people are realizing that taking a bike tour is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with friends, and travel. If you've recently decided that you want to take a bike tour, now is the time to learn how you can make the event absolutely incredible. Use some or all of the information found in this quick reference guide to ensure that your bike tour will be absolutely…
    in Travel Inspiration
  • Bangkok Seashell Museum Photo Gallery
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    Bangkok Seashell Museum Photo Gallery Sitting alongside Silom Road right in the heart of Bangkok lies the Bangkok Seashell Museum. Always a fan of unique and offbeat museums, I decided to stop on in the other day with a friend who was visiting town. The small but modern Bangkok Seashell Museum is three stories and is packed full of thousands and thousands of seashells from hundreds of different species all painstakingly arranged by size and color into elaborate displays. Most…
    in Thailand
  • What's the Grub in Florida? 6 Famous Eats
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    What's the Grub in Florida? 6 Famous Eats Most people head to the sunshine state for a dose of its unrivalled surf and sand, the golf courses, and some of the world’s best theme parks and nature reserves, but Florida is also home to other great options like a variety of delicious culturally diverse foods. So if you’re looking to head down to Florida for a relaxing vacation, here are some of the top eats for you to pick from. 1. Cuban Sandwich…
    in United States
  • Christmas In Colombia: Why Medellin Should Be Your Winter Vacation Destination
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    Christmas In Colombia: Why Medellin Should Be Your Winter Vacation Destination Medellin. The City of Eternal Spring. This business city turned tourist hub may never be able to shake away the memories of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel, but that's okay. History builds character and the modern Medellin has become one of the safest (and most fun) cities in the world. Plus there are many more memorable things to see, do, eat and enjoy around the city nowadays -- like experiencing a colorful Christmas in…
    in Colombia