5 Must Have Bangkok Experiences

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Beautiful Bangkok, the city that never sleeps. From the parties on Khao San road to the temples with ancient statues and everything in between, any traveler will find events and sights to suit their fancy. No matter what type of traveler you are, there are a few must have experiences and can’t miss sights. Even if you only have a quick stopover, don’t miss these top 5 experiences so you’ll get the real Bangkok experience.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is backpacker central due to most of the cheap hotels in Bangkok being in this area. Your senses will be tested as you walk down this street. Street vendors will pull you into their stalls trying to peddle their wares. This is a great place to pick up cheap souvenirs for those at home...

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Best pubs in Galway, Ireland

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While Dublin has many charms for foreign visitors, it is only the front door to the gorgeous nation that is Ireland. As one explores the remainder of this nation, they are bound to come across the western port city of Galway.

With only 70,000 people, this portion of the country feels much more like the authentic Emerald Isle that one would expect to see when arriving here from abroad. One element of that legend is Ireland’s pub scene, which is something that Galway excels at exceptionally.

In that vein, the best pubs in Galway will deliver an evening out that will satisfy your greatest expectations.

Tig Coili

If an authentic Irish pub atmosphere is what you are after, then spending some time at Tig Coili will ensure that your night out in Galway will be a gratifying one...

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Unmissable places to visit in Cuba

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The Republic of Cuba is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and Havana, the largest city on the island, is its capital. Unsurprisingly, Cuba is fast becoming a popular tourist destination with holidaymakers from around the world because it has so much to offer, and its popularity is increasing year on year.

Sun, sea and beautiful beaches are synonymous with Cuba. Whether you want an action packed water sports holiday or you just want to relax all day and top up your tan, this is the place for you. Nevertheless, Cuba is also a place that’s full of history and there are many wonderful sites to see on the island which shouldn’t be missed.

Old Havana and its Fortification System

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the heart and soul of Cuba and is renowned for its beautiful architecture, cobbled s...

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Why you should give yourself a travel break in 2015

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Did you charge through 2014 like a warrior, killing it at work? If so, congratulations! You have advanced your career immeasurably by doing so, which is what the 97% of folks who just coast in their positions will never muster up the ambition to do. However, it is time you took some vacation time not just to celebrate, but to recharge.

While high achievers love to brag about their workaholic habits, such a pace is not sustainable, no matter how much bravado that might come with it. Don’t worry: this pause won’t hurt you. In fact, it will likely catapult you to new heights in the weeks and months that follow.

Before you commit us to the insane asylum, here are three killer reasons why you need to give yourself a travel break in 2015…

Travel is the muse that you have been looking for

When y...

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Avoid Being Sent To The Poorhouse: Our European Travel Tips

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Europe, with its vibrant food culture, lengthy and rich history, and its outstanding natural assets, has been at the top of many traveler’s list since time immemorial. However, it is not a cheap place to travel, with some spots being downright larcenous.

One should not let this fact deter them from seeing one of the best places on Earth for the wanderer, so bear in mind these financial European travel tips so that you can go on holiday here without having to declare bankruptcy upon your return home.

1) Need to go to the bathroom? Duck into a mall…

It seems that everything has an extravagant price in Europe, including the right to answer the call of nature...

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Christmas in Amsterdam

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Ever wondered why Amsterdam was voted number 2 in the world as the best place to spend Christmas?

Festive Market Stalls

From December to early January, Amsterdam is filled with markets for everyone wanting to get those last minute gifts. From ice-rinks to food stands to seasonal gifts, you will find everything you could want. Christmas at Castle Keukenhof, from 12 – 14 December, is one of the largest Christmas market events filled with beautiful lights, great food and carolling. It is a whole other kind of shopping experience.

The Classics

For those wanting to soak up some culture, there are plenty of Christmas concerts that take place all around Amsterdam. Plays, operas, orchestras, ballets; you will be spoilt for choice. And let’s not forget snowman building on the banks of Prinseng...

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Ring in the New Year on Colorado’s Top Ski Slopes

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Winter is here! The ski slopes are starting to open and before we know it, ski season will be in full swing! As Christmas and New Years approach rapidly, many families are thinking about taking a ski vacation to ring in the holidays.

If your entire family enjoys getting up onto the mountain in the morning and sipping hot chocolate by the fire in the afternoon, there’s no better New Year’s ski destination than Colorado. With so many resort options at your disposal, you and your family should certainly consider renting a private ski lodge or chalet near one of the amazing resorts that Colorado ski country has to offer!

The problem, for many, is that Colorado simply presents so many options that it can be difficult to settle on one choice...

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Lesser Known Sights to See on your Trans Siberian Railway Tour

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If you are looking for an adventure for your next holiday, a Trans-Siberian Railway Tour may be exactly the type of holiday that you are searching for. The Trans-Siberian Railway is not just one railway line connecting Moscow and Vladivostok, but is actually a collection of many different railways.

This allows for easy transportation and allows you to explore some of the least popular tourist destinations for Western travellers. With the railway running at around 5,700 miles, it is the longest railway in the world. This means that you are going to have to plan your trip carefully, to make sure that you are able to take in all of the sights that you wish to see.

  • Ulaanbaatar
  • Ural Mountains
  • Kazan
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Lhasa

With so much to see and do on a Trans Siberian railway, you will need to pla...

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The Allure Of A “Forbidden” Land: Three Sights In Iran You Must See

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Located on the eastern end of the region that comprises the Middle East, the nation of Iran has occupied a central place in its history, dating back thousands of years. While this country that contains much of the territory that made up the homeland of what once the mighty Persian empire, the lion’s share of travelers and tourists that visit the Middle East today have been avoiding Iran, due to its perceived danger in the wake of the Islamic Revolution that took place near the end of the 1970’s.

While there are visa restrictions in place for visitors from many Western nations, and actions that might be considered normal back home are frowned upon or could get you arrested here, the historical and cultural treasures that can be found within Iran’s borders make these annoyances and dangers ...

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Cape Town’s Trendiest Restaurants

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These days, the ascending nation of South Africa has been turning heads with its recovery from the days of apartheid, charging forward into the 21st century as a diverse nation filled with creative people from multiple backgrounds.

Naturally, this embrace of multiculturalism has created an environment where new exciting business concepts have emerged; nowhere else has this been more true than in Cape Town. Being South Africa’s most picturesque coastal city, it has drawn people from not only all over South Africa, but from all over the world to live in a vibrant emerging global metropolis.

Travelers seem to agree, as they have been arriving in increasing numbers year over year...

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