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5 of Africa’s Best Countries to Explore This Summer

Choosing your next vacation can be tricky — the world is a big place, after all. However, if you’ve never been, it may be time to check out Africa. One of the largest and most beautiful continents on the planet, Africa is home to some truly stunning countries. With a wealth of diversity, history, and culture at your fingertips, Africa is calling you this summer, and you need to explore all that she has to offer.

Now, there are so many countries in Africa and each of them can provide you with different things. We don’t expect you to visit … Read more >>

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What’s the Best Way to Send Money Overseas?

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The world of money transfer has changed beyond recognition. There was a time when it was not easy to send money overseas when it was necessary.  You would have to go to a bank and have to put up with the frustration of bureaucracy, delays, and exorbitant fees to send the money.

These costs and delays caused all sorts of problems. The sender would have to pay a variety of costs and the recipient would have to wait a few days before they got the money. This, as you can imagine, could be … Read more >>

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Jeff - July 25, 2018 - 9:39 pm

Had to do this a few times already since I didn’t have a bank account in the country I was moving to. I’ve heard good things about TransferWise and their fees are lower than your standard wire, but there is a limit to how much you can transfer (might not be enough for a deposit on an apartment, for example) and not all countries/currencies are on their list. Other than that, I’d probably go check the international wire transfer fees from your local bank or credit union before heading to services like Western Union.

Sponsored Post: Everything You Need To Know For A Successful Car Rental Abroad

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Spring and summer are for many the favorite seasons for a trip. Days are warmer and longer, snow is over almost everywhere and the world seems to be much more inviting to visit and discover new amazing places. Traveling abroad and warm sunny days seem to be a match made in heaven. Whether you plan to spend your holidays in a cottage by the sea or hiking up the hills or simply enjoying some cultural and shopping days in a big city, there are many chances that you are considering renting a car. If you’ve never … Read more >>

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Dylan Wright - May 2, 2018 - 2:32 am

Good post. Everything is written briefly but the most important thing is noticed. but I advise you to pay attention to that in the rental of cars, too, there are different nuances. For example, there are places where rent only luxury cars of the class. Or, for example, I rented a car from 14Cars Portugal when I was under 25 (in Europe it’s hard to take a car to the arena if you are under 25 years old)

James - May 25, 2018 - 8:21 am

Thank you for the info, seems easy enough. I though it would be more of a hassle.

Sponsored Post: Sydney Dishes Every Traveler Must Try

The world is big, and every culture has something to bring to the table. In this case, Sydney produces a variety of dishes that is a guaranteed treat for travelers and locals alike. Whether you love grilled burgers or sweets, Sydney is sure to give you something worth the stay.

I went on holiday to Sydney recently, and was able to see the famed Opera House, and a real-life wallaby! Yeah, the opera house and the animals and the wildlife is great, but walking around and getting amazed at everything you see can be tiring. So, for the last week … Read more >>

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Guest Post: The New Travel Trend – Forget Sun, Think Snow

When you picture an idyllic escape from the daily routine, often sandy beaches and palm trees spring to mind. However, there’s a new travel trend about! People are now opting for unique destinations. They seek trips that take you to foreign lands, exceeding your imagination’s dreams and desires. Agness at etramping is aware of this new craze and enjoys all types of travel sharing insider tips with her readers. In today’s world, there’s no such thing as traveling too much. In fact, it’s more about how quickly you can tick trips off your bucket list. This fascination with discovering the … Read more >>

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Golden Triangle Tour with Pushkar - November 29, 2017 - 3:21 am

Want to be there, the photographs depicts much more beauty than these words. Glad to read this post, thanks for sharing with us this post.

Leah - February 19, 2018 - 6:36 am

Great post! I was on a hunt for an article about traveling to Germany, and came across your post. I’m always in the sun so I like snow better.

Actually, I just put together an infographic about “10 Must Do’s in Black Forest”. Let me know if you’d like to check it out. If you have any ideas about Black Forest in particular, I’d like to know! -Leah

Guest Post: 3 Adventures You’re Never Too Old To Have

Retirement doesn’t necessarily mean you have to slow down. More and more people are hanging up their company badges and picking up walking shoes to spend their golden years traveling across the globe. Even extreme adventures aren’t out of the question for the older travelers, who can be found zip-lining and paragliding on almost every continent (I can only hope to be that adventurous when I retire!). Here are three adventures you’re never too old to have.

Taking an African Safari

Photo by Diana Robinson

Many people spend their whole lives wishing they could see an elephant in the wild … Read more >>

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Lana - June 29, 2017 - 2:15 am

Wow, this was a great post.Thanks for the great recommendations.

Laurent - January 3, 2019 - 7:38 am

You are never to old to get joy from travel. And the best thing is that older travelers tend to take things a little more slowly. They take the time to stop and soak in the local color. Never stop exploring our beautiful world!