Volunteering In India

Volunteering In India

by Farrah SchwabYou’ve landed in the great, magical India! Welcome! Namaskar! Hare Om! Which winding bus route will you choose, which forests will you wonder through and which dazzling markets will you frequent and test out your soon to be refined haggling skills?! Some call it the land of opportunity, some a land within which the ‘spirit’ regenerates itself, but…
Top 10: South African Foods

Top 10: South African Foods

by Yiota TsitsikronisMuch like South Africa’s “Rainbow Nation” local cuisine is as diverse as the culture itself and is sometimes even referred to as “Rainbow Cuisine” due to the variety of flavours and textures. Traditional African food has emerged from colonisation and immigration by Dutch, German, Greek, Italian and British descendants and their Indo-Asian Slaves and has many similar characteristics,…
We’ve Recruited New Writers!

We’ve Recruited New Writers!

Since the new year we've been looking to expand our writing staff and provide more regular original content on the site. We put a call out for people who love to write about travelling without limitation. The applications are still coming in but after vetting down 30 applications the last six weeks we picked our three favourite writers to join…
Travel Q&A With: Kristin Luna

Travel Q&A With: Kristin Luna

To kick off our weekly series of travel industry interviews we caught up with Kristin Luna, a travel & lifestyles journalist and owner of the Camels & Chocolate brand. What started off as a scrapbook of her travels, Camels & Chocolate is now a travel resource for others in search of an off the beaten path getaway. The 31 year…
Top 10: USA Road Trip Photos

Top 10: USA Road Trip Photos

Click For Larger Versions Of Photos As our regular readers will know we recently drove 5500 miles across the US from San Francisco to Chicago via LA, Vegas, Salt Lake City & Milwaukee. We took thousands of photos during the trip and have spent hours narrowing down our favourites.  We then picked the ones we liked the most from this…
Review: Destinations – The Holiday & Travel Show

Review: Destinations – The Holiday & Travel Show

Earls Court, London We had pre-booked parking at Earls Court and after being given the run around by the satnav we found it. It was a bit of a walk from where the travel show was and we only noticed this when we walked into the wrong convention. We eventually made it to the Destination: Holiday & Travel Show and…
USA Trip: Day 26 – One Final Busy Day

USA Trip: Day 26 – One Final Busy Day

Chicago -> London   The beds were delicious and we woke up refreshed and gunning for some more cheesecake. We were excited about today as we were meeting someone in Chicago we were big fans of. Her name is Emily Graslie and she is an online celebrity scientist. She presents our favourite science related show 'The Brain Scoop' (http://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop). Since…
Cheap Multi-stop Tickets

Cheap Multi-stop Tickets

For most time and cost are the main things stopping us from dropping everything and grabbing our passports. One of the best ways around this is to buy a multi-stop plane ticket. While surfing some travel sites for good deals for the summer I stumbled across STA's current deals and they are well worth a look. Cost wise they are…
USA Trip: Day 25 – No Hotel Booking In Chicago

USA Trip: Day 25 – No Hotel Booking In Chicago

Chicago Neither of us wanted to get up today as it meant we had to say goodbye to our beloved RV Bertha. The old girl had got us from Los Angeles through deserts, mountains, wind, rain, snow and salt flats to Chicago. She had been on the Las Vegas strip, through the smoke of a forest fire and even beached…