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Archive | July, 2011

Travel Planning

First Time Backpacker Essentials

Whether you have recently completed your A-Levels and feel its time to broaden your horizons with some inter-continental travel, or you are a more mature backpacker who has thrown off the shackles of your nine-to-five lifestyle to take a mid-life gap year – it always pays to be fully prepared for the journey you are […]

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China Travel – Food, Transport and the Language Barrier

Having spent 2 months traveling in China, by the end of our trip we’d still only managed to pick up around 5 words: Hello = “Ni hao”, Thank you = “Xiexie”, Rice = “Mifan” and Vegetables = “Shucai”. This is simply the phonetically spelt words and we haven’t even included the accents that accompany them which […]

Australia

How to Ensure a Safe Outback Adventure

The great Australian outback is one of the world’s final frontiers. Outback travel offers spectacular scenery, the chance to get away from it all, and an incredible adventure guaranteed. However, it is essential to be prepared when travelling to unfamiliar, isolated spots in extreme weather conditions. Unlike a beach holiday, it is incredibly unwise to throw […]

Music Festivals

Glastonbury Festival Pictures

Josh Aggars of flip flops city shares his experience and photos of the magic and wonder that is the Glastonbury Festival. Glastonbury Music and Arts Festival The Glastonbury Festival is like no other music festival on Earth. It is the biggest and best in the UK, a self-policed world where you forget about regular life for a few […]

Jersey Shore

The Jersey Shore in Pictures

Seaside Heights is a a popular beach town with an amusement-oriented 2 mile plus boardwalk, and numerous clubs and bars, making it a fun party and family atmosphere. The town is also famous for being the location of the hit MTV show “Jersey Shore“. – Wikipedia (more…)

Jersey Shore

Photo of the Day: Jersey Shore Panorama

Seaside Heights is a resort community, with a beach, an amusement-oriented 2 mile plus boardwalk, and numerous clubs and bars, making it a popular destination. The town is also famous for being the location of the hit MTV show “Jersey Shore”. – Wikipedia

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5 Things We Do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is not only home to many national historical sites, it’s also home for me. Well sort of. I grew up in South Jersey and cheered for Philly sports teams, ate Philly Steaks and took school field trips to the The Franklin Institute Science Museum. Whenever we visit my family in South Jersey, I always […]

Cathedrals in South America

Travel Photo of the Day: Basílica del Voto Nacional

Basilica del Voto National is a church that dominates Old Quito’s skyline.  Its neo-Gothic architecture gives it an almost eerie facade. Visitors can climb all the way to the top of these towers for a truly amazing view of the city below.  At various moments of our ascend we assumed that we could not continue […]

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