Best Places in the US to Spend a Working Gap Year

A working gap year might have seemed like unfamiliar territory once upon a time, but now more and more students and travellers are heading overseas to spend a year in a foreign country. Gap years often start or end in the States and with a J-1 visa, more or less any type of work is…

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Unique and Alternative Things to Do in Bangkok

Imagine a land that is as friendly as it is mysterious. It’s a place that is brimming with life, from open air markets, to colourful flowers, to fragrant, spicy smells wafting through the air. It’s hot and steamy and the traffic is worse than any big American city, but Bangkok offers the charm of an…

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It’s All a Matter of Perspective and Definition

Back in August 2015, U.S. Virginia based Stayer University made the news headlines for its proposal that the definition of success, specifically as the Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines it, should be changed. The Webster’s definition of success – that it is to achieve wealth, respect, or fame – is, according to interested parties at the…

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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay – Feels Like Home

Punta del Diablo was originally a small fishing village on the coast of Uruguay. Today it is a bustling summer resort town that has drawn the attention of tourists and developers. The town sits up the coast from Punta del Este. Cash and development have been fed into the area, spurring lots of development and…

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Into The Ice – Lindstrom’s Polar Legacy

Mount Salen rises above the Soroysundet sound, offering majestic views of the surrounding Norwegian islands and the Arctic Ocean. Climbing the mountain was not quite like being on the top of the world, but being in the northernmost town in the world has a pretty special feeling. Whilst on a Hurtigruten cruise, I took the…

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10 Best Places For Dog Sledding – Husky Sledding Safari

Huskies are such beautiful animals. Put them together, a sled and an Arctic landscape and you’ve got yourself a rather niche and epic adventure. I recently went dog sledding with Hurtigruten as part of an Arctic cruise and being such a dog lover it was one of the highlights for me. As much as the…

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Where Is the Best Place to See the Northern Lights? Top 10

Ask anyone about their bucket list and 9/10 seeing the northern lights will be on there. Thankfully there are many places across the world that you can see the world’s greatest light show. We give you our top ten places to see the northern lights… Northern Lights Norway There’s no better place to see the…

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North Cape – Visiting the End of the World at Nordkapp Norway

Rising out of the turbulent waters where the Atlantic meets the Arctic Ocean, the North Cape quite literally took my breath away. The stark beauty of the cliff, combined with the frigid temperatures, caught in my throat as I stepped off of the bus. Here I was, about as far north as you can go…

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