Backpacking Sri Lanka – Two Week Travel Itinerary

Travelling as much as I do it’s quite difficult to nail down the best place I’ve ever been to. Every destination has its ups and down, it’s food and culture, hidden gems and tourist traps. Nevertheless, Sri Lanka would be one of my top destinations ever and it is by far the most friendly country…

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Top UK Travel Bloggers – 30 of the Best UK Travel Blogs!

Looking for a UK based Travel Blogger? Well look no further. We compiled a list of our favourite travel bloggers based in the UK. Not all on the list are from the UK originally but are based here now.  Gap Year Escape Gap Year Escape, Amar Hussain, started in 2009 and documents an eight year,…

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What to Expect on Your First Ski Holiday

Well, first and foremost: Snow. Lots of snow. But a ski holiday isn’t just about the snow of course, as most places in the northern hemisphere see enough of it every winter. It’s a chance to do something not just off the beaten path, but many miles skyward,away from your average holiday. If you’ve never…

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Ella Rock Hike – The Best Step-by-Step Direct Route

No doubt you’ve read blog articles, forum posts and Trip Advisor reviews about Ella Rock routes and wondering whether you need a guide or can do this hike yourself. Sadly, a lot of what is online about the hike is out of date or incorrect. Trust me, I know, I read it all before I…

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Top 20 Jaw Dropping Things to do in Maldives

Maldives is one of those unique gems that makes you feel as if every moment is a postcard. White sand, aquamarine water, palm trees, hammocks, great weather and all of the other things you think of that come to mind when picturing a tropical paradise; the Maldives is it. After a stay on Meeru Island,…

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My Maldives Holiday at Meeru Island Resort

When you start calling your villa “home” and pull a face like a child having its sweets taken away, you know you’re going to miss it. I spent a week in Maldives at Meeru Island Resort and I miss it, a lot! I was torn between a few countries for this trip but settled on…

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Top 5 Maldives Diving Spots – Maldives Scuba Diving Guide

With the average water temperature being 28 degrees and the ridiculous amounts of things to see, scuba diving in the Maldives is a great place to dive or get your PADI. Visibility in January to May is approximately 20m – 50m and April to December is 15-25m. I also really enjoy diving without a wet…

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Why America Needs to Be on Your List of Countries for a Gap Year

Life can be hard and we’re rarely ever given a break. We are born, spend the young half of our lives in education and the latter part is purely just work. The grown-up part of life is a horrible paradox; we go through a cycle of stress and enjoyment. This is why it’s very important…

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