This summer I had the pleasure of vacationing on the island of Koh Lanta in Thailand. It was a beautiful island, not overdeveloped or crawling with tourists. What makes it special is that the islanders have managed to cater to visitors without losing touch with their traditional speed of living.
It was your usual tropical paradise combo of sea, sun, sand and simply nothing to do. How awful, right? This particular heaven on earth was the island of Koh Lanta off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Koh Lanta is a quiet island, especially off season, which blissfully isnâ€™t over run with gap [...]
A fantasy get away does not just have to be a place in your dreams anymore. From South Africa to Chicago, we have spotlighted some of the world’s fanciest hotels.
The great thing about living in Australia is that every region on the continent, from south to west, offers something different, unexplored and unexpected. Even if youâ€™ve lived here your whole life, thereâ€™s no way you can say youâ€™ve seen it all. Tasmania has some of the most unique and beautiful surroundings in the world, [...]
Cruise Ship Ruby Princess and Grand Turk. Source: marhargen Journeying across the world and visiting exotic lands in a cruise ship has been one of the most popular ways to spend vacations since the first boats dedicated exclusively to luxury and leisure set sail over 100 years ago. Thinking about taking a cruise in 2011? [...]
Now, more than ever, the attraction for taking a gap year is strikingly apparent and the voyages of exploration all the more diverse in their appeal. Here we have handpicked the very best places for students to stay around the world and enjoy their new-found freedom, making the most of possibly the last chance of frivolity and exploration before the responsibilities of adulthood kick in.
Gone are the days where vending machines offer just snacks â€“ all thanks to Mari Balestrazzi, the designer responsible for the Semi-Automatic vending machine. This is a machine with a difference, a big difference. True Semi-Automatic stocks traditional hotel / travel essentials, such as toothbrushes, but the twist is that it also throws more unusual [...]
Whether youâ€™re only starting to dream of your next holiday or in the final stages of planning your adventure, itâ€™s worth bearing in mind hot-spots for pickpockets & tips to keep your belongings out of harmâ€™s way. According to a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com, pickpockets are often the biggest nuisance for tourists, particularly in the [...]
Image: Jody via vectarion silence Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the waterâ€¦ a big ass python snatches you right back out. Makes a change from a great white, eh?
In our never-ending quest to discover weird and wonderful uses for recycled credit cards we discovered one of the best examples of card reuse yet, although it involves unwanted hotel key cards, rather than credit cards.