Off the beaten path Articles

One of the San Marino towers at sunset
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San Marino: Day trip or overnight stay in this tiny country?

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world but should you plan a day trip to San Marino or stay over night?
Houses in Erfurt Thuringia
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Finding hidden gems in Thuringia: Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha

In Thuringia, part of the cultural heart of Germany, there is plenty of hidden gems to discover in cute cities such as Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha.
Sunrise at Lake Caldonazzo
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Escape to the lakes of Valsugana, Italy’s water sport heaven

When looking for things to do in Trentino, a weekend in Valsugana of watersports at Lake Levivo and Lake Caldonazzo coupled with mountain hikes is a dream.
Hong Kong
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Beijing to Hong Kong with G Adventures: Should you take a tour in China?

Travelling mainly by train, I explored Beijing to Hong Kong with G Adventures, one of their many China tours. This is my review of travelling China with G Adventures.
Chinese language app
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Chinese countryside and futuristic skylines: Longji, Yangshuo and Hong Kong

The incredible Karst mountain region of Yangshou, coupled with the rolling rice terraces of Longji make for an amazing nature escape from Hong Kong.
New Zealand Hidden Gems
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11 New Zealand north island hidden gems

Waterfalls, beaches down dirt tracks, Japenese style gardens, and the movie stand in for Mount Fuji, don't miss these New Zealand North Island secret gems.
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Discovering Port Douglas and Aboriginal Culture

Ever since I moved to Sydney I was adamant I wanted to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the indigenous people of this vast land. Learning from a book is one thing, but to spend time with a local and understand their perspective is far more valuable...
Berat Albania
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Awesome Things To Do in Albania: Places To Visit & Top Experiences

Albania has plenty of fantastic things to do. From mountain hikes and lake tours, to a gorgeous set of southern beaches.
New Plymouth
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Falling in love with New Plymouth, Taranaki

Whilst many will say Mount Taranaki, always standing proudly in the middle of the region yet often hidden in cloud, is the jewel of Taranaki's crown, I'd have to disagree. New Plymouth is a city that seems to be evolving, fast, making it my favourite city in Aotearoa.
Oman
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10 Reasons why you need to Travel Oman ASAP

Oman. I have no words yet, but I have tried to throw some together with this road trip video. If it is not on your list you need to change that pronto...
Berat Albania Trave Guide
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Is Berat, Albania the Balkans cutest city?

'Our guest house is in the Castle' I slowly repeated to the police man again. He wagged his finger at me, waved his hands around in the air like a snake and then grinned like a big kid. We would learn that translated to 'Move your god damn car...'
The West Bank
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Palestine: Jericho and the unexpected west bank

People drank coffee, tea or the locally brewed beer. Shop keepers laugh as they exchange banter with their customers. It was a normal day in the West Bank...
Mount Bromo Sunrise
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49 Reasons to visit Indonesia

With 17,000+ Islands cutting it down to 49 reasons was no easy task. But, just in case I don't make myself clear. The memo is: Clear your diary and get straight to Indonesia...
Raja Ampat
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Raja Ampat Indonesia on a Budget

Something you don't often hear is Budget Raja Ampat - However it is possible, here are some tried and tested tips to help you get to these remote islands.
Dieng Plateau Indonesia
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Things To Do in Dieng Plateau, Indonesia

Dieng Plateau, Indonesia located in central Java is well worth a visit. See the volcanic plates, trek mountains and witness colour changing lakes all in one place. Here are five reasons you should visit...
Sri Lanka Tea Plantations
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Tea & Trains: Exploring Sri Lanka Hill Country

The breathtaking train from Kandy to Ella delivers you to Sri Lanka hill country. Tea plantations, rolling hills and a slower pace of life welcome you. This was one of my favourite parts of my journey through Sri Lanka, come find out why.