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Re: Is Porto worth the trip?

PHeymont ·
Much as I loved my time in Porto...it's NOT a day trip. Much too much to do there, including evening stroll along the Douro, port-wine tasting across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia and more. I'd say take the advice above and save Porto for another trip. Of the recommended day trips above, I'd vote for Sintra. It's an easy trip--trains run about every 30 minutes, more frequently in rush hours, The town itself is interesting, the Moorish Castle up on the mountain and the Pena Palace above that...
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
Actually, the Hua Shan (Mountain Hua) is close to the city of Xi'an (where Terracotta warriors museum is located). I visited both in a same trip few years ago. Regarding to the Hua Shan trial, there was a local advise "if you want to climb to the tea house, better do it during night, because you do not see what is around you, ha ha! ". Of course, now a days, you can get there comfortably by riding a Gondola.
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
Hi Hank. If you enjoy hiking and the weathers fair then you can go up to the Snow line and above. Take the Train up, then continue on foot to the peak. Train from Llandudno Junction on the North Wales coast Plenty of info here: http://www.nationalparks.gov.u...arks/travelsnowdonia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utjPQZVpOiY for the Mountain Railway .
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
Summer months are best - between May and September. Snowdon is 3,560 feet high. Temperature drops 5.4 F per 1,000 feet of elevation. This winter has been very warm so far. So the snow will clear early if it continues to be warmer than usual. You'll see the current Temps before you go up clearly displayed. The weather can change suddenly so pack for wind, rain, sun and snow ! The Mountain doesn't warm up. It depends on which way the wind blows. From the South = warm From the North =cold...
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Re: Tough Trains

PortMoresby ·
I've only been on one of those they list, but as we so often do, I disagree with some of their choices. For instance in India, some of the best rides are the mountain trains to Hill Stations, like the famous toy trains to Shimla and to Darjeeling, both of which I've ridden, the Shimla route twice. I'd also include Delhi to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, rather than to Mumbai. Ah well, in any case, so many trains, so little time.
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Re: Visiting great places -- before they're gone

PortMoresby ·
Many times the fact that people feel the need to "visit places before they're gone" is the very reason they'll be gone or at least diminished to such an extent that they are vestiges of what made them great to begin with. This is particularly true of such naturally wonderful sites as you mention in your post above. Mt. Everest is a particularly glaring example of a wilderness reduced to a freeway of tourists with their ever-increasing demands on the environment forming lines to have their...
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Re: Weekend getaways. Where's your favorite spot

Theodore Behr ·
That's a fun question! Living in SoCal, there's lots of great places to getaway to. But there are 2 I really like. In the winter I like Palm Springs. Great weather, wildflowers, the mountains and desert. It's great! In the summer I like to go to Big Bear in the mountains. Beautiful mountain scenery. Great trees and lots of cabins. Both places are great!
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Re: Need help planning Morocco trip

PortMoresby ·
To add to Mac's suggestions, with the week you have I'd recommend either a combination of Fes & Chefchaouen OR Marrakech & Essaouira. The first gives you an interesting medina experience combined with a very pretty mountain town and the Roman ruins of Volubilis between. The second a large city with all it has to offer plus a much smaller and very beautiful seaside fishing town with good tourist infrastructure. For that time of year I'd recommend Marrakech/Essaouira. If you're passing...
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure why more people aren't coming to Romania, but I think in the next decade you'll see that change. And alphabet is right. You might get tired of all these masses. Twenty years ago no one was in Prague and now millions visit it every year (to the point where the locals are definitely tired of us) The country certainly is lovely. I presume it's pretty safe for independent travelers to get around in. What would be the best season to travel, especially to enjoy the beautiful mountain ...
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Visiting and Then Moving to Sunny Brisbane

ArronHidd ·
A couple years back when I was first planning this simple vacation, I never thought it would be as life changing as it was. But life is unpredictable that way, and this story is definitely one for the grandkids. My husband and I were planning a short trip to Brisbane to get away from our 9 to 5 lives, so we booked a room in a hotel and went there for a few days. It was impossible not to fall in love with the atmosphere of the city on the very first day. My husband is a nature lover, so he...
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Motorhomes: A Rising Trend That You Must Know

John Peter ·
We have all seen it in many movies, in different towns and maybe some neighbors. Motorhomes have been there blinking at us, trying to convince us they are the best option. Imagine, living in a place and at the same time living in every place. Your house goes with you; it does not matter where you are you will feel like home. RV's, recreational vehicles, were designed as the name says for recreational purposes, a trip to the mountain with the benefits and comfort of being still at home.
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10 reasons why you should visit Bali

aristotle ·
A blessed land of tropical paradise where there are so many trails for you to choose from. The heart of Indonesian culture, vibrant people, stunning landscapes and breathtaking beaches. Name it, I'm sure bali has it all. Wanna go trekking? Check, Wanna engage in some thrilling adventures or water sports? Check. You can do so many things here, partying till the sun comes up is just a part of it all. With so many cultural checkpoints and monuments, you will be fascinated to know more about...
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Unmissable Sights in Budapest

NikOl-Bp ·
We often travel to other countries, other cities, but not always for sightseeing. Conference, meeting, maybe for some service. These trips sometimes takes several days, but we can also decide to connect the pleasant to the useful and look around the city. Here is a brief introduction for those, whose destination is Budapest. What is a must see, from the Hungarian capital. I recommend this article, which contains more than 100 sights, for those who want to spend more days in Budapest, or want...
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Planning Your Next Trip to SoCal

pitter beraton ·
A singer/songwriter named Bethany Cosentino, the vocalist half of the duo Best Coast, writes in a song called The Only Place: “Why would you live anywhere else / We’ve got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we’ve got the waves / This is the only place for me.” It’s a catchy song, and she echoes the sentiments of the Beach Boys and many other musicians and writers who sang and wrote about The Golden State. While your reasons for why you’d actually live anywhere else might vary, we would...
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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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Experience bliss at these nature-blessed destinations in Kerala

Rekha Bisht ·
Kerala is titled ‘God’s Own Country’ and that is not without reason. Blessed by nature in every form, it is truly one of the known paradise on Earth. Imagine lush greenery, endless blues, golden beaches, roaring waterfalls, navigable network of waters, wildlife inhabited jungles and bliss of every kind. When the Gods themselves have favoured this land, then it is not quite easy to make a list of the most beautiful places in Kerala, as every corner of the state is blessed in its own way. Here...
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Memorable Tours To Beautiful Places In Tibet Through Online Travel Agency

Wonders of Tibet ·
Traveling to different destinations around the world be a great passion for many enthusiasts. There are many people that like travel on regular intervals. The interests of the passionate travelers may vary. Some enthusiasts would be interested to be closer to nature; some people might be interested to understand different cultures in different parts of the world; some people might be interested in historical monuments and some enthusiasts travelers would be interested to enjoy adventurous...
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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Jodhpur

Alina Jack ·
Rajasthan is famous for holding the iconic Blue City in India. The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is very famous for its desert regions, forest, mountain ranges and much more. The city is famous for numerous architectural and natural beauty. Are you looking for a destination to scale during your next vacation? We have five important reasons to why you need to choose Jodhpur. 1. Architectural Beauty The place is filled with numerous ancient masterpieces. Top marvels to mention are...
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Popular Destinations for Water Sports Activities in India

Sunil Vishwakarma ·
Blessed with waters of three oceans- Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, India is one of the best places for watersports in the world. Ready to explore the turquoise blues, the interesting diving spots and the colorful marine life? So, without much ado, here are some of the popular destinations where you can enjoy exciting water sports activities in India . Andaman Island Leaving behind all other destinations, Andaman leads the list. This Island archipelago is so much popular...
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Indulge In The Beauty Of Kenya With These Must-Visit Places

Ruby Daub ·
Kenya is known to be one of the most attractive tourist spots of this planet. Its beautiful landscapes, huge varieties of animals and extremely humble and welcoming folks make this place absolutely amazing. Treat yourself to an exciting African experience as there are so many places to explore in Kenya. Its rich history and culture, natural beauty and rural ambience are totally incredible. Kenya is considered to be a heaven for the tourists who want to be closer to mother earth for a while.
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The Charm of the Most Beautiful Mountains Will Amaze You!

Kaitlyn Angles ·
Many people drive inspiration from different things. What is your inspiration> well, if you ask in your circle and social groups; you might end up in mountains. There are many fellows who take inspiration from the charm and beauty of mountains. Have you ever pondered about the gorgeous mountains that the world has stored for you? Yes, the world is full of wonders and beauties. When talking about landscapes, sceneries, mountains and hills; there are plenty of options that are absolutely...
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Discovering the pearl of Africa

Ababa Safaris ·
Hello every one, all members in this travel forums, We are giving a chance to all members to discover the best of Uganda in our Eleven days Gorilla trekking safari. Did you know that 1/2 of the remaining Mountain Gorillas live in Uganda? follow us with all questions like how to Book the gorilla safari, when to book the Gorilla permit, what is required for booking the Gorilla permit, your expectations in Your dream safari to Uganda and many more. I wish you a wonderful good week
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Top 10 Destinations Worth Exploring in Korea

Daniel Moore ·
When I say Korea, know that I am referring to South Korea by default. Of course, there would have been no confusion if there was no recent friendly meeting between North and South Korean leaders. True that the two places are now on excellent terms but South Korea is still the undisputed tourism hub. In recent years, the country has attracted special attention. This maybe solely because of social media sites and concentrated efforts by the Korean government to improve infrastructure as well...
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Enjoy Your Big Bear Stay In Fully Functional, Clean Yet Innovative Cabins

Big Bear Escapes ·
Summer is the most appealing time of the year when everyone tries to get away from the regular grind. Schools are closed and kids are out for the vacation, but where one should go with his whole family to enjoy? There is one destination where being with the crowd is pleasure in itself. It is Big Bear, California; its high altitude makes it cooler than the low lying areas, moreover makes it a wonderful place for a family to get away from their monotonous life. Apart from the natural and...
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Most Amazing Camping Pitches in Australia

ArronHidd ·
From the clear blue waters of the Pacific, to the scorching red sands of the Outback, Australia is a vast, beautiful continent yearning for discovery and exploration. Because of its size, and diverse natural wealth, the Land Down Under is the most spectacular destination you will ever visit. However, if you truly want to experience the wild beauty of this amazing country-continent, the only real way to do it is by camping out. So, pack your tent, roll-up your sleeping bag, and take a look at...
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Going on Winter Vacation with a 6-Month-Old – 7 Things You Need to Have

ArronHidd ·
Heading out on a winter vacation with your kid for the first time ever is always exciting. Still, this is going to be different from any other you took before. Going on a winter vacation with a 6-month-old requires a lot of thinking and prep work. For this reason, we have come up with a list that will help you pack for a trip like this. Here are 7 things you simply need to have on any winter vacation you take with your newborn. Sunscreen Even though this wouldn’t be your first pick when it...
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Must See Tourist Attractions When You Are On A Trip To Tibet

tibettriphub ·
Tibet is much more than Everest base camp , all you need to do is brace yourself for some adventure and take the ride across this amazing roof of the world. Here is a list that you may like to go through, in this write-up we are taking up the attractions on a regional basis: 1. Lhasa Tourist Sites: The capital of this place, it is one of the most spectacular sites with a snow plateau at its base and best sunrises on the top. It is the city of sunlight as it enjoys longest sunrises than any...
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How to Make Your Short Vacation to Hong Kong Delightful?

bryonyaraminta ·
What makes Hong Kong immensely popular? This densely populated city located in southeastern China is hugely famous for its food and fashion. You can also find a lot of fun things to do when you are visiting Hong Kong. The plethora of options available often creates confusion in the minds of the visitors who are on a short vacation to this city. If you want to make use of your Hong Kong trip effectively, the beautiful places that you must visit are given below. The wonderful view from the...
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Why Spending a Business Conference in Cyprus Is a Great Idea

harry martina ·
Choosing the location of your business conference can be difficult, as you want a place that screams “professional!” while – at the same time – you want your guests to enjoy their time. You are looking for a place that is only a few hours away from almost every continent for convenience; where professionalism goes hand in hand with genuine hospitality; where the weather is nice; and a location that has something new to offer. You may not know it yet, but are looking for Cyprus. This...
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Five Things To Do At Chiang Mai, Thailand

anshu_travel ·
Chiang Mai is located in the Northern area of Thailand capital city, Bangkok. It takes 1-hour journey by plane from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or about 8 hours by bus. The government intentionally prepares Chiang Mai for tourism purpose. The city is well arranged, and it has some artificial rivers. Many trees are planted along the road. Chiang Mai certainly has many interesting tourism objects to visit such as elephant training camp, orchid park, Thai silk, waterfalls and many more. Elephant Camp...
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Kagayawan Festival in Davao – A Get Together of All Cultures Existing in the City

indianeagle ·
The Kagayawan sa Davao or the Kadayawan Festival in Davao is not a traditional celebration but a kind of get-together of the several cultures co-existing in the city of Davao. A week-long celebration in Davao in the southern Philippines region, this festival represents different harvest festivals from across the world. It has been celebrated since the 80s with an array of parades and events that the Dabawenyos (the citizens of Davao) still celebrate with same enthusiasm. Here’s a complete...
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Pleasures of a South African Safari Experience

Emma Marie ·
South Africa delights in its differing qualities: a spot where untamed wildlife meets extravagant pleasure and a 'Rainbow Nation' of many cultures reveal a dazzling mixture of invitations. From a well-placed South African safari and amazing shorelines to shining seaside urban communities and world-class vineyards, South African safaris truly have it all. Traveling to South Africa offers a wealth of safari experiences, from lavish subtropical shoreline timberlands to the fantastic separation...
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10 honeymoon destinations in new zealand

Trip Town ·
If you want to move away from mainstream honeymoon destinations like Bali, Thailand and do something out-of-the-box, consider honeymooning in New Zealand. Words fall short when we describe how ethereal this destination is as a perfect honeymoon spot. There is endless variety of tourist attractions, some stunning views and much more. Whether you want to simply enjoy a laid back vacation at the beach, indulge your senses with the stunning scenery or drown knee-deep in the delectable cuisine...
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5 Must Visit Offbeat Place in Himachal Pradesh for Honeymoon

harry martina ·
Your understanding of mountain stations in Himachal Pradesh is limited to just Shimla and Manali and trust, almost everyone has been around, perhaps you too, earlier on your previous decades! But this your honeymoon, we all know you have planned many matters for your honeymoon visit to Himachal Pradesh , also we'd love to add a spice of some of those offbeat areas in Himachal Pradesh to get a honeymoon that's not on the tourist radar and therefore are still unexplored. So, are you prepared...
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Mountain Passes in Ladakh Lift Your Spirit High

Vishnu Kumar ·
“Mountains are calling, and I must go.” John Muir wrote down the feelings into words which we all feel after getting exhausted in the routine of daily life. We need an escape and what could be better than the cold desert of Indian, Ladakh. Whether it’s the beauty of mountains, thrill, adventure and wanderlust, Ladakh keeps everything at upscale. Every mountain pass in Ladakh comes with new challenges, and every turn is a new victory. There is a common saying about Ladakh “A place where the...
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Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip

Liam Smith ·
Few people would argue that Australia is one of the best possible destinations out there for any traveler: it has both interesting cityscapes and natural sceneries of a lifetime. And if you like the freedom of stopping whenever and wherever you wish to in order to marvel at the beautiful view, perhaps a road trip is right up your alley. One of the most popular roads for such a trip in Australia is the one taking you from Sydney to Brisbane: the Legendary Pacific Coast. This road stretching...
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Do you want a better way to see the World? Meet the world’s remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas

Primate Vacations ·
No African Safari is complete without seeing the Mountain Gorillas! There are only 700–880 Mountain gorillas remaining on earth. The majority live in the Virunga Mountains that straddle Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in East Africa. The cost of a Gorilla Trekking permit can cover a wildlife-viewing safari in a top wilderness park in many parts of the world. However, the gorilla trekking experience is completely worth it, it lasts a lifetime. It is the best safari every...
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Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
Hi guys, hey travellers, i just saw an article about the Top 10 Destinations of 2014 and i was surprised to see that Romania is number 3 on this top. Isn't this just wonderful? I live in Romania and It cheers me up just to see my country in any top,...
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Most Amazing Golf Courses Around the World

Emily Wilson ·
Golf is a sport that has been recently gaining popularity across the world. Originating from 15th century Scotland, the modern game of golf started to be played at tournaments from mid 19th century. Today, the four biggest tournaments are: The British Open, The Masters, the US Open, and the PGA Championship, the last three of which are players in the United States. However, more and more people are not attracted to golf because of the lure of a professional career, although the victory money...
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5 Offbeat Places to Unwind in Bengaluru on a Weekend

Trickiya ·
Weekends are for chilling! Looking for an unusual, offbeat place to chill and unwind after a long hectic day at work week? There is nothing better than a good company, good food and amazing new places to explore around your city on the weekends. If you’re looking for one such place in Bangalore, you have landed at the right page! We have you covered with the top 5 offbeat places in Bengaluru to wind on a weekend. 1.COORG Situated about 260km from Bengaluru, Coorg is one of the top...
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Top 5 Family Holiday Destinations in India

Ruby Daub ·
Choosing the best destination for a family vacation in India, as with other topics, is not an easy task, thanks to the diversity and multitude of options available to the most demanding travelers. There are beaches, wonderful examples of architecture, adventure, culture and fun experiences for a full sense of family in India. Best holiday destinations for families Plan your trip, considering the weather and other conditions. We make sure you have a great time! See this if you travel in...
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Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia

David Mason ·
Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia Ethiopia is a culturally and environmentally rich country that is considered one of the world’s biggest tourist draw. It has beautiful natural attractions, great people and exciting traditions that will help you learn more about the country, Africa and the world. It has been voted as the best destination around the world by the European Council on Tourism and trade twice because of its unique blend of a natural and human environment. Ethiopia is home to...
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8 Tips For Travelling To Thailand On A Budget

clareabner ·
Just a few years ago, Thailand was a dirt-cheap travel destination. The first time I visited Thailand in the mid-2000s, I just did a little research using my Frontier bundles. The internet and the Travel Channel were pretty much all you needed to discover the world back then. And I was off! My 2-week sojourn in Thailand involved street food, island hopping, beach parties, and clubs. The whole trip cost me only a fraction of what it did the second time I visited in 2012. For my third trip...
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Planning Dangerous road trips | HOP IN

Christiane ·
I am planning Death Road trips. I have decided on 4 roads to travel I am planning my last. Also, I have a plan to visit Africa and I heard that out therein morocco despite many things to do in Morocco. there is a dangerous yet beautiful road of atlas mountain. Anyone who lived in Morocco can guide me here. Thanks in advance. Planning Things to do in Morocco
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Trekking in Morocco

Sarah Marry ·
Welcome to the charmed country of Morocco, where a smile welcomes every traveler. Whether you are imagining of a tour into the spectacular mountain varieties of the Atlas Mountains for Actual hiking in Morocco and directed or self-guided walking and trekking journeys through the old Berber villages or up for a dare and submit its high uttermost of Toubkal, a camel trek into the comprehensive hills of the Sahara Desert, a visit to the antique cities and colorful markets or a peaceful time on...
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A Trip to Manali

Vikas Bhatnagar ·
Manali is the most renowned hill station of India as it is blessed with natural beauty, dense pine forests, and picturesque hills. Local and foreign tourists go to Manali all throughout the year to gaze its beautiful landscape and tourist places to enjoy the adventure activities. Now everything is online, we always book the Manali holiday packages from numerous websites like Irctc, MakeMyTrip, and more. Above on that, deals like Irctc coupons make us save a decent amount of money on our trip...
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BRB aims to be the Netflix of travel

Jacob William ·
A British company whose initials signify 'Be Right Back' believes it will carve out a brand new travel segment—people willing to pay £50 a month for 3 vacations a year, while not knowing prior to wherever. BRB's subscription fee, which amounts to about €57 or $65, allows members to specify such parameters as beach/mountain/city, solo/couple and name places they don't want to go, and then sit back and wait. About a month before the trip the company tells them where they're going for a weekend...
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The Best Destination Wedding Venues in Thailand

Ayan Asad ·
Of the millions of people who visit Thailand every year, many leave its shores head over heels in love with the country; the jaw-dropping nature, the relaxed pace of life and the warm, friendly people leaving a lasting positive impression. Fitting then, that the country is a perfect place to tie the knot with your beloved. With stunning beaches, exciting activities and world-class services, here are the best destination wedding venues in Thailand. Koh Samui Koh Samui is perfect for a wedding...
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Unusual Travel Getaways For All Seasons!

StephanieMTM ·
It’s becoming increasingly popular for Aussies to check out Thredbo, a resort that is: open year-round for skiing or snowboarding in winter, mountain biking , hiking, fishing, or just relaxing in the summer season. Still, tourists will come through for more unusual Christmas festivities, since this generally isn’t the rule. By the same token, many Aussies look to experience a white Christmas in other parts of the world, as the literature paints it. There are adventures to be had in the...
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