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A Sedona Jeep Tour is one of the ‘must do’ activities when you visit Sedona.

Whenever you’re in the town you’ll see the famous pink jeeps whisking people onto their next little adventure.

Our tour was 1.5 hours and was the cheapest at around $60 per person.


Our Sedona Jeep Tour starts

We went with pink jeep tours and the company HQ is in a busy part of town. Leave with plenty of time to get there as there are big crowds.

We checked in at reception and shortly after were called up by our driver Brent to hop in and start the tour.

The Jeeps are modified to fit 6 passengers in, so if you’re in a pair it’s likely you’ll be put with another pair or a group of 3 – I rarely saw any with 6 in.

Be warned, its policy that one passenger has to sit up front with the driver.

Because I was a very British gentleman and let everyone else on first, this ended up being me. I obviously wanted to sit next to Annie and thankfully one of the other passengers offered to swap with me. Bear this rule in mind when you get on!

At the start of the tour, you travel along on the towns tarmac roads for about 5 minutes.

Pink jeep tour adventure
You can see how rough the road ahead is!

Here there’s not too much to see you get to know your driver. It turned out Brent was a part time masseuse!

After the tarmac roads, you hit the dirt track which is bumpy as hell. The transition off the tarmac hits you hard, it’s jolty and bumpy and it doesn’t become any more forgiving.

You have to wear seat belts otherwise you’ll probably fly up and hit your head!


Into the the red rocks…

From the start Brent was awesome and supplied us with fun facts that even Arizonian Annie didn’t know about.

We learnt the origin of the Name Sedona (a lady literally made it up, called her daughter it and Sedona was named after her). We also learnt the origin of Arizona states name but I forgot :(.

We were also informed why certain rocks have big black streaks running down them…

red rocks sedona Arizona

Brent was also pointing out all the different shaped rocks we could see, one looked like a battleship, another looked like an American Indians face, and another looked like a stagecoach.


The crazy rock formations

rock fall sedona arizona

The rock that resembled a stagecoach had a large slab missing from the front that you can see in the picture below. You could clearly see there was recently rock there and Brent informed us that it was the site of a massive rock fall in 2009. The slab that fell was bigger than a school bus, now that would have given you a headache!


The stunning views

We climbed higher and higher up through the wilderness and the landscape began to open up in front of us.

jeep tour in Sedona

We continued our Sedona jeep tour up to a vantage point overlooking the region.

This was the highest point this particular tour goes but you can book other tours that carry on up the road further and last up to 3 hours.

We spent a while taking lots of pictures up here before we started to head back down the boulder filled road.

Pink jeep 4x4 Sedona
sedona tour views

The unplanned event

On the way back down we were all chatting to Brent when suddenly there was an almighty thud underneath the jeep! We stopped and Brent got out to have a look but couldn’t find anything.

A few minutes more driving and chatting, then BANG! If there wasn’t something broke before, then there sure was now.

Brent got out to have a look again.

“Oh yehhh, that’s us done for”

We hopped out to have a look at what had happened. It turned out one of the suspension coils had completely snapped and was now digging into a shock absorber.

broken suspension jeep tour Arizona
That circular coil is meant to be vertical, not horizontal lol.

Brent radioed HQ to ask for another jeep and a couple of mechanics came  to look at the jeep we were currently in.

Apparently, they have a dedicated mechanic team as the Jeeps regularly need fixing due to the unforgiving road!

Whilst we were waiting for or pick up other jeeps were passing and all were making funny comments about our situation.

Annie and I really liked the fact we broke down: it gave us more time in this great area and more time to take pictures and ask questions!

jeeps driving up path
Other jeeps going off into the distance…

After around 20 minutes a jeep came to pick us up and we headed back to base to be dropped off.

Sedona Jeep Tours are definitely worth the money and are another must do in addition to Devils Bridge.

Let’s hope you break down and get more time out in the wilderness like we did 😉

Michael x

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Just about everyone wants to visit Las Vegas at one point or another. Even if it’s beginning to seem mildly old-fashioned, it’s still one of the world’s true entertainment Meccas, and as such it’s a draw for all kinds of people. As much as we all have a vague general idea of what to expect there, however – bright lights, gaudy attractions, and all-night entertainment – most of us haven’t really thought through the specifics. Below I’ll look to help with some of that by covering some of the logistics, strategies, and attractions involved.

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eco-tourism Cambodia sunset
eco-tourism Cambodia sunset

The idea of eco-tourism is growing in popularity. This is especially true among backpackers who prefer to minimise their carbon footprint on holiday.

Cambodia, land of temples and tropical beaches, is increasingly draw for visitors with a eco-friendly aim. You may be keen to learn about Cambodian history, shop in vibrant markets, or try the delicious, fresh local food.

These days there are plenty of activities for eco-conscious travellers in Cambodia. If you’re interested in travelling sustainably in this picturesque South East Asian country, don’t miss these eco-tourism experiences:


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With its ease of travel, Europe is the best place to travel from city to city. However, every now and then you want a break from the hustle and bustle.

You get a little bored and want something other than looking at the countless churches (I think I’m allergic to them I’ve seen so many). You’re probably also tired of visiting museums.

Don’t even get me started on one of the many walking tours that feel like a marathon sometimes.

Relaxation and exploration in nature is often a great alternative. Lahemma National Park, 70km east of Tallinn, Estonia, is the perfect destination for such a break. Continue reading “Lahemaa National Park – a Stunning Getaway.”

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One of the most popular regions in the world to travel to is Southeast Asia. And there are plenty of reasons why. You get the experience of immersing yourself in an entirely different culture that feels a world away from what we are used to in the west. You can enjoy some magical natural scenery including the karst limestone cliffs of Halong Bay and the pristine white beaches of the Thai islands. You can enjoy plenty of delicious food and drink in the knowledge that it all costs a fraction of what it does back home. And since it is a place that attracts so many backpackers from around the world, you have the peace of mind that it is a very easy and safe place to travel around.

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So is Helsinki, Finland worth visiting and is there anything to do?

Nah don’t bother, its boring as anything…

If you don’t know what to do that is!

Luckily you have me to help you out…

Helsinki, Finland may have a rep as being a tad boring and I can kind of see why.

From the outside there doesn’t seem toooooo much to do. After all, a lot of people who spend a week or more in Finland do so in the north. Here the nature is the main draw.

However, delve into the culture a little bit and do as the locals do, and Helsinki is definitely a city worth spending 2 or 3 nights in.

Here’s some pretty dope ass reasons you should visit the city:


Kauppatori (Market Square)

The Market Square is a pretty cool place to visit any day. Situated next to the main harbour you can’t miss the brightly coloured orange tents.

The stalls sell fresh fruit and veg, cooked meals, interesting clothing, souvenirs, and local trinkets.

As it’s next to the harbour you also have boats mooring up that sell fresh fish to market goers.

Frequently on evenings, when the market has set down, the square will play host to cultural events like the classic car meet up that occurred when I was there.


Suomenlinna Island

Located right next to Market Square are the ferry companies that provide transport to the islands in the Helsinki Archipelago.

Suomenlinna Island is the main island that people visit as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Suomenlinna Island
Suomenlinna Island

The site is actually 6 joined up islands that were an 18th century fort island built when Finland was part of Sweden to counter Russian expansionism.

Head over at sunset to catch some epic shots of Helsinki:


The pools and Saunas

While I was in the city I took a trip to 3 separate watering holes.

On my first full day in the city I spent pretty much all day at the Allas Sea pool.

This complex is situated in the harbour of Helsinki next to the big Ferris wheel. There’s 3 pools; one deep lane pool (where there is no lane discipline ffs), one shallow kiddies pool, and one deep pool filled with filtered sea water.

Theres also plenty of room to sunbathe on the deck or on one of the free deck chairs that are limited in number. Chilling here is a great option as you can soak up the sun, take a dip, and watch the cruise ships sail by.

On my second day I visited the Olympic Pool which is about a 20minute bike ride north from the city centre.

The 50m pool is great for swimming laps, there is also a little kiddies pool, as well as a deep diving pool which you can swim in and jump off the diving boards in the designated jumping periods.

Loyly Sauna is rated as the number one sauna in Helsinki, its around €18 for entry and well worth it.

The Sauna has a modern luxury feel to it and provides great food and refreshments.

After you’ve warmed up in the sauna theres a ladder leading down into the Baltic Sea for you to cool off in.


The beautiful people

From a male perspective, Helsinki contains the highest number of beautiful women I have ever come across in a city.

Fellow female travellers have said the guys aren’t too bad either. It must just be this Scandinavian genetics!

In my time in the city I met plenty of English, kiwi, and Aussie guys who have upped sticks and moved over to Finland after meeting the Finnish girl of their dreams. The rest of us can only dream…


Countless day trips from Helsinki

If you’re still wondering “Is Helsinki worth visiting?” then rest assured the city can be used as a base to explore many other parts of the country!

Lake Tuusula Finland
Lake Tuusula Finland

Many day trips are around an hour travel from central Helsinki and many will transport you to another world. Here are a few:

  • Porvoo – a medieval town that has narrow streets, cobbled roads, colourful buildings, and plenty of cute restaurants and cafe’s
  • Lake Tuusula – A Stunning lake with a 24km cycle road surrounding it. Home to many Finnish artists.
  • Nuuksio National Park – A national park that is almost completely unspoilt by humans. An idyllic get away.
  • Tallinn – A 2.5 hour ferry ride will take you to the capital of Estonia.

Renting a bike in Helsinki Finland

To rent one of Helsinki’s city bikes you pay €5 for one day – pretty good value!

Theres something ridiculous like 700 docking stations in and around the city so you’ll never go somewhere and not have somewhere to dock your bike.

Fortunately, from my experience, Helsinki isn’t too hilly so the riding is pretty easy and the quality of the bikes isn’t too bad either.

A great way to see the city and surrounding areas.

renting bikes helsinki finland
renting bikes helsinki finland

Outdoor lifestyle

Helsinki’s residents love to do things outdoors In their cities open spaces – of which there are quite a few.

I regularly saw large groups of people having BBQs and gatherings in the city parks.

Children are brought to all kinds of events in Helsinki

During the day and especially of an evening you should take a trip to Park Esplanadi. This long thin strip of grass runs through a central part of the city and has a great atmosphere during the day and a buzzing one during the evenings.


The drone laws in Helsinki Finland.

As I’ve recently come into the possession of a drone I’ve quickly had to become savvy on drone laws wherever I’m flying.

Many countries I feel, are overly strict with their laws which is a real shame as it restricts you a lot with where you can fly your drone – sometimes nowhere it seems.

Thankfully however, Finnish drone laws are sensible, practical, and follow a common sense approach.

helsinki Finland from drone
helsinki Finland from drone

There are 3 no fly zones within the city of Helsinki which are around government and other important buildings.

The rest of the city you can fly in as long as you’re not exceeding 150m and not above large crowds. That lets you get epic shots like this:


So, is Helsinki Finland it worth it?

These are just 8 reasons why Helsinki, Finland is well worth a visit for around 2 or 3 nights.

Helsinki is slightly more expensive than other western countries but no where near the prices you will find in Sweden, Norway, or Iceland. A short break can be more than manageable for the budget.

In addition to the reasons noted above there are of course your usual city walking tours, churches to visit, and beaches to lay on.

If you’re planning on staying longer in Finland then its probably worth including the north of the country in your itinerary. Here the natural landscape can provide countless activities on a longer holiday.

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Alaska is by far one of the most exciting regions to visit in the world. The reasoning for this is quite simple – it is the “final frontier” for most tourists and a tempting playground for hardcore adventurers. However, do not be taken aback by its vast wilderness and harsh climate! It is as enticing to casual vacationers as it is to adrenaline junkies. If you are having second thoughts on visiting this captivating corner of the globe, here is the ultimate guide to visiting Alaska that might convince you to give it a chance.

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Myanmar is charming destination which boasts and abundance of temples but also isn’t short of perfect sandy beaches. In general, the country is more expensive than its neighbors in terms of travel cost, so some budgeting may be in order. This guide will help budget travelers plan their dream trip to Myanmar while still enjoying the core charm of this mysterious and majestic country.

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We all know that every country in the world is different. Different traditions, customs, and social norms are a wonderful new experience, but can often take a unsuspecting visitor by surprise. Britain is no different, with such a rich history certain things have evolved that may want to take note of before you visit.

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You might be tempted to plan your Seattle trip for the height of summer. After all, why would you want your view from the top of the Space Needle spoiled by Rain City’s infamous gray drizzle? But you’ll find something in Seattle for every season, whatever the weather. Whether you’re sightseeing during the more mild months or enjoying cozy cafes and the nearby ski slopes in winter, Seattle offers the perfect getaway.

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The food at London Markets is one of the many sprinkles on the giant cake that is London.

South London has no shortage of these mouthwatering markets.

In recent years the south of London has exploded in with cool things to do and trendy places to be.

Whether it’s a day out with family and friends, or a cheeky evening date, these markets will leave you wanting more with their quirky little stalls and unique vibes.


Maltby Street Market – Bermondsey

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Maltby Street Market has delicious offerings!

Maltby Street Market is getting rave reviews from the people who go there. Thankfully it can still be classed as a hidden gem – some people who live in Bermondsey don’t even know it’s there!

The market runs down a thin strip of road that is sandwiched in between the arches of a railway line on one side and modern blocks of flats on the other.

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The narrow slither that is Maltby Street Market

Open on Saturdays and Sundays the market caters for all types of food. You’ll find sweet and savoury waffles, dedicated beef stalls, Brownie stalls, and a cheese truck.

The market also caters very well for vegans and vegetarians. Enjoy!


Flat Iron Square – Southwark

Flat Iron Square London Markets
Flat Iron Square seating

Flat iron Square is the newest addition on this list. Opened in 2016 it carries on the theme from Maltby Market of railway arches.

Situated within 7 of these arches you can find a fantastic pizza joint, Motherclucker, Savage Salads, a pancake stall, and south east Asian cuisine.

The market contains a green space that is perfect to relax in during the day.

The project is the first step on trying to link together different communities along the bankside rail viaduct. Hopefully this will lead to more unique South London markets!


Greenwich Market – my fave London markets

Greenwich market London
Greenwich market is my fave (not biased at all)

Image via Flickr from Garry Knight

Having recently gone through major restoration project, Greenwich Market is now a fresh and shiny covered market that plays host to every kind of stall you can imagine.

Within the main hall of the market are the temporary stalls that range from hand crafted watches all the way down to the tastiest Chinese food.

Around the edge of the market, built into its structure, are permanent shops. Some of these range from a dedicated map store to a shop full of antique posters.

The food is towards the north side of the market and literally ranges from all corners of the world. The sushi stalls are my favourite.


Spa Terminus – Bermondsey

If you’re visiting Maltby Market that’s number 1 on this list, then you also have to take a trip to Spa Terminus. Spa Terminus is literally down the road from Maltby!

Spa Terminus is a new addition to the area and is made up of sellers who were previously at Maltby market. The sellers decided to set up another market with a slightly more traditional feel.

Here you will find among others: Ice Cream Union, the London Honey Company, Mons Cheesemongers, and fine wine establishments.


Venn Street Market – Clapham

Venn street market in the sun
Venn street market in the sun

Open every Saturday on Clapham Common Venn street market is a market that works specifically with local producers and farmers.

You will find vegetable stores, fish mongers, bakeries, cheese stalls, and of course brownie stalls!

There are plenty of areas to sit down and soak up the atmosphere. There are also plenty of places to sit down and enjoy the lovely food and drinks that on offer!


The best food at London Markets?

These 5 markets are each unique in their own way and have slightly different vibes.

All these markets are south of the river and within public transport distance, so you could definitely visit more than one in a day if you like.

The food you find will be different in each market, as will be the establishments in which you sit down and eat in.

Take note of these 5 markets and let your tastes buds have a great day out too!

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You’re not going to find any Empire State Building tours or Sydney Harbour Bridge walks on this awesome adventure trips list.

These are 5 of the most unique travel experiences you can encounter across the world.

Just completing one of these bad boys is going to create a lifetime of memories that you can bring up at fancy dinner parties, and blow the socks off everyone listening.


The Rickshaw Run – India

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The bonkers Rickshaw Run

Richard.birch from Wikimedia Commons

The guys over at The Adventurists are pretty bad ass. They literally run the most ridiculous adventure trips on this planet.

They’re also good people – when you complete these adventures you’re doing it all for charity. Apply halo accordingly.

The most popular and bonkers one of these adventures is called the Rickshaw Run. Your entry fee buys you a rickshaw decorated to your specification – people have gone for Thunderbirds, Pink Panther, and of course Anchorman themes.

Your challenge – to drive this 7hp bunch of crap from one side of India to the other.

You have two weeks to do this, at the start there’s a massive party and theres another one at the end of the route, in-between its up to you. Rickshaw on.


Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride – Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia hot air balloons
Cappadocia hot air balloons

This experience is a little calmer than driving across India in a tin can, yet no less forgettable. You’ve probably seen images of the Cappadocia hot air ballon rides on your Facebook or Instagram feeds.

Picture dozens of colourful hot air balloons ascending  at sunrise over a beautifully green terrain thats punctuated by amazingly shaped stone outcrops – thats Cappadocia.

Getting up at the crack of dawn has never been more worth it. When you get to your hot air balloon you will have some refreshments, then you’ll get in to the basket.

As you silently and majestically rise in unison with dozens of other ballots the landscape will open up in front of you, bathed in the warm golden light from the sunrise.

The trip can last around 1.5 hours and when you land you’ll have champagne and other refreshments to celebrate!


Adventure Trips to The Largest Caves – Vietnam

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Looking swanky at Hang En Cave in Vietnam

You may have seen me write about this before. This is because I have been fortunate enough to tick this one off the list.

Due to its ridiculously pure limestone that is easily eroded by water, Vietnam has THE largest caves in the world.

It doesn’t just have the largest in the world, it also has the 3rd largest in the world too. The crazy thing is they were only discovered in the 1990’s – how did they miss them?!

Fortunately, you can tour them for yourself as part of a guided expedition. Hang En, the third largest cave in the world is a two day trip where you spend the night in the cave itself.

Hang Son Doon, the largest cave in the world, is a week long expedition for the most adventure prone.

The caves are still not that well known but they are becoming more and more popular. Go see them now before they become another Niagara Falls!


Adventure Trips over a whole continent – Europe

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Hanging out with friends made while interrailing

Interrailing is definitely one of those adventure trips everyone should do once in their life. You buy one train ticket that covers the whole of Europe and then off you go galavanting around for up to a month.

The great thing is that you can take any route you want and everyone takes a slightly different route visiting different places.

Within Europe there are so many unique experiences for you. You can swim in Lake Bled, go to a spa party in Budapest, experience great cuisine in Italy, party till 5am in Barcelona, and chill on a peaceful island in the Greek sun.

As well as seeing great destinations I found it really interesting to see big differences in countries train systems: Double decker trains that are so efficient in the Netherlands, to soviet style trains that you can walk faster than in the East.

Biggest tip – Do it solo! 🙂


Live like a tribesperson – Australia.

adventure trips arnhem land

Far away on the edge of Australias Northern Territory lies the Indigenous East Arnhem Land.

This sacred expanse of land is home tot he Yolngu people who live in the same traditional way that their ancestors did thousands of years ago.

If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a true tribes person then this is your ultimate opportunity.

You’ll spend a week with the tribe learning how to hunt, gather, make food, dance, as well as how to take part in traditional activities such as painting.

During this trip you will feel like you’ve travelled thousands of years into the past and will marvel at your remoteness.

After you leave you will feel like you have a new connection with the world and you will never be able to look at modern society in quite the same way.


These 5 adventure trips are each unique and unforgettable. Just completing one of these 5 adventures will leave you will a lifetime of memories and stories to tell.

The uniqueness of these trips means that no one else you know if likely to have completed them. I’ve personally been to on two of these 5 and no one I know has even heard of the caves in Vietnam!

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Guest posting on sites is an essential weapon in any bloggers arsenal. Writing guest posts for other sites or accepting posts to your own site can get your blogs name out there, increase your rankings on search engines, bring in free content for your site, and create some lucrative income.

If you want to take your blog to the next level, you need to know how guest posting works.

With guest posting, the key is to make each exchange mutually beneficial. Both parties need to benefit in some way in order for guest posts to work.

In its most basic terms, one party will gain content for their site and the party providing the content will include links within this content that will help their website gain exposure.

As your influence increases and your blog grows, you will start to benefit more in different ways from these exchanges.

As your influence increases, companies, individuals, and agencies will offer more to you, for less in return – all for the chance to be exposed on your blog.

It makes sense – the more exposure something will get when it is placed on your blog, the more someone is willing to do to get it there! Let’s get into guest posting and what you need to do ….


Guest Posting on Sites for Free

When first starting out it’s essential to write guest posts on sites free of charge. This can literally be any website that will give exposure to your blog.

For instance, as I run a travel blog, I emailed every travel agency, airline, travel magazine, and product maker out there pitching my guest posts. I’ve included an example email pitch below:

Guest posting on sites email template

The bigger the following the company you write for, the better. Guest posting on sites such as a big travel company might give you as much exposure and writing posts for 3 smaller travel blogs.

However, every link to your site that you get out there will help overall!

What’s in it for you? Within the piece of content, you’re going to include a link or two to your website and also ask for your author bio to be included at the bottom of the page., this should be about 100 words max.

The other site gets free content and you get a backlink on their site. Win – Win!


Accept peoples/companies prewritten guest posting on your site for free

Once happy you can copy and paste the content onto your site, format it, and publish it. Of course, send an email to the party that supplied the content to let them know its published!

As your site gains more exposure, people will want to start placing links on your site for their own benefit.

Bloggers are going to do what you did in step 1. They’ll get in contact, offer you content, and include links to their site in this content.

You need to review the content, make sure its suitable for your site and make sure you’re happy with the links included. I personally don’t include links to gambling or money lending sites.


Write posts for your own site including links to other sites for a fee.

Marketing companies are soon likely to get into contact asking you to write posts for your own blog and include links to their client’s websites.

You will likely have to submit a blog post idea for approval then once approved and you’re happy with the links then you can start writing away. Once you’ve finished writing the post you’ll probably have to send them the finished article for approval before you publish it.

Companies will offer to pay you a fee for this. Typically, this starts off at $20-$30 per post. This price will increase the bigger following you have and the more influence you have as an influencer.

When you’ve published the post make sure you email the company the link, this is often a requirement before they will pay you.


Accept prewritten guest posts for your site for a fee

The pinnacle is when companies will pay you to publish their prewritten posts with links to their clients.

So far, I’ve had a few of these, a couple have paid $100 for me to essentially copy and paste a well written blog post onto my blog and publish it.

With a little formatting work that’s essentially $100 for 5 minutes work – not bad! These companies can pay you through PayPal and in order to be paid you will need to send them a link to the post when it is live.


This progression of guest posting on sites will happen at different speeds for different bloggers.

If you provide 10 guest posts in step one this will start you off very well on your guest posting journey! Don’t get disheartened if it takes a while for steps 2 and onwards to occur – it might take 6 months or more, but it’ll be worth it.

It is also important to note that during your guest posting journey you should continue to create original content for your own site! If you become over reliant on guest posts you might become lazy and never write your own content!

Blogging is amazing, but it isn’t a simple and easy journey, keep at this and your little baby will continue to grow and grow ☺

Michael x

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Sometimes a beach vacation is just what you need to relax. There are plenty of areas along the East Coast that provide the soft sand, warm sun, and invigorating activities you’re looking for. Get back in touch with nature and feed your spirit at one of these four beach getaways.

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Planning one month traveling Europe can feel extremely exhilarating and daunting at the same time. With so many countries residing so close together, it’s tough to decide what to see, where to go, and how much time to spend in each place. With that being said, it’s also incredibly tempting to try and just see it all. One day in each country should do, right?

While the idea of adding 20 or more stamps to your passport is enticing, it won’t be worth it in the end. Instead, choose an itinerary that allows you to fully immerse yourself in your surroundings. Whether you’re a new traveler or a seasoned wanderer, here’s how to get a taste of what every region in Europe has to offer.

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This like of the 5 best things to do in Bangkok will save your skin! Being a foreigner in a city as huge as Bangkok can be a daunting experience; you want to make sure you go to the best places and you absolutely don’t want to miss out on any opportunities in this jewel of Asia.

Having stayed in Bangkok a couple of times myself, and after gaining multiple tips from other travelers, I’ve compiled this list of the best leisure activities to enjoy during your stay. During your time in the city, make sure you stay in some of the best IHG hotels in Bangkok.

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As you probably already know, travelling can be a life changing experience.

It gives you the opportunity to see sights around the world that you’ve never seen before. You can join other cultures that you’d never normally experience, and be able to appreciate other climates than what you’re used to at home.

There are also many benefits of travel that can also bring many other things into your life that can make you a better person. Want to know more?

Here’s the benefits of travel and how travelling can make you a better person.

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There are beautiful places to visit in Morocco everywhere you go in the country. Geographically this country is only about the size of California however, this dainty country has a population of about 34 million, and it is incredibly rich and complex in its history.

Moroccans have stayed one of the friendliest and most hospitable individuals within the world. You can virtually speak to anyone that has ventured through Morocco and they’ll all say a similar thing, that Moroccan kindness and cordial reception is one of the finest around. 

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Morocco collage

The country is full of colours, It’s beauty sparks from mountain ranges elongating throughout the country, to the glistening azure ocean, and the yellow sand dunes of the desert.

The country is additionally home to uncountable lovely cities, everyone adding to Morocco’s distinctive landscape and culture.

Here are ten of the loveliest places for you to go to.

Your Moroccon Holiday could be the best and most memorable holiday in a long time. 


Essaouira

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There’s plenty of fun things to do in the hippy city of Flagstaff. The city is nestled in the stunning red rock scenery of northern Arizona and offers activities through both summer and winter.

Flagstaff is at a much higher elevation than Phoenix and Tucson, so has a much greener environment with lots of forests and grasslands.

The area is considerably colder than its fellow Arizonan cities, so you should pack some long sleeves and trousers!

The city is around a 4-hour drive north from Tucson and a 2.5-hour drive North of the state capital, Phoenix.

There’s also plenty of fun things to do in Flagstaff, you just need someone to write about them for you…

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Many of you will know that travelling is a major passion in my life – this blog may have given that away! 😉

What you may not know is that being healthy and general fitness is another huge passion in my life.

It probably stems from my past as a competitive swimmer. Since I ‘retired’ 3 years ago, I try to hit the gym as much as I can to stay in shape and I try to eat healthily along the way.

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If you are aware of current world events right now, the chances are that Turkey isn’t likely to be on your current ‘must-see’ list. Because of its closeness to the Middle East – in geographical and political terms – a lot of people are thinking twice about visiting.

But while there is an element of risk, the reality is that it is in the same security state as virtually everywhere else in Europe and the western world. And missing out on such a beautiful and welcoming country would be such a shame. With this in mind, here are a few awesome reasons why you should rip up your current travel plans and book a visit to Turkey instead.

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There is something about Spain that makes it a country that it’s easy to spend long amounts of time exploring. Home to some incredibly diverse landscapes, the Spanish Pyrenees are a beautiful mountain range, while Sierra Nevada, a gorgeous snow capped mountain range, rises up above the sunshine of Andalucia. Then there are the country’s incredible cliffs in the Northwest, swaddled by Mediterranean coves and white sand beaches. Throughout the country, there are historic villages featuring traditional Spanish architecture, as well as vibrant towns and cities. There is no doubt about it, Spain is somewhere that has a lot to offer every traveller.

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 It’s hard not to have heard of Yellowstone National Park. Some may know it for its feared super volcano, others because of its diverse wildlife or perhaps its renowned geothermal features.  We recently went on a camping adventure in the park and want to share with you 5 unmissable sights you must add to your itinerary when visiting.

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Summer might be in full swing, but we’ve still got some time left before the holiday season is over. And this especially the case in Spain. When it comes to travelling and visiting different countries, Spain has it all. This stunning European country offers an incredible slice of culture, delicious food, breathtaking views and an interesting history. Although the coasts can get packed at this time of year, the cities often come alive. So if you’re looking to fit in a last minute trip before the sun dies down, here are five Spanish cities to consider seeing.

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If you only had enough money to travel to one place this year then it should be Canada. This country has sights for everyone from the adventurous explorer to the chilled-out vacationer. Beautiful cities and wild, stunning scenery. It’s picturesque but it’s by no means a sleepy place. There are lots of things to see and do in this incredible place if you know where to travel and which routes to take. Here are some a few of the greatest things about Canada. You shouldn’t stop at our list, of course; this is just the tip of the iceberg. Keep exploring beyond the things suggested in this article.

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Many people like the idea of booking a life-changing safari holiday with their families or as a solo traveller. However, lots of folks don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing the perfect destination. With that in mind, there is a list of suitable locations mentioned in this article. They are some of the most popular countries in which anyone can take part in a safari experience. Those who want to do that just need to perform some extra research before making their bookings. Also, it should come as no surprise that travellers will have to make their way over to the African continent.

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Travelling is undoubtedly extremely exciting and very rewarding, but it can be a bit of a nightmare at times too. Planning, packing, navigating your way through international airports – they can all cause you a major headache at times. The goods news is I’ve put together some Seasoned Traveller approved travel tips to make your next adventure a bit easier:

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Travelling, in all forms, is a journey of discovery. No matter where you go or how you travel, you’ll be discovering new ways of living, even if you’re not fully conscious at the time. When you’re trying to mumble through your broken French, or seeing whole cities pull down the blinds during siesta hours, you’re adding another layer to your education. If you thrive on this type of learning, then the world is your oyster. If you throw yourself into the deep end, at the end of your comfort zone no less, then you’ll be rewarded by awesome experience after awesome experience. Below, we take a look at five ways you can find the adventure you seek.

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Sometimes the lure of wanderlust is so powerful that you just want to take off and go on a whim. After all, isn’t that the ethos of travelling? It’s about freedom and following your passions, and wandering wherever your heart takes you. Unfortunately, real life gets in the way of this dream. However, it is still possible to jet off and follow those dreams (for a while) if you solve a few everyday problems first:

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Ultimately, people go on vacation to get a break from their stressful, daily routine. However, that break can vary from person to person. Someone whose job keeps them constantly on their feet and running from one place to another might relish the idea of lying on a beach, or poolside, and be doing nothing for two whole weeks. Others might be stuck behind a desk for around 40 hours per week, so they might prefer to be more active during their time away; they might indulge in water sports, hiking, sightseeing, or any other opportunity to stretch their legs and see something other than a cubicle for a change. Regardless of your preference, here are a few ideas for a beach or adventure holiday to inspire you.

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With endless backpackers heading off to South East Asia, posting pictures from Thailand, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur, you may be tempted to follow in your friends’ footsteps. But how about opting for something different? Britain might not have been the first place on your mind when considering traveling, but it could provide you with the trip of a lifetime!

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Few destinations on earth are more popular or exciting than the Caribbean. Even just hearing the name probably brings to mind images of white sand, blue ocean, sipping cocktails on the beach during the day, and dancing with locals in the evening. However, the Caribbean is far from one single place. It’s made up of more than seven-thousand different islands! This means that, if you’re looking for a holiday destination, you’re going to have to decide which island you want to spend your time on. And, believe it or not, there are actually a fair few differences between many of these islands. In order to make your decision just that little bit easier, here are some of best of the best that the Caribbean has to offer.

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Although Spanish is the official language of the Canary Islands, they are actually closer to the continent of Africa than they are the mainland of Spain. This means that the climate in the archipelago on the islands such as Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura is quite consistent, offering a warm temperature throughout the year. However, with quite an abundance of places to choose from when picking where to go, Tenerife can get looked over often – despite being able to offer so much…

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Everyone wants to go on vacation to escape the worries and troubles of their general working life. However, many people only think about where they’re going to vacation and don’t think about further considerations, such as how to do so with the most style.

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Along with the epic remote outback and beautiful beaches, Australia also has some of the most incredible cities in the world; Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide to name a few. But one that should really be on your list to visit is Perth, this Western Australian capital gives you the benefit of the city and beach rolled into one. You could easily spend a full week or two exploring, but if you only have one day- here are some ideas on how to spend it!

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For most of us when we think of travelling around Europe we would reflect on the more sunny places. From relaxing on a beach in Spain to spending some time in Italy or sampling some food in Greece.

Finding the best things to do in Norway might not be at the top of your list. However, as a country, it has a lot to offer tourists and seasoned holidaymakers alike.

As a destination, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are fantastic attractions, but there are also places to relax and soak up the culture. Here are a few.

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It’s time to explore the large cities of Europe, discover a mix of cuisines in each country, and watch the scenery change as you arrive at your next destination; add your favourite travel companion, and it is a dream come true. The sad thing is that we usually need to save up for these trips, and often an entire year in advance if you’re a student – it kind of puts a damper on the excitement, doesn’t it?

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Of all the ways to travel, backpacking has to be one of the most exciting around. The real beauty of backpacking is that you can more or less wander as a free person, come and go as you please, and (usually) spend a lot less money than travelling in many other ways. But for all its joys and advantages, there are also a number of challenges inherent in this mode of travel. It is not for the light-hearted or the underprepared, and there are many things you should consider before heading off. Let’s think about some of the ways that you can ensure you have a much better time while backpacking.

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