by Sam McCallBahrain may not be the most well-known tourist destination, but those who discover it often find it a fascinating place. An archipelago of 33 islands in the Persian Gulf, it's the smallest independent Gulf stateand, while officially an Islamic country, has a more Western culture and a more liberal outlook compared to many of its neighbours (alcohol is legal, for example).Bahrain ....Continue Reading >>
by Exsus Luxury Holidays and HoneymoonsThe great rainforest sitting in the Amazon River basin is the largest in the world. It edges into six countries – Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru – over 2.7 million square miles. Despite on-going logging and destruction of this amazing habitat, it remains one of the world’s last truly wild spaces. Filled with wildlife and ....Continue Reading >>
by Sam McCallWhile city breaks have a lot to be said for them, sometimes there's nothing better than kicking back and enjoying a more relaxed pace of life in rural surroundings. Britain has a wealth of ancient villages and hamlets that make you feel like you've stepped back in time - so whether you're staying in a luxury country hotel, a bed and breakfast or even booking a property for yourself ....Continue Reading >>
by Steve JubaPhotoFly Travel Club is growing fast and it’s totally free to be a member. The reason - amazing adventures, great photography, awesome people, and small group experiences that feel more like solo travel. Steve Juba founded the clubs back in 2008 and with over 5,000 members they go on 10-15 trips a year that are created and designed specifically for the club. “I created the clubs ....Continue Reading >>
by Rebecca SteeleThe North Western city of Liverpool certainly has its fair share of culture to offer its visitors, which would have certainly helped its nomination as joint Capital of Culture in 2008. With several museums and galleries to keep you occupied during your stay in the city, you could easily spend a day or two here absorbing the history and heritage.Museum of LiverpoolThe ....Continue Reading >>
by Harrison CooperAt the start of a New Year, tax is probably the last thing on your mind, after the Christmas and New Year blowout, finances are tight and disposable income is at an all time low for most people. It doesn’t have to be like that however, why not make like a celebrity and move all your finances to an offshore account, set up home in a tax havenand spent the rest of your days ....Continue Reading >>
by Sam Jones, a travel writer for Owners DirectNot far from Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, but far enough away to make you feel as if you are out in the wilds, is the highest mountain in Bulgaria, the Rila Mountain. Set amid the 81046 hectare Rila National Park, the biggest of the three National Parks in Bulgaria and one of the largest in Europe, the mountain takes a little slice ....Continue Reading >>
by Kian RackleyFor shorter independent holiday itineraries, Hoi An is often omitted from travellers' itineraries. However, for those that make the time, this small town in Vietnam’s central region of just 100,000 inhabitants is often the highlight of the trip. Getting ThereHoi An has an airport but most people arrive via Da Nang airport which is around an hour away by car. Another ....Continue Reading >>
by Malwina GudowskaSpain’s varied landscape and its choose-your-own-adventure allure make it one of the most enthralling destinations for travellers to explore. The result is many of the cities are overrun and crowded by eager tourists hoping to discover every last bit of the country’s charm. But for those of us who prefer a slower pace of travel and a quieter vacation, Spain also offers plenty ....Continue Reading >>
by Martin HarrisonWe take a look at some of the most satisfying activities for those looking to visit the Scottish city in the new year.With its entrepreneurial spirit, smart population and affluent reputation, Edinburgh has been picked out by the Centre for Cities as one of the cities to watch for 2012/3.Alongside London, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Aberdeen, the Scottish capital ....Continue Reading >>

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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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