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In a freak of nature, New Zealand has two of the only sea-level glaciers in the world outside of the arctic regions. Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are easily accessible and are only 25 kilometres apart on New Zealand’s South Island and compete heavily to attract travellers for their various hiking options on the glacier. Each is served by a small town of the same name and both comprise a small fraction ....Continue Reading >>
by Nora WilliamsThese days, thanks in large part to the massive spread of smart phones, the benefits of cell or mobile phones are greater than ever. The levels of convenience and methods of quick communication now available at the touch of a button are astounding, and this has led to a dramatic increase in the number of mobile phone users, and specifically smart phone users, all over the world. ....Continue Reading >>
Guest post written by Mark of Travel Wonders on behalf of, providers of travel essentials including travel insurance, car hire and airport parking.I continue to be surprised by the number of travellers I meet that are uninsured relying on little more than good fortune. Travel insurance typically includes a variety of benefits such as medical and injury expenses, loss of bags, unavoidable ....Continue Reading >>
Two close friends of mine have recently departed for a trip to the Indian Himalayas for a multi-week trek. Before leaving, we had a long discussion about SLR photography needs based on my prior travels to Nepal and India. This article summarises some of our thoughts on photography for such a region. Many of the ideas apply equally to African safaris and other long treks and hikes in more remote parts ....Continue Reading >>
by the team at Some great advice on saving significant money on hotel bookings based on recent European research from I was surprised by the size of the savings for the sake of a staying a couple of miles from the city centre.Many holidaymakers are turning their interests to the increasingly popular European city break. Whether they’re looking to enjoy ....Continue Reading >>
Guest Article by Jamie SwardThe opportunity to move out East was a dream come true! The promise of things to come was tremendous and my wish list of things to do in New England was a mile long! Here I am five years later and I haven't made it halfway through my list yet. How frustrating! One of the most exciting prospects for me was getting out and enjoying all of the beautiful natural wonders ....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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