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Travel Tips / 16.08.2018

In the past decade, the emergence of mobile technology has made travel an infinitely easier task. All of a sudden, you had a computer in your pocket which could be used to look up directions, check out restaurant reviews, and even produce scannable boarding passes. For all the advantages the smartphone gave travelers, it came with its own set of issues. From security risks to usability concerns, its widespread use isn’t without its problems. The advent of the smartwatch has taken use of mobile technology on the road to the...

Destinations / 13.08.2018

So, you’ve finally done it: this upcoming winter will be the one where you take your dream trip to the Maldives. Yes, this place can be expensive, but after a particularly tough year, you need those overwater bungalows, dreamy deserted islands, and five-star luxury more than you ever have before. In this extensive post, we’ll run down a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when planning a holiday in the Maldives. Pick the package that’s best for you Think holidays in the Maldives are in the exclusive domain of...

Travel Tips / 04.08.2018

It’s official: you’ve planned a road trip with you and your friends, and you couldn’t be more psyched. Before you start planning out your itinerary, though, it’s important to make sure the chariot you’ll be driving will hold up to the enormous amount of punishment you’ll be dealing out to it soon. If you are taking your own ride instead of renting a car, here's how to prepare your car for a road trip before departing on the summer adventure of a lifetime. Get a Bluetooth code scanner There’s nothing more...

Destinations / 30.07.2018

If you want to see Dubai the right way, you need to experience it in the way it demands to be experienced. If you have plenty of money saved up, living large in Dubai is the only way to go. Below, we’ll share our top tips to help you achieve this goal. Stay in a super luxurious hotel Start your decadent vacation in this destination the right way by staying in some of the most luxurious hotels the world has ever seen. If money is no object, book a suite at...

Travel Tips / 26.07.2018

After years of putting it off in favour of furthering your career, you are finally ready to take a sabbatical from your life to explore the world. Before you jump on a plane in search of adventure, though, there are a few essential big trip preparations you’ll need to make first. Let’s discuss them below. Shop for travel essentials While you will need to greatly simplify your life before hitting the road, there are supplies you’ll need to buy beforehand that you may not currently own. 70L backpacks, money belts, and...

USA / 18.07.2018

Looking to get outside this summer? The American Rockies offers plenty of scenic trails that will make your experience an amazing one. Below, we’ll talk about the best summer hike in the American Rockies you can hit over the coming months. Siyeh Pass, Montana Consider yourself a big fan of alpine wildflowers? If so, don’t miss your opportunity to hike Siyeh Pass while visiting Glacier National Park in Montana. Situated off Going to the Sun Road east Logan Pass, the trailhead is already surrounded by epic high country scenery. You’ll pass...

USA / 17.07.2018

Want to see the USA from end to end this summer? While there will be plenty of amazing scenery to take in along the way, make sure you include the following cities as you make your way across our great land on a coast to coast American road trip. San Francisco There are few better places in America to start a road trip than in the City by the Bay. Before driving across the Golden Gate Bridge in search of adventure in America’s Heartland, take time to see Alcatraz, which...

Travel Tips / 19.06.2018

After a couple nights of living it up in Thailand, you wake up with a tickle at the back of your throat – oh no. Over the course of the ensuing day, your health deteriorates into a cold or worse, a vicious case of the flu. Or when you’re out on the town in Mexico, you trip over a cobblestone and wreck your left foot, leaving you unable to walk. These situations stink, but they happen to every traveller eventually. In this article, we’ll discuss how to deal with illnesses...

Europe / 11.06.2018

Tired of the grind? We know the feeling – you’ve worked hard for the life you’ve built for you and your family/partner, but we all get worn down after a while. Need to recharge? City breaks are a great way to experience some of the best urban environments Europe has to offer without using valuable vacation time – fly over on a long weekend, spend a few nights in a cultured corner of the world, and fly back just in time for Monday morning. Willing to give this travel method...

Travel Tips / 11.06.2018

We now live in a world where most types of office work no longer need to be completed behind a desk in a fixed location. In virtually every corner of the globe, wi-fi and connections fast enough to be usable exist. This means that professionals of all kinds are now able to get their work done wherever they want, be it in a coffee shop in Boston or at a beach bar in Koh Lanta, Thailand. As exciting as this may be, a big hurdle exists for would-be digital nomads...