The Road Trip Health and Beauty Tip You Need to Know

Road trips need sunscreen even when you're in the car

While we all know that sun damage can lead to skin cancer and is one of the leading causes of ageing what many don’t realise is that sun damage can happen when you’re in a car. And I don’t just mean when the top is down. I remember seeing a documentary years ago that lookedRead More

Wandering Worpswede, the artist community in Germany’s Lower Saxony

The 'Barkenhoff' in Worpswede is next door to the Buchenhof Hotel

Some places have a special energy that draws a certain kind of person to them. Worpswede in Germany’s Lower Saxony is one such place, and in this case the people it draws in are artists. When I told friends in Berlin I was going to Worpswede most of them admitted they had never been, despiteRead More

Why Visit Yosemite in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

Visiting Yosemite in winter has its advantages, image Andrew Lowen

… This is a guest post by Andrew Lowen from the Yosemite Gateway Chalet … Yosemite National Park was the first area of land in America that the government preserved for the sake of the public, and it was instrumental in the creation of the national parks system as it exists today. The park isRead More

Travel Packing Essentials: What Not to get on a Plane Without

Zoomlite pink packing cells in case, image Zoomlite

… This post has been brought to you by Vision Direct … As anyone who travels regularly will know, over the years we discover there are some things we always want to have with us when we’re exploring new places and other things that we’ve learned not to bother packing again after they stayed inRead More

Baie-Saint-Paul and beyond in Charlevoix, Quebec’s charming holiday destination

The Train de Charlevoix crosses Saint-Lawrence's shore to travel between Quebec City and La Balbaie

It starts at a small train station looking out at a magnificent waterfall. When I arrive at the station 12 kilometres outside of Quebec City I smile when I see Canada’s Montmorency Falls. Just a few days earlier I was on a zip line crossing the face of those falls, which at 30 metres higherRead More

Five Great Coastal Bike Rides Around the World

Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, image courtesy Southern Ocean Lodge

… This is a guest post by Denise Nelson of MountainbikeEZ … I love vacationing on the coast as much as I love mountain biking destinations! Sometimes I just need a relaxing time spent on the beach with fantastic ocean scenery, and can you blame me when the water is crystal blue? I always bringRead More

Bean Me Up: Discovering Coffee Culture in Vietnam

Coffee culture in Vietnam, image courtesy Hoi An Now

… This is a guest post by Mike Zacks from Hoi An Now … With all the motorbike and bicycle tours available in Vietnam, you’ll want to find some way to relax afterwards. This is where coffee comes into play – something that the Vietnamese are rightly famous for. “That was the best coffee we’veRead More

Say Goodbye to Outgoing Passenger Cards in Australia

My last outgoing passenger cards for international travel from Australia will remain a souvenir

They’ve always been a slightly annoying but required part of any international flight out of Australia, but very soon they will be no more. Those little green outgoing passenger cards will be redundant after what’s being reported as a 1st of July 2017 cut off date. When I heard the date I actually had aRead More