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Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes
Whisky Experience | Meal Deals | Munro | Scots & Gaelic | 5 Airports | Driving | Peak Seasons | Adv. Booking | Local Delicacies | Mixed Itinerary
Scotland is one of those countries that has the world in a permanent chokehold. With idyllic lochs and glens, soaring Munros, vibrant cities, and absurdly charming accents… it’s hard to believe sometimes that this country is real.

But real it is my friends, and somehow, it’s even better when you get to see it all in person.

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Activities: Cultural | Photography & video
Arthur^s Seat | Avebury | Bath | Calton Hill | Cardiff | Cotswolds | Dr. Who Tour | Edinburgh | Glasgow | Kelpies | Lake District | Liverpool | London | Principality Stadium | Salisbury Cathedral | Stonehenge | York
Hear about a UK two-week itinerary by train as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tracy Collins from about a train trip in the country that invented trains.

Published : May, 2023

Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
3 Peaks Challenge -how to do under 24 hrs. | route map | challenge schedule | Challenge Record | Ben Nevis -Scafell Pike - Mount Snowdon | Logistics: the best/cheapest way to do the 3 Peaks Challenge | Active Mountaineering
The 3 Peaks Challenge in the UK is a hiking adventure that most people can do with a little bit of training. It can be done either in under 24 hours (that’s the real challenge!) or leisurely at your own pace. When you call it the “National Three Peak Challenge’ however, that means you’re setting out to do it in under 24 hours, climbing each mountain then hopping in transport, driving to the next one, climbing it and coming down, then driving to the 3rd and final one and getting up and down it. All within 24 hours. And that’s exactly what I recently did!

So I’m going to give you guys the lowdown on how to do it as cheap as possible, as easy as possible (but not THAT easy), and how to ensure you come in under the 24-hour mark. So let’s get to it!

Published : Nov, 2022

Cheap accom
1. The Pods | 2. Pebble Pods | 4. Leitrim Lodge | 7. Glenarm Castle | 6. Castle Ward | 3. Sycamore Lux. | 8. Portsalon | 5. East Coast Adv. | 9. Black Knowe | _10. Sperrin Mt.
Northern Ireland is easily one of the most beautiful and underrated places in the world. From its luminous greenery to its dramatic coastline, NI has a postcard-worthy landscape at every turn of the corner.

There is no better way to immerse yourself in this natural beauty of region than staying amongst it. Thankfully, this doesn’t mean having to rough it. If you want both nature and comfort when staying in Northern Ireland, you’re in luck.

While Northern Ireland has plenty of humble camping sites, it’s also brimming with some of the best glamping spots in the world. The region is home to many luxury glamping pods equipped with hot tubs, plush beds and luxury amenities. All of these comforts can be enjoyed while being nestled in nature under a blanket of stars.

Published : Aug, 2022

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
-One would not necessarily think of visiting beaches in the United Kingdom, as the UK is not known for its great weather. Surprisingly there are some AMAZING beaches along the coast line. So follow me as we visit the Top 10 beaches voted by the users at TripAdvisor...

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.