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Hvar: Biking, Fortresses and Food

CROATIA | Thu, 8 Nov 2018 | By shire_girl | Views [333]

Over my first week in Croatia I endeavored to learn words in the local language such as “Thank you,” “Excuse me, do you speak English?” and “Good day”. In Croatian “hv” is pronounced somewhere between a ... Read more >

Tags: biking, food, fortress, hvar, off season croatia, stari grad, stari grad plains, swimming

Highlights from Rovinj

CROATIA | Fri, 26 Oct 2018 | By shire_girl | Views [325]

Rovinj is the perfect location for an unplanned day of simply wandering up and down the beautiful streets, which are spotlessly clean. The pale stones also shine from the thousands of feet that have passed over it. Perhaps because I live so far from ... Read more >

Tags: forest park, istria, lone bay, market, rovinj, seafood, st. euphemia, swimming

Slovenia - Natural Beauty

SLOVENIA | Tue, 8 Aug 2017 | By guild_family_of_3 | Views [785]

As I mentioned before, we didn’t have a car so our experiences with Slovenia’s natural wonders were limited. A very sad thing considering how stunning the country is. Still, we did get to see two incredible places outside of Ljubljana and ... Read more >

Tags: bled, caves, lakes, skocjanske, swimming

Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader?

JAPAN | Thu, 11 Feb 2016 | By kakimono | Views [333]

Friday, we met up at the train station at 7:40 to go to the elementary school. In a shocking change of events, everyone who lived in the same apartment all left at the same time and arrived in a group at the train station when we were supposed to.  ... Read more >

Tags: animals, classes, elementary school, library, proverbs, swimming, windows


CUBA | Fri, 19 Jun 2015 | By sheree | Views [491] | Comments [1]

We shared a taxi again with our Irish friends to Varadero. We had another incident with the cab drivers who tried to charge us $130 CUC when it should have been $90 all up as he agreed on 45CUC for both Matt and I the day before. Luckily we had the slip ... Read more >

Tags: 1950s american cars, beach, caribbean, cuba, resorts, sea, swimming, varadero

The Abel Tasman Track

NEW ZEALAND | Mon, 12 Jan 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [337]

Today I started the Abel Tasman Track, one of the great walks.  The weathe continues to be great. I walked from Marahau to Anchorage which was around 12km. I arrived around lunchtime at the Anchorage hut. After lunch i left the backpack and went ... Read more >

Tags: beach, swimming, walking

A day in Nelson

NEW ZEALAND | Sat, 10 Jan 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [261]

Sarah organised a great day for us - we started early with stand up paddle boarding off Takuna beach.  It was a beautiful day, scorching, but the morning was perfect with no wind and flat water.  This was my first time 'sup'ing and I really ... Read more >

Tags: beach, swimming

The Archipelago

SWEDEN | Sun, 7 Sep 2014 | By schmodude | Views [563]

I had some breakfast at the hostel and met up with people to go to an island in the archipelago around Stockholm.  We booked a ferry and set off towards the island of Grinda (also the name of my room at the hostel). The island has beaches, parks, ... Read more >

Tags: ahlsvik, archipelago, grinda, stockholm, sweden, swimming


FIJI | Thu, 8 May 2014 | By breathingculture | Views [497]

As we reached the point where our feet no longer scraped along the jagged rocks of the sea floor and the water became still but for the ripples caused by our own movements, Ellie and I flipped onto our backs and gazed back at the sight before us. A mass ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, contrast, fiji, locals, namatakula, ocean, swimming, view, volunteering

Surreal - Part #4

THAILAND | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By naddydaud | Views [510]

Let's not make the same mistake again, I didn't save after 60 minutes and there goes my post. It's the 2nd time it's happening to me. I should pay more attention to the time next time round. The previous night was pretty much a stoned night. Originally ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, boat, krabi, mr. long bar, railay, swimming, thailand, ton sai, viking bar

Surreal - Part #3

THAILAND | Thu, 24 Apr 2014 | By naddydaud | Views [384]

Krabi 4 Islands Tour!  We booked ours from  YourKrabi.com  before we left for the trip because we wanted to settle whatever we could before reaching there. Even though it would be just as easy to book any other tours because there's ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, boat, islands tour, krabi, mr. long bar, nopparattara beach, snorkeling, swimming, thailand

Exploring The Top End

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 20 Apr 2014 | By p-j | Views [458]

Once again we’re off to explore another one of Australia’s highlights – the Northern Territory.  So we pack our sleeping bags, walking boots, swimmers and we’re good to go.  First up we hit up Darwin for two nights pre ... Read more >

Tags: crocs, national parks, sunset, swimming, trekking, waterfalls

Beyond the Blue Lagoon - Hot Tubs & Coffee Scrubs in Iceland

ICELAND | Fri, 8 Nov 2013 | By connectlocally | Views [5003] | Video

Iceland is famous for its geothermal spas and open-air ‘hot pots’ that offer a luxurious retreat from the icy temperatures outside. So when an opportunity to meet with a local Reykjavik swim club popped up I jumped at the chance. I thought ... Read more >

Tags: blue lagoon, cold, crazy, geothermal, hot pots, iceland, just go, ocean, swimming, travel

Cua Lo Beach Trip

VIETNAM | Mon, 28 Oct 2013 | By globalgabi | Views [877]

Finally, today I went to the beach. My friend Lam Giang picked my up on the motorbike and we went along the river to Cua Lo Beach. Very deserted at this time of year, no tourists, most restaurants are closed. But, what the hell, it was warm, we even ... Read more >

Tags: cua lo beach, seafood, swimming

Shibanqiaom China

CHINA | Tue, 16 Oct 2012 | By bethsiu3 | Views [585]

Ok, just read my last post- it was written using my ipod and obviously autocorrect was at work on that one! This is my 3rd day at Cosy Inn hostel and I'm still in love with it! I just found out that they've fanagled some way to access FB, so I'm in heaven! ... Read more >

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Kia orana - live a long life

COOK ISLANDS | Sun, 16 Sep 2012 | By libbylullaby | Views [1248]

Kia orana, the sweet welcoming words of the Cook Islands.  Right off the plane, the ukelele plays and a necklace of scented flowers kiss your neck. A smile, 'kia orana', and whip, hop to your accommodation awaits.  Rarotonga - a heartfelt location, ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cook islands, dogs, people, rarotonga, sunshine, swimming

Preparing to traverse

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 21 Dec 2011 | By libbylullaby | Views [614]

With the festive season comes the busy season and tomorrow will see us catching the ferry from Wellington to Picton and moving our way down the South Island to Invercargill over two days.  I must admit, I love this time of year. The sun shines ... Read more >

Tags: alexandra, central otago, horowhenua, queenstown, south island, spots, summer, swimming, totaranui, wellington

The Arctic Circle!

USA | Fri, 29 Jul 2011 | By mdcamps | Views [472]

While driving north on the Dalton Highway, the 400 mile haul road constructed in a mere five months to bring supplies to the newly approved oil fields in arctic Alaska, Shannon said to me: "if you had asked me as a child if I would ever travel into ... Read more >

Tags: camping, hiking, swimming


CHINA | Mon, 30 May 2011 | By samvanneilson | Views [753] | Comments [2]

Hello, So since we last spoke not a whole lot has actually been happening with me. I have not stopped seeing amazing and cool things so different from what I am used to but I forget them quickly which isn’t bad because I can enjoy it again next time!!! ... Read more >

Tags: cinema, hammer, huizhou, kids, movies, pig, reservoir, school, swimming, teaching

True Travel Tales - In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

LAOS | Mon, 21 Feb 2011 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3201] | Comments [1]

What happened? Tell us your tale. We arrived in Vang Vieng, Laos excited to see what all the “In the Tubing” fuss was about, anxious to get in the river and get the tubing underway. We jumped in the river with our tubes and paddled to the first ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, backpacking, drinking, laos, luang prabang, partying, southeast asia, swimming, terrifying travel tales, vang vieng

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