Travel

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Revisiting the magic of Scotland

As most of our readers know Kate and I are from New Zealand, a beautiful green country at the bottom of the South Pacific. Like many New Zealanders of “European” descent my forbears originally came from England and Scotland. My father is always proud to point out our ancestral ties to the Macdonald clan and

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Maui, Hawaii - Something For Everyone!

At the top of my travel wish list is to visit more Hawaiian Islands over the next few years. So far we have only been to Oahu (several times now) as it is a great stopover between our home country of New Zealand and the USA where we are based now. I’ve heard that Maui

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5 reasons for doing a surf camp in northern Spain.

Learning a new skill is fun. People think they’re going to like sitting on a beach for two weeks but after a few hours each day, they often find themselves looking for something else to do. A surfing camp holiday combines physical activity with learning a skill. Since surfing is well-known as a great stress-reliever,

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Three dream places for a honeymoon

Even though it is many a wee girl’s dream to have a fairly tale wedding, the prospect of what comes after (i.e the honeymoon) is often a lot more exciting. With the whole world to choose from and a bigger budget than most other trips, this is an opportunity to spurge on exactly what you

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It is surprising what people will do to be part of a tradition when it comes to kissing a tomb or adding bubble gum to a wall when they are at a tourist attraction. I guess they feel like they are adding their 5 cents worth to history, perpetuating a myth, receiving a blessing, or

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We’ve been budget travelers since our 20s. In the beginning, we thought about budget travel in terms of hostels and taking public transportation. However, as we’ve become more experienced travelers, we’ve found a whole new side to traveling on the cheap, and one that doesn’t involve sacrificing comfort. Beginner budget travelers If you’re a beginner

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While we were in NYC in September 2013 Kathryn’s parents came for a visit for a few days. Her Dad was in his late 70s and he has some mobility issues, but despite that he lives to travel. September is an ideal month for older people to visit NYC as the weather is still warm

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Coastal highlights of Brittany, France

Once upon a time, Brittany used to be known solely for family summer camping holidays, however nowadays it is a multi-faceted holiday destination in its own right, with plentiful accommodation options on offer, plenty to see and do, and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere throughout the region. Brittany is located in the north-west of France, which

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Highlights of Madrid

As far as capital cities go, Madrid is up there as one of the best. Spain’s capital is packed with beautiful architecture, history, and culture, and if you are an architecture fan then the buildings will make you weep. Art fans will love the plentiful galleries around the city, and of course, nightlife is vibrant

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Romantic Things to Do in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular short-break destinations. It is a big city, yet a long weekend is the ideal amount of time for a visit. If you add the fact that the weather is usually quite nice all year round and that there are beaches, you have a potentially great destination for a