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The Art of Travel

Everyone should find time to travel. It's the one thing that gets us out of our comfort zone and into the big wide world. There are a lifetime of experiences to be had here at home in the US or abroad in far-flung destinations. In this blog I will bring together a collection of stories about my adventures and those of other travel writers. If you're looking for inspiration for life on the open road you've come to the right place.

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Kilimanjaro Climbing Experience

Mount Kilimanjaro has 6 official routes Choosing which route depends on you and your group, specifically on your fitness level, expertise and interests. Each route also has its sceneries and this is another factor in deciding which way to go. The most important thing is to get expert advice because while it is not a technically difficult trek, it is a very high trek that will be taxing on your body. Tips on how to deal with acclimatizing are important, as well as other tips on how to make it to the top without any injuries.

The Climb Itself
Interestingly, only about 30% of hikers actually reach the Uhuru (the highest) peak

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Most Wonderfully Remote Places in South America

Just as breathtaking are the blue, white, and pink marble rock formations at the center, formed after 6000 years of erosion. Visitors can take a boat ride to the biggest, the Marble Cathedral or El Catedral de Marbol. 2. Quilotoa Volcano, Ecuador

Ecuador is already one of the least visited countries in South America, so you can expect almost no rush of tourists here. Although it is much smaller compared to its neighbors, it has enough natural beauty to draw visitors in.

The most beautiful is the Quilotoa Volcano, with its caldera at 3,914 meters or 12,841 feet high



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5 Most Awesome Motorcycle Road Trips in America

Black Hills is very popular with bikers for being the home of the very famous Sturgis Rally. Dating back almost 90 years ago, it has attracted riders from towns within 100 miles of Black Hills. The route takes you through the scenic Custer State Park and its Needles Highway. The route takes you through the scenic Custer State Park and its Needles Highway. Dating back almost 90 years ago, it has attracted riders from towns within 100 miles of Black Hills.

There is no better way to enjoy the views of Rocky Mountain National Park, plus you get some hair-raising curves and turns along the way



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How to Make the Most of Your Seaside Vacation

When seeking vacation accommodation it pays to talk to a local holiday representative on the ground at For holiday lets and vacation rentals choose an agent who is based in the destination itself and not a national or international broker. For example, if travelling to Cornwall in the UK, go with a reputable local company like Cornish Holiday Cottages. Or if you wish to stay at a hotel, speak to a receptionist or manager at the hotel before you commit to spend your money on seaside accommodation for your vacation or holiday.

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6 Things to Do in Romania Aside from Seeing Count Dracula’s Castle

Whenever someone talks about Romania, there’s always one character that comes to mind – Count Dracula. But this country is so much more than its blood-sucking, vampire bat-turning, caped character. This Eastern European nation is known for its unusual yet equally cool attractions. When coupled with its rich cultural heritage, you’ve got a country that’s full of wonder just waiting for the outside world to explore. Here are 6 things you simply have to do when in Romania.

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Four Unique Experiences When Travelling in Japan With Your Dog

Japan From whimsical construction barriers to blue traffic lights, an island full of bunnies, and a dizzying array of vending machines, the Japanese clearly have a way with things. This also extends well onto man’s best friend. While it might not get as much attention as other pet-friendly destinations around the world, such as the UK, France and Argentina, Japan is also a nation of dog lovers.
So if ever you're thinking of spending a holiday in the Land of the Rising Sun, you'd better get acquainted with these four peculiar but otherwise beneficial services for your pet dog.

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How to Make the Most of Your Seaside Vacation

Not all of us are lucky enough to live near the seashore where the morning is typically greeted by the warm, life-giving breath of sunshine or saying adieu to the day as the sun sets in the horizon, turning the sea into a glimmering ocean of little fireflies. Sure enough, lucky are those who are afforded these views. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll forever be confined to seeing the concrete jungle of the city. You can always go on a seaside holiday vacation and make the most out of it.

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Going for a Seaside Trip During the Monsoon Season

The turquoise waters and the green fields will more than make up for a few gray clouds. The Cooler Weather If you are coming from cooler countries, being on the beach during the hot and humid summer months can be stuffy and too draining. Add the crowds of people in the beach, and you would find yourself hiding in your air-conditioned room instead. Respectable travel agents would steer you towards visiting in the cooler months. During the monsoon season, the weather becomes much cooler and the stifling heat goes away.

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