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Travel Safety 101

Adventure is calling, but you don't know the first thing about traveling abroad and are fearful that it may be unsafe. Don't worry, if you follow these tips you'll dramatically lower your risk and be prepared for the majority of circumstances you might encounter. If these tips seem easy, it's because they are, and the world isn't actually as scary as your mind, and news stations, make it out to be.

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Tips for Driving in the United Kingdom

The big cities are great, but you can’t truly experience a culture or a place without getting out into the countryside. This is especially true of London compared to the rest of England, or the whole of the UK. To do that, it is best to rent a car. Driving in the UK, however, is vastly different due to one major complication: driving on the left side of the road, while sitting on the right side of the car. Complicating things further are the narrow country roads with ancient stone walls or hedges creeping ever closer, and an oncoming tour bus taking up two-thirds of the road. What do you do? Here are a few tips to help you hit the road confidently. Follow these, and you’ll be driving like a local in no time.

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Best Time to Travel to Europe

Taking that big trip abroad to the destination of your dreams is full of excitement, and not a small bit of anxiety. You want everything to be perfect. Perfect weather, the sites completely to yourself, and all for a bargain price. Setting healthy expectations is important, but there are a few things you can do to try to better your odds, and one of the most significant factors you can plan for is the time of year you visit. That's right, the time of year you decide to travel influences many things, from the size of the crowds you're competing with, expenses for all tourism related activities, and of course the weather.

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Forget Bucket Lists - Make This Your Top Travel Goal

What are those travel stories that you’ll be telling people for years to come? This question gave me pause. For me, was it hiking 60 miles and over 15,000 ft. elevation to Machu Picchu? Climbing from Yosemite’s valley floor to the top of Half Dome? Swimming with a couple dozen sharks in the waters of Tahiti? Without a doubt, these were all once in a lifetime experiences. But what if I told you there was something more, something deeper, that travel can give you, if you just know where to look?

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How to Watch the Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise can be one of the most majestic times to experience Angkor Wat. A kaleidoscope of purples, reds, oranges, and yellows fill the sky and reflecting pools, framing one of the most extraordinary wonders of our world. In order to experience this awe-inspiring moment, however, you need to plan. The sun rises early, after all, and Angkor Wat is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.

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Know Before You Go - Malta

Malta is a hidden gem in Europe. In fact, many people don’t even know it’s a part of the European Union. Located in the Mediterranean Sea about 50 miles south of Italy, Malta consists of just 3 main islands. Here you will find out what you need to know if planning your visit to this spectacular country.

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Is It Safe to Travel to Myanmar?

Immediately after Myanmar opened its doors to the international community in 2011, the question on all adventurous travelers' minds, in addition to their excitement, was, "is it safe?" The country had been under strict military rule for nearly 60 years, with all forms of life controlled and regulated. The open doors were certainly promising, but could they be trusted?

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BVI Yacht Charter Packing List

Congratulations! You’re headed to one of the most beautiful places on earth, the British Virgin Islands, for a sailing adventure that will keep you in awe at every turn. You’ve been dreaming of all the amazing things you will see and do there but now it’s time to figure out what to cram into your suitcase. You’re in the right place because that’s exactly what we’re going to help you with. We’ve broken your packing list into a few broad categories below, however, here are a few important notes before we begin.

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6 Tips to Sail the British Virgin Islands on a Budget

So you want to go sailing in the British Virgin Islands but think it’s too expensive. Maybe you already read our article on the estimated costs of a BVI sailing trip and just can’t swing it. Maybe you want to bring your children along and have to cover their expenses too. Well, the good news is there are plenty of ways you can be creative to make a BVI sailing trip possible for you. Read on as we explore six ways to enjoy a budget friendly BVI sailing adventure.

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Top 8 Snorkel Spots in the British Virgin Islands

When we think of sailing in the British Virgin Islands, we think of four things: awe-inspiring beaches, brilliant sunsets, complete and utter relaxation and epic snorkeling. If you’re like us and love being under the water as much as above it, then you’re in the right place as we break down some of our favorite snorkeling destinations in the BVIs. In our opinion, an epic snorkel destination is one that has a great mix of hard and soft corals, abundant sea life, easy accessibility and beautiful shells to discover on the seafloor. While there are dozens of spectacular snorkeling sites within the BVI, we’re going to keep our list brief and only list our absolute favorites. With that, let’s get to the list!

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