Climbing Mount Everest – The Ultimate Challenge

As the highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Everest in the Himalayas attracts many climbers from around the world who try to fulfil their desire of summiting a Himalayan peak, especially the Mount Everest.  Nepal is a premier destination for climbers with 8 out of 14 highest peaks in the world. As of now, there are 326 mountain peaks that are open for climbing and mountaineering in Nepal. Mount Everest has always represented the ultimate challenge for mountaineers and there has been an increasing number of mountaineering enthusiasts wanting to attempt a summit of Everest.   Climbing Mount Everest […]

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9 Reasons Why South Africa is a Must-Visit Destination

South Africa has been steadily growing in popularity and now welcomes more foreign visitors than ever. South Africa offers a whole host of attractions for visitors. Looking for the next travel hotspot? Wondering where you can visit that combines safari with sun, sea, sand and city life? Try South Africa. The number of foreign travelers to the country increased by 14 percent from 2012, according to figures from Cape Town Tourism released last year. In short, South Africa is a hot destination – for these nine reasons and more. 1. South Africa is a Unique Mix Where else can you […]

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Embrace the Beauty of Canary Islands

The beauty of Canary Islands is bewitching, with its lovely beaches and spectacular inland scenery. Being one of the continent’s major travel destinations, it attracts millions of tourists each year mostly because of its clean sea air, plenty of sunshine and a marvellous sub-tropical climate. Recently the government cut down on a number of consumer taxes to promote tourism. Located southwest to mainland Spain, the island’s administrative sections are situated in the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which are two of the largest islands in the chain. These islands are also the most-visited […]

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Gorgeous Gambia Trip with Travel Insurance

Gambia is one of the smaller countries in Africa and one of the first countries in the continent to promote tourism among Europeans. Its history of travel and tourism dates back to 1960 when tourists from Scandinavia first reached this picturesque country. With a reasonable temperature of 30 degrees throughout and sandy Atlantic beach, Gambia is one of the favorite spots for visitors. Apart from that, there are other added attractions. It is only a six hour flight from major European cities,it is less expensive than other parts of the world and the soothing winter sun rays on the beach […]

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Thailand: The Gap Between Paradise and Peril

When I was looking through the Lonely Planet guides, planning my gap year travel, Thailand seemed the obvious option. I admit I wasn’t the most adventurous of international travelers and Thailand appeared to be a step up from Ibiza – a more exotic version of the Mediterranean and a lot cheaper. If I’d known about the crime figures as I did my research, perhaps I wouldn’t have gone. That’s just me – overly cautious. Many thousands of travelers visit the country every year without experiencing anything more than a spot of sunburn. I enjoyed a safe and exciting trip when […]

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Help for US Victims of Crime Overseas

American citizens can rely on assistance from the US State Department if they become a victim of crime while traveling overseas, but the State Department can’t help with everything. Read on to find out what help a US citizen can expect, and how to access this assistance. The State Department assists in two ways. One by working with the traveler overseas through consular offices and agents, and two by liaising with family through State Department offices in the United States. Offices in the US provide US resources for the victim or the victim’s family where possible. Officials in the foreign […]

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New Travel Advice for Pakistan

Pakistan is an unconventional but still popular destination for adventurous travelers from around the world. With its stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, along with interesting cuisine and friendly people, Pakistan makes for a rewarding travel destination. However, travel to the country is not without its risks. A recent terrorist incident in the country has brought attention to Pakistan and governments, including the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have issued fresh travel guidance for foreigners. On 18th June terrorists targeted foreign tourists climbing mountains in the Nanaga Parbat base camp area of Gilgit-Baltistan, killing the travelers. This attack is […]

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Annual Travel Insurance Plans for Everyone

Whether you are a business traveler who frequently has to fly to other countries for meetings or conferences, or you take a lot of trips throughout the year for pleasure, it can be annoying to organize travel insurance each time you travel. The more trips you make, the more often you must fill out a form or make a phone call. Sometimes you may forget, leaving you at risk of traveling uninsured. There is an easier way to arrange travel insurance when you are a frequent flier – annual travel insurance plans. Annual travel insurance plans offer a package of […]

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Travel Insurance Questions to Ask

Thankfully there is a lot of choice available in travel insurance right now because it helps consumers get a great deal on travel protection. But a great deal doesn’t only mean the cheapest deal you can find. Sometimes cheap travel insurance plans are not the best option. Whenever you travel you need to make sure you are fully covered in terms of how long you will be away, which countries you visit, which activities you take part in, and whether you have any special needs. There are some questions to ask before you can be sure that the travel insurance […]

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Controlling the Weather: How to Travel in Hurricane Season

Snow, ice and sleet may be freezing memories by now but with the hurricane season approaching travelers face new travel chaos. Remember stacks of cancelled flights, problems reaching airports and connecting flights disrupted due to winter weather? The same issues affect travelers in hurricane season, according to recent hurricane season news. How can you travel with less stress when the weather is against you? Is there anything you can do to protect your travel investments in the face of a hurricane? Travel wisely in hurricane season by making sure you pack the most important piece of protective kit you can […]

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