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2 Days in New York City: The Ultimate New York Itinerary

New York! The city that never sleeps. We have visited New York City many times, and still feel we’ve barely scratched the surface of what this incredible city has to offer.

Still, there are many sights in New York City that are a must-visit, especially if this is a first time visit, or if you want to spend a couple of days seeing the highlights of the city.

With that in mind, we’ve put together this itinerary for 2 days in New York. It focuses primarily on what we feel are some of the top attractions in the city, favourites that we’ve visited multiple times across many visits.

Obviously, with only 2 days in New York, there is only so much you can see and do...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jordan Now

Week eight of my crazy 52 countries in 52 weeks adventure took me to the Middle Eastern gem of Jordan, the cheapest flight out of Budapest. Now don’t get me wrong, I love European cities, but after two months straight of churches, castles and old towns I was SO excited to be heading somewhere completely different to the first part of my big trip.

Jordan jumped onto my bucket list a couple of years back after seeing photos of the stunning Petra ruins on Instagram, but because it’s notoriously expensive to get to, and still not easy on the wallet once you’re there, I hadn’t managed to make it there just yet. But now after spending a week exploring all the country has to offer, I can say with certainty that it’s absolutely worth the money!

Here are five reasons why you need to visi...

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What to do in Sofia: The ultimate Sofia travel guide

Hello fellow travellers! Alexx here from Finding Alexx. I’m on a year-long solo adventure to a new country every week for a year, with my route based entirely off the cheapest flight each Tuesday. Yep, it’s as hectic as it sounds! This insane adventure took me to Sofia, a gorgeous hidden gem in the Balkans and the capital city of Bulgaria. Here’s all you need to know if you’re considering a trip to Sofia, from what to do, where to sleep to how to get around and more.

Where to stay in Sofia

Let’s kick this off with some good news… Sofia is the ideal spot if you’re on a budget! There are plenty of cheap hostels in Sofia with dorm beds for less than $13 a night, or you can get a budget-friendly hotel room from about $32 a night.

Normally I’m a big advocate for accommodation wit...

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Unique Places to Explore in Belfast

Belfast is definitely a place to add to your bucket list, particularly if you’re interested in exploring a city’s more unique side.

There are countless things to see in Belfast that some may not consider, and if you’ve got the freedom to spend leisure time in the city, take advantage of it. In order to make the most of every moment you have on your break, it’s worth looking into car hire in Belfast so you can drive yourself from spot to spot. 

To help plan your itinerary, we’ve collected… 

Some of the best ideas for unique places to visit in Belfast:

The Peace Walls

There are plans in place to remove the Peace Walls in Belfast in the next few years, so we’d recommend adding these to your itinerary while you can...

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Sarek National Park – Planning For the Hike

This travelogue is about 3 friends embarking on a 20-day wilderness hike in one of the most beautiful alpine areas in northern Sweden: Sarek National Park.

Sarek National Park

The Sarek National Park is a national park in Jokkmokk Municipality, Lapland in northern Sweden. Established in 1909–1910, the park is one of the oldest national parks in Europe. It is adjacent to two other national parks, namely Stora Sjöfallet and Padjelanta. The shape of Sarek National Park is roughly circular with an average diameter of about 50 kilometers.

The most noted features of the national park are six of Sweden’s thirteen peaks over 2,000 meters located within the park’s boundaries...

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My Night at the Museum: The 21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City

I love great hotels and it’s a segment of the travel industry that I pay a lot of attention to. So when a few years ago a new player in the industry popped onto my radar, I was immediately intrigued. Although we’ve seen in recent years a growing trend of so-called boutique lifestyle hotels, the fine folks behind the 21c brand weren’t just early adopters, they well and truly paved the way for others to follow. With all of this in mind it was with no shortage of excitement that I finally had the opportunity to patronize one of their properties when I spent some time in Oklahoma City.

What is 21c

Since at least the Great Recession, there has been a revitalization of lost or nearly lost neighborhoods and communities in cities of all sizes around the world...

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Top Things To Do In Crete

Crete is a wonderful place for a holiday as it has something for everyone. Crete is home to lots of Greece’s cultural heritage. It’s also a picturesque place that’s ideal for those who like to explore.

Don’t visit a naturally beautiful place like Crete without checking out everything nature has to offer.

1. Visit Balos Beach and Lagoon

Visiting Balos Beach and Lagoon is the first of our 10 things to do in Crete. An off road drive, which is part of the adventure, takes you to incredibly picturesque world-class beach where amazing, calm, shallow and warm water greets you.

2. Samaria Gorge National Park

Our second suggestion is to take in Samaria Gorge National Park. Gorgeous views, clear water and a challenging hike await you there...

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Travel News: February 7, 2020

Star Wars Galaxys Edge Disneyland California

Reservations for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Open Late 2020
Travel Pulse
The official Disney Parks Blog has just revealed that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, scheduled to open at Walt Disney World in Florida in 2021, will start accepting reservations later this year. The details on specific dates and pricing have yet to emerge, but fans can register online to receive email updates as new details become available.

South Africa Airways chops routes but keeps U.S. service
Travel Weekly
South African Airways, which is winding its way through a bankruptcy and restructuring, will make substantial route cuts. 
However, the carrier’s two U.S routes — Johannesburg-New York and Johannesburg-Washington Dulles via Accra, Ghana — were spared. 

Coronavirus Puts A Crimp On The Chinese Touris...

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Sailing on a Viking Douro River Cruise in Portugal: My Review

I’ve been on many cruises in all parts of the world, from an expeditionary cruise in Antarctica to a river cruise in Myanmar. When both ocean and river cruises are combined though, I have sailed with Viking more often than any other cruise line and they’re a company that I have come to know very well over the years. That was one reason of many why I was excited to join them on a sailing of Portugal’s much-lauded Douro River. To be honest, the cruise had its issues that were all caused by Mother Nature, and I’ll touch on those along with how Viking handled the problems presented to them. But I’ll also try to talk about the cruise from a higher level since, ideally, historic levels of flooding are not the norm for the average cruiser in Portugal.

Porto Portugal

The Basics

In recent years it...

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#SoloTravelDestinations-10 Tips to Make the Right Choice

  1. For first time solo travel, choose a domestic destination: This is our recommendation for first time solo travelers. My first solo travel was the result of sheer necessity. At 16, I went to look at New England colleges. No family member was able to go with me at that time. I had never traveled alone but was thrilled with a sense of adventure. My flight took me first to Pittsburgh and then on to Boston. I had never seen such a huge airport in my life! Since this was before ride shares and the Internet, I had another first: getting a taxi. I made my way to the Cambridge, MA, Sheraton only to be lucky in getting a free upgrade to a suite. I had no idea what to do with the adjoining living room but in my teenage mind felt I had “arrived”...
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