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Stopping over in Istanbul

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If you’re looking for a genuinely impressive city break as a stopover on your ticket – look no further than Istanbul. There's an impressive array of enjoyable and photogenic tourist sights and mosques to visit, combined with cheap accommodation and food and easy transport - you can splurge at little cost which in my books makes an ideal city! You w...
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Technically 50% Europe and 50% Asia, Istanbul is a fascinating city straddling the continental divide. Many Turkish airlines long haul flights allow for a stopover in Istanbul - here are some reasons why you should take it up!

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Stopping over in Mexico City

Stopping over in Mexico City | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
Mexico City is North America's highest city, and is famous for being one of the world's most densely populated. Despite its reputation as chaotic and frenetic, there’s plenty of places to discover historical gems and plenty of green, open spaces to retreat to.Home to world-class museums and galleries, palaces and cathedrals, historical ruins, attra...
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Mexico City's blend of Latin influence, cosmopolitan street culture and ancient history makes it an attractive stop over destination, whether you want to travel down and explore the interior of Mexico, or as a stop en route between the USA and Cuba. Check out these suggestions of what to see and do whilst you're in Mexico City...

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California: Top 25 experiences (Lonely Planet)

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Read Top 25 experiences in California by Lonely Planet
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Oooo we love a bit of sun-drenched California and this is a great summary of what's in store if you drive up the California close

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Stopping over in Auckland

Stopping over in Auckland | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
Auckland, home to almost a third of New Zealand’s population is by far this country’s biggest city. There is plenty to keep you occupied in the ‘city of sails’ which is surrounded by water and greenery in a relaxed urban environment full of trendy restaurants and cafes and a bustling downtown area.This gateway to the rest of New Zealand has plenty ...
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Auckland is an incredibly convenient stopover on a round the world trip - whether you want to head into the South Pacific islansd of Fiji, Tahiti and the Cook Islands, or whisk yourself off to South America via Santiago. Check out what there is to see and do in Auckland

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10 Reasons to fall in love with Western Australia

10 Reasons to fall in love with Western Australia | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
On account of Western Australia’s enormous size, we’ve rounded up a mighty 10 reasons to check out it’s major attractions.Sometimes overlooked in favour of the rival East Coast, WA is a state brimming with the weird and wonderful, in fact there are some unique sights you simply won't find anywhere else! Here are our 10 reasons to fall in love with ...
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This state is a super state size wise - it's a third of Australia. Neglect it at your peril!!

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51 Things You Simply Must Do In Brighton

51 Things You Simply Must Do In Brighton | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
So much to do, so little time.
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OK, so Travel Nation's home town of Brighton won't feature on an English person's RTW trip, but if you're coming from Europe - it should do - and here are a few ideas of where to get started!

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Stopping over in San Francisco

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San Francisco is no doubt one of the ‘coolest’ cities in North America. And by that we mean trendy, free-spirited and uber- individualistic. This arty, cosmopolitan metropolis combines quaint charm with natural, coastal beauty providing a great backdrop of contrasts to explore.The city itself is compact enough to explore on foot, by trolley bus or ...
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Hugely popular US city stop on round the world tickets - this is a handy guide to the different districts in San Francisco

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Australia's wild west: How to explore from Perth to Broome

Australia's wild west: How to explore from Perth to Broome | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
Western Australia (WA) is a state is often over looked by many visitors, especially backpackers who often choose to travel up the East Coast instead. This is a real shame as anyone who embarks on a journey in WA will be amazed by all there is to see and do.Imagine the highlights of the East Coast and take away the crowds! That’s what you can expect...
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The West coast of Australia is often overlooked, but there is so much so to see from the Pinnacles to Coral Bay to Ningaloo Reef - plus you can swim with whale sharks from April to July.

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Enjoying Thailand away from the beaches...

Enjoying Thailand away from the beaches... | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
Thailand is surely most famous for it's stunning white sand beaches that encircle each of the islands that are scattered like emeralds around its coastline. Despite the beauty of the crystal clear water and tropical fishes, there are a wealth of places to see and amazing activities to enjoy if you take the time to step inland and experience the nor...
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There's so much more to Thailand than island-hopping. If you head to the North, you could visit Chiang Mai and learn to be an elephant keeper, trek in the hills around Chiang Rai and see everything from elephants  to tigers and leopards in Khao Yai NP or take a stroll along the famous 'Bridge over the River Kwai'.

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Asia: Travel Photography by Lisa Strachan

Asia: Travel Photography by Lisa Strachan | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it

See Lisa's travel photography

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We love Lisa Strachan's photos :)

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Cook Islands: Why we love them!

Cook Islands: Why we love them! | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
Whether you're setting out on a round the world ticket, looking for a great stopover or planning a little side trip from Australia or New Zealand, the Cook Islands makes a great destination to travel slowly in.We love helping you work this stop...
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We're huge fans of the South Pacific, so the Cook Islands is a dream spot for pursuign slow-travel, island life at your onw pace...

 

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New Zealand: The 3 best treks to try in NZ

New Zealand: The 3 best treks to try in NZ | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, native forests and vast wilderness are just some of the sights you could encounter on a multi-day walk in New Zealand.Not only will you be filled with the satisfaction of completing a challenging walk, you'll also...
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New Zealand lends itself to daily exploration of the great outdoors and with mountains, valleys, fjords, lakes and glaciers as your backdrop - even the hardest walk is worth the effort...

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Tokyo: Why you should choose it for your Asia stopover

Tokyo: Why you should choose it for your Asia stopover | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
You’ve got 2 weeks’ holiday and you’re looking for somewhere a bit different.
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If you're flying to Australia or New Zealand, you certainly have your pick of stopover destinations - here's why Adam thinks you should go with Tokyo, Japan...

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Australia: 5 reasons to fall in love with New South Wales

Australia: 5 reasons to fall in love with New South Wales | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
Beyond the slick city life of Sydney, (which itself offers many more than 5 reasons to visit!) New South Wales offers unspoilt beaches in Port Macquarie, Jervis Bay and Yuraygir National Park contrasted with the striking mountain ranges of the Blue Mountains and Snowy Mountains. Sip the best from the vines in some world-class Hunter Valley wineries...
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Almost every round the world trip takes in a stop in Sydney, Australia. In which case - if it's on your ticket, why not linger a little longer and see what the rest of New South Wales (NSW) has to offer?

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Dubai: 35 Things You See Every Day

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As one of the world's most popular holiday destination, Dubai has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to tourism.
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Dubai's strange mix of religious conservatism and outlandish materialism certainly makes for an interest blend. If you think you had preconceptions about Dubai - see if the myths of confirmed here!

 

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The 10 stops on the Trans-Siberian railway (Wanderlust)

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Jump off the train: for ornate churches, crystal waters and mountain market towns check out these top ten stops
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Considering an epic rail journey? How about the Trans Siberian train from Russia into Mongolia/China?

 

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The Art of Street Crossing in Vietnam

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  In the bustling metropolis of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), crossing the street is an art form. The simplest advice is to walk slowly and steadily to the other side. Let the ...
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Been there, felt the fear!! Its like a travel baptism of fire trying to cross a busy Asian street when nobody even vaguely stops at the crossings! Here's how to cross the street successfully in Vietnam...

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South Africa: How and why to include it on your round the world trip

South Africa: How and why to include it on your round the world trip | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
South Africa is a country of high mountains, open plains and rugged coastlines. Its vineyards are some of the best in the world and the opportunities for watching wildlife are second to none. While its neighbouring countries offer excellent overlanding routes, South Africa remains a highlight of the continent and the scenic drives around the dramat...
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Some ideas for how and why to include South Africa in your RTW ticket

 

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RTW: Seeing These Popular Places From Above Is Almost Surreal

RTW: Seeing These Popular Places From Above Is Almost Surreal | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
If you were a bird, this is what you would see.
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Love these views - Dubai looks strangely alluring actually...

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Stopping over in Hong Kong: where to stay and what to do

Stopping over in Hong Kong: where to stay and what to do | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
Whether it’s your first visit, or like me you’ve been multiple times, Hong Kong always lives up to its powerhouse reputation. Vibrant, crowded, dazzling and delicious. In my opinion it’s a city that never disappoints.Street names in English, double decker buses that wouldn’t look out of place in your hometown, a satellite town called Aberdeen. This...
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Hong Kong is one of our favourite Asian hubs - if you're planning a stop over en route to somewhere else in Asia or to Australia, New Zealand or Fiji - read up on the top things to do in Hong Kong and best places to stay!

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The Philippines: a beautiful country that needs tourist dollars now more than ever

The Philippines: a beautiful country that needs tourist dollars now more than ever | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
As you’ll know, the Philippines recently experienced one of the worst super-typhoons ever, so some parts of the country have been totally ravaged.In many areas however, Filipinos are reliant on tourism as their main source of income, so it's important that visitors keep visiting and support the country to help it get back to what it was as quickly ...
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You might be forgiven for thinking the Philippines is a no-go from top to bottom after the recent a devastating typhoon. However - its business as usual in many places - here's where you can go and bring much needed tourism to the places that rely on it.

 

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New York: Best events and festivals for every season

New York: Best events and festivals for every season | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
New York is a city with 4 distinct seasons - pleasant springs, stifling summers, crunchy autumns and freezing winters.
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Every visit is different depending on which time of the year you hit the Big Apple! Here's our pick of the best things to do in each New York season!

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China: How to find work teaching English

China: How to find work teaching English | Our Favourite Travel Destinations | Scoop.it
When I was younger I always wanted to visit China. I was mesmerised by the food, culture, language and history of one of the oldest civilisations in the world.
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Looking for ideas for your career break or gap year? Have you thought about teaching English as a foreign languae (TEFL)? Rowena and Roy at Travel Nation both have experience of teaching in CHina - here's how they ended up in China...

 

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USA: 5 Incredible American Road Trips

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If you fancy the idea of taking to the road and goign at your own pace - it has to be a roadtrip. ANd nowhere is more iconic or as easy as the USA - here are 5 recommended routes to try!

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