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5 things no one tells you about travelling in East Asia

1. YOU CAN BUY EVERYTHING OUT THERE -

You see all that expensive equipment and gear you just bought? All those clothes and hiking equipment? Yeah, you could have bought all of that stuff for half the price if you had just waited until you got here.…

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It’s time to visit Palestine

So, I’ve just returned from a fascinating trip to Israel and Palestine – honestly one of the best of my life. The people I met in both places were incredible, both locals and fellow travellers.…

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One day in: Ho Chi Minh City

Top class food to trendy nightclubs and beautiful scenery – Ho Chi Minh City has plenty to satisfy even the most discerning traveller.

Shabby colonial villas encircle the fast-paced buzzing metropolis of 21st century Vietnam.…

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Exploring Tenerife’s wild side

Tenerife is filled with an endless amount of things to see – from Europe’s biggest water park, to musicals at Auditorio de Tenerife.

But if you like kicking back with nature, relaxing in beautifully peaceful surroundings, and exploring vast and varied wildlife, then there’s really no other option but to explore Tenerife’s wild side.…

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10 countries to visit in 2014

Here are 10 lovely countries we think you should visit this year. We’re not saying you should definitely visit all 10 countries in one year, but if you can – why not?!…

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The Importance of Travel

Here at Informed Explorer, we think the importance of travel is vastly underestimated. So we decided to write an article explaining why we think that travel is not only fun, enjoyable and entertaining, but also completely necessary for the whole of man/womankind.

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Dancing with wolves in the Latvian woods

January 2006: Heartbreak! Latvia’s national Bobsleigh track is closed on Sundays, which means we’ll be unlikely to fulfill our ambitions of becoming the biggest mockery to the sport since Cool Runnings; the only reason myself and a number of good friends from University travelled the 32miles from the capital of Riga to the sleepy town of Sigulda.…

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Peace and Quiet on Iceland’s Grímsey Island

Grímsey Island, seated on the Arctic Circle just north of Iceland, is not the best vacation spot for a social butterfly.

Approximately three-square miles in area, and home to less than 150 people but a multitude of bird colonies, Grímsey is a quiet but dramatically beautiful destination for travelers seeking peace, quiet, and, perhaps, refuge.…

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Thailand’s prostitute problem

Women hold up signs indicating their weight, age and any skills they have. Madams keep a watchful eye from the doorway of the club, while between ten and twenty young women, all identically dressed in tight tank-top, mini-skirt and high heels, chat by the side of the road, occasionally rising…

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Palestine

Jerusalem through the eyes of a non-believer

Jerusalem is an amazing place. Upon entering the towering walls of the old city and stumbling upon arguably the most historic, culturally significant and important land on this earth - you are awe struck. This place shaped man/woman, no doubt. Photo by Benjamin Zand © Such incredible religious…

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Egypt

Exploring Aswan, Egypt

Aswan is a lovely destination in Egypt. It’s the smallest of the 3 major tourist resorts in Egypt, which makes a big difference. You won’t find a lack of tourists, but you’ll be able to relax here. It’s a very easy location in Egypt to reach; you’ll find direct flights…

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Venice

One day in: Venice (INFOGRAPHIC)

Where to go if you have one day in Venice. See the best of the sights, and get the best one-day experience with this infographic.

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5 things no one tells you about…

1. YOU CAN BUY EVERYTHING OUT THERE - You see all that expensive equipment and gear…

One day in: Venice (INFOGRAPHIC)

Where to go if you have one day in Venice. See the best of the…

It's time to visit Palestine

So, I've just returned from a fascinating trip to Israel and Palestine - honestly one…

One day in: Ho Chi Minh City

Top class food to trendy nightclubs and beautiful scenery - Ho Chi Minh City has…

Exploring Tenerife's wild side

Tenerife is filled with an endless amount of things to see - from Europe’s biggest…

Infographic: What to take when hiking the…

Need to know what to pack when hiking the Alps? Look no further. Here's exactly…

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Gear and Globe Trotting: Safari Photography

Photographing wildlife has been the most challenging and heartbreaking exercise I’ve ever undertaken in all of my traveling. Truth be…

Top 5 Pet-Friendly Destinations in the US

BLOWING ROCK, NORTH CAROLINA Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Moses Cone Manor and Memorial Park is paradise for horse lovers.…

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