Plan Your Mid Atlantic Countryside Road Trip by Including These 5 Places to Eat

A countryside road trip may be just what you need to clear your head and begin anew. Just imagine it. The open road is beckoning you. You want to get out of the workplace and into the outdoors. After all, there’s so much to see in this world! If you do decide to plan a road trip in the Mid-Atlantic countryside, one of the things you may want to plan …

Litchfield National Park Tours & Mary River Cruise

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Don’t take any old one of the Litchfield national park tours… Get the most out of your trip and tours from Darwin by seeing a lot more of the region. We opted for a 4 day itinerary with Adventure Tours Australia (Part of the Intrepid Group) which included not just visits and swimming at spectacular and unspoiled waterfalls in Litchfield national park, but also: Mary River Cruise Trip to Kakadu …

17 Reasons to ride the “DIY” Glacier Express Switzerland

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The natural beauty of Switzerland really sells itself. The Glacier Express Switzerland runs from Zermatt in the south west to St. Moritz in the south east and takes in wine growing valleys and incredible 360 degree mountain views. The full day trip crosses 291 bridges and viaducts, crossing the 2,033 metre altitude Oberalp Pass and finally rolling up to st. Moritz along the UNESCO protected Albula/Bernina railway line. But why ride the …

037 Mongolia Part 2 – Secret Naadam festivals and Mongolia on $33 a day

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Mongolia Podcast (Part 2) Episode 037: Mongolia on $33 a day & The secret, local Naadam festivals Listen NOW! Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Stitcher Radio WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK We love to hear from listeners about how we can improve the show or what you love about it already. You can email us using the contact form in the footer of this page or tweet @mytravelfreedom What do you want …

035 Mongolia overland: Nomad homestay & Gobi Desert catastrophe!

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035 Mongolia East to West: Real Nomad homestay & Breaking down in the Gobi Desert: Listen NOW! Subscribe on iTunes WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK We love to hear from listeners about how we can improve the show or what you love about it already. You can email us using the contact form in the footer of this page or tweet @mytravelfreedom What do you want in the show? Are we …

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DON’T get a Houseboat at Kerala Backwaters (Do THIS Instead)

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Were you thinking of hiring a houseboat in Kerala? The quintessential way to see the backwaters, or so the Kerala tourist authority will tell you, is by houseboat – not surprising, as this is also by far the most expensive way to see them. Although there are some positive reasons to splash out (hilarious pun) on an overpriced houseboat, there are a host of other cheaper, better value options. Alleppey …

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Burma Travel (Myanmar): the Best and Worst from Yangon to Mandalay

Burma (Myanmar) is an up and coming destination, since the advent of democracy in 2010 tourism has grown fast and many predict that tourism is set to boom there in the near future. This was certainly evident while we were there. Its been a few months since we left Burma and we often discuss certain things we miss… or never want to experience again! So here is our retrospective guide …

9 Tips For Surviving Mongolia (Video)

As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Mongolia can be quite a culture shock for travellers who have been accustomed to things like beds and hot water for most of their lives. Epic wilderness, untamed beauty and challenging travel experiences are par for the course when going trans-Mongolian. Mongolia offers a real sense of freedom from civilisation but navigating the country independently can be both dangerous, …

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How to cross the Bulgan Border: Khovd (Mongolia) to Urumqi (China)

Mongolia’s western border at Bulgan is not frequented by foreigners – but it is certainly open to us! Find out how we made the crossing from Khovd to Urumqi in August 2013. Similarly to when we arrived through Erlian & Zamiin-uud in the east, border corossing between China and Mongolia are not straight-forward, you just have to put the time in and plod through the process – expect your passports …

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The One Thing You MUST Do In Mongolia: Nomadic Homestay

Heading out into the Mongolian wilderness you never know what you’re going to get. We knew that things could be rough but this time around we found ourselves face to face with an eagle who looked like he could give human flesh a go and on the receiving end of a family feast difficult to stomach (because it mostly was stomach, lambs stomach!)…..here’s what happened. How it Began One of …

How NOT to Cross central Mongolia overland – Moron to Olgii.

20 hours broken down and stuck in the Gobi Desert was not on our itinerary… and yet our dilapidated mini-van felt that it should be. Actually our van – I named it “Turquoise Disaster” – had quite a few opinions about travel that were contrary to our own. Its propensity to fill the cabin with petrol fumes. Its willingness to open its own windows, allowing sand and dust to engulf …

Epic Mongolia: 9,000 Landscapes from Ulaanbaatar to Khovsgol (With Video)

9 days inside a Russian Military van crossing the epic and endlessly changing landscape of central Mongolia with 7 other people is certainly an experience! It may be challenging but it is certainly rewarding beyond anything we may have imagined before undertaking this journey. This second part of our trans-Mongolian adventure takes us from the capital of Ulaanbaatar to Moron (Pronounced Muren), just south of Khovsgol, Mongolia’s largest lake. In …