Culture

Relishing diversity: 7 festivals to see in the Philippines

As a country comprised of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is undoubtedly one of the most diverse nations in the world. Because it was colonized by the Spaniards, Japanese and Americans its traditions, language, culture and religions are a fascinating fusion from these countries and its indigenous tribes.

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For the girls: Avoiding unwanted attention while travelling

More and more women are travelling on their own. The fear of the unknown is not a reason to stay at home. However, it is important for women to be aware of the dangers that can lurk.

Many female travellers are unfortunate enough to face sexual harassment while on their journeys. The type and severity can vary between locations, cultures, and religions. Thankfully, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the frequency at which it occurs:

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Top 5 settings for your fave flicks

Hit the road and visit the settings of some of your fave movies. It's pretty hard to narrow the list down to just five. Take a look at what we picked and leave a comment telling us what we've missed!

Greece, Mamma Mia 

The best part of Mamma Mia (besides the retro ABBA songs of course!) is a chance to lose yourself in the beautiful blue waters, narrow cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses of Greece.

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Empowering women and girls in Sierra Leone

More than 60 million girls around the world don’t attend school. This is an alarming statistic, but it doesn't have to be this way.

One Girl focuses on empowering women and girls in Sierra Leone to create change in their communities. It believes that education and economic empowerment are the tools that will help women tackle the issues they face.

A recent fundraiser was held with the aim of raising enough money to send 150 girls back to school and build a classroom in an overcrowded high school.

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Bhutan in full colour

Louise Southerden is an award-winning adventure travel writer and photographer who has recently reurned from a Peregrine trip in Bhutan.

She has provided us with some of her favourite images from the 9-day Dragon Kingdom trip and a little story about the origin of each one.

Take a look and see if you can pick a favourite!

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My 5 fave travel apps

One of my best (and most costly) travel purchases was an iPad 2. However, I couldn't be happier with my decision. The flexibility of being able to have a computer-like device at my fingertips while travelling has been a real blessing.

Wireless internet is becoming increasingly common and is, in most cases, cheaper or free than renting a computer at an internet cafe. Furthermore, it gives you the flexibility of preparing your emails (or blog posts) prior to accessing internet. This leaves you more time to explore the city, rather than wasting time on the internet.

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Highlights of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a place of great diversity, from rolling mountain ranges to lakes teeming with wildlife and some of the world's most incredible churches.

If you're on a short trip, why not check out this list of highlights to help plan your itinerary.

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11 reasons we are so glad to travel ‘young’

We get a lot of different reactions when we tell people that we are ‘permanently nomadic’. Most are surprised that we have chosen to do this while we are young (a compliment to us) and especially with children. Many people wait until they are retired to travel and others think travelling with children is too much work. But I say, “Why wait?” 

Travel is about experiencing. Travel adds richness to life. So below you’ll find reasons and inspiration to travel while you too are still ‘young’.

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10 things a gal shouldn't forget to pack

Some things you only learn are essentials when you find yourself without them. Learn from my mistakes and don't forget to pack the following things!

Dry Shampoo
On more adventure oriented trips, daily showers aren't always possible. Today's dry shampoos are nothing like their predecessors, they are easy to use and extremely effective.

Tampons
These aren't available everywhere. Avoid unpleasant surprises and bring enough for the duration of your voyage.

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Making incense in Vietnam

Incense is part of daily life in Vietnam. Joss sticks are offered at the altars which grace every business and almost every home, sold by the kilo in little stores and even (in some parts) burnt against mosquitos.

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