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North Kerry: Ballybunion and Listowel

When travelling in south-west Ireland, touring the scenic 180-kilometre-long circular route of the Ring of Kerry is a must. The stunning vistas of picturesque villages, green pastures, craggy cliffs, mountains and lakes, sandy beaches, bays and inlets draw tourists to the Ring of Kerry. However, there is a less-touristy alternative to explore in County Kerry – the region where you will find less tourist buses clogging the roads – that is, North Kerry. I was in Killarney in October 2017 to attend the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) Europe conference, and I took the opportunity to sign up for one of

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Ring of Kerry, Killarney

One of Ireland’s most stunning destinations is the Ring of Kerry, situated south-west of the country in Country Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is a 179-kilometre-long circular tourist route, renowned for its captivating scenery of picturesque villages and pastures green, craggy cliffs and sandy beaches. The route is so beautiful that I didn’t mind experiencing it again when I returned to Killarney in early October 2017. Yes, it was my second time to Killarney – and Ireland – after 13 years. The first time I travelled in Ireland was in 2004 – I explored the ‘Emerald Isle’ for two weeks

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Travel Bloggers Share: Day Trips From Porto

If you don’t have a lot of time to explore a country in-depth, day trips from cities is the best way to discover smaller towns or the countryside, and Portugal is no exception. Continuing from my last blog post on Porto, there are plenty of day trips available from this northern city so much so that I had a tough time deciding which one to choose. I had contemplated a historical and cultural day trip to Braga, a city of grand baroque buildings and Gothic churches, or a cruise through the Douro Valley to explore its famous wine region. I

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10 Reasons for Family Travel in Cebu

Cebu, Manila’s distant cousin is the adventure capital of the Philippines. Here, you will find endless options for fun activities suitable for all ages making it the perfect family destination. If you are travelling with kids and worried that you will suddenly run out of things to do as a family, worry not. Cebu will not disappoint. There is no chance of boredom once you decide to visit the “Queen City of the South”. It is but natural for parents to make sure that when the family goes somewhere together, everyone including the little ones will enjoy the place as

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Downtown Food Tour Taste Porto

Porto is one of Europe’s food mecca, and you have to experience its lip-smacking gastronomy by going for a food tour. Food tours in Porto introduce you to their local markets, petiscos (small plates) of seafood variety, meat sandwiches, sweets and pastries, and allow you to wash down morsels of food with lots of wine – naturally. I had signed up for the Downtown Food Tour with Taste Porto a year ago, and I remembered the food tour being one of my best activities in Porto. Led by a knowledgeable and fun guide and along with six travellers from the

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4 – 5 Days Itinerary in Luang Prabang

Truth be told, I hadn’t really thought much about travelling to Luang Prabang until a few months ago. I knew it was a destination that I would eventually explore but I was ‘distracted’ by other places. However, I was given an opportunity to visit Luang Prabang in early July, and after spending a couple of days in this incredibly lovely town, I had asked myself, why didn’t I visit it sooner? If you’re wondering where to go for your next holiday, have you thought about this charming UNESCO World Heritage town? Here’s how you can make the most out of

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Street Food Tour Backstreet Academy Luang Prabang

As many of you know, my blog isn’t a food blog – you don’t see many photos and posts of food. But I enjoy going for food tours to sample a variety of the local cuisine especially during the first few days of my trip as it is a good introduction to a new destination. The problem is that I have to constantly remind myself to take photos of the food because half the time, the food is already in my mouth before I get the chance to snap photos of it! But I am improving, and indeed I had

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Five Amazing Things to Do in Sleepy Town of Nong Khiaw, Laos

I love cities but I also enjoy exploring small towns and villages. Some towns make me want to leave immediately while others enfold me with their endearing ways and delightful charms. The sleepy town of Nong Khiaw, Laos won me over with its unexpected rustic and yet delightful charm so much so when I left, I was feeling wistful, wishing I had stayed more than a night. Located three hours north of Luang Prabang towards the Vietnamese border and situated in between limestone mountains on the banks of Nam Ou (Ou River), Nong Khiaw took me by surprise for a

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6 Reasons to Visit Palawan

If pure paradise is what you’re hoping to experience from your next travel destination, look no further than Palawan. This island offers some of the world’s most stunning beaches and is an ideal destination for travelers of all kinds. So, if you’re interested in world-class diving and snorkeling, a romantic getaway, a family-friendly trip, or just some much needed beach time, pack your bags and book a flight to the Philippines. There are tons of ways to plan the perfect getaway, but you can simplify things by booking from one of the many philippinestravelpackage.com’s Palawan packages available to travellers. But

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Responsible Village Tours Outside Luang Prabang

If you are planning a trip to Luang Prabang – apart from visiting its temples and night market – how about signing up for responsible village tours outside Luang Prabang as well? In case you wonder what a responsible village tour is…firstly, the concept responsible village tour is not about visiting a village to take photos of the village and its inhabitants, a tour around the village for thirty minutes and then leave. No, responsible village tour is essentially having an experience interacting with them and learning about daily life in the village. You can enjoy mingling with them over

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