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Wrong Way Round: Diary of a six-month vacation

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A week in London: bikes, art and some G8 protestors life.nationalpost.com Walking in London comes with its own set of rewards though. Foremost, you'll almost certainly come upon something unexpected, such as a G8 protest.
Wrong Way Round: Getting sporty in Glasgow life.nationalpost.com Glaswegians have taken great care to reinvest in their city — the latest boost centres around athletics, thanks to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and also general interest in providing locals with new...
Wrong Way Round: Maldives — a holiday within the holiday life.nationalpost.com
How to pack for a six-month vacation: The gear, the goods and plenty of underpants life.nationalpost.com
life.nationalpost.com As beautiful as the views are in the Bay of Islands and as quaint as towns such as Kerikeri are, the rugged west coast and its glittering green water left a lasting impression on me.
Choosing the right camera life.nationalpost.com Fuji, Olympus and Canon, among others, have been marketing high-performance cameras in compact bodies
Taking on Croatia’s coast life.nationalpost.com Via a very scientific Google search (“7-day itinerary Croatia”), I landed a boat headed to the northern part of the Dalmatian coast for island hopping and cycling around national parks.
life.nationalpost.com The launching pad for the Whitsundays — envision aqua waters lapping gently against white silica beaches — is Airlie Beach, a town with a split personality.
life.nationalpost.com If for some reason, you found yourself with only three or four days in New Zealand, I would suggest making this your only stop.
Wrong Way Round: Glasgow as a gateway life.nationalpost.com
Minefields, vineyards and Croatia’s tiny towns life.nationalpost.com With tourism accounting for 23% of the country’s revenue, it has placed a priority on rebuilding infrastructure, especially along the coast.
Wrong Way Round: Turkey’s well-travelled path life.nationalpost.com My first stop was a tour through Ephesus. The site, a preserved ancient Greek-turned-Roman city, sees about 1.5-million visitors per year, and I suspect 75% of them were there the day I was in...
life.nationalpost.com To understand the city on a broader scope I did the opposite of a hop on-hop off tour and stepped into a 1964 Holden, an Australian automobile (actually, the only Australian automobile), with My...
On Dublin’s tourist trail life.nationalpost.com The stereotypical view is that visitors come for the beer (Guinness) and the books (Ulysses), but I have yet to partake in either of those, so I opted for a slightly unorthodox museum tour.
life.nationalpost.com If anyone doubts that street art can be beneficial to a community, George Town is a case study in why it works.
Wrong Way Round: Dining in Dubai life.nationalpost.com I wanted to have an authentic Emirati experience. As in most cultures, the way to do this is through food — and not food-court fast food (though, arguably, that is now just as authentic an...
Wrong Way Round: Won over by Wales history and waterfront life.nationalpost.com Nothing will make you appreciate a desk job quicker than a tour of a coal mine, which I discovered during a tour of the Big Pit, the national coal museum in Blenaafon.
life.nationalpost.com If for some reason, you found yourself with only three or four days in New Zealand, I would suggest making this your only stop.
Last days in London life.nationalpost.com
life.nationalpost.com The launching pad for the Whitsundays — envision aqua waters lapping gently against white silica beaches — is Airlie Beach, a town with a split personality.
Hungry in Dublin: from chicken with smoked popcorn, to traditional pub grub life.nationalpost.com In just three days, I’d undone the health regime I managed to stick to during my first two weeks abroad. Oh, hello love handles, I was wondering where you’d been.
life.nationalpost.com The real Bali, to me, is riding a motor scooter haphazardly through traffic while carrying a sleeping baby, or chainsaw, or massive sheet of plywood.
Wrong Way Round: On Dubrovnik’s history and hipsters life.nationalpost.com I really started to feel the effects of travelling the “wrong way round” in Dubrovnik, with peak heat and peak crowds, but I also managed to find Dubrovnik's hipsters.
From washing up to warming up — Maryam spills her travel gear secrets life.nationalpost.com Here are some of my new favourite things, almost all of which serve (at least) two purposes, and pack up real small.
Castles for everyone on Ireland’s west coast life.nationalpost.com When in a castle, I say, which is how I ended up with the charming Bruce, a nine-year-old Harris hawk, on my arm at Dromoland Castle in County Galway.
life.nationalpost.com If for some reason, you found yourself with only three or four days in New Zealand, I would suggest making this your only stop.
life.nationalpost.com If anyone doubts that street art can be beneficial to a community, George Town is a case study in why it works.
life.nationalpost.com With so much to do after sunset, I did wonder how I’d spend the days, but my itinerary quickly filled up with neighbourhood hopping — and eating, of course, which several people told me was a...
One last day in Glasgow: the city from two wheels life.nationalpost.com I had one last day in Glasgow, before hoping on a train and heading south to London. I spent the day, surprise, surprise, on a bicycle.
Much ado about Melbourne (and much to eat, too) life.nationalpost.com Besides how easy it is for a newbie to get around and take in the sights, Melbourne's street life goes a long way to make the city so welcoming to visitors.
Wrong Way Round: A bath in Bath life.nationalpost.com In Bath, the whole of which has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, there are three hot springs that produce one million litres of water daily at 45C.
life.nationalpost.com Given that the country has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, perhaps Manila's nightmareish traffic jams are the reality of the city and therefore part of the experience.
life.nationalpost.com There are plenty of things to do in the city, but Auckland is well situated for daytrips, or even two-hour excursions — food-based or otherwise.
Exploring Victoria beyond Melbourne life.nationalpost.com The Great Ocean Road was inspired by California’s Pacific Coast Highway — a route I’ve driven and love, though I’m tempted to say the sights here are more glorious (just!).
life.nationalpost.com PE may not have have, say, a ferris wheel to draw people in, but it has passion and pride, which I think are far more interesting.
life.nationalpost.com The game viewing began before I even set foot in my room — the lodge has monkeys and several nyala roaming the grounds and elephants lunched just below the deck where us humans were eating.
life.nationalpost.com It's been a languid life in Botswana, thus far. The heat may have something to do with it, affecting me and my fellow travellers, our guides and the animals.
life.nationalpost.com In my time in the city, I’ve met a handful of people who are taking the initiative to find success of all scales, internationally, locally and on their doorstep.
life.nationalpost.com Anything with Mandela’s name on it draws tourists. I drove by Mandela’s current house and it, too, had people camped by the entrance gate, though in this case, it’s media who are waiting for...
life.nationalpost.com Foot, boat and donkey are the modes of transport here, which is charming until you’re woken up at 4:30 a.m. by a pained donkey bray.