Far Away Places Archive

Travel Insurance: The last thing you think of, but probably the most important!?

The benefits of buying travel insurance are well documented.  There is always the slight risk that we could become unwell on holiday or backpacking, just as if we were at home surrounded by our friends and loved ones.  The fact that we are travelling to a foreign country does not mean we can relax whilst […]

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An Eco Retreat: My Unexpected Paradise

I’m guessing a lot of girls would be impressed with a fancy 5-star luxury break for their birthday weekend; candle lit dinners and champagne, spas and room service.

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The Complete Travel Food Guide: What To Eat And Where To Eat It

If you adore travel, but are a fussy eater, you’ve got a problem. When you’re traveling the world, you will find that there are loads of different cuisines to try. Some people embrace the experience of experimenting with their food, whilst others find it hard. Here to help you out is a complete guide of […]

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I’m Crap with Photography – But a Good Camera makes all the Difference!

I’m not great with photography. I’m not sure if it’s a patience thing, or a lack of creativity thing. Can I just not be bothered to line up the perfect shot, or am I just unable to see the perfect shot? Steve’s really good at stuff like that though. In fact, he’s started an Instagram […]

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Something for Everyone: Why Austria Ticks all the Boxes for Every Skier

The fantastic thing about the Austrian Alps as a skiing destination, is that it has such a diverse range of resorts and pistes to choose from. This means that if you are trying to emulate Franz Klammer or happen to be a slightly nervous beginner, or maybe you just want to cruise past some stunning […]

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Travel and Disease: Things to Know

One of the best things about setting off on an adventure overseas is the fact that it allows you to kiss goodbye to everyday concerns and focus on having fun. Having said that, there are certain practical issues that you simply can’t afford to ignore – and health is one of them. Given how simple […]

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The Best Way to Learn a Language

Needless-to-say, having a grounding in a few key words or sentences makes life a lot easier when you’re travelling. Not only does knowing a little of the language help you to communicate your needs, it also suggests to the locals that you respect their culture and can, ultimately, go a long way in breaking down […]

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