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Rensina Overland – Part Two

Rensina Overland – Part Two

This story continues with Rensina van den Heuvel  traveling overland from Finland in an old Russian truck First part of the Story here Right now as I write this, we are parked on the edge of the Bay of Finland, outside Tallin in Estonia. There’s just twenty metres or so to the water, so the view would be great except that the windows are fogged up and the sky is as grey as a slate floor. It’s... [Read more]

Keep Safe in India AND Have Fun

Keep Safe in India AND Have Fun

Photo Credit http://media.winnipegfreepress.com/images/DEL124-42_2013_155016_high.jpg India has been getting a lot of bad press lately. Reports of rapes, hangings and general violence against women have made it to the front pages of newspapers globally. That, however, is only part of the picture. While the media must be commended on bringing to us the less than savory reports from that part of the... [Read more]

Neena’s Journey from Banker to Traveler – Diva Odysseys

Neena’s Journey from Banker to Traveler – Diva Odysseys

This is the story of Neena, the founder of Diva Odysseys After 13 years of stable jobs in the banking and Private Equity sector, she got bored of it all. She realized that there were no great challenges any more in what she was doing. And so she quit. But it wasn’t easy. Especially because at the same time, she also separated from her husband. Her family wasn’t sure what she was up to and thus... [Read more]

Seeing Ireland from the back of a Horse

Seeing Ireland from the back of a Horse

Gallop through the greenery on an exhilarating horseback riding tour in Southwest Ireland Ireland is known as an equestrian paradise, and there is no better way to see the countryside and verdant Irish landscape than from the back of an Irish horse! Horses have been cornerstones of Celtic culture for hundreds of years; this is where the steeplechase was invented and fox hunting on horseback became... [Read more]

Ten Adventure travel tips from Adventure Woman Susan Eckert

Ten Adventure travel tips from Adventure Woman Susan Eckert

 In my 30-plus years of experience leading adventure vacations for women, I’ve encountered raging snow storms in August, boated through crocodile-infested lakes, I have been “robbed” by marauding bears and slept with 25 pounds of cameras around my neck to ward off hotel thieves. These experiences have prompted me to write my best tips to travel “savvy” and to avoid common pitfalls and inconvenient... [Read more]

Have you been Smoasting?

Have you been Smoasting?

Have just come across this idea of Smoasting – Using social media to  boast about the wonderful things you are doing on holiday.  This infographic says it all! How to Smoast Like a Pro   How To Smoast Like A Pro [Infographic] by the team at PhotoBox    Read More →

Porto Accommodation Perfecto

Porto Accommodation Perfecto

In my first year at University, I discovered the delights of a glass of port and a cigar at the end of a day. The cigars are long gone, but I still love a little port from time to time. Imagine my delight in looking out from our apartment window across the langorous Duoro river, right over to old warehouses dating back several centuries. The beautiful skyline of Vila Nova de Gaia, opposite Porto, is... [Read more]

Survey for Women Travelers on Accommodation Choices

Survey for Women Travelers on Accommodation Choices

Female Travelers and the Selection of Lodging Accomodation Ylena Magra is a student and the last step to her graduation in Science of Tourism and local Community in the University of Milano – Bicocca, Italy is this survey as part of her thesis. I would very much welcome your feedback to support my thesis… Ylena The aim is to explore the important factors concerning women travelers in choosing... [Read more]