• Travel Gear Interview: Nigel from Adventure Underwear

    July 23, 2013 2 Comments

    Hey guys! Today we’re bringing you an awesome interview with our friend Nigel from Adventure Underwear. Adventure Underwear is the newest kid on the block when it comes to awesome travel gear, and Nigel has lots to say about his new company and product. If you’ve ever had to pay for your lunch with sopping wet Baht or fallen victim to stolen Euro, Adventure Underwear may just be for you. Read on to learn more about this fab new group and the man behind the briefs.

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  • Breaking Australia’s Crazy Driving Laws

    July 16, 2013 No Comments

    You’ll note the title of this article references Australia’s “crazy” driving laws – not the sane ones! There are lots of driving rules here down under that I’m perfectly happy to comply with. But, like any country, Australia has some incredibly silly driving rules as well. Inspired by our recent laws regarding stopping for pedestrians while turning into a street – which has sparked no little controversy and probably caused quite a few accidents – I’ve compiled a list of some of the best. I mean, how often are you able to find a cohesive set of laws that features both bales of hay and cat burglary? Read on, my Australian friends!

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  • Italy’s Cinque Terre

    June 21, 2013 1 Comment

    On Italy’s north west coast you will find the Cinque Terre or the “Five Lands” in English. On this rugged coast of the Italian Riviera there are five villages to hop between and adventures to be had while submerged in the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over centuries terraces have been built on the rough, steep cliffs that overlook the sea, creating breathtaking views of the Italian countryside. The villages can only be accessed by boat, train, or hiking trails.

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  • Is a Eurail Pass Right for You?

    June 7, 2013 No Comments

    If you’re planning on doing some extended travel throughout Europe, one of the first questions you’re quite likely to get from friends and family is whether or not you’ll be buying a Eurail pass. The pass has a fantastic reputation for being a traveler’s key to discovering Europe – limitless train rides, fantastic countryside views, convenient but exciting adventure. But who is a Eurail pass right for, and who’s better off booking individual travel trips instead?

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  • Take a Hike…Up Everest

    June 5, 2013 No Comments

    To be standing at the top of the world is a place that many people feel they can go in their mind. After getting a new job, finding the love of your life, or standing on a sandy beach may make you feel like you are on the top of the world. But for some that may not be enough, and for the ones who want to literally stand on the top of the world they set their sights on Mount Everest. According to climber George Mallory some climb “because it’s there.”

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  • Three Alternative California Destinations

    April 12, 2013 No Comments

    When we think of visiting California a few cities come to mind, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego perhaps. While all these places can be known as must-sees, there are surely plenty of other possibilities to keep you entertained in the Sunshine State. California is more than half of the United States west coastline. In all that area lays many more secrets of wonder and enchantment. 

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  • Hidden Hong Kong on the Cheap

    March 25, 2013 1 Comment

    This isn’t going to be your typical Hong Kong things to do. If you’re looking for that – here’s my advice – read Time Magazine: go see the Peak, take a Heli-Tour, High Tea at The Peninsula. If you’re on a budget, go see the real Hong Kong and experience the sights, smells, tastes, and people of the SAR on the cheap.

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  • 5 Reasons to Go Abroad

    March 15, 2013 No Comments

    There will be a time when you will have the chance to travel abroad or live in another country. Take the opportunity and never look back. No matter what happens, you won’t regret stretching the limits of your comfort zone and your passport.

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Vietnam: A Country of Contrasts

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Vietnam is a country with an unfortunate recent history, but the vast majority of its inhabitants have now magnanimously put the carpet bombing and napalm behind them and look forward to a bright future based mainly on their considerable natural assets.

Battling for Lombok; One Man’s Quest for Cleaner Drinking Water

April 13, 2014 No Comments

GoingAbroad.org is honoured to feature an interview with Andy Hill, the American director behind the Paradigm Water Project, an aid initiative designed to bring clean drinking water to families in the east Indonesian island of Lombok.

Currently raising funds for a Biosand water filter building operation, Andy is looking to spread the word about his quest and show others how they can help get involved via the Indiegogo campaign and website.

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Traveling by Diesel: Advantages and Disadvantages

April 8, 2014 No Comments

Heaven knows there are many ways to travel. But between air, land and sea there reign several long-standing and established methods. One such mode? The grand old truck or road transporter.