Gadgets Make the World Go Round

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Never travel without a gadget or two? You shouldn’t! But you also shouldn’t crowd up your luggage with superfluous gadgets you’ll never use (we’ve all been there). Here’s some of the best little gadgets that will make your travel experience a whole lot smoother without wasting space…

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Milford Sound

Rudyard Kipling described Milford Sound, in the Fiordland of New Zealand’s South Island, as the eighth wonder of the world*. Middle Earthy mountains, waterfalls, and sheer cliff faces surround the fjord. It’s New Zealand’s top tourist attraction and, guess what? I’ll be there in seven weeks time!

It’s a pretty distracting thought.

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*What else has been claimed as the eighth wonder? The list includes the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and the Empire State Building.

photos by: vitch, f0rbe5, big frank, & adymace

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Wise Words #12

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This week’s Wise Words come from a collection of 40 Top Travel Tips put together by Gourmet Traveller. I wish I’d thought of this one before. On our last trip overseas, my boyfriend’s luggage went missing twice and he was stuck without clothes for a couple of days. It was not ideal…

“When travelling with your spouse or partner, split the contents of each suitcase so that you have some of their items and they have some of yours. Then, if one of your suitcases goes missing, you will have enough clothing to get by.”
– Lorraine Sharp, managing director, Insight Vacations Australia

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Up in Lights

It’s definitely too early to start getting excited about Christmas… but I just can’t help it! Here’s some cities all lit up in their festive best.

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Prague Christmas Markets

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Galeries Lafayette in Paris

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Dresden Christmas Market

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Floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro

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Radio City Music Hall in New York City

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Trave(love): Michelle Jonas Travel Wear

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I featured one of Michelle Jonas‘s gorgeous travel pieces a while ago in this post but I just had to give her more room. Michelle’s clothing is versatile and perfect for travel. They are made in fabrics that can pulled out of your suitcase without a worry of a wrinkle.

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From all kinds of tops to dresses, skirts, shorts, and jumpsuits, Michelle’s clothes come in a variable rainbow of colours. They’re also are apparently a favourite with A-list jetsetters. No wonder, they really are gorgeous.

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A Wonderful Wizarding World…

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I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fanatic and my trip to Orlando, Florida last year would have been made even more awesome by a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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This all-out Potter-themed park by Universal Studios is set to open around March/April 2010. You’ll be able to explore Hogwarts, Zonko’s, Honeydukes, and Ollivander’s, ride rollercoasters like the Dragon Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff.

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Wise Words #11

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This week I have been studying the postmodern traveller and I think that this quote really sums up a lot of the key points for me. Whether or not that means much to you, it is certainly an interesting thought to ponder.

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land” – G.K. Chesterton


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