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How To Climb Mount Kinabalu in One Day

Last week I took on a new personal fitness challenge - climb Mount Kinabalu of Malaysian Borneo in one day. It was a successful victory, albeit far from easy. When I was searching for information on this last...
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Republic of Ireland Flashback Friday

In order to update my awfully narcissistic where I've been map I have to write about every country that I have been to since I started travelling. Because it's always good to laugh at yourself, here's an...
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Young, Free and Foolish in Amsterdam

I haven't always written accounts when travelling. So when it comes to writing about a country that I visited many years ago - it's not very easy when it's not raw in my memory. I'm only writing about my two...
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Ypres – Make Football, Not War

A little "did you know that..." fact on today's blog. I'm updating my where I've been map which is very far from up to date and my trip to Belgium was a very long time ago (I even had hair then). It was my...
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New Challenge: Climb Mount Kinabalu in One Day

Every time I plan to climb Mount Kinabalu (13, 435 feet) in Malaysian Borneo - something always come up. But not this time. I've just booked my flight for Friday and I'm going to spend a week in Kota Kinabalu....
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Skydiving in Wanaka, New Zealand

When people think of making their very own 'travel bucket list,' the first on the list is usually - Skydiving. I'm no different in this respect and I do love a bit of adrenaline pumping through my veins. So...
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Is Having a Favourite Country Actually a BAD Thing?

Tomorrow I'm flying to The Philippines from South Korea (by the time this is read I will already be there). And I am in the strangest of moods. Usually, when I'm about to explore a new country I feel like a...
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Blockbuster! Middle Earth by Helicopter

This view! “This helicopter? He really used this very helicopter? THE Sir Ian McKellan, right?”   Thus began my journey to Middle Earth and beyond with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters in...
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Magnificent Milford Sound

On the cruise! Websites are full of information about the best places to visit around the world. Every continent, every country, literally every corner of the planet has something that is the best on offer....
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Above It All: Zip Lining in Queenstown

Imagine yourself flying through the trees and gazing out at one of the most beautiful vistas in all the world. I found myself in exactly that spot, as I joined a zip line tour with Zip Trek Queenstown atop...
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Lalati – Recommended Resort in Fiji

Paradise found! There is little that is more romantic than arriving at a boutique resort on the beautiful Fijian island of Bequ. Soft ocean breezes, crystal blue waters and the promise of a serene, luxurious...