Xplaining Xcaret

January 15th, 2016

What is this place with the funny name in Mexico? The extremely popular visitor attraction of Xcaret Park is a privately owned eco-archaeological park in the Cancun, sandwiched between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The park gets its name from the Mayan culture and means “little inlet” because it was once a small port. It

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8 Things to do in Cape Town this summer

December 7th, 2015

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cape Town is likely Table Mountain, followed by postcard-worthy images of the Atlantic Ocean with Robben Island waiting patiently out in the bay for the next ferry-load of tourists. But there is so much more to this cosmopolitan city than simply its natural beauty and classic

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Sunshine and Safaris: A Dubai Guide

November 26th, 2015

Dubai. A city that is much more than the towering sky scrapers, aquamarine waters, extravagant hotels, and beautiful bronzed people you see in postcards. With expats making up over 88% of the United Arab Emirates population and over 200 different nationalities living within its desert borders, Dubai is as international as it gets. Here are

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Visiting Abu Dhabi: the Capital of the UAE

November 11th, 2015

After a comfortable 7 hour flight from London Heathrow on an Etihad Airbus A380, I landed smoothly in Abu Dhabi. A vibrant city with incredibly diverse culture and attractions, it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with Abu Dhabi, Dubai’s underrated little sister, and the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Our first

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fish tank

13 Weird & Wacky Things to do in Thailand

October 5th, 2015

Unusual restaurants, strange animal shaped structures, fiery rice liquor, and exotic street food. Thailand is chock-a-block with weird and wacky attractions and experiences to offer every travelling Tom, Dick and Harry. And with plenty of fantastic holiday deals on the horizon, you’ll have plenty of time to experience them all!   1. Get your feet

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2 Places to Watch Turtles Hatching in the Seychelles

September 25th, 2015

  As you’re reading this, thousands of Hawksbill turtles are beginning their annual migration to the shores of Seychelles to nest. From September onwards, the turtles trudge up the beaches and lay up to 200 eggs at a time in the soft sand. Come January, the eggs start to hatch and guests staying at Seychelles

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Travel Talk on Twitter: Supernatural Experiences

December 17th, 2014

              This week’s #TTOT community posed one very interesting topic – supernatural travel experiences. Some people travel across the globe on the hunt for supernatural encounters, and some happen just by chance. From spooky experiences in unsuspecting hotels to quirky rituals that have been practiced since the dawn of

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Travel Talk on Twitter: Strange and Exotic Foods

December 11th, 2014

              There are several exciting elements to discover when visiting a new location. The weather, local life, landmarks, scenery and of course, the food. With each of these factors, we have to take the good with the bad, and sometimes the downright strange. This week, the #TTOT community discuss

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Las Vegas

Travel Talk on Twitter: Spontaneous getaways

December 3rd, 2014

Sometimes the best journeys are the ones you don’t plan for. Throwing caution to the wind and heading out on an impromptu holiday can lead to some amazing travel experiences, but a little bit of forward planning never goes amiss, even for the most spontaneous of adventures! This is what the TTOT community discussed this

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Canada skiing

Travel Talk on Twitter: Hitting the slopes

November 28th, 2014

              The ski season has arrived in full force, and here at Best at Travel, we couldn’t be more excited! Sorting out all your equipment and putting a travel plan together is almost as much fun as the trip itself…but the hardest part? Choosing a location! Yep, it’s a

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