A-Z of Travel – F is for the Fiji Islands

If there is one holiday destination that everyone should visit in their lifetime, it would have to be the Fiji Islands. Beautiful beaches, friendly locals, stunning hotels, private island getaways, delicious seafood, refreshing cocktails, and all the water sports and activities one could possibly wish for… the Fiji Islands really do have it all, and…

A-Z of Travel – D is for Destinations (My Top 10)

For me, the hardest part about travelling is actually deciding on where to go!  The world is big, beautiful and just waiting to be discovered, but as I tend to fall in love with almost every country I visit, I am always torn between returning to a favourite place and visiting a new holiday destination….

A-Z of Travel – B is for Baggage…

It’s bulky, it’s heavy and if we have too much of it, it can cost us a fortune, but baggage is an important part of travel, and despite having travelled around the world with little more than an oversized backpack, I still struggle to pack light! My first attempt at packing light was for our…

Earth Day – Are You Going to Make a Difference in the World?

Today, Monday 22nd April 2013, is the 43rd anniversary of EARTH DAY and an estimated one billion people across the globe are taking action against Climate Change. A controversial subject, and one that continues to be debated upon by government officials, environmentalists and scientists, Climate Change may still have its doubters, but one only has…

Are These the Best 20 Travel Quotes Ever?

I love travel quotes, and while St. Augustine’s “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” remains my firm favourite, I recently came across some modern quotes that lead me to believe that travel not only broadens the mind, but it seems to make us a whole lot…

Our Top 5 Working Holiday Destinations

One of the best ways to travel around the world without emptying your savings account or sending your credit card limit through the roof is to take one of the many working holidays on offer. From olive picking in the South of France to teaching English in Vietnam, there are working holidays to suit everyone,…

Are You a Traveller or a Tourist?

When it comes to visiting foreign lands and taking trips abroad, do you consider yourself a Traveller or a Tourist? As a self-confessed ‘traveller’, I believe that the only difference between being a tourist and a traveller is down to the type of holidays/journeys we take, but after reading the comments made on a recent…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – A Dream Comes True

While I have always been relatively active and sporty, my fitness levels cannot compare to those of my Austrian born, mountain goat of a husband, who can scale a 2,500-metre mountain without breaking a sweat! Yet I have always had a dream, a ‘bucket list’ contender if you like, and that is to climb the…

Escorted Journeys – So Much More than a Group Holiday

When it comes to new and growing travel trends, small group escorted journeys are most definitely on the increase, with singles, mature travellers, and small family groups opting for this type of travel over any other. A convenient way to travel and one that removes the “what if” scenarios one might face when travelling alone,…

100 Travel Blogs viewed in over 80 Countries – Must do better!

Well today is the official 100th Blog Day of Equatours, and while we have had a blast writing about our favourite journey’s around the world, tips and tricks that we have found useful, and a variety of other bits and bobs to keep the cyber world entertained, I am sad to see we missed our…