Category: Travel

Stay and work off-grid at an eco-hotel in Panama

A new hotel in Panama will take travelers to an off-grid destination in the heart of a 7000-acre river valley, complete with hiking trails and natural swimming pools. Stay at the eco-hotel in Panama © Selina Kalu Yala Selina Kalu Yala is the first eco-location for Selina, a hotel and co-working brand that focuses on sustainability. It is located near the nature preserve, made up of riverside white sand beaches running through the jungle. Visitors will also find a rustic town square that is home to 12 artisan businesses creating environmentally-responsible and products and services.   Kalu Yala is located roughly ... Read more

A millionaire seeks personal Instagrammer to go on adventures around the world

If your purpose for 2020 is to land a dream job for the ages, this is the first chance for you to do so. What do you think about travelling the world for free while earning around US$5000 (€4469) a month and taking some Instagram pictures? A millionaire is offering a dream position of a personal photographer during his adventures around the world © John Crux Photography / Getty Images Sydney-based millionaire Matthew Lepre is looking for a personal photographer to follow him on his adventures and take the pics that will go into creating a flawless Instagram feed. There’s ... Read more

Notre Dame cathedral is still under threat of collapse

In the aftermath of the devastating fire that brought down Notre Dame’s spire and seriously damaged its roof, there’s been quite a bit of back and forth about the rebuilding process – how best to handle the cleanup, what materials should be used in the reconstruction, and whether the design should be a historically faithful recreation or reflect a modern sensibility, to name just a few. But whether or not the Paris cathedral is still in danger is one question that hadn’t been addressed – until recently.  Notre Dame “is not out of danger,” Monsignor Patrick Chauvet told the AP on Christmas Eve © ... Read more

Where we are headed 2020 – travel, life and business plans

So much to write about since our return to Raleigh (and last year’s travels) but it will all come soon enough. Settling back into normal life has been particularly challenging for the past few months. More on that later. For now, we wanted to kick start the new year and decade with enthusiasm and insight for the year to come. There is so much we are excited about. I’m intent on getting back to the old days of blogging where we shared more of our personal thoughts and stories to inspire you more. The state of our lives over the ... Read more

Spot vintage steam trains from this railway carriage getaway in Somerset

If you’re looking to start the new decade with a much-needed dose of tranquillity, you could do worse than escaping to the peaceful English countryside. And now, a unique new accommodation has opened to the public – a replica railway carriage built along the West Somerset Railway Line that allows guests to spot vintage stream trains as they glide past. A vintage train passing The Railway Carriage © Independent Cottages Available to book through Independent Cottages, the Railway Carriage has been carefully designed to replicate a vintage passenger car, and includes two bedrooms that can sleep up to four people. ... Read more

15 Unforgettable Things to Do in Glacier National Park, Montana

Oh my, Glacier National Park in Montanta is an unforgettable USA travel experience. Jagged snowcapped peaks and glacier blanketed ridges stand guard over green and blue hued lakes, whilst wildflowers and wildlife fill alpine meadows and rivers and waterfalls gush through forested valleys. Avalanch Lake There is an incredible amount of things to do in Glacier National Park including some of the best hikes and scenic drives we have done anywhere in North America, and great wildlife spotting opportunities. It’s the only place in the lower 48 states where grizzly bears still roam in abundance, plus it’s full of bighorn ... Read more

The best country for adventure backpacking in the 2020s, according to experts

Start planning your 2020 bucket list with a trip to Algeria. The North African country has been ranked as the world’s highest potential adventure travel destination for the next decade by a team of tourism experts. Algeria’s Constantine is a city full of twists, turns and vertical drops ©Getty The British Backpacker Society (BBS) is an organisation dedicated to promoting and enabling sustainable adventure travel in off-the-beaten-track areas of the world. Every year its team of experts choose their top destinations for adventure travel; the places they think will pack the most in terms of thrills. In 2018 it was Pakistan and last year Ethiopia’s Danakil ... Read more

Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline for 2020

Australian airline Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline for 2020 by AirlineRatings.com, which has also announced its top 20 safest airlines and top ten safest low-cost airlines from the 405 airlines it monitors. This will be a good aid for travellers who want to take safety into consideration when choosing a carrier. AirlineRatings.com has announced its top 20 safest airlines © Frans Sellies/Getty Images In making its selections, the safety and product rating website’s editors and its industry advisers took numerous critical factors into account. These include audits from aviation’s governing bodies and leading associations; government audits; airline’s ... Read more

In-Depth Travel And Tech: The foXnoMad Podcast Is Ready For Your Next Trip

 The foXnoMad Podcast is travel and tech in-depth to help you travel smarter with discussion that goes beyond this blog. Showing you how to travel smarter is the goal of foXnoMad: there’s this website, YouTube channel, apps, plus newsletter but there are topics that require a different medium to explore properly. The foXnoMad Podcast comes out every other week and the first two episodes are live now. You can listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast – basically everywhere you listen to podcasts. Why A Podcast? A few reasons: there’s a lot of news in travel ... Read more

This is when you can visit US national parks for free in 2020

In what is sure to be good news for travellers’ wallets, the National Park Service is offering five days of free entry to all of the US’ national parks in 2020. Glacier National Park in Kalispell © puttsk/Shutterstock So if you’re planning a trip to some of the stunning parks, these are the dates you will need to store in your diary. 20 January: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; 18 April: First day of National Park Week; 25 August: National Park Service’s birthday; 26 September: National Public Lands Day and 11 November: Veterans Day. On these days, visitors can access the parks ... Read more