Whales in the Sahara Desert

Whales in the Sahara Desert

Cairo is like a beautiful, and very capricious, woman. You can't tame her, every day is a frantic mess of sufferings and surprises, but you just can't help but love her. Still, aft ...

Al Jazirat Al Hamra – A Ghost City in the Arabian Peninsula

Al Jazirat Al Hamra – A Ghost City in the Arabian Peninsula

During my travel in the UAE I couldn't miss the chance to visit Al Jazirat Al Hamra. A town which is more like a desolated village, south of Ras Al Khaimah and north of Dubai. The ...

Norway by Sea – The Best Views Over a Stunning Landscape

Norway by Sea – The Best Views Over a Stunning Landscape

Norway has an immense coastline, stretching over 1300 nautical miles and offering some absolutely mesmerising destinations. The best way to see as much of this stunning landscape a ...

Whitsunday Islands – A Corner of Paradise Close to the Australian Coral Reef

Whitsunday Islands – A Corner of Paradise Close to the Australian Coral Reef

Islands of thin sand, white beaches surrounded by green forests at short distance from the great Australian Coral Reef. These are the Whitsunday Islands, one of the world's Seven W ...

Skiing in Utah – The Lightest Powder on Earth

Skiing in Utah – The Lightest Powder on Earth

When people hear ‘skiing,’ they think of Colorado or the Swiss Alps, yet Utah hosts some of the best slopes in the world, getting over 500 inches of snow at most resorts in the sta ...

Outer Banks – Where Land Challanges the Ocean

Outer Banks – Where Land Challanges the Ocean

The Outer Banks are a strip (about 320 kilometres) of thin islands (wide no more than a few hundreds metres) stretching towards the Atlantic Ocean. They create almost a lagoon faci ...

Low Cost Travel to French Polynesia – Just a Dream?

Low Cost Travel to French Polynesia – Just a Dream?

Since I got back from Tahiti, everyone keeps asking me: is there a low cost solution to travel to Polynesia? Considering what I found out during my experience in French Polynesia, ...

The Story of Ali – From Afghanistan to Italy Clung Under the Trucks

'How old are you?' 'Seventeen... more or less.' Ali doesn't know his exact age, because he doesn't know when he was born. I met him on a train from Milan to Zurich. He was careful, a bit nervous, looking around as someone who doesn't really know where he is going and how he will get there. Jeans, an old sweater, winter jacket, a thin layer of dust and smog. The unmissable uniform of a surviver. When the spe ...

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Training in Vietnam for the toughest marathon in the world

Escaping the English winter to live abroad in a warmer climate sounds like a wonderful idea, right? But, how about spending five months training hard in the sweltering midday heat? Running back and forth along the beach, and in scorching sand dunes whilst wearing a 10 kilogram bag on your back? Well, this is how Olly Campbell, from Ringwood, Hampshire has been spending his days in Mui Ne, a beach town in th ...

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Culture and wine in Italy from an american point of view

I first met John in Poland, years ago. I met him and other friends just for chance. Our friendship became so big and so important. Despite the few possibility to meet each other, our friendship gave us the power to be always so close, so near, so bond together. That’ why I thought about John and his new activity in tourism. John first "extended" his vacation in Italy in 2001.  The first few years were a lot ...

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Three times around the world: the interview

Three times around the world: Gap Year The first ever RTW with no money or luggage First ever Interactive RTW Tour It's always a pleasure to know and meet other travellers, especially when it comes to people who have turned their hobby into a business just like Matteo Pennacchi, creator of www.aroundtheworldtours.com Italian by birth, Matteo moved to South Africa when he was only two months old. Since then ...

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First woman to summit all 14 major peaks

GERLINDE KALTENBRUNNER SETS CLIMBING RECORD Reaching the top of K2 on her fourth attempt, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a 40-year-old Austrian alpinist who resides in Germany, has become the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without using supplementary oxygen. Kaltenbrunner reached the top of K2, Earth’s second-tallest mountain, at 6:18 p.m. (local time) Tuesday, Aug. 23. ...

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Travel for Aid – Vietnam to Italy 600 days

  600 days of the sporty-humanitarian project “From Vietnam to Italy by bicycle for the disabled” The non-profit organization Travel for Aid presented the report of 600-day of travelling. The sporty-humanitarian project "From Vietnam to Italy by bicycle for the disabled" is helping Matteo Tricarico to cycle solo across Asia. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam on November 9, 2009, Matteo has cycled 20 ...

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From Italy to Egypt and the start of RTW trip

  Changing your life is definitely not just a dream; as many people would have you believe. It is also not as difficult as your would think! Giulia, an Italian woman from Genova can demonstrate this. Tired and disappointed by her job in Italy, she decided to set sail and explore the world. A few months ago she left Italy to start a round the world trip across three different continents including South ...

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