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Words: Len Rutledge   Images: Phensri Rutledge Vancouver Canada, Melbourne Australia, and Vienna Austria seem to vie for the title of “world’s most liveable city” each year. It is perhaps no surprise then that, beautiful Vancouver is one of my favourite cities in the world. The city will appeal to all ages and budget levels with its mountain backdrop, urban beaches, wonderful Stanley Park, and excellent accommodation, restaurant, shopping and theatre/museum offerings. It was four years since I last visited so when...

Organizing a road trip for your family and baby can prove to be a challenging task. Whether you’re bringing your baby on his or her first vacation, it’s essential to plan accordingly. Many mishaps can occur on the road; therefore, to guarantee a seamless and safe trip, here are five tips for making your road trip with a baby successful. 1. Stock Up Your Car Before Hand Packing a night before your trip will ensure that you’re less prone to leaving behind relevant stuff for the journey. Stock up on baby essentials,...

Most expatriates coming to work or study in Thailand do use English as their first language. English is one of the formal languages in the country. This article suggested by EFL Learning Centre will help you find the right English school in Chiang Mai and the steps you should follow when selecting the course. ...

Not a lot of people who want to go on cycling adventures think about Australia. They usually think about France, Italy or Amsterdam, but that is unfortunate because there are many trials in Australia that are just as amazing. If you are willing to give Australia a chance to prove that it is just as good for cycling adventures, here are the top 8 cycling roads and trails in Australia.  Beechworth Mountain Bike Park, Victoria If you are a beginner there is no better place for you than The Beechworth Mountain Bike Park because...

The colours of Chiang Rai – Black, white and blue Words: Len Rutledge  Images: Phensri Rutledge Until recently, when you mentioned Northern Thailand most people thought of Chiang Mai. But now another place is also drawing attention. Chiang Rai, Thailand’s most northerly city, is firmly on the tourism route and for very good reasons. Our recent visit showed that Chiang Rai City has an abundance of tourism attractions, headlined by three amazing architectural marvels. These can be summarised as the black, white and blue. The...

It’s a known fact that when you are traveling you are constantly on your feet and moving. But no matter if you are traveling because of work or out of love, most people diet sufferers while doing so. In most cases, people don’t even think about how travel will impact their diets and not a lot of people will think about doing travel meal prep. But your nutrition doesn’t have to suffer while you are enjoying yourself when traveling. Here are some of the best nutrition tips for avid travelers. Nutrition Tips for Going on...

Traveling is great but many of us would eagerly skip some of the accompanying issues, such as sleeping problems. Whether it’s the jet lag that’s going to bother you or you find it difficult to fall asleep while on the road, there are tricks by famous travel bloggers you can use that will make it easier for you. Trick the jet lag The general rule for dealing with jet lag is to gradually adjust your bedtime by one or two hours every day to be able to sleep well away from home at the proper time. Depending...

If you’re interested in traveling as more than just a tourist, getting your TEFL certification (teaching English as a foreign language) will allow you the chance to immerse yourself in many regions of the world as an English Teacher. While some countries don’t require a TEFL certification, Thailand does, so to get teaching jobs in Thailand you’ll want to decide where you’re going to get certified and what format you prefer to receive your education; both online and in-person are available, depending on where...

If you and your significant other are looking for a romantic place to visit, you most certainly have to consider Melbourne. This Australian city is known for being a multicultural capital that is full of amazing sights but it also boasts a ton of charming spots you can visit together and have a great time. It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating an anniversary or planning on doing something special (ahem, proposal), Melbourne has your back. Check out the handy guide below. Explore the city in creative ways The capital of Victoria...

Australia’s East Coast Highlights Words: Len Rutledge Images: Phensri Rutledge Australia continues to attract many visitors because of its animals, lifestyle and sunshine but just about all are surprised at its size. Australia is larger than Europe so don’t expect to be able to see the whole country in one visit unless you are planning on a three month vacation or a two year working holiday. The East Coast is the most populated area so this is not a bad place to start. From Melbourne in the south to Cairns in the north...