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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...

Swimming with dolphins, riding horses, or hanging out with sloths: these are just a few items that might be on the bucket list for an animal lover. Fortunately, for those of us willing and able to travel, this dream can become a reality on your journey abroad in a way that’s not harmful to the species or animal itself.  The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries defines an animal rescue or sanctuary as a facility that provides care and protection for wild and domesticated animals. While some organizations are entirely rehabilitation-based,...

Whether you live in Brisbane or you’re planning on visiting it in near future, consider taking a one day trip to some of the local destinations that will blow your mind with their beauty and an insanely large number of fun activities. These four destinations are just some of them you should not miss out on.  Noosa Heads One of the best destinations you can opt for is Noosa. It is located on the Sunshine Coast and it is only about two hours away from Brisbane. Noosa is a favourite destination for Aussies who are looking...

Are you going to be in Cleveland for a few days? There’s plenty to see and do. Here is a list of some of the top-rated historical sites for this Ohio city. 4 Historical Sites in Cleveland 1.   Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Maybe most writers wouldn’t place the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on a list of historical sites for Cleveland. Those other writers are wrong. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is all about history. Not only will you read displays about the beginnings of the genre, but you will also see historical...

Germany’s Romantic Road is Ideal for Slow Travel Words: Len Rutledge  Images: Phensri Rutledge Magnificent medieval architecture, the dramatic Alps, pretty green rolling countryside, castles and some of the most picturesque villages in Europe combine to make Germany’s Romantic Road a very special drive. Driving in Europe can be a challenge but this road is perfect for those who wish to take their time and experience the German countryside and explore some delightful towns. For this Germany’s Romantic Road, we began...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, where festive jumpers and flaming desserts are everywhere. As Christmas draws closer, many of us are making plans to go back home, head on a much-needed winter break or are simply just travelling around a lot, which means that public transport and roads are likely to be extremely busy.  This is one of the busiest times of the year, so stress is inevitable, but we all want a stress-free Christmas. If you don’t want anything to ruin your festive spirit, then here are 4 travel tips for...

Most of us love traveling because it allows us to see unique things, meet new people and gain all sorts of different experiences. It is through these experiences that we get to develop as people and get a new perspective on life. However, other than traveling for pure pleasure, you can also consider volunteering during your travels which will not only help people and animals in need but it will bring you satisfaction as well. Take a look at some of the top destinations where you could go to really make a difference. Experience life...

Words: Len Rutledge   Images: Phensri Rutledge Los Angeles is recognised as the centre of the USA video and film industry but it also has a growing recognition as a music and museum hotspot. Much of this is centred on the rejuvenated downtown area where new apartment blocks, office complexes and accommodation facilities are rising from long degraded areas. A real authentic cultural buzz is associated with this area and every visitor should experience it. This is a partial list of what I found on a recent visit. It would take you...