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I'm Josh Bender, a world-leading travel blogger and photographer. I've travelled to 70+ countries and learned a lot along the way. Let me help make your next vacation amazing with first-hand guides and expert travel tips - from packing to hotels to sightseeing to travel gear. You'll find it on my award-winning travel blog. Read more...

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  • 5 Best Day Trips from Athens, Greece: Meteora, Delphi, Sailing, Islands & Cape Sounion

    5 Best Day Trips from Athens, Greece: Meteora, Delphi, Sailing, Islands & Cape Sounion

    Greece

    With over 3,000 years of history and culture beckoning, it’s no surprise there’s a lot to see and do in Athens. But Greece’s capital is also a convenient jump-off point to explore deeper into the underrated countryside. These 5 day trips from Athens unveil remarkable sites from both ancient and modern Greece, that will take your Athenian vacation to the next level.

  • Where To Eat In Athens: 5 Best Foodie Experiences

    Where To Eat In Athens: 5 Best Foodie Experiences

    Greece

    In Athens, Greece, people don’t just eat to live, they live to eat. And I don’t blame them. Meals often span over 2 or 3 hours and start with meze and aperitifs to really get your appetite going. If, like me, you’re a bit of a foodie at heart and want to know where to eat in Athens, then these 5 dining experiences will give you a real taste of this city’s food culture.

  • Saving Money For Travel: 7 Smart Banking Tips

    Saving Money For Travel: 7 Smart Banking Tips

    Travel Tips

    You’re probably overflowing with travel dreams thanks to drool-worthy Instagram posts from far-flung destinations, so how do you get the cash to make the dream happen? That’s one of the most common questions I get asked. Let's start with saving money for travel, and what to do about your banking.

  • Top 8 Things To Do Around Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Top 8 Things To Do Around Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Singapore

    Any trip to Singapore would be incomplete without at least a day to explore the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) complex and its surroundings. From icons like Merlion to massive Gardens By The Bay, you can find a lot of beautiful locations and amazing things to do.

  • 11 Reasons Why Singapore Zoo Is One Of The Best Zoos In The World

    11 Reasons Why Singapore Zoo Is One Of The Best Zoos In The World

    Singapore

    I’ve been to dozens of zoos around the world, and to be honest, it now takes a lot to impress me. It’s fairly rare for me to carve precious time out of my itinerary to visit a zoo, let alone write an entire article about one, but I made an exception this time. For very good reason.

  • Why I Loved This Singapore Food Tour

    Why I Loved This Singapore Food Tour

    Singapore

    Singapore is all about food. This city has so many restaurants and food courts that it’s not uncommon to get a little decision anxiety when choosing a place to eat. It’s kind of like choosing a movie to watch on Netflix. Once a decision is made, so many good options go flying out the window. That's why I went on a Singapore food tour by Withlocals. The tour connects the appetites of tourists with expert Singaporean foodies who know all the best foods to try and the best places to find them.

  • 12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Turkey’s Çanakkale Region

    12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Turkey’s Çanakkale Region

    Turkey

    I recently had the opportunity to visit Troy and Gallipoli on a tour of Turkey’s Çanakkale province (pronounced “Chan-uh-ka-lay”). I knew there’d be a lot to learn from these famous sites, but I did not expect Çanakkale to be such a wonderful off-the-beaten-path vacation destination. Çanakkale is a dream destination for anyone interested in history, but even if you’re not the world’s biggest history buff, you still can’t go wrong with a trip to Çanakkale. Here’s 12 reasons why.

  • Villa Amrita: My New Favourite Luxury Villa in Ubud, Bali

    Villa Amrita: My New Favourite Luxury Villa in Ubud, Bali

    Bali, Indonesia

    We visited Villa Amrita, one of the best luxury villas in Ubud, Bali, and found out what it means to be treated like a celebrity. The villa staff were super friendly and helpful, carrying our luggage, getting us settled in, and giving us insider tips for Bali. And that’s only a taste of the bend-over-backwards attentive service you can expect to receive.

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  • Travelan - The Travel Insurance That Could Save Your Vacation

    Travelan - The Travel Insurance That Could Save Your Vacation

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    Right off the bat, I’ll say this will be an awkward article. I’m talking about poop. This is something that affects most people in one way or another. Yep, you’re not alone. Up to 50-70% of travellers are affected by travellers’ diarrhoea (TD) at one time or another. I've tried a new medication called Travelan that helps prevent TD in 90% of cases.

  • Scratch Off World Map Review: The Surprisingly Satisfying Travel Tracker

    Scratch Off World Map Review: The Surprisingly Satisfying Travel Tracker

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    Recording your journeys is as old as time. Prehistoric Paleolithic dudes did it. Ancient Greek conquerors did it. This scratch off world map is blissfully simple and you get the same buzz as an instant-win scratchy game, but there’s no gambling involved… everyone’s a winner! Simply scratch off the foil from countries you’ve been to, and you’re rewarded with a gratifying burst of colour and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction.

  • Rücken Camera Backpack Review: Affordable All-Round Bag

    Rücken Camera Backpack Review: Affordable All-Round Bag

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    I recently tried out the Rücken Camera Backpack from BAGSMART to see if it would live up to the promise of a universal combo camera bag & all-day backpack.The Rücken is endowed with style. It would look at home on the back of a plaid-clad hipster in the big smoke, commuting on a zippy bicycle, or even hiking in the mountains. And of course, on an all-day photography walk.

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