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  • 19 Car Rental Pitfalls To Avoid

    19 Car Rental Pitfalls To Avoid

    Travel Tips

    I’ve hired dozens of cars all over the world, and learned a lot of these lessons the hard way. Benefit from my experience and don’t make these 19 nauseating car rental mistakes.

  • Top 60 Photos of 2017

    Top 60 Photos of 2017


    2017 was a transitional year for Travel With Bender and my travel pace slowed down. But I was still able to capture a range of amazing scenes and moments from the United States, Australia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, France, and Indonesia. Take a look through my favourite photos of this year.

  • The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

    The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

    Southwest, USA

    Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty red cliffs and scenic roads in every direction. It’s raw, majestic, inspiring and yet peaceful. And the best way to explore this magical land is by road trip. I’ve packed this massive article with everything you need for your next road trip adventure: maps, route planning, activities, hikes, food and accommodation. All you have to do is enjoy it!

  • Everything You Need To Know Before You Visit Uluru

    Everything You Need To Know Before You Visit Uluru

    Central Australia

    Uluru is known as the spiritual heart of Australia. I’d seen photographs of Uluru (formerly known as “Ayers Rock”) since I was young and neglected visiting it. Instead I roamed all corners of the world, while leaving Australia’s outback, my relative backyard, unexplored. I was determined to remedy this injustice in 2018.

  • Mulia Bali: The Best Beach Resort In The World?

    Mulia Bali: The Best Beach Resort In The World?

    Bali, Indonesia

    Mulia Resort in Bali opened its doors in 2012. Less than 1 year later it won the coveted Condé Nast Traveler USA - Readers' Choice Awards for #1 Beach Resort in the World. How does a brand new independent resort in an uber-competitive location like Bali instantly stand out as not only this island’s most prestigious beach resort, but the entire world?

  • 7 Things To Do In Gulf County, Florida

    7 Things To Do In Gulf County, Florida

    Southeast, USA

    I first discovered Gulf County in 2016. There's so much to love about this gorgeous coastal region on Florida's panhandle, located less than 2 hours drive southwest of the capital, Tallahassee. Apart from the vast natural beauty that abounds in Gulf County, there's a ton of fun things to do on your beach getaway. Whether your seeking adventure or relaxation, you'll find it here.

  • America's National Monuments Need Your Help

    America's National Monuments Need Your Help


    So much of the United States is blessed with an abundance of beautiful national monuments, parks, and forests. These really belong to all people, and should be shared in a sustainable way. Find out why America's National Monuments are under threat and what you can do to protect them.

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    Bali, Indonesia

    There are vacations, and then there are dreams that come true. Staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is one such dream. Combine a grand tropical vision of castles in the sky, world-class cuisine that's almost too good to eat, VIP treatment at every step, warm gentle coconut-scented breezes and a zippy golf cart on call… and now you're getting close to what it feels like to unwind at one of Bali's top resorts.

  • 3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    Travel Tips

    There are certain things the Swiss are known for. Chocolate, ski resorts, and pocket knives, for instance, have all been revolutionised after Switzerland put its stamp on them. And hospitality, of course. Find out why I choose Swissotel when I travel around the world.

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  • How To Get To Vienna From Prague

    How To Get To Vienna From Prague

    Guest Blogs

    The capitals of Austria and the Czech Republic are rightfully among the top places to discover the rich historical legacy of real authentic Europe. The centuries-old well-preserved architecture, lush royal palaces and delicious cuisine make these two cities a great choice for a European getaway.

  • How To Make The Best Of Your Trip To Italy

    How To Make The Best Of Your Trip To Italy

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    If anyone asks you to close your eyes and picture Italy, what’s the first image that pops into your mind? Venetian gondolas swaying down the many narrow canals? A vespo riding past the Colosseum in Rome? Maybe a glass of wine with pasta somewhere on the sunny coast of Sicily?

  • Eat Right, Live Healthy

    Eat Right, Live Healthy

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    Everyone is very particular about their food. In some cases, people prefer to make their own meals. But this cannot always happen in the real world. We have to work and attend to many other things which are a part of our busy schedule.

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