When you think about planning a vacation in Thailand, destinations like Bangkok, Phuket and Chang Mai jump to mind. But I discovered there’s plenty of reasons to include the coastal city of Pattaya in your itinerary.
The United Kingdom is a road tripping paradise - windy roads, scenic vistas, rolling hills, majestic mountains, meandering rivers, quaint towns, castles and history galore. Every great travel adventure starts with an equally great plan. So, I’ve put together my best British driving and planning tips to help kick off your own epic UK road trip.
Expedia have a brand new feature called Add-On Advantage that allows you to save up to 51% on hotel rooms. I put this to the test and you’ll be surprised how much I actually saved.
Everyone loves theme parks. So I’m not going to sell you on the idea of going to a theme park. What I will share with you is my favourite way to save money on theme park tickets. And the best part… it’s super duper easy to do. No complicated travel hacks that will have you in knots.
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.
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!
There’s no shortage of villas in Bali. And there’s no shortage of luxury accommodation either. So when the Bali Tourism Awards recognised this particular property as Bali’s leading luxury villa in 2016, it cemented the stellar reputation of Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali.
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 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?
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.
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.
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This beautiful customisable canvas world map from Holy Cow Canvas will look gorgeous on any travel-lover’s wall. Just add push pins where you want to go or where you’ve been, and you’ve got a new talking point for friends and family when they visit your home.
I have truly given the Peak Design Everyday Backpack a thorough workout. It’s been on cross-continental flights, desert hikes, in crowded cities, on bustling buses, at the beach, and everywhere in between. Get all the info you need about this popular travel & photography backpack in my hands-on review, and find out if it's right for you.
This little thumb sized travel gadget could save your life. The goTenna Mesh is one of the most impressive new travel products I’ve come across recently. It will fundamentally change the way you communicate with people that you travel with, in the best way possible.
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Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural history and vibrant nightlife, Bali is a truly unique destination that is perfect for all kinds of travellers. Verdant rain forests meet volcanic mountains in this stunning cultural oasis. Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, your Bali holiday will provide an array of unforgettable experiences offering up the best of Balinese culture, attractions and cuisines. With so much to see and do, we have narrowed down our Top 5 Unforgettable Bali Experiences.
Fall, or Autumn, is a season which immediately strikes you with beautiful images. Golden and red leaves, a quiet turn from the heat of summer to the cold of winter, mugs with hot drinks – it’s all something quite comfortable and lovely to think about. If anywhere does Fall properly, it’s the United States. With some of the most beautiful autumnal vistas available, you’d be mad not to book your next trip to the USA to coincide with this amazing time. Here are a few of the best places to check it out.
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