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5 Random Facts about Japan

5 Random Facts about Japan

Japan, what an intriguing place! My son hopes to visit as soon as he’s old enough and I plan to tag along and immerse myself in the local delights. Swathed in culture and history, this small island is full to bursting with interesting places to visit and even more interesting cultural norms. Read on to learn 5 random facts about ...

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Top 5 Ways To Make Flying More Fun For Kids

Top 5 Ways To Make Flying More Fun For Kids

When parents take the kids on a plane, it can either be a source of stress, or a really fun and enjoyable adventure. How can a parent make sure that their kids enjoy a flight? Here are the top 5 ways to make flying a more fun experience for the kids:   1. Educate them Make sure the kids know ...

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Top 5 Travel Accessories That Won’t Cost The Earth

Top 5 Travel Accessories That Won’t Cost The Earth

Going on holiday is about much more than the destination. For me, half the fun is getting organised, buying new clothes and accessories, planning my journey and getting more than a little excited. Of course, there are many practical elements to travel that need to be addressed, such as what color suitcase will you take?! Just a joke, but seriously, ...

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The Top 5 Hotels In The World … Offer More than Just Stars

The Top 5 Hotels In The World … Offer More than Just Stars

In a world full of luxury hotels, with unique vistas, fascinating surroundings, and interesting histories, it is very difficult to narrow it down to a list of five. It takes quite a lot of work and dedication to gain admission to that elite group of 5 star hotels. There are minimum requirements for the amount of staff, delivery of many ...

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5 Great Family Vacation Destinations

5 Great Family Vacation Destinations

Family vacations  – the term alone brings to mind memories of long, hot summer days, endless sun, laughs, smiles and the smell of suntan lotion. For me, my childhood family memories are precious, so it’s important to make sure we get the destination right when we’re planning summer vacations. Of course, there are thousands of holiday destinations, but just what ...

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Top 5 Longest Tunnels In The World

Top 5 Longest Tunnels In The World

A few decades ago, it would have been inconceivable to think a tunnel would transport us under the sea to another country. Underground tunnels connecting major stations within a huge city were all but dreams in futuristic comic books, and the thought of a tunnel underneath the Swiss Alps? Never! Jump forward to 2012 and we’re looking at world full ...

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The Top 5 Worst Rail Accidents Ever

The Top 5 Worst Rail Accidents Ever

Travel, on the whole, is a lot safer now than it ever has been. Whilst thankfully rare, when transportation accidents do occur, they’re often high on the scale of impact. Be it maritime disasters, plane crashes, road-traffic accidents, or in this case, train wrecks, those that we make the news are obviously major events. When a train is at full ...

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Top 5 Countries With The Highest Homicide Rates

Top 5 Countries With The Highest Homicide Rates

Most countries in the world can thankfully be considered safe, and you can generally walk around happily, with a good level of personal safety awareness of course. But not all of us are so lucky to have this relative peace of mind. There are some countries where it’s not advisable to walk around after dark. Such high levels of violence ...

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The Top 5 Busiest Airports In The World Today (By Passenger Traffic)

The Top 5 Busiest Airports In The World Today (By Passenger Traffic)

Airports are wonderful things, aren’t they? They give us duty-free shopping, which in my opinion is reason enough; however the main advantage is that airports generally mean holidays. Of course, they also mean business trips, but travel in general is never a bad thing. Whenever I’m heading to the airport, it’s generally with a smile on my face and dreams ...

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The Top 5 Worst Airplane Crashes In History

The Top 5 Worst Airplane Crashes In History

Despite flying being referred to as the safest way to travel long distance, unfortunately flying also involves risks and a number of high profile airplane disasters have highlighted this over the years. Of course the most high profile aviation incident of recent years is the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 at the hands of terrorist group Al-Qaeda, when two planes were ...

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