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May18

21 useful things to take with you on your next holiday

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21 useful things to take with you on your next holiday

You’ve booked your trip, know how you’re getting to the airport, have your visa organised and know who’ll be meeting you at the other end. All that’s left to do is pack.

For some, this is a really exciting part of the trip; it means you’re finally going! But for many thinking about what to take can be stressful. You know to pack your passport, wallet, clothes and toiletries, but what else should you take on the road with you? What else will make travelling in another country that little bit easier? And most importantly, what could possibly be worth carrying extra weight and taking up more room in your suitcase.

We asked our Two’s a Crowd tour hosts and travel consultants what three things they always take away with them. Some may just surprise you!

May04

Camping under the stars in an African jungle

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Camping under the stars in an African jungle

There's something quite special - and just a little surreal - about camping under the stars... in the jungle... in Africa but that's how our experience in Ngara Ndara forest in Kenya began. 

Apr13

Taking in the pagodas and temples in Myanmar

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Taking in the pagodas and temples in Myanmar

Our tour of Myanmar began in Yangon, a vibrant, bustling city with an ample supply of Buddhas and pagodas. While our day was spent exploring old colonial buildings and smaller pagodas, viewing huge reclining Buddhas and relaxing by Kandawgyi Lake, the highlight was certainly saved for sunset.

Apr01

Hoi An – a place of peace, tranquility and so much food

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Hoi An – a place of peace, tranquility and so much food

Ok, so if I’m honest Hoi An was the highlight of Vietnam for me.

The most stunning town/city, everything in walking distance (pretty much), and so much to see and do.  The architecture is a blend of French, Chinese, Japanese and of course Vietnamese, terracotta tiles and bright, stuccoed buildings. And to top it off, coloured lanterns light the streets leaving the whole city feeling like a magical wonderland.

Mar23

On Safari at the jaw-droppingly beautiful Il’ Ngwesi

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On Safari at the jaw-droppingly beautiful Il’ Ngwesi

I had been told by all in the Two’s a Crowd office and Brooke from RAW Africa Ecotours (our partners on the Kenya and Uganda tours), how jaw-droppingly stunning Il' Ngwesi community lodge is, but words just don't do it justice.

Mar09

Coconuts, kava and crab races in Fiji

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Coconuts, kava and crab races in Fiji

When you think of Fiji you think of gentle lapping waves, coconuts, brightly coloured fish and palm trees.

Imagine then, waking up every morning, hearing the ocean crashing outside, feeling the lull of the waves gently rocking your boat and knowing that each day, you’ll find yourself on a different island, in a different paradise.

Such is a trip on board the MV Reef Endeavour, cruising through the islands of Fiji.

Feb23

How to choose a tour that’s right for you.

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How to choose a tour that’s right for you.

How to choose a tour that’s right for you.

There are so many tours out there - different companies, different types of tours, different destinations - that sometimes it can be hard to choose the right tour for you.

Your friends had a fabulous time in France, should you go? Your sister went to England and it was the best tour ever, is that the tour you should do? Still someone else went to India and fell in love with the country – should you go to India?

The truth is, there are many things to consider when deciding what kind of tour to do and how to get the best out of your holiday time and it all comes down to you.

Feb09

Three things to love about the Galapagos Islands

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Three things to love about the Galapagos Islands

The first thing that strikes me about the Galapagos Islands is the colour. The water is the bluest blue I’ve ever seen and the greens are almost fluorescent.

 

We’re travelling to Isabela Island, our first stop in the Galapagos Islands from Santa Cruz, and even with the swell of the waves made by our speedboat ploughing through the waters, the colour is striking.

 

One of my tour group members leans her head over the side, lapping up the breeze, the smell and taking in the amazing scenery around us. Her face is a vision of pure happiness. I know how she feels.

Jan26

12 months in travel

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12 months in travel

Can it really be 2018 already?

Now that Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations are over we’ve had time to sit down and reflect on the year that was.

Nov24

Five things that make Cuba one of the coolest places you’ll ever visit!

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Five things that make Cuba one of the coolest places you’ll ever visit!

These days it seems like everyone wants to visit Cuba. And even if it’s not already on your bucketlist, you’re probably more than just a little intrigued by this very mysterious country.

 

But what is it about Cuba that makes it seem so cool? So intriguing? So, well, wanderlust-worthy?

 

Any country based in the Caribbean has a certain kind of appeal about it, but Cuba has an added mystique that gets people curious every time. And it’s more than the Cuban cigars and CheGuevera images.

 

Sure, it has an interesting history, a kind of ‘forbiddenness, but beyond the peeling paint, the economic sanctions and those cigars you’ll find a vibrant, resilient country that will get under your skin and leave you wanting more.

Nov10

Moonscapes and mayhem in La Paz

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Moonscapes and mayhem in La Paz

We’re swinging in a cable car high above La Paz, one of the highest cities in the world. It’s an awesome feeling. Below us we can see the curving roads, the cramped buildings, some perched precariously on the edge of cliffs, and the surrounding arid craggy landscape.

At 3650 metres above sea level, La Paz is high, very high. The city sits in the caldera of a volcano giving it an otherworldly feel, a crammed city of more than 215,000 people. It’s chaotic, it’s intriguing, it’s interesting, it’s quite simply awesome!

Oct27

Things to know before you go

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Things to know before you go

You’ve planned, researched and booked your trip. Paid for your flights, and have the itinerary sitting on your fridge. Now what?

It’s a long wait between booking the trip and actually stepping foot on that plane, but there are a few things you can do before you go that will help to pass the time and will help keep that holiday excitement ticking along until you actually arrive in your dream destination.

Oct13

Yes, Lake Louise really is that stunning.

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Yes, Lake Louise really is that stunning.

The lobby at the Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise stopped me in my tracks, well it wasn’t the lobby so much as the view through the window.

Sep30

Five things to do in Vancouver

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Five things to do in Vancouver

Let’s face it; Vancouver is a lovely city. There is so much to see and do in the city centre, all within a short walk or each other. The city centre is beautiful. It’s clean, modern, interesting… but don’t just stick to the city centre – some of the really interesting parts of Vancouver are a short bus ride away.

Sep01

Five awesome things to do in Mexico

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Five awesome things to do in Mexico

Dance in a city square

You’ve got to love a city square that encourages dancing. And not just any dancing - salsa dancing! We turned up in Puebla, went for a walk and by early Sunday afternoon a band had set up and dozens of people were moving to the sounds. 

You might want to take a dance class first, but really dancing is all about just getting in there and having fun. 

And if you don’t have a partner or really can’t dance, just enjoy the free entertainment.

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