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7 Reasons to visit Scotland

Talking about Scotland conjures up stereotypical images. Tartan kilts, haggis and whiskey to name a few.

Hiking for dummies: how to prepare yourself

Whether you go to photograph nature, reconnect with Mother Earth, challenge yourself or just out of obligation, trekking over the course of a few days isn’t for the light hearted. It takes several cold nights, blisters and litters of sweat to really get to the bottom of it and every minute might not be enjoyable. But if as autumn creeps upon us, ...

The real Los Angeles

The words ‘Los Angeles’ conjure up typical images; the Hollywood sign, the walk of fame and the Oscars, to name a few. LA and celebrity culture go hand in hand, but the city is so much more than this.

Top 10 things to do in Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile, is a city set against an awesome backdrop. The snowcapped mountains of the Andes on the horizon contrast with the modern skyscrapers that criss-cross the city vista. This contrast is microcosmic of Santiago as a whole; a fast-paced, developed city set in spectacular natural surroundings. Despite this, Santiago’s tourism industry is less developed than other South American hotspots - think Lima, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. This underrated city is well worth a visit, and here’s a list of must see spots for a first time visitor to the city of the island hills.

 

1.  Santa Lucia Hill

After arriving, head to Santa Lucia Hill to get a first glimpse of the city. Climbing up to the top of the cerro provides you with panoramic views of the cityscape, helping the visitor understand the layout of the city and giving a glimpse of the mountainous surroundings. For the best views, head to the hill after rainfall, as this helps clear the smog that can sometimes obscure the view.



2. San Cris

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10 Reasons Why You Should Go On A Hike Before You Die

Ever had a broken heart or need to find yourself again? Why not spend your next vacation hiking the Pacific Crest Trail? OK, whilst thru-hiking might not be for everyone, feast your eyes on the 10 reasons why you should go on a hike before you die.

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