May 13

15 Ways to Get Off the Beaten Track (Or Path) – the Breathless Thrill of Exploration

By Abi King | Trip Advice

Getting off the beaten track. Or path, if you’re American. It’s at once the holy grail of travel, the kernel of truth at the core, and simultaneously a phrase of disdain or a cliché as overused as a hand sanitizer pump in an infectious disease ward (side note, I used to work as doctor.)

But how do you get off the beaten track? And then how do you get back on?!

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May 20

Finding Hidden Gems and Unusual Things to do in Athens: Gold Beyond the Acropolis

By Abi King | Greece

Athens is an unusual city. With its eye-watering place in world history, the olive-soaked Mediterranean air breezing through and the Acropolis shining on a hilltop, Athens should be an easy city to fall in love with.

Yet alongside the romance, Athens packs in skyscrapers, traffic jams, urban grit and edgy street art.

And a visit there is all the better for it.

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May 01

Places of Interest in Sabah: Rainforests, Reefs and the Ape with “the Soul of a Man.”

By Abi King | South Asia

It’s no exaggeration to describe Malaysian Borneo as a paradise for anyone who loves nature, soft sand and incredible sunsets. But it might surprise you to learn that it’s easier to get to than it sounds. Often overlooked in favour of sister state Sarawak, Sabah mixes up bright cities, lemongrass, turquoise water and eco-reserves like nowhere else on earth.

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Apr 28

Carry On Essentials for Your Cabin Luggage: Packing List for Women and Men

By Abi King | Trip Advice

Whether or not you have checked luggage when you fly, what you pack in your carry on can make all the difference to how well your trip goes. Not only to the flight itself but also to the start of the trip should the airline lose your luggage. Here’s our inside guide to carry on essentials and what to bring in your hand luggage.

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Apr 17

The Cloud Forests of Ecuador: “Rain but not from the sky”

By Abi King | South America

The cloud forests of Ecuador are not awash with colour. Instead, they pick a single one and run with it.

Green isn’t just green here, it’s gob smacking, gut punching, grandstanding green, a green that explodes with greedy, reckless abandon.

The cloud forest column runs virtually along the whole country. At 2000 metres above sea level, its steep slopes and subtropical valleys teem with wildlife.

And you can visit. Here’s how, with cloud forest facts and a plan to get you to Ecuador.

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Mar 20

The Best Travel Quotes for Inspiring Wanderlust (Including Those You Don’t Already Know)

By Abi King | Think

Travel quotes bring out the best and the worst in us. Some we’ve grown blind to. Others whisper to that part of our soul that looks to the stars and dreams of more. Beyond just looking pretty on Instagram or Pinterest, travel quotes tap into our shared human history. Our literature. Our thoughts. Our outlooks. Our worlds.

So here’s a list of the best, most inspiring travel quotes I’ve found after a decade on the road, gathering words and pictures.

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