Black Bear watching in Whistler

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Great news for anyone wanting to see bears! Porridge and picnics aside, if you go down to the woods around Whistler, it should come as little surprise if you meet a bear. A population of 50 – 70 Black Bears live in the Whistler region and there is also the possibility of running into Grizzly Bears, making Whistler an excellent spot for a little bear watching.

Free Things to do in Honolulu, Oahu

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While it’s island paradise location in the middle of the Pacific means getting to Hawaii isn’t always cheap, a surprising amount of free activities are on offer which may balance the thrifty traveller’s budget! From hanging out on the beach with turtles, exploring local arts, and hula shows to firework displays and festivals, there really is something for everyone, and I’m just talking about the free things to do in Honolulu.

Free things to do in Dubrovnik

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Dubrovnik is a fascinating town and has many unique charms. While I would argue you cannot see the best of Dubrovnik without spending anything at all in the old town, where the architecture is both historic and intricately detailed, buildings can be works of art, window displays are a source of pride, and life is colourful. There are certainly still lots of opportunities to enjoy Dubrovnik when your budget is a bit tight. Here are the best free things to do in Dubrovnik.


Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and the many gardens

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There is much evidence of the decadent lives that have been lived on the French Riviera, but few trump the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. The pink villa set high upon the promontory commands spectacular views over the nine elaborate gardens (yes, nine) and the glittering Mediterranean on both sides. It is a stunning property, and one not to be missed.

Snorkelling with sharks in Bora Bora

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On learning the Bora Bora snorkelling trip included stops to swim with sharks, it was a no-brainer; I couldn’t sign-up fast enough. Swimming with sharks is amazing, but swimming with them in their natural habitat, in the Bora Bora lagoon, and then in the open ocean? What could beat that?