21 Less-traveled Destinations that will make you visit South America

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You’ve snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, you went on a sailing trip around the Whitsunday Islands and you took pictures of the legendary Ayers Rock in the Australian Outback. You did island hopping in Thailand and enjoyed the view from one of the massive skyscrapers in bustling Bangkok. In Berlin you had a few beers while attending …

How to Spend 5 Awesome Days in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

How to Spend 5 Awesome Days in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Jonathan Howe Central America, Destination, North America, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 41 Comments

Manuel Antonio National Park is a 682 hectare piece of luscious, jungle paradise, packed with one of the most bio-diverse natural habitats in the world; rainforest, a huge diversity of wildlife and spectacular coral reefs. Ready to know the Best in Manuel Antonio? The whole of the coastline, including the beaches and a large area of the ocean itself, has been …

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Top Tips for Female Hygiene while Traveling

Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor Inspiration and Love Stories, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 9 Comments

Keeping yourself healthy and maintaining your hygiene are two of the most important aspects of traveling on the road. Some of the time, it’s hard to make sure you’re keeping yourself clean and healthy. This is especially true when there are so many other parts of your life that you have to maintain simultaneously. Ephesus Turkey Fortunately, there are many simple …

May Wander: The Two Monkeys Writing Contest

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Our second travel writing competition is here (The First was the Bali, Indonesia Writing Competition)! The winner will get $100 cash and a 60-hour language course from ENLI Philippines worth $400 (not convertible to cash). Everyone is welcome to join. Here’s how: Last day of article submission would be May 30, 2015. Extended until June 15, 2015! Entry must be on Word document (.doc or …

Getaway from an ordinary life: Nepal

Photojournal of Nepal: A Getaway from an Ordinary Life

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 Photojournal of Nepal: A Getaway from an Ordinary Life My idea of a full life has always been one of adventure, fueled by my passion in photography, writing, & travel. And even after years of working in logistics & retail, being an Economics graduate, I never quite shook off the travel bug. I attended a 10-week course on freelance journalism, …

Travel Realities Life Lessons of a Traveling Couple

Travel Realities: Life Lessons of a Traveling Couple

Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor Inspiration and Love Stories, Travel Blog 14 Comments

People always tell you that you can’t travel with just anybody. I say you can, but it’s ultimately a choice. Travel Realities: Life Lessons of a Traveling Couple So being that Mark & I are married, we were pretty much stuck with each other, whether we liked it or not. Choosing a traveling partner is like choosing how wonderful or how …

Planning to travel to Europe? How to Apply for Schengen Visa

Planning to travel to Europe? How to Apply for Schengen Visa

Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor Europe, Travel Blog, Travel Guides, VISA for Filipinos 87 Comments

It was in 2007 when my parents had to apply for my student Schengen visa. It wasn’t easy back then, especially with my case since I was underage and my parents had to give my sister the rights to be my guardian while I live with her in Finland, there were too much fuss and tons of paperwork. Of course, I …

Things We Miss About backpacking South East Asia 11

Things We Miss About Traveling around South East Asia

Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor Asia, Destination, Travel Blog 12 Comments

We had the privilege to travel 8 South East Asian countries this past summer, and let us tell you, it was a complete life-changing trip! Coming back home made us realize that some of the best experiences we had would only happen in Asia, like eating at food stalls, learning some deep culture and haggling skills, and always living life …

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How to get your FREE Yellow Fever Vaccination in Peru

Jonathan Howe South America & Antarctica, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 16 Comments

This is a guide to getting your free Yellow Fever vaccination in the two largest cities of Peru – Lima and Arequipa. Despite all of the discussions surrounding vaccines; their safety, their necessity and the long term health implications of being vaccinated from infancy to adulthood – if you want to travel to certain parts of the world, then they are …

10 Tips on How to be a Full-time Artist on the Road

10 Tips on How to be a Full-time Artist on the Road

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I create art installations, paintings, dream catchers, eco clothes, and jewelry. The dream catchers are born from a deep connection I feel with Native American Indian culture and their understanding of our relationship with Pachamama (Mother Earth). After nine years of living in London (UK) working as a teacher and part-time artist, I felt inspired to leave my rented flat …

10 Reasons to choose Parador Resort and Spa, Costa Rica

10 Reasons to choose Parador Resort and Spa, Costa Rica     

Jonathan Howe Central America, Luxury Hotel Review, North America, Travel Blog 8 Comments

Parador Resort and Spa, Costa Rica is a level of luxury you simply won’t want to leave. Book your stay at Parador Resort and Spa here. Having spent four nights in a tent on the floor while covering Envision Festival and our days walking around half naked covered in blue mud, working in a Hare Krishna kitchen for free meals …

Hotel Arboleda - Beachside style in Manuel Antonio

Hotel Arboleda – Beachside style in Manuel Antonio

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Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is a 682-hectare piece of luscious, jungle paradise, packed with one of the most biodiverse natural habitats in the world; rainforest, a huge diversity of wildlife and spectacular coral reefs. The whole of the coastline, including the beaches and the sea itself, has been protected since 1972, so every building and hotel has to be a …