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Here’s how ka-ching.blog works.

One of the challenging aspects of starting out as a travel blogger is getting connected with travel providers. ka-ching.blog is your portal into top travel providers with targeted offers from hundreds of major travel companies, as well as news, content and more. Typically, you usually need to apply to the providers, get approved and then…

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The world speaks your language. It’s true!

Travel is one of the best things on earth. The more you travel, the more you realise that other countries and other people are pretty much the same. With the global economies, and global businesses that spit out global products (Coke, Disney, Marvel etc) it comes as no surprise when you are walking…

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The real Nevada for Aussies

More than anywhere in the US, the city of Las Vegas defines its home state. But to discover the real Nevada in 2022, here’s a tar-lined itinerary to take you on the road less traveled. For decades, the state of Nevada has been an enigma to Australian travellers; a mystery that's been overshadowed by mischaracterisations…

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What you need to know before your summer trip to Mexico

Summer 2022 is approaching, and now that we've got the hang of safety measurements and procedures, we can safely start planning our next travel adventure. This year, many Americans are traveling south to Mexico, our neighboring country. According to official Mexico City airport arrival data, Americans are the second largest group visiting the capital after…

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See the home of bubble tea

Taipei is the cosmopolitan capital city of Taiwan, and a surprising mix of futuristic modernism and ancient tradition. Home to 2.6 million citizens, it’s a city that never sleeps with renowned night markets featuring arguably some of the most amazing street food in the world. The Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei It’s a buzzing city…

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Save the planet: try a no-fly cruise

Now that travel is getting even easier, and many of the world's great destinations are waiting to welcome us all, Fred. Olsen wants everyone to enjoy sailing once again, on a much-deserved escape this summer. With this in mind, they've created some fantastic offers on a range of hand-crafted cruises departing over the coming months.…

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Be First To Japan!

Like many of the Asian countries, Japan has opted to carefully plan its reopening to the world. And that makes good sense for everyone. But, the country has finally announced the way forward. And we've got some great options for you to book your trip, courtesy of our affiliate friends WendyWu Tours.…

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Here’s why you’ll like this Mount Kilimanjaro Day Trip Hike

We're sure that everyone who reads our site are confident travellers, with a list of destinations that is long as their arms - us included. And, alas, if you're mature travellers like us, the list is probably longer than the days that we have remaining on Mother Earth. That's not meant to sound…

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Go green. Top flight-free travel tips for travelling in Europe by train.

We live in North America, but have lived in other parts of the world, too. It still boggles our minds how so many the residents of this part of Mother Earth still cling to the idea that a fossil-fuel burning vehicle is the way to go when it comes to getting around. Admittedly,…

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You should visit Westminster Abbey. But, which one?

The name Westminster Abbey should ring loud and clear to almost anyone who travels. It is one of the biggest attractions (and biggest buildings) in London and is instantly recognisable. If this is news to you, for background, Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly…

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Why you might want to skip Athens this time and see these surprising places instead

Even if you're not a history nut, Greece is always a delight. From the non-stop frenzy of Athens, to the perfect silence of island like Paros, Greece always has a pleasant surprise for you. One of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries, Greece will capture you, calling you to…

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Bilbao wow! Why this should be your next destination in Spain.

Most travellers to Spain rush immediately to the big names: Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Toledo. It's true that all of these cities have everything that a tourist to Spain wants: sun, history, museums, superlative food and that je ne sais quoi that European cities seem to bask (no pun intended) in.…

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5 great all-inclusive resorts for you in 2022

Mostly, when we travel, we have already targeted the destinations where we'd like to visit. Paris, London, Cancun, China and the USA are generally at the top of the lists - no surprise. And, there is no shortage of other locations that are calling our names. But, visiting these desirable locations…

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