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13 Coolest Abandoned Hotels and Resort Towns
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Located in some of the most luxurious and coveted spots around the world, these hotels and resorts used to have guests filing in and out for summer getaways and honeymoons. Now, the only things inhabiting the suites, ballrooms and lavish indoor swimming pools are mold and rodents. But does that actually make these 13 hotels […]

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Frequent Flyer Loophole Bags $40,000 of Flights for $400
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A man used a loophole in an air-miles scheme to book £40,000 worth of flights around the world for under £200. Sam Huang used credit card schemes and the absence of routing rules in the flight booking system to secure the series of first-class flights with Emirates airline that included around-the-world stop-overs for just £196. […]

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Hong Kong’s Most Breathtaking Views
www.lonelyplanet.com

Hong Kong’s power buildings and gleaming harbour are made for the cinema. The city’s views have inspired the sci-fi classic Blade Runner and awed audiences in The Dark Knight. Luckily, unlike Batman, you don’t have to scale a 400-storey building for a glimpse of Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline. There are plenty of less life-threatening spots […]

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Hong Kong Shopping Guide
www.lonelyplanet.com

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong’s reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past. So what’s worth shopping for in […]

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Unseen Thailand: Quiet Beaches and Traditional Villages
www.independent.co.uk

Thailand is a master in the delicate balance of being both exotic and accessible: it delivers a chilli-spiked dose of South-east Asia with all the modern comforts. And despite its popularity, moving beyond the tourist buzz is easy to do, even at the kingdom’s star attractions. Tranquil, gem-coloured seas wash away the winter blues, the […]

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Cathay Pacific Inflight Internet on Airbus A350
www.ausbt.com.au

Cathay Pacific will launch trials of inflight Internet on its Airbus A350 fleet from early next year, but remains unconvinced on the technology and says that many of its top-tier frequent flyers value being disconnected during their flight. “We’ve been looking at it for a number of years” admits Toby Smith, Cathay’s General Manager of […]

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How Blogging Can Help Fund Your Travels
www.simcardasia.com

Do you want to travel around the world long-term or even forever? As crazy as it sounds, it really is possible, and more people are looking into this. However, the question of how to fund long-term travel is a stumbling block for many. There is, however, another option to passively fund your extended (or permanent!) travel adventure. […]

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Medical Tourism
en.wikivoyage.org

Medical Tourism is a growing concept worldwide where people travel to another country for medical treatment at lower cost or to enjoy a vacation along with their treatment. With a growing number of medical tourism websites like Medigo.com, you can easily find clinics or hospitals from all over the world. Typically, medical tourism involves residents […]

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