Life after Laos’ Secret War: Living with UXO

Deep within landlocked Laos, beyond the gentle smiles of its people and the tranquil beauty of its wilderness, there lies a poison. The rusting remnants of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the devastating Secret War continue to maim and annihilate innocent villagers over 40 years on. It is testament to its unenviable world record as the most bombed…

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Chinese New Year 2016: Lucky Holiday Plans for Adventurous Monkeys

As we ring in the Chinese year of the Fire Monkey, you’d be forgiven for thinking it will bring our ‘monkey’ friends some good luck in 2016. In reality, the year of your Chinese birth sign is deemed pretty unlucky. But, fear not! Follow this year’s lucky travel tips and disaster can be averted. According…

Road trip: Travel Ireland’s West Coast

What’s not to love about Ireland’s wild wesht? Rugged coastline, awesome surf and wind-swept villages will charm the bejesus out of you! Hire a car and start your road trip in County Kerry, driving north to County Mayo’s idyllic seaside village, Westport.   Image via Flickr CC, Ritesh3: Black Valley, Killarney.  Start your trip in Kerry’s crowning…