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    What is the best travel insurance when going to Antarctica ?

    World Nomads of course! over 3 years ago

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    What kind of documents are required to purchase Travel Insurance?

    Hi John, You don't need any documents to buy travel insurance. You just need to decide who you are going to trust to help you out if something goes wrong on your trip. World Nomads have been doing just this for more than 12 years, are recommended by Lonely Planet and help thousands of people every year. When something does happen and you need to claim, we'll tell you which documents you need to provide to support that claim, but there are nine required when you buy. Get a quote here: http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/ over 3 years ago

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    Travel Tips for Japan

    ... and part II: Miyajima just south of Hiroshima is a tiny little island that you get to by ferry. The Tori gate there is spectacular in any weather and the climb of the mountain at the back of the temple complex is well worth it. http://bit.ly/1MX2hTl If you like installation art try to get to Naoshima between Honshu and Shikoku. http://bit.ly/1IX2R2s Shikoku island is famous for its temple pilgrimage. If you get the chance climb the 1400 steps to Kompirasan. (Our children got lost here on the way down! http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5451.html Matsuyama on the southern edge of Shikoku http://bit.ly/1SAz5VL has the famous Dogo Onsen http://bit.ly/1IsekEC which will look familiar if you’ve ever seen the movie ’Spirited Away'   Make your way way way down to Kagoshima at the far end of Kyushu and hire a car for a day to visit Sakurajima. http://bit.ly/1BExkTw. Furusato onsen is perched between the volcano and the ocean http://bit.ly/1FusDq2 which I would say is pretty unique, but then so many are in Japan. over 3 years ago

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    Travel Tips for Japan

    Hey Kristin, Japan is a wonderful destination and extraordinary if you've never been before. Everyone has their favorites and it's very personal, but here are my tips from many trips over the years: Japan Rail Pass First things first, you have to buy one of these BEFORE you arrive in Japan. It’ll save you more than its cost with even one journey, but it really lets you explore Japan cost effectively as you can use it on most Shinkansen so can easily get from Hokkaido to Kyushu. http://www.jrpass.com/ Everyone will have their own highlights of Japan, but here are a few of my favourites from over the years working North to South. Nyuto onsen and Tae-no-yu Onsen in Akita. If you’re up this way in the middle of winter, the snow is meters deep and if you love getting your clothes off when its below zero, this is  unique & spectacular. From Tae-no-yu Onsen, walk up the road and turn right and follow the track (if you can) and you’ll come to another onsen where you have to climb down to a river, even in the middle of meters of snow, take your gear off outdoors and jump in. Spectacular. http://bit.ly/1Fuqivb http://bit.ly/1H22tjK Yamadera, Basho museum, Yamagata Hike up to the Mountain temple.  http://bit.ly/1K43bjb http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7940.html Kamakura, near Tokyo If you can’t get to Kyoto, Kamakura is perhaps the next best thing. An hour or so south of Tokyo, makes for a good day trip  http://bit.ly/1H6GDxB Kyoto You an easily spend weeks in Kyoto but a couple of highlights: Find the famous bamboo walk in Arashiyama http://bit.ly/1eAhM95 and then my favourite zen temple Gio-ji http://bit.ly/1fqgBcv Kiyomizu temple on the edge of central Kyoto is often lit at night and the streets nearby are thronged and fascinating http://bit.ly/1LccIUp Kanazawa was a personal favourite of mine, a coupe of hours from Kyoto. It has recently been connected via Shinkansen so is getting more discovered, but this is a little gem of a city with a ninja temple, superb zen houses and spectacular ancient gardens plus a goldsmiths street. http://bit.ly/1H6IW3G over 3 years ago

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    I m going to Italy in July with my husband and 3 teenager kids for 2 weeks. What are the places to visit and how to reach there?

    Italy has a huge variety but some of our favorites would be: - stay high above Amalfi in the town of Ravello and walk the Amalfi coast. Great trails and not many tourists outside of the honeypots. - lots of people dislike Naples, but we loved it. Try the candle-lit underground tour through tunnels cut several thousand years ago. Even the most passé teen couldn't fail to be thrilled. - Rome, of course. Heaps to see. - hire a moped or car and explore Tuscany. Don't plan, just go. You'll find the unexpected. If you get to San Gimeano, go late in the afternoon when all the tourists have left. It's a different place. over 3 years ago

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    Where is a good co-working space/hub in Bali?

    Try asking @travelfish on Twitter over 3 years ago

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    Which Thai islands are the best to visit?

    This is probably the most comprehensive list out there via our friends @travelfish - http://www.travelfish.org/islands.php?utm_source=worldnomads Enjoy Simon (ps - personally I'd avoid the obvious ones like Phi Phi, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan as you've missed their best by about 30yrs. Saddening.) over 3 years ago

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    Can my wife and comfortably take a day-trip to Pompeii from Rome? Or is that more like an overnight destination?

    Trains in Italy are fast and efficient. You can do it in a day, but it's a long day, and Pompeii is enormous with a great deal to see, so start early and check the train timetables carefully. over 3 years ago