Following four months backpacking through South Africa which entailed swashbuckling safaris, eye-opening cultural experiences and glugging copious amounts of red wine, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time decided to try something a bit different. Travelling along the Garden Route from east to west, he landed in Cape Town where he spent two weeks exploring and generally dithering about where to travel next. Upon discovering the plentiful options of overlanding tours, it quickly became apparent that the desert encrusted land of Namibia was the place to go…

The former Sugar Bowl of the world welcomed 4.2 million tourists in 2017, according to the national tourism agency, Viajes Cuba. The place 'where fertile land is abundant' (the meaning of cubao) is a ‘socialist El Dorado’, and Cuba is today a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.

Wishful thinking for some is reality for a few others. The interconnected world we live in makes it possible, and sometimes quite rewarding, to become a nomad, travel the world, do what you wish to do, perhaps even live on your own tems to an extent and earn a good living. We are interviewing Alexander Waltner of Sweden, who has made all of these dreams his personal reality.

As we move on through the beautiful regions of Greece, we now stop at Thessaly. We are heading more towards the South now, so buckle up and enjoy the ride. Be ready to get an urge to pack your luggage and leave immediately for Thessaly . . . because, Greece is not only a good place for summer holidays, it is also great for any season.

YT contributor Maja Mezan decided to pay a visit to one of the last surviving city-states in the world – Singapore. The clash of cultures, languages, religions, and cuisines was reflected in an orderly chaos which offered her a completely new perspective on Asia in a way that she had never experienced before.

During the past few years, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time International Movement has been pursuing his greatest passion in life – observing and photographing wild animals in their natural habitat. In this article, Leigh shares his experience with the legendary blue whale whilst journeying through the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka.

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