The World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Cities

The World Words team live all over the world, so we’re very used to totting up the costs before making a move abroad. But there are some cities that are inescapably expensive. Our writers in Scandinavian capitals like Oslo and Reykjavik are used to exorbitant living costs, while others based in London, New York and Dubai can penny-pinch with the best of them. Yet none of these capitals make the top 10 list of the world’s most expensive cities.

Compiled by Hansen & Company, this neat little infographic counts down the priciest places on the planet (and they are not always in the countries you might expect). Scroll on down to see the full infographic in all its glory…

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All You Ever Needed to Know about All Inclusive Vacations – An Infographic

At World Words, we know all about the incredible world of ‘all inclusive’. Not only have we been commissioned to write travel content for a variety of all-inclusive travel agencies and resorts around the world, we’ve also managed to accrue plenty of personal experience of all inclusive holidays over the years. We know that it’s a unique type of vacation – a whole other world from hosteling, Airbnb’ing and even good old fashioned last-minute-hotel booking – so we can also appreciate how helpful it could be for first-timers to have some prior warning of what to expect.

That’s where SunSearch Holidays come in. Because they’ve created a brand new, idiot-proof infographic that is a beginner’s guide to all inclusive vacations. We really like it, and we think you will too, so scroll on down to see it…

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Off On Holiday? How to Pack Like a Pro

As regular global travellers, our World Words writers and editors are all-too-familiar with the trials and tribulations of packing a suitcase. Whether it is cramming everything you need for a week’s holiday into a tiny carry-on bag, deciding what to prioritise when packing for a multi-climate break, or trying to squeeze your entire existence into a single suitcase to relocate abroad, there are very few aspects of travel that are quite so consistently frustrating.

Fortunately, help is at hand, thanks to a new infographic from Splendid Asia. We came across this on our virtual travels around the web, and thought it was worth sharing with a wider audience. So scroll down to take a look…

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Cultural Sensitivity and Travel Content

After returning from a trip, travellers are usually consumed by an overwhelming desire to tell everyone about the amazing experience they have had. This is what a travel writer is paid to do in the most eloquent way possible. However, it can also be the hardest part to master when it comes to depicting and representing other cultures.

Cultural sensitivity should be paramount when writing travel content, but it is often sorely overlooked. Mariellen Ward of the Breathedreamgo travel blog has discussed the dangers of cultural imperialism (or the belief that your way of life is better) in travel writing, while photographer Bani Amor has criticised colonialism in travel literature.

When writing about location, ethnicity and society, there are certain to be complicated politics that come into play. Although there’s no one-size-fits-all phrasebook to help travel writers avoid all controversy in their content, there are helpful tricks for traversing this complicated terrain. Scroll down to read the advice of the World Words team.

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