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7 of our top travel destinations

by Ashley Newland |

The team at the Scrubba wash bag have done a lot of travel in their time, which isn't too surprising given that we created the world's first pocket-sized washing machine for travel. Here are some pictures and descriptions of some of our top travel destinations.

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The summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The trip to Tanzania to climb Mt Kilimanjaro makes our list for two main reasons.  After 4 days of trekking the chilly reward at the top of Africa's tallest peak (and the highest freestanding mountain in the world) is truly amazing.  Watching the sun rise over the clouds with only a handful of people around is a unique and unforgettable experience.  The second reason is that the preparations for the trip to Tanzania were what lead to the creation of the Scrubba wash bag.  For full details on the conception of the Scrubba bag click here

A Berber village in Morocco

This photo of a Berber village was taken on a trip to Morocco.  The contrast between patches of green plants and the Berber village, which blends into the expansive desert backdrop, makes this an amazing destination.  On the trip we were informed that parts of movies such as the Gladiator were filmed here.  

The Great Wall of China

Being one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China is hard to pass up for our list.  We were lucky enough that the hostel we were staying at in Beijing offered a tour that took us to a part of the wall that isn't overrun by other tourists.  The enormity of the wall over some pretty steep terrain is incredible.


The serenity and open spaces of Mongolia (at least outside of Ulan Bator) automatically instill a sense of personal calm.  Horseback riding across the plains on short but powerful Mongol horses, Mongolian wrestling (or Bökh) with locals and trying (though not necessarily liking) the salty Mongolian tea were all unforgettable experiences.

The Chobe river, Botswana

The Chobe river in Botswana teams with wildlife and a sunset cruise was our highlight of Botswana.  Elephants, hippos, crocs, water buffalo, antelope all venture to the shoreline as the huge African sun sets over the horizon.  

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

San Francisco is an amazing city and, especially when the fog rolls in, it takes on a magical feel.  This photo was taken on a bike trip from the centre of the city across the Golden Gate bridge and into the hills beyond.

The Amazon jungle, Colombia/Brazil 

The Amazon jungle is a stunning experience.  This photo of our non-English speaking guide fishing from a traditional canoe was taken near Leticia on the border between Colombia and Brazil.  A guide is a must have especially for 2 night treks through the jungle and while we unfortunately couldn't readily converse with our guide he managed to demonstrate how tribesmen use their natural surroundings to survive and prosper.  Sleeping under the canopy in a hammock it is unbelievable how loud the jungle becomes when the sun goes down.    

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