An extended product range brings larger and premium travel books; 15% discount

Great news! We extended our product range by new travel book types and sizes. In addition to the 21 x 21 cm Hardcover Photo Book you can now choose a larger 30 x 30 cm format and also Premium Lay Flat Photo Books!

Go XXL 📏

For some of you, the medium sized 21 x 21 cm (8.3 x 8.3 inch) was a bit too small. We love this size very much, but we totally understand you want your photos as big as possible. This is why we are now offering a 30 x 30 cm (11.6 x 11.6) inch version:

NEW: 30 x 30 cm books (11.6 x 11.6 inch)

Go High End ⚡️

From now on you can order a high end Premium Lay Flat Photo Book with extra-thick 380 gsm paper and a binding that opens entirely flat!


 Hardcover Photo Book
A solid book with true colors:

  • Premium hardcover; a semi matte finish
  • 200 gsm premium gloss paper up to 300 pages; 170 gsm for more than 300 pages
  • Up to 400 pages
  • Available in 2 sizes: Square 21 x 21 cm (8.3 x 8.3 inch) and Square Large 30 x 30 cm (11.6 x 11.6 inch)
Premium Lay Flat

NEW
Premium Lay Flat Photo Book
A high-end photo book that opens flat:

  • Premium hardcover; a semi matte finish
  • Panoramic lay flat binding
  • Premium finish; extra-thick 380 gsm paper
  • Up to 80 pages
  • Available in 2 sizes: Square 21 x 21 cm (8.3 x 8.3 inch) and Square Large 30 x 30 cm (11.6 x 11.6 inch)

Shipping and handling 📬

As all this is new, we currently do not have the possibility to print all types of books everywhere in the world. Please understand, that in some cases we have to charge a bit more for the shipping.

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30 x 30 cm
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You will find a detailed table with all shipping costs as well as production and delivery times here:
Shipping and handling

Thanks for using FindPenguins! 🤛

Within the scope of our new books we’re giving away a 15% discount on all books with the voucher code: ALLBOOKS15*

*Valid until July 31st, 2019. Don’t forget enter the code on the check out page!

Your FindPenguins Team

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Gewinne das ultimative Deuter und FindPenguins Reisepaket

Mit ein bisschen Glück begleitet dich der extra leichte und besonders robuste Deuter Aircontact Trekkingrucksack auf deinem nächsten Abenteuer, welches du mit einer lebenslangen Premium-Mitgliedschaft bei FindPenguins automatisch mit dem Handy in der Tasche aufzeichnen kannst.

Mehr Infos zum Deuter Aircontact:

Der robuste Deuter Aircontact hat sich bei Mehrtagestouren auf der ganzen Welt bewährt. Jetzt ist der unkaputtbare Trekkingrucksack noch leichter geworden, dabei ist der Tragekomfort wie gewohnt hoch. So werden auch große Lasten schonend und nah am Rücken getragen. Zusätzlich ermöglichen die offenporigen Funktionsschaumpolster einen Luftaustausch und sorgen dafür, dass man weniger schwitzt. Für spürbar mehr Tragekomfort sorgen bewegliche Active Fit Schultergurte und ergonomisch geformte Hüftflossen, die sich dem Träger anpassen. Das Vari Quick System lässt sich ganz einfach auf die Körpergröße anpassen.

Besonders praktisch für größere Reisen: Der Deckel des Trekkingrucksacks jetzt abnehmbar und lässt sich als kleiner Rucksack mit auf Tagestouren oder Stadtausflüge mitnehmen.

Warum der Aircontact ein unverzichtbarer Begleiter für Weltenbummler ist:

  • Perfekter Tragekomfort durch bewegliche Schulterträger
  • Schonende und kraftsparende Lastübertragung
  • Gute Belüftung und leichtes Tragen
  • Optimaler Sitz für unterschiedliche Körpergrößen
  • Abnehmbarer Tagesrucksack für Gipfel oder Stadt
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FindPenguins Version 3 Is Here!

In the last few years we’ve been constantly improving FindPenguins. We launched a lot of features and gave our app design a lot of attention. With the last update for example, we introduced an all new individual font, that makes our app even prettier.

We are proud and sure FindPenguins is now the most advanced and most beautiful travel tracker and travel journal app there is! 💪💪💪

What’s new in the latest version:

Travel Statistics

Maybe you’ve already noticed our brand new and pretty travel statistics? Well if not, it’s time to check it out, there is a lot to see: How much you’ve seen of the world, days on the road, collected flags, highest altitude, overall distances and much more… 

How to find your stats:
Go to your FindPenguins profile and click on your travel map. On the upcoming screen simply swipe up to see your full statistics.

Travel Countdown

Looking forward to an upcoming trip is half the pleasure – and it’s even more joy with our new travel countdown that displays the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until your next adventure begins.

How to activate the countdown:
Just set up your next trip a few days in advance of its actual start date and your countdown automatically appears.

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Thanks to all our users, thanks for using FindPenguins and thanks for your great feedback that helps us make FindPenguins better with every update!

You are FindPenguins!😗

Wanna meet Phil, a Penguin that travels the world?
All about Phil’s journey on Insta

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8 Ways To Beat Airport Boredom

Every frequent traveller fears it: Long layovers and flight delays! There are few things as boring as being stuck at the airport waiting for a plane. You can’t leave the airport, and you have nothing to do. So, you need to get creative to keep yourself entertained.

Check out our 8 ways to beat airport boredom

1 Go shopping:  Don’t question whether you are actually saving money on purchases of duty free goods. Just pretend your credit card has no limit (or borrow your boyfriend’s credit card).


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2 Sing and dance like nobody is watching: Take on your headphones, select your favourite playlist and go wild. This might even be a way to refinance your airport shopping excess. Just pass your hat around to collect money.


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3 Eat as much as you can: Check out the food court and go for the unhealthiest junk food you can possibly find. Don’t count calories. Don’t forget to order dessert. Bikini bodies are overrated anyways.


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4 People-watch:  This actually means checking to see if there are any attractive people around. As soon as you spot a hot guy/chic, make yourself believe that you’re the most magnetic person in the whole airport and try a stupid pick up line (such as “Do I know you? Cause you look a lot like my next girlfriend/boyfriend”).


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5 Create a Facebook Story:  We all agree that Facebook Stories is the most annoying social media feature ever. You never used it? Now it’s the perfect time to give it a try and annoy your friends by showing how “exciting” it is to wait at the airport. 


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6 Update your latest FindPenguins trip: Finally, a useful tipp to kill time at the airport. Check out your FindPenguins profile. Update your latest trip and order a photo book with all your travel pics, routes, stats and comments.

7 Discover your next travel destination:  It’s never to early to start planning your next trip! Get inspired by the FindPenguins community’s adventures.

8 Last but not least: Take a nap. Make sure to not oversleep your flight’s departure though.


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A Guide To Responsible Bargaining While Travelling

I am not a fan of bargaining at all and I probably have the worst poker face in the world. So, for me, haggling on holidays is nothing but stressful. However, I also don’t want to get ripped off when buying goods at a local market or negotiating prices for taxis or Tuk Tuks. In addition, paying much more than you technically should may lead to a culture of overcharging and inflation, which can throw a developing country’s economy out of balance. Nevertheless, even the poorest traveller is a rich person in the Third World and ruthless haggling is one of the greatest sins of irresponsible travellers.

Therefore, the art of conscientious bargaining on holidays is to be generous to the needy but to haggle hard when someone tries to rip you off.

Our tips for fair and respectful haggling:

1. Go for a fair deal (not the lowest possible price)!

A fair deal implies a fair price, but what is a fair price? So, the frist step to responsible haggling is to have an appropriate price in your mind. Therefore, it helps to compare a few basic prices to develop a feeling for local price levels. It is also useful to find out about income levels to get a better understanding of how much locals can actually afford to pay for a certain item or service (but keep in mind that it’s ok for Westerners to pay a little extra than locals would have to).
Then it gets easier to set in your head how much you are willing to pay for a good or service before you start to bargain.

2. Be polite and keep it fun!

Keeping it fun is hard for someone who just doesn’t get the joy of bargaining. However, being polite is an easy one for all of us. So, just open the conversation with a friendly greeting in the local language (which demonstrates that you’ve made an effort). Take your time and always smile to keep the whole conversation light and fun. Also bear in mind that if you don’t haggle the seller thinks there’s something wrong, so bargaining is definitively the right thing to do.

3. Don’t suggest the first price!

This is super important and a very helpful rule: The first one who says a price, loses. So, let the seller set the price first. Then it’s best to wait until he drops it a few times before you suggest an amount. This tactic helps to avoid opening too high (the vendor will accept with a gleeful smile), or too low (the seller may not even enter into any discussion).

4. Buy more to get a better deal!

The more items you buy, the better deal you will get. So, make sure to look around and pick out a few items and then ask the vendor for the best deal.

5. Walk away!

If you and the seller cannot agree on a price, it’s time to tell the seller your final offer. Then walk away slowly to gives the seller time to change his mind and call you back.

6. Don’t keep bargaining once the deal is agreed upon!

As soon as you agreed on a deal the haggling game is done. To re-start bargaining all over again is rude and disrespectful.

7. Keep Cool!

Sometimes you just won’t agree on a price. Keep cool, shake the trader’s hand and walk away with a friendly face.


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New Zealand with kids: Discover one of the world’s best family holiday destinations!

No question that travelling with small children has its challenges, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling at all – especially if you love it. There is nothing more beautiful about raising kids than passing on your passion to the next generation. So, don’t hesitate to get ready for your next family travel adventure!

New Zealand, for example, is a fantastic destination for a family holiday. Even though the 20 hours plane ride from Europe may act as a deterrent, the country attracts families with its spectacular natural scenery and mild temperatures as well as good medical care and the absence of dangerous wildlife. One of the best ways to explore the country’s beauty with a young family is a camper van road trip.

Here some of our favourite destinations on the North & South Island that your family shouldn’t miss:

Piha Beach (North Island): Piha is a laid-back seaside village with a scenic surf beach. It’s quite close to Auckland airport (approx. 40 minutes by car), which makes it the perfect place to relax from the flight and to get rid of jet lag. Don’t miss to check out Piha Store for its delicious pies and coffees.

Piha Beach, NZ

Rotorua (North Island):  Rotorua is known for its bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and hot springs. If your family hasn’t seen geothermal activity before, then a visit to Wai-O-Tapu is a must do on the North Island.

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Hobbiton Movie Set (North Island):  Make the whole family happy with a guided walk through the hobbit village. Be sure to book your movie set tour in advance as it can get very busy in this part of Middle Earth, not just during high season.

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Waiheke Island (North Island): The small island of Waiheke is a 40-minutes ferry ride from downtown Auckland and a haven of beautiful vineyards. “Wild on Waiheke” for example is a very family-friendly vineyard that offers various fun activities, a playground, restaurant and a craft beer brewery.

Waiheke

Marlborough (South Island):  Cruise the Marlborough Sounds to enjoy the unique interplay between the land, sea and light. Or explore New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the source of the country’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc wines (don’t miss to taste a glass of Cloudy Bay Sauv Blanc).

Marlborough

Golden Bay (South Island) Motueka Holiday Park at Golden Bay is one of the most beautiful camping grounds on the South Island. Stay there for a couple of days to go hiking at Able Tasman National Park and to visit close by Wharariki Beach to see baby seals.

Golden Bay

Wanaka (South Island):  Located in the alps of the South Island, Lake Wanaka is the ultimate spot for lots of family outdoor activities such as hiking, jet boating, fishing, horse trekking, canyoning or kayaking. Even though the town itself is quite touristy, the beauty of the surrounding nature is definitively worth it to stay for 2-3 nights.

Wanaka

Looking for more New  Zealand highlights? Check out the FindPenguins community’s most visited places in NZ and get inspired by other travelers’ adventures.

                                                   

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FindPenguins offizieller Tracking-Partner aller Rallyes des Superlative Adventure Club

Mit dem Start der Winter Edition des Baltic Sea Circle 2019 können alle S.A.C. Rallye Fahrer ihre Reiseroute voll automatisiert und mühelos mit der kostenlosen FindPenguins App tracken – und das ganz einfach mit dem Handy in der Tasche.

Jedes Team erscheint in Echtzeit auf der S.A.C Live Tracking Karte

Im Zuge der Zusammenarbeit steht ab sofort für jedes S.A.C. Adventure eine Live Tracking Karte unter der URL http://www.superlative-adventure.com/live zur Verfügung. Über die Live-Karte können die zurückgelegten Kilometer, sowie die aktuelle Position aller teilnehmenden Teams in Echtzeit abgerufen werden.

Alle Rallye Erinnerungen in einer App – oder auch als Fotobuch direkt nach Hause

Die FindPenguins App ermöglicht es jedem Team eine Reise für alle ihre Superlative Adventures anzulegen. So können alle Team-Mitglieder die detaillierte Route sowie Rallye-Statistiken einsehen und Fotos, Videos sowie Kommentare zu den einzelnen Etappen hinzufügen. Jedes Abenteuer kann per Link mit Freunden, Familie, Sponsoren oder Presse geteilt werden. Außerdem lässt sich in Sekundenschnelle ein professionell gestaltetes Fotobuch mit allen Rallye-Erinnerungen erstellen.

Mehr Infos zur Travel Tracking App FindPenguins

Mit der kostenlosen App für Android und iOS können Nutzer alle ihre Reisen, Urlaube, Kurztrips und Superlative Abenteuer automatisiert in einem persönlichen Reiseprofil festhalten. Beiträge zu bestimmten Orten können mühelos erstellt und als sogenannte Footprint-Beiträge mit der FindPenguins Community geteilt werden. So lassen sich die Routen anderer Reisender genau nachverfolgen und neue Reiseziele entdecken. Am Ende jeder Reise kann in Sekundenschnelle ein professionell gestaltetes Fotobuch nach Hause bestellt werden. Denn jede Reise hat ein Ende, Erinnerungen hingegen sind für die Ewigkeit.

Für mehr Infos zur FindPenguins App bitte hier entlang: https://findpenguins.com/

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New Feature: See how many people have seen your posts

Good news, as of now you can see how many people have seen your footprint posts.

Where to find the new seen counter?

A small eye icon next to your likes under your footprints displays how many people have seen the post.

Who is able to see the number of views? 

Just you and fellow travelers.                                                           

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Bondi Beach: 10 Insider Tipps To Australia’s Most Famous Beach

Bondi Beach – A place where swimsuits are the preferred outerwear, surf boards are the most common accessory and tan lines never fade. This surf-loving suburb is one of Australia’s most iconic destinations and a must for visitors.

10 Insider Tipps To Australia’s Most Famous Beach

Check out Bondi farmers market: Make it your first port of call on a Sunday morning to enjoy popular street foot dishes served by local producers. “Bondi Beach: 10 Insider Tipps To Australia’s Most Famous Beach” weiterlesen

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Five Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

Valentine’s Day is approaching. So it’s the perfect time to take your Valentine on a romantic couple trip. Here are some of our most favourite romantic cities:

Rome: The home of great lovers like Romeo and Juliet is a champion of romance. Rent a vespa to explore the historic city, kiss at the Spanish Steps during sunset or make a wish in the Trevi Fountain.

London: Fall head over heels for each other while strolling through the neighbourhood of Notting Hill or checking out the antiques market at Portobello Road. Overlook the entirety of London in a private capsule at London Eye or walk down Broadway Market from London Fields to the Regent’s Canal in the heart of Hackney, East London.

Paris: Paris and romance goes together like champagne and oysters. Visit “Le Mur Des Je t’aime” (The Wall of Love), have “Petit Dejeuner” at a traditional Paris Cafe and climb to the top of the “Tour d’Eiffel” for breathtaking views.

Venice: This city tops the list of the world’s most romantic places. Kiss at Rialto Bridge, enjoy a romantic gondola ride or watch an opera at Teatro La Fenice.

Bangkok: You prefer a more exotic destination outside of Europe? Then Bangkok is you place to be. Dine at the Mandarin Oriental, watch the sunset on Moon Bar with a 360 degree cityscape panorama, have a glass of champagne at CRU Champagne Bar or go on a Chao Phraya River cruise.

Special tipp: Make your romantic memories last forever and surprise your Valentine with a FindPenguins Photo Book. How it works? Just track your romantic trip effortlessly and automatically with the FindPenguins App and create your professionally designed travel book in seconds.

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