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10 Things to Pack for Thailand

You’ve booked your flights and you’re all set for your trip to Thailand, but what should you be stuffing into your travel backpack? In this post we give you our top 10 packing recommendations for travelling in Thailand. If you want a more extensive list, covering Southeast Asia as a whole, check out our Southeast…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for Thailand

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Uruguay Travel Guide

Home to the southernmost capital city on the American continent, compact Uruguay (South America’s smallest country after Suriname) is bordered by Brazil and Argentina and has long lived in the shadow of both of these traveller favourites. Tourism on a larger scale is yet to arrive here although Uruguay as a holiday destination has long…Continue readingUruguay Travel Guide

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9 Unmissable Festivals Around the World

1) Mud, Music & Magic – Glastonbury Although this music and folk festival has moved quite a long way from the ethos and intentions of its original concept, Glastonbury – the largest greenfield festival on Earth – is still something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. For five days every year (with…Continue reading9 Unmissable Festivals Around the World

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10 Things to Do in Bangkok

Packed with millions of people, gridlocked by traffic and scorched by oppressive heat, you might wonder why Bangkok is one of the entire planet’s most visited cities. Quite what especially appeals to each individual varies but there are some elements which ensure it not only keeps travellers coming but continuously tempts back those who have…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Bangkok

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A Guide to Travelling in Thailand

From fantastical temples which glitter in the sun to beaches which instantly satisfy any cravings for palm-fringed paradise, Thailand has all kinds of things which make it a popular destination. Its jungles, ancient ruins, culture, wildlife and landscape place it firmly in the highly exotic category but its amazing tourist infrastructure and wonderfully welcoming people…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Thailand

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10 Things to Do in Auckland

Bordered by two coasts, Auckland – although not the capital – is the nation’s largest city and home to almost a third of its entire population. As urban populations go this city’s isn’t huge – just 1.5 million – but what does make it appear so vast is the way it sprawls on and on…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Auckland

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10 Things to Do in Chiang Mai

An ancient walled city, hundreds of temples, a lively after-dark scene and a famous night bazaar – this and so much more make up what is now Chiang Mai and was once the capital of the great Lanna kingdom. The area surrounding this wonderful city is dotted about with hill tribes, tea, rice and coffee…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Chiang Mai

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10 Things to Pack for Bali

While I sit and reminisce about my trip to Bali last summer (woe is me), I thought I’d list some of my top recommendations for your Bali packing list. During my 10 day trip in June, I visited Nusa Lembongan, the Gili Islands, Ubud and Seminyak; however, the items on my list should come in…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for Bali

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A Guide To Travelling in Cambodia

Cambodia is one of the countries often included in the South-East Asia traveller’s route and offers all of the exotic colour, culture and charming chaos which this corner of the world is both famed and loved for. Within its menu of potential adventures and destinations are nature-rich jungle exploration, idyllic tropical beaches and islands, the…Continue readingA Guide To Travelling in Cambodia

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10 Things To Do in Tokyo

Japan’s capital city, Tokyo, is a major metropolis which melds together both chaos and precision organisation while slotting ancient and decidedly sci-fi-like visions of the future side-by-side. Here you will find such imposing sights as ancient shrines and imperial palaces, have the opportunity to take part in traditional tea ceremonies or watch sumo wrestlers grappling…Continue reading10 Things To Do in Tokyo

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

From fascinating wildlife found nowhere else on earth to white sand tropical islands surrounded by one of the planet’s most valuable natural treasures – the Great Barrier Reef; Australia truly is a one-of-a-kind destination. There are few who are not familiar with certain Australian imagery long before they even set foot here. Whether it is…Continue reading10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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USA Backpacking Guide

The USA is enormous. Cradled within its vast boundaries is every type of natural splendour and terrain possible – pristine wilderness, gleaming beaches, snow-topped mountains, other worldly deserts, spectacular natural features and formations, forests which stretch over areas as big as countries and a whole lot more. It is also home to some of the…Continue readingUSA Backpacking Guide

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A Guide to Travelling in Canada

Canada is a country impossible to sum up in a few sentences. For starters it is the second largest country on the planet after Russia; to give some idea of scale – it covers six time zones and it is actually a greater distance from its east to west coasts than it is from London…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Canada

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11 Reasons to Visit Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has been a beloved darling of the traveller set for a long while now and for good reason. This tropical set of countries is often presented as the easiest place in the world to begin globe-trotting adventures for complete novices but the truth is it keeps veterans coming back time and time again…Continue reading11 Reasons to Visit Southeast Asia

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15 Things to Pack for India

Colourful, cultural and chaotic, India is at the top of many backpackers’ bucket lists, but what should you pack for travelling in India? In this post we run through our top 15 India travel essentials and throw in a few extras for good measure! 1) India Plug Adapter In order to use appliances from home…Continue reading15 Things to Pack for India

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10 Things to Pack for Japan

Japan is growing in popularity with backpackers, ranking highly year after year when it comes to the best and safest places to travel (ranked 10th on the 2017 Global Peace Index). Bursting at the seams with culture, amazing food and stunning scenery, Japan has something to offer every type of traveller. So what should you…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for Japan

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10 Reasons to Visit South America

Made up of 12 countries and some independent territories, South America is a land of incredible diversity. It can tell stories of ancient cultures and civilisations and offers the naturally magnificent on a scale found nowhere else on the planet. Its living culture is liberally sprinkled with incredible music, dance and a theme of carnivals…Continue reading10 Reasons to Visit South America

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Cuba Travel Guide

Sitting between the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean, Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands with its closest mainland points being Florida, U.S. and southern Mexico. Enjoying a hedonistic heyday in the early to mid decades of the 20th century, it was a playground for the glamorously rich and famous but after Castro’s revolution Cuba…Continue readingCuba Travel Guide

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Queensland Travel Guide

Let’s just get this out of the way first – Queensland is huge. As Australia’s second largest state it stretches 2609km/1621 miles from its northern extremity of Cape York to its southernmost point where it borders New South Wales. Its stunning coastline covers an area so enormous it is lapped by  not just one but…Continue readingQueensland Travel Guide

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Best Destinations for Solo Travellers

With the capacity to empower and cleanse, travelling solo can also be a journey of self-discovery, a huge personal growth curve and otherwise a bundle of fun and adventure. Perhaps once it was true that many who travelled alone did so because it was that or nothing but these days many go solo through choice.…Continue readingBest Destinations for Solo Travellers

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New Zealand – North Island Travel Guide

According to Maori legend the North Island of New Zealand is the fish which the Polynesian god Maui caught; the South Island was his canoe from which he caught it. Since the days from which those legends sprang this country has grown into one of those rare places on the planet which every kind of…Continue readingNew Zealand – North Island Travel Guide

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10 Things to Do in Sri Lanka

Made up of a predominantly Buddhist population, Sri Lanka sits in the Indian Ocean and despite being a tropical gem in every sense of the word is often overlooked as a destination. Too far from the most-trodden South-east Asia tourist trail to make it an easy inclusion, Sri Lanka is also distant enough from India…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Sri Lanka

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10 Things to Do in Panama

Of course there is the famous canal but Panama – Central America’s southernmost country – has rather more than that to offer its visitors; from the heights of 21st century living in the country’s capital, Panama City, to stepping back in time and into scenes normally only seen in castaway movies in the San Bas…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Panama

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10 Things to Pack for Australia

Australia has so much to offer backpackers, so it’s really no surprise that it’s a popular starting point for many gap year adventures! So what should you pack for a travelling in Australia? Of course your passport, currency and essential travel documents all go without saying, but here are a few Australia travel essentials we would…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for Australia