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Top 10 Hostel Essentials

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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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10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

The two main islands and endless smaller islands which make up the Southern Hemisphere’s country known as New Zealand are packed from end to end with the most stunning scenery. From sparkling pure-white sand beaches to snowy mountains and blue-hued glaciers to lush temperate rainforests and geothermal wonderlands – it’s all here. While in among…Continue reading10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

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10 Gift Ideas for Male Backpackers

We’ve already given you some gift ideas for female backpackers, so it makes sense to give you some gift ideas for male travellers too! In this post we run through 10 of the best travel gifts for men to give you some gift buying inspiration. 1) Shaving Soap Leaves A small and extremely useful gift…Continue reading10 Gift Ideas for Male Backpackers

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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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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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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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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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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

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10 Things to Do in Guatemala

From caving by candlelight to sitting atop Mayan pyramids to watch the sunrise, Guatemala offers its visitors all of the things which most often feature on travellers’ wish-lists along with some very special experiences which you won’t find elsewhere. It is all here – wildlife, natural splendour, sacred places, fiery volcanoes, thrilling adventure, peaceful tranquillity…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Guatemala

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10 Things to Pack for Vietnam

I recently visited Vietnam for 10 days, where my itinerary included Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and Da Nang. There are a few items you should consider packing for your trip to Vietnam, and here are my top 10 recommendations for your packing list… 1) Sleeping Bag Liner Oh how I regret not packing my…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for Vietnam

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10 Things to Do in Colombia

Once-upon-a-time Colombia was better known for its drug cartels than for any of the 101 delights which today have tourists and travellers flocking here in droves. Still up-and-coming as a traveller destination – something which makes any adventure here extra rewarding – Colombia’s treasures include exotic beaches, cosmopolitan cities and a landscape full of mountains…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Colombia

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10 Things to Do in Bali

One of more than 17,000 islands in the archipelago known as Indonesia, beautiful Bali is an island of extreme contrasts – party animals head here in search of after-dark action as wild as you could want but so too do those looking for spiritual retreats and immersion into surroundings suffused with peace and calm. Dubbed…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Bali

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10 Things to Do in Costa Rica

Bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica with both Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea coastlines is every inch a Latin American country full of colour, culture and fascination. However, it also happens to have a tourist infrastructure so established and slick it is the envy of all its continental…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Costa Rica

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Top 10 Travel Experiences for Animal Lovers

People travel for so many different reasons; for immersion into alluring and strange cultures, for respite, to stray awhile from the well-trodden path or to check out the world’s iconic landmarks – both natural and man-made – such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa or Niagara Falls. There are also many of us whose primary…Continue readingTop 10 Travel Experiences for Animal Lovers

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10 Things to Do in Chile

Chile, which stretches a whopping 4300 km over a thin strip of South America from its mid section to its southerly tip, is one of the continent’s most affluent and stable nations. This long, thin land is ranked as one of the top 30 most peaceful countries on the planet and as a consequence, travel…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Chile

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10 Things to Do in Argentina

Massive on a grand scale, Argentina is the planet’s eighth largest country so you can forget seeing everything or getting around all of it in one visit or even several. Within its miles and miles of highly varied terrain can be found South America’s highest point – Cerro Aconcagua, 22,834 ft/6,960 metres – and its…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Argentina

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10 Ways to Take the Lonely Out of Solo Travel

Many who set out into the world on a nomadic journey alone for the first time are not doing it entirely voluntarily. The idea of going it alone can be overwhelmingly scary when you have never done it and often, it seems, we are forced down such a route because none of our friends can…Continue reading10 Ways to Take the Lonely Out of Solo Travel