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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 Bolivia

As South American countries go, landlocked Bolivia is not that big. It is also strangely well-down the lists when it comes to most visited countries on the backpacker trail. We’re really not sure why. Yes, it lacks some of the infrastructure and polish of the countries which surround it when tourism is the subject, but…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Bolivia

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10 Things to Do in New Zealand

1) Tick a Thing (or Ten) Off That Bucket List Bucket-list entries vary considerably from person to person but many which occur over and again on the lists of the young and adventurous include such things as sky diving, bungee jumping, mountain trekking, white-water rafting, seeing whales in the ocean, visiting a live volcano, cage…Continue reading10 Things to Do in New Zealand

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10 Things to Do in New Zealand…The Alternative List

New Zealand pretty much has it all when it comes to things to see and do, whether your tastes tend towards the naturally spectacular or the adrenaline-fuelled adventure experience. However, along with some of its more well known draws it also has plenty in the quirkier or downright unusual side of things too. What’s more,…Continue reading10 Things to Do in New Zealand…The Alternative List

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10 Things to Pack for the Rio Olympics

If you’re travelling to Brazil for the Rio Olympics this summer, you may be wondering what sort of things you should be packing for your trip. While you’ve probably got an idea of the clothing you’ll be taking (havaianas at the ready!), there are a few Brazil travel essentials you may not have added to…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for the Rio Olympics

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10 Things to Do in Laos

Land-locked and small, Laos often gets overlooked, surrounded as it is by its well-established tourist industry neighbours of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. However, Laos is packed with the fascinating and the spectacular, particularly for the traveller seeking an escape from the hordes and in search of the less-developed South East Asian experience. Dramatic limestone mountains, dense…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Laos

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10 Must-Try Foods Around the World

Sampling the specific cuisine and speciality dishes of the countries you are passing through is something which adds enormously to the excitement and pleasure of travel. Getting stuck into the food how the locals do it can give you a window onto a specific culture like nothing else. Many world dishes are so powerfully iconic…Continue reading10 Must-Try Foods Around the World

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10 Things to Do in Fiji

No-one would blame you if your intentions while travelling in Fiji revolve purely around lazing on its tropical beaches which come unvaryingly in the guise of perfect South Pacific idyll. However, these volcanic islands, populated with folk of the enchanting kind, can offer more than just astonishingly lovely coconut palm-fringed sands and sea. Here are…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Fiji

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Our Favourite Travel Gifts for 2015

*Disclaimer* – This is our 2015 travel gift guide, you can view our 2016 gift guide here. We like to think we have some pretty amazing and useful gadgets in our online travel store, and since our last travel gift guide we’ve had some great new additions to our range. So we thought we’d share…Continue readingOur Favourite Travel Gifts for 2015

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Top 10 Things to Do in Peru

If you’re planning a gap year in South America, Peru is most likely on your itinerary! The Republic of Peru, once the home of the ancient and powerful Inca Empire, is bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and other South American countries. Conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, this land today is packed…Continue readingTop 10 Things to Do in Peru

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India: 10 Unmissable Things to Do & See

This vast country cradles within its expansive arms a bewildering and seemingly endless diversity of landscapes, cultures and people which can both delight and overload the senses on every level. Its constant displays of abject poverty can jar on the emotions while the ever-present dust and pungency of dung smoke and diesel fumes can irritate…Continue readingIndia: 10 Unmissable Things to Do & See

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10 Things to Do in Cambodia

Dishing up all the colour and charming chaos you’d expect to find in South East Asia, Cambodia also has some very special experiences and must-sees all of its very own. The country has, for some time now, been part of the established backpacker circuit and with good reason. If you’re travelling in South East Asia during your…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Cambodia

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10 Travel Scams to Avoid

You’d be surprised at just how many travellers fall victim to scams during their trip, some may seem pretty obvious while others are more likely to catch you out! From fake police to the ‘baby throw’ (yes, you read that correctly) there are a number of travel scams to avoid when travelling and here are…Continue reading10 Travel Scams to Avoid

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Top 10 Things to Do in Brazil

Brazil – the largest country in South America and arguably the one with the most fun potential thanks to its predisposition to party and annual stage for some of the biggest and craziest carnivals in the world. Throw into the mix glittering white-sand beaches, sensational samba, warm-hearted people, charming colonial towns and the vast and…Continue readingTop 10 Things to Do in Brazil

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10 Must Haves for Trekking

If you see yourself as a bit of an adventure junkie, you’ll probably plan on taking part in some more adventurous activities during your gap year that take you off the beaten track. If this is the case, you’ll need to ensure that you have all the essential equipment for these activities, whether you’re trekking…Continue reading10 Must Haves for Trekking