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Chicago is a city you can't see all in one day, but me and some friends gave it a try. This is a guide to helping you navigate the City and keep you on your feet for a day in the Windy City.... read more »
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The Yucatan Peninsula is a must-see on many a traveller's list. Safe, beautiful, and incredibly varied, the region offers many riches beyond the crowds of Cancun... read more »
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Visit Alice Springs. Be surprised by the modern shops and streets… Be charmed by the larrikin humour… Be enlightened by Aboriginal culture… Be enchanted by majestic Uluru…... read more »
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Destination: Melbourne
With its grand Victorian architecture, its vibrant restaurant and art scene, not to mention its unbridled appetite for sport, marvellous Melbourne makes for a visit to remember.... read more »
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Venture deep into the jungle, where monkeys clamber over ruined temples, and prepare to unleash your inner Mowgli on a magical adventure into the heart of the Mayan empire... read more »
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Destination: Florence
It may be small, but Florence has enough going on after dark to keep most visitors on the lookout for night-time entertainment happy: just don’t make comparisons with the club scene back home.... read more »
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Destination: Sydney
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Gap Year
This guide is going out to those legions of skint backpackers Down Under, determined to make the most of their time in Sydney despite their shrinking wallets... read more »
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With its quirky charm, its inspirational captain and its captivating story, the Falla shows the Great Barrier Reef as it deserves to be seen.... read more »
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In backpacker circles, Los Angeles has a wildly undeserved reputation. Dismissed as culture-less, impersonal and drab – a highly unpopular choice. Want to know why this is wrong? Read on…... read more »
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Vivacious and vain, breezy and blithe, posing around its shimmering harbour. Sydney is a sun-kissed show-off with a whimsical grin... read more »
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Destination: Perth
Trip type: Beach, Gap Year
Hidden away from the outside world. Reachable only by crossing oceans, vast deserts or endless skies, Perth is a paradise far, far away... read more »
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Destination: Melbourne
Trip type: Gap Year, Winter Sun
If you are heading Down Under over the British winter then 1) I'm very jealous, and 2) Head to Melbourne! ... read more »
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Join me as I leave the city’s bright lights behind and head to the dramatic Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and one of Sydney's most beautiful, and most remote, hostels ... read more »
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Destination: North Island
Escape the crowds on New Zealand's North Island and head east to discover rugged coastal scenery, deserted beaches, spectacular lakes and authentic Maori culture... read more »
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Destination: Bethlehem
Bethlehem is best known as the setting for the Christmas story, but this ancient city is also home to modern, vibrant culture, great (and ethical) shopping and good food... read more »
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Destination: New Zealand
Trip type: Adventure, Gap Year
With a fantastic network of budget accommodation, you're spoilt for choice for places to stay in New Zealand. From city centre hostels to remote beach houses, here are ten of the best bargains... read more »
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Destination: Mexico City, Oaxaca
Trip type: Activity, Eco, Gap Year
Ever wondered what Mexico is like beyond the tourist traps of the Yucatan Peninsula? On my ten day trip I found out - rich in history, colourful in culture, and spectacular in nature... read more »
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Destination: Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Gap Year
Overland travel in Africa need not involve dusty trails or tightly packed buses. Kenya has maintained its rail network meticulously for 40 years and it acts as a living museum piece today... read more »
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Destination: Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of Africa's most enticing destinations and one of the world's last great exotic spots. Travelling through by road reveals the its best kept secrets and makes your trip unforgettable... read more »
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Destination: Panama, Colombia
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Gap Year
If the backpacker trail is getting too crowded, leave the land behind. For the same price as a flight you can sail from Panama to Columbia, visiting the achingly beautiful San Blas islands. Here's how... read more »
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