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Elephants drinking on the banks of the Chobe river, Chobe National Park

Botswana on a budget

Destination: Chobe National Park

From the elephant herds of Chobe National Park to the hippo-rich waters of the Okavango Delta, Botswana is a playground for lovers of wildlife

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Catholicism holds firm in Flores, alongside old animist beliefs, Flores

Lombok: a dragon apparent

Destination: Lombok

From man-eating Komodo dragons to Mount Kelimutu’s coloured crater lakes, a speculative sea voyage from Lombok to Flores demands a sense of humour as well as stout sea and land legs

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The view from the steps up to the lighthouse in Byron Bay

Surfing on a shoestring on Australia’s east coast

Destination: Byron Bay

In a van big enough to house two people, two surfboards, one gas stove and a few clothes, we drove from Sydney up the east coast of Australia, surfing all the way

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Large brown spitting cobra

A safari with a difference in Kenya

Elephants and rhinos? So old hat! Adventure-seeking travellers in Kenya can now go on safari in search of a very different big five...

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The best snorkeling outfit on Long Beach

Perhentian paradise: beach life on a Malaysian island

Destination: Malaysia

Are you seeking sun, beaches, clear blue coral-filled water, £3 BBQ feasts and £7-a-night bungalows in paradise? Then I know just the place off the northeast coast of Malaysia...

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Shojoshin-in Temple, Mount Koya, Japan

A Buddhist retreat in Japan

Destination: Japan

It's a world away from frenetic Tokyo and the dash for the bullet train – the Daishi religion, and its heartland high up on Mount Koya in Japan, where visitors can stay and live like Buddhist monks

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The approach to the Virupaksha Temple at dusk.

Hampi: a glimpse into the heart of India and its temples

by kozmik

Destination: Hampi

It is a little like Kathmandu used to be, before the tourist numbers swelled. In Hampi, southern India, a laid-back, easy-going welcome awaits travellers at what is now a World Heritage site

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Northwest India: a whirlwind tour

Destination: India

In one trip, you can take in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and the Taj Mahal. Be prepared for sensory overload as you explore the forts, temples and busy streets of Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle

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Yosemite Bug Hostel YARTS Stop

Touring Yosemite without a car

by hjxuan

Destination: Yosemite National Park

Can't drive, won't drive or on a budget? You can still have a rewarding trip to Yosemite National Park in California, USA. Here's your step-by-step guide to how to do it...

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A beginner's guide to Cornwall

Destination: Perranporth

Planning a trip to Cornwall and unsure of where to stay and what to do? Here's how we managed to cram a little bit of everything the county has to offer in to a short first-time visit

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