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New Zealand is a regular stop off for those on their Gap Year or doing a round the world trip. Roughly the same size as the UK, there is a lot to see and do in New Zealand. Getting around is possibly one of the...

The Thais know how to party and travellers from around the world flock to its islands to sip a bucket, pick up some glow sticks and dance on the beach 'til dawn. Banish the hangover with a swim in the sea, a nap in a...

I've been backpacking for a long time now and I was reflecting upon my very first day. What if it had gone differently?
This post was guest authored by Brook Mitchell from AussieTravelAdvice.com. This article could have been titled 10 tips for SAFE travel to South Africa, but when it comes to the rainbow nation safe is a word that is difficult to link either day to day life or the experience of travellers taking in the sights.
I'm on the edge. My heart beats harshly against my chest as adrenaline surges through my body. Not even my pride can stop me from admitting that I am petrified. Fear grips me and I am immobilised. Unable to do anything. What the hell am I doing?

People the world over draw their inspiration from many different sources. I know from talking to a variety travellers there are many things that inspired them to travel. A picture, a video or a friend but one of the most powerful tools is the written...

The fun part of pre-travel: Shopping! Budget travel is exactly that. It's tempting to spend a lot of money before you've even left. I've tracked down the best and essential travel items at the lowest prices. Cameras I won't enter into the Digital SLR debate. Canon and Nikon...

Lies. You will be told many of them on your travels. You'll be told that things are closed, that it's two minutes away, that it's a special price or that you don't look fat. Bullshit. You'll hear it all the time but the biggest one...