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The heart-shaped land of Bosnia and Herzegovina is often overlooked by travelers. The country has a lot to offer backpackers and "suitcasers" alike: beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, food, color, culture, and a tumultuous history that is confusing and intriguing. Whether you want nature, historical city centers,...

The Cook Islands are a group of small islands in the South Pacific. It's the ideal place to relax on the quintessential tropical paradise beach, but there's a lot more to it than that. We visited Rarotonga (the main island), Aitutaki (honeymooners' heaven) and Atiu...

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...

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...