Packed in, not packaged - travelling around the Dominican Republic

Being a regular tourist can be an altogether easy task; everything can be laid on for you, all inclusive, gated living, clean beaches and no hassle from the locals. What is missing for many is the interaction with the daily life of the host country and the feeling that, for...

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Wine Straight From The Vine in Austria

When people think of towns and cities in Austria, they usually think of elegant Vienna, Innsbruck with its ring of snow-capped mountains, or Salzburg of "the Sound of Music" fame. No-one I have ever spoken to has sung the praises of Sankt Anna am Aigen.

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The Pitfalls of Credit Card Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is one of those expenses that you debate before you hit the road. Should you risk it and go without or spend a bit extra, just in case. Talk to anyone who's been injured, lost their luggage, had their flight canceled or one of the other million things...

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7 Ways to Stay Safe When You Find Yourself in a Hurricane

This is the story of a hurricane - I am rapidly becoming a hurricane magnet and it not funny! The Caribbean in summer is notorious for hurricanes however by October they no longer come over from the Cape Verde region but are formed more locally and can arrive like a gatecrasher...

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How To Pack Light

After four-and-a-half years of travel, people often ask us for advice. And the single best piece of advice I can offer isn't anything new: pack light. When we set off on our Grand Tour in 2006, Craig and I each had a 70 litre pack, and we had the full...

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5 Ways to get Your Travel Mojo

Hit the road Jack, or Jackie of course! I recently received an email from a friend in Australia. She was coming to the end of her thesis and was ready to get back in the saddle and do some travelling.

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Top 5 Spots in Wellington, New Zealand for Nature Lovers

Kiwi birds. Native plants. Wild fur seals. Endangered species. Tropical flowers. Can you guess where we are? Did you guess Wellington, New Zealand? If not, it’s okay; it’s understandable, even. Wellington is known for a lot of things – being New Zealand’s political and cultural capital, for example – but...

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Salt and Snow in Bolivia

Bolivia is one of South America's poorest nations, with the crime and poverty that comes along with that. But it has some incredible natural attractions that make a visit well worth your while. The Uyuni Salt Flats are located in the south-west of the country, and tours run from Tupiza...

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Finding a job in Australia just got easier

The working holiday in Australia is a right of passage for backpackers the world over. The hardest part can be to find a job – well that just got a little bit easier. Thumbrella an Australian based travel industry site has just launched an online job board with travelers in mind.

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San Fran Schitzo: How to do San Francisco as a tourist wearing a local’s tight hipster pants.

I lived in San Francisco for 5 years. In SF numbers, that’s four public art demonstrations containing nudity, three sightings of humans defecating in public, two taxi accidents and 27 purchases of marijuana truffles from an ingenious local entrepreneur known as The Truffle Guy.

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