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10 Unmissable Places in Palawan, the Philippines

3 December 2016

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10 Unmissable Places in Palawan, the Philippines

With over 2,000 kilometres of coastline, 1,700 islands containing thousands of pristine beaches, towering limestone karsts, tropical rainforest, amazing wildlife and a chilled out burgeoning backpacker scene – Palawan is a paradisiacal adventure playground waiting to be discovered!

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The Highs And Lows Of Sri Lanka…

1 December 2016

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The Highs And Lows Of Sri Lanka…

At 34, I'm older than most to be making my first trip to Asia. Where better to start for a relatively easy way in than Sri Lanka? The country has been a highly popular destination for several years now and was recommended to me by several of my friends. Here are my impressions after a month's visit with my girlfriend, conveniently simplified into a list of “highs” and “lows”...

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Why Did I Ever Come Home? Battling with Reverse Culture Shock!

7 October 2016

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Why Did I Ever Come Home? Battling with Reverse Culture Shock!

Initially, I assumed I was just being melodramatic. It took a long chat with a fellow traveller until I understood. I wasn’t just a bit moody; I was suffering from Reverse Culture Shock. What exactly is Reverse Culture Shock I hear you ask?

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8 Lessons You Learn Living on a Tropical Island in Thailand…

18 August 2016

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8 Lessons You Learn Living on a Tropical Island in Thailand…

Kaila Krayewski is a Canadian expat living on the tropical island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. She tells us about her life on the island and some important lessons she's learned along the way...

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Where Are You Going Next? The Lowdown on the Australian Working Holiday Visa

7 June 2016

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Where Are You Going Next? The Lowdown on the Australian Working Holiday Visa

So your pockets are running dry and you’re looking for something new and fresh. Maybe you’ve been in South East Asia for quite some time or perhaps you’re looking into going to Asia soon, but you need some travel money. Well, mates, Australia is right there and needs you, yes YOU, to come over and work! The climate is good. The money is great. What are you waiting for?

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Cutting Costs on Travel Insurance in the Beginning Will Cost you in the End!

9 May 2016

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Cutting Costs on Travel Insurance in the Beginning Will Cost you in the End!

We know that purchasing travel insurance can be a little painful. When you've saved up every penny for that trip of a lifetime, who wants to take a huge chunk out of it, just "incase" something happens? So is it worth investing in? And which travel insurance do we recommend for Southeast Asia backpackers?

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The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

8 April 2016

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The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

Mention the words ‘wet season’ to most people and visions of great sheets of water endlessly pouring from the sky spring to mind. Not only is that a big misconception when it comes to South East Asia’s wet season, but it deters travellers from even considering the major benefits of travelling during the off-peak time of year. Rather than avoiding the wet season that falls between June and September, you’re better off embracing the low season when the positives far outweigh the negatives...

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5 Unmissable Places in Magical Cambodia

11 February 2016

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5 Unmissable Places in Magical Cambodia

From lush forests to golden temples, bustling streets stocked with food vendors and great wildlife vistas, Cambodia is just waiting to be explored by the adventurous backpacker. After harbouring childhood dreams to travel to Cambodia, upon arriving in the kingdom Claire Lovesti was not disappointed! Check out her list of places not to miss in the land of Kampuchea, and then embark on your own journey - it’s too good but it is true!

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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

3 February 2016

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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

As backpackers, we know that a good hostel can be so much more than a place to rest your weary head. It’s a place where you can make a home from home. Recently, we reviewed the brand new Brick House Hostel in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand who seem to have got everything right when it comes to creating the perfect hostel. Check out our list of 10 things that makes a hostel great!

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How adding a stopover to your flight saves you money & enhances your adventure!

19 November 2015

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How adding a stopover to your flight saves you money & enhances your adventure!

Recently we discovered an amazing new flight search engine which allows you to add stopovers into your flight journey to turn any direct flight into a multi-city adventure! Not only do you get to add unplanned destinations into your travel itinerary, you get to save tons of money as stopover flights are often so much cheaper! Find out more here...

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