Hostel Vs Capsule: Which is better?

When you’re trying to travel the world but can’t afford the luxury of a hotel room hostels are typically your next best option. While they’re stereotyped to cater for young party travellers not all hostels live up to their criticisms. I’ve stayed in many throughout my travels and have found most to be clean, sociable […]

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Your Tourist Tales Vol I

In my personal opinion, one of the highlights of travelling is the people you meet throughout your journey and the memories you accumulate. Often, our travels consist of bumps along the way and result in some crazy stories to recount one day to our family and friends. In a new series, I’ll be collecting some […]

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Manila’s most common misconceptions dispelled

“Tourists should avoid Manila.” With over 7,000 islands on offer most people who visit the Philippines are advised to fly into Manila and then leave elsewhere as soon as possible. This means the capital is often overlooked and has been dubbed as nothing more than a layover for tourists. While it may not be for […]

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Top 5 most romantic getaways

This weekend marks Valentines Day, the American made holiday where single people everywhere panic, develop strong anti couple sentiments and ultimately cry themselves to sleep. Cards, flowers, and chocolates are also exchanged by couples all over the world who spend the day declaring their love for one and other. Although these gifts are sweet enough there’s nothing […]

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The best way to see the Great Barrier Reef & Whitsundays

Ideally one would spend a week or two marvelling in all 2,900 reefs that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. But, having driven up from Brisbane, and a flight waiting for us at Cairns, my sister and I had to squeeze in as much as possible in just two days. With work and university […]

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Tourist faux pas you need to know about

There’s so many things to consider when preparing to travel, what do I pack? What do I wear? You need to make sure you’re fully equipped for the adventure that’s to come, but be careful not to overdo it. You could fall into a disastrous trap of being over prepared (yes there’s such a thing!) or ignorant about […]

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10 films that will make you want to travel

Have you ever had serious travel envy while watching a film? With the new year coming up we look for new adventures and trips to look forward to. Here’s a list of 10 films that will have you booking flights before the credits start. Into the wild Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and […]

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7 of the worlds best Christmas markets

It’s December and therefore tis the season to…SHOP. In the colder months it’s common for people to take shopping Christmas breaks to discover some of the beautiful Christmas markets the world has to offer. So stock up on wrapping paper and prepare for lots of mulled wine, here’s the top seven Christmas markets in the […]

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Before you go to Cambodia…

Home to the eighth wonder of the world, a turbulent Khmer history and beautiful countryside, Cambodia boasts more than just a heck of a lot of rice. This third world country has a lot to offer and subsequently is my favourite country that I have visited thus far. I went in the summer of 2012 with my […]

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How to to see Uluru stress free

So you want to see Uluru, (also known as Ayers rock) but it’s in the middle of  Australia and really difficult/ expensive to get to. Where do you start? Well, this summer I went to Australia for two months with my sister. Together with a group of friends we went on a three week road trip […]

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Window or aisle seat?

It’s an age old question since flying began and will no doubt be continuously asked. Why? because there is no right answer.  It may seem a trivial question but when you’ve booked that two day journey to Australia with the whole family and your flight includes layovers and seat changes galore, it becomes much more important. […]

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Who are the best airlines to fly with?

AirlineRatings.com’s alphabetical list announces their top picks for travelling economy class on  flights. To earn a spot on their list, these airlines’ typically have a pitch of 31-34 inches, 6 inches of recline, complimentary meals and beverages, in-flight entertainment and comfort amenities such as blankets and pillows. Lets see who made the cut… 1. Air New Zealand  […]

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Do as the Irish do

Although right next to England and a member of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland boasts its’ own customs and cultural traditions. I’ve been to Northern Ireland on a couple of occasions now with the best tour guides possible – locals. As a university student I share a house with eight girls (I know, I know EIGHT […]

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