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18 Feb 2018

Mexico to Colombia: Overland Travel in Central America

It took us nine months to travel overland from Mexico City to Patagonia, roughly the amount of time it takes to learn the guitar, grow a baby or get over the trauma of watching an entire episode of 2 Broke Girls. Was it time well spent? The short answer is

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08 Feb 2018

Why Dunedin is New Zealand’s Coolest, Best Looking City

If there’s one thing New Zealand doesn’t do so well, it’s cities. I generally advise people to get out of the main centres as soon as possible, as the real appeal of New Zealand lies in its huge variety of (mostly) unspoilt landscapes. Dunedin is different. It’s by far the

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01 Feb 2018

Christchurch to Picton via Kaikoura: Driving the Coastal Road after the Earthquake

Just over a year ago a huge earthquake, cantered near Kaikoura, decimated parts of the coastal highway between Christchurch and Picton. The inland route, via the Lewis Pass, was a capable replacement, but the coastal road is now back up and running and it makes for a great drive. It

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25 Jan 2018

Backpacking in Himachal Pradesh, India: Mountains, Monasteries and Torturous Bus Rides

About 30 minutes into a nine hour bus ride I started to curse the day I’d decided to go backpacking in Himachal Pradesh. The bus was completely full and I had to stand for hours on end in the crowded aisle. After around five hours I finally got half a

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18 Jan 2018

Four Trips You Should Take in 2018

Don’t you hate being told what to do and where to go by travel bloggers who have no idea what your interests are? It looks like you’ve stumbled on the wrong post, because that’s exactly what I’m about to do. You’ve probably noticed lots of lists like this lately –

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12 Jan 2018

What I learned on My Trip to Botswana

This is a guest post by Hayden Myers in conjunction with Botswana is a little piece of paradise nestled in the heart of Africa, where one goes to rejuvenate and reconnect with themselves and nature. One certainly gets more than they bargained for when they visit this special place,

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