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20 Jul 2017

The Best Things to Do in Barichara, One of the Nicest Small Towns in Colombia

It’s fair to say I’m a bit of a colonial town fanatic. I love the cobblestone streets, terracotta tiles and ancient churches, but most of all I enjoy the sense of calm that sitting in a quiet plaza provides. Barichara is the quintessential colonial town. We spent a few days

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13 Jul 2017

4 Short and Easy Hikes Near Queenstown, New Zealand

When visiting Queenstown you’ll eventually have to dust off your hiking boots and hit a trail or two. The scenery, which mostly consists of jagged snow-capped peaks, glassy lakes and calm coves, kind of demands it. But what to do if you’re unfit, lazy or short on time? Luckily there

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Pasir Timbul, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
05 Jul 2017

Pasir Timbul, Indonesia: One of the World’s Most Beautiful Sandbar Beaches

Way off the tourist trail in eastern Indonesia sits the province of West Papua, a magnet for divers, intrepid travellers and fledgling bloggers. I’m in the last group, having been invited by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism to travel the country with dozens of other writers, photographers and social media

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28 Jun 2017

Backpacking in Thailand: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Think of a travel experience you’d love to have and chances are it’ll be on offer in Thailand. This country has it all. Paradise beaches, ancient cities, exotic food and a unique culture are just some of what makes Thailand the ultimate travel destination. Backpacking in Thailand is easy, cheap

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Two days in Saigon, AKA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
21 Jun 2017

Two Days in Saigon (AKA Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

Before we get into discussing all the wonderful things to do in Saigon, we first need to decide what on earth to call this sprawling city in southern Vietnam. Known to many as Saigon, mostly because of how iconic the city became due to the Vietnam / American War, it

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Key Summit -- the best day hike near Milford Sound, New Zealand
14 Jun 2017

3 Awesome Hikes Near Milford Sound: Lake Marian, Key Summit and Earland Falls

A mass migration of tour buses occurs daily on the road between Te Anau and Milford Sound, New Zealand. Those buses are full of tourists keen to experience Milford Sound, often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. I was one of those passengers a few years ago,

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