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06 Dec 2017

Backpacking in Peru: Costs, Tips and Places to See

“What’s your favourite country?” I get asked that question a lot, and while I don’t have a clear favourite, Peru is generally my answer. Machu Picchu is the obvious highlight (and it is amazing) but there is so much more to see. The best thing about backpacking in Peru is

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29 Nov 2017

Two Weeks in Rajasthan, India: 9 Amazing Places to Visit

India is so tightly packed with iconic sights and regions that it can be hard to plan a trip there. If you only have a short time in India it’s best to stick to a small area. Rajasthan, in the north west of India, is the perfect size for a

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22 Nov 2017

Why I Moved Back to New Zealand 

There comes a time in every young person’s life when they are forced to reassess their path and consider “settling down”. Ok, calling myself young is a bit of a stretch — as Jimmy Carr once said, the only way I’ll be described as young now is if I die.

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15 Nov 2017

Wanaka to the West Coast: Driving One of New Zealand’s Most Scenic Roads

The best thing about a trip to New Zealand, assuming you’re travelling by car, is the abundance of scenic drives on offer. From curvy coastline roads to mountain framed passes, there’s a perfect road trip for every kind of traveller. Driving yourself, whether in a car or a campervan, allows

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07 Nov 2017

Backpacking in Colombia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Colombia was once more famous for murders and cocaine than colonial towns and beautiful vistas, but those old preconceptions are changing. It’s so much more than it’s violent past, and is quickly becoming one of those must-see countries in South America. As is the case with most people who visit,

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31 Oct 2017

Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove: Two Unique New Zealand Beaches

On a recent trip to the North Island we spent a couple of days exploring the Coromandel Peninsula. Rated as one of New Zealand’s best beach destinations, the Coromandel (as it’s known locally) is ripe for a road trip. Two of the most popular sights are Hot Water Beach and

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