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20 Sep 2017

10 Things to Do in Hanoi: Two Days in Vietnam’s Capital

Despite having some decent things to see and do, Hanoi is more a place to pass through than a destination in itself. It’s the gateway to northern Vietnam, which is one of the most beautiful regions of Southeast Asia, and spending one or two days in Hanoi before moving on

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12 Sep 2017

Backpacking in Guatemala: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Firmly on the Central America backpacker trail (AKA the Gringo Trail); Guatemala is home to all sorts of natural and historic wonders. From the jungle pyramids of the north to one of the most atmospheric colonial cities in the Americas there is so much to see while backpacking in Guatemala.

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Things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand -- Taylor's Mistake from above
05 Sep 2017

13 Things to Do in Christchurch, New Zealand: Is It Worth Visiting After the Earthquakes?

Upon entering the centre of the city for the first time since the 2010 / 2011 earthquakes, it became obvious what a long shadow those natural disasters still cast over Christchurch. This city is still in ruins. Men in orange vests and hard hats greatly outnumber camera wielding tourists. It’s

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29 Aug 2017

A Romantic Weekend in Akaroa, New Zealand

What makes for a romantic travel destination? Normally I’d say the place itself doesn’t matter, and that you could have a romantic weekend pretty much anywhere, but a nice setting definitely helps. We recently spent a romantic weekend in Akaroa, one of New Zealand’s most quaint old towns. We dined

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Two weeks in Thailand: The ultimate holiday itinerary
23 Aug 2017

Two Weeks in Thailand: The Ultimate Holiday Itinerary

So, you want to spend two weeks in Thailand but aren’t sure which places to add to your itinerary? I’m here to help! I’ve been lucky to spend over three months in Thailand over several trips and have come up with a pretty awesome (I know that’s a bit boastful)

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16 Aug 2017

7 Things to Do in Bogota, Colombia: A Day in the Old Town

Another day, another old town. Colombia is full of them. Not that I was complaining though — there’s always fun to be had while walking through streets and plazas that have barely changed in centuries. We spent a day in Colombia’s capital exploring the colonial centre of the city (also

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