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10 of the Cheapest Countries to Travel

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Don’t let a small budget keep you from seeing the world. Some of the most interesting places in the world are also amongst the cheapest countries to travel to. In fact, spending time in one of these countries as a tourist could be even cheaper than staying at home – especially if you try to […]

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7 of the Cheapest Travel Destinations in the World

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// Travel has a reputation for being expensive, but whilst that’s often the case it’s equally true that there are some exceptional bargains around if you’re willing to spread your wings a bit further. In many parts of the world it’s possible to live on only a few pounds a day – or in luxury […]

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Unspirited Koh Lanta, Thailand

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Two weeks before the launch of our last magazine issue, we needed a place to buckle down, focus and work on it at full force. We’d heard many people sing praises about this island that was highly accessible from the busy beach town of Krabi, yet quiet and peaceful, nothing like the other touristy islands […]

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Tips for First-Time Travelers in Asia

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This is a guest post by Jemima Lopez. Planning on trekking through the world’s largest continent? Asian countries are rich with cultures that have existed long before many western countries were even formed, and there is a wealth of opportunity to see and experience parts of this heritage as you travel in the region. But […]

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The Colorful Lantern Town of Hoi An, Vietnam

Riverbanks of Hoi An

Rows of shop houses spotting Chinese tiled roofs and yellow stained walls line the narrow alleys. Red lanterns hang from rusty ceilings, while creepy lalang tree branches hang from above. Red-and-green rickshaws stand alongside the traditional five-foot way and local ladies wearing conical straw hats amble along the streets balancing baskets of fruits on their shoulders. By […]

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8 Tips for a Successful Career Break

// Last week, the career break movement Meet Plan Go! took place in 17 cities around North America and as you would have imagined, plenty of people showed up. Aimed to encourage and teach others how to travel the world and make it beneficial to your career, the movement obviously struck a chord among us […]

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Madagascar: Laidback Beach Town of Morondava

// “Mora mora.” Slowly, slowly. Everywhere you go in Madagascar, you see and hear these words. But in Morondava, it takes on new meaning. Here, mora mora is a way of life – there’s no rush to get anywhere, nor stress to get things done. It’s where you go to kick back, relax and let […]

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Photoblog: The Last Remaining Tatau Tribe of Sarawak, Borneo


// It’s a hot and wet afternoon in the tropics of Sarawak, Borneo. The jungle surrounding us is an artful assemblage of bamboo and palm trees, draped over the river banks. We are gliding through the murky waters of Sungei Tatau, flanked on both sides by lush foliage. Our destination: the last remaining Tatau longhouse […]

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Uncover Mesmerizing World Heritage Sites in Mexico

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// While I’m out and about in sun-kissed Thailand, this week’s sponsored post brings us all the way to Mexico. Home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Mexico is a land packed with impressive monuments, stunning Caribbean beaches and culturally-rich cities. Many travelers head straight to the beaches and miss out on Mexico’s outstanding […]

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What to Pack for a Backpacking Trip

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// This week’s guest post by David Collins is an extremely useful packing list essential for those who are setting off on a backpacking trip. Whether you are traveling for a month or a year, knowing how to pack light is part of the trick to fully enjoying the journey. So you’ve planned out your […]

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Your Wildest Adventure – Mystical Islands and Spearfishing

Roatan, Honduras

‘Your Wildest Adventure’ is a series featuring thrilling tales from travel writers while jaunting around the world. This week’s edition is a story from Tom Mcloughlin, who shares his travel anecdotes on the Top Backpacking Destinations blog. The adventure traveler caught the travel bug while teaching in Honduras; he shares with us one …

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5 Ideal Road trip Destinations

// Growing up in a big city and being confined to urban life in my teenage years, I got my first taste of road-tripping during my tertiary years in Miami. And I never looked back since. Cruising along miles and miles of freeway, feeling the wind in my hair and singing to rock music with […]

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Budget Travel: Beating Student Holiday Blues

// It’s that time of the year again – school’s over and it’s time to let your hair down, hang out and perhaps do a bit of traveling if your pocket can afford it. Looking at your dwindling bank account, is that even possible? Today’s sponsored post is going to help you beat those blues […]

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