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One Fantastic Day in Niagara Falls: A Simple 24 Hour Guide

All the information you need for a fun-filled 24-hours in Niagara Falls. Having recently moved to Canada, I have been eager to explore as many new places as possible — one of these being Niagara Falls. Located just 2 hours from downtown Toronto, it makes the perfect place for a quick 24-hour visit. Similarly, if you are located on the …

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I Had a Wonderful Time in Vietnam… for $13 Per Day

It’s hard to spend much money in Vietnam – by ‘normal’ standards at least. But when you’re backpacking, it’s amazing how quickly $1.30 suddenly becomes too expensive for a big meal and you find yourself nearly passing out with heat and hunger as you traipse around in search of something $0.40 cheaper. I’ve been travelling around Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam …

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16 Delightful Free Things To Do in Edinburgh

Free Things to Do in Edinburgh

I fell in love with Edinburgh the first time I visited – which is why I will soon be returning back again for my 4th time. Wandering down the narrow cobblestone alleys of the city feels like squeezing through the aisles of an old bookshop and the stately Georgian and medieval buildings tell countless stories of Scottish history. When you …

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10 Things to Know Before You Go to Cancun

Heading to this Yucatan Peninsula hotspot? Here are a few essential things you should know before you go to Cancun. 1. Yes, Cancun has Culture Cancun is known as the Vegas of Mexico – a non-stop high energy destination that is all about nightlife, beaches and all-inclusive resorts. However, that’s not all that Cancun has to offer. There is also …

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The Broke Backpacker’s Guide to Krakow, Poland

How often have you visited somewhere and said to yourself “I could live here”? Maybe you got as far as telling your friends and family about your dream to move there and even looked into the logistics and costs of doing so. But how many people do you know have actually made the move? This is exactly what I did …

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18 Fun and Quirky Things to Do in Tokyo

Westerners often find Japanese culture a little strange – in a good way. It’s different and intriguing, which is what makes it so much fun to explore. When you visit Tokyo, dive straight into the weirdness and embrace it and you’ll have an exciting and memorable trip. You’ll never struggle to find something to do, whether strange or relatively ordinary. Tokyo …

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22 Amazing Attractions Not to Miss in New Zealand

attractions not to miss in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of my favourite countries in the world (not just because it’s where I fell in love with Lee). The Land of the Long White Cloud is just so much fun to explore. The range of different landscapes packed into this small island (from bubbling geothermal pools to rolling green vineyards to ancient rainforests to glaciers) is …

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13 Things to Know Before You Go to Bukit Lawang, Indonesia

Go to Bukit Lawang

Bukit Lawang is a small village in Northern Sumatra, a popular destination for travellers who want to immerse themselves in the wild green jungle. The separation between jungle and village is blurry here – monkeys run across the roofs of the houses and you can hear the cicadas droning on at night. This is a peaceful and laid back place, …

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The Best Way to Visit Fraser Island, Australia [Guest Post]

Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. The locals know it as “K’Gari”, meaning paradise, and once you’re there you’ll totally see why! With the most strikingly azure lakes, and lushest green rainforests, which actually emerge from sand, it is seriously picturesque. It’s one of the most scenic islands I’ve ever been to, and to me, it’s …

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7 Things to Know Before You Travel to Canada

Planning a trip to the Land of Snow and Maple Syrup? Here are a few things you should know before you travel to Canada. The Distances Are Enormous Don’t assume that you are going to be able to cover most of Canada during a short visit. It’s a huge country and getting from one city to the next involves travelling …

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling the East Coast of Australia

Chilled out surf towns. Gorgeous beaches. Coral reefs teeming with sea life. Lush wilderness. Great nightlife. Traveling the East Coast of Australia is the ultimate backpacking adventure. When you travel down the East Coast you will be able to hit some of Australia’s best destinations, including Cairns, Byron Bay, the Whitsundays, Magnetic Island and much more. Each town and city …

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7 Spectacular Spots in Ireland Travel Bloggers Recommend

If you are traveling to Ireland and you have the time, I highly recommend you go beyond the capital city and see what else the country has to offer. There are so many other beautiful places to go in Ireland besides Dublin. I’ve got nothing against Dublin, it’s a very cool city with lots of culture, a great nightlife and …

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How to Visit Pompeii on a Day Trip From Rome

I remember learning about Pompeii and the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in school as a child. As someone who’s always had a fascination with history and ancient civilisations, I knew that one day I would find my way there. My previous visit to Italy back in 2012 saw me walking the streets of Milan, Florence, Siena, Verona and Venice, but …

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Outback Dreaming: Three Days in Australia’s Red Centre

The sensation of a plane taking off is one of my favourite things in the world. It is a physical rush, like the plunge of a roller coaster. When the plane leaves the ground and I get those few seconds of weightlessness my body tingles in anticipation. I know something good is coming. Bright morning sunshine pours through the airplane …

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Five Yummy Things to Do in the Yarra Valley

A lush, cool valley just outside of Melbourne, Australia, the Yarra Valley is is the perfect day trip escape from the city. Not only does it have gorgeous forests, a roaring river, a natural park and plenty of wildlife, it also offers plenty to indulge in with more than 80 different wineries, cheese and chocolate producers, restaurants and much more. …

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What Makes Australia’s Blue Mountains Blue?

The Blue Mountains are a mountain range in New South Wales, Australia on the edge of Sydney. But why are they so blue? Maybe they lost the love of their life. They are broken-hearted, paralyzed by regret and the weight of what could have been. Or, like Hamlet in his famous soliloquy, they are overwhelmed by the struggle of existence …

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5 Awesome US Cities You May Not Have Considered Visiting

Why not travel to a few of these slightly lesser-known gems? When it comes to travelling the USA you have probably heard of the more popular tourist destinations, such as Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles and New York. However, there are many less popular American cities that may not be on your travel radar – but should be. So why …

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Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong – The World in One Building

We booked the cheapest accommodation we could find in Hong Kong. It ended up being one of the strangest buildings we have ever encountered. In fact, it’s not one building at all. Chungking Mansions consists of five 17 story buildings linked together via a shared base. This labyrinthine complex started out as an upmarket residential estate in the 1960s. Since …

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