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  • Undiscovered Australia: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

    Undiscovered Australia: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

    August 7th, 2017Helen Ochyra
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    Australia is a vast country, though most visitors stay on the same tried and tested track, ticking off well-touristed pitstops along the way. But, of course, there’s plenty more to see beyond the usual Sydney, rock and reef holiday triangle. Here’s our pick of the best places to escape the crowds Down Under. 1. For wildlife: Mackay,…

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  • The 10 most epic adventure destinations

    The 10 most epic adventure destinations

    April 3rd, 2017Helen Ochyra
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    This feature has been made possible by On The Go Tours, a specialist tour operator offering group tours, adventure holidays and tailor-made travel in over 60 countries. Ready for an adrenaline rush? Travel is more memorable when it comes with a side of excitement. Prepare to make some epic memories with a trip to one of…

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  • The 7 best backpacks for travellers

    The 7 best backpacks for travellers

    March 3rd, 2017Helen Ochyra
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    Luggage is vocverything. The difference between crumpled, messy or even broken stuff and organised efficiency, between stooping with backache and bouncing up that next hill, between feeling weighed down and feeling like you could jump on (or off) a bus at a moment’s notice. Buying the wrong bag is one of the easiest travel mistakes…

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  • Why you should visit Palma in 2017

    Why you should visit Palma in 2017

    February 28th, 2017Helen Ochyra
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    Forget package holidays: Palma is far more than just the gateway to Mallorca’s beach resorts. The Balearic capital is a dynamic city of stylish restaurants, chic bars and a unique architecture that mixes the Gothic with the Moorish. Don’t just fly in and head out, stay awhile in this lively Spanish city and you’ll soon…

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  • 7 of the most remote places in Southeast Asia

    7 of the most remote places in Southeast Asia

    February 22nd, 2017Helen Ochyra
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    Southeast Asia: steamy rainforests, sleepy rice paddies, endless beaches – and crowds of backpackers, hawkers and tourists? Southeast Asia may have some of the most blissful destinations in the world but it also has some of the planet’s most frenetic cities, its most popular backpacker haunts and some seriously crowded sands. We’ve been far off the…

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  • Sydney or Melbourne: the great Aussie debate

    Sydney or Melbourne: the great Aussie debate

    October 3rd, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Sydney and Melbourne have been battling it out for supremacy as long as Europeans have been setting sail for Australia. Both are capitals of their respective states – New South Wales and Victoria – and both think they should be the capital of Australia. So fierce is their rivalry that nobody could choose between them,…

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  • The rebirth of Perth: how the city got cool

    The rebirth of Perth: how the city got cool

    September 1st, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Sun-soaked and healthy? Perhaps. A decent gateway to Western Australia? Definitely. But a cool place to spend a few days? Until recently Perth just couldn’t muster enough hipster hangouts to keep visitors interested, and even the locals would leave the city centre come nightfall. The city earned the moniker “Dullsville”. But Perth has reinvented itself. It…

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  • 6 amazing journeys in Southeast Asia

    6 amazing journeys in Southeast Asia

    July 4th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Travelling in Southeast Asia isn’t just about getting from A to B, on almost every trip the journey is part of the experience. Here’s our pick of the best journeys across Southeast Asia. Check out The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget for everything else you’ll need to plan your trip. 1. Thailand–Burma Death Railway, Thailand…

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  • Croatia’s top foodie experiences

    Croatia’s top foodie experiences

    June 15th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Why go to Croatia? The unspoiled coastline, with its hundreds of islands and crystal clear waters. The gorgeous ancient walled cities, their beauty so unreal they find themselves starring in the Game of Thrones series and Star Wars movies. The food… wait, the food? Perhaps that last reason is an afterthought, or maybe you’re concerned that…

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  • A coastal trail with a difference: sea kayaking in Northern Ireland

    A coastal trail with a difference: sea kayaking in Northern Ireland

    May 19th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    The Northern Irish coast is justifiably famous for its beauty, all craggy inlets and brooding cliffs topped by crumbling castles. Most people explore this coastline from the land, walking along the clifftops and driving the winding road that snakes along from the Scotland-facing east coast to the large inlet of Derry in the west. But…

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  • Split or Dubrovnik: where should you go first?

    Split or Dubrovnik: where should you go first?

    May 17th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Split and Dubrovnik are the stars of Croatian tourism. Both have an ancient core historic enough to be listed by UNESCO yet vibrant enough to remain home to a sizeable local population. Both have beaches backed by clear waters, fresh local seafood and plentiful bars with Adriatic views. But should Split or Dubrovnik be your…

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  • Madrid or Barcelona: which should you visit first?

    Madrid or Barcelona: which should you visit first?

    April 27th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Spain’s two biggest cities have long had a friendly rivalry – and it goes far beyond football. Madrid is, of course, Spain’s capital city and as well as being more or less geographically at the centre of the country, it is also the centre politically, economically and culturally – as well as the home of…

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