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  • Learning the ancient art of bush medicine, Australia

    Learning the ancient art of bush medicine, Australia

    June 10th, 2013Andy Turner
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    In a country where a small spider can kill you it’s reassuring to know Mother Nature has a softer side. Hidden in the prehistoric valleys of the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales are hundreds of plants used by Aboriginal peoples to cure everything from earache and fevers to snake bites and colds. The best chance... Read more »

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  • Dodging airplanes on Fraser Island

    Dodging airplanes on Fraser Island

    May 24th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Wipe the dust from your rear-view mirror and keep one juddering eyeball fixed on the sky behind you. At any moment a plane could drop down, flinging hot sand into your paintwork, and you’ll be expected to give it enough space to land. On Fraser Island’s 75 Mile Beach, you see, the highway doubles up... Read more »

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  • Ten trip ideas for watersports fanatics

    Ten trip ideas for watersports fanatics

    May 21st, 2013Site Editor
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    There’s few better ways to spend a holiday than getting wet. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present some of the best water-based holidays around the world. So whether it’s kayaking with sharks or snorkelling with turtles, give one of these experiences a try and let us... Read more »

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  • Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

    Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

    May 20th, 2013Site Editor
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    “It’s like being in another world!” may be the most predictable observation following a close encounter with the Great Barrier Reef, but it’s only when you’ve come face to face with the extraordinary animals, shapes and colours here that you realize you’ve truly entered a watery parallel universe. And as a curious thick-lipped potato cod... Read more »

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  • Six fitness holidays with a difference

    Six fitness holidays with a difference

    May 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    Heli-hiking on Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand After the thwump-thwump sound of the helicopter has receded down the glacier, I’m left standing in a beautiful white silence. With half a dozen others and a guide I’ve got the next couple of hours to explore the upper reaches of Franz Josef Glacier, one of a pair... Read more »

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  • The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    May 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re looking to combine your next trip with a world-class festival or a mind-blowing carnival, then look no further. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present ten of the best parades, parties and processions across the world. Walking on the wild side at the Sydney Mardi... Read more »

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  • Eight wet and wild water adventures

    Eight wet and wild water adventures

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    From rafting to swimming, snorkelling and diving, here’s a few of our favourite water-based holidays around the world. Surfing at Raglan, New Zealand Don’t be surprised if you to come to the beach town of Raglan and stay for longer than intended. Many do. Experienced surfers are drawn by the reliable swells and one of... Read more »

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  • 10 things to do in Sydney for free

    10 things to do in Sydney for free

    April 29th, 2013Andy Turner
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    Thanks to the stratospheric rise of the aussie dollar, Sydney has now leapfrogged New York and London as one of the world’s most expensive cities. Almost every street seems to have a concept wine bar or Masterchef-style restaurant popping up and even scuzzy old Kings Cross has cleaned up its act. Yet while “Sydders” can... Read more »

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  • Ten perfect birdwatching trips

    Ten perfect birdwatching trips

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    Few travel moments illicit such a thrill as catching sight of a rare or beautiful bird emerging from its natural habitat. Here are a few of our favourite birdwatching holidays, from pigeons in Mauritius, to birds of paradise in New Guinea. Live among the birds of prey at Dadia, Greece As you begin the hour-long... Read more »

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  • Four authentic Aboriginal experiences in Australia

    Four authentic Aboriginal experiences in Australia

    April 22nd, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Whether you are keen to learn more about their art and customs, such as the many dances of the corroboree ceremony or the songs of The Dreaming, or simply want an authentic trip to Uluru, there are no better guides to Australia’s outback than the many Aboriginal peoples who have lived her for millennia. All... Read more »

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  • Ten great places to see animals up close

    Ten great places to see animals up close

    April 15th, 2013Site Editor
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    There’s few more thrilling travel experiences than getting up close and personal with animals in their natural environment. Here, taken from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, are ten ideas for nature lovers around the world. Whether it’s wolves in Wyoming or jellyfish in Palau, there’s all kinds of experiences... Read more »

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  • The world’s least-visited countries

    The world’s least-visited countries

    April 8th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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