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We know one of the biggest worries of anyone wanting a gap year is how it'll affect their future career. Honestly, whichever way you look at it'll be positively, as Anna reveals.
Cormac Scanlan believes it's time to expose the ignorant and intolerant attitudes that divide tourism in Portugal's beautiful and historic Algarve region.
Air New Zealand have decorated a Boeing 777-300 with an image of Smaug, the treasure-hoarding dragon from the upcoming film: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Do you want a story of an 'authentic slum experience' to take home to your mates, but don't want to actually stay in a slum? Check this place in South Africa out...
Did you enter our awesome I'm a Backpacker... Get Me in There competition? Find out if your pic is in the running to win a trip to the Gold Coast in Australia...
A 5 step guide to avoid bringing shame to your country. British tourists have the worst reputation in the Algarve, but this advice is very much universal.