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A Parent's Guide to a Gap Year

Your child has decided to go on a gap year, and now you can't stop worrying. What if they run out of money, what about stranger danger?! Well, believe it or not, there really is no need to worry.

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Begging on the Cambodian Border

Travelling the world is usually an eye-opening experiencing for many, but for Hannah Thompson it was the street children of Cambodia who stayed with her the most.


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Stop elephants going extinct - go on safari

African elephants extinct in decade

African elephants could go extinct in the wild within a decade, according to some experts, unless poaching of these iconic animals for the ivory trade can be stopped for good.

Best places to view the 2015 solar eclipse

Best places to view the solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse is coming to the United Kingdom! Make sure you don't miss out by using our guide to the very best places to witness this incredible celestial event.


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Africa Cup of Nations’ Most Colourful Fans Featured Image

Africa Cup of Nations' Colourful Fans

The Africa Cup of Nations 2015 has started, offering a display of the world's most colourful football fans, and reminding everyone of the good things Africa has to offer.

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Photos: Harbin Snow & Ice Festival

Harbin Snow & Ice Festival in China celebrates all things winter, with giant ice castles, frozen sculptures, and more Christmas lights than Oxford Street. We rounded up the best Instagram photos.


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Featured Blogs

  • Getting used to backpacking again...

    "I have to get out of here. This is so not the scene for me. If I wanted to spend all my time with gringos I would have just stayed in the UK."

  • Stupid Hippies in Ubud, Bali

    "The girls in my hostel room are actually unbearable. I don’t think I’ve ever said that about anyone before. ‘Tatiana’, ‘Sparkle’ and ‘unidentified’ are not my kind of people."

  • It’s More Fun in the Philippines

    "By day we'd go snorkelling, fish with line and relax on deck with the rum flowing. By night we'd moor at a desert island and cook up the fish on a fire as we watch the sun set."


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