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It’s no secret that Australia has some stupendously epic nightlife – they certainly know how to party Down Under - and one of the best spots is Surfers Paradise.
Food in Israel might not be its biggest attraction, but its signature dishes are so delicious, healthy, and unique, that it's the restaurants you might end up missing most of all when you leave.
The world is getting smaller, but it's still full of mystery. We explore some of the biggest, weirdest travel mysteries this planet has to offer, and see if we can uncover the truth.
Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of South America is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Here some things you absolutely need to know before you go there.
There are so many things to do in Java, yet it's not a popular stop on the backpacking trails. Here's a guide to help you make the most of this beautiful island in Indonesia.
Some backpackers can never imagine hanging up their hostel hat but, in your mid-twenties, is the hostel expiration date looming? Or are you never too old for a hostel?
The Gili Islands are a great gap year destination, whether you want to party hard or relax on beautiful beaches - or both! Here's a backpacking guide to the Gilis.
Iceland is one of the most photogenic countries on the planet. So you get amazing photos of epic landscapes, like these, but not always without people standing in front of them...
Canada's northern wilds are full of incredible wildlife, and none more fascinating and deadly than bears. One man recounts a harrowing trip to see them with his own eyes.
A five week law placement in Ghana was just enough to show Danica Mullarkey how different the lives of others could be to her own, and to work her hardest to help them improve.
The county of Suffolk, on the east coast of England, has been captured in stunning clarity by local photographer Liam Frankland in these dreamily surreal shots.
Keeping a blog is a great idea while on your gap year, but with so much going on it can be difficult to keep it up. Here are some tips to keep you blogging 'til the bitter end.
Conservation work in Zimbabwe is extensive and important, but often hindered by the attitudes of the government. Here's why it's worth ignoring the press and helping out.
Travel is all about broadening your horizons, and teaching yoga in India turned out to be an amazing way to discover the country and get in touch with an unknown spirituality.
An InterRail pass can put all of Europe at your itchy backpacking fingertips. Here's a firsthand guide to the best European destinations to visit if you're a gapper short on time.
Burma is the next big gap year destination, and from this brilliant account of a two week backpacking adventure through the country, you'll probably soon understand why.
Uruma Takezawa went on a long journey to discover himself, the world, and take some of the most stunning travel photographs you will ever see in your life.
Travelling for a long time can be difficult, for a lot of reasons, and a lot of things can put you on a plane straight home. Here are some tips to make sure that doesn't happen to you.
There's loads of things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey, whether you're on a short break or seeing it as part of a long backpacking tour. Here are the top attractions.
Nothing compares to the absurdly terrifying and absolutely exhilarating experience that is a bungee jump. To step off that platform is to win and lose a battle at the same time.