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The Big Interview: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the USA
Many travellers consider hitchhiking to be a dying art, a once-celebrated form of authentically experiencing a country – particularly the…
A Rainy Overlanding Accident in Uganda, Africa
People often use the phrase ‘falling in love’ when they talk about Africa. I can’t say I was in complete…
5 Things I Learned Diving with Crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove
Crocosaurus Cove is the only place in Australia where you can dive with saltwater crocodiles. We went along to see what it’s all about.
Captivated in Kakadu: An Otherworldly Experience
A trip to Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory showed us a wild, incredible place unlike any other in the world.
5 Days Touring the Northern Territory
Dave Owen has just returned from an epic trip to Australia’s Northern Territory. We asked him some questions about the trip.
An American Intern in London: A Tale of Two Shoes
We’ve got a new American intern in the office, who’s seeing London for the first time, so we asked her to write about her experiences!
What It’s Actually Like to Get Dengue Fever When Travelling
Your chances of getting ill when you’re travelling are slim, but it can happen. Dengue fever can be particularly nasty, as Daisy discovered the hard way.
How to Not Get Shot at the Korean Demilitarised Zone
The Korean demilitarised zone is the potential front line for a new World War. This is what it was like to visit as a tourist from the South Korean side.
Arguments I Have with My Girlfriend While Deciding Where to Travel Together
Being in a relationship and travelling together can be truly wonderful. It can also make it near-impossible to decide where the hell to go.
Exploring Iguassu Falls, South America’s Most Spectacular Natural Wonder
Iguassu Falls is the biggest waterfall system in the world and a must-visit for anybody making the journey to either Brazil or Argentina.
Backpackers’ Guide to Climbing Kilimanjaro
How to Survive Climbing Kilimanjaro Out of the van we clambered, 14 whiter than white tourists ready to experience a…
Exploring the Ghost Towns of Chernobyl
The 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster has created a morbidly fascinating tourist attraction in the form of its Exclusion Zone and ghost towns.
India’s Forgotten People: Visiting a Modern Day Leprosy Colony
Many people believe that leprosy is an extinct illness, but it still affects people around the world. This is what it’s like to visit a leprosy colony in India.
The Wonder of Hitchhiking in Iceland
It’s considered by many to be dangerous, but hitchhiking in Iceland is part of the culture, and a perfect way to see this amazing country.
An Astounding Week Backpacking in Israel
Israel doesn’t appear on many travel bucket lists, but it’s full of incredible sights and experiences that you really won’t find anywhere else in the world.
The Benefits of Interning in Bali at a Startup
Internships abroad are a brilliant way to gain valuable experience while travelling the world, and there are few better places to do it than Bali.
Confessions of a Summer Camp Counselor
Glorious summer sunshine in a lush valley, a host of new friends, amazing kids and a four-month US visa; does…
A Drive Through Norway’s Sognefjellsvegen
Sognefjellsvegen is a beautiful highway in Norway, the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe and a contender for most breathtaking road trip.
Arguments I Had with My Girlfriend While Travelling Together
Travelling with a partner can be the best way to see the world, or it can make you argue over nonsense. My girlfriend and I argued over nonsense.
Out of Season in China’s Bamboo Sea
China is full of strange natural sights, among them the Bamboo Sea, a vast forest of bamboo plants, deserted outside of peak tourist season.
Bees, Caves & Castles: Secrets of Slovenia
Many people pass over Slovenia in favour of Croatia or Italy. Big mistake! Here are just a handful of reasons you should visit Slovenia.
Exploring Colombia’s Ciudad Perdida, the Unknown Machu Picchu
A million people a year visit Machu Picchu, but only 8,000 see Ciudad Perdida, Colombia’s ‘Lost City.’ This is true off-the-beaten-track travel.
Life, Love, and Music at Calgary Stampede
Canada’s Calgary Stampede is the world’s richest rodeo, and a party like no other on Earth. This is what it’s like to experience it for yourself.
What Not to Do if Someone Wees on You in the Shanghai Subway
Using the toilet in China can be a troubling experience, especially when someone decides to do their business on a busy subway train.
Having a Wee on the Texas State Line
Road trips are an amazing way to travel, but they can lead to getting caught short in awkward places. Like needing a wee on the Texas State Line.
On Board the Trans-Siberian Railway
9,258km, 28 days, three countries, 10 time zones and five overnight stops. The Trans-Siberian Railway is an epic journey like no other.
Preparing for a PADI Course in Vietnam
Scuba diving is one of the best things you’ll ever do, but getting PADI open water certified can be daunting. Here’s what you should expect.
Discovery Diving in the Great Barrier Reef
Many people visit Australia without seeing the Great Barrier Reef, even though snorkeling and diving there can be the experience of a lifetime.
Trapped in a Cable Car with a Travel Idiot
A quick story about being trapped on a Hong Kong cable car with one of the most horrible kinds of traveller you can meet: the privileged idiot.
Exploring the Sacred Temples of Hampi
The temples of Hampi in southern India form one of the most beautiful, sacred archaeological sites in the world, just waiting to be discovered.
Vietnam and Cambodia on Two Wheels
Vietnam and Cambodia are popular gap year destinations, but few people travel across them by push bike. Becky Khalil did exactly that.
What it’s Like to Go on a Serengeti Safari
Life is tough in the Serengeti, but so damn exciting. Going on safari is a waiting game, but when you get you’re reward, it is totally worth it.
Climbing Volcanoes in the Atacama Desert
We can’t condone copying this adventure into the wilds of the Atacama, climbing up the side of active volcanoes and dodging puma attacks.
You’re Never Too Old to Hit the Slopes
Is 30 years old too late to go skiing for the first time? Chloe, a seasoned adventurer and daredevil, decided to hit the slopes and find out for herself.
How To Survive Getting Lost in the Amazon
Lost in the Amazon rainforest with a shaman might not be your idea of a good time. But for Tars Ramsey, it was the adventure of a lifetime.
5 Things I Learned Au Pairing in Vienna
Au pairing in a foreign country can be a brilliant way to travel and learn another language. You’d be surprised what you learn about yourself along the way.
Hitting the Christmas Slopes in Japan
When Vicki found herself missing her family at Christmas on her gap year in Japan she decided to distract herself. By hitting the slopes!
The Long Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
The Annapurna Base Camp trek isn’t as well-known as Everest, but offers an amazing journey through the Himalayas. Find out how to do it.
Experiencing a Safari Tour in the Serengeti
Gap year travel expert Sarah Wroblewska has just returned from a incredible safari in the Serengeti, and here tells us all about it!
Avoiding IS and the Taliban in Afghanistan
Beleaguered for decades, Afghanistan remains one of the world’s most volatile and dangerous places, as discovered by this intrepid traveller.
Marie Naffah’s Ode To The Gap Year
Your plans to go straight to university have fallen through. Singer/songwriter Marie Naffah explores why a gap year is a great option.
A Day Trip Around Chernobyl and Pripyat
Chernobyl is one of the most infamous destinations in the world, the scene of a nuclear disaster that makes for a sombre, captivating visit.
How Not To Get High in Amsterdam
A lot of backpackers go to Amsterdam to visit a coffee shop and smoke some legal weed. Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out.
A Guide To Taking A Short Gap Year
Want the gap year experience but only have a university break or work holiday window? Sounds like it’s time to take a short gap year!
Sublime Summer Days in Stockholm
Summer days in Stockholm can feel like something ripped from a story, and one writer went in search of her favourite character: Pippi Longstocking.
Scandi-Baltic Castles, Vikings, and Hipsters
Join us on a Scandi-Baltic Adventure from Lithuania’s capital Vilnius over 8 days to Latvia, Sweden, Finland and Estonia with tour operator Busabout.
A Magical Orangutan Encounter in Borneo
Orangutans are one of the most amazing animals to encounter in the world, making Borneo a travel and conservation hotspot. Here’s one account of meeting orangutans.
Going In Search of Wild Komodo Dragons
The English have a bit of an obsession with dragons, and one man decided to go in search of them for real, taking him all the way to a trek through Komodo National Park.
A Train Journey Into the Wilds of Norway
Norway has some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and one of the best ways to see it is by train. Let us take you on a journey into the Norwegian wilds.
Discover Beautiful Cambodia (and Thailand)
Visit Cambodia and Thailand for temples, treasures, canals, the chaos of Bangkok, and the stunning beauty of Cambodia. We honestly don’t understand what you’re waiting for.
A Hungover Trip to The Top of The World
Travellers always want to find something new, but few stray as far north as the Arctic. Here’s a short account of making the perilous journey with a bad hangover.
Egypt: A Wild Ride Through the Desert
We take you off road on a wild ride through the sprawling Sinai desert in Egypt. Prepare for a rambling adventure with quad bikes, camels, stargazing, and tea.
A Night’s Sleep in a Tokyo Capsule Hotel
A capsule hotel is a must-do on any trip to Japan – Vicky reports back from her experience of one of Japan’s most convenient, quirky, and surprisingly peaceful traditions.
Searching for Bears in Bull River, Canada
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.
Law Work and Culture Shock in Ghana
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.
Holy Cows and Yoga Teaching in India
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.
A Tremendous Two Weeks Touring Burma
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.
A Gruelling Bike Trip Across Mexico
Some people organise a bake sale, others run marathons. Marco Barcella decided to cycle 600km across Mexico in eight exhausting days to raise money for his chosen charity.
A Super USA Summer Camp Adventure
You might not see yourself as an intrepid traveller, but working at a summer camp in the USA can be the perfect way to break away from home, make friends, and see the world.