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So you've booked your trip, now what?

So you've finally done it, after what seems like a lifetime of looking, deliberating, and planning, you've booked your trip – and aren't you chuffed with yourself? Too right! So now you're definitely going you can relax, right? Hmm, wait a minute, when was the last time you actually saw your passport? Do you know if you need any vaccinations before you go? Do you even own a backpack? Doing your pre-holiday prep will ensure everything is in order before you fly, and will leave you free to...

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Top 10 Must-Sees in New Zealand

New Zealand frequently tops polls as one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide. Is it the scenery? A hike on the coast track through Abel Tasman National Park might make you think so. Is it the food? Dine in Wellington and you’d be tempted to say yes. Is it the outdoor activity? Well, this is the home of extreme sports (the world's first commercial bungee jump opened here in 1988)… Whatever it is, this amazing country will certainly give you a trip to remember!

 

Backpacker Iona...

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Party like a local: Festivals & events not to miss!

Ever wanted to combine your travels with an epic national festival? Well you can! We've mapped out some of our favourite events going on throughout the year in some top travel destinations for you to plan your travels around to make that trip of a lifetime extra awesome...

 

31st December 2017/1st January 2018 - New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia

 

Want to make sure your New Year's Eve this year goes with a bang? There's really only one place in the world you should be then. Sydney's NYE...

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'Because I said so!' - Three case studies of young travellers with advice from their parents...

So you've had a think about what you're doing with life, studies, your career, the future, and you're still none the wiser, but one thing's for sure – you want to travel. Whether you want to spend a week basking in the Balinese sunshine, or go on a round-the-world year-long trip, there's just one thing standing in your way: your parents...

Perhaps your mum is a perpetual worrier, or your dad thinks you could do with a few more street smarts before heading out into the big, wide world. It's...

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Top Travel Safety Tips

So you’re about to jet off on an amazing trip to the other side of the world and you can barely contain your excitement – excellent, that’s exactly how you should be feeling! But now that your family knows you’re going for definite and the fear of waving off their little pumpkin (all 6’2” of you) to mysterious and unknown lands has set in, they’ll need some reassurance you’ll be able to look after yourself while you’re away. So read our top tips for staying safe on your travels, remember and...

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Top 5 things to do in Cape Town

Our Sales and Operations Manager Jane recently spent a busy two weeks in South Africa. She's no stranger to the Rainbow Nation - Jane has actually been to South Africa three times and says that it's one of her favourite destinations becuase of the amazing wildlife, food and wine!

As many of our programmes start, end or are based in Cape Town, Jane thought she would share her top tips for things to do in the Mother City…

 

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South...

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Top Grade Escapes

If the last few months of your life have been dominated by post-it notes, text books, and highlighters, chances are you’re now breathing a sigh of relief as you wave goodbye to revision notes and draughty gym halls for another year. So, exams done and dusted, you can look forward to a bit of chill out in the sunshine – hurrah! But wait, where is the sunshine? Oh well, you might get a few good days over the next couple of weeks – better make some indoor plans just in case though.

OR…

You could...

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Backpacking v Glampacking

While we’re all unique in our own way, whether you’re a surfer that craves a bit of culture in your downtime or a bookworm with a penchant for paragliding, when it comes to travel there really are only two camps that any of us fall into: backpacker or glampacker. You’d be forgiven for thinking the only distinguishable difference between these two breeds boils down to the practicality of the luggage they bring with them on their holidays, but you’d be wrong. Although with common interests:...

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Why your next trip should be to Costa Rica!

You know that feeling of ultimate life affirmation, with the sun beating down on your skin, soft warm sand beneath your toes, and a world so colourful and serene that nothing else in the universe compares to this unique and exquisite moment in time? If your answer is no, then you probably haven’t been to Costa Rica before.

The most biologically intense place on Earth, according to National Geographic, Costa Rica is home to some of the most spectacular vistas and incredible species in the...

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Top twelve in two!

Fancy a holiday? Us too! But we know what you’re thinking – you’ve only got a couple of weeks’ annual leave left at work, your bank balance has seen better days, and your mates have all made other plans – looks like another trip to Benidorm then...

Stop! You deserve better than that. Just because you can’t put your life on hold for six months, or don’t have the budget to jet off around the world for a year, it doesn’t mean to say you can’t travel further than the ‘Costa del all inclusive’ –...

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