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[READ] Naked for Satan

What do empty Coke bottles and being locked out of my room naked have in common? Hot and tired, back aching from the long walk, I slide my heavy backpack up to the counter of the ‘hostel’ I’d booked. I began to tell them I had a booking, and
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Budget Mexico Guide: Mexico City

Guide to Mexico City: Things to do, best places to eat and stay and how to get around MEXICO CITY Mexico City is the multicultural melting pot of Mexico.  Some of the strongest Mexican culture can be found in this bustling, sinking city. It’s
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Budget Mexico Guide: Oaxaca

Oaxaca Guide: Oaxaca City, San Jose del Pacifico, Puerto Escondido and Mazunte/Zipolite STATE OF OAXACA Oaxaca is a magical place. Not as many tourists get here as it’s not so much on the main tourist path. But boasting some of the
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So you want to become an expat?

These are your first steps to become an expat So, you’ve concluded your home country just isn’t for you and you’re going to throw the towel in and move abroad. Don’t worry, I do this every few years or so. You’ve decided where you want to go and
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Hermoso San Cristobal in Photos

[Photos] The beauty of San Cristobal San Cristobal, nestled in the lush mountains of Chiapas, is easily one of the prettiest places I stayed in Mexico. The narrow cobblestone streets and brightly coloured buildings made a bountiful canvas for
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Budget Mexico Guide: Chiapas

Chiapas Guide: San Cristobal, Tuxtla and Palenque CHIAPAS The multi-cultural and lush state of Chiapas is home to 12 of the 62 indigenous groups officially recognised by the Mexican government. From the beautiful ruins of Palenque, the bright
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Budget Mexico Guide: Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula: Cancun, Isla Holbox and Playa Del Carmen THE YUCATAN The Yucatan is like a huge playground for water-related activities. Everyone here can find something they will love. In this area of Mexico you can see baby turtles
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Guide: Skiing in the French Alps

Beat the Winter Blues by Skiing in the French Alps If you are going to have to endure a few more weeks of winter, what better way to enjoy it by skiing in the French Alps? Get high in the mountains! In the mountains you will feel it is a true
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Budget Guide: Medellin

Best Budget Guide to Medellin, Colombia Medellin has always been a destination that made my heart beat a bit faster. I’m not ashamed of admitting that all those books and stories I’ve read about the ill-famed cocaine kingpin Pablo
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Budget Guide: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

The Best Guide for doing Isla Mujeres, Mexico to the Max, on the Cheap Whenever I think back to my time on Isla Mujeres, I’ll get a little teary smile on my face. It was some of my best times travelling, and since I got stuck there for months I
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[READ] When a Stranger Saves your Butt

A Collaboration: Random Acts of Kindness from a Stranger With everything that’s going on in politics right now, I felt compelled to try to remember the good things in the world. The little things that help you remember what a beautiful
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Bora Bora Island: Travel Tips and Advice

Best Guide for Travelling to Bora Bora Island The following is a guest post by Marie Nieves, check out her bio down below! French Polynesia has been blessed with a jewel. Well, Bora Bora is actually known as the Pearl of the Pacific and is
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The Local’s List: Things to do in Sydney

Free things to do in Sydney that only the locals know about Want to get off-the-beaten-path in Sydney? Sick of being just another person in a busy crowd taking photos of the Opera House? Well, I have the blog post for you! Here’s a collation of
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[WATCH] A Day in Da Lat, Vietnam

Waterfall Canyoning in Da Lat, an Adventurous Day! Da Lat surprised us from the minute we stepped off the bus. This quaint French-influenced town had so much to offer. Nestled in amongst the rainforest adorned mountains, it’s a place many
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[READ] Mexico and a Painful Love

  To Mexico, with Love… It’s happening again, I can’t stop this painful love. Every time I think it’s going well, I fuck it up again. It’s been an entire relationship of unhappiness and I can’t understand how it got to this and why I can’t
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Free or Cheap Things to do in Mazunte

6 Ridiculously Cheap (or Free) Things to do in Mazunte, Mexico Mazunte is known as the sleepy beach town near surfer-lovers Puerto Escondito. It’s common for backpackers to party and surf it up in Puerto and then head to Mazunte for some much
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The Best Cenotes Near Tulum

The Very Best Cenotes around Tulum and Playa Del Carmen Cenotes are created when the limestone ground cover of underground river systems collapse in, creating an entry point. There are over 4,000 known cenotes in the Riviera Maya region and so
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[Photos] Getting my Hobbiton Hustle on

A photo series of the most adorable movie set ever! Hobbiton is a place to visit even if you aren’t a Lord of the Rings fan. I was fascinated by seeing the movie set because I am in the industry, but TBH anyone and everyone would have a
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7 Reasons to Visit New Zealand in Spring

Why visit New Zealand during the spring off-season: September, October and November? If you think it’s only worth going to New Zealand during the summer or winter, think again. Spring is one of the most beautiful times to see the country,
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[Photos] Day of the Dead in Mexico

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Oaxaca; a day to remember loved ones who have passed I heard it said we die two times. The first is that final breath and when nobody speaks our names aloud we die a second death  – Lift souls on the
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Budget Guide for NZ; North Island

Budget Guide for a 3 week Road Trip on the North Island New Zealand is the most breathtaking and beautiful country I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit. Bursting with colour and vibrance, New Zealand’s aura is lush and green. But with beauty
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15 Free Things to do in NZ, North Island

Awesome Free Things to do in New Zealand on the North Island Northland 1. Check out Cape Reinga lighthouse ‘Te Rerenga Wairua’ in Māori language means the leaping-off place of spirits. There’s a tree here known to be where spirits
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[Photos] Volcanoes and Hot Springs of Rotorua

Beautiful Photography of the Geo-Thermal Activity in the most Volcanic Town in New Zealand Rotorua is a geo-thermal wonderland. Encased by volcanoes, hot springs and explosive geysers and set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape in New
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Rubbish Rant; A Complaint Letter

Dear Trashy Tourists, Recently I went for a hike around the picturesque Royal National Park, just outside of Sydney and just as I was beginning the hike I saw a pile of coffee cups and cans dumped on the ground next to the entry. Seriously…?
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10 of the Dumbest Tourists Ever

10 seriously culturally insensitive tourists Since I’ve been working in the News, I keep hearing about all these seriously dumb things tourists are doing while they’re travelling. Something about being overseas seems to lower peoples
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Eco-Travel Tips from World Travellers

5 Bloggers Tell me their Ultimate Tips for Green Travel The more we travel, the more we feel in touch with the Earth. Eco-travel is a subject close to my heart and many a travel blogger feel the same. So if you’re in the market for some
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Trashed Cars of the NT Photoblog

 Beautiful burnt out cars in the Northern Territory Everyone has a weird thing that they secretly like… For me it’s abandoned and graffitied things. I find a simple beauty in burnt out cars; the way the windows shatter into tiny
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How to find a job in Australia

The ultimate backpackers guide: Find a job in Australia I have collated all of this information by asking my many Couchsurfers and friends, as well as posting in Facebook groups and asking there. I have also used some of my own personal
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Photos from the VIVID Festival of Light

Amazing Timelapse Photography from VIVID 2016 Every year I brave the bitter cold, rainy and windy weather to walk around Sydney Harbour for a couple of hours to check out VIVID festival. It’s easily one of my favourite free gigs that
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Guide to the Northern Territory

Budget Itinerary; three weeks from Darwin to Uluru THE NORTHERN TERRITORY I never knew that dirt could be so magical! But, in the “red centre” it is exactly that. Starkly juxtaposed next to the soft greens of the shrubs and gumtrees, this
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Barunga Festival: A Cultural Playground

Barunga Festival: Music, Sport and Culture WATCH: A Day in the Barunga Festival, plus a trip to Bitter Springs and Katherine.  The Brunga Festival has been around for over 30 years, bringing strong local culture to the wider Australian people.
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Guide to Darwin and Surrounds

Budget Guide for two weeks around Darwin, Litchfield, Kakadu and Katherine THE NORTHERN TERRITORY I’m going to go ahead an assume you’re interested in the NT for the adventure, the beautiful red dirt, nature, culture, hiking, maybe a bit of
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[WATCH] A Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Motorbiking Around Thailand for a Day During Yi Peng Chiang Mai is a hot tourist destination and one loved by backpackers and expats alike. With cheap food, motorbike hire and hostels, but great internet, Chiang Mai is deeply rooted on the
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Budget Guide: Cuba

Complete Suggested Itinerary for One Month in Cuba From one end of the island to the other! Looking to travel Cuba on a budget? Need tips and advice on where to stay and what to do? Cuba is ridiculously cheap as long as you’re prepared to live
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VIVID Light Festival Timelapse

Epic Photographs from VIVID Light, Music, Ideas Festival 2015 VIVID is one of my favourite festivals in Sydney, and it’s FREE. Every year in the miserable cold months, City of Sydney lights up with sound and movement. It brings everyone
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Nostalgic Photos from Glebe Tram Sheds

A Sydney relic, captured days before it was closed and locked down Rozelle Tram Depot was one of those mysterious, abandoned places that everyone had heard about, but only a few had actually been. Considered by some as a waste of space and a sad
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[WATCH] A Day in Sydney, Australia

Video of a Day Being a Sydney Tourist in Fast-Forward Winter in Sydney can be boring sometimes, it’s definitely not as vibrant and exciting as the Summer months. But there are things to do. Check out what I did with one day in Sydney. If
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[READ] A Disturbing Train in Tokyo

A Guy Tries to Commit Suicide on my Train in Japan At some point in my travels I’d mentally noted that Japan was said to have an unusually high suicide rate amongst its citizens, especially men. Jumping in front of the bullet trains was so
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Budget Guide: Japan

Itinerary for 2 weeks in Japan Japan is definitely a place where you don’t have to travel too far to be able to experience their country to the full. We had just over 2 weeks so we travelled south of Tokyo (all the way to Beppu) but if you only
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Golden Week in Japan: Fun or Hectic?

‘Should I go to Japan During Golden Week?’ Hard questions you may be asking before you book your ticket. I myself decided to head to Tokyo right in the middle of Golden Week, despite reading countless blogs telling me not to. I did
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[READ] Word Reflections, Ep 1: Creativity

Musings over a single word that has meant something  to me Creative… Creativity… I have a long history with this particular word. A love/hate relationship. From the moment I could pick up a pencil my mother told me I was creative and encouraged
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[WATCH] A Day in Beppu, Japan

Video of a Full Day Being a Tourist in Beppu  ‘The Hot Spring City’ Beppu, down on the southernmost part of Japan, is a great destination for travellers wanting to get a really authentic feel for Japan while escaping the crowds. It
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[WATCH] A Day in Kyoto, Japan

Video of a Full Day Being a Tourist in Kyoto Fast-Forwarded to 2.5 Minutes This video was put together three years ago after I visited Japan for the first time in 2013. I had always intended to do a segment on my blog called ‘A Day
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[WATCH] A Day in Baracoa, Cuba

Video of a Day Trekking around Baracoa with a GoPro on my Head Baracoa is on the far Eastern tip of Cuba and is one of the more difficult places to get to in Cuba. If you’re wondering wether it’s worth the long and difficult trip to
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8 Ways Yoga Can Change Your Life

8 Ways Yoga Significantly Changed my Life for the Better I’m just going to give a little shout out to Yoga here, since it’s given me so, very much. I used to be one of those people that wanted to be able to exercise, but just couldn’t push
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Great Barrier Reef: Wonder of Nature

The Great Barrier Reef: The Only Living Creature Visible from Space Recently Roxana from Travel n Escapes contacted me to ask if I’d like for her to do a guest post on my blog. I told her to send through her ideas and what we came up
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[READ] Surfing with Lead

What does surfing and two AK-47s have in common? In the quiet backpacker town of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua, Mad Mike was at war with the locals. He was one of those loud-mouth Americans who’d moved to Central America, threw a bunch of cash
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Tips to Travel Cambodia on the Cheap

How to Save Money and Keep Costs Down in Cambodia Cambodia is already ridiculously cheap, and this is just one of the reasons why it’s such a great country to travel. The people are friendly and welcoming and there is a distinct lack of rules,
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[WATCH] Journey of a Postcard

What happens when a postcard is lost for six years, and then finally hand delivered to its rightful owner? I write this hung over, with a pounding headache and a sore neck. But I am very excited to tell this story, for it is one with substance
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[READ] A Dangerous Drive

The Scariest Motorbike Ride I’ve Ever Experienced Exhausted I alight the bus just outside of Sihanoukville. It had been an extremely long day after riding a van of death from Siem Reap on the opposite end of Cambodia. Tuk tuk drivers were
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Budget Guide: Cambodia

A Budget Guide for 2 Weeks in Cambodia Cambodia is very popular on the South East Asia trail, and with gorgeous local people, cheap food and hardly any rules, it’s an easy place to love. The Khmer people have been through hell and back during
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People of Cambodia: A Photo Essay

Photoblog: Way of Life in Cambodia I found Cambodian people to be some of the kindest and consistently happy in the world, and I know that I’m not alone in this thought. The children play in the streets and everyone helps each other out.
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Follow Me Through Cambodia

16 crazy, beautiful, ‘off the beaten path’ personal experiences I had in Cambodia I travel extreme and on a budget; I endeavour to find the cheapest possible way to do anything. And travelling like this usually means I end up in sticky
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[READ] Death Ride in Cambodia

A story about a time I was SURE I would die It was a hot, sticky day in Siem Reap, like every other day. The heat was beginning to get to me. I’d compared prices around the tourist offices and found a ticket for an “express” van that cost little
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How to Be a (Super Cool) Green Traveller

Mastering Not Being an Asshole              – and Why it’s Important Step outside into nature for a minute. You can hear her breathe, feel her light kiss on your skin. She’s so beautiful; every single part of her is breathtaking. This is
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Photos: Children of Cambodia

Anyone who’s been to Cambodia will understand that there is something special about the children there. Their smiles are infectious, their friendly demeanour rubs off on you. A lot of the children learn English in school and revel at the
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8 Life-Changing Things Asia Taught Me

Bali: How to Drive an Automatic Scooter After having the poop scared out of me from being doubled on the back of my boyfriends motorbike in high school, I vowed that those devil-machines just weren’t for me and was never going on one again. Then
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Festival Survival Tips

Tips and Tricks to get the most out of your Festival Experience Festival Realities So you spent all your money on the ticket and now you’ve got no dinero to party when the date rolls around. Need some unique tips on how to get the most out of
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Colourful Cuba: A Photographic Rainbow

This article originally featured on The Poor Explorer Blog. Alluring, majestic Cuba. One of the most colourful and textured places to capture with a camera. Mess and madness in every corner, yet method to the madness.  As you scroll through you
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Beautiful Black and White Photos of Cuba

This article originally featured on The Poor Explorer Blog. WARNING: The following will make you want to go to Cuba, immediately.  Photographing Cuba was one of the easiest gigs I’ve ever had. This gorgeous country is like a well-trained
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[READ] A Dingo’s Got my Sister!

This article originally featured on The Poor Explorer Blog. After the case beginning in 1980 when a small child disappeared from a campsite in Central Australia, the line, always said with a thick Australian accent, “A dingo ate my baby!” became
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Fun Photos from Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island: An Australian Wonderland Magnetic Island is alive with Australian birds and animals. I have never been to a place with such a high concentration of tame wildlife in such a small area before. There were thousands of semi-tame
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Breathtaking Photos from a Flight Over Taree

Fantastic Aerial Shots over Taree, Australia I had been pestering my family friend, Tez, for years to take me for a flight in his little passenger plane. He’s an aviation mechanic in Taree and owns a vintage Auster plane that is actually
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