Guides

How to do the Larapinta Trail on the Cheap

Ultimate Guide: Planning the Larapinta Trail on the Cheap This is a list of budget tips to do the Larapinta Trail on the cheap, plus some commonly asked questions with budget-minded answers. Anyone can do a tour, but if you want to push yourself
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Guide: South Africa in 2 Weeks

How to Fit all of South Africa into 2 Weeks If it takes a long-haul flight to get yourself to South Africa, you want to see as much of this country as possible during your trip. It might be difficult to decide where to visit with so much on
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Travel Guide: Mexico Road Trip

Mexico Road Trip: Driving in Mexico The air was hot and thick and the sun beat down. My hangover hung on top of me like toxic air as I lay on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I was on Isla Mujeres in the Yucatan and it was the day
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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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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 Mexico Guide: Isla Mujeres

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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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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How to find a job in Australia

Find a job in Australia: the ultimate backpackers guide I have collated all of this information by asking my many Couchsurfers and friends, as well as posting in Facebook groups and asking there. Also, I’ve used some of my own personal
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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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Budget Guide: Cuba, from West to East

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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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 this mostly
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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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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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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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