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8 Small Towns in New Zealand the Guidebooks Ignore

8 Small Towns in New Zealand the Guidebooks Ignore

There’s far more to see in New Zealand than Auckland, Christchurch, hobbit homes from Lord of the Rings, and Milford Sound. Jenn Miller shares 8 off-the-beaten-path destinations around New Zealand’s North and South Islands worth renting a car and venturing away from the main tourist trail.

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Working Holiday Visas in Australia and How It All Works

Working Holiday Visas in Australia and How It All Works

The age limit for Australia’s famous working holiday visa program’s about to be extended to 35, and it’s definitely something you should consider. BootsnAll’s Julie Blakely’s just returned from Australia with all the details of how you can make a living while you travel in Oz.

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A Day in the Life: New Zealand

A Day in the Life: New Zealand

What’s a day in New Zealand really like? Jenn Miller shares her experience exploring green hills, fern forests, fjords and gemstone beaches with her family.

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12 Ways to Combat the Solo Traveler Blues

12 Ways to Combat the Solo Traveler Blues

Solo traveling is incredibly rewarding, but even the most independent travelers get broad-sided with loneliness at times. Denise Esser shares 12 tips on combating the lone traveler blues to help ensure that your solo journey will be an unforgettable experience.

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On Tragedy, Love, and Hope: Stories from Two Italian Castles

On Tragedy, Love, and Hope: Stories from Two Italian Castles

Architectural monuments embody centuries of history, but for Sara Whitestone the parallel stories of love lost told by two Italian castles sent her on a journey of hopeful discovery.

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From Maine to Spain & Everything In Between

From Maine to Spain & Everything In Between

The beauty of traveling is that it’s different for everyone, including Alexandra Sagan Pope who ventured from Maine to Spain and back again.

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8 Reasons To Visit Belgrade Now

8 Reasons To Visit Belgrade Now

From hosting Southeast Europe’s biggest beer festivals to housing one of the world’s largest cathedrals, Belgrade’s historic streets and cultural events rival many of Europe’s great cities.

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10 Top Tips to Great Travel Photos

10 Top Tips to Great Travel Photos

The difference between holiday snapshots and great travel photography is your ability to capture the feel or mood of a scene rather than simply take a picture of a place. Kathryn Weir provides us with a quick checklist of very simple steps to greatly improve your photographic outcome and record your particular journey.

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Elections, Eels, Castles, and Cathedrals

Elections, Eels, Castles, and Cathedrals

When Sara Whitestone, an ESL teacher at a university in the United States, had a chance to visit some of her students in France, she jumped at the chance. Read what happens when her students became her teachers.

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5 Unmissable Thai Dishes

5 Unmissable Thai Dishes

You’ve not tried Thai food in its best and most unadulterated form until you’ve been to Thailand. Chris Wotton recommends the best local spots to try five unmissable dishes in the bustling capital of Bangkok.

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Voluntary Vacation: Hostel Hopping in Guatemala

Voluntary Vacation: Hostel Hopping in Guatemala

Many of us dream of taking a year off to travel in exotic locales and live the life of a vagabond, and Jonathon Engels gives tips on how to do just that by volunteering at hostels all around Guatemala.

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Beyond Borsch: Different Flavors of Russia

After deciding to move to Russia, one of the first questions friends and family would ask career ex-pat Jonathon Engels was “What are you going to eat?”, and now, nine months into his contract, he’s put together a collection of great Russian treats that all visitors should try.

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The Best of Oz: 10 Reasons to Go to Australia Now

The Best of Oz: 10 Reasons to Go to Australia Now

Australia is really far away, and more expensive than lots of cool destinations. So why go? Brooke Schoenman has 10 reasons Australia is worth a trip, despite the extra cash and time on the plane.

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7 Reasons New Zealand is Perfect for Indie Travelers

7 Reasons New Zealand is Perfect for Indie Travelers

New Zealand: Indie Travel Paradise? Whitney Cox shares why New Zealand’s an ideal destination for long-term indie travel–reason #1–it’s nearly impossible to get lost.

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Win Free Travel from BootsnAll and World Nomads This Halloween

Win Free Travel from BootsnAll and World Nomads This Halloween

Make this Halloween the best ever with free travel treats and a chance to win a free trip to Cambodia, Central Europe or Egypt. This year we’re partnering with World Nomads and Intrepid Travel (and some other great brands) to share free travel resources, and award one lucky winner with an awesome, expenses-paid escape. Read on for more details about the treats, the trips, and how you can win!

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Getting to Know the Sharks in Guadalupe Island, Mexico

Getting to Know the Sharks in Guadalupe Island, Mexico

Maurice D. Valentine’s overcome his fears and misconceptions about Great White Sharks in Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Now he’s got to finish making his movies. But are the sharks trying to tell him something? And who’s that crazy striped shark racing and wheeling for bait?

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3 Australian Road Trips to Plan Your Trip Around

3 Australian Road Trips to Plan Your Trip Around

Australia is a country that begs to be driven, from the Great Ocean Road, to the coast of Western Australia, right up through the Outback and the Red Center; Jenn Miller invites you to take a week, or a month, or six months, and explore beyond the highlights of Australia!

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An Ex-Soldier’s 3 Essentials for Safe Travel

An Ex-Soldier’s 3 Essentials for Safe Travel

If you really want to learn how to see the world and take calculated risks like a pro, ask an ex-soldier. Danny Kaine shares his essential safeguards for travelers.

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How I Rented a Campervan for $1/day in Australia

How I Rented a Campervan for $1/day in Australia

Want to travel in Australia for less? Nina Ragusa shares how she relocated from Melbourne to Darwin in a Mercedes Benz campervan for $1/day.

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9 World Class Wine Regions in New Zealand

9 World Class Wine Regions in New Zealand

Many of New Zealand’s archipelago of varied landscapes and climates are perfect for hiking, kayaking, all kinds of exploring, and surprise, surprise–for wine production. Whitney Cox explores nine of the Island of the Long White Cloud’s tastiest wine regions.

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