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Experience The Best of Lisbon

Portugal’s capital is undoubtedly the perfect choice for a city break. Lisbon is often sunny, very affordable and is famous for its sweet pastries and trams. What more could you possibly want from a destination? There’s a huge amount of history and tradition in the beautifully tiled streets and Lisbon is an incredibly vibrant city…

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Exploring Ecuador

Ecuador is one of South America’s smaller countries, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in diversity. Whether you are seeking to immerse yourself in Latin culture, experience the rich history of the Incas or indulge in an adrenaline packed adventure, you will find it all here alongside much, much…

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Thailand: Don’t Just Be Another Brit Abroad

Thailand has long been considered the ‘go to place’ for the first time backpacker. Yet I think more and more people are starting to view a few months in Thailand as merely an extension of their annual holiday. Sadly, it has got to the point where for some, a backpackers holiday in Thailand involves little…

Wandering the beach on Tioman Island, Malaysia

Here’s Why Travelling Should Be Your Priority After Graduation

You’ve just spent 3, or even 4, years at university and, let’s be honest, a significant portion of that time was spent poring over books in the library (*browsing facebook*), leaving passive-aggressive notes for your messy flatmates and stressing out about all the work you haven’t done. It nears the end and everyone starts freaking…

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5 Cheap Things You Can Do in Texas

You’ve heard about Texas, you knew it was big, full of steak, and has giant cows called Buffalo. I saw big, I saw steaks, I saw big steaks. I unfortunately missed the buffalo, a source of great embarrassment to me. Here are five things I did see in Texas, and not one of them was…

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Auvergne: France’s Best Kept Secret

From the top of the volcano you can see the entire region. The scenery is magnificent and the air is so pure that you can almost hear your lungs thanking you. You see that bottle of Volvic in your hand? You’re standing on the very ground that produced it, technically making it local produce. Welcome…

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Why Trinity Kitchen in Leeds is a Haven for Foodies

Thought street dining was only for exotic countries and the occasional food market installation in London? Think again. Trinity Kitchen in Leeds is heaven on earth for lovers of food from around the globe. This little patch of heaven is located in the newly built Trinity Centre at the heart of Leeds city centre, easy…

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5 Things to do in Ubud

Want to be surrounded by drunk Aussies and sunburnt tourists off their faces on shrooms? Then stop reading right now and book your flights to Kuta Bali. Ubud is at the heart of this tiny island and soared to recognition thanks to Julia Roberts and her quest for the ‘pray’ section of her eat, pray,…

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Butterflies and Buddhism in Penang

As the rush hour traffic dies down and the city starts to cool off, an aromatic blend of garlic and spices starts to fill the air. Local food stall owners fire up huge woks and chop away at mountains of fresh vegetables while customers take a seat in plastic chairs at their roadside table. Dinnertime…