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Belize for Backpackers: Caye Caulker

Belize, you know, that tiny little country wedged in between Mexico and Guatemala? It doesn’t look like much and it is has a reputation for being riddled with gun crime and dangerous cities. Why the hell should you put Belize on your backpacking route? Well, let me explain. Central America is a clump of countries…

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How Cruises Can Be For Young Travellers Too

I will admit, when my mom asked if I would like to go on a cruise with her and some of our friends during Easter holiday I imagined it to be a trip of swimming, tanning, unlimited food and well, retired people. Spending several months in Wales for the winter, I quickly jumped at a…

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A Year Abroad in Martinique

The view was quite extraordinary; four and a half thousand feet up and the dense northern jungle rolled down beneath my feet, descending into little clusters of roofs flanked on both sides by crisp lemon-peel beaches and beyond that, the twinkling, emerald sea. As I stood in the cool breeze on the summit of Mount…

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The Natural Wonders of Dominica

The distant beat of Reggae music accompanies the clamour of taxi drivers waving colourful maps as you disembark from the port at Roseau. Walking out into the baking heat, the smell of sweet rice drifts through the air of the marketplace, whilst vendors with clinking trinkets laugh at each other’s jokes on the side of…