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Oi, Backpackers... Hostel sex, yes or no?

Hostels. They're full of young, drunk and horny backpackers - but is it okay to have sex in... Read More

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Top 5: Hop-On, Hop-Offs

Fancy touring like a rock star? With these hop-on hop-off bus tours you can(ish). Read More

Scams, strong drinks, homophobia and natural disasters: What UK travel advisory has to say about Australia

UK tourists planning an Australian holiday are being warned to beware of the dangers of a 'huge... Read More

New Zealand

Travel guide: Lake Taupo

Get a bird’s eye view of New Zealand’s largest lake before sailing on it, biking around it, and... Read More

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The 2014 Golden Backpack Awards are now open Read More

Get your nominations in for this year’s Golden Backpack Awards

The Golden Backpack Awards have been recognising excellence in the Australian adventure travel... Read More

Hurry: Save on NZ tours with Kiwi Experience

Want to experience New Zealand, all of it? Want to do it with some freedom? Will you be travelling... Read More

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South Pacific

Found in Fiji: Good surf and snorkel spots and warm-hearted locals

I’d heard many travellers’ tales about Fiji. The majority had echoed the typical backpacker... Read More

We Were Warriors: Taveuni Fiji

We bypass the cocktails, coconuts and world-class diving to investigate the fertile island of... Read More

Holiday on the beach islands of Samoa: Where the body art is as eye-popping as the scenery

The man whimpers as he is dragged into the Pacific, screaming as the salty water laps at his red,... Read More

Shark tales: diving with beasts in Fiji

Fiji might be famous for its perfect beaches, but it also boasts some of the most exciting... Read More

Rest of the world

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could threaten air traffic

What is it with Icelandic volcanoes? Remember the one in 2010 with unpronounceable name? It grounded... Read More

40 tourist scams to watch out for this summer

Even if you're a seasoned traveller, you'd do well to read this... Read More

Malaysia Airlines' future hangs in the balance

After suffering two disasters in the space of a five months, tragedy-torn Malaysia Airlines is on... Read More

World Cup flight delays worth £2 million in compensation

An international passenger rights specialist has estimated that European passengers delayed flying... Read More