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Australia


Oz Trip: If you're happy and you snow it

Thanks to the recent freak weather, Australia’s snowfields have received a healthy dose of the... Read More

The most annoying things non-travellers say to backpackers

Travelling is the best thing we’ve ever done, but we’re aware that some people aren’t up for... 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

Australia's Top Ten Cultural Hubs

Most people snigger when the words ‘Australia’ and ‘culture’ are used in the same sentence. Read More

New Zealand


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

Kiwi pilots disciplined after mid-air tiff

The two pilots have been stood down after a row that resulted in the captain locking the first... Read More

Travellers' guide to Queenstown

If it’s good enough for Kate and Wills, it’s good enough for us. It is Queenstown after all... 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


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

New airport security rules you need to be aware of

All air passengers flying into or out of British and US airports must now ensure their phones and... Read More

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