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What we can all learn from Home Alone 1 & 2

Some say Home Alone 1 and 2 are the BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES, EVER! (We’ll ignore 3 & 4, obviously!) It’s a festive comedy masterpiece , but what else can we learn from it? The answer is, surprisingly a lot…

Getting lost in a new country is a massive ADVENTURE

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It may be a little scary at times, but being out of your comfort zone makes the most amazing stories AND memories that will last a life time.

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Getting to know Antarctica

Your travel list looks a bit like this:

Australia ✅

New Zealand ✅

Asia ✅

…. so where should you go next?

With temperatures that average around -10°C Antarctica might not be the first place that comes to mind when you are planning your next adventure but with it’s breathtaking landscape and local inhabitants of penguins this is a place that should not be overlooked.  If you need to brush up on your Antarctica knowledge then look no further, G Adventures share their fun facts.

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Ssssh… we’ve found the USA’s most secret restaurants!

Can you keep a secret? We can’t. The USA is full of hidden foodie delights and we can’t keep them quiet anymore. From sandwich shops found in Irish boozers to tapas bars hidden behind petrol stations, the USA has an abundance of undercover restaurants just waiting to be stumbled upon. Speakeasies aren’t secret enough for us anymore, with the help of this blog you’ll be able to avoid the obvious like Five Guys and discover a few authentic gems to feast on!

Grab your knife and fork, it’s time to tuck in.

Killer Poboys – New Orleans

Alcohol makes food taste better. FACT. That’s exactly what Killer Poboys thought when they opened their undercover po’boy shop inside a bar. Oh how rude of us, a po’boy is a sandwich unique to Louisiana – but as the name would suggest, these ones are particularly killer! Sure you could always queue up at Parkway, but make life more interesting, go covert and taste the international twist on these iconic sandwiches.

Gorgeous pic of our #porkbellypoboy taken by the rad @amberlowey #darkandstormy

A photo posted by @killerpoboys on

 

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The best music festivals are found in the USA…

The USA is MASSIVE. Seriously massive. It’s a country full of diversity, which is reflected in their music scene. They’ve got a variety of incredible festivals just waiting to be attended. Whether you’re a bit of a celebrity-spotting fashionista, into your hard-core punk or like to keep things pretty chilled, the USA is guaranteed to satisfy your musical penchant, whatever it is! Not only that, the freshest new talent and undiscovered gems are often found at festivals, especially in the States – that’s the best bit about them. So hop across the pond, put your dancing shoes on and keep your ears out for the next big thing in music!

Let’s get stuck into some of the AWESOME festivals the USA has to offer…

The obvious choices…

Coachella

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Free trip to New Zealand with Kiwi Experience? Yes please!

This year we launched a competition called ‘My epic adventure is…’ for young, budding backpackers to win a FREE trip to New Zealand with Kiwi Experience! All you guys had to do was send us a snap summing up what your ultimate epic adventure was, we had loads of entries and it was a VERY difficult decision but the winner had to be James Ranken with this unbelievable picture…

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So off he went on his epic adventure around New Zealand with Kiwi Experience. But first, I think it would be worth getting to know them both a little bit better, don’t you think?

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