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About Cath M

My first ever backpacking experience was eating and drinking my way through Eastern Europe. Since then I’ve line danced with real American cowboys, met indigenous communities at Lake Titicaca and trekked through jungles in Central America. I love festivals, overlanding adventures and deserted beaches. For me, travelling’s all about the stories – so I’m chuffed to be able to share them here.

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5 Festive Havens Where it’s Possible to Escape Christmas

Do they know it’s Christmas time at all? Well yes, most probably. But ‘they’ would rather just chill out on the beach, play with elephants, or eat fried chicken. Sound good? Come join them, here’s how…

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5 Festive Havens Where it’s Possible to Escape Christmas

Turn your stopover into a start-over

A necessary evil to fly for the best price, stopovers are often best forgotten. Unless you enjoy sleeping on the cold, hard floor of an airport waiting lounge of course. But why not treat it as an opportunity? With a little know-how, the humble stopover can become the start of something amazing.

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Turn your stopover into a start-over

20,000 People. 150,000 Tomatoes. 1 Hour. It Can Only Mean One Thing…

La Tomatina festival, Spain might actually be the single most fun experience in the world. Where else do you find an entire town excitedly taking part in the world’s biggest annual food fight? It’s one of those ‘must do’ travel experiences and here’s your guide as to what to expect.

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20,000 People. 150,000 Tomatoes. 1 Hour. It Can Only Mean One Thing…

20 Ways to Meet Interesting People on your Travels

Making new friends while travelling the world is a huge part of the experience, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll meet some of the most fun, interesting and crazy people you’ll ever meet in your life while on your adventure. Here are our 20 top tips for meeting interesting people and help you become the most popular traveller on the road.

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20 Ways to Meet Interesting People on your Travels

12 Places to Travel With Your Dad

It’s nearly Father’s Day, and that’s got us thinking about our lovely dads. Why not take you dad on your next big adventure, but, where would you go? Here are 12 epic travel experiences, perfect for sharing with your dear old dad…

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12 Places to Travel With Your Dad