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9 Things to Do in Seattle

If you’ve learned everything you know about this brilliant city from watching 50 Shades of Grey and re-runs of Frasier, prepare for a shock. Neither was filmed in Seattle. I know. Our illusions were shattered too.

On the plus side, there’s an awful lot more to Seattle than Christian Grey, fine coffee and snooty restaurants. Read on for 9 things to do in the The City of Goodwill.

Underground Seattle

 The spooky streets under Seattle: courtesy of Rennett Stowe on Flickr

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4 Reasons Austin, Texas really is the Live Music Capital of the World

No doubt it’s a bold claim, but Austin didn’t pick their official motto out of a hat. We take a look at what makes this city a Mecca for music lovers worldwide and a perfect stop on any trip to the American South.


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5 Northwest USA Highlights

While New York, San Francisco and L.A. may steal the headlines, the Northwest is a  fantastic destination for adventurers looking to explore another side to the USA. With sensational backdrops, and a seasonal climate comparable to our beloved Britain, it’s an attractive addition to any travel wish-list.

OK, cow/horse boys/girls, buckle up, because we’re about to gallop across Northwestern USA.

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17 Adventure Tours Under £800

It’s a well worn myth that you need to empty your purse into a black hole in order to really see the world. Yes, if you want to spend 10 months flying to 12 countries it is going to cost a bit (though not quite as much as you might think), but you’d be genuinely surprised how much you can see of the world in less than 2 weeks on a budget.

It’s important to remember that the prices below don’t include international flights so you will need to budget for those as well as some meals and optional activities. But with transport, accommodation & loads of other inclusions, these adventures represent a big chunk of your trip budget. They’re also all small group experiences (most with an average of 14 people) so you can really get off the beaten track and into areas it’s very hard to reach solo.

So in the spirit of our 2015 resolutions (go small), we thought it was time to pick out our favourite adventures from the weird, wonderful and downright awesome trips out there all for under £800*. Where will 2015 take you?


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Top tips for getting hired at BUNAC’s Summer Camp recruitment fairs!

Summer Camp Directors are crossing the pond to join BUNAC for their London and Manchester Summer Camp Recruitment Fairs and want to hire YOU! Join them on Sun 25th Jan in London and Tues 27th Jan in Manchester to learn more about summer camp from alumni and staff who live and breath summer camp and get your summer plans sorted!

Katie got hired as a horse riding instructor at a summer camp in Connecticut by joining BUNAC at one of their Summer Camp Recruitment fairs. Find out more about how she got on, on the day…

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