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Top 7 spots in Central America!

With epic coastlines, lush jungles and towering volcanoes, Central America is an adventure playground waiting to be explored but if you’re more into chilling out, than thrilling out – soak up the region’s laid back Caribbean beach vibes or brush up on your salsa dancing in the colonial cities. If we were to list every reason why you should visit, we’d be here all day! So here’s 7 reasons why you should add Central America to your bucket list:

1.Whale Sharks – Mexico

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Cheap eats in Sydney!

If you’re someone who is more “live to eat”, rather than “eat to live”, the prospect of travelling to Sydney on a backpacker budget might be creating a feeling of unease in your insatiable stomach.

Yes, Sydney is glitzy and glamorous, with trendy new restaurants and bars opening up every weekend, but you don’t have to confine yourself to living off the free hostel brekkies and bags of Goon just because you’re on a budget.

How, you say? Read on, my hungry friend.

Budget burgers

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8 places in New Zealand you can have all to yourself

Today’s blog comes from lola.photography, she’s a New Zealand photographer travelling the world one beautiful photograph at a time.

Escape the crowds and have a piece of New Zealand all to yourself. Here’s my pick of 8 places in New Zealand just waiting for you to visit…

Muriwai Beach


If you and your mates happen to rent a couple of 4WD’s, you can literally have a stretch of beach as far as the eye can see all to yourselves. There are several 4WD tracks through Woodhill Forest that run along the West Coast of Auckland. A sweet 30 – 45 minute drive from Auckland’s North Shore will see you dune surfing and skinny dipping in the golden sunset without a soul in sight. Then snuggle up under the night sky and watch for satellites and shooting stars (plenty of them!)
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Budget-Friendly Sydney | The Bondi to Coogee Walk

Scrimping for cash? Don’t have a dollar to spare? But don’t want to miss out all that Sydney has to offer? Here’s an idea, you could explore one of New South Wales’ most spectacular coastlines. From Bondi to Coogee spend the day surfing, swimming, drinking beers and watching the sun go down along this beautiful, 7 km coastal stretch. You’ll see Sydney from a local’s point of view and it’s free, everyone loves a freebie!

Bondi Beach


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Shoulder to shoulder: Top 5 things to do during New Zealand’s shoulder season

Many of us tend to forget just how awesome travelling in New Zealand can be, it’s pretty much like having the world in miniature because there’s something new to do every day. From the North Island filled with sandy surf beaches (also home to some of the world’s most stunning National parks!) to exploring the capital city Wellington which is bursting with art and culture, right down to the South Island with its epic glaciers and adventure capital, Queenstown. New Zealand has it all.

So it’s obvious there’s enough awesomeness in New Zealand to go, but deciding when exactly can be bit a little bit trickier. Enter: shoulder season.

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