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Top 5 Backpack Essentials!

Today’s blog comes from Hannah Umlandt, a Travel Expert in our Goodge Street store. She’s an adventure-seeker and packing extraordinaire!

OK, so you’ve booked it! You had a moment of madness genius and booked your flights. Your beach bod is on point, but there is still one thing on your mind…

How on earth do I pack my life into a backpack?

We often find ourselves packing a bag full of things we ‘definitely cannot live without’ and then discovering them unused at the bottom of the bag, two months later. So to make things a little easier, here’s our pick of five essentials that you will need in your backpack:

1. Portable phone charger

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Top 9 Travel Movies to inspire your next adventure!

Great films have the power to motivate and influence your life (deep stuff right?). We have selected the Top 9 travel films based on your tweets to show you the importance of travel and hopefully inspire you to start your own adventure!

1. The Beach (2000)

Image: www.rollingstone.com

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24 Hours in Burleigh on Queensland’s Gold Coast

Insider tips from Kelly Brown – Griffith University Gold Coast:

The Gold Coast, Australia is east of Brisbane and full of sun, surf and sand. Home to rainforest, beaches, and some of the best surf in all of the country, what better way to understand more about this city than an insider’s view on one of the Gold Coast’s quieter spots, Burleigh.

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The Queensland Working Holiday Survival Guide

Dreaming of sleeping under the Outback stars or getting plenty of time to swim in the Australian surf? Then why not consider travelling Down Under on a Working Holiday Visa, earn some dollars whilst you travel and get to experience more of the Aussie dream.
We couldn’t think of anywhere better to escape to than Queensland, from the Gold Cost to the Great Barrier Reef, sun soaked Queensland has got it going on from backpackers and working holiday hunters, so why not take advantage of the opportunity to take a working holiday, after all, you have your entire life to work a typical 9-5…
These tips will help you avoid the pitfalls and get more of the good stuff from beautiful Australia.

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Six myths about travelling solo

Cathy Winston is editor of 101 Singles Holidays, based in London but constantly plotting how to add to her tally of 60 countries. Her first solo trip was to Egypt 17 years ago when all her friends were too skint to come along. It turned out to be addictive…

Whether you’re planning a solo city break, eyeing up a singles beach holiday or have your heart set on going on a round-the-world trip, there’ll always be a few people to tell you solo travel is a bad idea. But despite all the myths about why you shouldn’t be travelling alone, especially single female travellers, here’s why they’re dead wrong.

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