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Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate the Year of the Horse, with One of These Horsey Adventures!

Happy Chinese New Year! Today is the start of the year of the horse and, depending on which report you choose to believe it’s going to be a year full of victories, health, ‘surprising’ romance (whatever that means), and an excellent year to travel! Not that we need the excuse of course, but if it’s written in the stars who are we to argue!

In the spirit of the day, here are 5 fantastic and (vaguely) horse related travel experiences you can enjoy in 2014.

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The Secrets of the Australian Northern Territory as Told by Best Jobs in the World Winner Allan

Last week we bought you the story of Elisa, the Best Jobs in the World winner from France who is currently living the dream as a Park Ranger in Queensland. This week, it’s all about Allan Dixon, he’s been grafting in the Northern Territory for 6 months having bagged the job of Outback Adventurer. Allan’s stepped up to tell us of his favourite moments so far and why he hopes his experience can help turn your head towards a working holiday in the Northern Territory…

We all have that one country we’ve always dreamt of visiting. Well, mine was Australia and I’m sure some of you have the same dream as me. When the Best Jobs in the World competition opened, my mum told me to enter. I’ve always been spontaneous and optimistic, so I entered, and within two months I’d won the Outback Adventurer position. Quit my job in Ireland and moved to Australia without hesitation, though it was quite a change, just up rooting your life to another country.

Having been here for six months now, it’s been an experience of a lifetime. It has reminded me to get out there and see the world while I still can, to get out of your comfort zone and book a one way plane ticket.

Allan is currently living the dream in the Outback in Australia's Northern Territory. Image credit: Allan Dixon.

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10 Amazing Flash Sale Adventure Tours for only £399!

So, January has rolled around again, and while we’ve got a whole heap of amazing sale offers that are here for the entire month, we’ve decided, just ‘cause we like you so much, that we’re going to up the ante that bit more and offer some incredible – and totally unbeatable we might add – savings on a selection of some of our favourite adventure tours.

This flash sale, the cherry on the top of our January sale sundae, will be here every Friday in January, for just a few days and that’s it. So don’t wait around, jump on these offers before they’re gone, and someone else gets to have all the fun.

Chase the Big 5 in Africa.

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High Five… Travel Resolutions for 2014!

Has your commitment to giving up sugar for life and forgoing all burgers begun to wane? Is your pledge to work out daily, read more, work harder and live on kale becoming a distant dream? Fear not! It’s not too late to make some magnificent travel resolutions for 2014 that will turn you into a superhuman!*

Here are 5 travel related resolutions that you’ll definitely want to keep way past the first 2 weeks of the year, resolutions that could actually have a very real and long lasting impact on your life. Plus, you’ll actually have one hell of a time keeping them!

Remember - quality over quantity when it comes to travel photos.

*Disclaimer – resolutions may not actually turn you into a superhuman – but they will help you make the most of your travels.

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Just how fun is it to work at a USA summer camp? Loads! Let’s find out why…

Working in a summer camp is as American as apple pie, and it’s easy for you to get a slice of the action. We check in with Lizzie Spearing, who tells us all about her summer camp adventure…

Personally, working at an American summer camp was one of the best things I ever did. Your co-workers will be your family, your campers will become your children and your camp will become your home. You’ll become more confident than you ever imagined and once bitten by the travel bug, you’ll be forever infected with the need to see and do more. If you’ve seen the Parent Trap and want to look after lots of mini Lindsay Lohans’ (pre-rehab days) then read all about my summer camp experience and sign up for yourself…

Get your very own Summer Camp salute, like BUNACer Lizzie, who stands second on the left

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