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Top spots along East Coast USA!

Thinking of a summer road trip in the states? Excellent! But before you go any further, forget those West Coast ideas and get ready to drive the lesser known road of East Coast USA. From Boston to Miami you’ll embark on a roadie that’s jam-packed with history, charming towns, iconic cities, buzzing nightlife and some of the most fantastic food you will ever eat, move-over California, we’re all about cruising the East Coast this year! To help you plan this epic drive, here’s our pick of ultimate East Coast stops along the way…


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11 reasons to visit the Gold Coast

Hanging out on the beach all day getting your tan on, or grabbing a surfboard and hitting the waves – this is the epitome of the Australian dream. One of the places where you can do all this and more is the Gold Coast. Need further explanation as to why you should visit? You greedy thing, you. Here’s our 11 reasons to get on a plane/in a campervan and get yourself to the east coast of Australia!

Beaches that are out of this world

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If beaches are your thing, the Gold Coast has got you covered. The coastline stretches for 57 kilometres (35 miles) and you can pick from 20 different beaches; what better excuse to take a 20-day holiday than visiting a new Aussie beach every day? Surfers Paradise is probably the most well-known of them all, and is highly distinctive as the skyline is practically on the beach. Then a little further South of Surfers you will find yourself on Mermaid Beach, unfortunately it’s not named after the abundance of mermaids nearby (we were sad too), but it is known for its laid-back appeal, which can be great if you’ve been going crazy in Surfers Paradise for the last few days. You can also take a trip down ‘Millionaire’s Row’, look at the fancy mansions and maybe have a little cry about how much you want one. South of Surfers you’ve got Burleigh Heads, which is famous for its surfing spots (or just for ogling the surfers!), and if you move even further south you’ll find yourself in Coolangatta, another top spot for surfing and a great place to visit if you love the old-school charm of a seaside town.
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Romantic place names from around the world

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re bad at poems… go travel. With Valentine’s Day upon us, we took a look at some of the most romantic sounding destinations in the world.

Kissing, Bavaria, Germany



Nothing ever gets done here, but the locals are very friendly.

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Top five heart-shaped islands in the world

Love is in the air, and it’s in the water too apparently. When you think of a romantic destination, your mind probably wanders to Paris or Venice. Sure, a gondola ride is dreamy way to spend an afternoon but if you want to get really romantic, why not head to a heart-shaped island?

Tavarua Island, Fiji



Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Tavarua Island is perhaps the most famous heart shaped island of them all. As well as being home to a luxurious all-inclusive resort, this island also boasts being a world class surf destination.

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21 must-see stops along the West Coast USA

The West Coast of the U.S of A: a playground for the adventurer. It’s such a massive area to discover so we’re going to help you out and give you our list of must-see’s … all 21 of them.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame


You can’t take a trip to Hollywood and NOT talk a walk down this famous street. Find your favourite celebs and snap some iconic photos, just like this one. Maybe you’ll even catch a star ceremony! The newest addition to the walk of fame is the ever so dreamy Adam Levine from Maroon 5.

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