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Does Fergburger do the best burgers in the world?

Did I mention I went to New Zealand’s South Island back in June? Well, I did, and it was amazing (here are five reasons why it was so awesome). I wasted no time in telling people I was going, and asked those who’d already been for some tips. Normal questions, you know – where was your favourite place? What do I have to do? What’s the one thing I can’t miss?

The answers were really diverse – New Zealand has so much to offer, after all. But the one thing everyone seemed to agree on was that when I was in Queenstown, I had to go to Fergburger. “Where?” was my naïve response. Cue gasps of indignation, cries of “You’ve never heard of Fergburger?” and similar responses to make me feel the same way I felt when I was at university and revealed I ’d never seen the film E.T.

If, like I was, you’re a Fergburger virgin, here’s a quick rundown. Fergburger is a Queenstown institution, having served huge, juicy burgers since 2001. It’s pretty much a rite of passage for anyone heading to Queenstown, and many claim that they’d swim back to New Zealand for a bite of the burgery goodness.

Behold, the mighty Fergburger | Image by me

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High Five… Northeast Australia!

The jewel in the travellers’ crown, Australia has been a favourite destination of ours since the very beginning. It’s impossible not to fall in love with a country where everyone wants to be your friend, there are more beaches than you could get through in a lifetime and every second animal can kill you (ok, maybe not the last one).

The northeast state of Queensland is a microcosm of the rest of the country, with some of the best attractions and landscapes Australia has to offer. Here’s our pick of the top 5 things you’ll find there…

Enjoy some chill time on the beaches of beautiful Noosa.

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Ask the Experts: When is the Best Time to Visit New York?

Our Experts are back for another week to give their travel advice to another, slightly perplexed, blog reader.

This week’s question is sent in by Gordon and it’s all about New York, New York. What can our Experts help you with Gordon?

When would you say is the best time of the year to visit New York and why? Gordon, The Scottish Highlands.

We’ll if it helps, I don’t think there’s ever a bad time to visit New York! But, let’s see when our Experts suggest that the Big Apple really shines.

New York has a magical feel at Christmas time.

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel in South America for 3 Months?

We’ve recently bought you How Much Money Will I Need to Travel in Asia for 3 Months? and, How Much Money Will I Need to Travel in Australasia for 3 Months? and now, we’re ready to tackle mighty South America.

This is a very, very, rough guide, but should help you construct that all important ball park figure when saving for your trip.

Remember, there are so many variables, including where you go, how long you are staying for, how much comfort you prefer, what you want to do, and, how much you can party, so the general rule for travelling is – the more money you can take, the better!

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20 Ways to Meet Interesting People on your Travels

For some making friends while travelling is one of the main niggling worries when paying off those flights, If you’re going alone then of course you’ll want to meet people and if you’re going with your other half or your mates then, again, of course you want to meet people!

Make friends for life (not just for Facebook) with these simple steps and you’ll become the most popular person on the road.

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