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High Five… Safaris!

As one of the most sought after adventures on the planet, an African safari will take you straight through the heart of some of the largest, and most exciting terrain to be found anywhere in the world.

Adventures don’t come much more electrifying than this; feel your heart beat through your chest as you come up close to some of the biggest, most powerful animals on the planet, including the notorious ‘Big 5’, the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.

Now that we’ve got you in the mood, let us excite you just a little bit more… we’ve teamed up with our friends at Jack Wills to give you the chance to win an amazing Safari Adventure in South Africa for you and 4 of your mates! You can find out all the details on this incredible prize, including how to enter, by heading to the competition page of our website.

But, before that, I’ve selected a ‘Big 5′ of my very own, here’s our five favourite epic African safaris.

Search for the 'Big 5' on the great plains of Africa.

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High Five…. Our New Accommodation Categories!

We’ve overhauled our accommodation categories for 2014, so it’s now even easier to find the exact style of accommodation you want, within your price range and in the location that’s perfect for you.

Introducing our 5 new accommodation styles, but bear in mind that while we’ve been able to fit the many thousands of hotel and hostel options we have into one of these 5 categories, we have such a huge array of options that if you don’t think the place your looking for fit into any of the below, call us, tell us what you’re looking for and where and I betcha we can find you exactly what you’re looking for.

Nomads, Melbourne.

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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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High Five… Taiwan!

We welcome guest blogger, and former resident of Tawian, Carin Bystrom to the blog this week to give us her opinion on the 5 best experiences to tick off your list in Taiwan.

While most travellers through Southeast Asia remain enamored with Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore, Taiwan is often (quite unfairly) overlooked. There are still large pockets of the island still somewhat untouched from the tourism, and therefore a great place to get off the beaten track.

A beautiful island off the coast of China, just north of the Philippines, Taiwan maybe small but it is hugely blessed with breathtaking scenery, rich culture, and is full of adventures.

We love Taiwan and think it deserves a great big High Five – here are our favourite things to do there.

Taipei.

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High Five… High Fives of 2013!

As the year draws to a close, join me as I take a look back through my choice of the best blogs from our High Five series in 2013. Our High Five series aims to give a short blast of inspiration about one specific destination of theme of experiences including tips and advice on how to make the most of your time in a destination.

This year we’ve had some absolute crackers (Christmas pun totally intentional), and next year our High Five series will be back better than ever – but in the mean time, here’s a recap of the very best articles from last year.

Madagascar.

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