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    New Zealand – Every Movie Buffs Dream Destination

    HOBBITS? WOLVERINE? THE LAST SAMURAI – OH MY! ⇷☓⇸ New Zealand was literally put on the map by Peter Jackson with his Lord of the Rings saga and rightly so! With towering mountains, deep valleys, dense forests and crystal blue rivers, it makes for the perfect natural film set. Whilst visiting, you would be silly not to check out where the famous boat in Prince Caspian from Narnia set sail from or where the Wolverine hid in the cabin deep in the forest. Here are the best places to be that little bit closer to your favourite actors and films: 1. Cathedral Cove – Coromandel Not only one of New Zealand’s…

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    How To Climb The Haiku Stairs – Stairway To Heaven

    A GUIDE TO CLIMB THE HAIKU STAIRS ⇷☓⇸ So, you’re in Hawaii, and want to climb the Haiku Stairs? That’s great news! They are found in Oahu and is an incredible 10.4-mile roundtrip trail to the top, with so many different views and nature to keep you entertained for hours. Not only that but once at the top you get to experience the main reason you climbed there – the stairs! Now, for most, a 7 hour around hike to see some stairs isn’t the most appealing idea, but once you see these photos I am pretty sure you will change your mind. The stairs themselves are government property and…

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    The Top 10 Bars In Melbourne

    UNIQUE & QUIRKY DRINKS? ⇷☓⇸ Melbourne is world renowned for its copious amount of cafes, restaurants and bars – and rightly so. Often rivalling Sydney, it doesn’t disappoint with a varying selection of awesome bars to get your night started and keeping you going till the early hours of the morning. Be sure to visit at least one of these places if you ever find yourself in Melbourne! Here are my Top 10: 1. Sister Bella One of my favourite hidden bars in Melbourne, this unique bar is tucked away in plain sight in central CBD next to a graffiti mural of Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajowski. Its here that you…

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    Exploring Pai – Thailands Hippie Central

    A DIFFERENT TASTE OF ASIA ⇷☓⇸ Pai is quite a unique place in Thailand. Nestled away from the hectic cities and nightlifes in the Islands and South, it once reclaimed as a hippies paradise. However in recent years has become more of a hot spot of travellers, descending on it and causing it become touristy. However it has still managed to hold onto its charm and is definitely still worth visiting. Here are my favourite places in Pai: 1. The Drive there Not really one for those who get travel sick easily. After being squished into a mini bus (emphasis on the mini part – think clowns in a mini),…

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    The Top 10 Things To Do In Italy

    DELVE INTO ITALYS HIDDEN DELIGHTS ⇷☓⇸ When it comes to Italy, the first and foremost thing that to comes to mind is: great food, beautiful countryside, fabulous wine, and a long history to make it an excellent country to visit. I fell in love with it the first time I went to visit and now I fall in love again every time I go. The rows of vineyards in Tuscany, the deep history of Florence, the ancient colosseums in Rome, the chilled out nature of Southern Italy, and the romantic canals in Venice all make the country irresistible. Italy leaves no one underwhelmed and, with so much to do and…

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    The Top 10 Things To Do In Thailand

    HOME TO LEONARDO DICAPRIOS – ‘THE BEACH’ ⇷☓⇸ Thailand is definitely the travel hub of Southeast Asia. Most people coming into the region fly into Bangkok and make that their base for doing the circuit around Southeast Asia. With its beautiful beaches, party islands, lush jungles, world-class diving, delicious food, friendly locals and cheap prices, Thailand is by far my favorite country in the world! It’s an easy country to travel and you can meet a lot of other like minded people there. The country is a well-worn destination on the backpacking trail and everything is convenient and easy. However, there are still many off the beaten path destinations aways from the…

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    The Ultimate Guide To Fiji

    PARADISE ON EARTH ⇷☓⇸ Fiji is a collection of volcanic islands spanning 1,600 kilometers in the South Pacific Ocean. The country is viewed as a far-off and exotic getaway, and rightly so. There are two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, and nearly 900 smaller islands and inlets. If you’re looking for privacy, chances are you’re sure to find a secluded spot somewhere in the country. Contrary to popular belief, a vacation here doesn’t need to break the bank. Yes, there are pricey resorts but there are also budget guesthouses. Inexpensive accommodation and food, combined with the fact most Pacific flights include a stopover here, makes the islands an…

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    Guide To The USA

     TIME TO EXPLORE AMERICA! ⇷☓⇸ The United States isn’t a popular place for long-term budget travelers. I spent three weeks travelling through America and it wasnt the cheapest trip ive ever been on.  Most people just come here for a short holiday and to visit one or two cities. After all, it’s a large country without a real tourist infrastructure or good cross-country transportation. Hostels really aren’t big in the United States, trains don’t go to a lot of places, and they don’t offer working holiday visas. Moreover, most round-the-world tickets only stop in L.A. or NYC. But the United States is a country that demands more time. There are lot of…

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    The Top 9 Places To Visit In Cambodia

     CREATE MEMORIES IN CAMBODIA ⇷☓⇸ Cambodia is one of my all-time favorite destinations. Whilst it may be a flawed and corrupt country, it’s filled with some of the friendliest people I’ve ever encountered, rich history, delicious food, beautiful coastlines, and a lively nightlife. Not to mention the main setting for Lara Crofts jungle adventures! It is a country still trying to find its way after the horrifying genocide that was carried out by the Khmer Rouge regime (led by Pol Pot) between 1975 and 1979, when about 1.5-3 million Cambodian people were killed, and this still resonates with the locals to this day. Putting that aside it is one of…

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    The Best Things To Do In Bali

    MY TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN BALI ⇷☓⇸ Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, and its very easy to see why! The countryside is breathtaking, the beaches are beautiful, there is great hiking, friendly locals, world-class dining, and it’s inexpensive. Bali is the total package. If you haven’t been yet, I seriously urge you to and give yourself at least a few weeks to explore. Once you leave the touristy southeast corner of the island, you won’t be bothered with crowds of tourists who never venture past their bars and spas in Ubud and Kuta! There is is so much to see in this stunning…