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The Magic of Pai, Thailand

Often overlooked in favour of its much bigger, much louder sister Chiang Mai, this unassuming little corner of northern Thailand seems to attract a certain kind of traveller. Pai has embraced all things hippy, arty, spiritual and green over the last few decades, and as a result is a mecca for wandering artists, musicians, foodies […]

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3 Great Places to Visit in 2013

As 2012 draws to a close and the darkness of winter closes in ever tighter, it’s about this time that those of us who suffer from incurable wanderlust start fantasising about the next big getaway. Planning a trip to an exotic destination can help you get through even the darkest of winter days, so here […]

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Free Things To Do in London

Yes the food and drink are over-priced and travel costs are frightfully high, but the British capital makes up for all that by having more free things to do than perhaps any other city in the world. Once you decide where to stay in London, you would probably need months to do participate in the hundreds of London’s […]

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Hitting the Travel Wall – What to Do When You’ve Had Enough

It happens to the best of us. The Long-Term Travel Wall Moment. That awful moment where after months of being effortlessly propelled forward and onwards and upwards by some invisible force, you suddenly, inexplicably, run out of steam. You’re tired and you can’t remember what you are doing or why you are doing it, and […]

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48 Hours in…..Madrid

With great weather, great food,  beautiful buildings, three of the best art museums in the world, amazing nightlife and what have to be some of the friendliest, most welcoming city-dwellers in Europe, Madrid is the ideal city for a fun-filled weekend away. Friday Night Kick off your whirlwind romance with the Spanish capital by enjoying […]

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Why Ditching the Travel Guide Might Be Good for You

Exactly two months into my 15 month solo trip round India and Asia, I lost my Lonely Planet. A friend had given me a Kindle as a farewell gift, and it was loaded with novels, travel classics and enough guidebooks to get me across the Subcontinent, through South East Asia and out the other side. I […]

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