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Making the Most of your Travel Money: the Backpacker’s Budget

So your tickets are booked, your bags packed, and your bank account is on the decline. Your savings have taken quite the hit (punch) and it’s completely messing with that post-booking high you’ve been riding. The journey is all mapped out, but the finances seem a little slimmer than they should before a big trip. […]

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Around the World in Christmas Traditions

The silly season is well upon us and Christmas is now just around the corner. ‘Tis the season for elaborate decoration, gingerbread baking and big family gatherings… but not for everyone. Depending on where you are in the world, you could be hiding your brooms from wicked witches, or even devouring KFC. Here’s a look […]

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Spooky Halloween traditions around the world

It’s almost Halloween… and tis the season of creepy clowns, scary spirits and gruesome ghosts! You probably know this holiday as a time of dress ups, lollies, and scary movies, but there are actually hundreds of different versions of Halloween all over the world. Depending on where you are, you could be celebrating Halloween by […]

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What to expect: Autopia Tours Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Is there anything better than a wine tour? Especially when it’s through Melbourne’s stunning Yarra Valley region and complete with local produce tastings, a gourmet lunch and even a game of bocce! Last Friday the Backpacker Deals team were lucky enough to embark on Autopia’s Yarra Valley Wine Tour. We tried strawberry liquors and preserves […]

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7 strange Easter traditions from around the world

The time for chocolate and hot cross buns is upon us! For many of us, Easter brings the promise of a long weekend and LOTS of chocolate, but not everyone celebrates with an Easter egg hunt or fluffy bunnies… here are 7 weird Easter traditions from around the world. 1) Easter crime, Norway Don’t worry, […]

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