overseas travel

5 Crazy Facts about New Zealand

Think you know New Zealand? Think again! Here are 5 crazy facts about the country that will definitely surprise you! 1. Christchurch used to have a local wizard! There’s no denying New Zealand is a magical place, and that’s not just because it was the set of Lord of the Rings! In 1982, Christchurch actually […]

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Hostels vs. AirBnBs: Which is Right for You?

If you’re a backpacker in need of accommodation, hostels may seem like the obvious choice. They’ve come to be known as the standard for affordable and flexible lodging in most parts of the world. But since AirBnB has started gaining traction, many young and/or budget-conscious travellers have been choosing this as an alternative option. While […]

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St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland – What’s It Really Like?

Like many internationally-celebrated holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is seen much differently in Australia or America than it is in its country of origin.  It’s common for non-natives to take advantage of these and other holidays (Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, even Bastille Day) as an excuse to drink and get rowdy. While we won’t get […]

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