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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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Top 7 Travel Destinations for Couples

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the idea of a romantic getaway may be on your mind. But before booking a trip with your sweetie, it’s important to know which spots are best for couples traveling together. Whether you prefer the city, beach, mountains or country, there’s sure to be something on this list […]

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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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Where to find the best international food in Melbourne

Who says you have to travel overseas to find authentic pho or munch on pizza just like in Naples? Sure, there’s no beating the original, but Melbourne sure has some spots that get pretty close! Here are 5 places where you’ll find some seriously tasty food from all around the world. And the best thing […]

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5 packing tips every traveller should know

So, your flights are booked, hotel organised and you’ve got a super cute travel diary ready to go. But wait! You’ve still gotta pack! Ugh. There’s nothing fun about folding, refolding and trying on clothes, then sitting on your suitcase to zip it up to realise you’ve forgot your toiletries! But stressful and tedious as […]

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