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Why Southeast Asia is the ultimate vegan travel destination

Southeast Asia is one of the most popular backpacking destinations for adventurous and budget-friendly travellers. As well as rich cultures, otherworldly landscapes and some of the best beaches in the world, many flock to this corner of the globe for the unforgettable foodie experiences. While the thought of the Southeast Asian food scene might conjure up images of fried insects on sticks, it actually has a multitude of vegan choices, with plant-based cafes...

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Top destinations to travel solo

cinque terre

It's safe to say that any form of solo travel, whether you're travelling solo as part of a tour or completely alone is just as much about discovering yourself as much as it is about discovering a new country. So if  you’ve decided to take the plunge and venture out on your own, where do you go? We’ve put together a list of our favourite destinations to travel to below.

1. The Cinque Terre

Though it is commonly known to be a romantic destination to travel to,...

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7 of the best ways to save up for the trip of a lifetime

You have researched your top 10 destinations, earmarked your favourite pages in the travel brochures, and even started learning some basic Thai but here comes the tricky bit- how do you save up for the trip of your dreams? Travelling can be expensive, but luckily for you we have come up with 7 top tips so you can add a new stamp in that passport as soon as possible.

1) Ditch the Starbucks
It might seem obvious but so much money is spent...

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Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok

The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand in mid-April. Different provinces may have varying lengths of celebrations but the main dates are April 13-15. This is the Thai equivalent to New Year.

Traditionally Songkran is a time to cleanse Buddha images and then use this same “blessed” water to pour over family and friends shoulders to bring good luck for the New Year, and wash away the bad. Traditional ceremonies still take place at temples (Wats) and in some places Buddha...

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Crossing the Cambodian Border

I have always said there is nothing quite like a good old border crossing. Whether your crossing the border from Chile to Argentina to get over to the Mendoza side to just sample some the amazing wines that are on the Argentina side.  Or maybe even crossing the Bulgaria to Turkey border where as you have to take out everything in your backpack in order for the Turkish police to check your things for drugs or weapons.

Ah but today I want to share with you one of the most adventurous...

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