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Backpackers, Fear on a Shoestring: Most Controversial Travel Book of the Year!?

14 August 2014

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Backpackers, Fear on a Shoestring: Most Controversial Travel Book of the Year!?

Tangled into an Asian backpacking adventure, is everything that would horrify your parents and encourage them to hide your passport and burn your backpack. Murder, lust, smuggling, drug-fuelled Full Moon Parties in Goa and psychological sex issues that make 50 Shades of Grey look like an Enid Blyton children’s book...

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Could Chiang Mai be the Next Tubing Mecca? We Spend the Day with Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club!

26 March 2014

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Could Chiang Mai be the Next Tubing Mecca? We Spend the Day with Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club!

Experienced backpackers will likely remember the olden days when the small mountainous village of Vang Vieng, Laos was overtaken by rowdy backpackers floating down the Nam Song River in rubber tubes stopping at bar after bar along the way. Things got out of hand and the world of tubing changed a bit. Now in Thailand, Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club has emerged with an entirely different idea of tubing. Think relaxation, an emphasis on the environment, and a beach in the mountains!

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50 Inspiring Travel Bloggers of 2013!

24 December 2013

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50 Inspiring Travel Bloggers of 2013!

Over the years, we've worked with some amazing travel bloggers who have sent in articles to our magazine. From insider tips about how to get off the beaten track, specialist advice about backpacking as a family or a solo female, or just inspiration for the armchair traveller - the world of travel blogging is crammed full of fantastic info - if you just know where to look! Here are 50 bloggers whose sites we reckon are worth a browse over a mince pie and mulled wine this Christmas...

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Treat yourself once in a while with Hotel Quickly! The must-have app for the Flashpacker in all of us…

20 November 2013

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Treat yourself once in a while with Hotel Quickly! The must-have app for the Flashpacker in all of us…

We all get those times on the road when you crave a bit of comfort. Noisy dorm rooms, bucket showers and lumpy mattresses take their toll on the road-weary backpacker and can leave you wanting an escape from your escape! With prices of great hotels so much cheaper in Asia than in Europe and other parts of the world, why not treat yourself once in a while? And we've found just the app!

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar with Asia Tours – 3 Exciting Must-Do Trips!

4 November 2013

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar with Asia Tours – 3 Exciting Must-Do Trips!

Myanmar is still an off the beaten path traveler's destination, which means that sometimes creating the trip you want can be tricky. We introduce to you Asia Tours, a brand new company, run entirely by Burmese that organizes trips for backpackers wanting to explore outside the major hubs of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan!

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Backpacker Self Defence 101: Would You Be Prepared?

21 October 2013

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Backpacker Self Defence 101: Would You Be Prepared?

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare and something that every traveller tries not to think about too much. You’re setting off on the adventure of a lifetime, yet the butterflies in your stomach won’t let you forget that you’re a little bit scared of the unknown. I mean - is it really safe out there in the big wide world? Self-defence classes are a fantastic way to build that confidence in knowing that if somebody did attack you (even somebody much bigger than you) you would know what to do. Did you know that remembering even just a few technical moves could outwit your opponent and leave you free to run away unharmed?

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