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Tangalle to Galle Strung out in a swaying hammock, fresh frangipani buds in one hand and a rum coconut in the other, I while away the hours before dinner, too unwound to even pick up a book. I could be surfing or boating amongst blue whales, or poking…
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Escaping Jakarta Cycling out of Jakarta is pure madness: the surging crush of motorbikes and buses, trucks and taxis, all racing and suddenly braking through impossibly slender streets. We dive into the mayhem before we lose heart, hoping like hell that…
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If you can do it outside, you can do it in the tropics and this list of top outdoor adventures from Cairns to the Tablelands and Daintree National Park is oh-so-budget-friendly, guaranteed to fill your days and mothball your wallet. All your need is a…
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Beyond Bali, this stunning Indonesian atoll awaits intrepid divers and snorkelers with pristine reefs, over-the-sea cabanas and underwater bliss.

Snorkelling along the edge of the reef, Maratua’s sheer wall of coral disappears into the blue, a swirling mass of tropical fish dazzling me at every turn. Suddenly the turtles sense my presence and peel off the wall in synchronised succession, one, two,…
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Tour Bangkok like a local with these 7 utterly Thai experiences that you won't find in your guidebook.

Bangkok’s Best Green Space Bangkok might be hellishly hectic but the city boasts a surprising number of green zones where you can reenergise, exercise and chill out. Covering more ground than you could explore in a day is Chatuchak Discovery Garden – a…
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If trekking to Everest Base Camp is on your to-do list, read this itinerary, full of advice to help get your adventure off the ground.

Our Everest Itinerary We spent 14 days hiking from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp, and another five days getting back to the airport at Lukla. Below is a breakdown of the itinerary we trekked, which will give you an idea of the overall route. If you fly into…
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The allure of Everest has never been stronger, and Trekking to Base Camp is easier than you might think. Our six-year-old just did it and you can too with our Complete Everest Guide!

Of all the captivating mountains on the planet, the one so many of us strive to get close to is Mount Everest. Wrapped in ethereal wonder, fuelled by the storytelling of our youths, this mountain alone attracts the majority of Nepal’s trekking tourism,…
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Big News! Australia's youngest trekker walks herself to Everest Base Camp and you won't believe how old she is!

Meet our gusty six-year-old daughter Maya Bristow who in May 2018, walked herself into the record books as the youngest Australian to trek independently to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp. Our pint-sized adventurer from Cairns, Australia, reached the foot of…
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As Bali’s most popular island escape, the Gili Islands trio of tropical isles, each with distinctly different personalities, is where every traveller finds their perfect fit.

Why we love the Gili Islands As Bali’s most popular island escape, the Gili Islands trio of tropical isles, each with distinctly different personalities, is where every traveller finds their perfect fit. Each island nurtures a distinctly different scene,…
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Chopper rides are cool, especially when they get you sky high over the Great Barrier Reef. Need some convincing to get aboard? Read about our thrilling 30 minutes with Nautilus Aviation.

Cairns to the Reef Helicopters are cool. These bubbles of whirring metal that dip and dive at high speed and bank at thrilling angles to swoop us closer to the world, pack a good rush and unbeatable views into one gripping adventure. But when my family…
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