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Cultural Mistakes You Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

person_outline Tommy Walker
Jul 3, 2018
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In recent years it’s no secret that Southeast Asia has become one of the world’s major tourist destinations. With rich cultural identities, lush verdant jungles, out-of-this-world cuisine, paradisiac beaches and exotic wildlife, Southeast Asian region never needs a hard sell... Yet in Southeast Asia, made up of 11 countries, there are many laws and customs you should be very aware of. It’s all good going on holiday and being completely carefree, but in this part of the world, the nations that make up the region have strong cultural and religious identities that you should respect.

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9 Tips for Solo Travellers

person_outline Sophie Grove
Jun 28, 2018
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News flash: Travelling solo doesn’t mean being alone! It's a sense of freedom, a time for you to discover yourself and it’s easier than you think. Ask anyone who has travelled solo and they’ll tell you what a one-of-a-kind-experience it was. Sure it comes with its downfalls - You can feel like you’re on top of the world one minute, and the next can remind you that you’re a tiny speck swallowed up in it all. But that’s all part of the journey! Here are 9 things all solo travellers must do to travel alone, but not be lonely!

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A Quick Guide to the Second Year Working Holiday Visa in Australia

person_outline Sophie Grove
Jun 25, 2018
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So you’ve come down under for a Working Holiday, fallen in love with Oz and now you want to stay longer? We don’t blame you. The good news is that you might be eligible for a second visa. But you will have to meet certain conditions first. Here’s our step by step guide on the Second Year Working Holiday Visa in Australia. From specific jobs to regional work and how to apply.

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Life Outdoors in Canada: How to Pack for Your Hiking Adventures

person_outline John Gallagher
Jun 18, 2018
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This special edition is from Trip101 - a one-stop guide for travel enthusiasts around the world, supported by an ever-growing community of travel writers. They provide inspiration to help facilitate travel in a fun and meaningful manner with everything from destination guides to accommodation recommendations for vacation rentals and hotels. As we head into hiking season in Canada, they take us through exactly what you need to know about the great outdoors.

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How To “Tip” Around The World

person_outline Sophie Grove
May 17, 2018
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Though you may believe that the US invented the custom of tipping, legend has it that the word ‘tip’ originated way back in the 17th century in England. While its history is not entirely clear, it’s speculated to be an acronym for "To Insure Promptitude”. So, it should be thought of first and foremost as a reward for prompt and exceptional service.

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The Best Travel Hacks for Even the Most Frequent Flyers

person_outline Sophie Grove
May 7, 2018
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As epic as travelling is, it can be a slippery slope when you’re trying to navigate new environments. Sometimes it can feel like you need a holiday from your holiday. So here’s our game-changing travel hacks, guaranteed for smooth sailing, wherever you are in the world!

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5 Tips to Master the Art of Learning a New Language

person_outline Floor Noordanus
May 3, 2018
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Are you on the hunt for some great tips to help you learn the foreign tongue? Learning a new language can be frustrating, stressful and challenging, we get it. It’s a big scary world of puzzling grammar, impossible words and beautiful but incomprehensible accents, but you are not alone!

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5 Tips for Handling the Stages of Culture Shock

person_outline Sophie Grove
Apr 30, 2018
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Whether you’re on the gap year of your dreams in Canada, or a short-lived volunteer trip in Africa, sooner or later you’re going to be hit with that deep feeling of unfamiliarity after stepping foot in your new home away from home - this my friends, is culture shock.

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11 Things to Do Before Moving Abroad

person_outline Tommy Walker
Apr 26, 2018
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The chance to embark on a new journey with a new culture and customs is something many of us dream about. Moving abroad is always life-changing, it’s an exciting chapter in anyone’s life. Whether it’s short-term for a volunteering project, a long term like a two year working holiday, moving abroad has so many benefits that it’s no wonder more and more people are taking up the opportunity.