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Some friends of mine recently came back from volunteer work abroad via ICS and wanted me to spread the word of the great work that’s being done and of course I’d love to. I had heard of ICS but for those who haven’t, ICS is a UK government-funded development programme. It’s open to 18 to 25-year-olds from all backgrounds to…

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New Zealand is most certainly a family-friendly destination that kids will remember with fondness and joy. It’s a relatively small country, divided into two main island groups; North and South, both with unique travel/vacation spots. New Zealand’s weather and climate are major factors to consider. Transport options include hiring a motorhome (most popular), hire car, trains, buses and taxis are…

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Whether you are looking for a romantic destination for your honeymoon, or are simply escaping the UK for your yearly vacation to the sunshine, Bali is a great choice. With over 10,000 temples, the island is a spiritual place which emits a certain serenity that can’t help but be embraced by visitors. It’s no surprise that this feeling and culture…

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Every year around October time there’s a mass exodus of people from the UK and other parts of Western Europe flocking to the other side of the world on Australia backpacking adventures. It has become almost a rite of passage for the twenty somethings to ditch the grey skies and head to the eternal Sunshine of Australia. There are many…

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After the Everest region, the Annapurna mountains are probably the most famous trekking destination in Nepal. I was lucky enough to explore some of the area on foot a few years ago, so here’s my guide to what to expect when you’re trekking in this part of the country. Stunning scenery I know this will be something that everyone says…

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  Also known as Myanmar, Burma is a south-east Asian country that has a real air of mystery about it. Whether it’s somewhere you’re already considering visiting or if you’re putting together an itinerary for travelling during a gap year or career break, you can find out more about it below. We’ve put together a brief introduction to the country…

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Although you might be excited about the prospect of seeing Machu Picchu in all its glory, don’t rush your walk on the Inca Trail. While Machu Picchu may be the most famous ruins left by this civilisation, they are far from the only ones tucked away in the Andes. Here’s a guide to some of the fascinating sites you can…

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