Visit Mexico

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Thinking about where your next vacation will be? Visit Mexico. It is warm, the food is spectacular, and there are heaps of activities to keep you and the family entertained. Escape to Cancun Cancun is a top vacation spot among travelers. It has a little bit of everything and you can experience anything from a relaxing vacation to a party trip that reminds you of …
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Fitzroy – A Melbourne Suburb

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Fitzroy is about a 5-minute tram ride from the city and is a backpacker favourite. Brunswick Street is a perfect place to explore day or night. It is a potpourri of eclectic clothing stores, vintage shops, art, cafes, and bars. Fitzroy has some of the best street art and graffiti that Melbourne has to offer. Shop Local Design a Space is a unique retail store …
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Brisbane in a Day

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Brisbane is a city in Queensland usually overshadowed by its neighbour, the Gold Coast. If you only have one day here, take this advice: The Airport has easy travel into the city. You can buy train tickets in the airport, or get discounted ones at www.airtrain.com.au. The train takes about 20 minutes to get into the city. You can also take this train to the …
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Talk Like an Aussie

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Australian slang is something that you will have to pick up on your own, but here are some examples to help you get started. Australians shorten everything: Arvo = afternoon Avo = avocado Brekkie = breakfast Chrissie = Christmas Soz = sorry Uni = university Australians have cute nicknames: Bloke = guy Bottle-o  = liquor store Bushwalk = a hike Chokkie = chocolate Cozzie = …
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Backpacking Australia on a Budget

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The cost of living is the biggest culture shock young traveller’s face when backpacking Australia. These websites will help backpackers live and travel in Australia on a budget. www.gumtree.com.au Gumtree is the Craigslist of Australia.  You can find anything from jobs and places to live to furniture and roommates. www.couchsurfing.org Couch surfing is a networking site, built completely on trust, where hosts provide a couch …
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Australian Backpacker Visas

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So, you want to backpack in Australia?  Great choice!  Australia is one of the top backpacking destinations in the world.  Now, the first thing you need to do is take care of your VISA.  Here are the two most popular Visa options: Just Visit The Visitor Visa is a great start.  It is good for one year.  The catch?  Every 3 months you must leave …
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Socially Responsible Tourism

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How does this sound? Sipping your early morning coffee while looking out over Mount Kilimanjaro as you mentally prepare yourself for a day of encountering some of the world’s most dangerous predators. What if I were to tell you that the safari you’re about to embark on is owned by native Tanzanian entrepreneurs? Better yet, that the coffee you are drinking was locally grown and …
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