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How to do the Annapurna Sanctuary (ABC) Trek Without a Guide

While companies will try to sell you guided treks, climbing to ABC on your own is much cheaper (and more fun)…

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2 Weeks in Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara and Annapurna

A mix of travel tips and impressions from my recent visit to this great Himalayan country.

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Top 8 Things to do Around San Cristobal de Las Casas

Much more than just a stopover on the Mexico backpacking trail, San Cristobal has plenty of amazing things to see and do.

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Crater Lakes and Thermal Baths on São Miguel Island

Top things to do on the Azores’ most popular and easily accessible island.

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Things to do on Faial Island, Azores

This rural Azorean island has a few interesting attractions, including the dramatic site of a 1957 volcanic eruption.

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Wine, Culture & Adventure on Pico Island

Exploring lava tube caves and climbing Portugal’s highest peak on this remote Azorean island.

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The Azores: Europe’s Undiscovered Adventure Islands

This Atlantic archipelago between Portugal and the US is an adventure traveller’s paradise…

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South Africa Budget Travel Guide

Travel tips, highlights, costs and more for travelling the Cape Town to Johannesberg route.

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Why South Africa’s Baz Bus is Simply Terrible

The backpacker bus is slow, inflexible, and expensive—and you’re much better off self-driving

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Shark Diving (Without a Cage) at Protea Banks

Out in the open sea, I got worryingly intimate with a group of hungry sharks…

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