Tag Archives: Airports

8 Things that Separate Great Hostels from Average Hostels

By: Adam Seper “Hostel.” How can one word evoke so many different pictures in different people’s minds? Depending on how much traveling a person has done, what age that person is, and where their travels have taken them, their idea … Continue reading

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Video : Working Abroad with SWAP

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10 Reasons the World Would be a Better Place if Japan Ruled the Earth

By: Tristan Cano Okay, so strictly speaking, Japan’s wartime aim was control of the Pacific and not world domination. However, if by some freak accident they had ended up inheriting the human race, things may not have been that bad. … Continue reading

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Ancient Voyages (from the director of SWAP)

So, I’m the Director of SWAP and I have been for almost 30 years so I hope you don’t find it odd that we have a youth program here being run by some old fart. When such criticism arises, I … Continue reading

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5 Worse Case Scenario Situations All Backpackers Face

Face it. All backpackers are likely to encounter situations that can really test you. They can send your plans into a whirlwind, cause arguments with other travelers or end your trip completely. In the face of adversity, it’s always best … Continue reading

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9 Ways To Customize Your Backpack

Photo above by akeg For slow travelers, it’s very likely that you and your backpack are going to be involved in a long term, intimate relationship so you might as well invest time in customizing your backpack and making it … Continue reading

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Will Fatties Fit On Air New Zealand’s New ‘SkyCouch?’

So yesterday in the land of the Kiwis, Air New Zealand unveiled their “revolutionary, Kiwi designed lie-flat economy and ground breaking premium economy seats,” and initially we were thrilled at the promise of lie-flat seats in economy…until we saw the … Continue reading

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10 weird things found in unclaimed luggage

We’ve all seen it: that one lonely bag on the baggage claim track at the airport that goes around and around with no owner in sight. What happens to it if no one shows up? Well, it might end up … Continue reading

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5 Travel Resolutions for the New Year

1. Play tourist in your hometown No matter how you feel about the word staycation, there are many of reasons to vacation in your hometown. You can discover things that you may have taken for granted and see your city, … Continue reading

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Eye Catching Street Art From Six Populated Continents

Street art and graffiti are a world culture that show more what we have in common than what our differences are. Enjoy these photos of street art worldwide. more>

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The Top Ten Gross Things People Do On Airplanes

10. Browse dating websites over the in-flight WiFi 9. Sleep on you/sleep on the floor 8. Use the main aisle as a space to do sit-ups, push-ups or change your child’s diaper 7. Read Hustler, or other “adult” magazines 6. … Continue reading

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28 things I wish I’d known before I started travelling

When you first head off to places in the world that are a lot different from where you live, a number of things change. You have to learn to adapt. I still make a lot of mistakes everywhere I go, … Continue reading

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How well do you know your cities – take the quiz!

Take the landscape without landscapes quiz! Are you a globetrotting genius or should you go back to high school geography class for a wee review.  Take the quiz!

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The World’s worst…

Top 10 Worst Cities for Pickpockets: 1. Barcelona, Spain 2. Rome, Italy 3. Prague, Czech Republic 4. Madrid, Spain 5. Paris, France 6. Florence, Italy 7. Buenos Aires, Argentina 8. Amsterdam, Netherlands 9. Athens, Greece 10. Hanoi, Vietnam Have you … Continue reading

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Choosing a Backpack

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Why British Food Isn’t as Bad as You Think

While our neighbours the French enjoy long, leisurely lunches and fine wines in elegant restaurants, we eat our main meal at the bus stop, drink our own body weight in warm lager and then cradle a donner kebab on the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Sydney, Australia for $10

You can do some awesome things for $10 (or 13 AU$) in this sunny Aussie city, and we don’t just mean lounging around on the beaches, chugging cocktails or surfing…. in fact, there were so many amazing things that you … Continue reading

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Things to do in London for $10 or less

If you had just $10 (or £6.75 ish) in your pocket, what would you spend it on? We asked travellers in London for their ideas… more>

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How to Get Drunk in the UK – British Pub Etiquette

People often think that travel in Europe is easy; that cultural gaffes aren’t an issue and that the challenges of Africa or Latin America don’t apply. In some ways this is true, but even in the UK, where the language … Continue reading

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Glampacking: The Fashionable Girl’s guide to backpacking

The three items on nearly every backpacker’s list: fleece, poncho, Bandanna. Which just happen to be three things that would cause you to destroy every photo from your trip. So throw out the old packing list and learn what rules … Continue reading

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