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New Zealand Roads
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By Jess
On: 8th July, 2016

Original Travel Does Top Gear: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • USA
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Canada

Dear Top Gear Producers, we couldn't help but notice that you haven't had much luck in the presenter department in the last year or two. Perhaps it's time for a gear change (see what we did there?) and we are officially throwing our hats in the ring. Here's the pitch: fewer of the…

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By Jess
On: 1st April, 2016

A Vote to Float: Brexit Solved

Are you sitting down? Good, because we've got news: we've solved the 'Brexit' issue (cue rapturous applause). No, we're not starting a political party and we haven't temporarily taken leave of our senses; we've decided that Britain should simply uproot and float away. While various…

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By Guest blogger
On: 2nd November, 2015

Iceland & the Elements

  • Iceland

Two days into my trip around Iceland I had a very panicked text from my Mother…. I'd left my enormous thermal duvet jacket at my parents' house and she was having visions of me freezing to death on some barren iceberg. Given that it took two full days for her maternal instincts to kick in,…

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By Jess
On: 3rd August, 2015

Find your Inner Adventurer

  • The Lake District
  • Japan
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Indonesia
  • Ethiopia
  • Mozambique

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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By Guest blogger
On: 14th July, 2015

Slovenia: a Hidden Holiday Gem

  • Europe
  • Slovenia

The prospect of travelling to Slovenia was no small feat for a 4ft 11 solo traveller such as myself… what could I eat there (the most important question in any given scenario)? Do they even have proper shops? Will they understand me? Will I be safe? My dad isn't Liam Neeson, after all. What…

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By Jess
On: 29th June, 2015

Our Favourite Festivals Around the World

  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Malawi
  • Ethiopia
  • India

This past weekend nearly 200,000 revellers descended on a field in Somerset, flowers in hair, wellies on feet and tents in tow. There was mud, there was body paint, there was tie-dye and, oh yes, a spot of music too. You guessed it - Glastonbury. And once we'd heartily discussed (read: all…

Chimgan Mountains
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By Amelia
On: 19th May, 2015

Desert… Or Mountains in Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan

One of the great things about this little known country is that you can be in the sultry deserts of Karakalpakstan one minute (a semi autonomous region in southern Uzbekistan - ever heard of it?!), and then the snow capped mountains bordering Kazakhstan the next. Uzbekistan is small and easy…

Mountain Scenery in Indonesia
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By Jess
On: 12th May, 2015

Off the Beaten Track in Indonesia

  • The Far East
  • Indonesia
  • Flores & Komodo

Indonesia is a destination that generally conjures images of beautiful Balinese beaches and eating, praying and loving à la Julia Roberts. And don't get me wrong that all sounds pretty fantastic but with over 17,000 islands spread across 3,000 miles, there's a fair bit more to explore in the…

view of akershus fortress in oslo in norway
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By Guest blogger
On: 20th October, 2014

Norway: Obsessed and Proud

  • Europe
  • Norway

It's no secret in the office that I love Norway, but I used to think that I avoided tipping over into obsessive territory pretty well (the fjord ferry calendar above my desk might make it seem otherwise but that was a present and it's actually pretty helpful, thank you very much). However…

landscape in bandung in Java
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By Guest blogger
On: 8th July, 2014

A Jaunt Around Java

  • Indonesia
  • Java

My visits to Bali, Lombok and Sumatra had really brought home to me just how different and unique all of the Indonesian islands are. So while heading to Java, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect.