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14 Things You Definitely Need In Your Backpack While Abroad

Narrow city streets are our playgrounds, jungles are our local hangouts, and beach hammocks are where we lay our heads. We catch memories and live in the moment, and hold only the most important things dear. However, don’t let your light backpacking ways leave you up a creek without a paddle! Here are 14 lightweight things to keep in your backpack that will make your backpacking trip a breeze!

8 Things You've Done If You're A Serious Traveller

Travelling brings joy to a part of our souls no other thrill can. Getting lost in old cities, catching barrels on ancient waves, and sipping tea with monks inspires us and opens our minds to indescribable possibilities. Along the way we’ve gotten lost, made some mistakes, and discovered new adventures in serendipitous ways. Here are 8 words of wisdom from some serious travellers...

8 Things Most Travellers Miss in Central America

Central America might not be the most traveled corner of the globe, but there's no question it's on the up. Thousands of tourists now flock to the beaches of Panama and the forests of Costa Rica each year, eager to spy out sloths and ride their first Pacific swells. However, there are still oodles of off-the-beaten-track spots and attractions in this S-bend between the Americas, with everything from hidden rivers to mysterious Mayan ruins on the menu for the more intrepid backpacker. Check it out…


Shrouded in mists and dressed in swaying palms, scented with coffee fields and fringed with tropical beaches to shame any Caribbean island, Costa Rica is hardly one to resist. But, just in case you needed any more reasons to pack the Hawaiian shirts and walking boots and make a beeline for this Central American gem, here’s a lowdown of some of its major pulls. Expect sultry rainforests, shimmering Pacific sands, three-toed sloths et al.


Ah Central America: a world of mystery and magic; of come-at-able locals with perpetual smiles and tropical birds so colourful they seem almost unreal. Ranging from the vine-dressed temples of Guatemala's Tikal to the salty fishing towns of the Panamanian Pacific coast, from the ambrosial sands of the Caribbean islands in Bocas del Toro and Belize to the endless surf streams of Mal Pais and Manzanillo in Costa Rica, there are plenty of reasons why tour operators simply love organizing trips to this bucket-list-busting corner of the globe.