Are you planning to party your way through the summer and rave whilst feeling the sand between your toes? If the answer is yes, then read on. Hostelling International has some of the best beach parties’ locations, where clothing is just optional, music is compulsory and fun is all part of the plan.
Tucked away at the bottom of the Southern Hemisphere, Tasmania is every bit the magical island paradise the brochures would have you believe. There is rainforest to be explored, amazing food to be devoured and spectacular scenery to be seen and talked about when you get home.
Adventures such as the Trans-Siberian, Rocky Mountaineer, and the Ghan are among the world’s best rail journeys. But, let’s face it, they don’t come cheap and can involve a bit of a time commitment – Moscow to Vladivostok aboard the Trans-Siberian takes a week. If you’re pressed for time and cash, here are some equally stunning, but more affordable train journeys – and they’ll have you back for dinner.
Recently, two of our long term backpackers were kind enough to make us a ‘Best of Apollo Bay’ scrapbook, full of all the best bits of their trip down the Great Ocean Road…we hope it inspires you to start your own journey.
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