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50 countries in eight years Big OE: We gotta get out of this place Going nomad in Mongolia

Rugby fans face price hikes

All Blacks and Wallabies fans cramming into hotels have caused price hikes on both sides of the ditch.

4 countries in 3 months

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Top 5 travel selfies

Selfies aren't new, but love them or loathe them, the craze is here to stay.

Sun, surf and sunsets

Janine Hall left the corporate world to ride the waves in Bali.

2 months in Central America

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2 weeks in Africa

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In Thailand, with family

Pearl Harbour tours

A life less ordinary

Many years and 74 countries later, I can honestly say I that I have seen a little snippet of what the world offers.

Go, go gadgets

Why travel light when getting kitted up is half the fun?

The call of the wild

Challenge accepted!

Teens take world's scariest selfie

Three students have gone to sickening lengths to take the world's scariest selfie in Hong Kong.

Top 5 in Mexico

Jungles, deserts; teeming cities, one-street pueblos; fiesta fireworks, Frida's angst.

Top of the world

On first sight, Machu Picchu is even more striking than its reputation suggests.

A Mayan discovery

Moving on

Cruise's crooning captain

The singing captain on MV Santa Cruz proved to be a highlight of a Galapagos Islands trip.

Heavenly hideaways

Forest Retreat room at The Cavern Drakensberg Resort. Some of the country's best escapes were known only to locals - until now.

Top 5 African wildlife spots

Wild and wonderful Africa has plenty of great spots to see the Big Five.

A new surfing paradise

Take a walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

There are a few things they tell you when you’re about to walk with lions.