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Piranhas and parrots in the Brazilian Pantanal

August 27, 2014

Earlier this year I travelled to Brazil and to the vast wetland area known as the Pantanal. I knew you could look for wildlife here but I didnt realise how much I would see. Piranhas, parrots, a host of birdlife and some very noisy monkeys, to mention a few... (Read more)

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August 21, 2014

We are lucky here – we have a team of dedicated drivers who care for their trucks like they are their best friend. Overseen by Mark, our Fleet and Operations Director, the trucks purr away and carry our happy travellers on adventures of a lifetime. (Read more)

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Latest from Elephant In The Room

Elephant In The Room

Rob Freeman

August 31, 2014

THE countdown to departure has reached single figures in terms of weeks and the American trip which acted as a buffer between “some way off” and “God, I’m nowhere near ready” has come and gone. It is time to stop … Continue reading →...

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Latest from A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Matt Cummings

August 27, 2014

Tajikistan and KyrgyzstanFlying into Dushanbe I was full of mixed emotions. Leaving behind a group of great friends was hard but I was also excited to meet my new entourage. To take my mind off all this Turkish Airlines decided they would lose 1 of my bags containing my tent, sleeping mat ...

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Latest from Easter Island

Easter Island

Stuart Chaffe & Chloe Rutkowski

July 6, 2014

After completing the big South American loop, there were two places we couldn’t miss off, the Galapagos, check and Easter Island, ok let’s check that too. Easter Island has several names so to us in English, Easter Island, Rapa Nui in Rapa Nui and in Spanish Isla de Pascua not too confu...

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Latest from Malawi: woodcarving master by day, stripper Jane by night

Malawi: woodcarving master by day, stripper Jane by night

Jessica Monk

August 29, 2014

Beautiful Malawi. Sandy beaches, blue waters, hammocks swaying in the breeze. What’s not to love? Although just a quick trip, Malawi fast became one of my favourite stops on the Trans African trail. I’m sure I bandy the phrase, “one of my favourites,” around a lot on this blo...

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Latest from Run amok at Ranamok—just don’t break anything

Run amok at Ranamok—just don’t break anything

Leggy Peggy

August 28, 2014

‘The Magpie’s Hoard’ by Robert Wynne, Australia I’m taking a little diversion from my Central Asian/Silk Road travels to tell you about the Ranamok Glass Prize. Over the last 20 years, this prestigious annual acquisition event has showcased creativity, skill and innovation in con...

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Latest from New York, New York

New York, New York

Emily Holland

January 24, 2014

This will be the final entry in my series on my Round the World trip April-June 2013. I stayed at the Q4 hotel/hostel in Queen’s Plaza, which was right opposite the subway and so it was really conveniently located for getting everywhere I needed to go. It had great facilities, including a larg...

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Latest from Detling Military Odyssey — Detling, United Kingdom

Detling Military Odyssey — Detling, United Kingdom

Derrick Brown

August 25, 2014

Detling Military Odyssey - Detling, United Kingdom Detling, United KingdomI have been looking forward to this show for a couple of weeks, after I went to the previous show (War and Peace) This show covers a lot more of wars over the ages Wars and weapons from early Ro...

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Latest from Galapagos - Isabela

Galapagos - Isabela

Helen McAvoy

October 6, 2013

The beers for the journey seemed like a good idea...what a mistake. Bumpy doesn't even come close, it was like a 1 hour roller-coaster ride, which in the beginning was hilarious, but with beer in your belly the comedy doesn't be long waring off! We headed towards Caleta Iguana, the coolest little ho...

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Latest from Galapagos - Isabela

Galapagos - Isabela

Barrie Roulston

October 6, 2013

The beers for the journey seemed like a good idea...what a mistake. Bumpy doesn't even come close, it was like a 1 hour roller-coaster ride, which in the beginning was hilarious, but with beer in your belly the comedy doesn't be long waring off! We headed towards Caleta Iguana, the coolest little ho...

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Latest from Final Comments — Fareham, United Kingdom

Final Comments — Fareham, United Kingdom

Sarah Jones

February 13, 2014

Final Comments - Fareham, United Kingdom Fareham, United KingdomSo that's it, my trip is done and dusted and what an experience it was. Since i've been home i've been asked how it compares to my East Coast African trip and all I can say is that they are two completely d...

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Latest from Run amok at Ranamok—just don’t break anything

Run amok at Ranamok—just don’t break anything

Peggy & John

August 28, 2014

‘The Magpie’s Hoard’ by Robert Wynne, Australia I’m taking a little diversion from my Central Asian/Silk Road travels to tell you about the Ranamok Glass Prize. Over the last 20 years, this prestigious annual acquisition event has showcased creativity, skill and innovation in con...

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Latest from Sharing is Caring: How the sharing economy can improve your travel experience

Sharing is Caring: How the sharing economy can improve your travel experience

Hannah Wayte

April 9, 2014

This article was first published on Times of Malta on 31st March 2013. Spread out across the table before me is an enviable feast in a display of colour any artist would be proud of. The aromas of freshly baked bread, heavily spiced couscous and a steaming hot tagine as its lid is taken off fight ...

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Latest from Snake Park

Snake Park

Sammy Mc

November 25, 2013

5/05/2012Today is the first day of the new leg of the trip, and four new people have joined us: Calum (Brit), Clare (Kiwi), Charity (Saffa) and Daniel (American). Calum seems to be off to a good start already - they had their pre-departure talk at 8am this morning, and I got Calum out of bed at 7.57...

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Latest from Things that remind me of Beijing

Things that remind me of Beijing

Lisa V

September 22, 2013

Hocking up gobs of spit and spitting onto the pavementFace masksBuick cars, Hyundai Elantra taxisSmog/pollutionPressure to buyBusy but organised/orderlyPeople wanting to get photos with meNo Facebook!RickshawsDumplingsTea JadeStreet sweepersHuge tour groups with tour leader holding flag and tou...

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Latest from Bangkok Koh Samui Koh Phangan Thailand February 2013

Bangkok Koh Samui Koh Phangan Thailand February 2013

Bunny & Martin

November 30, -0001

Ahhh Thailand theres this smell as you step off the plane in Thailand its not a good smell or a bad smell its just Thailand I love it Its heat spices pollution a foreign country holidays all combined in one. Weve been to this charming South East Asian country a dozen plus times now to various place...

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Latest from The Home Straight — Katherine, Australia

The Home Straight — Katherine, Australia

Karen Ironmonger

May 18, 2014

The Home Straight - Katherine, Australia Katherine, AustraliaAfter travelling thousands of kilometres from Brisbane, through South West Queensland, outback New South Wales, South Australia and the Red Centre, we were on the home straight. After battling the heat, the im...

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Latest from The Home Straight — Katherine, Australia

The Home Straight — Katherine, Australia

Michael Bisson

May 18, 2014

The Home Straight - Katherine, Australia Katherine, AustraliaAfter travelling thousands of kilometres from Brisbane, through South West Queensland, outback New South Wales, South Australia and the Red Centre, we were on the home straight. After battling the heat, the im...

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Brian Montalbo

March 11, 2014

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Latest from There and Back Again

There and Back Again

Matthew Maher & Jen Hurd

December 13, 2011

Perito Merino Glacier - El CalafateWe were happy to have a few days to relax in Ushuaia and some time off driving.  Ushuaia is characterised by bad weather and cloudy skies - however it would typically only rain for a couple of hours a day and the rain was never heavy.  So while we were th...

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Latest from Naar huis...........

Naar huis...........

Esmeralda van Stee

June 30, 2010

Hallo allemaal!!Op het moment zit ik in een internet café in Kaapstad met gemengde gevoelens...Aan de ene kant ben ik blij, want ik vlieg morgen naar huis, waar mijn familie en vrienden en mijn eigen vertrouwde huisje op me wachten. Aan de andere kant verdrietig, omdat er een eind komt aan mi...

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Latest from Completion in Cairo!

Completion in Cairo!

Kelvin & Ania

August 16, 2009

The end of our Africa Travels are almost complete. We have successfully arrived in Cairo, and despite all Africa could throw at us we have succeeded to arrive on time having completed the entire route overland!!! It’s been a wild ride, and we have many Fantastic Memories to bore you all with w...

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