• Amazing Experiences
  • Why autumn is the best time to go backpacking in Hanoi

    Hanoi

    Vietnam’s energetic capital is bustling with great food, sublime architecture and enormous green parks. Hanoi is a hugely popular destination for backpackers and is frequently visited as a stop-over for a host of Asian and Australian flights. Hanoi is the perfect base to explore Vietnam’s cultural hotspots. Less than three hours to the craggy mountains of Halong Bay and only […]

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  • Visiting Vienna on a backpackers budget

    Vienna

    With its grand imperial architecture and historic coffeehouses, visiting Vienna is like walking into a fairy tale. Blooming with art galleries and museums, the Austrian capital was once home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Freud and Gustav Klimt. Whether you’re travelling for a weekend or a sightseeing adventure, there are plenty of things to do in […]

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  • Festival of La Mercé 2016

    La Mercè 2016

    Join the biggest party of the year in Barcelona this September – there will be human towers, fireworks, street dancing and fire runs! La Mercè is the biggest street party in Barcelona and one of the most colourful festivals in the Catalan calendar. With four days of street parties and fireworks taking place, there’ll be more than 600 events […]

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  • Go see the Regata Storica in Venice

    Image by Norma Gòmez (Flickr/Creative Commons)

    Gondolas will parade down Rialto Bridge for the Regata Storica – a historic tradition which celebrates barges racing down the Grand Canal Regata Storica is one of Venice’s most beautiful traditions. If you’re going on holiday to Italy this year, then make sure you see the Regatta Storica on the first Sunday of September. Venice will be reviving […]

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  • Varna: A holiday guide to Bulgaria

    Varna

    Any traveller going to Varna on holiday will find some of the best beaches in Bulgaria. With their open-air bars and party atmosphere, checking into a beach hostel is one of the best ways to explore the entertainment capital of Bulgaria. Varna is the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea and is the third […]

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  • Bastille Day, Paris – Free things to see and do

    Bastile Day

    Paris’s summer national holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789. This year, Bastille Day, is on Thursday July 14th 2016. Visitors will experience the Champs-Elysées military parade, a fireman’s ball and spectacular firework display at the Champ de Mars. Check out our list of free things to do below – and budget friendly accommodation in Paris city centre. When? […]