Why you should NOT ride elephants.

Featured Image: El Vaquero Humans are drawn to elephants. Whether by their size, intelligence, beauty or any other coveted quality, people are willing to travel great distances just to lay eyes upon them. This attraction is the foundation of a booming tourism industry in Asia. Unfortunately, by virtue of their magnetism they are subjected to…

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Hands-off the Loris!

Featured Image: Joel Satore, founder of The Photo Ark Most people could presume the story of the slow loris that met the hands of a tourist attraction – an exotic creature with desirable qualities is subjected to deplorable conditions. It’s a tale heard over and over again, from the petting of tiger cubs in India…

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All about drones on airplanes.

Featured Image: Jetpack Insider With the rising popularity of photography, due in part to platforms like Instagram, upmarket cameras are having an ever-increasing presence in extra-national travel. Long has the DSLR been the must-have travel companion. But, recently a newcomer with a reasonable price tag has entered the market – consumer photographer drones. Drone’s and…

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Do you have what it takes to drive in India?

Header Image: Andrey Martovskiy The Indian landscape has an infallible beauty to it. From its sui generis Himalayan mountain range to the dense tropical forests of the south to the eclectic Ghats of Varanasi, there is a simplistic nirvana found in visiting these places. India should hold a place on your bucket list! But, its one…

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How to smuggle a drone into India.

India is one of only a few nations to completely outlaw consumer drones. While the government suggests they are for regulation not prohibition, their actions suggest otherwise. Laws governing the use of drones have effectively removed the ability of any individuals to purchase or own a drone in India nor import as a foreigner. Mountains…

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Dealing with Bali Belly (Traveller’s Sickness)

You’ve heard all the warnings about food in Bali and taken all the recommended precautions to avoid the infamous Bali Belly, otherwise known as Traveller’s Sickness. But, despite all that research and planning, you have ended up here. Likely meaning that it was all for nothing. Diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, aches and pains are…

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Backpackers Guide to ‘Travel in North Bali’

  North and South Bali share few similarities. The weather. The people. The environment. All drastically different despite only being separated by 50 or so kilometres. All travellers experience the South, but few make it to the North of the island. This is a mischance! The North is the place for those that want to…

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Bali’s 9 Waterfalls in 9 Days

By Gaia’s grace, we have waterfalls. Whether by the tranquil mind that comes from a raging torrent or the adventure had in trekking to these secluded locations, waterfalls seem to bring out the best in people. Bali hosts a diverse myriad of waterfalls across its small, but varied landscape. One could not hope to ever…

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40 Things to do in South Australia

The sun-scorched lands of Australia harbour many gems that need only be found. From its Jurassic-like coastlines to its dramatic contrast in landscapes to its bountiful display of unique wildlife, it is a truly unique continent. Whether your interests be in the natural wealth of the area to be found in the North, the allure…

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Flying on a one-way ticket? Here’s how to avoid problems.

If backpacking be your intended form of travel, you will undoubtedly be purchasing a one-way ticket at some stage of your journey, just as I did. Unfortunately, if you are intending to do so in Bali you will likely be barred from entering the country. You may be able to enter other countries on a one-way ticket, but Indonesia is notably strict on its visa applicants and excessively harsh with its penalties.

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