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Redwood trees at Muir Woods - Hipmunk

Over San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument

San Francisco is a city that invites you to look up. In a city known for its impossibly steep streets, an iconic bridge, and photogenic cable cars, the opportunities for skywards gazing are endless. Only a few miles away from this metropolitan melting pot, casting your eyes aloft puts you in a wholly different and […]

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Six things I remembered about road trip travel in the USA, and why some of them really bug me

Landing in Miami, the realisation hit me. It was nearly seven years since I’d last set foot on US soil. After many happy holidays in the western States, it was time to head East. I was curious, would a Florida road trip be the same as my previous US experiences? Remembering to drive on the […]

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How to visit The Everglades on a flashpacker budget

How to visit The Everglades on a flashpacker budget

Grassy expanses on a horizon to clear blue nothing, amphibious reptiles lying languidly in the heat of the mid-day sun, birds gliding lazily on a tree-to-tree mission, mangrove forests lapped by the shores of a turquoise blue ocean. All this and more can be found in The Everglades, Florida. This isn’t a cheap part of the world […]

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what to expect in Cuba - Havana street

Beyond the vintage cars: what to expect in Cuba

Whether you’re a US citizen chomping at the bit for the potential chance to visit this “forbidden” country, or merely interested in what makes this Caribbean island so different; here’s the lowdown on what to expect in Cuba. the former Cuban revolutionary said to me, as we chatted over a cup of coffee. From revolution to evolution […]

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Uluru, Ayers Rock - a month in the Australian Outback

Where to spend a month in the Australian Outback

This suggested itinerary for a month in the Australian Outback takes in all the major sites, starting from Alice Springs in the “Red Centre”, up to Darwin at the top of the Northern Territory, and ending in Broome in Western Australia. If you love the great outdoors, are partial to a road trip and a spot of warm weather, then […]

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