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Hostels in the Australian Outback

While more than 90% of Australians live in the urban coastal areas of the country, the Australian Outback draws in backpackers from around the world every year. The Outback contains an insight into Australias rich culture and indigenous peoples. Navigating this vast territory could take up to six months if you allow it to, and hostels could fill fast if you don’t plan accordingly. Here are some recommended hostels in parts of the Outback you are bound to visit. Alice Lodge Backpackers Alice Springs is the second largest town in the Northern Territory and one of the most popular destinations for travelers in the Australian Outback. The town of Alice Springs is a good example of the European and Aboriginal influences on modern Australia, with art galleries and exhibitions displaying this regions diverse culture. The Camel Cup is a popular camel racing event in town, giving you another unique reason…

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Airport Parking Long Term?

If you are used to flying in and out of the airport but you usually get there in ways other than your car then you might like to consider the other option that is open to you which is airport parking. Airport parking can be a great way of making your trip to the airport to catch your flight very convenient, quick and efficient. One of the major plus points that comes with being able to park your car right near to the airport terminal is that you can take your time getting to the airport without having to worry about public transport fares, timetables or having to rely on a lift in the early hours of the morning from a friend or family member. There are all sorts of options that are open to you when you choose to use airport parking and you can make it so that…

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Must Visit Locations for RTW

The best places to include on your itinerary for your RTW trip are the countries and cities you want to see most. Despite all of the reviews both good and bad you should always go where you want to if possible on an RTW. That said, we have some recommendations for your RTW trip, including the many of the best places to backpack. Boracay, Philippines Beautiful beaches and a short flight from Manila, even this popular tourist destination is neglected like most of the Philippines by RTWers. The Philippine islands of which there are over 4,000 hold some of the most varied environments in the world. Of those islands Boracay is a trip we highly recommend, one look at the night sky and you wont be disappointed. More information: Backpacking in the Philippines The Outback, Australia A backpackers dream, the Outback is a lot of rugged territory you can cover…

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Booking your Round the World Tickets

One of the most common questions people have about RTW trips is where to start looking for tickets. Most people actually may not even be aware that RTW tickets and plans are available. Both Star Alliance and One World offer RTW ticket plans but thats only one of your options. It is possible to organize your own RTW by booking in advance and using individual flights. That’s a bit trickier though since you’ll have to do some serious planning and pricing to compare with a package deal. Finally, you can always go by winging it at each destination but this is almost always the most expensive option, not to mention a difficult one to organize if you’re on a tight time frame. A year sounds like a lot of time to travel around the world but once you hit the road, you’ll quickly realize how fast time can fly and…

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How To Plan An Round the World Trip

An RTW is a trip round the world and involves much more planning than a simple 2 week vacation. An RTW typically lasts for around a year or more and while RTW tickets help to organize and determine your schedule, there is also a great deal of flexibility you’ll have during your RTW trip. Everyone plans an RTW differently based on where they want to go, the time in their life (i.e. taking a gap year), and of course budget. This is just a basic recommended RTW planning outline designed to help guide you to mapping out your trip and plans. Planning an RTW is exciting from the moment the idea pops in your head to take an RTW trip around the world. Making The Decision To Take An RTW This is the first step that’s required for all of your other plans to come in to being. You may…