Activities

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Crossing a notorious stretch of ocean? That's my kind of cruise

The Backpacker This is adventure, a dream come true.

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The world's best foods for late-night scoffing

Kebab

The Backpacker These dishes are at the bottom of the foodie chain, the stuff you scoff after a few beers. But surely they deserve better?

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In pursuit of the perfect meal

sashimi

The Backpacker I have faith that Google Maps can get me there - the blue dot never lies. Does it?

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How to get back in the good books with your girlfriend

The Backpacker Need to earn some brownie points after upsetting your significant other? Here's the perfect way.

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Ten popular tourist attractions that can kill you

Full Moon Party, Thailand

The Backpacker If you don't like taking risks, you should probably avoid doing any of these.

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Meet the travel nutters

Female scuba diver.

The Backpacker You meet nutters of all descriptions when you travel - they have an obsessive look about them.

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A sacred dessert pilgrimage

ice-cream

The Backpacker Some people prefer to conduct their sacred journey in a state of hardship, trekking countless miles. Me, I prefer a train trip and some ice-cream.

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Is this even a restaurant?

Kyoto restaurant

The Backpacker I won't tell you the name of this place, because that's not the point.

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You're going to regret that...

paradise holiday beach

The Backpacker From saris to sarongs: the overseas purchases that should really be left overseas.

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My worst travel injury

Globe with barbed wire

The Backpacker The worst injury I've suffered in the last 10 years of travelling and it happened in the least likely place.

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They're a strange bunch, but I get it

Bird Watchers

The Backpacker You can spot the twitchers from a mile away.

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Where to find Rome's finest food

Parmesan cheeses at Eataly in Rome

The Backpacker When in Rome, do as the Romans do. And Romans don't go to the Colosseum.

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Booze tourism? I don't mind that

Napa Valley Wine

The Backpacker I don't know much about wine but, like a lot of tourists, I fake it.

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When your holiday requires its own outfit

Safari fashion

The Backpacker I wouldn't be caught dead in these clothes in Australia. But here? It's the tourists' uniform.

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Miss Snow It All

Snow worries: will global warming kill the ski industry?

snow making

Miss Snow It All With increasingly erratic winters, the global ski industry is clearly in environmental trouble.

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Snow Ponies - women in the snow world

Torah Bright

Rachael Oakes-Ash Women have won 73 percent of our individual snow sports medals, yet few reach the upper echelons of power.

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Forget all the fashionable foodie fare

Peruvian pancake tacu tacu.

Ben Groundwater It's not the fancy stuff in the capital that impresses, but the down-home, simple food of the north.

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Snow white with envy

Mt hutt

Rachael Oakes-Ash Ever noticed how the snow is always whiter, dryer, deeper and longer on the other side?

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Fiji

There's a rumble in the jungle

Lovoni Fiji

Ben Groundwater Soon it's raining mandarins, giant hunks of nature's produce thudding to the earth.

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When white snow turns evil

Colorado Ski, USA

Rachael Oakes-Ash Three simple syllables that can kill and the white elephant in the room for every skier or snowboarder that ventures off-piste.

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