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How to house-sit the world

So you want to travel the world but lack the funds? You’re keen to take the kids on the road but need space for them to roam?<p>If you can be flexible on location and duration, house-sitting can be a passport to long-term budget travel, offering free accommodation and the chance to live like a local …

Scenic day-long hikes: walking in New Zealand

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but don’t break out the cooking stove and sleeping bag just yet. Much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes, which means less gear, less effort, and quite possibly more fun.<p>1. Twilight–Te …

The Dressmaker: watch Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth in the first trailer – video

Watch the first trailer for The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Sarah Snook and Hugo Weaving. Set in 1950s Australia and filmed entirely in Victoria, The Dressmaker, based on the bestselling novel by Rosalie Ham, is billed as a bittersweet, comedy-drama about love, …

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3 Awesome Trails to Run in New Zealand

Brought to you on film by running’s greatest bromantical couple<p>In March, ultrarunners Jason Schlarb and Jeremy Wolf traveled to New Zealand on a mission to deepen their friendship, learn to drive an RV on the left side of the road, and inspire us with beautiful images of remote trails. Two of those …

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New Zealand's 10 most unforgettable beaches

With 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand is heaven for beach-lovers. Its diverse shores dish up everything from lazy days and blazing sunsets, to active adventures such as swimming, kayaking and surfing. Finding a great beach is easy; to find an unforgettable one, read on…<p>Ninety Mile …

Natalie Portman's Harvard in commencement speech: Oscar winner relives 'dark moments'

Natalie Portman once joked in an <i>SNL</i> Digital Short that she spent her time at Harvard smoking weed and cheating on tests. But the real Portman was a …

Vancouver’s best cheap eats

Vancouver has one of Canada’s juiciest dining scenes. But for every high-end restaurant here, there are dozens of budget alternatives to salivate over – so long as you know where to go.<p>Here’s our taste-tested menu of top cheap eats throughout the city, where mains typically cost little more than …

Yosemite without the crowds

You’ve seen the postcards, admired your friends’ vacation photos. Ever wonder why everyone has pictures of the same places from the same angles? The showy celebrity of the US national park system, Yosemite hosts millions of visitors each year, and most flock with camera in hand like paparazzi to …

Australia's best food experiences: food trucks in Melbourne

Before 2009 food trucks didn’t have much of a reputation in Melbourne but now Melbourne’s famed culinary scene includes food trucks serving a huge variety of quality cuisine – Louisiana <i>po’ boys</i>, Cantonese dim sum and Wagyu beef burgers – as well as specialty coffees the city famously obsesses over. …

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

The Walking Cure: Talking to Cheryl Strayed About What Made Wild Work

<b>Midway on her life’s journey,</b> Cheryl Strayed found herself in dark woods. Or a quarter-way, really: At the age of 26, motherless, divorced, dabbling …

61 Travel Tips to Make You the World's Savviest Traveler

Most people aren’t born savvy travelers. It’s something that only comes with on-the-road experience. In the beginning, you make a lot of mistakes. …

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The best careers for travelling the world

Dreaming of a job that pays you to travel? Who doesn't? Competition is stiff and salaries aren't always something to write home about, but here's our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality.<p>Flight attendant<p>Yes, flight attendants travel the world but short haul staff rarely leave …

The foodie's guide to Fiji

If your idea of dining in Fiji conjures images of kitschy '80s seafood concoctions or fruit cocktails topped with paper umbrellas, then you’re going to be in for quite a treat when you arrive. Yes summery cocktails remain a fixture for swim-up bars and beachfront drinking, but the foodie scene in …

Treasure hunting: where to shop in Marrakesh

Marrakesh has been a trading town since the 11th century, and it can still satisfy the most ardent shopaholic. Its warren of souqs are the quintessential Moroccan shopping experience, but there's more: in-the-know buyers also make a beeline for the design district of Sidi Ghamen or upscale Gueliz …

Jamie Oliver

How to pack light: tips from a master packer

Packing small is essential for any globetrotter committed to embracing the chaos of travel. With a small pack, you can chase down your Japanese train as it unapologetically departs on time. You can squeeze in to (or on top of) the only bus to the next village in India.<p>Or, as we learned, when your …

10 more offbeat places to visit in India

Since India is full of unseen places waiting to be discovered, we felt one list would simply not be enough. And so, here’s the second installation of …

The New World of Travel Writing

As a writer, editor, and teacher, I care about travel writing that matters. My own journey of learning about and reflecting on the ever-evolving world of travel writing and publishing is a continual one, propelled each year by the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, held each …

Breaking the Marriage Mold

<i>This is a guest post by Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic. She will be writing a series of articles on traveling as a solo female in your thirties.</i><p>I had a …

A Beginner's Guide to Successful Meditation

Photo Credit: Shutterstock<p>Meditation For Beginners<p>Meditation isn’t just for hippies, it’s a tool that can help all of us navigate our lives. …

A perfect day in Toronto

Facing off against New York State, far across the slate-grey waters of Lake Ontario, Toronto walks the line between American cultural osmosis and staunch Canadian independence. Masters of this balancing act, Torontonians shift between both worlds with verve, tolerance and open-mindedness. Spend a …

Yoga For Runners

10 Healthy Habits of (Insanely) Passionate Runners

<i>What are the common bonds that runners share? Here’s a good starting point.</i><p>How does one become a dedicated runner? Though we come from all walks of …

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …