Leanne Newsham

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The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2013)

Sunday, October 20, 2013<p>Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 3rd quarter (July – September) of 2013 ranked by visitor traffic.<p>There are …

Thailand's top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget: part two

You'll find Mango in the only remaining non-tourist fishing village on popular Koh Lanta. Set in a traditional wooden house on a small pier, rooms are bright with large balconies and sumptuous sea views. Beaches are on nearby islands a short boat ride away or a 15-minute bike journey. They have …

Island hopping French Polynesia, without breaking the bank

Although these isolated and far-flung atolls have a reputation of being one of the most expensive holiday spots on earth, it is possible to island hop independently and affordably.<p>Think French Polynesia and you will likely envisage picture-perfect tropical islands with acres of blonde sand, palm …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Planning your dream Himalayan trip

For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur. Here dramatic forested gorges rise to skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks through a landscape that ranges from high-altitude desert to dripping rhododendron forest. …

Everest Base Camp

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

Intrepid Travel

"Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." ~ Jack Kerouac

23 movies that will make you want to grab that backpack and travel the world right now: http://bit.ly/travelflicks (Photo taken in Tibet by Michele Alexander)

Have a heart, 'suspend' a coffee

With help from The Big Issue state manager Cassandra Roland, who acts as a voluntary liaison with the nearby Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre, Mr …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …