It’s time to remove these 5 tired travel myths

(NerdWallet) – With so many travel myths around, it can be confusing to figure out what is really true and what is not. Whether you are traveling for the first time or have had many trips under your belt, knowing the difference between fact and fiction can help you make …

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What happened to Melbourne backpacker hostels?

Sadly, that was the case for Paul Seddon, who operated the 50-bed Collingwood Backpackers for 20 years until he decided to sell the Johnston Street building, shut down the business and retire there. last year knowing that it would be years before backpackers returned. The Collingwood Backpackers building, which has …

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South Africa raids township for looted goods

A lively piece of radio came to a screeching halt as a line of armed police officers marched through a Johannesburg township on Tuesday morning, searching for stolen property nearly two weeks after the riots and widespread looting ended. © MARCO LONGARI Confiscated: cases of beer join other suspected stolen …

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Six takeaway thrillers for your summer vacation

Expand your mind and build your reading list with the Books newsletter. register today. Fall, TJ Newman (Simon & Schuster, 304 pages) “When the shoe fell on his knees, the foot was still in it. This is the first line of TJ Newman’s debut thriller and it is the start …

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5 tips for visiting Alaska on a budget

Is visiting the great state of Alaska on your bucket list? It’s certainly on mine – and has been since my childhood. There is something pristine and majestic about the vast Alaskan wilderness that draws me and many others there. I was actually born in Alaska – Anchorage, to be …

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