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Tropical Paradise of Tayrona National Park


On the northern coast of Colombia lies the magical Tayrona National Park. This protected area features forests teaming with wildlife leading down to pristine beaches on the Caribbean sea. The only way to reach many of the most beautiful, palm-fringed sands are the meandering footpaths through jungle and over sea-strewn boulders. With only a little effort you can find your own slice of paradise in Tayrona.

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Fremantle’s Top 10 Things to do Under $10



If money is tight Fremantle’s bohemian atmosphere make it a great destination by Australian standards. This compact city can accommodate backpackers even on the tightest budget. Here are my top 10 cheap ideas ranging from completely free activities stretching to bargain $10 prices.

Fishing Boat Harbour

Take a stroll along the boardwalk at Freo’s working harbour, home to hundreds of fishing vessels. Enjoy the waterfront lined with restaurants and find the statue of Bon Scott from AC/DC. In winter keep warm with a bag of hot chips, just keep an eye out for the hungry seagulls!

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Discover the Middlewood Way

The Middlewood Way is a 10 mile traffic-free trail created from a former railway line in Cheshire. This footpath passes by my childhood home and over the years I’ve spent many hours walking, cycling and horse-riding up and down the track. This weekend during a visit home I took the dogs for a walk along Middlewood to admire the late autumn scenery of orange leaves crunching underfoot.

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