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Sharing the Summit: A Hike to Everest Base Camp

January 23, 2024

Whether you know it or not, hiking is always a form of pilgrimage. ⛰️

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Features

Chasing Aurora Borealis in the Arctic

October 16, 2023

Two women’s journey to Swedish Lapland to search for the elusive northern lights. ❄️

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Thoughts on Home

October 10, 2023

My history is spread thin across three countries between the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. ✨

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How to Make Friends When Travelling Solo

October 5, 2023

A guide to meeting kindred spirits in places you don’t have existing networks 🥰

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Eat Like a Local at Singapore’s Hawker Centres

September 26, 2023

An unwritten code of rules that’ll have you eating like a local in Singapore’s hawker stalls in a heartbeat! 🍜

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A Guide to Italian Road Trips in Four Acts

September 19, 2023

Italy is a country that is best driven around – slowly – in the tiniest car you can find! 🚗

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Hiking the UK's West Highland Way: Reasons to be Hyped

September 11, 2023

Haggis, Whisky and the Hogwarts Express: Scotland’s most iconic hiking route is a dream come true! 🥾

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Japan’s Northern Bear Hunters: Matagi, a Culture Co-Existing With Nature

September 4, 2023

Little known even to Japanese nationals, Matagi have been struggling to conserve their traditional customs. 🏹

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7 Incredible Off-the-Beaten-Path Experiences in Mexico

August 25, 2023

From a remote beach oasis and a lesser-known mountain town to surreal botanic gardens. ✨

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Bulgaria: Sandy Coasts, Long Dinners and the Best Gateway to the Balkans

August 21, 2023

Bulgaria’s popularity as a travel destination has really started to pop off! ⛰️

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Chasing Waterfalls on Aotearoa New Zealand’s South Island

August 15, 2023

At least 1500 waterfalls are marked on maps of Te Waipounamu! 🌊

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10 Lessons From 10 Years of Solo Travel as a Woman

August 7, 2023

What I have learned from globetrotting alone, bright-eyed and open-hearted with my wheely backpack and rip-off Birks. 💫

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Features

7 Tips to Help You Pack for Unpredictable Weather

July 28, 2023

20 years of travelling has taught this writer to always dress like an onion! 🧅

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Travel Inspiration

Albania: The Emerging Gem of Southeastern Europe

July 17, 2023

Dodge the crowds and treat yourself to one of the Mediterranean's best-kept secrets! 💎

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Features

Finding Community Abroad: Navigating Tokyo's Not-So-Inclusive Gym Culture

July 17, 2023

As someone who identifies as queer with tattoos, I've experienced the unique challenges of finding acceptance. 🏋

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Travel Inspiration

10 Solid Tips for Travelling on a Budget

July 8, 2023

Travel doesn't have to break the bank! Allow us to guide you on the path of frugal enlightenment. 🐷💰

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Travelling Europe During a Summer Heatwave

July 4, 2023

A tongue-in-cheek guide to surviving the climate apocalypse this European summer. 🥵

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Mistakes You'll Make Travelling Solo

July 4, 2023

Often when I share accounts of my first solo travels at age 18, I watch as my audience's eyes flash with horror... ✈

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Travel Insurance & Safety

These Are the Vaccinations You Need Before You Head Overseas

June 26, 2023

Do you have all the vaccinations you need to go travelling? 💉

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Travel Inspiration

Why I'll Never Pay For Checked Luggage Again

June 21, 2023

While I've spent tens of thousands of dollars on travel, I’ve learned that there's one expense I can’t quite justify. 🧳

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Around Costa Rica on a Motorbike – And How You Can Do It Too

June 13, 2023

An interview with Tom Voirol, who spent two weeks looping Costa Rica with a bunch of pals. 🏍️

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Everything You Need to Know About Bali Belly: Before, During and After

June 12, 2023

Bali belly is a sickness that comes for many weak-stomached Westerners. 🙊

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Features

Tips for Travelling (Successfully) as a Vegetarian

June 5, 2023

There are plenty of reasons to be eating less meat right now. 🥦

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Five Alternative Instagram Spots in Barcelona

May 30, 2023

Some local-ish knowledge of off-the-beaten spots in Spain's Catalan capital. 💃🏾

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How to Experience Nature Tourism in Japan

May 29, 2023

A bear conservationist living in Japan shares his recommendations for nature activities and farm stays. 🐻

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How to Hack Your Brain to Create Core Travel Memories

May 23, 2023

Learning about your biases and heuristic tendencies can help you make better travel decisions! 🧠

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Travel Insurance & Safety

Travelling With Anxiety

May 22, 2023

For people with anxiety, a trip overseas can be a stressful, overwhelming and destabilising experience. 😰

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Travel Inspiration

How Slow Travel Changed the Way I Experience the World

May 15, 2023

Slow travel is more than simply checking off a list of sightseeing attractions... 🌍

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Travel Insurance & Safety

What is the point of travel insurance?

May 11, 2023

With inflation at dizzying heights, you can't help but wonder, "Do I really need travel insurance?" 🤔

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Travel Insurance & Safety

How to Stay Safe From Mosquito-borne Diseases When You're Travelling

May 10, 2023

Tips to help you safeguard yourself against mosquitos when you’re travelling. 🦟

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Features

A Guide to Capturing the World on Super 8

May 8, 2023

An alternate way of recording your travels and capturing those smaller, purer moments that your phone can't! 🎥

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Travel Insurance & Safety

Surviving Jet Lag

May 8, 2023

How to keep the dreaded jet lag at bay when you change time zones travelling 😴

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Travel Insurance & Safety

Travel Insurance Explained

May 2, 2023

So what actually is travel insurance and what should you be looking for in a policy? 🧐

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Travel Insurance & Safety

Snow Sports Cover Explained

April 25, 2023

Freely's Snow Sports Boost offers benefits that may lend a hand when you go skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling 🏂

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Travel Inspiration

A Feminist City Guide to Kathmandu

April 19, 2023

Exciting and impactful feminist endeavours that will enrich your experience of Nepal’s capital. ✨

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Under Sahara Stars: Camping with Camels in Morocco

April 19, 2023

Riding camels in Morocco was a contrast of extremes: a metaphor for the desert itself. 🐪

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Features

What It's Like To Use Onsen in Japan as a Trans Person

March 29, 2023

For gender minorities like myself, entering these public bathhouses poses a great dilemma. 🛁

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Travel Inspiration

A Travel Guide to Uzbekistan

March 22, 2023

If you're hankering for a culturally adventurous travel experience, look no further than Uzbekistan! 💚

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Cycling Across Continents is Easier Than You Think

March 14, 2023

Long-distance bicycle touring is enjoying a new golden age. 🚴⛺

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Travel Insurance & Safety

Don’t Get Sick on the Road: How to Build Up Your Immune System Before Your Trip

March 9, 2023

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, it’s a sound idea to build your immune system up before you go! 🍊

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Travel Inspiration

A Travel Guide to Kazakhstan

March 2, 2023

Wander off the beaten path and put Kazakhstan on your bucket list. ⛰️

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Unexpected Lessons from an Icelandic Horse

March 1, 2023

Being around the intelligence and charm of these quirky horses was a highlight 🐴

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Travel Insurance & Safety

How to Stay Safe While Partying on Your Travels

February 28, 2023

Top tips for staying safe when you’re overseas and on the sauce. 💃🏾

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Travel Insurance & Safety

When should I get travel insurance?

February 9, 2023

If you’ve got a trip booked and are wondering when you should buy travel insurance 🤔

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Travel Insurance & Safety

How to Travel Safely in High Altitudes

February 9, 2023

You actually don’t even need to be climbing to experience this incredibly annoying phenomena 😵‍💫

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Travel Inspiration

5 Spots to Surf Before You Can't

February 1, 2023

Some are going to challenge you and others just delight 🏄🏽‍♀️

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A Travel Guide To The Kyrgyz Republic

January 13, 2023

Landlocked in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China is this wild, magical place ✨

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How to be a more ethical, mindful and sustainable traveller

November 22, 2022

Many of us aren’t always as responsible as we would like when we travel

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Travel Insurance Explained: The Freely Guide to Travel Insurance Jargon

November 3, 2022

PDS, Excess, Boosts, exclusion....What does it all mean exactly?

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Stay Safe on the Slopes with These Snowsport Safety Tips

August 24, 2022

Though snowsports are among some of the greatest activities to do, they do inevitably come with risks.

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Travel Inspiration

Six incredible things to do outdoors in the US

August 12, 2022

From the sweeping moonscapes of Utah to the coastal temperate rainforest of Alaska.

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Your Ultimate Mexican Adventure

August 11, 2022

7 Things to Add to Your Mexico Bucket List that you might not have heard of

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Awesome experiences in Aotearoa/New Zealand you probably don't know about

March 31, 2022

Whether you're a foodie, a keen hiker or a culture buff, Aotearoa/New Zealand is an incredible place to visit!

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Travel Inspiration

Our travel experts predict where might open next

June 2, 2021

Will we be plunging into aquamarine waters in the shadow of a volcano on a Pacific island? Freelies give their best bets

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