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Top 5 Things To Be Aware Of This Travel Season

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 30 Jul 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1227]

For many of us travellers, July and August is the time to strap on the boots, zip up the bags and head off on amazing adventures around the world. And while many of us are seasoned travellers, it doesn't mean we aren't surprised ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpackers, europe, travel-safety

Travel Scams 2.0: The Evolution of Deceit

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 12 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3704]

You've most likely been warned about pickpockets, drink spiking, and conniving tuk-tuk drivers. However, new and increasingly more creative scams seem to keep popping up on the backpacker trails everywhere. We've highlighted some of the latest ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, non-destination, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety, worldwide

Panama to Colombia

PANAMA | Mon, 25 Oct 2010 | By sobrea | Views [2705] | Comments [1]

Woo man…here we go again! This will be another tough one. It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything…I believe Sophia wrote a nice review of our time in Panama City. It was nice, but the whole time, we kept thinking about the ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, el gitano del mar, harpoon fishing, sailing to colombia, san blas islands

Video - I WANT TO BE UNDER THE SEA

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 13 Jun 2010 | By alexandpatrick | Views [789] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Western Australia On their roadtrip through the Western Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Patrick and Alex hit the high seas to swim with wild dolphins, mantra rays & whale sharks. Follow the adventures ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, backpackers, campervan, manta rays, ocean life, roadtrip, snorkelling, travel, van-tastic adventures, whale sharks

Video - THE HAND OFF

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 20 May 2010 | By alexandpatrick | Views [704] | Video

On their roadtrip through the Western Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Patrick and Alex come face to face with their nemesis - Willie and Andy!

Tags: backpackers, campervan, competition, funny, road trip, trips, van-tastic adventures, vantastic, western australia

Van-Tastic Western Australia - The final leg of the the ultimate Aussie roadtrip hits the road

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 3 May 2010 | By ambassador | Views [1343] | Video

On the road in Western Australia On Thursday, May 6th the final leg of the Van-Tastic Adventures roadtrip kicks off in Darwin with Alex and Patrick , two freelance filmmakers from Toronto, Canada behind the wheel. The team has 6 weeks ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, backpackers, campervan, driving, funny, oz, roadtrip, travel, van-tastic adventures

Video - WEIRDED OUT IN WYCLIFFE WELL

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 30 Apr 2010 | By vantastic_nt | Views [873] | Comments [1] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Northern Territory On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory with Van-Tastic Adventures, Andrew and Willie hunt for signs of alien life in Wycliffe Well, the UFO capital of Australia. Follow the adventures ... Read more >

Tags: aliens, australia, backpackers, itinerary, northern territory, outback, oz, travel, ufos, wycliffe well

Video - THE DINGO LINGO

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 22 Apr 2010 | By vantastic_nt | Views [773] | Comments [2] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Northern Territory On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia, Andrew and Willie visit Stuarts Well Roadhouse, where they meet Dinky the Singing Dingo. Who is a dingo. That sings. While ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpackers, camels, dingo, nature, outback, roadtrip, travel, van-tastic adventures, wildlife

Video - THE ROCK

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 20 Apr 2010 | By vantastic_nt | Views [681] | Comments [1] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Northern Territory On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Willie and Andrew struggle to find things they're allowed to film at Uluru. Follow the adventures ... Read more >

Tags: australia, ayers rock, backpackers, campervan, nature, oz, travel, uluru, van-tastic adventures, wildlife

Video - THE TOLL OF THE WILD

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 12 Apr 2010 | By vantastic_nt | Views [695] | Comments [2] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Northern Territory On their roadtrip through Northern Territory, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Andrew and Willie spend a hellish 30 seconds in the desert before being saved by Kings Creek Station. ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpackers, campervan, itinerary, northern territory, outback, oz, roadtrip, travel, van-tastic adventures

NIGHT TERRORS

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 31 Mar 2010 | By vantastic_nt | Views [1580] | Comments [3]

Willie and I picked up Geoff the van yesterday morning, officially kicking off our adventure into the Northern Territory. The first goal? To drive north from Adelaide along the Stuart Highway, through the mining town of Coober Pedy, and up to ... Read more >

Tags: adelaide, australia, backpackers, coober pedy, northern territory, oz, roadtrip, travel, van-tastic adventures, worldnomads.com

VANTASTIC'S OVER! (SNIFF SNIFF)

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 20 Mar 2010 | By vantastic_sa | Views [1360]

After 6 weeks of action-packed, fun-fuelled adventure, Vantastic South Australia has come to an end! We celebrated the end of our trip at Marble Bar in Adelaide with Alicia from World Nomads , Mark Leopold from Tourism South Australia and a bunch ... Read more >

Tags: adelaide, backpackers, barossa valley, drinking, oz, party, roadtrip, south australia, travel, van-tastic adventures

Video- "BAIRD BAY SEA LIONS"

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 10 Mar 2010 | By vantastic_sa | Views [726] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures South Australia Victoria and Trent swim with cute cuddly sea lions in Baird Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. Beginning a week of swimming with stuff, they stop at Coodlie Park and join the Nullarbor Traveller tour ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpackers, baird bay, eyre peninsula, oz, road trip, sea lions, sealions, south australia, trent

Video- "KANGAROO ISLAND: SURF N SUN"

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 4 Mar 2010 | By vantastic_sa | Views [1667] | Comments [1] | Video

In the final chapter of the Kangaroo Island trilogy, Trent and Victoria go on a 2 day tour with Surf n Sun . They visit some of the islands top beaches including Pennington Bay, get up close with cute, cuddly seals at Seal Bay, quad bike around the ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, beaches, campervan, kangaroo island, road trip, surf n sun, travel, van-tastic adventures, vantastic, world nomads

K.I. DONE WITH SURF AND SUN

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 3 Mar 2010 | By vantastic_sa | Views [1880]

Well after a big day at the Kingscote races we jumped on board a guided tour of Kangaroo Island, (more affectionately known as simply K.I.) with Surf and Sun . So I was thinking it would be a great chance to take it easy and be shown around the island ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpackers, campervan, drinking, island, kangaroo island, oz, party, road trip, travel

KANGAROO ISLAND: A DAY AT THE RACES

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 27 Feb 2010 | By vantastic_sa | Views [1344]

After a week on Kangaroo Island, we finally have an internet connection again! We took the Sealink ferry from Cape Jervis to Penishaw on Kangaroo Island for a weekend of partying last weekend in Kingscote. It just so happened that the Coopers Kangaroo ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpackers, drinking, horse races, island, itinerary, kangaroo island, nature, racing, road trip

Video - "THE OUTBACK"

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 19 Feb 2010 | By vantastic_sa | Views [966] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures South Australia On their roadtrip through South Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Trent & Victoria go on a 3 day trekking adventure into the Flinders Ranges - the outback of South Australia. Follow ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, outback, oz, road trip, south australia, trekking, van-tastic adventures, wildlife, worldnomads.com

The Outback is Calling!

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 12 Feb 2010 | By ambassador | Views [13261] | Video

What could you do with six weeks, a fully kitted out campervan and a video camera...in the legendary Australian outback? The WorldNomads.com Van-Tastic Adventures competition is looking for one more team of travellers to hop in Geoff, the ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, backpackers, campervan, itinerary, outback, oz, perth, travel, van-tastic adventures, western australia

Video - "POM V AUSSIE"

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 7 Feb 2010 | By vantastic_sa | Views [938] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures South Australia A Pom. An Ozzie. A Van. On their roadtrip through South Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Trent and Victoria pick up the van in Melbourne and continue their adventures as they drive into ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpackers, campervan, itinerary, oz, road trip, south australia, travel, van-tastic adventures, world nomads

Video - "STRAHAN-VEGAS"

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 1 Feb 2010 | By vantastic_tas | Views [956] | Comments [1] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Dara and Catherine venture to the "chock-full-of-activities-town" of Strahan to cruise down the Gordon River, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, australia, backpackers, campervan, oz, road trip, strahan, tasmania, travel, van-tastic adventures

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