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Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and host of Traveller's podcast Flight of Fancy, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.
The food here is so good, one stomach just isn't enough.
Stop crowding around the baggage carousel, put down that selfie stick - the travel experiences worth whinging about.
I haven't seen Bali. I haven't properly experienced this insanely popular island.
Forget the thrill of the unknown, the exotic and the far-flung - it's overrated.
Don't pat the dogs. Don't cuddle the monkeys.
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The inconvenient truth about travelling.
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There are certain destinations, certain attractions, where independent travellers are banned.
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