Travellers can change over the years as they get older. But the same thing can happen with destinations.
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.
One person's necessity is the next person's nightmare. But these are now the only gadgets and accessories I take on every trip.
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If you choose to travel the world, to go to far-flung and interesting places, then you will, at some point, get scammed.
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Russia, and Russians, will make sense eventually. It just takes time, and patience, and vodka.
There are so many attractions in Australia that deserve to be boasted about.
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