There's no better way to get to know someone than to travel with them.
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.
While they're amazing, they're not great travel experiences.
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The Omani sense of hospitality is strong. If you don't waggle the cup, you'll be drinking coffee for hours. You won't sleep for days.
Bucket-list experiences, touristy attractions, call it what you may but these travel experiences, as cliche or as corny as they are, are worth doing.
I spent more than 30 hours flying home from Kazakhstan to Sydney. Here's what I learnt about long-haul flights.
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It feels like things are rapidly changing for the home-share and apartment rental website, but does Airbnb have a problem?
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Getting away from it all in Abu Dhabi means hitting the dunes.