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31 best travel gifts for those with wanderlust

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The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start shopping for gifts if you haven’t already. If you’re wondering what to buy for the frequent traveler in your life, look no further.

We’ve pulled together some of the best travel gifts, from cameras to skincare to sleep masks and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a frequent flyer, a road trip warrior, a budget backpacker or a luxury hotel enthusiast, there’s a

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Nomad worker takes his laptop on the road to enjoy a free life

MORIOKA–Satoru Kubo is the epitome of “have laptop, will travel.” 

It’s been more than two years since the 32-year-old started traveling from one place to another at home or abroad.

But he is not a corporate employee on a business trip: he is a digital nomad worker with no fixed address.

“I work in places where I want to go,” Kubo said.

Carrying a backpack and a large suitcase, Kubo works with his laptop computer in a hotel room, in a cafe and sometimes even while waiting for a train.

He usually stays in a hotel for about two weeks

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Time to pack! Indonesia, Malaysia plan to set up travel corridor

The temples, beaches and markets of Indonesia’s backpacker paradise Bali are set to soon become easier to access for millions of travelers as part of plans to set up a travel corridor between Indonesia and Malaysia next year.

The two countries have agreed to establish a travel corridor allowing people flying to or from these countries to bypass coronavirus restrictions next year, according to a report in the Jakarta Post newspaper on Thursday.

Indonesia, the world’s largest island state, has been welcoming vaccinated tourists from 19 countries on holiday in Bali and the Riau Islands since mid-October, including New Zealand,

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Chiapas, Mexico Travel Guide: What to See, Do, and Eat

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Scott Morrison flags tourists, backpackers could be welcomed back to Australia by the end of the year

Scott Morrison told federal parliament on Wednesday he anticipated Australia would be in a position to welcome back international visitors, including backpackers, by the end of the year.  

Australia’s border could be reopened to international tourists and backpackers by the end of the year. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told federal parliament on Wednesday he anticipated Australia would be in a position to welcome back fully vaccinated overseas visitors before the New Year. 

His comments come as the nation finalises a travel bubble arrangement with Singapore, which has already announced inoculated Australians will be able to visit from next month.  

“We’ll

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Top 5 Awesome Places To Visit In Cambodia

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Tourism is on the increase in Cambodia. This beautiful Southeast Asian country, a long-standing backpacker destination, offers tranquil religious sites, untouched verdant landscapes and vibrant, progressive cities. Here are five of its key destinations.

Angkor Wat sunrise

The Temples of Angkor

You’d need several days to thoroughly explore the sprawling Angkor temple complex. Spread over 400 acres, it is the largest religious site in the world, and accordingly attracts droves of tourists. Set your alarm and get there for sunrise to immerse in this sacred site ahead of the crowds. Most visitors make a beeline

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Unfair Australian backpacker tax ruling opens gates for thousands of claims

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The ‘Backpacker Tax’ ruling could open the door to hundreds of thousands of claims. Photo / Getty Images

A UK backpacker has won her court case against Australia’s ‘backpacker tax’.

The Australian court found that Catherine Addy was unfairly taxed due to her nationality while working as a waitress in Sydney, in 2017.

In a landmark ruling, the court sided with Addy, deeming it discriminatory for her to pay a higher tax rate than Australian residents in the same job.

“The question is whether that more burdensome taxation was imposed

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Drew Binsky got paid to travel the world

It took 1,458 flights and 1,117 buses and trains for Drew Binsky to reach his goal of traveling to every country in the world.

And he did it in less than a decade.

CNBC spoke with Binsky nine hours after he touched down in his last country — Saudi Arabia — about how he financed his 10-year travel spree.

Visiting every country in the world

According to your tally, you’ve been to 197 countries. How do you define “country?”

You’re hitting me with a hard one right away. It’s very political. The U.N. has 193 recognized sovereign states. I add

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The traveler who’s been backpacking for the entire pandemic

(CNN) — After working in a corporate job for a number of years, budding photographer Tomas Hromjak decided it was finally the right time to take the year-long backpacking trip he’d been planning for years.

Hromjak, from Kosice, Slovakia, quit his job and bought a round-the-world ticket, which would see him visit destinations such as New Zealand, Australia, Los Angeles, Colombia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bolivia and Germany.

In December 2019, Hromjak set off on the international trip he’d been dreaming of for as long as he could remember.

However, things didn’t quite turn out how he’d imagined. Just a few months

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Briton wins legal battle against Australia’s backpacker tax for thousands of dollars | Travel News | Travel

Backpacking through Australia is a rite of passage for many young Britons looking for an adventure. Backpackers can be on a working holiday visa which is offered to foreigners aged between 18 and 31 from certain countries.

Briton, Catherine Addy, argued that she had been unfairly taxed while working as a waitress in Sydney.

She claimed that the tax, which was issued in 2017, discriminated against her due to her nationality.

The Australian High Court ruling said: “The question is whether that more burdensome taxation was imposed on Ms Addy due to her nationality.

“The short answer is yes. When

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