Hazel Plush

Drawn to places that most people dismiss, I love digging out juicy stories in off-beat locations – whether that's poking around the furthermost corners of Europe, travelling overland in East Africa, or venturing beyond the malls and beaches of Dubai. I've travelled all over the world on assignment, but still haven't mastered the art of packing lightly. Tweet me @hazelplush

Sun bear in Borneo (image: Hazel Plush)

8 Wild Adventures to Have in Sabah, Borneo

Love fly-and-flop holidays? Look away now. Because while Sabah’s beaches are admittedly lovely, it would be criminal to languish on a sunlounger when its epic adventures await... For this is a land of...
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7 Reasons to Visit Dubai In Summer

Looking for things to do in Dubai in the summer? You've come to the right place. 1. You'll save money on your Dubai hotel stay The five-star Atlantis the Palm (Image: Dubai Tourism...
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6 Adrenaline Adventures in New York City

Forget the traditional city tour – these adventures will give you a whole new perspective on NYC, and get your heart racing too... Helicopter tour of Manhattan Think you’re happy with heights...
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12 Drone Photos of New Zealand That Will Make you Want to Visit Right NOW

Just when you thought New Zealand couldn’t get any more mind-bogglingly beautiful, someone flew a drone over its best bits – ca...
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Kayaking at Whitehaven Beach

12 Photos That Prove Queensland Has the Best Beaches in the World

Where to find the world’s best beaches? It’s a tough call – but these drone snaps from Tourism Australia have got us dreaming of Queens...
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Koh Lanta, Thailand

The Bluffer's Guide to Thailand's Islands

Love the idea of an island adventure in Thailand, but not sure where to start? Here’s all you need to know about Thailand’s 10 best isles – for beach lovers, solitude seekers, party animals and more.....
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Group tour, Inca Trail, Peru

Mythbuster: Everything You Need to Know About Group Tours

They’ll take you further than you’ve ever been, to unforgettable destinations with a bunch of like-minded people – so why do group tours sometimes get a bad (and boring) reputation? Hazel Plush shares...
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7 Reasons to Get off Your Caribbean Sunlounger

It’s time to budge from the beach! There’s more to the Caribbean than swimming pools and white sands, and those who dare to embrace some soft adventure will be rewarded… RS-1-Grenada-flickr-id...
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Hazel in the Bahamas

6 Things Nobody Tells You About the Bahamas

 
It’s just beach resorts, right? Wrong! There’s much more to a Bahamas holiday than first meets the eye. Here we list the things that noone tells you about this Caribbean gem... How quiet the ...
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The Most Beautiful Places in Western Australia

We never thought we’d be jealous of an Australian albatross, but dammit – those big birds get some amazing views. With sweeping white sands, jungly tangles, technicolour corals and sea water that look...
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Maori Boat New Zealand Holiday

7 Things You Can Only Do in New Zealand

The Land of the Long White Cloud is a mystical, mysterious place, full of beautiful landscapes, outdoor adventures and the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Its' pretty unique too – here ...
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7 Unique Things to Do in South Africa

Thought South Africa was just table-shaped mountains and wildlife watching? Think again. South Africa has plenty in the way of quirky/thrilling/fun activities to be had. And best of all, we can add th...
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