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Guest Bloggers

About Guest Bloggers

Guest bloggers are hand-picked by members of the On The Go team to give you a different perspective on the exciting world of travel. Our guest bloggers are editors, journalists, freelance writers, travellers and other members of the travel community, all submitting quirky, informative, relevant info to keep our blogs fresh and interesting to all you loyal followers. If you have anything edgy and topical (and preferably travel-related!) that you’d like to blog about, contact Pru (pru@onthegotours.com) or Matt (matt@onthegotours.com).

Land of a Thousand Lakes

  Spanning the border between Russia and Finland, the region of Karelia covers more than 260,000 square kilometres. With its myriad shimmering lakes, roaring cascades and huge swathes of birch, pine and spruce forest, this is a geographically obscure yet … Continue reading

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Special ANZAC Gallery: The 10th Light Horse Regiment

  With the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli  just around the corner, we’ve got an incredible special photo gallery for you this week. Courtesy of the 10th Light Horse Historical Collection, this vintage selection of photographs offers a glimpse at what … Continue reading

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Great Wall, Warriors & Caves

  Whether it is the history of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the picturesque surrounds of the Summer Palace, the sheer magnitude of the Great Wall, the exquisite detail of the Terracotta Warriors or the innumerable statues in the Longman … Continue reading

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Discovering Matusadona’s Intricate Lion Story

  Lions in Africa are on the losing side of an intensifying conflict with people. As the human population continues to increase and available natural habitat shrinks, wildlife and communities are being forced to cohabit, often within close proximity. Lions … Continue reading

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Stopping wildlife poachers in their tracks in Africa

  Lion, elephant and rhino – three of Africa’s majestic Big Five are all in increasing danger of extinction due to prevalence of wildlife poaching across the continent. The African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) tells us this week about … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls to Johannesburg – Part 2

  Last week travel agent Simon Pacey began telling us of his journey from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, of high-wire adventures, walking with lions and cruising the Zambezi River. This week he continues his journey into Botswana for his first safari and a macorro cruise in the … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls to Johannesburg – Part 1

  “I have to begin by admitting that Africa was not a high priority on my travel list”, says travel agent Simon Pacey. “It was the kind of trip I was happy to put off until much later in life. … Continue reading

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Top 10 things to do in Russia

  With an array of colourful cathedrals, lavish palaces, historic monuments, Soviet-era relics and world-class museums, it can be difficult to know where to start in Russia. Having recently returned from this intriguing country after travelling on our 6 day Vodka Shot tour, … Continue reading

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48 hours in Saint Petersburg

  Having recently returned from Russia after travelling on our 6 day Vodka Shot tour, travel writer and photographer Ngaire Ackerley tells us about her short but sweet 48 hours in St Petersburg, the City of the Tsars and Russia’s … Continue reading

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Thirteen is a lucky number for lion conservation in Africa

  It might be unlucky for some, but 13 is definitely a winning number for the lions of the Dambwa release pride in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in southern Zambia. Part of the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust’s (ALERT) … Continue reading

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