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1. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to visit outback Australia, this article will give you the lowdown. The Outback Mail Run Tour sounds particularly amazing – you get to travel with the postman as he delivers mail to some of Australia’s most isolated farms and communities. It’s a 13-hour journey. Enough said!

2. Budget travelers face a constant struggle balancing their needs & wants against their funds. I’ve talked before about when I think you should break your travel budget and for me, safety and peace of mind are really number one. That said, when you’re on the road, you have to make a constant stream of judgment calls – read this account of one traveler’s dilemma about whether or not to sleep in an airport.

3. Men and women often find they have quite different needs and styles when it comes to travel and that disconnect can lead to more than a few arguments. This amusing man’s guide to traveling with a woman will have anyone who’s traveled as a couple laughing and nodding in agreement.

4. If you’re a rock star or a nanny, you’ll definitely want to read this article. The Washington Post reports on the emergence of new nanny agencies that specialize in child minders who travel the world looking after the children of musicians who are on tour. Not an easy job, I’m sure, but sure sounds like an interesting one!