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Prepping for your next overseas adventure and not keen to leave your plans in the hands of a travel agent? Then you’ll be considering whipping up your next itinerary by yourself. Before you do though, take in the pros and cons of DIY travel.

Our nation's captial has the benefit of wide open spaces and varied landscapes, making it perfect for an outdoor adventure. Why not try something new with our top escapades to thrill in Canberra.

When you’re fresh out of school or university, it can be tempting to jump straight into a full time career or even further studies, but in hindsight many people wish they’d taken advantage of their daring youth to hit the road and see the world. Whatever be your inspiration, we reckon travel is the ultimate education. Here’s our bucket list of trips to take in your 20s.

Just when you thought bridges couldn’t get any more scary, China has announced plans to build the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge. Upon hearing this news, every person with acrophobia let out a silent scream. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk will stand at 299 metres tall and will connect two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie National Park. Architects plan to make it 430 metres long, so it will be no small feat to walk across.The National Park, which served as inspiration for the backdrop of the movie Avatar, has breathtaking views of more than 3,000 sandstone pillars and other amazing natural formations. This bridge is set to open in July. But in the event you want to be frightened before then, here are some other scary bridges from around the world.

This luxury vessel has 165 apartments and sails around the world non-stop - welcome to The World. It is billed as the only private residential community-at-sea, with studio flats selling for more than $1.2 million (US$1 million).

You really didn’t need to do a poll to convince us. But the travel deal site Jetsetter polled over 3,100 people to find out if sex is better in hotels. The resounding answer: 81 per cent of respondents said "Yes." (Interestingly, a sad 9 percent said, "I wouldn't know." Those people need to travel more!)And just in case you were wondering where it’s better, Jetsetter compiled a list of the world’s top 21 hottest hotels for "getting it on."Read on.

Sometimes the little things in life can have the most to offer. From historic and cultural heritage to pristine nature these tiny countries are proving that good things really do come in small packages.

From thrillseeking rides to spectacular coastal walks, the team at Lonely Planet have scoured the globe to bring you their list of new experiences in 2015 that you need to see this year.

If you're going to bare it all on holiday, you might as well do it at one of the world's best nude beaches, as decided by Thrillist.