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A Guide to Travelling in Malaysia

Although there are many nations in the world which appear almost more than one country, nowhere is this truer than with Malaysia. Half of the country is found on the mainland which extends down from Thailand right on through to Singapore while its other half is way across the South China Sea on the island

Top 20 Travel Essentials

Knowing what to pack for travelling can be tricky, so we’ve compiled a list of our top 20 gap year travel essentials to ensure you don’t leave any must-have accessories behind! Some of the entries on this list may seem obvious, while others may be handy add-ons that you’d never even thought of packing!  1) Travel Backpack We

10 Ways to Take the Lonely Out of Solo Travel

Many who set out into the world on a nomadic journey alone for the first time are not doing it entirely voluntarily. The idea of going it alone can be overwhelmingly scary when you have never done it and often, it seems, we are forced down such a route because none of our friends can

10 of the Best Travel Hacks

We all love a good life hack, so we thought we’d share a few of our favourite travel hacks. These are mainly related to items you can pack to make your life easier when travelling, but we’ve thrown a couple of general travel hacks in there too for good measure! 1) Multi-Purpose Soap Gone are

5 Things You’ll Learn on your Gap Year

Once upon-a-time the type of free-spirited individual who upped sticks and left their life to travel the world for a year or more would have been considered quirky in the extreme. Such negative-toned descriptions as unreliable, irresponsible, flaky, impulsive or any other number of equally unflattering words would have been associated with them. All of

A Guide to Travelling in Mexico

Mexico is technically and geographically part of North America, but anyone who has visited here will tell you it is Latino through and through. Many seem to give it a miss on the backpacker circuit – heading instead to Mexico’s Latin cousins to the south in Central and South America. This bypassing is a mystery

10 Things to Do in New Zealand…The Alternative List

New Zealand pretty much has it all when it comes to things to see and do, whether your tastes tend towards the naturally spectacular or the adrenaline-fuelled adventure experience. However, along with some of its more well known draws it also has plenty in the quirkier or downright unusual side of things too. What’s more,

A Guide to Travelling in Ecuador

Tiny little tropical Ecuador is often used as little more than a hopping off point for the must-see (and Ecuador-owned) Galapagos Islands. Surrounded by Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina, most travellers tend to head to those more glamorous and well-documented destinations and bypass Ecuador completely, thinking that each of those countries has more to offer.

10 Bucket List Items & Where to Do Them

Call it what you will – bucket list, dreams to follow, wish-list, things I want to do before I die…We all have such a collection in one form or another. Some of us just mentally list them in our head, some of us cherish them in our hearts while some of us actually write them

9 Ways to Combat Getting Homesick

There are a million and one reasons why we want to get out there exploring the planet and so incredible are these journeys most of the time that the rough bits seem to get glossed over – and there are rough bits. One such pitfall is the homesickness bug which bites almost every traveller who