Top 10 Hostel Essentials

Hostelling is a big part of backpacking so we’ve put together a handy list of 10 essential items you should take with you

10 Things to Pack for Thailand

You’ve booked your flights and you’re all set for your trip to Thailand, but what should you be stuffing into your travel backpack

Best Money Belt Alternatives

Money belts certainly aren’t the coolest of travel accessories, but they’re pretty useful when it comes to keeping your cash and valuables out of sight, especially when you’re travelling in pickpocket hotspots. If the idea of wearing a money belt makes you cringe, you might be interested to know that there are some other alternatives […]

10 Things to Pack for Bali

While I sit and reminisce about my trip to Bali last summer (woe is me), I thought I’d list some of my top recommendations for your Bali packing list. During my 10 day trip in June, I visited Nusa Lembongan, the Gili Islands, Ubud and Seminyak; however, the items on my list should come in […]

15 Things to Pack for India

Colourful, cultural and chaotic, India is at the top of many backpackers’ bucket lists, but what should you pack for travelling in India? In this post we run through our top 15 India travel essentials and throw in a few extras for good measure! 1) India Plug Adapter In order to use appliances from home […]

10 Things to Pack for Vietnam

I recently visited Vietnam for 10 days, where my itinerary included Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and Da Nang. There are a few items you should consider packing for your trip to Vietnam, and here are my top 10 recommendations for your packing list… 1) Sleeping Bag Liner Oh how┬áI regret not packing my […]

A Guide to Hostel Etiquette

For many travellers staying in a hostel is the only way to go and little wonder. Although hostels come in as many different guises as the people who use them they typically offer the cheapest accommodation option, provide the opportunity of cooking your own meals to save the pennies and provide a base of the […]

Elephant Tourism – Why You Shouldn’t Ride Elephants on your Gap Year

The reasons why we travel are as individual as we are but typically there are certain common denominators for all of us. We want to experience the exciting, the exotic, the brand new and to have the kind of adventures we would never be able to have if we stayed home. Little wonder then that […]

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 […]

Best Places to Travel in January

For most of us Northern Hemisphere folk, January is a time of dark skies, temperatures which require several layers of clothing and short daylight hours. Little wonder then that we all tend to dream of travel at this time. Generally speaking the best destinations are those which allow you to escape totally the monochrome colours […]