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Top 10 Hostel Essentials

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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…Continue readingBest Money Belt Alternatives

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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…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Malaysia

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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…Continue readingA Guide to Hostel Etiquette

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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…Continue reading10 Ways to Take the Lonely Out of Solo Travel

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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…Continue reading10 of the Best Travel Hacks

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Why Japan Should Be On Your Gap Year Itinerary

Japan is full of the fascinatingly juxtaposed elements of uber-modern futuristic cities alongside tiny rural settlements still going about life much as they did centuries ago; the whole is surrounded by a natural landscape designed to take your breath away again and again. In short – Japan is packed with enchantments. This is the land…Continue readingWhy Japan Should Be On Your Gap Year Itinerary

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Travel Health Tips: Latin America

The bulk of land which makes up Mexico, Central and South America – known collectively as Latin America – is a vast collection of diverse countries, climates, environments and cultures which means the health considerations while travelling here are also incredibly diverse. There are a few common or recurring themes though which apply and some…Continue readingTravel Health Tips: Latin America

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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…Continue reading9 Ways to Combat Getting Homesick

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How to Make Friends While Travelling

Every single person who sets out on solo travels for the first time has a moment – sometimes many moments – of wondering if they will be lonely…if they will manage to make any friends…of how on earth they will go about connecting with others when they are exploring the world alone. This super-common concern…Continue readingHow to Make Friends While Travelling

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10 Best Apps for Travellers

1) Duolingo Cost: Free Available for iOS, Android and Windows 8 and 10 Every traveller knows that a little local language mastery opens all kinds of doors that might otherwise remain closed while exploring the world. The fun and super well-designed language learning app known as Duolingo is an ideal way to shake the dust…Continue reading10 Best Apps for Travellers

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The Worst Things About Travelling

Personal travel blogs, magazine articles and even phone calls home from travellers themselves are typically full of all the wonderful things about travel. However, as any traveller will tell you, this is almost never the whole story. The truth is, like all life, some of it is mildly to severely challenging, some of it is…Continue readingThe Worst Things About Travelling

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Underrated Gap Year Destinations: Part 2

Following on from our first post, we share another five underrated gap year destinations, which you may want to consider adding to your travel itinerary… 1) Nepal Travellers flock to neighbouring India but Nepal – home to Mount Everest – receives almost none of that same traffic. Billed by travel industry experts as one of…Continue readingUnderrated Gap Year Destinations: Part 2

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10 Must-Try Foods Around the World

Sampling the specific cuisine and speciality dishes of the countries you are passing through is something which adds enormously to the excitement and pleasure of travel. Getting stuck into the food how the locals do it can give you a window onto a specific culture like nothing else. Many world dishes are so powerfully iconic…Continue reading10 Must-Try Foods Around the World

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10 Things to Do in Fiji

No-one would blame you if your intentions while travelling in Fiji revolve purely around lazing on its tropical beaches which come unvaryingly in the guise of perfect South Pacific idyll. However, these volcanic islands, populated with folk of the enchanting kind, can offer more than just astonishingly lovely coconut palm-fringed sands and sea. Here are…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Fiji

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Top Tips for Solo Travellers

To head out alone in the world to find travel adventure is exciting, enriching, empowering and packed with the potential for the best fun you could ever have. But if you are one of those yet to try it and are still unaware of the huge rewards waiting in store for you, it is far…Continue readingTop Tips for Solo Travellers

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Travelling in Central America

If you’re planning a backpacking trip in Central America, you’re in for a treat! However, deciding which countries will make your itinerary can be tricky, with each one having so much to offer. In this brief destination overview, I’ll detail the highlights of each country to help you make a more informed decision when planning…Continue readingTravelling in Central America

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Travel Packing List: South America

When it comes to planning your trip to South America, you’ve probably done your research on safety, vaccines, visas, flights and things to do…But what do you need to pack?! We’ve compiled a travel packing list for South America in this post, but as climates and conditions can vary throughout the continent we’ve left out…Continue readingTravel Packing List: South America

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How to Purify Water Abroad

Hydration is an important part of everyday life, and something that cannot be compromised on. This is particularly true when you’re travelling abroad and in hot climates, where more fluids are required to keep you healthy. When travelling, you will quickly become aware of the potential risks of drinking water from contaminated sources. Drinking contaminated…Continue readingHow to Purify Water Abroad

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Top 10 Things to Do in Peru

If you’re planning a gap year in South America, Peru is most likely on your itinerary! The Republic of Peru, once the home of the ancient and powerful Inca Empire, is bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and other South American countries. Conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, this land today is packed…Continue readingTop 10 Things to Do in Peru

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10 Ways of Beating the Jet Lag Blues

Jet lag is one of those things which most believe is a fuss over nothing until they experience it for themselves for the first time. Personally, I’m fairly sure it’s all part of the gods of travel plan to ensure the universe is balanced; jet lag is the price to be paid – and a…Continue reading10 Ways of Beating the Jet Lag Blues

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A Guide to Travelling in South East Asia

Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam – these are the countries which make up the magical and marvellously mixed melting pot known as South East Asia. Acting as an almost irresistible magnet to gap year travellers, these tropical lands are packed with such diverse wonders and sights as majestic mountains;…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in South East Asia

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A Guide to Travel Money

Disappearing off into the sunset for a gap year or extended backpacking trip may in essence be an idea conjuring up images of easy living and leaving all kinds of cares behind but there are some concerns which can’t be so easily dispensed with ……such as money. No doubt if you’re reading this you’re well…Continue readingA Guide to Travel Money

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India: 10 Unmissable Things to Do & See

This vast country cradles within its expansive arms a bewildering and seemingly endless diversity of landscapes, cultures and people which can both delight and overload the senses on every level. Its constant displays of abject poverty can jar on the emotions while the ever-present dust and pungency of dung smoke and diesel fumes can irritate…Continue readingIndia: 10 Unmissable Things to Do & See