Tag: travel tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 10 Hostel Essentials

A big part of backpacking is embracing the hostel culture, where in some cases you may end up in some pretty questionable digs! However, staying in hostels is a great way to meet new people when travelling and make friends to explore with. Here we share our top 10 hostel essentials that you should make

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

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