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REVIEW: Snugpak Travelpak 2 Sleeping Bag

We take a look at Snugpak’s travel focused sleeping bag the Travelpak 2 which includes a built-in mosquito netContinue readingREVIEW: Snugpak Travelpak 2 Sleeping Bag

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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…Continue readingTop 20 Travel Essentials

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10 Things to Do in Argentina

Massive on a grand scale, Argentina is the planet’s eighth largest country so you can forget seeing everything or getting around all of it in one visit or even several. Within its miles and miles of highly varied terrain can be found South America’s highest point – Cerro Aconcagua, 22,834 ft/6,960 metres – and its…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Argentina

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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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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…Continue reading5 Things You’ll Learn on your Gap Year

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Top 20 Travel Gift Ideas – 2016

It’s that time of year again! Yes, we know we do one of these posts every year, but more travel gadgets and great travel gifts have sprung up in the last 12 months! Whether you’re buying a travel-related Christmas present for a friend or relative or need a gift for a traveller departing at a…Continue readingTop 20 Travel Gift Ideas – 2016

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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…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Mexico

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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,…Continue reading10 Things to Do in New Zealand…The Alternative List

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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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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.…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Ecuador

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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…Continue reading10 Bucket List Items & Where to Do Them

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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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A Guide to Travelling in Nicaragua

A bit of a late comer to the backpackers’ Latin American circuit, Nicaragua is both Central America’s largest and poorest country. As new-kid-on-the-block it lacks some of the slick and well-established tourist infrastructure of other Central America destinations but it is this very fact – along with it being a budget-friendly destination – which acts…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Nicaragua

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A Guide to Travelling in China

Dazzling, dizzying, dimensionally daunting and profoundly alien in every way – the People’s Republic of China can be a challenging destination for the traveller. It unquestionably has the capacity to bewilder and frustrate and comes packed with labyrinthine quirks but ultimately China never fails to enchant and thrill those who dare venture into this exotic…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in China

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10 Things to Pack for the Rio Olympics

If you’re travelling to Brazil for the Rio Olympics this summer, you may be wondering what sort of things you should be packing for your trip. While you’ve probably got an idea of the clothing you’ll be taking (havaianas at the ready!), there are a few Brazil travel essentials you may not have added to…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for the Rio Olympics

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10 Things to Do in Laos

Land-locked and small, Laos often gets overlooked, surrounded as it is by its well-established tourist industry neighbours of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. However, Laos is packed with the fascinating and the spectacular, particularly for the traveller seeking an escape from the hordes and in search of the less-developed South East Asian experience. Dramatic limestone mountains, dense…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Laos

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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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A Guide to Travelling in Indonesia

The island nation of Indonesia is strung like a series of emerald-studded jewels from the southern tip of Malaysia and Singapore almost to the northern shores of Australia. Straddling the equator and surrounded by both Indian and Pacific Ocean, this giant archipelago consists of more than 13,000 islands – around 6,000 of which are inhabited.…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Indonesia

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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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Underrated Gap Year Destinations: Part 1

There are many countries that tend to spring to mind when you think of gap year destinations, Thailand and Australia for instance, but there are some countries, which for some reason, don’t seem to be on traveller’s radars. In this two part feature, we share our top underrated destinations for gap year travel… 1) Taiwan Few…Continue readingUnderrated Gap Year Destinations: Part 1

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10 Myths About Travelling

1) You need a lot of money Every year thousands of travellers across the globe set out to see the world and most of them don’t come armed with a stack of money to work through. If your tastes run to 5 star hotels and gourmet restaurants then yes, your trip will be expensive. However,…Continue reading10 Myths About Travelling