An ode to travel on my birthday

Three years ago today I got a phone call telling me I could leave a job that had caused me chronic stress and had for a long time been chipping away at my self-esteem and confidence. It had been a rough year...

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The best travel accessories for women: This one will shock you

I could write lists and lists of the best travel accessories for women that I’ve discovered on my trips so far. But today I’m just going to write about the most surprising one I only discovered a year or so ago. It’s one for the ladies (sorry guys) and that is....

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Why we all need to talk about Trump’s Muslim ban

I've seen an overwhelming amount of people complain in the last couple of days that Trump’s Muslim ban shouldn’t be discussed on travel sites as it’s not about travel, it’s about politics. He has restricted freedom of movement to the U.S. for 7 countries. To me that can’t be anything but travel related. However even if it isn't I don't give a crap ...

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How not to be a d**k in hostel dorm rooms

I’m writing this having been awake since 3am courtesy of some douchbags in my hostel dorm room. I’ve thought about writing about how not to be a d**k in hostel dorm rooms before since it’s a concept an irritatingly large number of people seem to...

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The real reason you need to travel the world, now

I’ve been traveling the world for almost 2 years now and since that is a long period of time it’s now got to the stage where, even in hostels, I get odd looks from people when I say how long I’ve been traveling. And I’ve started noticing a really concerning theme. After the strange looks...

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Black Friday Deals

I know it's not Friday anymore but don't worry if you didn't finish all your Christmas shopping. The Black Friday deals haven't ended yet. Until the end of today only you can get...

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Solo Travel: Dealing with Goodbyes

When thinking about solo travel the biggest concern most people have, after safety, is whether they’re going to get lonely. I can assure you that you’re not going to get lonely; you’re going to meet loads of new and wonderful people. When traveling it would actually be actively hard not to meet people at times. However the flip side of that ...

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Seeing it all as part of the adventure

I just got on a bus and did something which goes against some of the most essential travel tips I would give to anyone about to hit the road. I left my bag that contains my valuables in the luggage storage compartment of the bus. At this moment in time my passport, flight confirmation, laptop and most of my money ...

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Throw Away the Travel Itinerary: Travel with No Plans

I’ve always been a bit of a planner when it comes to my travel itinerary. Well actually just when it comes to life. My natural tendency is to want to know what I’m going to do and when. Where I’m going to go and where I’m going to be. What there is to see and experience so I don’t waste time and miss things. The longer I’ve traveled the more I’ve ...

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Travel for Your Life Gets the Liebster Award

I’m very happy to announce that, only just over a month after launching, Travel for Your Life has been awarded the Liebster Award. A condition of the award is to answer a set of questions. Someone commented the other day that there isn’t a lot of personal info on my blog so having some questions to answer is probably a good thing! Here goes...

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Solo Travel: The Benefits Of Traveling Alone

Having no one to travel with is one of the most frequently cited reasons that prevents people from going traveling. Solo travel almost isn’t even considered as an option due to worries about it being boring, lonely and unsafe....

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F*ck Yoga, Go Travel Instead.

A lot of people get into yoga because they’re looking for something—they want to be happier, kinder, calmer. They want to be able to handle life better. But a lot of the positive results of yoga only happen once we get “good” at it...

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How to Choose the Perfect Travel Phone

It can be incredibly useful at times to have a functional phone when you travel. That way you have access to Google Maps, can call your accommodation if you’re delayed or can use apps such as Google Translate so you...

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The 6 Secrets to Successful Family Travel

A lot of people want to travel with their family but assume it will be too difficult and complicated. I have met countless families on my travels who attest that, actually, to the contrary family travel is great and they couldn’t be happier that they decided to bite the bullet and go.

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Avoiding Getting Food Poisoning

A lot of people get really paranoid about getting food poisoning when going traveling. It’s an understandable concern. No one wants to spend a week stuck inside sprinting between the bed and the toilet, especially if in a hostel, when you could be...

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Why I Cover Up when Traveling, even though I'm a Feminist & Detest Victim Shaming

There aren’t many things I hate with a passion; racism, homophobia, sexism and victim shaming are about the only ones that make the list. Unfortunately, traveling in Asia for the last two years I’ve witnessed a lot of all four. In fairness...

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How to Choose the Best Travel Backpack

Choosing the best travel backpack is one of the most important decisions you will make when preparing for your trip. Here's how to ensure you get one you love.

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Travel Safety Tips - Reducing the Impact of Theft

Unfortunately no travel safety tips will ever be able to completely remove the risk of anything bad happening on your travels however the good news is that travel is actually a lot safer and no way near as risky or dangerous as people, and the news, like to make out....

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How to Haggle

Knowing how to haggle is essential when traveling but most people find the whole experience extremely uncomfortable and stressful. In some parts of the world however, haggling is the norm. It's not offensive or rude behaviour, in fact it is the expectation that you will haggle...

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Travel on a Budget - How to Keep Track While Traveling

When you travel on a budget it can be hard to work out how best to keep track of if you're spending too much or not. There are a number of techniques you can use when traveling on a budget from...

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Learning to Drive a Scooter

If you plan on travelling in Asia learning to drive a scooter before you leave home will be incredibly useful. Scooters are dangerous and not something to be messed about with, especially in some of the crazy traffic in Asia. Whether you’re learning to ride a scooter at home or while already on the road here are my top tips...

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Coping with Toilets While Traveling

The toilet situation can, at times, be difficult when traveling. The standards of cleanliness are frequently extremely different to back home or even just the way toilets work...

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How to Access Money While Traveling

Aside from your passport, having access to money is the second most important thing while travelling. But circumstances frequently work against us whilst traveling to make access money much harder than it should be...

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Pay it Forward When Traveling Solo

When you travel more often than not it is incredibly easy to meet people. In fact even when you’re not trying, or don’t want to meet people, you probably will. However there is the occasional location in which it will be harder to meet people...

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Monkeying Around

I feel it’s only fair to warn you now that if you’re about to go travelling, it will make you dislike monkeys. “But monkeys are so cute?” I hear you cry. I thought so too, until I travelled...

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How to save money to travel

Having been away travelling since the very start of 2015 by far the most frequent thing that is said to me when I meet new people is "Oh, I wish I could afford to travel". Or sometimes at the slightly more scathing end of the spectrum "Well you must just really rich. Most people can't do that". I beg to differ...

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When's the right time to travel?

There will never be a perfect time to travel, and there will always be a multitude of things that might stand in your way from travelling at any point in time. That’s never going to change so...

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