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Getting Started

Travel Without A Plan

Travel Without A Plan

I’ve always been a bit of a planner and so the thought of travel without a plan used to make me very anxious. 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...

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How to Save Money to Travel

How to Save Money to Travel

Having been away since quitting my job in 2014 by far the most frequent comment I get isn't how to save money to travel, it's "Oh, I wish I could afford to travel". Or sometimes, on the slightly more scathing end of the spectrum, "Well you must just really...

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Trip Around the World? This is the best time to go

Trip Around the World? This is the best time to go

So you want to go on a trip around the world? A lot of people dream of traveling the but most of them never do. Do you know why? Because most people keep asking themselves And they keep asking it and asking it and asking it and giving themselves reason after reason...

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Travel Tips For On The Road

Avoiding Food Poisoning While Traveling

Avoiding Food Poisoning While Traveling

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 out...

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How To Bargain Like A Local

How To Bargain Like A Local

I don't know anyone, apart from my Dad, who actually enjoys haggling. Most of us, from Western countries especially, are never taught how to bargain as it's a pretty useless skill in most day-to-day shopping activities back home. It's not in a lot of the...

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Reducing the Impact of Theft

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. The good news is however that travel is actually a lot safer and no way near as risky or dangerous as people, and the news, like...

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Solo Travel

Solo Travel: Dealing with Goodbyes

Solo Travel: Dealing with Goodbyes

When thinking about solo travel the biggest concern that 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,...

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Solo Travel: The Benefits Of Traveling Alone

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.  And yet solo travel can...

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The Lone Traveller

The Lone Traveller

Sometimes you will find yourself as a lone traveller. 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. There is the occasional location in which...

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Budget Travel

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

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 struggle...

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How To Travel on a Budget – Keeping Track on The Road

How To Travel on a Budget – Keeping Track on The Road

How to travel on a budget is as much about how much you save before you leave for your trip as it is how you keep track of your money whilst on the road. There's not point saving up loads of money then just to go around makin' it rain everywhere you go.There are a...

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How to Save Money to Travel

How to Save Money to Travel

Having been away since quitting my job in 2014 by far the most frequent comment I get isn't how to save money to travel, it's "Oh, I wish I could afford to travel". Or sometimes, on the slightly more scathing end of the spectrum, "Well you must just really...

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Travel Inspiration & Mentality

An ode to travel on my birthday

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 in the build up to that phone call, but actually...

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The Real Reason You Need To Embark on World Travel, Now

The Real Reason You Need To Embark on World Travel, Now

I began my world travel journey 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...

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Seeing it all as part of the adventure

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...

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Travel News & Information

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

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

I’m part of a lot of travel groups on Facebook and the overwhelming thing I’ve seen in the last few days is people complaining that Trump’s Muslim ban shouldn’t be discussed on there as it’s not about travel, it’s about politics.  I beg to differ. His ban...

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Travel Planning

Travel Without A Plan

Travel Without A Plan

I’ve always been a bit of a planner and so the thought of travel without a plan used to make me very anxious. 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...

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