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5 Years of Travel in 100 Photos

Lee and I have spent most of our time travelling and working abroad since we met in New Zealand in 2009. When we met, we were backpackers with Working Holiday Visas, taking whatever jobs we could find to keep our travels going. These days, we have established an online income via writing and travel blogging, which allows us a lifestyle …

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Whale Watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

“He’s been down there 12 minutes, he’s bound to come up any time now,” said Raja as he looked at his watch. I peered at the endless ocean on the horizon, looking for a large disturbance in the water or a plume of mist. The hot sunshine glinted off the water and the boat gently rocked from side to side. …

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Movies That Make People Afraid to Travel

“What? You’re going backpacking in Europe as a young female? You’re going to get kidnapped and sold into the sex trade!” No wonder some people are afraid to travel. “Oh my god, you’re staying in a hostel? You’re going to wake up handcuffed to a chair in a dungeon and get tortured to death!” Seriously? The likelihood of these scenarios happening is …

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Searching For Moose in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

It was a cold winter day in Newfoundland and we were being driven up and down winding roads through the mountains, watching the icy mountainous landscape roll past us. Our amazing Couchsurfing hosts in Corner Brook insisted on taking us up to visit Gros Morne National Park during our stay. We are grateful that they did, because after a few …

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Parental Advice that Does Apply to Travellers

Previously we featured an article about the advice that your parents told you which doesnโ€™t really apply when you travel around the world. However, there are also some examples of parental advice which are very appropriate for travelers. Here are a few of the things that your mom and dad told you which you should keep in mind while you …

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Advice for First-Time Travellers

Scared? You’re not the only one I remember being a fresh faced newbie backpacker turning up at my first hostel after 35 hours of travelling from Manchester, UK to Auckland, New Zealand. Truthfully, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I soon realised the position I put myself in was shared by so many people around me. Every …

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