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Best Travel Products 2017

best travel products

I have been traveling since 2009 and over the years products have been released that make my life on the road that little bit easier. Every single year a new travel product comes out that I get excited about. As we travel pretty much full time I am always on the lookout for new gadgets or products. Here are a …

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A Guide for Canadians Who Want to Travel the World

I was 21 years old when I left North America for the first time, on a plane headed from Vancouver to Paris. I didn’t know what would happen – I just knew I wanted to travel the world. My only experiences outside of Canada prior to that had been weekend trips to Seattle and a vacation in Disneyland, California when …

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I Gave Travel Clothes a Try – Here’s What I Thought

I’ve been travelling the world for the last 6 years, but I had never worn any clothing that was specifically designed for travel. In fact, I’ve never been much of a fashionista. Most of my clothing is cheap and cheerful – purchased at Kmart or Primark and worn through quite quickly. I live out of a backpack and all the …

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25 Amazing Cheap Travel Destinations Under $25 Per Night

You’d be surprised at the number of cheap travel destinations around the world where you can stay for less than $25 USD per night. If you are travelling in Europe or North America $25 USD per night wouldn’t even cover the worst room in a ramshackle motel on the side of an unsightly and depressing highway, or a dorm bed …

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Helpful Tips for Train Travel in North America

I love trains – they are probably my favourite mode of transport. They are so much more spacious and comfortable than buses and you will often get a bed that you can lie down in and sleep if you pay a bit more for the sleeper class. You can get up and walk around the cabin, or sit and watch …

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10 Great Resources For a Working Holiday in New Zealand

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to somewhere completely different to live and work for a while? Working Holiday Visas are fantastic opportunities. They make it possible for young people to live and work in other countries for extended amounts of time. On a working holiday visa you will be able to get a job …

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The Five Best Day Trips from Hanoi

Bustling and colourful Hanoi is a lot of fun. However, during your stay you might want a change of pace. If you feel like venturing beyond the city and exploring somewhere different, there is a lot of choice in the surrounding area. Here are five of the best options for day trips from Hanoi that will give you a glimpse …

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The Five Most Awesome Gap Year Destinations

A Gap Year is not really a “gap” in your life. It’s not just an empty diversion where you party overseas for a year before you return to real life. It’s actually a really important opportunity to challenge yourself with new experiences, see a different part of the world and have an adventure that will leave you wiser, happier and …

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I Want to Travel But I Can’t Afford It

I searched for “want to travel” on Twitter and I found a constant stream of people expressing their desire to travel the world. Just want to travel & meet new people — SädïëŁÿññ (@Sadie04555539) August 17, 2016 I want to travel and explore and meet new people with cool accents and hear their life stories and see new cultures and …

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The Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Scams While Travelling

“I want to go travelling, but I’m afraid of getting robbed or scammed in another country.” Travelling the world is an amazing adventure, but the truth is that there is an element of risk involved. Although most people you meet will be pleasant, no matter where you go there is always a chance that someone there will be dishonest in …

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How Much Money Should I Take Travelling?

One of the common questions that first time travellers ask is, “how much money do I need to save up for travel?” The answer is “It depends.” It depends on where you are going, how long you will be there for and what kind of travel experience you want to have. As you make these decisions about your trip you …

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20 Ways to Research a Travel Destination Before You Go

Travelling to a foreign country is exhilarating – and a little bit intimidating too. You are venturing somewhere completely new and you really don’t know what things will be like there when you arrive. It’s always a massive learning curve when you leap into the unknown. When you are planning your trip you’ll have so many questions. What will the …

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32 Tips For a Safe and Enjoyable Trip to India

India is a bit of an intimidating destination, even for the seasoned traveller. It’s chaotic, intense, busy and overwhelming at times, but it’s also beautiful and fascinating. Arriving in India for the first time is a steep learning curve and it takes some time to get used to this bewildering country. Lee and I spent a month travelling around India …

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Some Travel Days It’s Okay to Do Nothing

Recently I read one of those list posts that was titled something along the lines of “25 Things a Real Traveller Would Never Say” and it irked me. It always annoys me when I see posts that perpetuate the idea that there is one “real” way of travelling the world and you need to do it that way in order …

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How to Combat Seasickness on Your Travels

The San Blas Islands of Panama are a collection of remote islands with sandy white beaches and swaying palm trees – the ultimate tropical getaway. Unfortunately, when I first set foot on these pristine sands I was feeling a little shaky. I had just spent 30 hours in a sailboat on the choppy open ocean – vomiting, sweating profusely and …

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Don’t Fall into the Party Hostel Trap

Eat. Drink. Sleep. Repeat. On a worn out futon in a hostel in Vang Vieng, Laos a gaggle of painfully hungover 20 somethings sprawl while sipping soft drinks and watching reruns of Family Guy and The Simpsons. When the sun starts to go down and rumours of the night’s party start to circulate, they will pull themselves off the cushions, …

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How to Get a Cheaper Stay in a Hostel

When you are travelling around the world on a budget, hostels are fantastic. They are much more affordable than hotel rooms and they usually offer a kitchen so that you can make your own budget meals and save even more money. Staying in a hostel is a great budget option and we have found that it is often possible to get an …

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Take Travel Advice with a Pinch of Salt

It seems a little bit funny for me, a blogger whose website is filled with travel advice, to be telling you to take such advice with a grain of salt. But the truth is that not all travel advice you receive should be believed completely and it’s important to think critically about it and make your own decisions. When you …

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Nervous About Travelling? Think About it This Way…

If you have never travelled before, booking a flight and heading to a foreign country is a truly exciting yet intimidating thing to think about. I remember how my stomach was fluttering with a thousand nervous butterflies before I went on my first big travel adventure – I had no idea what I was doing and I was scared because …

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