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February, 2017

  • 14 February

    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 …

  • 11 February

    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 …

December, 2016

  • 15 December

    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 …

November, 2016

  • 27 November

    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 …

  • 22 November

    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 …

September, 2016

  • 22 September

    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 …

August, 2016

  • 19 August

    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 …

June, 2016

  • 4 June

    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 …

  • 3 June

    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 …

April, 2016

  • 13 April

    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 …

  • 6 April

    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 …

March, 2016

  • 14 March

    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 …

September, 2015

  • 15 September

    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 …

August, 2015

  • 2 August

    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, …

July, 2015

  • 11 July

    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 …

June, 2015

  • 30 June

    How Travel Scams Work

    No matter where you go in the world, there is always a chance that you will run into an unscrupulous person who aims to take advantage of you and scam you out of your money. As I wrote in this post, it’s important to research the common scams in advance so that you are aware of them and can spot …

  • 28 June

    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 …

  • 23 June

    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 …

  • 23 June

    How Canadians Can Get a Working Holiday Visa for Ireland

    Whether you are in search of rich culture, unparalleled historical marvels, some of the best beer in the world, or mythical creatures of all shapes and sizes, the Republic of Ireland is one country that is undoubtedly somewhere on your top 10 list. With a truly remarkable landscape and national legends and lore shrouded in mysticism, there is just no …

  • 7 June

    How Hostels Work and How You Can Be a Good Guest

    Have you been thinking about travelling the world, but aren’t sure about staying in hostels?  If you have never stayed in a hostel before you probably have no idea what to expect from this type of accommodation. The cheaper price might appeal to you, but you have some questions about how it all works – is it totally weird to …

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