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Backpacking Tips

5 Things to Avoid Being One of THOSE Travellers

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

If you've travelled enough, chances are that you've encountered at least one of them: the traveller that leaves you embarrassed to be a traveller. An...

Laugh at Pre-Travel Stress With This Simple Plan

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

I can still clearly remember the night before my first overseas trip. I was rushing around but didn't seem to be making progress. I glanced at the c...

Just Phuket

David Anthony | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

It all happened by chance that I got to spend the week in a beach resort town called Patong on the island of Phuket located in Thailand. I was attempt...

5 Things Smart Travelers Do Differently

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

As you read this, there are thousands or travelers making their way through various parts of the world. While some are getting by or struggling, others are traveling well. What is it that sets these people apart? What are they doing that is making their trip a happy and successful one?

The Cheapest Way to Book a Flight

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

The days of totally relying on a travel agent to find you the best prices and complete your bookings are long gone. Agents still have a significant role to play in the travel industry but with the evolution of online booking, you now have an assurance of getting the best possible deal.

36 Hours in Edinburgh Scotland

David Anthony | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Planning to travel around or backpack throughout Europe? Edinburgh, Scotland should definitely be a stop along your route, and here is what you can ex...

The Lies I've Been Told When Travelling

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Are you familiar with these characters? They are the ones that lurk around bus and train stations waiting to pounce on anyone who looks remotely like a tourist needing a place to stay or a guided tour somewhere.

12 Summer Travel Tips, According To A Flight Attendant

David Anthony | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Here are twelve easy tips for making your journey more smooth and memorable, saving you some precious holiday time that you can use on your travels!

The Simplest Way to Create a Travel Budget

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

When you go travelling, how much money will you need? This question is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is because there are so many fact...

What I'd do Differently as a New Traveller

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? Everything is so abundantly clear and simple when you have the opportunity to reflect on something with the ...

What Every Traveler Should Know About Returning Home

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Experience does help prepare for dealing with culture shock and a traveler on an extended trip through multiple countries is generally able to handle it well. What comes as a surprise however, is a feeling of discomfort returning to familiar environment of home. This situation is referred to as reverse culture shock.

The Real Reason I Travel Alone

David Anthony | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Often times, I tell my friends and family back at home that I am venturing off to Vietnam & Cambodia for a few days, or I am going to try backpacking ...

How to Optimise Your Travel Time

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Travellers explore the world in different ways and according to different circumstances. There is no right or wrong but if your travel is limited by ...

Tips For Renting a Motorbike (Thailand)

David Anthony | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Thinking about renting a motorbike on your next holiday in Thailand? Here are a few tips to help you understand and expect how the process will go. F...

Budget Travel: How Old is Too Old?

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

The question of whether someone is too old to go backpacking is often asked in travel forums and it always promotes some interesting discussion. Everyone has their own opinion but all too often it is influenced by what society dictates that we "should" be doing at certain ages.

Do You Need a Sleeping Bag For Travel?

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.21.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

It's always been an interesting and well-debated question among budget travellers and everyone has their own opinion: "Do I need a sleeping bag for my trip?" To answer this, we probably need to look at the most important word in the question: "need." In other words, is it an essential part of your travel kit?

The Difference Between Travelling and a Holiday

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

I remember clearly arriving back from my first major trip abroad. I'd just spent the previous three months backpacking through Nepal and northern Ind...

16 Questions To Stop Asking Flight Attendants

David Anthony | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

If you want to avoid eye rolls and sassiness, avoid asking these bothersome 16 questions to ensure a pleasant flight.

8 Ways to Backpack Chiang Mai (on a Budget)

David Anthony | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

A few helpful tips to make your backpacking experience through Chiang Mai, Thailand stress-free.

12 Things You Need To Know Before Traveling To South East Asia

David Anthony | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

A few simple tips to help make your backpacking travels through South East Asia much more enjoyable.

The 5 Common Reasons for Travel Failure

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Travel is a life aspiration of so many people. They dream of happy and fulfilling experiences that create equally happy and fulfilling memories. And ...

Top 5 Ways to Save Money When Travelling

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Saving money is just one aspect to your journey. For successful travel try to learn from those who are experienced. After all, they've made mistakes so you don't have to!

A Travel Itinerary in Five Easy Steps

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

For anyone wanting to travel, creating an itinerary can be important, especially if you have limited time. Some people will say that it's impossible ...

10 Things You Didn't Think You Needed While Backpacking

Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

Getting ready for a backpacking trip is an art. You have to fit everything you need to survive into a bag that looked a whole lot bigger in the store....

Learning To Live With Less

Leora Novick | Posted 10.10.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

When you think about picking up your life and moving across the world for six months, things in your life tend to fall into two different categories. Can I live without it or do I need this for my everyday happiness?