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6 Reasons Why Travelling Will Ruin Your Life

Travelling is literally the worst. You spend hours traipsing through foreign countries looking at a load of old stuff, talking to strangers and eating weird, and occasionally unidentifiable, food. Who needs that? Why would anyone stuff all their worldly possessions into a backpack and spend months on end living in lumpy bunkbeds? Wouldn’t you much…

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Top 6 Tips for Travelling with Your Dog

Frequently people ask me what advice I would give to others who want to travel with their dog. In the five years I have been travelling with Maya, trial and error has taught me what is important Amazingly, they even spell the word TRAVEL! T – Train: While some cultures are growing to include dogs…

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5 Tech Must-Haves For Your Backpack

Whether you’re packing for a vacation or a lifetime on the road, there’s no denying that modern technology can drastically simplify your planning as well as enable you to do all sorts of cool things, such as stream videos or call home for cheap. That said, there are so many tech gadgets out there these…

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Backpackers

2015 is officially done and dusted and in slides January with its tenuous promises of a better you. People are buying gym memberships, contacting old friends and relatives and juicing vegetables. You hear the same people moaning about the same problems year after year and you can feel your brain turn to actual slush inside…

Friends and food, what's not to love?

How To Deal With The Post-Backpacking Blues

Post-backpacking blues. It happens even to the best of us. After an incredible few weeks/months/years away we touch down on home soil and suddenly the reality sets in that those carefree days of beaches, streetfood and hostels are well and truly a thing of the past. You’ve swapped chicken buses for the London underground and…

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The Reality of Backpacking

Backpacking. The word of the moment and the lifestyle choice of an increasing number of the young and intrepid. There can be no doubt as to the manifest benefits of backpacking: you learn about new cultures, you see amazing things, you meet new people, you can bring back exotic trinkets to decorate your room with…

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How to Pack for an Internship Abroad

So you’ve decided to go for an overseas summer internship and as the day looms you realise, you have no clue what to pack. While there are tons of articles about packing for a vacation, there are few about packing for an internship so I’ve done some of the leg work for you and written…

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Workaway: How to Travel When You’re Broke

Prolonging your trip is often one of the biggest challenges when traveling on a budget. Even if you’re staying in hostels and cooking most of your meals, costs add up quickly. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Doing a work exchange while traveling is a great way to spend a lot of time…

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How To Travel And Make Money At The Same Time

Travelling is great. Broadening horizons, encountering different cultures, or just getting lost somewhere hot and humid. But travel can also be expensive; accommodation, food, insurance and of course flights mean costs soon add up. But there is a simple way round this; work abroad. Whilst there are certain stigmas attached to season work, I couldn’t…

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5 Items Every Backpacker Should Have

Clothes? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Passport? Check. Anything else I’m missing? Backpacking is without a doubt one of the most rewarding experiences many of us will ever have but when it comes to knowing what to take it can be a headache at best. You’re going to spend the next few weeks or months living out…