Europe is the smallest continent, but it's dense with culture. An hour's travel from almost anywhere could see you in a new country, complete with a different language, different customs, and (best of all) different food. It seems a pity to fly over all this, hopping from one destination to another.
I wax lyrically quite often about the great times on the road, the wonderful people I have met and the stunning scenery. There is a downside to travel; frustration and annoyance are unwelcome bedfellows on this wonderful journey and sometimes you just want to scream! Phew I feel better already.
Once renowned as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, home to drug cartels, Pablo Escobar, and political kidnappings, Medellín has reinvented itself as the world's latest, coolest, chicest urban center. Start your morning off in Envigado, a small town that got swallowed by Medellín's urban expansion.
Experts and travel sources repeatedly recommend an endless array of travel gadgets and gear to bring on your next trip. Often, it’s the latest, greatest development that makes the list of must-haves for travel in a given season.
One of the most frustrating but important decision you have when planning for extended travel is your budget. Firstly, you need to have money for flights, then everyday costs in your destination, and a buffer for emergencies, even if you're planning on working as you travel.
It's important to learn some basic vocabulary when you travel to a country where you don't speak the language. Even just a few phrases will make things a lot easier for you, and the locals always like to hear you making an effort.
Travel can make you feel liberated, but one thing often squashes that sense of freedom the minute you land at your destination: visa requirements. It’s a breeze getting into countries like Thailand, where you don’t need a visa, but Vietnam is another story.
I would venture to say most people have never heard of Kalibo. It seems the majority of travellers who visit the Philippines (RP) focus on Manila and its large island or Cebu. If you’ve visited the beach resort of Boracay, it’s possible you at least passed through Kalibo; however, newer...
Packing for a big round-the-world trip is exciting. A hundred posts have been written on what to pack and why, guiding antsy backpackers in this most important step of their travel experience. However, there's a lot of misinformation out there.
Deciding to leave everything behind and head off on an epic journey is one of the best decisions you can make. You'll learn about yourself and about the world and you'll have an amazing experience. I'm sure I don't need to convince you! If you've decided to take the plunge,...