Wifi? No Thanks!

Be honest – when travelling, when have you chosen a bar or restaurant because it has wifi available? I know this happens – a friend of mine proudly knows just three sentences of Spanish since her trip round South America, one of which is “¿Tienes wifi?” As useful as an...

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Stupidly Obvious Yet Honest Mistakes

Whether you have travelled once or countless amounts of times, I’m certain you have created your own ideas and tips for yourself to share with others of what to do and more importantly what not to do when taking the next trip.

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How to get from England to France for Free

If someone told you that you could get from England to France for free, you'd probably laugh and tell them that it was impossible. That is exactly what I would have done several years ago. In fact, I even tried and failed.

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How to Couch Surf

Incase you're not already aware, CouchSurfing is both a social network and a hospitality exchange website. Since its launch in 2004, the website has grown to become one of the largest online communities of travellers in the world and has 7 million members (according to CS) across 207 countries.

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Travelling Extensively with No Money

Knowing how far and how extensively I have travelled people assume that growing up money was never an issue for me. Which is true, but not because we had so much, but because we had so little.

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You’re a Girl, and You’re Travelling Alone?

Yes, you out-dated fool, it’s not 1930. More and more frequently are we encountering brave, witty and notoriously adventure-seeking young female travellers that pack their backpack and hit the road. Alone. Gosh, gasp. Funnily enough, I speak often with other female travellers and have myself copped some decently misogynistic...

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5 Ways to NOT look like a Newbie Traveler

Do you remember your first time? Was it in the back of a bus? On an airplane? Perhaps a cruise ship? You’d been thinking about it for months, years maybe and it was the culmination of all your hopes and dreams. The place and the people you were with are...

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A Dangerous Road: Kathmandu to Pokhara

A few months ago, after I had booked my flights to Nepal, I stumbled upon a TV program entitled “the world’s most dangerous roads”. That episode explored a route that included the journey between Kathmandu and the trekking centre and tourist resort of Pokhara 200km to the west.

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How to Travel by Long-Distance Bus in South America

South America is a large continent, and plane travel from country to country can be prohibitively expensive for backpackers. Trains are almost non-existent, and car hire can be a bureaucratic nightmare, so to get around you'll probably be using the long-distance bus system.

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Three Touristy Spots Still Worth a Visit

“It’s not worth it. It’s so touristy.” Have you ever heard this warning (or something similar to it) after telling a friend or fellow traveler that you’re planning to visit someplace firmly located along the tourist trail? It might be the Las Vegas Strip, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or...

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