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Travelling with a tablet

Travelling with a tablet

In this day and age, there’s no excuse for getting lost, not knowing where you’re going or not keeping in touch with those back home when you’re off on your travels. It may not be in keeping with the spirit of old-fashioned backpacking but there’s nothing wrong with making life on the road a little...

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15 Jan Posted by in Know before you go tips | 4 comments

What the hell do I do with my travel money?

What the hell do I do with my travel money?

I’ve often wondered what people do with their travel money when they travel; stick it all in a sock and hope for the best or lose all your money in bank fees.  Mum and I got talking about this the other day as she’s going travelling around New Zealand next month for four weeks with...

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11 Jan Posted by in Know before you go tips | Comments

How to stay safe in exotic locations

How to stay safe in exotic locations

Have you always dreamed of going on an African safari, exploring the depths of the Amazon, or going on a food tour through Asia? These exotic locations have managed to maintain an air of mystery and intrigue about them, as many of them remain off the beaten tourist track. The downside of travelling into uncharted...

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27 Sep Posted by in Know before you go tips | 22 comments

Don’t save money – spend it!

Don’t save money – spend it!

Well ok, so the title is a ‘slight’ generalisation but the real title ‘save for your next big trip and cut back your spending but still treat yourself every now and then because you should do everything in moderation‘ seemed a little too long. You see, when you speak to ‘real travellers’ instead of holiday-makers...

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How to save money to travel AND buy things

How to save money to travel AND buy things

How to save money to travel Everyone talks about the need to save money to travel. They tell you to stop spending money completely but that’s not very practical when you have to buy things FOR travel such as clothes and equipment. So here are a few tips that will help you to buy those...

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29 Aug Posted by in Africa, Know before you go tips | Comments

What to pack for a trip to Africa

What to pack for a trip to Africa

As the second largest continent in the word, both in terms of land mass and population, Africa can be utterly bewildering and totally overwhelming but also awe-inspiring, breathtaking and extremely diverse. It is important to remember that, because of its sheer size, it is impossible to make generalisations about Africa as a whole – it...

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UK Travel Vaccinations for Asia

UK Travel Vaccinations for Asia

After months of finding nothing but travel vaccine advice for US citizens and none for the UK, I finally decided to write one myself… Your travel advice/vaccines will be dealt with by a nurse at your general practitioner’s surgery and you should make an appointment (if possible) approximately six months in advance of your leave...

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a…

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No it’s a…

Box (come on, what did you really think I was going to say? Answers in the comments below…I have a feeling they were stupid thoughts) Chances are that you’ll have a good few months before you leave and if you’re sensible (i.e. you know how to get your s*** together) you’ll be buying the ‘must...

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The Travel Bible – your essential pre-trip planning

The Travel Bible – your essential pre-trip planning

No, it isn’t an updated version of The Book where Moses advises you that for a price he can part the Red Sea. It’s a book made by you; for you (I’m probably sacrificing a lot of strange Google key word searches to my site just by mentioning the ‘B book’ now…you’re welcome!). Sooooo, you’ve...

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