Travel Prep

5 travel mistakes I made, so you don’t have to

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It’s kind of hard to believe that I traveled for so long and came so far without any major hiccups. But then 2018 seemed to be a year of epic travel and epic mistakes. I don’t think I slackened my defenses. I guess some years are just luckier than others, and clearly, the more you travel the more you’re at risk of at least a few fails. We’ve all proba[...]

12 Alternative Ways to Choose Your Next Travel Destination

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I’m the kind of traveller who enjoys a well planned trip as much as a spontaneous and, at times, a recklessly disorganised one. I take enjoyment from approaching my decision-making differently each time I go away, revelling in being open to different influences and inspiration before I book. But with a travel bucket list constantly overflowing with potent[...]

Managing Your Mental Health on the Road

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I must confess, on many a sun-filled day I’ve sat alone in hotel rooms, skimming mindlessly through stations, desperately in search of Animal Planet. AC on, curtains closed and Pringles crumbs scattered carelessly about the bed… probably. This is the side of travel that people don’t talk about, don’t blog about; the days that aren’t spent living your best li[...]

My (mostly) Eastern European Road Trip Experience

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I am admittedly one of those travellers who loves to plan. Not because I like being super organised and enjoy sticking to rigid itineraries; but so that I can see and experience as much as I possibly can when I travel. It’s similar to the age-old expression of ‘biting off more that you can chew,’ but in my case, its cities and adventures. I’m sure that I am [...]

The Great Wall of China- 3 spectacular hiking spots

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There’s an old Chinese Proverb that describes the Great Wall so perfectly. “Only those that have travelled the road know where the holes are deep”. I knew as soon as saw the Great Wall of China that I had sincerely underestimated its gritty beauty and vast size. It’s an easy thing to do when most of the photographs we see are merely snippets of reconst[...]

Everest Base Camp Trek- The Ultimate Packing Guide

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Trust me when I say that when you’re at an elevation of 5335 metres, having trekked about 65 kms, with another 65 kms to get back down, you 100% want to be travelling as light as possible. Every last ounce feels 100 times heavier when your oxygen levels are at 75% and you can barely string two sentences together. So, to start with, plan to pack all the ne[...]

How Going On A Trip Can Make You Money For Another

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As long as you don't plan to hit Las Vegas casinos and place your entire savings on red, earning money while enjoying a tour in a new country could be more than just wishful thinking. If you're a nomad by nature then the life of a regular tourist is not enough for you. You want to keep on moving from place to place and that's where things get tricky. If you [...]

How to find a safe place to volunteer

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This question was asked a couple of days ago in our amazing Facebook community. If you’re looking for a supporting environment to get answers to all your travel related questions, please join us there! Now on to volunteering: it is one of the greatest ways to explore the world on a smaller budget. It brings a slower pace and usually comes with a community[...]

A food lover's packing list

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As much as I love to eat outside when traveling and explore new dishes, it can be draining and also expensive, especially when being en route for a longer period of time. Apart from that, I love to prep food myself and explore the local markets and supermarkets for new ingredients to try, including the locals’ favorite spice mix. Cooking yourself also[...]

What I wish I’d known before volunteering as a teacher in Bali

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Chaos. That’s the one word that instantly sprung to mind as I looked out over my 40 Balinese kindergarten students in horror. One little boy was dancing on the table, another throwing puzzle pieces on the floor, and several were brawling in the middle of the tiny overcrowded classroom. One thing was for certain: the angelic, perfectly behaved little children[...]

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