Tags archives: backpacking

5 Ways to Stay Safe on Dating Apps While Traveling

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How many of us have dreamed of being sat in our airplane seat, anxiously looking for the man or woman of our dreams to waltz down the aisle and tell you they’ll be sitting next to you for the next five hours? You’ll laugh, you’ll bond and you’ll realize that you’ve both fallen deeply in love during the flight, which will, obviously result in the two of yo[...]

We Need to Stop Feeling Guilty About Travel

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Deciding to quit my London job and solo travel three years ago, was one of the best decisions of my life. I have seen incredible things, met amazing people and completely changed my priorities as a young woman. At university, I was desperate to escape to London in a corporate 9-5, attending client brunches and drinking cocktails at the weekend. Now, I’ve [...]

Why This Carpark is Sydney's Best Kept Secret

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Driving through Alexandria, there’s little to keep your eyes off the road. A blur of brick and mortar speeds by, just another suburb in the city on the sea. However, if you do happen to cast your eyes to your surroundings, you may notice a steady flow of people hanging around one of the central parking lots. There’s little to assume from looking at the[...]

The Ultimate Philippines Bucket List

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Made up of over 7,000 islands, you would be right in thinking that there is plenty to do in the Philippines. With some of the most stunning beaches and landscapes Asia has to offer, the Philippines is simply one big bucket list for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. With a plethora of adrenaline-filled experiences to be had on land, sea and sky, you certainly wo[...]

A Lesson in Dorm Sex Etiquette

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We’ve all been there, right? It’s 3.00am, and that pretentious fool with the guitar and dreadlocks is looking like a pretty great idea from across the beer pong table. We’re only animals, after all. A hot topic of debate amongst the backpackers of the world: is it okay to have sex with someone in shared a dorm room? And how, if possible, does one even[...]

How to avoid travel burnout

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Travel burnout? I hear you cry. What a very privileged concern to suffer from. But let me set the record straight. There is such a thing as the well documented ‘rat race’ in the real world, so of course it exists in the travel world. ‘How could I ever get sick of travel?’ Yep, that’s a good question. I’m not necessarily saying you’ll get sick of trav[...]

How Living Out of a Backpack Changed My Life

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It all started with a battered 35l backpack. Lugged through muddy fields at festivals, dumped in damp tents and stuffed to the brim with secret stashes of alcohol, my cheap £30 pack had been pushed to its limits for years. Before my first long-term adventure, I had deliberated about whether to ditch it and upgrade. However the sentimental memories associ[...]

A Kind World: A Collection of Short Stories From Backpackers

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In a world full of negative media and the tendency for a depressing spiral of doom and gloom to emerge after the Christmas period, it is important to expose yourself to a little positivity every now and again. If there’s anything that makes us Travelettes feel happier about life, it’s reading about travel. So what better way to spread some cheer than by r[...]

Visiting Vietnam - 10 things you might not know yet

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A few weeks ago I was one lucky Travelette to be invited to Northern Vietnam by Enchanting Travels and Vietnam Airlines. Traveling from buzzing Hanoi to the dreamy region of Sapa and lush Mai Chau our itinerary augured to be as diverse as this beautiful country itself and surely lived up to its promises. Never having visited before I was beyond excite[...]

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