48 Hours in Shanghai – Guest Post

I am very please to welcome Jess from Tripelio as my first ever guest blogger… I’d like to thank Laura for sharing this article on her website. She offers some fantastic stories about life and travel, and I was particularly intrigued by her Travel Bucket List. Check it out when you get a chance! Shanghai is the largest city in mainland China, and 48 hours is not nearly enough time for you to cover this lively place. Once you scratch the surface, you’ll quickly find yourself planning your next trip to this enchanting port city. However, sometimes when traveling we…

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Stop Worrying About Long Term Travel on your CV!

I have to admit, I worried about the effect long-term travel would have on my CV. I’ve have quite a few ‘gap years’, and in the past I’ve been creative with displaying and ‘hiding’ my travels. (In fact, I’ve had that many ‘gap years’ I don’t think I can keep calling them gap years anymore!). I worried that I hadn’t worked in the UK for a while . I worried that it would look like I had moved around too much. I worried I wouldn’t look committed. I worried I wouldn’t get a job! Yet getting my most recent job, I spoke…

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Going Backpacking? The sooner you know this, the better…

  So you’re going backpacking? What an adventure! Preparing for my first RTW trip, there were a few things I wish I had known before I left, and they might not be what you expect… ‘Pack it Cubes’.  You need these in your backpack!! These are a luxury item but I know they are worth every penny! Living out of a backpack can take its toll; packing and unpacking every few days, messy hostels and long train rides!  It can be annoying when all you want to do is find a pair of socks and you have to unpack your whole bag…

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Backpacker Book Review: The Beach – Alex Garland

I finally got around to reading The Beach. I didn’t want to be one of ‘those people’ reading a dog eared copy on the beach in Thailand so I kept putting it off (- that’s just me being a travel snob!). And now I’ve finally read it, I can’t get it out of my head! The book is so much better than the film. I mean seriously better. I can’t stop thinking about it. You know when you finish a book and you look up and the whole world is just carrying on as normal. Yet somehow everything seems to…

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Travel quotes to give you itchy feet!

I love travel quotes. They inspire me, motive me and mostly of all, they bring back memories. Below are some of my favourite travel quotes to get you packing your backpack or booking that ticket.  If you are saving or planing for a big trip, its always a great idea to stick a travel quote on your mirror or wall. It is great motivation when you are working hundreds of hours and saving all your money! What’s your favourite travel quote? Can you add any to the list? #fromabackpack 1.  “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with…

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