Reasons to go Backpacking: it leaves you penniless and afraid

You know that feeling: You’ve been home a week, seen all your friends and family. Been to the parties and caught up on the news. Then the travel blues start to kick in. You know, that feeling. The feeling that something has come to an end. Something new has to start. That feeling when you realise that your round the world trip had more impact that you could ever have imagine and now it’s left you penniless and afraid. Penniless  You have spent every single penny you own and then some. Borrowed from family, friends or even the credit card!…

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My top 3 places in the whole wide world (So far…)

  I love to travel. “To travel is to live”. If this is so, then I want to live every single day of my life. I want to explore, embrace the adventure – see new things. Soak up the world. Breathe in new air. Taste new food. Feel the waves breaks over my toes from every different ocean. To experience the world. I have been lucky enough to have travelled to so many places. I feel blessed and I am so grateful for my itchy feet! My wanderlust is unquenchable. It is a question I always get asked when returning…

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Backpacking for Beginners: 10 Quick-fire Tips

The simplest travel tips are the best! You know the ones that seem really really obvious. Painstakingly obvious.  Like the time I travelled around the world and kept my passport safe, but leave it in Heathrow arrivals toilets.  Or when people tell you to wear suncream, and you then sunbathe in the height of Singapore summer and get so burnt you can’t sit down for a week… My top ten tips for backpacking… 1. Don’t forget your passport! Keep it in a secure part of your carry on. Try and put it away as soon as possible after you have used it.…

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What No One Tells You About Packing For long Term Travel

    Mentally preparing for a backpacking trip…  is just as important as packing your bag! It is so important to be in the right frame of mind when you leave on a long term backpacking trip. Often this is the hardest thing to do and it’s the last thing on your list! If your like me, you will be working  right up until the last few days before you leave. You will be busy visiting family and seeing friends. Those last minute shopping trips and sorting all you vaccinations will be taking up a lot of your time and…

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4 tips for planning a backpacking trip the old school way…

Don’t let backpacking die! Do it in style, do it the ‘old school’ way… ‘the best stories come out of a backpack!’ #fromabackpack My first round the world trip was in 2007.  Having a gap year and traveling the world in 2007 was not the same as it is now.  It was rare, it was unique, it was risky. I think round the world trips can still be all of these things, but back then it was rough around the edges and a little bit old school. It wasn’t as easy as it now… I am so glad I got to see…

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