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Epic Backpacker Fails And Why They Don’t Matter.

Things will go wrong on your gap year at some point, it is just a fact. You will miss a flight, lose something, make an epic gap year fail that at the time will feel catastrophic. But when all is said and done, they rarely matter in the grand scheme of things.

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What To Expect At Israel’s Airport Security.

Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv is infamous amongst travellers for being seriously heavy with security. Horror stories of innocent travellers being detained for hours, missing flights and intrusive luggage checks are the norm, and the average traveller is often paranoid about strip searches and heavy interrogations, so what is it really like entering and exiting one of the most security conscious countries on the planet?

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Haggle Hard, But Don’t Be A Cheapskate.

Haggling is a way of life in many countries and is certainly a great part of the backpacker experience, but some travellers can go too far and take haggling to the extreme, which isn’t good for anyone. How do you know when and where to haggle on your gap year? And how do you know when to stop? Read on. 

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How To Stay Close to Your Family While Travelling.

If you’re looking to alleviate the occasional heartache that comes from missing your family members and friends during your travels, check out these awesome ways to remain close to far away loved ones and make the homesickness sting much less.

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Is Street Food Safe When Travelling?

Street food in south east Asia has a reputation of being unclean, unsafe and the quickest surefire way to get food poisoning and spending your entire trip on the toilet. That isn’t true at all, and my advice as a qualified health professional will let you know what to look out for, what to eat and how to enjoy the best food on the planet without getting sick.

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Top 10 FAQs On Travelling South East Asia.

South East Asia is one of the most popular regions for many backpackers heading out on their gap year or round the world adventures, yet it seems every first time traveller always has the same questions and worries. Here are the top 10 most frequently asked questions from my mail and social media, and my answers based on many years travelling through the entire region.

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Posted in Travel Advice, Travel Lists

Why All Travellers To Bali Should Get The Rabies Vaccine.

Rabies has been an ongoing problem in Bali for many years now, but a recent outbreak is making it even more essential that travellers are prepared and protected from this potentially fatal disease.

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