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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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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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Well Intentioned Travel Advice You Should Totally Ignore!

There is so much travel advice out there it can be hard to be sure which is good and which is bad, and with every piece of good advice that comes your way there are often half a dozen pieces of bad advice too. These are ten of the most common pieces of bad travel advice that you should completely ignore. 

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10 Easy Ways To Save Money For Travel.

Travelling the world is expensive, there’s no real way around that. Sure there are ways to travel cheaply and tips and tricks to make world travel cheaper, but either way you will need to have a good chunk of cash in a savings account to fund your round the world adventure. Here are some essential tips to make saving for your gap year or backpacking trip that much easier.

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Reassuring Parents About Your Gap Year Plans.

It is understandable that parents and loved ones are often apprehensive or nervous about you backpacking around the world, so here is a quick guide to help you reassure your parents that taking a gap year is actually one of the best things you will ever do, and help them come to terms with you actually doing it.

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Backpacking And The Hustle Burnout.

At some point along your epic gap year you will be burnt out from all the touts, the haggling and the taxi mafia, and you will need a holiday from travelling. That is where flashpacking comes in!

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