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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, but is it really that bad? What is it really like entering and exiting one of the most security conscious countries on the planet?

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Posted in Destinations, Travel Advice, Travel Safety

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 among those who have never been 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, street food is delicious and safe, and my advice as an experienced backpacker and 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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Posted in Travel Advice, Travel Health

Top 10 FAQs On Travelling South East Asia.

Planning a gap year or big trip around south east Asia? Here are the top ten frequently asked questions, answered by a backpaacker with over 20 years experience in the 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 and a shortage of post exposure prophylaxis on the island is making it even more essential that travellers are prepared and protected from this potentially fatal disease.

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Posted in Travel Advice, Travel Health

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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