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Should You Travel To Dangerous Countries?

The world is filled with countries that are seemingly off limits to any mere mortal traveller. With tales of extreme danger and endless conflict or terrorist attacks filling the headlines, is anywhere safe to travel to? And should you travel

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How To Outsmart And Avoid Pickpockets And Thieves On Your Gap Year.

Having your valuables stolen whilst on your gap year is one of many travellers worst fears. Fortunately there are a lot of ways you can outsmart thieves and pickpockets when travelling and ensure that your valuables stay exactly where they

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How Not To Get Murdered, Killed Or Kidnapped On Your Gap Year.

The media is rife with tales of backpackers coming to a sticky and untimely end on their gap years, salivating over details of all the monsters that lurk in the shadows the second you get off that plane. Listen to

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The Importance Of An Exit Strategy On Your Gap Year.

Would you know what to do if something went horribly wrong on your gap year? If something terrible happens while you are travelling and you need to bail quickly, it is essential that you have an exit strategy that will

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Why I hate Money Belts (And Why You Shouldn’t Wear Them).

Money belts are an almost ubiquitous piece of travel equipment, but I can’t stand them, never wear one and think they do very little to decrease the risk of becoming a victim or losing your important documents. Here’s why. I

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Should You Learn Self Defence Before Your Gap Year?

Is learning a martial art or a bit of self defence a good idea for your gap year? Well the problem is the answer isn’t exactly clear cut. This article asks should you learn self defence before you go travelling and

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Is Backpacking Around The World Safe?

The question of whether it is really safe to take a gap  year or travel around the world comes up a lot, and there is often a lot of confusion between levels of personal fear and genuine danger, so given

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