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The Best Destinations For First Time Backpackers.

Planning a gap year can be exciting, but it can be hard to choose where you want to go. Here are my picks for some of the best destinations for any first time backpacker, including a few surprising ones!

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The Sacrifices Of Long Term Travel.

You are so lucky to travel so much. That is perhaps one of the most common things people say to me when they hear about what I do, but it isn’t luck. Travelling the world is a conscious choice that involves a lot of sacrifices of things other people take for granted. If you want to follow your dreams and travel the world as well, especially in the long term, then you will have to make the same sacrifices.

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How Travel Styles Can Change. And How That Is Okay.

For any backpacker who has travelled for any length of time they may have noticed that the way they travel changed over time. I travelled the world throughout my twenties, then my thirties, and had an amazing time doing it. But as I approach travelling the world in my forties I am starting to reflect more and more on how different my experiences were from when I first started travelling to now, how the way I travel has changed, and how that is okay!

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Am I A Bad Backpacker?

After 15 plus years of travelling the world I have probably made every travel mistake you can think of and then some at one point or another. But does that make me a bad traveller? What do you think?

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Top 10 Most Common Rookie Backpacker Mistakes! And How To Avoid Them!

Every backpacker makes mistakes when they first start out, here are just 10 of the most common ones, with tips on how you can avoid them too! (Aren’t I good to you all?)

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10 Backpacker Rules It Is Totally Okay To Break.

Being a backpacker means travelling around the world a certain way, in a certain style and with a certain budget. Or does it? Here are 10 backpacker rules you are totally allowed to break.

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Should You Pay To Volunteer On Your Gap Year?

You are planning your gap year and want to give something back while you travel the world, you want to volunteer. You want to help someone and do something good! That is a good thing, right? But they are asking you to pay? What the hell is that about? Should backpackers pay to volunteer on their gap year or is it all a con?

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Travel Safety Advice For Arriving At A New Destination.

For many travellers, arriving in a new city or country for the first time is often when they are at their most vulnerable, especially for those travelling solo. Here are some basic but expert travel safety tips that will decrease any risk to you and keep you safe.

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How Travelling In Your 30s Is Different Than In Your 20s.

Is taking a gap year different in your 30’s than it is travelling around the world in your 20’s? Read on to find out.

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5 Of The World Best Backpacker Diving Spots.

Getting a PADI certificate and diving some of the world’s most beautiful – and sometimes scary – seascapes is one of the all time great bucket list items for any backpacker. But where do you go? Checkout my top 5 list of the world’s best diving locations.

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