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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. Backpacking around the world is more

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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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Posted in Travel Talk

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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Why Travel Insurance Is Essential On Your Gap Year.

Planning your gap year is an exciting process, full of opportunity and wonder, and the last thing you want to do is think about anything going wrong. The problem is, you need to. It is essential that you spend at least a little bit of time ensuring that you have the right insurance cover for your backpacking trip just in case the worst does happen.

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Posted in Travel Tips

The Reality Of Fear And The Truth About Travel Safety.

Fear of becoming a victim of crime continues to dominate almost every discourse on gap year or independent world travel, despite the facts and the statistics showing that relatively speaking it is no more dangerous than staying at home. I want to use my experience and background to give all potential travelers some perspective on the issue of travel safety and provide you with some real, practical advice. 

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