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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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Posted in Travel Lists

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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Posted in Travel Safety

Getting Lost In Travel Can Help You Find Your Way.

Traditionally many people had their life plan set out for them. School, job, marriage, kids and death. In recent years more and more people are shunning that paradigm but not knowing what else to fill it with, what path in life they should follow. Can travel be the answer?

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Posted in Travel Talk

The Quick, Easy Guide To The Best Of Thailand’s Islands.

With so many Thai islands to choose from, many backpackers have a hard time figuring out which to head to first. This quick, easy guide to the Thai islands will help you sort the deserted tropical paradise from the hedonistic party resorts.

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Posted in Destinations

Top 10 Tips To Travel Independently On A Budget

Travelling the world costs money, that much is obvious. But saving up a lump sum for your round the world adventure is just part of the solution, you need to know the right way to spend it too! These top 10 tips will not only help you reign in your budget before you go and on the road, but will also allow you to travel cheaper for longer!

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Posted in Travel Lists, Travel Tips

How Much To Budget For A Month In Indonesia.

Indonesia is a fantastic choice for budget conscious backpackers and travellers, and this article will help you plan exactly how much to budget for a month in this awesome country.

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Posted in Travel Tips

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