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How To Score Luxury Accommodation As A Budget Backpacker.

Backpacking around the world on your gap year isn’t all about ultra budget backpacker hostels and dorm rooms. Sometimes it is, but there’s no rule that says you have to stick to that either, and there are some real luxury options out there for even the most budget of backpackers if you know how to bag them! 

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10 Essential Gap Year Packing Suggestions No One Ever Thinks About.

Packing for your gap year or backpacking trip can be a daunting task, with so many first time travellers taking far too much stuff, and almost nothing of what they actually need! This is a list of some of the essential items that are so useful on any gap year or round the world adventure that most people don’t even think to pack!

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Posted in Travel Lists

8 Easy Steps To Quit Your Job And Travel The World.

Quitting your job to travel the world is a dream for many, but the reality isn’t quite as simple as that and there are some careful practicalities to consider if you want to follow that dream. Here are 8 steps you need to take if you want to quit your job to travel.

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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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Why Taking A Career Break To Travel Is A Good Idea.

Fitting your work and your life around your dreams of travelling the world is not only possible, but by taking career breaks when it suits you and not your employer you could be doing yourself a whole multitude of favours too.

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Posted in Travel Talk

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 to those countries that are deemed unsafe?

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Posted in Solo Travel, Travel Safety, Travel Talk

Epic Backpacker Fails And Why They Don’t Matter.

Things will go wrong on your gap year at some point, it is just a fact. You will miss a flight, lose something, make an epic gap year fail that at the time will feel catastrophic. But when all is said and done, they rarely matter in the grand scheme of things.

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