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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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Posted in Travel Lists

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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Posted in Travel Advice

8 Reasons You Need More Adventure Travel In Your Life Now.

The advantages of taking a gap year or travellingthe world are well known and documented, but if you really want to make the most of your gap year and reap even more benefits, then you should throw a little bit of adventure in there too! 

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Posted in Travel Lists

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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Posted in Volunteering

Why Aruba Is Far More Than Just An All Inclusive Destination.

Aruba is famous as being an all inclusive tourist paradise, and with good reason, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that is all it is. For those intrepid travellers willing to look beyond the surface Aruba will reveal a deeper, wilder side that is perfect for independent backpackers.

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Posted in Destinations

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