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Confessions Of A Travel Blogger. I Ate Fast Food!

I am a backpacker and proud of it. I have travelled the world for over twenty years, immersed myself in local cultures, travelled slowly and ethically, I am proud of that traveller status, yet on a recent trip I committed

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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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Should You Pre Book Acommodation On Your Gap Year?

With so many booking sites and aggregates around now, travelling is easier than ever! But is it really necessary to pre book all your accommodation in advance? Has the spirit of adventure been lost in backpacking because of this? And with all the recent controversies surrounding the ethics of booking sites, should you use them?

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How To Include A Gap Year Or World Travel On Your CV.

For anyone dreaming of travelling the world, having that huge gap in their CV or work history is a huge worry, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking a gap year to travel the world can make your CV look great and even help your career. If you know how to spin it right. Here’s how you can include travel on your CV to your benefit.

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Posted in Travel Advice

Beat The Fear And Travel Anyway.

So many people want to travel the world and take a gap year, but a huge number of those people are held back by one thing. Fear. Fear is one of the most common reasons people give up on their dreams of travel, and it really shouldn’t be. Fear is never a good reason not to do anything. Here is how you can beat that fear and follow your travel dreams.

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Posted in Travel Talk

Travelling Over Christmas. How To Deal With Being Away For The Holidays.

Christmas is a major holiday for many people around the world, and spending it abroad during your gap year or backpacking adventure can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how you can deal with backpacking or taking a gap year over Christmas.

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Is Solo Travel Safe? Essential Gap Year Safety Tips For All Solo Backpackers.

Solo travel is an amazing way to see the world and countless backpackers head off on solo gap years every single day, have a life changing adventure and have the absolute time of their lives, but is it safe to travel solo? Is backpacking or taking a solo gap year really too dangerous? Especially for women? Let’s look at the absolute facts and see if solo travel really is safe or not with expert safety advice for all solo backpackers.

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Posted in Travel Safety

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