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A Rare Travel Surprise In The United Arab Emirates.

After 20 years of travel I still haven’t lost a sense of wonder or bemusement about the world, but it is not often now that a destination can really surprise me. A recent visit to Abu Dhabi not only threw me a huge curve ball with how much I ended up loving the country, but gave me a timely reminder of why I love travel too.

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How To Turn Travel Disasters Into Travel Opportunities.

I have always said travel disasters can often become your best travel stories, but there can be a more practical advantage when things go wrong too, if you know how to take advantage of them. Be creative, stay positive and learn how to turn a problem into a golden opportunity when you travel.

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Posted in Travel Tips

Yes Solo Travel Is Scary, But You Should Go Anyway.

The thought of solo travel can be scary at first. The idea of travelling around the world on your own, with no back up and no safety net to fall back on can be intimidating. But just because something is

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Posted in Solo Travel

Top 15 Alternative Bucket List Experiences.

Gap years are all about the experiences, but the big problem is most travel bucket lists are all the same. Once you have seen one you have seen them all and everyone ends up on a gap year adventure doing and seeing the same thing. So how do you make your gap year bucket list different? Here are some alternative bucket list ideas to make your gap year completely unique. 

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Posted in Travel Lists

The Sacrifices Of Long Term Travel.

You are so lucky to travel so much. That is perhaps one of the most common things people say to me when they hear about what I do, but it isn’t luck. Travelling the world is a conscious choice that involves a lot of sacrifices of things other people take for granted. If you want to follow your dreams and travel the world as well, especially in the long term, then you will have to make the same sacrifices.

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Posted in Travel Talk

Should Travellers Boycott Controversial Destinations?

There are plenty of destinations around the world that have controversial political or cultural stances on many issues, from women’s rights and human rights abuses to LGBTQ rights and oppressive dictatorships, but does that mean you should boycott a destination? Should your ethical or moral viewpoint dictate where you travel to? What would you do?

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Posted in Responsible Travel, Travel Talk

Travelon Anti Theft Active Daypack Review.

The Travelon Anti Theft Active Daypack is a small yet feature packed backpack that is designed to significantly reduce the risk of your belongings being stolen or pickpocketed whilst you are travelling, but still be agile enough to be practical as a day to day travel exploration pack or a small carry on backpack.

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Posted in Reviews, Travel Safety

How To Tell Your Parents You Want A Gap Year Instead Of Going To University.

Choosing what to do with your life after school or college can be difficult enough, but when you decide to not go to university and have a gap year instead, how do you tell your parents that? Will they be disappointed? Angry? Try and dissuade you? It depends on how you can sell the idea to them.

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Posted in Travel Tips

Dealing With Reverse Culture Shock After Your Gap Year.

Reverse culture shock refers to the experience of isolation, disorientation and struggle to readjust after you come back from your gap year, and it can hit you hard if you are not careful and should not be ignored or underestimated as it can lead to a lot of serious mental health problems. Here are some ways you can deal with the shock of returning home from your travels around the world.

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Posted in Travel Video

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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Posted in Travel Talk

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