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Should You Learn Self Defence Before Your Gap Year?

Is learning a martial art or a bit of self defence a good idea for your gap year? Well the problem is the answer isn’t exactly clear cut. Staying safe on your gap year involves far more than learning just a few martial arts moves, so this article asks if learning self defence before travelling is really a good idea.

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Posted in Travel Safety

Top 10 Solo Female Travel Safety Tips.

Taking a gap year as a solo female backpacker is often seen as too dangerous or risky, and as a result solo travel as a woman can be a little daunting, but it really doesn’t have to be. Travelling the world solo is one of the most empowering, rewarding and downright awesome things you will ever do, and despite what the mass media or well meaning relatives say it can be overwhelmingly safe too with the right knowledge, preparation and precautions. So here are the top 10 expert tips to help you reduce any risk to your personal safety and security whilst on your travels.

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Posted in Solo Travel, Travel Lists, Travel Safety

Is Backpacking Around The World Safe?

Is travelling the world dangerous? Is taking a gap year safe? These questions come up a lot, and there is often a lot of confusion between levels of personal fear and genuine danger, so given that it is such an important topic I just want to take a moment to discuss whether travelling the world or taking a gap year is safe or not.

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Travel Safety Month On Bemused Backpacker.

November is Travel Safety month on Bemused Backpacker and the whole month is going to be devoted to every aspect of gap year safety and staying safe on your travels.

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Posted in Travel Safety, Travel Talk

Travel Safety Advice For Arriving At A New Destination.

For many travellers, arriving in a new city or country for the first time is often when they are at their most vulnerable, especially for those travelling solo. Here are some basic but expert travel safety tips that will decrease any risk to you and keep you safe.

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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

Well Intentioned Travel Advice You Should Totally Ignore!

There is so much travel advice out there it can be hard to be sure which is good and which is bad, and with every piece of good advice that comes your way there are often half a dozen pieces of bad advice too. These are ten of the most common pieces of bad travel advice that you should completely ignore. 

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5 Easy Tricks To Avoid Being Robbed On Your Gap Year.

Expert tips on how to avoid being robbed on your gap year

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Posted in Travel Safety

Travel Safety Advice. The Good, The Bad And The Downright Crazy.

Do you know what gap year safety advice to listen to and how to tell the good from the bad? Avoid media scaremongering and learn exactly what travel safety advice to listen to.

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Solo MALE Backpacker Safety Tips.

Despite what you may hear with the focus on solo female travel safety in the mass media men actually travel the world solo too, and statistically we are at far greater risk of most forms of violent crime and death. So with that in mind here are some expert safety tips just for the male travellers! 

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Posted in Travel Safety

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