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Why You Don't Need the Baz Bus

Why You Don't Need the Baz Bus

When I was planning a trip to South Africa it was hard to avoid any mention of the “backpacker bus” called Baz Bus. It’s in all of the guides and there are mentions on most the hostel websites. I initially thought something like this would not be my style but it was my first time in Africa and I wasn’t sure how difficult it was going to be to get around.

After three months in South Africa and speaking with numerous other travelers I formed a pretty solid opinion of the Baz Bus and even tried it out for myself. Hopefully this information will help when planning your own trip and deciding whether the Baz Bus is for you or not.

5 Quick Tips For More Affordable Holidays

5 Quick Tips For More Affordable Holidays

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how some people can afford to travel every year not just once, but two or three times. Where do they find the money and how do they find the time to research all of the options?

Fortunately, making travel more affordable and much less complicated is absolutely achievable with just a little time and by being smart about where, when and how you travel. Check out these five  strategies for planning an affordable holiday. You might find that you’re a lot closer to your dream holiday than you thought!

Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday

Another edition of Wandering Wednesday, where you can take 20 minutes out of your day and read all the best travel stories the internet has to offer.

Hostel Packing Essentials

Hostel Packing Essentials

I’ve written a lot recently about my hostel experienceswhat they’re like and some great ones to stay in. One important topic to cover is the essentials specific to hostels that you should make sure to pack when traveling and planning to stay in a hostel.

Some of these might already be obvious to you but hopefully you’ll pick up on some new items. I’ve covered what you should definitely pack and some things that I read on other “must pack” lists that I didn’t really need. These are my hostel essentials only so doesn’t cover the basics for every trip like clothes and adaptors etc. 

Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday

If you’re like 99% of the population then you probably have a day job and if you’re anything like me, by Wednesday you’re ready to chuck it all in and head for the hills. Forget the kids, who cares about the mortgage, let's move to the Caribbean!

Wandering Wednesday is my gift to you on this, the humpiest of all days, where you can take 20 minutes out of your day and read all the best travel stories the internet has to offer.