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What is it really like to let go when you travel?

What is it really like to let go when you travel?

Five very connected travellers got invited to take part in the trip of a lifetime recently but there was one big catch. They needed to completely let go, not just give up their phones but let themselves go for the whole trip in order to completely connect with the destination.

Booking Family Holidays With FinalPrice

Booking Family Holidays With FinalPrice

FinalPrice is a travel booking platform to help you save on hotels, flights and car rental. I test it out for my upcoming family holiday with some surprising results.

Error Fares - What Are They And How To Book One

Error Fares - What Are They And How To Book One

If you've ever wondered how people manage to score insanely cheap flights when you're still getting the same old fares from your travel agent then hopefully this article will enlighten you to the world of error fares or mistake fares, and how easy they are to find and purchase. This is the story of my latest error fare flight that is coming up in November and how to book one for yourself.

The Infamous Travel Pouch - Is It Ever Worth It?

The Infamous Travel Pouch - Is It Ever Worth It?

The idea of a travel pouch is a good one. You get to hide all of your most valuable possessions on your person so if the worst happens, you won't be left with nothing. The problem with a traditional travel pouch that you pick up from your friendly neighbourhood travel and adventure store is that they're usually poorly designed. These are my top five gripes about the traditional travel pouch and some much better alternatives for you to look out for.

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!

Ultimate Guide To Volunteering Overseas

Ultimate Guide To Volunteering Overseas

My very first time volunteering I was a young 18-year old. It was my very first solo trip around the world and I had chosen to spend three months in Ecuador volunteering with street kids and improving my Spanish. I hadn’t saved very much money for this trip, about $20,000 for a full year of travel after flights and needed to find ways to travel cheaper for longer. That was my start in volunteering while travelling and I personally think that it can be a very rewarding experience for you and the cause you are trying to help as long as you do your research and enter into it for the right reasons.

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. 

6 Tips to Choose a Hotel for Your Next Solo Business Trip

6 Tips to Choose a Hotel for Your Next Solo Business Trip

Travelling is often a great experience especially for people who don’t like to stay still. However, not everything on our trip is always under our control, there are many factors which affect the overall quality of our trip. One factor which can greatly affect our overall well-being and satisfaction during our solo business trip is our choice of the hotel.

The important thing is that this factor of hotel choice is usually in our control and the major factor which affects this decision is usually the cost. We have a list of tips to help you make the right choice when you stay in a hotel on your next solo business trip

What Is It Like Staying In A Hostel?

What Is It Like Staying In A Hostel?

After over 10 years of hostel life I feel overly qualified to help new travellers who are hesitant about staying in a hostel for the first time. Read on for a guide on what you can expect from a stay in a hostel.

How to Find The Best Travel Deals For Your Next Vacation

How to Find The Best Travel Deals For Your Next Vacation

Sometimes a holiday can be a carefully planned affair and sometimes if you let it, you can have a Spontaneous Travel Experience. Luckily for everyone, there is a travel deal out there no matter your preference!

I’ve compiled below a full list of all my travel deal resources that I refer to no matter what type of trip I’m planning and there are a couple of luxury options in there as well! 

Must Download Apps for Travelers

Must Download Apps for Travelers

I'm often asked what my favourite apps are to help with trip planning and while I'm on the road. Here'a roundup of my favourite apps that are always top of mind when I need help booking accommodation, staying in touch when I'm far away from home or just something to keep me entertained and sane on long travel days.

Top Travel Websites For Planning A Trip

Top Travel Websites For Planning A Trip

If you've ever thought that planning a vacation and booking a flight yourself was too difficult and complicated then check out these travel websites which I use personally to plan and book my own trips.

Solo Travel Tips - How to meet people while traveling

Solo Travel Tips - How to meet people while traveling

Traveling on your own can be very daunting. For some people, it’s the one thing that stops them from getting out there and visiting the places they want to. To help you get over your own inhibitions about travelling on your own, here are some tips that has helped me over the years.

How to Survive as a Vegetarian When Travelling

How to Survive as a Vegetarian When Travelling

Anyone with dietary restrictions might have serious doubts about travelling in a developing area. Those doubts are definitely founded but with a little bit of preparation and some helpful advice you should be able to get by just like everyone else and walk away with a full tummy.

How to use your phone while travelling

How to use your phone while travelling

Have you ever thought about what the options are for using your phone while overseas? Depending on the type of trip and your desire to remain connected, the need to access either wifi, data and voice calls on your phone will vary.

Is it Wrong to use Technology on the Road?

Is it Wrong to use Technology on the Road?

What's a good balance of indulging in our phones and tablets and spending time exploring the beautiful countries you've paid good money to visit. Here are my thoughts on using technology while traveling and when and where it should feature.

How To Have a Successful (Temporary) Travel Partnership

How To Have a Successful (Temporary) Travel Partnership

Meeting other travellers on the road can be one of the most enjoyable parts of travelling. As a solo traveller, it can also be a great opportunity to band together for a time, giving each other company and sharing costs.

Here’s some advice to help you succeed in your new travel duo or trio.

 

How to Budget and Save for Your Trip

How to Budget and Save for Your Trip

When I made the decision to head off on a long-term trip I had to first work out how much it was likely to cost me, how much I wanted to save and if I was willing to work on the road. Once I knew what my saving goal was I then set out to work out achievable ways to get there.