This is something I get asked a lot. "Should I bother getting some at all?”, “Is it worth it?” and “What if I don’t use it?”. The short answer is that you really do need travel insurance. Some countries actually insist you show that you have it before they give you your tourist visa so better safe than sorry....
Even when you thought you had nailed the fine art of cheap travel, you can go one step further. Don’t bother paying at all. Hitch hiking has held various reputations and many consider it not the safest option. However, if you do your research properly and you play your cards right, it can be a great way to see...

Travel Risk for 2017

Heading somewhere a little dangerous next year? Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Timbuktu are among the most dangerous countries in the world, according to a new map designed to alert travellers to the level of risk they face when visiting destinations worldwide. Beyond these war-torn destinations, hotspots favoured by tourists such as Colombia, Mexico, and Egypt have also been ranked as ‘high...
Planes will get you far but travelling by land will get your budget even further. Not always the case as some budget airlines have made it so cheap it actually makes sense to hit the skies but for the most part, land travel is a great money saver and also hosts a whole array of other travel benefits such...
This is one of the handiest money saving tools in your arsenal and I can’t state that enough. Most museums, parks, exhibitions, restaurants, transport networks and everything else will give you a deep discount, sometimes up to 50% if you present your card. Even when it comes to local events and club nights you can save some extra change...
There is nothing quite like the feeling of the wind on your hair, a travel buddy on the back seat of you motorbike and the sun blaring down as you drive some of the most scenic routes on earth. Don’t get distracted though, there is a lot that can go wrong. When talking to my doctor before leaving as...
Ok, so the worst of the worst has happened and you’ve lost your bank card or had it stolen. I’m going to assume here that you’ve done the obvious, retraced your steps and thoroughly searched everywhere for it. You’ve asked house cleaning checked all last locations, banks and police stations. Now your card is gone and you have no...
Aside from your passport, this is definitely one of the most important things you have on your person when you’re on the road. Without it, you are pretty immobilised and having the right cards in your possession can make your travel a whole lot easier. Handy Hint: Go for an international bank that will have ATM’s in several locations around...
Probably one of the most annoying travel pests after mosquitos. Bed Bugs are hard to find because you only ever find the bites long after they’ve gone. The actual pain from the bite doesn’t kick in until the chemicals it leaves to delay the kick in wear off and you start the itch from hell. For a lot of...
There are two things most of us love: food and sex. Hell two at the same time is often a bonus. When travelling, you’re out being social most of the time, well depending on where you are at least. You won’t find many pub crawls in India for example. Anyway, it’s inevitable that eventually the idea of getting lucky...

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