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...
One of the last things that comes to mind when you think of your round the world trip is that rather unspoken concept that you are going to be living from a bag for as long as you persist to meander the globe. This bag is now your bedroom, kitchen and living space all in one. It is however,...
The golden rule on this one is to always have more than you think you need. You never really know when you will get injured, miss your connecting flight, get fined or have to bribe your way out of a cell. It also helps to have a little extra to treat yourself to a little luxury now and again....
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...
Although travel of old was through written letters and long silences we are now in the information age and staying in touch with each other is the expected norm. I recommend getting offline as much as possible when away to truly immerse yourself in the experience. However, for those time you bee to be online and getting in touch...
Airports are amazing places to sleep with everything you need to keep you going until you need to catch that next flight. This is one of my favourite way of saving money and for a few reasons too. Transport in/out from the cities near the airport are usually cheaper during the day and more regular too. It can be...
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...
Many backpackers who have been travelling for a while have got packing their bag down to a fine art. A fellow I met in Nepal could pack his bag in rapid time in a way that meant he got what he needed with his eyes closed. Useful when there’s no power about. Now, not all of us are 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...

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