Some of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth you just can’t reach by any form of transport other than the two legs beneath you. There is no way to really earn the respect that nature commands until you’re fully immersed in it, a million miles away from civilization. Mother nature is a cruel but insanely...
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...
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....
The one thing that makes your life changing travel experience into the stuff of nightmares is not having the right documents you need. If you lost your passport, get robbed of your bank cards or get into an accident but have no idea what your insurance policy details are, things get very complicated pretty quickly. The solution? Get organised! We have...
Ever heard the statement, “Nothing is free in this world!”? Well next time you hear it being said, kindly tell them to shut up. The best things in life are free and no I’m not referring to love or a stroll in the park. I’m referring to amazing accommodation anywhere in the world with no price tag. Essentially, it’s...
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...
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...
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...
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....

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...

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