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Walking the Wrong Way on The Way

It wasn’t life changing but I can see how it could be. The camaraderie, the simplicity of life carrying everything you need on your back and trusting that anything else will be provided. The monotonous daily routine of waking, eating, walking, eating, sleeping forcing...

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The Dark Tourism of the Death Railway

The rise of dark tourism has been noticeable the last few years even more so now it has a name. By definition it means tourism to places historically associated with death and tragedy (Wikipedia) and these days it is big business. The ethics of whether countries and...

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Challenge Accepted – Only the Carry On

I feel a bit of a fraud writing this. Like I’m unworthy somehow in ways I can’t really articulate. It is probably self imposed but I feel pressure to be the travel expert I claim to be yet I have never done one thing which all great world travellers have done. So I’ve...

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Packing for your First Trip

Packing for a trip is very subjective. You might think you need 3 pairs of undies instead of 2. You might be a folder of clothes and not a roller or scruncher and while everyone has an opinion it is really up to you on what to take and how to take it. Of course the...

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How to Beat the Stress of Going on Holiday

If you believe all the travel websites and blogs out there, traveling is meant to be a joyous occasion full of excitement and wonder. It might be life changing, it might be a relaxing break to reset and recharge or all the blogs might have it wrong and it’s the worst...

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Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

“It’s the best hike in the Himalayas, you have to do it!” “It should be on everyones bucket list!” “Forget Everest, do the Annapurna Circuit!” These days there are so many Annapurna groupies that it has become just as popular as the Everest Base Camp trek (which says...

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Making Mistakes Travelling Nepal

Each week I usually write a story from one of my travels or dispense handy travel advice learned from my wanderings. This week I thought I would tell you about the beginning. About how a much younger and naive version of me decided that, despite having never left...

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Bonding with Baboons in South Africa

Getting into a fight in South Africa wasn’t something I'd planned for, it just kind of happened. It didn’t even happen in slow motion where I could have altered the outcome and it wasn’t like there were no signs of warning because there were - and plenty of them. It...

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Tips for Planning Your Trip to South America

People often ask me if I’ve been to South America like it’s some outback town with a population of 5 people. Like you just go for a weekend, have a look around, maybe buy a souvenir or two then go home again. South America is a continent, and a big one at that yet...

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Travel By Bus While In Peru

We travelled through the north of Peru in April 2015 and once we figured out that centralized bus stations don’t exist in this country and all information you find on the internet is wrong we had a much easier go of travelling around. Each bus company in Peru (and...

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Modes of Transport from around the world

“But how do I get there?” Strangely this is a question I get asked a lot when helping people plan and book their dream adventures. They have the plane tickets booked and understand they are going to a different country but the follow up thoughts on how to move around...

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Tips for Choosing a Language School Abroad

During all my years of travel I have only ever gone to 2 language schools. One in Central America, one in South America and both to learn Spanish. I have always wanted to learn Spanish ever since I was a little kid listening to the Chilean family who lived across the...

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Australia vs Canada – Tree Planting Differences

Tree planting is an experience like no other. When you’re out there it is all consuming and many people quit in the first week. There is no shame in this as it’s a crazy world to enjoy living in the bush, getting bruised, scratched and dirty every day. I always said...

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Unwanted Travel Companions – Germs

We all know that feeling. That flutter in the stomach, that weak feeling in the knees….. No it’s not love. It’s the first sign that you are about to have a very uncomfortable 24 hours and need to quickly find a bathroom - travel germs/bugs. If you travel long enough...

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Foods of the World

Ohm Nohm Nom! I find myself saying this a lot lately as I eat my way through the “Foods I Miss” list created while living overseas. It’s not even a very extensive or creative list but for some reason putting all the things I miss on a list helps with the homesickness...

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Barefoot and Broken – The Cape to Cape Track

Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Argh. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Mongrel piece of s#*t! Ow. Ow. These were my all consuming thoughts as I walked the Cape to Cape Track in Western Australia. There was no space or energy to observe the stunning scenery or appreciate the solitude. There was just...

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Tuff – Our Month Experience in Tofino

I am so pleased to welcome Noella Andrea as my Guest Blogger this week. Noella recently got back from a month long journey with her family in Tofino, Canada. Read on for to hear about their experiences during their trip.  Tofino is a small town of about 2,000 people...

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