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From Kuwait to Cape Town: Bridging The Gaps as a Black Traveller

From Kuwait to Cape Town: Bridging Gaps as a Black Traveller Steven Luke is a black traveller who has taken on the world. The media tells us so much about gang violence, racism and stereotypes, but what we don’t hear are the stories of those who have left their home countries to start a new life elsewhere. Steven Luke has done it all – from flying on planes in...

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Diary of a Black Traveller: The Good, The Bad & The Sublime

Diary of a black traveller: The Good, The Bad and The Sublime Nastacia’s journey has been epic. She’s been to a little less than 40 countries, and has experienced the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with exploring the world.Her journeys have taken her to Jamaica, Scotland, Italy, Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos, Latin America, Panama, Thailand, India, Taiwan...

A Perfect Getaway In Mombasa by Kamami Promedia

Many of us dream of embarking upon an African safari, and having close encounters with Big cats, elephants and buffalo. But when a safari is just a train ride away, it makes it so much easier to take a walk on the wild side and witness nature in action. That’s how it was for Kamami Promedia, who talks about his amazing experiences in the African wilderness. By...

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A Day In The Life As A Solo Female Backpacker by Lara Tomlinson

Travelling alone as a woman doesn’t just mean that you have no travel partners. Sometimes being alone means that there is nobody else in your group like you. This latest story features Lara Tomlinson, a solo female traveller from Australia who speaks about her experiences exploring the ancient streets of Europe as a solo female backpacker in a tiny group of 3...

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A Full English Breakfast by Lara Tomlinson

Ever wondered what British food is like? Read about it firsthand by guest blogger, Lara Tomlinson. By Lara Tomlinson I travelled across Europe for 5 weeks with my poppy and brother. The main part of the trip was England, where we hired a car and spent 2 weeks driving around the perimeter of the country. Like any typical tourist, we landed at Heathrow and started our...

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Discover Nepal Effortlessly With My Top Tips

This blog is designed to give first time backpacking advice to travellers who have never been to Nepal before. The first thing that hits you when you arrive in Nepal is the sounds and the colour. When I first arrived in the country, everything seemed to hit me all at once. I had just stepped off the plane from Italy and I was disorientated, tired and confused.  It...

3 Incredible Days In a Burmese Village

3 Incredible Days In A Burmese Village I’d never felt anything like it.Of all the things I imagined I’d be doing, marching with a procession of monks through a remote village in Myanmar was definitely not something I could have envisioned. I knew in that moment that it was an adventure that I’d remember for the rest of my life.It all started with a volunteering gig...

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How To Plan Your Online Travel Itinerary

I often get asked why it is so important to have an online travel itinerary. After all, you already know what you’re going to do on your trip right? The truth is getting an online travel itinerary isn’t mandatory but it helps you to connect the dots and save time on your trip. It also helps you to get more control over your journey. But how do you actually create an...

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What’s So Special About Black Backpackers?

“Why the focus on black backpackers?” This is a question I often get asked and it’s a great question. The answer is that there are well-documented experiences of travellers who go to countries such as Asia and Africa and attract the attention of curious locals who have never seen white skin before. Sometimes these experiences are positive, and people just want to...

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