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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...

Custom Travel Planning: Why You Need a Middle Man

Planning a first time backpacking trip is a journey in itself. There are so many things to remember, and one minor mistake could send the whole house of cards tumbling down. Even a relatively short journey can require days or weeks of advanced preparation. A longer journey may need to be planned months in advance. Not everybody has the time on their hands to dedicate...

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How To Plan a Solo Backpacking Trip

This blog is for anyone who has ever dreamed of travelling, but feared going alone. It is for anyone who believes that travelling alone is hard, dangerous or taboo. I want you to know that you’re not alone. You should not fear solo travel any more than any other type of travel. Exploring the world is so exciting, so empowering and one of the most interesting things...

How To Plan a First Trip Abroad

Planning your first backpacking trip abroad is harder than it sounds. When I planned my first backpacking trip abroad, I thought it would just be a case of booking my tickets, getting insurance, packing my bags and flying away. But once I started travelling, I realised that there was so much I missed out on due to lack of organisation. There were great places I could...

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Sordid Tales From The Streets of Bangkok

Bangkok, the City of Angels is like no other place on earth. I didn’t meet many angels while I was there, but I did encounter plenty of sinners. The Thai capital has earned itself quite a reputation over the years, and is known for its infamous red light district and party scene. I’d read so many twisted tales about the nightlife in Patpong and other red light...

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Top 6 Travel Mistakes To Avoid In Thailand: First Time Backpacking Tips

The first time I went to Thailand was magical. I wasn’t expecting much from such a popular tourist destination, but I definitely found my calling in Thailand. My reason for writing a blog about my top 6 first time backpacking tips is that I made so many mistakes. These blunders made my trip more expensive and less pleasant than it had to be. In fact, I think I fell...

A Week In The Mountains With The Karen Long Neck Hill Tribe

I’d heard so much about Thailand before going – the beautiful islands, the sand, the sea and of course, the infamous full moon party. Thailand is a popular hotspot among Westerners – we’ve all heard the sordid tales of the exotic dancers, and the ladyboys as well as tales of people getting drunk and enjoying the nightlife. So what the hell was I doing...

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