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hollywood, west coast holiday itinerary

3 Awesome Cities to Add to Your West Coast Holiday Itinerary

Beaches, hot weather and wine. That’s what springs to mind whenever people think of the West Coast. And yes, you’ll find that here alright. But there’s so much more to it than that. In this blog, I’ll tell you exactly why the West Coast rocks, what you should do and what you should not, and most importantly, how to save money while you’re doing it. If you’re putting...

What Type of Traveller Are You?

  When you travel, you take on multiple personalities. These personalities vary according to your surroundings, people you meet and deals available. In order to understand what types of trips are going to give you the best memories and the best value for your money, you should really take a moment to understand what type of traveller you are. Take me for example...

All aboard the Fun Bus Long Island tour in New York

  New York City is like no other place on earth. The noise, colours, gigantic neon signs and the scent of street food hit you all at once. There are a million things you can do in New York, but if your time is limited, then I recommend you hop aboard the fun bus long island tour in New York. It will introduce you to some of the most awesome attractions you’re...

backpacker jobs, travel photography

12 Awesome Backpacker Jobs You’ll Actually Love

The one thing that is standing between explorers and the rest of the world is money. There are so many blogs out there about how you can start your own business or become a freelancer but let’s face it, that’s easier said than done. Not everyone can be the next answer to Richard Branson, and many of the existing freelancer websites pays peanuts at best. The ones I...

Myanmar, villager

A day in the life at a Burmese village

I was in Myanmar when we walked into the dorm room. There were many elderly and disabled Burmese men in various states of suffering and the smell of sewage filled the air. The reason for that was because there was one very unwell and severely disabled man who was lying in his own excrement on a bed in the centre of the room. We learned that he had been left like that...

Geisha show Japan

Geisha shows and murder rooms in downtown Japan

This is a continuation of my last blog on Japan which you can read here:  On July 13th, I arrived back into Tokyo and eventually found my way to the Yawp backpackers hostel I was looking for. The problem was, it was closed. I peered inside, looking for some sort of clue, or a sign of hope. All I found were broken bits of furniture, cigarette butts and empty paint...

sentosa nature discovery

The City Rainforests of Singapore

  The final days of my backpacking adventure were spent in Singapore. Singapore is a very modern and relatively clean city, with a few interesting tourist attractions but nothing particularly groundbreaking. Overall, it felt a little sterile and soulless. But I did love the mini rainforest that was in the middle of the city. When I first arrived in Singapore, I...

cambodia boat trip

River Markets of Cambodia

In 2017, plans were drawn up to introduce Cambodia’s first floating markets. I was surprised when I read about that news. Because when I went on those river excursions in Siem Reap in 2016, I saw plenty of local people selling their wares on the Tonle Sap Lake. One million Cambodians directly depend on this lake to make a living and the vast majority (90%) of those...

A Vietnamese Night With James The Enigma

  My mum warned me about this. She told me that backpacking alone across Asia was dangerous and that death was on the horizon. Well, my mum was always prone to hysterics, so I ignored that and continued my expedition regardless. But now as I stood behind that door in Vietnam, I wondered if she had a point after all. James the Enigma had entered the picture. And...

Are you a salary slave? Ditch the 9-5 for the sun!

  It’s that time again. You roll out of bed at 6 in the morning after the alarm clock goes off and get ready for another day of mediocrity. At some point, you start to wonder whether there is more to life than this. Most of us yearn for the sea, but the truth is, we let reality get in the way. Pretty soon, before you know it, you’ve been working in the same job...

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