We always ask the locals to point us to the best restaurants, awesome spots to watch the sunset, the best coffee shops, etc. I do like to tell people what type of food I’m craving though. I’ve been led to some interesting restaurants that wouldn’t have been my first choice.
During travelling you will meet people that are very different from you. If you travel enough, you will learn to accept and appreciate these differences. Traveling makes you more open and accepting.
If you’re an independent budget traveller, or doing a gap year, then determining how much you have, and how long it will last, is important. You need “some type of budget” in place so that you give yourself the best chance to make your money travel further! Your travel budget
If you plan to stay a week or longer in one place, consider a peer-to-peer rental such as Airbnb or HomeAway so you can cook, have privacy and still spend less on lodging than at hotels. Instead of paying for tours, explore cities and towns on foot and use public
Undies are small and it’s always a good idea to have a few extra pairs in case of emergencies. Another option is to pack these quick-dry underwear so you can easily wash them on the road. I’m a lazy, last-minute packer, so I’ve spent too many trips with all black
Flights are always the first thing I book when planning a trip — sometimes I do this nearly a year in advance! For the most part, the earlier you book, the better price you will get. Airfare rarely goes down in price unless there is a sale (or an airline
If you are in need of a little more comfort, and your budget allows it, then the obvious step up from a hostel is a Hotel. Finding an affordable hotel has been a desire several times for us, a little splurge for a night or two never goes astray after
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – said Saint Augustine. Travelling can teach you more than any university course. You learn about the culture of the country you visit. If you talk to locals, you will likely learn about their thinking,
Need tips on how to backpack and travel round the world? You’ve come to the right place. In this post we share our top backpacking tips of how we were able to backpack round-the-world over a 10 year period, and what you need to consider before setting off on your
The idea of taking a trip around the world might sound like an impossible dream if you’re not rich, but there are practical ways to do it. You might have to live with fewer belongings and skip fancy hotels and meals. But who knows? That might just add to the
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