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Here will you find musings from my life on the road – my own thoughts and feelings as well as travel tips and recommendations about solo travel

World Map Christmas Gift Ideas to Inspire Wanderlust

World Map Christmas Gift Ideas to Inspire Wanderlust

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again!  Christmas seems to be getting earlier every year, and with Black Friday sales already starting this week, you can get some great Black Friday offers on gifts for the special traveller in your life.  If you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for wannabe travellers who are not currently on the move, I’ve found these awesome Christmas gift ideas to inspire wanderlust and have them planning their next trip asap!  From…

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Coming Home, Reverse Culture Shock and What Now?

Coming Home, Reverse Culture Shock and What Now?

England feels very different to Mexico.  Different to anywhere in Latin America in fact!  Everything in England is calmer and quieter, but less colourful, and less fun.  A grey afternoon in November wasn’t the best welcome back to my native country, that’s for sure!  Many people find that reverse culture shock is worse than the shock of travelling to a new place, and coming home after more than a year I understood why. Reverse Culture Shock: My Experience Returning home…

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10 Things I’ve Learned After Two Years on the Road

10 Things I’ve Learned After Two Years on the Road

I’ve been travelling in Latin America for about two years now; ten months in South America, and 13 months in Cuba, Mexico and Central America.  I am still no expert, but I have definitely learned a few things along the way!  I wrote a similar post about what I had learned after one month of travel, but now two years on things have changed a little.  As I am in my final couple of weeks before coming home, I started…

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Taking Your Travel Photography To The Next Level

Taking Your Travel Photography To The Next Level

Travel photography is something we all do, every time we go on holiday, take a trip or visit a local attraction.  We all want to take perfect travel photographs to remember our vacations, and with the popularity of Instagram and Facebook, we want everyone to be wowed by our holiday snaps.  I love taking photos, but I am by no means an expert!  To learn more, I asked Charlie from World Travel Photography to share some of his top tips…

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Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

I adore Italy. It is hard to resist Italy’s incredible food and wines, the diverse scenery and awesome architecture. With so many possibilities, it can be overwhelming for visitors, especially for those making their first trip to Italy. Many first-time travelers are left wondering where to go, which foods to try, what are the best options for homes for rent in Italy and how to travel. To help, we’ve written this brief guide that offers important tips for those traveling…

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Five Essential Tips for Low Cost Travel

Five Essential Tips for Low Cost Travel

Jetting off on holiday in the coming months? Taking a vacation can be one of the most exciting periods of anyone’s year – but the costs do tend to rack up. Travel isn’t cheap, and neither is the cost of living in most countries. Here are five essential tips to help you keep your costs as low as possible, so you can enjoy your vacation without breaking the bank! Avoid Tourist Areas Unfortunately, most tourists are seen as marks for…

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Ten Quick Travel Tips for Cuba

Ten Quick Travel Tips for Cuba

I am always fascinated by peoples opinions of Cuba, as going to Cuba can cause mixed reactions.  Travel to Cuba is not always easy, so make sure you prepare for your trip as much as you can!  I asked Antoine from Traveling Life to share his thoughts and travel tips for Cuba to help you plan your perfect Cuba vacation. Cuba is a truly unique place. No other country gives such a strong ‘time warp’ feeling, inviting tourists to step…

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How to Choose a Hostel Bed Like a Pro

How to Choose a Hostel Bed Like a Pro

Your first stay in a hostel can be a daunting experience.  I’m here to help you have the best possible hostel experience, and although a good night’s sleep unfortunately can’t be guaranteed, choosing the right hostel bed can go a long way to help!  By following a few tips, you can turn a hostel nightmare into an awesome hostel experience! Want to book a hostel for your next trip?  Check out HostelWorld for listings and prices Which Hostel Room to…

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Motion Sickness: Don’t Let Car Sickness Ruin Your Travel Plans!

Motion Sickness: Don’t Let Car Sickness Ruin Your Travel Plans!

Motion sickness, car sickness, travel sickness, sea sickness; all names for that awful affliction that strikes fear into some of us at the mere thought of taking a journey.  Those who don’t suffer from it have no idea how it feels, and those that do dread long trips, windy roads and rough seas. Even typing the words makes me feel queasy!  Having suffered from severe motion sickness since childhood, over the years I have learned various tricks and tips that…

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11 Reasons Why Hostels are Awesome

11 Reasons Why Hostels are Awesome

I feel like I’ve been bashing hostels lately; from sharing some horrible hostel nightmares to drawing up a list of unwritten rules for hostel etiquette for those who stay in a hostel for the first time.  However, it is not all bad!  I feel I now have to tell the other side of the story and emphasise why hostels are awesome and why I still stay in hostels despite everything you might have read in the other posts!  There are definitely…

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