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6 of the Best Work Exchange Sites Compared & Reviewed

6 of the Best Work Exchange Sites Compared & Reviewed

Work exchange programs are a fantastic way to travel for free by volunteering abroad.  There are several different work exchange websites which help to connect potential volunteers with work exchange and volunteer placements all over the world.  The one you may have already heard of is Workaway, but there are several other sites like Workaway which work in a similar way, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.  I’ve brought together the six most popular work exchange sites to compare…

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Ireland Backpacker Tours: Shamrocker Adventures 5 Day Ireland Tour

Ireland Backpacker Tours: Shamrocker Adventures 5 Day Ireland Tour

Most of the time, I travel on my own.  I spent two years backpacking in South America, Mexico and Central America, so I have no problem travelling solo – in fact, I love it!  However, on my recent trip to Ireland, I only had a few days to try and fit in as much as possible, so I decided to take a 5 day tour of Ireland with Shamrocker Irish Adventures.  Shamrocker Adventures arrange escorted coach tours of Ireland for…

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Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Shakespeare has come to York.  I was really in York to find delicious food, but when Ana from Visit York told me that I could watch Shakespeare I couldn’t resist!  The Rose Theatre York is a pop-up theatre that is just here for 10 weeks over the summer and is a fantastic opportunity to see one of Shakespeare’s plays in a unique setting in York. Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre York Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is set up next to Clifford’s Tower and…

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Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While sometimes I need the privacy and luxury of a private room, most of the time I still like to meet other travellers, and luckily there…

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Where to Stay in Prague for Backpackers: Post Hostel Prague

Where to Stay in Prague for Backpackers: Post Hostel Prague

There is a staggering choice of hotels and hostels in Prague.  From budget hostels for backpacking Prague to luxury hotels in Prague, there is something for everyone.  I prefer to stay in private rooms when I can, but still in a social environment where I can meet other people, so when I found Post Hostel Prague it sounded like a great choice!  Read on for my full Post Hostel Prague review, probably the best Prague Backpackers’ Hostel. Where to Stay…

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Eating Prague Food Tour Review

Eating Prague Food Tour Review

Food, glorious food.  That is what I base most of my travel activities on, I admit.  From a cooking class in Mexico City to a food tour in Berlin and Kriol cooking in Belize I love to try local food.  I didn’t really know what to expect from Czech cuisine, but when I was planning a visit to Prague in the Czech Republic I wanted to learn more about Czech food and drink so looked up food tours in Prague. …

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Where to Stay in Brno – Internesto Apartments Review

Where to Stay in Brno – Internesto Apartments Review

I was excited about my first visit to the Czech Republic, my 33rd country, and one that had been on my list for a long time.  After being at home for a month, I needed some space of my own, so instead of staying in a hostel as usual, I was looking for an apartment.  And I found Internesto.  A shared apartment, with a private room, a shared kitchen, bathroom and social area.  It sounded perfect!  Here’s my full review of…

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A VIP Dinner in the Berlin TV Tower Restaurant

A VIP Dinner in the Berlin TV Tower Restaurant

I’d already been to Berlin a couple of months before, but I came back to the city for the travel exhibition ITB Berlin in March.  The last time I had just snapped a couple of photos of the tallest building in Berlin, the Berlin TV Tower or “Fernsehturm”, but this time I was going to go up to the top and have dinner in their revolving restaurant!  I was invited to experience the VIP dinner with Musement, and really enjoyed…

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Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp

Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp

I am not very sporty, I admit.  I hate the gym, I don’t play well with others, and I only run if something is chasing me.  But I do like to try new things like scuba diving.  So, when Planet Surf Camps invited me to try out surfing lessons for a week at their surf camp in Fuerteventura, I couldn’t refuse, despite my lack of fitness!  Joining a surf school in Spain hadn’t been at the top of my travel…

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