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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

Airbnb Guide: How to Use Airbnb for the First Time

Airbnb Guide: How to Use Airbnb for the First Time

Airbnb has taken the world by storm.  In many cases, it is cheaper and more convenient than booking a hotel room, but if it is your first time using Airbnb you may be wondering how to use Airbnb properly and be looking for some tips for getting started with Airbnb.  Look no further!  I’ve designed this Airbnb guide to share all my Airbnb tips and tricks, including how to set up an Airbnb account, explaining how the Airbnb booking process…

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Why Taking a Cruise Isn’t as Expensive as You Might Think

Why Taking a Cruise Isn’t as Expensive as You Might Think

When I used to hear the word ‘cruise’, I automatically thought expensive.  I couldn’t help it, I had images of posh people quaffing cocktails in evening gowns and spending a year’s salary on a two-week cruise.  However, I have recently come to realise that cruising actually isn’t as expensive as I thought.  There are plenty of ways you can take a cheap cruise without breaking the bank, so you can enjoy cruising on a budget.  Read on for some top…

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The Best Gift Experiences to Give to Travel Lovers

The Best Gift Experiences to Give to Travel Lovers

Ho Ho Ho, it’s December already!  If you haven’t already filled your Christmas present quota with Black Friday deals, why don’t you take a different approach to Christmas gifts this year?  Giving experiences instead of things is a wonderful way to show you care, and there are lots of fantastic gift experiences you can give to your loved ones, and even join them on the experiences too so you can enjoy some quality time together.  I’ve picked out some of…

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10 Handy Travel Apps to Solve All Your Problems

10 Handy Travel Apps to Solve All Your Problems

No matter how perfectly you think you’ve planned your trip, sometimes things go wrong.  From trivial things like no phone credit or poor wi-fi to having your passport stolen or needing medical assistance, we all have travel problems that pop up every now and again.  To help you overcome these issues, I’ve put together some of the best travel apps to help you out of any difficult situation while you are travelling. Official US State Department App Be prepared before…

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How to Find the Best Flight Deals for Black Friday (& All Year!)

How to Find the Best Flight Deals for Black Friday (& All Year!)

It’s coming!  Black Friday is nearly upon us, swiftly followed by Cyber Monday.  A weekend of flight deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday makes it the best time of year to book flights for your next vacation.  To help you find the best flight deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Skyscanner is compiling all the Black Friday flight deals they can find and bringing them together in one place.  Where will you choose? Skyscanner can also help you find cheap…

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Travel Insurance for Backpackers

Travel Insurance for Backpackers

If you are planning any trip, and asking yourself ‘do I need travel insurance?’ the answer is YES!  Travel insurance for backpackers is absolutely essential, as so many things can (and do) go wrong on the road.  Having travel insurance to help pay the cost of lost and stolen items, medical bills and a whole host of other things can save you and your family a ton of money and heartache if the worst does happen. World Nomads provide travel insurance…

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Airbnb First Time Discount Code: $40 Airbnb Coupon PLUS How to Get an Airbnb Discount even if you already have an Account

Airbnb First Time Discount Code: $40 Airbnb Coupon PLUS How to Get an Airbnb Discount even if you already have an Account

Airbnb has taken the world by storm.  In many cases, it is cheaper and more convenient than booking a hotel room, but in order to get the best deal for your money, there are certain Airbnb tips and tricks to help you get an Airbnb discount.  If it is your first time using Airbnb and you’re looking for an Airbnb first time discount code you’ll find your Airbnb coupon here.  If you already have an account with Airbnb there are…

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How to Find the Best Backpacker Accommodation Around the World

How to Find the Best Backpacker Accommodation Around the World

Finding budget accommodation for any kind of trip, from a weekend away to a year-long backpacking trip, is an essential part of travel for almost everyone, especially backpackers.  I have travelled for the last three years around Latin America and Europe, usually on a very tight budget, so I’ll share all my tips for finding the best backpacker accommodation around the world, including how to find the best hostels, budget hotels, and other ways of finding a place to sleep…

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Five Things to Do Before a Long Trip

Five Things to Do Before a Long Trip

Travelling anywhere away from home is an exciting prospect.  I love travelling, and think we should all travel more if we can!  However, we often get swept up in the excitement of going on holiday and forget about what we need to do to make sure that we have a safe trip and that our homes will be just as we left them when we get back.  After countless trips away, I’ve put together my top five tips for crucial…

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7 Essential Tips for Backpacking in South America

7 Essential Tips for Backpacking in South America

Ah, South America! The fourth largest continent in the world comprised of twelve sovereign states, replete with ethnic, linguistic and geographical diversity. Whether this be your first backpacking trip, or you are already a seasoned traveller in other parts of the world, it’s always useful to read up on a few tips and tricks to consider before you get out there. See what we have in store for you as you get geared up for an adventure of a lifetime…

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