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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

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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5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

Let’s say you are an expert traveller. You can cleverly navigate airports and fill out custom cards even with your eyes closed. You can even be packed and ready to go for a quick weekend getaway in a matter of minutes. However, there is still one part of the travel experience that surely continues to challenge you – how to choose travel insurance. But before you dig in deeper, check out 5 of the most common travel insurance myths 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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How to Save Money Backpacking in Australia

How to Save Money Backpacking in Australia

Australia has been on my bucket list for years.  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to go and explore the land ‘Down Under’, to see kangaroos in the wild, cuddle a koala and get lost in the Bush with Crocodile Dundee.  But it never happened, and instead, I ended up focussing my attention on Latin America (so far, at least).  One of the reasons for this is because I learned how expensive Australia is.  While I am backpacking…

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