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The aim of this site is to inform and make traveling in featured destinations an easier, more convenient experience for everyone. In this section of the site you’ll find travel tips from basic advice and general need-to-knows to personal recommendations and local knowledge.

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Backpacking Solo in Belize: Tips for Staying Safe

Mind-boggling, but in an oddly pleasant way, Belize is a total misfit. Culturally Caribbean, linguistically English (or a bizarre creole form), accepting of US dollars as legal tender, surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries and there are Chinese takeaways everywhere. Belize only gained independence from the ruddy British in 1981, and this is the outcome after 34 years […]

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When the Bed Bugs Bite!

Imagine this: Being absolutely mauled by mosquitos from head to toe, smothering yourself in insect repellent only to repel women not mosquitos, cooling off in the sea, getting stung by a jellyfish, then being attacked by fucking bed bugs. No joke. This was how my month in Cuba ended and another in Mexico started. I felt […]

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Dealing with Travel Anxiety

For months you’ve looked forward to this moment. Every time you’ve got up at 7am to go to work and thought “fuck this”, your mind has instantly drifted to the epic journey that awaits you. You’ve scraped, scrimped and saved as much as possible and meticulously planned your itinerary. Everything is in place. There’s nothing left to do. […]

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12 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Travelling to Cuba

Preparing for a trip to Cuba is sort of like preparing for a trip to another planet. Relatively speaking, there is a distinct lack of up-to-date information online and pre-booking anything seems ridiculously complicated. But this is Cuba we’re talking about; a country that hasn’t played by the rules for decades. Wifi has only just […]

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Moving home after living abroad sucks. Here’s how to cope.

Well, I never thought it would last forever. A small part of might have believed otherwise but now it’s official: I have finally moved home after living abroad for 6 years. Why? Ooh good one. Actually, I haven’t figured that one out yet. I like the UK. I do. It’s nice, for a while. When I lived […]

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8 Tips for Staying Safe on the Road Abroad

When driving overseas, there are many things to think about – you never know what’s just around the corner or where the next motorcyclist is going to come from! However, when it comes to being safe, nothing should be overlooked. These are the top tips that you should follow when it comes to remaining safe on […]

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