Tag: Independent Travel

The 9 Best Budget Day Trips from London

By on February 18, 2019 in Budget Travel Ideas, Europe, UK with 0 Comments
The 9 Best Budget Day Trips from London

We all know London can be an expensive city – if you don’t know how to see it like a local that is – but what about getting out of the capital to discover some fabulous places around? Well just like the locals know how to do London cheaply, so they also know the best […]

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Awasa in Ethiopia

By on February 14, 2019 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
The Complete Guide to Visiting Awasa in Ethiopia

As always in Ethiopia, the answer to a lot of questions ends either with “I don’t know” or “it depends”. And so it is with Awasa. Or at least the spelling of it. Because whether it’s really Awassa, Hawassa or Awasa, I don’t know and it also depends! So first thing you need to know […]

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Why Everyone is Talking About Amazon Audible

By on February 11, 2019 in Gear, Reviews, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
Why Everyone is Talking About Amazon Audible

If you weren’t yet in the know, Amazon Audible is amazing! An audiobook app managed, unsurprisingly, by Amazon, this is the service that allows you to download a huge range of fiction and non-fiction books that have revolutionised the way I “read” when I travel. Taking up zero space, offering incredibly good value and perfect […]

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Noosa National Park : The Ultimate Guide

Noosa National Park : The Ultimate Guide

Having lived and worked in Noosa for over a year, Noosa National Park basically become my second home for over 18 months! Not bad when you consider it’s thought to be one of the most picturesque spots of coastline in the whole of Australia and boasts incredible hiking, perfect ocean swimming and some beauitfully secluded, […]

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The Best 2 Week Indonesia Itinerary

By on January 31, 2019 in Asia, INDONESIA, Itineraries with 0 Comments
The Best 2 Week Indonesia Itinerary

One of the most brilliant backpacker destinations, Indonesia is a HUGE country and offers more sights, sounds, smells and tastes than you could ever possibly hope to explore, even with a lifetime to see it. As such, deciding what to see in just 2 weeks here can be tough. I think the key is not […]

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Visiting Auschwitz : A Practical Guide

By on January 28, 2019 in Europe, POLAND with 0 Comments
Visiting Auschwitz : A Practical Guide

The sort of place you don’t necessarily get excited about going to, but the sort of place you feel you need to go to, visiting Auschwitz can be something of a moral gauntlet when it comes to travel plans. Situated in the Eastern European country of Poland, this is a place with a dark history, […]

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The 5 Best Berlin Hostels

The 5 Best Berlin Hostels

There’s no denying it, Berlin is one of the most fun cities in the world. Wild, raucous, full of art, adventure and all night “alternativeness”, it’s hard not to be bowled over by the energy of the German capital. And amazingly, sat on the edge of Eastern Europe, Berlin is delightfully affordable for a European […]

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The Ultimate Lebanon Packing List

By on January 21, 2019 in Gear, LEBANON, Middle East with 2 Comments
The Ultimate Lebanon Packing List

For a tiny country, Lebanon spans an incredible range of worlds; from the hipster bars and cafes of Beirut to the conservative and remote areas of its borders, it crams a lot in. There’s also a wide range of climates this country packs in too – from the snowy mountains to the beaches of the […]

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The Best Backpacking Bulgaria Itinerary

The Best Backpacking Bulgaria Itinerary

Anyone here not a fan of Bulgaria? Go on, hands in the air… Nope, thought not! Ok, so maybe you haven’t actually been to Bulgaria yet, but trust me, after you have, you won’t have your hands in the air either. Because this country is a delight to travel, especially for those of us adventuring […]

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Is Airbnb Still a Good Thing?

Is Airbnb Still a Good Thing?

Now we all know about Airbnb (or least we should do… if you don’t, where have you been hiding?!) and we all know how brilliant it can be. Cheap accommodation, local hosts, homes away from home. Perfect! But as its popularity has grown, so has the criticism and problems associated with Airbnb and now, it […]

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