Tag: Health

lipHe Wellness Retreat : Is This Lebanon’s Biggest Surprise?

lipHe Wellness Retreat : Is This Lebanon’s Biggest Surprise?

If you’ve read any of my content coming out of Lebanon, you’ll know that this country has blown me, and continues to blow me, away! It is the very land of surprises, and perhaps there’s never been a bigger one for me, or the Lebanese friend I was travelling with, than heading to lipHe Wellness […]

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Safari Insurance : Why I Chose Travel Insurance from World Nomads

By on August 17, 2017 in Africa, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
Safari Insurance : Why I Chose Travel Insurance from World Nomads

So if you haven’t heard the latest news … we’re off to Africa! Yep, leaving Australia and the giant road trip Down Under behind us, we’re off to experience a different type of road trip in a very different continent. Yes for 2 months, I’ll be joining the guys at Absolute Africa for a mammoth […]

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7 Great Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Hiking

By on March 6, 2017 in Gear, Hiking, Travel Tips, Wellbeing on the Road with 4 Comments
7 Great Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Hiking

When it comes to hiking we all know that we need a good pair of boots, a high-quality sunscreen and a backpack that holds all of the essentials. However we often neglect one of the most important things we need when hiking. Yes whether it’s a day trip or a multi-day trip, you also need […]

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Water-To-Go Filter Bottles: Are They Worth It?

Water-To-Go Filter Bottles: Are They Worth It?

Filter bottles have been around a while now, listed and recommended on pretty much every travel, outdoors and hiking website. I’ve seen plenty of videos boasting how amazing filter bottles are, how long they last and unlike their plastic water bottle counterparts, how little they impact our environment. I’ll admit, until I started enjoying walking […]

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10 Lessons Learned From My 8 Month Vegan Road Trip

10 Lessons Learned From My 8 Month Vegan Road Trip

8 months living on the road, in a car, without a kitchen can be a hard job for anyone to manage. If you’re a vegan and a health nut like me however, it can be one of the toughest parts about travel. But I’ve done it and I’m still alive, and I’m still healthy! So […]

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URGH! Can You Guess the 30 Filthiest Attractions on the Planet?

By on September 26, 2016 in Travel Tips with 4 Comments
URGH! Can You Guess the 30 Filthiest Attractions on the Planet?

This article was written in collaboration with Helping AU and contains affiliate links meaning Big World Small Pockets may receive a small commission on any purchases at no extra cost to you. One of the most frequent comments I get asked about being a long-term traveller is how do I put up with the gross […]

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How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

By on September 8, 2016 in Musings, Wellbeing on the Road with 21 Comments
How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

So here it is, I don’t wear any make-up. Ever. This isn’t some great aggressive stance I’m taking on this issue, it’s just a fact, plain and simple. I don’t own any make-up, I don’t spend any money on it; I don’t really even give it any thought. It’s as if, make-up for me, doesn’t […]

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The Best Travel Insurance Advice for Long Term Travellers

By on July 25, 2016 in Backpacking, Travel Tips with 16 Comments
The Best Travel Insurance Advice for Long Term Travellers

It’s yet again that time when I need to try and extend my travel insurance. And it’s yet again a time when this proves rather more difficult and frustrating than I had hoped! Everyone’s circumstances are different when it comes to travel insurance and mine in particular, always seem to present a number of hurdles […]

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7 Common Backpacker Mistakes that Could Cost You Hundreds

7 Common Backpacker Mistakes that Could Cost You Hundreds

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding yourself hundreds of dollars out of pocket for no reason other than you screwed up. As a backpacker, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to make costly mistakes, you might even make them before you head out of the country! The best way to avoid these mistakes […]

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6 Travel Tips to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road

By on April 18, 2016 in Travel Tips, Wellbeing on the Road with 4 Comments
6 Travel Tips to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road

Staying healthy while travelling, particularly if you’re in it for the long run like me (three years and counting!) is super important. You don’t want to be sick in bed while your hostel buddies are out enjoying the city, or to miss a breathtaking alpine vista because you weren’t fit enough to make the hike. […]

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