Tag Archives: Independent Travel

How I Plan to Travel Without Flying in 2020 + 5 Top Tips to Help You Do the Same

How I Plan to Travel Without Flying in 2020

  Yup, it’s a pretty big decision if you’re any sort of keen traveller, and it’s a pretty huge decision if you work as a travel blogger, but, in the end, the decision wasn’t really a choice! I’ve felt passionately about the environment and the climate change issues our planet is facing even since I […]

Perhentian Islands : Ultimate Travel Guide

Ultimate Travel Guide to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia

  By the time I reached the tropical Perhentian Islands off Malaysia’s east coast I’d be travelling non-stop in Southeast Asia for over 2 months. And I was exhausted. I was especially exhausted of the noisy cities, hectic pollution and piles of trash. And so it was that the beautiful paradise pearls of the Perhentian […]

The Best Carry On Suitcase for 2019

The Best Carry On Suitcase for 2019

  It’s a funny old thing when, after you’ve been backpacking for over 15 years, you find yourself looking to purchase a carry on suitcase, instead of a tattered old rucksack, and realise, with an alarming alacrity that you’re suddenly getting older! I guess it happens to the best of us! Because let’s be honest […]

Best Place to Stay in Siem Reap

The Best Place to Stay in Siem Reap

  The word is out. In fact, the word is well and truly out. Angkor Wat – the enormous, ancient, UNESCO-listed temple complex in Cambodia – is incredible and quickly shooting to the top of many a traveller’s bucket list. And so it should. For it is, truly incredible. Located in the middle of the […]

The Best Place to Stay in Bangkok : Found

The Best Place to Stay in Bangkok

  Choosing accommodation in Bangkok can be a bewildering experience – trust me I know! With no discernible centre, more different parts than you can imagine and a vast array of accommodation options, finding the best place to stay in Bangkok can be a tough mission indeed. And this is especially true if it’s your […]

How to Experience a Kruger National Park Safari on a Budget

How to Experience a Kruger National Park Safari on a Budget

  Probably the most famous safari destination in the world, mention the word Kruger to almost anyone, and images of African wildlife and wilderness immediately spring to mind. Yes, one of the most popular parks on this continent, Kruger does get a rap bad for its crowding and commercialisation however. But pick your time to […]

5 Top Tech Travel Tips You’ve Never Thought Of

Croatia, Dubrovnik, Buza Bar

  It’s incredible how technology has changed the world. It’s certainly changed how we travel. We can check in online, use our devices as a boarding pass and have almost entirely ditched the tour guide for our friendly iPhones. But we’re also most definitely using tech when travelling to the absolute max. There are dozens […]

How to Bag One Way Flight Deals : A Pro’s Guide

How to Bag One Way Flight Deals

  It certainly used to be the case that one way flight deals were a fantasy in many independent travellers’ eyes. That dream of jetting off somewhere with an open-ended ticket was just not possible without paying a fortune for a single airfare, or paying nearly as much for a return flight you’d never use. […]

Worldpackers: Are You in the Know Yet?

Worldpacker - Paikea Hostel Praia do Rosa Surf

  Do you want to travel the world on a budget, staying for as long as you can abroad? Do you want to meet new people, learn new skills and immerse yourself in a local project? Do you want the security of an established safety net, whilst still having the independence to choose your path […]