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Jack Wolfskin Highland Trail 42 : My Kinda Backpack!

By on December 12th, 2019 in Budget Travel Ideas, Reviews, Travel Gear & Packing with 0 Comments
Jack Wolfskin Highland Trail 42 : My Kinda Backpack!

If you’re anything like me, travelling light and packing small is both a struggle and a necessity when travelling. I’m pretty strict on imposing baggage restrictions when packing, because I just know that when I have to lug around every kilo of that stuffed bag for months I’m going to regret it. Plus I’m the […]

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Why Hiking Lebanon is the Perfect Way to Get Off the Beaten Track in this Epic Country

By on August 12th, 2019 in Hiking, LEBANON, Middle East, Reviews with 8 Comments
Why Hiking Lebanon is the Perfect Way to Get Off the Beaten Track in this Epic Country

If you’ve read any of my posts on this blog, you’ll know getting off the beaten track is one of my favourite things to do. And hiking Lebanon with the fantastic company, Trekking Lebanon, was the perfect way to do just that! A totally delightful way to discover some of the local-only known parts of […]

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The Best VPN for Travel

The Best VPN for Travel

When I knew I was headed off on another long journey to Africa at the start of this year, I knew I was finally going to have to make the move and invest in a VPN. Quite frankly, I’d just watched too many scary videos about people stealing my data, my passwords and my money […]

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Discovering the Stunning Cedars with Explore Lebanon Tours

By on August 12th, 2019 in LEBANON, Middle East, Reviews with 0 Comments
Discovering the Stunning Cedars with Explore Lebanon Tours

It’s a well-known fact that my family always laugh at me because I say how AMAZING each new travel destination I discover is. But seriously, Lebanon is AMAZING! And hitting the gorgeous northern area of this country with Explore Lebanon Tours was perfect testimony to this. Here’s why my amazing trip with this company had […]

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The Number 1 Tel Aviv Hostel

By on December 12th, 2019 in Budget Travel Ideas, ISRAEL, Middle East, Reviews with 0 Comments
The Number 1 Tel Aviv Hostel

  Fun, young, lively and hip, Tel Aviv is probably the top backpacker city in the Middle East. From cute cafes, great galleries, hummus bars and of course the Mediterranean beach on its doorstep, this is a city that likes to play hard and work hard in equal measure. It’s not surprising then that it’s […]

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The Best Jerusalem Hostel: Stay Inn… Don’t Leave!

By on December 12th, 2019 in Budget Travel Ideas, ISRAEL, Middle East, Reviews with 2 Comments
The Best Jerusalem Hostel: Stay Inn… Don’t Leave!

Now in my 30’s and digital nomading around the world, I’m largely past being able to cope with dorms I’m afraid. However that doesn’t mean I don’t want to meet other travellers, enjoy activities together and relax in a price-friendly place that feels spirited and soulful. I also want nooks where I can curl up […]

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My Fav Hostel in Addis Ababa : Mr Martins Cozy Place

By on December 12th, 2019 in Africa, Budget Travel Ideas, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 0 Comments
My Fav Hostel in Addis Ababa : Mr Martins Cozy Place

This is my 4th time in Addis Ababa and I’ve got admit, I’ve done the rounds… in terms of accommodation that is! Yep each time I’ve returned to Addis, I’ve stayed somewhere else looking for that great place that had all the key elements – top location, free wifi, outside space, comfort and, well “cosyness”. […]

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The Best Shoes for African Safari

By on August 10th, 2019 in Africa, Reviews, Travel Gear & Packing, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
The Best Shoes for African Safari

When we talk about African safaris, we often forget that we’re actually talking about activities which stretch across a huge swath of the continent. What this means is that depending on exactly where you safari, climate, topography and altitude are all going to dramatically differ, which will of course have a profound effect on your […]

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Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

By on October 12th, 2019 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 9 Comments
Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

Another must-see destination in Ethiopia (yes another one!) is the city of Bahar Dar or Bahir Dir, depending on how you translate the Amharic alphabet! Yes confusing at the best of times, Ethiopia can be a puzzle, but I’m so delighted that my time in Bahar Dar was one of the least stressful and most […]

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A Little Bit of Luxury at Solyana Hotel : Beauty on a Budget in Ethiopia’s Bahar Dar

By on December 12th, 2019 in Africa, Budget Travel Ideas, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 2 Comments
A Little Bit of Luxury at Solyana Hotel : Beauty on a Budget in Ethiopia’s Bahar Dar

It’s true. We all like a bit of luxury now and again. Even hardened budget backpackers like me definitely crave a great bed, power shower and excellent service from time to time and never have I craved it more than after several months scooting around Africa! It was sheer delight therefore that, after making my […]

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