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Staring into Swaziland, But How Deep Should We Go?

By on August 19th, 2019 in Africa, SWAZILAND, Travel Stories with 0 Comments
Staring into Swaziland, But How Deep Should We Go?

Countries that have different cultural values to our own present the traveller with an amazing opportunity to learn and witness something else, something “other”, but this can also come with its own set of moral dilemmas to navigate. And while, to some people, this may sound either boring, complicated, or both; for me, it’s exactly […]

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11 Life Lessons I Learnt Living in Lebanon

By on August 19th, 2019 in LEBANON, Middle East, Travel Stories with 7 Comments
11 Life Lessons I Learnt Living in Lebanon

I fell in love with Lebanon almost from the moment I arrived in the country. Maybe it was because I’d been travelling in countries like Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and Jordan by myself, directly before I got to Lebanon, that this Mediterranean nation with its semi-western influences suddenly felt more relaxed and easy to me. Without […]

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Why I Love Ethiopia!

By on October 12th, 2019 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track, Travel Stories with 8 Comments
Why I Love Ethiopia!

Yes that’s right, in case you somehow hadn’t heard me screaming it from the rooftops yet… I love Ethiopia! For years of being somebody that found it impossible to name their favourite country when asked, I can now give a very easy and definitive answer and I love it! I love it that this is […]

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Why I Never Scuba Dived Lake Malawi

By on August 10th, 2019 in Africa, MALAWI, Travel Stories with 0 Comments
Why I Never Scuba Dived Lake Malawi

Are you a bucket list traveller or do you balk at the very phrase? So often the drive to tick things off our list, or not, can define our travel styles… and us as travellers. Put very crudely, there are those that travel primarily to check world sights and countries off their lists and there’s […]

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The 10 Clear Signs You’ve Survived an Aussie Road Trip!

The 10 Clear Signs You’ve Survived an Aussie Road Trip!

10 months it was in the end. 10 months to get from Brisbane to Perth … over the top of Australia. That’s a grand total of 80,000km, in case you were wondering, which is roughly the same distance as flying from Sydney to London. And let me tell you, that’s lot a driving! Unsurprisingly, when […]

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Africa : The Overland Plan!

By on August 9th, 2019 in Africa with 2 Comments
Africa : The Overland Plan!

Well if you haven’t heard the news folks, then I’ve got to say you’re a bit late to the party! Either that or you’re not following me on Facebook or subscribed to my free newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of this article! Both terrible crimes regardless! And that’s because you’ve missed my […]

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Safari Insurance : Why I Chose Travel Insurance from World Nomads

By on October 12th, 2019 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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Living a Life of Travel by Jonny Blair: Real People, Real Answers

By on August 8th, 2019 in Interviews with 6 Comments
Living a Life of Travel by Jonny Blair: Real People, Real Answers

Name: Jonny Blair Age: Older than 30 Nationality: Northern Irish Occupation: Full time tourist and travel writer; part time barman, ice cream seller, teacher. Current Location: Warszawa, POLAND Related Posts Living a Life of Travel by Etramping: Real People, Real Answers 10 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Money 25 Clear Signs You’re Still a […]

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25 Clear Signs You’re Still a Serial Budget Traveller … in your 30’s!

By on August 7th, 2019 in Budget Travel Ideas, Travel Stories with 8 Comments
25 Clear Signs You’re Still a Serial Budget Traveller … in your 30’s!

Despite being 32 and no longer within the right demographic to be classed as a gap year backpacker, my budget travel background still hasn’t deserted me. However while I may now prefer a bit more privacy than an 8 bed dorm, even if that is only sleeping in a tent, there are certain behaviours I […]

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My 4 Biggest Travel Fails and How to Avoid Them: One Traveller Reveals All

By on October 12th, 2019 in Travel Tips with 2 Comments
My 4 Biggest Travel Fails and How to Avoid Them: One Traveller Reveals All

Hindsight is such a wonderful thing isn’t it! It’s always very easy to look back on a situation and see the mistakes you made, but it’s not quite as easy to recognise them in the moment! This can be especially true when you’re travelling. Being surrounded by new things and new places, it can be […]

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