By Erin Aldersea on Thu, 05/07/2012 - 6:49pm, 0 comments
There are many things - some weird, some wonderful - to see and do in Bangkok: try the local food, shop at the markets, visit stunning temples. But if you're in Bangkok with only 24 hours to spare we've got a few things not to be missed.
By Kellie Bright on Thu, 28/06/2012 - 5:24pm, 0 comments
The beauty of travel is getting to meet so many people. Some are strangers only met for a fleeting moment in a restaurant or cafe. Others become part of the rich tapestry that is our experience of travel, changing us and adding to our experience of a country in ways we never imagined. Luckier still are the times when we meet people who we will stay in touch with for the rest of our lives.
By Tess Pajaron on Tue, 26/06/2012 - 4:07pm, 0 comments
As a country comprised of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is undoubtedly one of the most diverse nations in the world. Because it was colonized by the Spaniards, Japanese and Americans its traditions, language, culture and religions are a fascinating fusion from these countries and its indigenous tribes.
By Michelle Weger on Mon, 25/06/2012 - 2:23am, 2 comments
More and more women are travelling on their own. The fear of the unknown is not a reason to stay at home. However, it is important for women to be aware of the dangers that can lurk.
Many female travellers are unfortunate enough to face sexual harassment while on their journeys. The type and severity can vary between locations, cultures, and religions. Thankfully, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the frequency at which it occurs:
By Michelle Weger on Mon, 18/06/2012 - 1:53am, 3 comments
One of my best (and most costly) travel purchases was an iPad 2. However, I couldn't be happier with my decision. The flexibility of being able to have a computer-like device at my fingertips while travelling has been a real blessing.
Wireless internet is becoming increasingly common and is, in most cases, cheaper or free than renting a computer at an internet cafe. Furthermore, it gives you the flexibility of preparing your emails (or blog posts) prior to accessing internet. This leaves you more time to explore the city, rather than wasting time on the internet.
By Lilli Morgan on Thu, 07/06/2012 - 6:04pm, 1 comments
This image pretty much sums up my latest trip to Vietnam...amazing food and pina colada’s. I mean coconut juice.
The dish pictured below is Bun (vermicelli noodle salad) and it's what I lived off for the entire time I was in Vietnam. It’s the perfect mix of meat, greenery, fried things and noodles all in the one bowl. There were many other amazing dishes of course this one was just the easiest to say.
By Kellie Bright on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 12:45am, 0 comments
For colour, chaos, beauty, kindness, culture and smiles...you can't go past a trip to India. There's nowhere on earth that gets under your skin quite the way India does. Often it's not until after you've arrived home that you look back and realise what an extraordinary adventure you've had, and exactly how much of an impact it has left on your soul.
By Erica Enriquez on Sun, 03/06/2012 - 11:42pm, 0 comments
It took 25 years, a few dozen viewings of The Motorcycle Diaries and a good chunk of my savings before I found myself in Cusco, Peru. I was on top of the world at 3,400 metres above sea level. This was my chance to see the Andes. This was my adventure. This was …. harder than I expected.
By Saskia Vanwaaijenburg on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 12:51am, 3 comments
Sitting at home, packing for an overland tour means packing for the unexpected and unknown, which means one thing – less is best. I am what you would call a minimalistic packer. I tend to take just the basics when I travel because when you are overlanding, there are no butlers to wait on you, no porters to carry your luggage, no one to rely on but yourself, and your trusty backpack that you need to carry. Yes, and when it comes to carrying, less is definitely best.
By Mariella Mejia on Sun, 27/05/2012 - 11:42pm, 0 comments
I can't tell you the amount of times I've heard friends, family, colleagues and random strangers say, "I don't want to be a tourist, I want to be a local".
To being a local I say... RUBBISH! Be a tourist instead!
There I was in London, carrying a 20 kilogram pack on my back with a 10 kilogram pack on my front full of toiletries. Outside of Aldgate tube station, there was a parting of the clouds momentarily and the sun was setting as I waited for my future housemate to arrive with some house keys.
By Ashley Cummings on Sun, 20/05/2012 - 11:37pm, 0 comments
Visiting Russia is like entering a whole new world of adventure. It has beautiful architecture, incredible food and amazing art. While Russia is one of the most exciting places to visit in Europe, there are a few important things to know to help you avoid any hassle and make your trip more enjoyable.
Register your visa and/or keep your travel receipts