The Importance of Travel Insurance

The Importance of Travel Insurance Travel insurance is often the last thing travellers think about – either they believe they wont need it or its an expense that they would rather avoid. But almost any serious traveler will tell you – things can, and do wrong, when you least expect it so its better to
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Backpacking Must-Haves

What to Pack

While every traveler can figure out the traveling basics such as t-shirts and underwear, whether or not they need a fleece and what constitutes appropriate footwear etc. these packing tricks may not seem obvious at first glance but they are the little things that make traveling that much simpler and safeguard you against…

How Much Does it cost to Travel the World?

How much does it cost to travel the world- many people dream it, even Jules Verne wrote about it in his famous chronicle “Around the World in 80 Days” but very few people dare to try it- either for the fear of the unknown or the fear of finances. But, traveling the world can be accessible to almost anyone, whatever their budget.

Top 10 Ways to Lighten your Load and Pack Compactly

Pack A Light Backpack

When backpacking, everyone says to pack light but most travelers learn the hard way with a 70-80 kilo pack filled to the brim, barely able to wobble up the 5 flights of stairs to their room. There are so many options to choose from when deciding the weight of one’s knapsack but each traveler must find a balance between their own personal traveling necessities and the ease at which they travel. Some travelers swear by …

Paper or Plastic?

The Best Way to Pay for Backpacking When travelling many travellers are plagued by money management concerns–cash, travellers cheques, debit cards or credit cards? The best strategy when backpacking, especially if you are going to be gone for a long time, is to bring a mixture of cash (large and small destinations), travellers cheques, credit
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The World’s Best Airlines

Top 10 Airlines As a backpacker you are always looking for the cheapest, most efficient way to get from point A to point B. However, not all airlines are the same. Sometimes its worth the extra splurge to have the flying experience offered by these top 10 airlines; and while the experience may not justify
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Working your way around the world

If you have the travel itch but don’t have the bank account to match- working while you travel is a great way to earn and even save money while seeing the world. There are essentially 5 groups of jobs open to travellers: tourism; agriculture, childcare, teaching English and volunteer work.

Best Books to Read While Backpacking

With so many books to choose from its hard to know which stories will really enhance your travel experience. Travel books are important not only because they inspire you to take the road less traveled but in your worst/ best moments they will reconfirm why you decided to take this crazy trip in the first place. Its also a great way to understand the people and culture of a place before you go and even while you are there visiting.