Travel Advice for the Budget Traveller

Travelling is fun, and you will tend to learn more. The feeling of being in a country or place that you always read from the internet is out of this world. Taking a trip is always the best way to calm your mind, being away from all the city noise and tedious work. From classwork…

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Competition: Win a Travel Goody Bag From Ocean Florida

Competition time! We’re giving away one travel goody bag courtesy of Ocean Florida in celebration of our friends across the pond and their Independence Day. The Travel Goody Bag contains: Towels: 1 Bottles: 2 Passport Holders: 3 SeaWorld Teddies: 1 SeaWorld Luggage Tag: 1 Frisbee: 1 Lego notebook: 1 Lego pen: 1 Frozen DVD: 1…

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How to Prepare for a Flight – My Pre-Flight Checklist

So you’re heading to the airport huh? Well even a seasoned flyer makes mistakes and forgets things. For instance, just a couple of months ago I was on my way to the airport to catch my flight and I forgot my passport. Such a rookie error! Regardless of whether you’re flying from Heathrow or a…

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How to Fly Business Class on a Gap Year Budget

Jetsetting all over the globe on an around the world trip can be both fun but tiresome, particularly if you’re catching long-haul flights. It’s not surprising then that business people tend to spend the extra money on booking premium tickets in order to make their journey a lot more comfortable. With lie-flat seats, pre-flight champagne…

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Top UK Travel Bloggers – 30 of the Best UK Travel Blogs!

Looking for a UK based Travel Blogger? Well look no further. We compiled a list of our favourite travel bloggers based in the UK. Not all on the list are from the UK originally but are based here now.  Gap Year Escape Gap Year Escape, Amar Hussain, started in 2009 and documents an eight year,…

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The Alchemist Quotes – Inspiring Quotes From The Alchemist

If you haven’t read The Alchemist, one of the best-selling books of all time, then you’ll be in a minority. Written in 1988 in Portuguese, it has since been translated into 67 languages and will forever be on the reading list for those with a wanderlust heart. Below are a collection of my favourite quotes…

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5 Things You Should Have in Your Travel Size Emergency Kit

Over the years, we have exactly four weeks of vacation, and we surely want them to be perfect. Extreme sports enthusiasts travel to Asia, other who love dangerous hiking go to the mountains while people longing for culinary tours choose Europe for their next vacation destination. However, it pays to know how to prepare for…

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It’s All a Matter of Perspective and Definition

Back in August 2015, U.S. Virginia based Stayer University made the news headlines for its proposal that the definition of success, specifically as the Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines it, should be changed. The Webster’s definition of success – that it is to achieve wealth, respect, or fame – is, according to interested parties at the…

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