One of the first things friends and family say when you tell them about long term travel, especially to places like India and Vietnam, is something along the lines of; “is it safe?” or “what vaccinations do you need to visit there?”. This may be the first time you’ve even thought about it, so a quick […]
I have been doing a bit of research recently, it might seem like I am trying to justify what I am doing – that is not the case. I’m also not trying to get you to reflect on the subject of mortality. I am simply refocusing your approach to time, because let’s face it, one thing we […]
Anything worth having is worth working for. It took me a while to figure that out, but now I live with that thought subconsciously embedded in everything I do. Family, friends, work; the thought process applies in all aspects of life – for me though, it couldn’t be better suited to travel. Especially the type […]
Money is one of the most common barriers to traveling. Even if it isn’t a barrier, no one would turn down having more money. It means a longer and / or more luxurious trip! So here are some tips to bolster, or even get that travel fund started!
As travelers / backpackers one thing we all do is take a massive amount of photos. These photographs are precious. Capturing the moment, enabling us to look back and enjoy that memory forever. Photo storage and backups are important. You can spend a lot of money keeping those memories safe. But in this post I will […]
This weeks spotlight will be focusing on flight helper app, Hopper. It’s already racked up the accolade of Apple’s best travel app 2015 and now it’s a featured app on backpackingbuds.com – talk about going from strength to strength! Seriously though, this app is a lot better than my sarcastic humour – let’s take a look at it. […]
You are in the right place to learn a bit more about the backpacker tax and how it could have a huge impact on Backpacking Australia going forward. Worth around £91 million a year, the tax is set to take 32.5 cent of every Aussie dollar you earn – but not just yet. With 214,830 working […]
India has attracted the fancy of many a traveller, for it’s different regions and customs offer entirely new experiences. No matter where your travel in India takes you, you’ll uncover an entirely new experience in each region. It isn’t merely a gulp of culture when a country has so much to offer. From one corner of […]
There is nothing we love more than the opportunity to continue learning about travelling and watching other people’s experiences are a great way to do this. Drop the books, magazines and blogs (only for a little while) and immerse yourself in some of our favourite video content with my top 5 travel vlogs.
We arrived in Amsterdam knowing full well that we would be heading to and around the cities red light district (RLD). For everyone who is more innocent than the rest of us, a RLD is a particular hot spot, mainly in cities, where women of the night can track down their next customer – or the […]
I don’t claim to be an expert photographer, far from it, I am the definition of amateur. But I thought I would share some of the simple techniques I use to make my photos look a little less terrible, and give the illusion I know what I am doing!