Lodhi Gardens: Serenity Amidst Chaos

Stories

Chaos To Serenity & Back Again

23 Jan , 2017   Gallery

When we arrived in Delhi on January 16th we experienced all the madness from the get go; dodging tuk-tuks, the honking of the horns (as I write, I can still hear their constant drone) and the smell of human fluids, you can read more about that here. We booked our hostel based on other reviews […]

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goodbye

Feels

Saying Goodbye

18 Jan , 2017  

The hardest part about travelling is saying goodbye I always thought that the hardest part would be saving the money and the logistics of the whole plan. But that was the easiest part. Perhaps I am someone who can deal with practicalities and physical things rather than emotions. Maybe I even focused on these things […]

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Cope with Delhi

India

In At The Deep End: Tips To Cope With Delhi

17 Jan , 2017  

It’s been crazy, there is no other word for it. The madness of the horns, the smog and the people all intertwine to create an experience neither me or Scott had quite imagined. Here’s how we managed to cope with Delhi. We arrived in Delhi yesterday afternoon and I have got to say that the […]

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Vaccines for India

India

What Vaccinations Do You Need For India?

2 Dec , 2016  

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 […]

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Brown Leaves Dying

Inspiration

Life In Numbers: 76, 27740, 665760

27 Oct , 2016  

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 […]

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Moon and Sunset

Inspiration

Effort, pain, difficulty and being scared: Is it ever worth it?

22 Aug , 2016  

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 […]

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Travel Fund - Tips To Start Saving

Budgeting

Travel Fund – Tips To Start Saving

23 Jul , 2016  

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!

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Backup your travel photos for free

How-to, Tips & Tricks

How-To: Backup your travel photos for free

11 Jul , 2016  

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 […]

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Apps, Budgeting

Hopper: Your Personal Flight Assistant

3 Jul , 2016   Gallery

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. […]

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Budgeting, Travel Planning

What Is The Backpacker Tax? (and how it will impact you)

22 Jun , 2016  

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 […]

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HereMaps free offline navigation

Apps, Tips & Tricks

HERE Maps: Free Offline Navigation and Mapping

20 Jun , 2016  

No mobile data or WiFi? No problem. HERE Maps overcomes this common backpacking/traveling issue with free offline navigation and mapping, ready to download when you can get on WiFi.

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10 Tips For Planning A Trip To India

Guest Post, Travel Planning

10 Tips For Planning A Trip To India: A Local Guide

13 Jun , 2016  

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 […]

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