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Petra Treasury
Petra needs little introduction as one of the worlds most famous archaeological sites, and no trip to Jordan would be complete without a visit to what[...]
OK so this post probably should have been entitled … ‘A year in the life of a PART TIME travel blogger’ or even … ‘A yea[...]
Jordan Dinar
I would love love lover to be able to travel without the worry of cash or a budget, but that is not my reality.  I am fortunate to travel to some wond[...]
Although travel blogging can be hard work at times, especially whilst also balancing a 9-5, let it be said that it is not without some serious perks! [...]
Avoiding the tube strikes was a minor miracle, avoiding the floods was other worldly. We could not escape the wind and rain however, and so upon exiti[...]
Grand Central Terminal
Often called Grand Central Station, the famed commuter terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan last year celebrated its c[...]
Sarajevo tunnel of hope
Secret tunnels, lost lovers and one of the longest sieges in modern day history.  From April 6th 1992 to February 29th 1996 the Bosnian capital of Sar[...]
Hostel bunk
Well that was different, and not entirely what I was expecting, or prepared for.  First off I was expecting snow, of which there was none, and secondl[...]


Europe


Hostel Life

Say what you see.  This post is simply going to investigate those tough and awkward situations that often rear their fugly heads when sharing a hostel[...]
ultimate backpackers bunkbed
Staying in hostels is an excellent way of saving money on the road, the trouble is, sometimes they dont provide the most comfortable nights rest.  The[...]
hostel
All true and all horrific, if not a little funny looking back. This is an almost comprehensive list of all types of things I did not want from my host[...]
wake up, sydney
As a part of my hostel life series I’ve decided its time to lay down some rules surrounding hostel kitchens. From expereience I’ve learnt [...]

Travel Money

Jordan Dinar
I would love love lover to be able to travel without the worry of cash or a budget, but that is not my reality.  I am fortunate to travel to some wond[...]
Jahorina Sarajevo snowboard
So, that didn’t quite go according to plan.  Due to a lack of snow and my timing, 4 days snowboarding in the mountains surrounding Sarajevo ulti[...]
Backpacker Money
I’m not going to fob you off with lies, I don’t get hundreds or even tens of emails a week asking me how I can afford to travel.  Truth be[...]
Budget Airline
I’ll keep it short (ish) with this post ( ironically being shorter would mean a reduced need for this rant).  This may (or may not) just be me g[...]

Volunteering

Volunteer accommodation can range between all sorts of property types and standards. I suppose where you end up resting your head each night can depen[...]
Some more of the Ja Ela team and I at the tourno, Sri Lanka
If you’re planning a gap year at the moment, you’ll know there are a huge amount of things that everyone tells you that you simply have to do. Things [...]
ja ela, sri lanka
Having decided you want to do some volunteering overseas, you’re probably a thoughtful, responsible and caring person, and the idea of two continents [...]
volunteer south africa
21 and having never left my parents home for any length of time, I knew something wasn’t right.  The buzz of turning 18 and being able to go out drink[...]

London Guide

Avoiding the tube strikes was a minor miracle, avoiding the floods was other worldly. We could not escape the wind and rain however, and so upon exiti[...]
Combine travel bloggers, a few cocktails, the theme of Lapland, plus a crash course in ice sculpting and what do you get?  Polar bears … and the[...]
Its not that I’m afraid of heights, I’m just not their biggest fan.  As the rotary blades spun at what seemed like a million miles an hour[...]
London Street Art by Stik
Lets Stik together hey?  London is a place of many people, many cultures and many beliefs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all get along ri[...]

WordPress/Blogging

cache google maps
‘OK Maps’ That’s all it takes, two words, two simple words.  With these two words the world is your oyster, the offline world that is. What do you do when you get[...]
WordPress plugins can be an integral part of your travel blog … if you use the WordPress platform obviously.  Allowing you to add certain functionality and/or features that a[...]
Adding a Google+ button to sharebar, and a Pin it button too, is pretty much essential when setting up your wordpress plugin.  They do not come as standard when you download the pl[...]

Competitions

**COMPETITION NOW CLOSED***   Santa is a dude, hitting up snow covered ski resorts all over the place this winter.  He’s a bit of a showoff though, taking a host of self[...]

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