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Destinations

Check out my Destinations post to see where I have been to in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America.

You can get practical tips for being safe while travelling abroad, budget travel tips, finding budget accommodation, female solo travel tips, and other things that you might want to know as you backpack your way through the world.

You can also check out posts on recommendations for things to see or do across these destinations in the six continents that I have travelled to so far. Join along my adventure in Walkabout Wanderer and read more about my travel experiences to help prepare for your own travel.

Whether you are into backpacking, solo female travel, or budget travel, you can always find your adventure inspiration in this blog to suit your idea of how to make travelling fun and exciting again.

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Destinations, Europe, Lisbon, Portugal

Lunch With Friends Lisbon: We Hate Tourism Tours

I stand on the street corner in Lisbon, waiting. A stranger appears and tells me that he is taking me for lunch. Then another appears and another. Soon there is a group of us, all strangers but all going to lunch. Awkward? Possibly – until little miniature bottles of Moscatelito are pulled out to break the ice and we all say cheers to our new friendships.
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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Portugal

A Tourist Guide To Coimbra, Portugal: 10 Free Things To Do In Coimbra.

I had never heard of Coimbra, a lesser-known city in central Portugal. However, it has a place in many Portuguese hearts as a place where they studied at its UNESCO World Heritage University. But being in a historic city in Portugal does not have to break your bank balance. You can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Coimbra which will give you the top 10 free things to see as well as other options and some great tips to make your stay in Coimbra, Portugal more enjoyable.

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Destinations, Free Things To Do

10 Free Things To Do On New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is often considered one of the most stunning places on earth to visit. Because of its vibrant cities and numerous historical landmarks, however, the North Island attracts much more attention. In fact, the South Island only contains about 23% of the total country’s population! Although it’s sparsely populated, this island offers plenty of gorgeous landmarks, glaciers, mountains, and views to feast your eyes upon. There are also plenty of activities and adventures to partake in as well. The great news about visiting the South Island is that because so many of the attractions are outdoors, they are usually free! Here’s our pick of the top ten free things to do on this breathtaking Kiwi island.

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Destinations, Europe, Portugal

Walking the plan: Boardwalk between Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho, Portugal.

My hair is like a birds nest on top of my head. The words are whisked away from my mouth before I even realise I have spoken. But the sun still beats down on me making the wind that’s whipping my skin seem not so bad. It’s late September and I am walking the boardwalk between Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho in North Portugal and I can see why this area is popular with kite surfers.

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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Portugal

A Tourist Guide to Braga, Portugal: 10 Free Things To Do in Braga

Braga, for me, is a lesser-known city in Northern Portugal. However, I was surprised to learn that it is, in fact, Portugal’s third-largest city. Braga in Portugal is well known for Pilgrims and for religious reasons. But being in a large city in Portugal does not have to break your bank balance. You can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Braga which will give you the top 10 free things to see as well as other options and some great tips to make your stay in Braga, Portugal more enjoyable.

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Destinations

Different Types of Accommodation You’ll Experience During Your Travels

No matter what you do during your days while you’re travelling, you should always make sure of one thing: that you have a comfortable place to put your head down at night. Getting a good night’s rest and recuperation is so vital to enjoying your trip. After all, if you’re tired, your experiences are going to be limited – you’ll end up heading home early or you’ll spend all of your time wondering when you’ll be able to rest your eyes, rather than focusing on what you’re actually doing. So, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with some of the different types of accommodation that will be available to you. Each will prove preferable at a different period for different reasons. So, here’s a brief guide to help you determine which type will be best for you on any given trip!

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Destinations, Europe, Musings, Spain

Saving Kittens Whilst Travelling In Spain: Tiggers Story

Ahead of me, I could see something stumbling across the road. Unsteady on its feet and squeaking. A tiny tabby kitten, hungry and alone. Or so I thought. I scooped her up and held her tight to soothe her and let her know it was going to be alright. Against a wall lay another kitten, ginger, lying still, limp and completely covered with ants. The were no signs of life until I gave him a gentle nudge. He gasped and fell still again. I brushed away the ants and held him with his sister and tried to give them some water.

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