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Why I recommend Couchsurfing and my tips to stay safe.

I love Couchsurfing. I wrote about it in several of my posts such as ‘How to make friends on the road‘ and ‘My 8 top tips every traveller should know’ so I have decided to dedicate a post just to Couchsurfing.

 

For those who don’t know, Couchsurfing is like a Facebook profile for travellers. But instead of sharing statuses about the hardships of life or if you are single, in a relationship or it’s complicated, you are sharing your sofa, spare room, floor space or your time to a traveller.

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Travel Tips

10 Essential Items Every Backpacker Needs

There are certain things which I really must take on my backpacking trip yet the rest of the time they stay in a box unused . .  . Unloved.

 

However I would feel lost without them whilst backpacking. I wanted to share these items with you so that you don’t have the same trial and error that I had with these items. So here is my list of items for backpackers.

 

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Asia, Destinations, Malaysia, Travel Tips

Bed bugs and Bad Ethics

I had never met a bed bug until one afternoon in Kuala Lumpur. In the past eight years of extensive travels, I had heard many a tale about the terror of bed bugs. How they had ruined whole trips! And more seriously how difficult it is to get rid of bed bugs.

 

For those who haven’t really heard about bed bugs but don’t fancy a bug in the bed, they are more than just a harmless bug. They are the back packers nemesis.

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Travel Tips

Hostel Survival Guide

Having over 10 years experience of staying in hostels, I feel that it is a great way of meeting new people as well as having a cheap place to sleep for the night. Some of my stays have been pleasant, others not so. Here I have some tips about making your stay in a hostel dormitory a little more comfortable.

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Travel Tips

10 Secrets to Finding Cheap Flights

 

Unfortunately, gone are the days when you can turn up at the airport and be guaranteed a cheap flight to somewhere interesting. In fact booking a flight at any point can be very expensive.

 

For over the last 8 years, I have been mastering the art of finding cheap flights. With these 10 tips, booking a bargain flight is made easier.

 

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My 8 top tips every traveller should know

I’ve been travelling on and off now for the past 10 years and I love working out new ways to travel safer, cheaper and with less stress. In this post I am going to share with you some of my secrets to help you make the best from your travels.

 

Please feel free to comment at the end and share any of your tips.

 

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Travel Tips

The perfect liquid list – hand luggage

After perfecting your packing the other downside of travelling hand luggage only is how to pack all the liquids you need into an approx 20cm x 20cm clear plastic bag. The key to this is only take what you know you definitely need, everything else can be purchased at your destination.

 

If you don’t travel light then it will involve you playing a game of Tetris in your liquid bag possibly at the front of a queue of angry passengers when you can hear your flight being called for boarding. Stressful and unnecessary.

 

My handy guide comes from years of experience so you can breeze through security.

 

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