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Travel Tips

If you are looking for travel tips, you have come to the right place. This section of the blog is dedicated to all the posts that I have written so far tackling all aspects of travel. I provide a wide range of travel tips based on my own experiences and what I have learned throughout the time that I have spent travelling the world.

While I don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, my aim is to provide practical tips that I have learned and encountered. I have safety tips for anyone traveling abroad, so you can learn from my experience being robbed in Berlin. I also share travel tips for female solo travellers. Whether it is finding a place to stay or knowing where to go and what to do, you can read my posts for these tips so you can explore the world with more confidence.

Travel Tips

A step to step guide to Solo Van Life Safety

There is nothing quite like taking your first tentative steps out in your van all by yourself and discovering all the big wide world has to offer. You can go where you want when you want without having to take the needs of others into account, it’s all about you. It can, however, be scary. As a solo driver, you only have yourself to rely on in dangerous situations and it can be easy to feel like an easy target for those without good intentions. The benefits of solo van driving really do outweigh the risks though and a little bit of risk isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Read my step by step guide to solo van life safety and see if we can convince you to give going out on your own a try.

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Travel Tips

The Ultimate Sailing Packing List

Setting sail can be the most relaxing and adventurous type of vacation you ever take. Generally, sailboats are intimate spaces with limited storage, meaning you don’t need to over pack. If you are looking to experience travel in a whole new way, all you’ll need is the right gear and the right mindset. You’ll be living aboard a boat or yacht for days; therefore, come prepared since buying items while sailing can be quite expensive, if not difficult. Here’s the ultimate sailing packing list to get you started:

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Inspirational Trips, Travel Tips

Self Drive Trips: Why life on the road is the best.

For years I have been travelling fast.  Trying to see the highlights of a country in the time that I managed to take off work.  Twenty-five days in Brazil, three weeks in India, Two weeks to travel through Italy etc. Truly believing I was seeing the world.

 

But now things have changed for me.  After quitting my job at the end of 2016,  I haven’t looked back. Slow travel is my thing,  and even more so, slow travel by road. Not by bus and trains but self-drives are my preference.

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Travel Tips

How To Deal With Jet Lag

As a frequent traveller, I have suffered from jet lag many times – the good, the bad and the ugly. There are many techniques that I have tried and tested but like many things, one might work for one person but not the other. In this post, I will give you all the information you need to help deal with jet lag and how it worked for me. Then you can make your own decisions about the best way of dealing with your jet lag.

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Travel Tips

Wild Camping Advice, Tips and My Must Have Items.

Wild camping is a great way to get away from it all and have some time in nature. Whether you are doing this local to your home as a bit of an adventure or you are doing it whilst away to get to those less accessible areas, it is a fantastic experience and one that I highly recommend. There are a few items that I just love using when I am wild camping which I really want to share with you in this post but I am also aware that some people have never really experienced wild camping, so I will touch lightly on what wild camping is and the must-have equipment you need.

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Travel Tips

Your Travels Don’t Need To Be Stressful

There is a popular and common misconception that the experience of travel has to be stressful in order to be worthwhile or successful. This strange idea is one which is prevalent for many people, but there is not actually much truth to it. It is easy to see why so many people might assume that travel must be hard, for the simple fact that it often is. But if you approach your travels in the right way, with the right frame of mind, you should be able to keep the stress to a minimum. In this article, we are going to smash the idea that travelling has to be stressful by looking at some simple changes you can make for your next jaunt abroad.

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Travel Tips

How to Pack Liquids in Hand Luggage: Complete Guide

After perfecting your packing, the other downside of travelling with carry on luggage is in packing liquids in hand luggage. It is a real challenge to pack all the liquids you need into an approximate 20 cm x 20 cm clear plastic bag. The key to this is only take what you know you definitely need, everything else can be purchased at your destination. You will learn everything there is to know on how to pack liquids in hand luggage to make future travels more convenient.

 

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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