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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.

Europe, Inspirational Trips, Musings, Travel Tips

Living Out of a Car and Travelling Europe

For over two months now I have been living out of a car and travelling round Europe.  I bought my Nissan X-trail the day before I drove down to the south of England and boarded a ferry to France. The reason why I bought it? Well, I could lie down fully when the back seats are down meaning I could sleep in my car comfortably.

 

Fast forward just a few days and I had a lovely camping car with curtains and a blow up bed.  This post is all about how I did this and how I am now living out of a car.

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The Tech That Every Discerning Traveller Should Have In Their Backpack

When it comes to travelling in the twenty-first century, we no longer require a compass, matches and a phonecard. Smartphones are quickly taking over the world with their useful apps and intuitive functions to aid the traveller in his or her journeys. In 2017, the typical traveller may set off with a 45-litre backpack, a few clothes, some money, a smartphone and little else. While going back to basics appeals to many young travellers, the technology available to the most discerning adventurer can make any travelling experience all the more worthwhile.

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Travel Safety Tips: 10 Tips to Keep in Mind

I know that there is always a chance that you are going to be robbed when travelling. You might look like an easy target, a foreigner, lost or disorientated in a strange country, it is difficult to stay safe. Well, imagine my surprise when I was running down the road in Berlin after the thief who had just snatched my phone out of my hand (you can read all about it HERE). It dawned on me the importance to share travel safety tips so you, too, can learn from my experience and prevent it from happening.

 

I wanted to be able to share how to travel safely without being scared to go anywhere. Being robbed really knocks your confidence and I found myself being on edge all the time that I actually left Berlin pretty soon after. It was my third time there, but I needed to move past this shock so that next time I go to Berlin, I can continue to enjoy the relaxed laid back city it is.

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Berlin, Destinations, Germany, Musings, Travel Tips

I Was Robbed in Berlin – How to prevent it from happening to you!

You know when you have that feeling that something isn’t quite right. It wasn’t anything that the man had done apart from the fact there was an empty platform and he was standing rather close. I even made eye contact with him and gripped my phone tighter. Perhaps I knew he was going to rob me. And the inevitable happened – I was robbed in Berlin!

 

I was in Berlin and I was arranging to meet my friend I had made on Couchsurfing. I was catching up with a few emails and making use of the station’s free Wifi. After a while, my gripped relaxed a little. Perhaps, I had misjudged him, then ‘bam!’, my phone had been snatched and off the thief went.

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Don’t Panic, Help Is At Hand

Getting ill in a foreign country is not something most people want to happen. However, thousands of people suffer injuries or contract illnesses abroad every single year. Knowing how to deal with the issue in advance should help individuals to avoid panic and deal with the events in the best way possible. The advice below will highlight all the assistance that’s often available, and how to get access to it. With a bit of luck, anyone who finds themselves in that situation will make better decisions after reading this article.

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Travel Planning Checklist: 7 Things Not to Forget Before You Travel

(The following is a guest post by Isabel, from Bel Around The World blog)

 

If you’re about to head off around the world, lucky you. Some amazing opportunities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences await you. You’ll meet new friends and encounter cultures you otherwise wouldn’t. People say travelling opens their eyes for a reason. There’s just so much to see around the world. But before you can soak it all in, there’s a lot to do before you go in this travel planning checklist. We’ve highlighted seven things you shouldn’t forget:

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How to Travel the World on a Budget

I love budget travel. Not only due to the fact that I have quit my job to travel the world, but also as I am tight and love a challenge. In this post I am going to tell you what methods I use to travel the world on a budget and how I travelled for a whole month spending only £10 per day.

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Couchsurfing Safety: Why I Recommend It and How to Be 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 safety.

 

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. The idea can have its own set of safety concerns- both for the surfer and the host. It is therefore important to observe couchsurfing safety tips at all times.

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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 have therefore compiled a list of essential items every backpacker needs to help those who have still not mastered the art of packing.

 

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 essential items every backpacker needs. 

 

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