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Essential technology us travel geeks can’t live without

Savvy travellers would never leave home without their tech essentials. In the digital age we need to keep our blogs and social networks up to date at all hours. Laptops aside, here are eight of our hi-tech favourites to help you on your travels…

Posted on: July 19th in Travel Advice by .

Travel health advice: how to avoid food poisoning

Let’s face it, there’s a high chance of getting food poisoning while travelling, especially if you travel through developing countries. Such an affliction can easily ruin the trip and even put your health in serious danger. Here are my tips on how to avoid food poisoning while travelling…

Posted on: January 23rd in Travel, Travel Advice by .

London’s best markets: From antiques to gourmet food

From antiques to gourmet food to vintage clothing, you can find it all in London’s weekend markets. A tradition since medieval times, these colourful markets are delightfully overwhelming with hoards of people, food from all over the world and things for sale ranging from useless to rare…

Posted on: December 5th in Travel, Travel Advice, Travel Ideas, UK by .

Experience: The highs and lows of travelling with friends

As a life-long solo traveller, this summer I was lucky enough to have the chance to travel with a small group of friends for the first time. (and not just any trip, but the classic American road trip). Yes, I’d been on the odd stag-do holiday with a group, and travelled with one or two people for a few days or longer during my backpacking years…

Posted on: October 10th in North America, Travel, Travel Advice, Travel Experiences by .

Travel health advice: Antimalarial drugs – friend or foe?

You’re about to travel to a known malarial zone; you’ve read the literature, you know the statistics, you even know the range of drugs on offer that will protect you from contracting the disease. But have you explored all the other alternative options and are you fully aware of the potentially very unpleasant side-effects from these drugs?

Posted on: June 13th in Travel, Travel Advice by .

The 10 Commandments of backpacking

It seems that after a while on the road you will discover certain things about yourself, about the people you meet, and about the world around you. Exactly the kind of things you probably hoped you would learn about when you set off from home with nothing but a guidebook and sense of wide-eyed adventure weighing you down…

Posted on: April 18th in Travel, Travel Advice by .

Travel health advice: Dehydration

Having just completed a four day Inca Trail hike in Peru, it became apparent how tempting it is to ignore thirst while travelling. Dehydration impairs both physical and mental performance in all levels of exercise (even just walking in the sun), yet it can be avoided (or at least minimised) by appropriate drinking strategies…

Posted on: February 21st in Travel, Travel Advice by .