Guest Post: A Backpacker Re-Bitten by the Travel Bug

Is there such a thing as an ex-backpacker? The answer is, of course, yes. For some people a gap year is a box to tick; an itch to scratch. They’re travel dabblers, not addicts, and once they’ve done their three-month stint around South East Asia they hang up their backpack, trim their ‘traveller hair’ and slide back into their real world clothes. They get on with their lives. And usually they don’t look back. That’s who I thought was:... Read More

Our BEST Accommodations!

Over the years, we’ve stayed in some real dives!… But, every now & then we get lucky & stay somewhere incredible, or plan it this way because we’ve felt fed up with dirty dumps & just need a space of small luxury, if even for a day or two. So, here are our top 5 accommodations, from basic huts in paradise, to flashy hotels in megalopolises!   1. Blissful Beach Hut - Koh Ru, Cambodia Just a short boat ride... Read More

How to Pack for a Backpacking Trip

  The art of backpacking is all in the name itself. What to pack on your back!? From our first multi-month trip, the contents of our backpacks has changed quite dramatically as we’ve learned what we need and don’t need on the road. It’s all a balancing act, making sure you have enough to live comfortably while you travel, while not overloading your backpack with junk you can do without. It truly is a SKILL!   Pack as light... Read More

Thailand’s Top 5

Thailand is high on most people’s wish lists to visit… & so it should be! Thailand flights are never too expensive, & landing in Bangkok will open up the whole of the stunning South East Asian peninsula to you. We’re taking a nostalgic look back to the first country we backpacked & our favourite 5 stop-offs. Chiang Mai – Jungle Trekking Chiang Mai is a charming city, set high into the northern highlands of Thailand.... Read More

How to get a Teaching Job in Vietnam

How to get a job? Vietnam is far different from most countries you may teach in! Getting a job here is all about the amount of effort you put into it. My boyfriend and I showed up with a stack of resumes and that was it! We went online and found a list of 25 schools in in Saigon, hired a motorbike taxi for the day ($5), and went from school to school handing out our resumes. We also emailed our resume to 15 schools and hoped for the best. Within a... Read More

Roomorama: An Accommodation Alternative

Finding a room in Manhattan with a good location at a reasonable price is near impossible! If you’re OK staying up around Central Park there are some good places, but in the more central location of Midtown it gets pricey. We had a one night stop-off in NYC before catching the train from Penn Station. We needed a cheap, cheery place, right in the heart of Manhattan so we could use our short time to get out & about without wasting time on... Read More

Trekking in Sapa

Situated high up in northern Vietnam, Sapa is a charming little mountain town full of colour & culture. Many travelers miss this hidden gem… you shouldn’t!! It’s a breath of fresh air…literally… from Vietnam’s bustling metropolitan areas, & the natural beauty & the people are both incredible to witness. Rice paddies cut into Sapa’s rich greenery cling to the steep valley sides in almost impossible... Read More

Unusual But Useful Travel Gadgets

It’s always difficult to know what to pack, & to buy for long-term travel plans. Here are our ‘Top 5′ travel gadgets that you may not have thought of. They’re all a little less obvious than other travel gadget companions, but equally as useful. Flexible Tripod This inventive little tripod is genius! It’s small but strong, flexible yet stable. It does the same job as a regular tripod, but even better… you can... Read More

Homestay in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

A trip to the Mekong Delta is one of the best things you can do when visiting Vietnam. Except, most travelers go to one of the dozens of travel agencies in the backpacker’s district and pay too much for a trip that makes you feel like you’re apart of herd of cattle being roped from one place to the next. We’ve been to the Delta a few times and have finally figured out the secret to the BEST TRIP you can take there! The answer is,... Read More

Bali by Motorbike: The Route

We arrived in Bali with a week to take in the sights & sounds of this world renowned island. We’d usually spend longer exploring such a distinguished destination, but WORK limited us to a weekend to weekend trip (BOO!). We decided the best way to tackle Bali was by motorbike, giving us complete freedom & ease to move around. Bali is more expensive than other South East Asian destinations, so we were on the lookout for Bali deals. Here... Read More

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