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The 10 Best Travel Books in the World

Throughout the years there have been many amazing travel books written.
The best travel books are the ones that draw you in to their world completely, show you a new side of the world and inspire …

A Guide to South-East Asia & the Far East

Asia is one of the biggest and most diverse continents on the planet, and is host to many fascinating countries and amazing places.
The land popularly referred to as ‘the East’ (by ‘the West’, at least) …

How to Backup and Protect Your Files Whilst on the Road

Picture the scene: You’ve been traveling for 6 months with your laptop. During this time you’ve had dozens of amazing travel adventures, and you’ve documented each and every one with hundreds of digital photos and …

How to Stay in Shape While Traveling

Whether you’re already in a solid fitness/workout routine, or you like the idea of getting in shape while traveling, this page is for you.
One of the best things about traveling is that it breaks you …

Life on the Road – How to Avoid Travel Burnout

Contrary to what many people (i.e. people who have never extensively traveled) will tell you, travel burnout is a very real thing that every long-term world traveler needs to watch out for.
I have met several …

Sample Travel Itineraries (By Region)

The great thing about traveling the world is the freedom it gives you to go where you want, when you want.
Another great thing about it is that two people could follow the same route visiting …

Buying the Right Backpack for You – What’s the Best Travel Backpack?

Choosing your backpack is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make before going traveling. There’s such a large selection of backpacks out there these days that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused by all …

Volunteering Overseas for Free

On this page we’ll show you how volunteering abroad doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars.
We’ll also talk about how ‘volunteering overseas for free’ might still have a cost attached (meaning that it’s not …

Travel Health Advice – Vaccinations, Health Problems and Natural Hazards

Too often trips are spoilt by people not taking proper care of themselves or preparing for their trips thoroughly enough. Nearly every health problem that can occur on the road can be prevented (or at …

Booking Your Round the World Ticket

What is a Round the World Ticket?
Round the world tickets (commonly shortened to ‘RTW tickets’) offer a relatively easy way of traveling around the world. Typically, these tickets allow you to travel either East or …

Travel Safety Tips – Staying Safe While You’re Abroad

Parents often worry when they hear their son or daughter wants to go traveling to a strange, foreign country. They need not worry, however, as long as the trip is properly planned out and they’re …

Cash, Credit Cards or Traveler’s Checks – A Guide to Handling Money Abroad

There are a number of different ways to carry and to manage your money when you’re on the road. With the rise of internet banking (and the increasing ease of accessing the internet abroad), you’re …

How Much Money Should I Take On My Trip?

The question ‘How much money should I take on my trip?’ is something that’ asked by every traveler at some point or another, and is something that many first-time travelers will stress over. Creating an …

How to Find a Travel Companion – What to Do If You Can’t Find Someone to Travel With

Finding Yourself a Travel Companion
For some people, traveling alone isn’t something they like the sound of. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to find someone to go traveling with, so in cases such as these you …

Should I Go Traveling Alone Or With Friends?

If you’ve already decided where and when you want to go traveling, the last only thing remaining is to decide who to go with (if anyone). The question ‘should I go traveling on my own …

How to Travel Light – The Principles of Lightweight Backpacking

Why Pack Light?
Most travelers will have (at one time or another) realized that they overpacked for a trip. They might have that realization half way through their trip, when they’re carrying their baggage up a …

The Lightweight Travel Packing Checklist – How to Make Sure You Don’t Forget Anything

When packing for a trip, most people get stressed trying to make sure they’ve got everything they could possibly need (especially when going traveling for the first time). There’s nothing wrong with it (I was …