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Spending a Week in Marrakech, Morocco

By | March 20th, 2018|Budget Travel, Food, Solo Travel, Travel Stories, Travel Tips, World Travel|

The Moroccan city of Marrakech can be perfectly described with just one word – exotic – and it is the ideal location in which to dip your toe into African waters. It has long been regarded as a gateway into the continent, and a wonderful jump-off point for exploring deeper in this much-misunderstood region of the world.

Embarking on the most scenic train journey across Sri Lanka

By | March 14th, 2018|Budget Travel, India, South-East Asia, Travel Stories, Travel Tips|

With an extensive network covering the majority of the island, wonderfully cheap fares and English language timetables, train travel in Sri Lanka is a breeze. While it’s possible to cover the vast majority of the country by train, there is one route that stands out for its absolutely stunning scenery. So much so, in fact, that the journey from Colombo to Badulla via the backpacker hub of Ella is now a highlight of many people’s time in Sri Lanka!

Traditional Foods to try in Morocco

By | October 9th, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel Food, Travel Stories, Travel Tips, World Travel|

Safe, vibrant and well connected to Europe and beyond, Morocco is widely regarded as one of the most accessible North African countries to visit. With both Arabic and French as its national languages, and English widely understood in tourist areas, it’s possible to truly immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the famed Arabic and Berber hospitality. I’m a firm believer that one of the best ways to get to grips with a new culture is through its food, and with Arabic, French and Berber influences coming together with incredible fresh produce, Morocco is a joy to visit. Here are 10 classic Moroccan dishes you shouldn’t miss…

7 Common Myths About Travelling Africa – and Why They’re Wrong

By | September 18th, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, World Travel|

Are you thinking about travelling to Africa, but you’re a little concerned whether it’s safe or not? Perhaps you’ve heard that it’s a poor country, with wild animals and wilder humans roaming around waiting to rob you? Sadly, there are many misconceptions people have when it comes to Africa, some bordering on the ludicrous, while others have become common knowledge. There are many myths when it comes to Africa, so if you’re concerned, allow us to debunk a few of them!

Green Wanderer: Tips to become a sustainable traveller

By | August 31st, 2017|Budget Travel, Solo Travel, Travel Stories, Travel Tips, World Travel|

By becoming a more sustainable traveller, you allow yourself to forget all you think you know about the world, in the quest to discover different ways of life. Ecotourism is all about letting your surroundings absorb you, becoming a fly on the wall and leaving only footprints behind. The green wander doesn’t want the places they visit to bend to the will global tourism. If this sounds like your kind of travel, it’s worth learning a few tips and tricks to lead you in the right direction. Becoming a more sustainable traveller can open up a world of genuine encounters, save you money and teach you valuable life lessons. So, let’s take a look at what green travel involves.

A Guide to German beer culture

By | August 21st, 2017|Budget Travel, Solo Travel, Travel Food, Travel Stories, Travel Tips, World Travel|

In Germany, it’s quite popular to have a beer while sitting in the sun with friends in a park. I’ve done it many times. Coming from a country like Australia, the public drinking laws in Germany are amazing, as long as you don’t go crazy there should be no problems. For students, it’s perfect just to pick up a few beers and find somewhere in the sun to relax, talk and unwind. For tourists, the choice of beer is overwhelming, walking down the isles of the supermarket trying to choose a beer is one of the hardest choices of your day.