planning

Doing the Laos Loop Without Planning It First

September 14, 2014
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We were fresh from the tranquil surroundings of Si Phan Don and the 4000 Islands. Our first days in Laos were peaceful and incredibly relaxing. But things were set to change quite drastically. I don’t know where we first heard about ‘The Loop’ but it sounded fun and we decided we’d do a little bit of it, in […]

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Driving safely around New Zealand

September 2, 2014
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One of the best – and most common – ways for tourists to explore and enjoy New Zealand is by hiring a car or a campervan. As we travelled around these gorgeous islands for over two months, we actually bought a car and sold it again at the end (something I really ought to write […]

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The Twists and Trickiness of Learning Thai

January 31, 2014
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The Thai language is tricky. It uses a tonal system, and there are five different tones meaning that you can be saying something completely different to what you intend based on how you say the word. I cannot get to grip with these tones – I’m constantly talking mountains when I mean rice, telling people […]

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7 Must-Visit Attractions in Miami

December 29, 2013
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Miami is one of those wonderful places just teeming with fantastic things to do and great attractions to visit. It’s a wonderful destination for people with many diverse interests. It’s also definitely one of the world’s most trendy and exciting cities. Whether you are visiting the city with the intention to relax on one of […]

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Leaving Home to Travel: A Grown Ups Guide

December 4, 2013
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It’s been a while since we were on the road full-time. Back then, we had no responsibilities. We gave up our jobs, ended the rental periods on our flats, cancelled our mobile phone contracts, shipped our few belongings back to our poor parents’ houses. It was — relatively — easy. But my mind is already […]

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Much Better Adventures

October 15, 2013
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This isn’t a sponsored post or an advert, but it is about a travel company. One I’m pretty impressed with and I wanted to share. Much Better Adventures found me on Twitter, while I was asking about where to find a good chalet for this season’s ski trip. Kudos for that kind of proactive marketing, […]

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5 Tips for Enjoying Florence on a Budget

July 17, 2013
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Ah, fabulous Florence – easily one of the most artistically inspiring and pretty cities in Europe. But cheap? No. While you might manage to get a cheap flight over there on one of the budget airlines, Tuscany is one of the most visited places in Italy – and seeing all that world-famous art doesn’t come […]

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