2016 Travel Plans

In just under two months I’ll be hopping onto the Cardiff-London Heathrow National Express, throwing my backpack in the hold and setting off for the start of my however many months trip. I say however many months because right now I have no tickets booked – not even my outbound journey. And I haven’t quite decided when I’ll be back. Realistically the clock is ticking, and if I leave it much longer the cost of a one-way ticket will likely equate the value of my parents’ house, but no matter how many times I check prices and routes Skyscanner, Kayak and various…

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Venezuela: A Journey to Paradise Falls

If you’ve ever seen Disney Pixar’s Up, you will be familiar with Angel Falls. You might not know you know it, but you do. The various animated settings and backdrops for the entire film have been confirmed as being heavily influenced by Angel Falls and Mount Roraima. To put it in simple terms: Angel Falls are in the middle of nowhere. It’s so remote, in fact, that you need to travel by plane, truck and dug-out to reach them – and that’s before the hiking starts! But when you finally reach el mirador and catch your first glimpse the waterfall in all it’s glory –…

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Jordan: 7-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Amman and explore the Heart of Jordan With two international airports serving the country, Queen Alia International Airport is by far both the largest and busiest. If you’re outside of the Middle East, chances are it’ll always be quicker, cheaper and a lot easier for you to fly straight into Amman as opposed to the other airport in Aqaba. Arrive early in the morning and give yourself a whole day to explore the wonders of the capital! Rich in both culture and modern amenities, a day would never be enough to truly get to know the…

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How to Travel on a Budget

It’s all well and good saving thousands of pounds in advance of your trip around the world, but what good is that when you blow it all in your first week?  Then you end up living on one single bowl of noodles a day for the next six months. With a little bit of common sense mixed with some forward-thinking, it’s actually quite easy to make a penny stretch a very long way on your travels. Food Free continental breakfast. The majority of hostels in all main tourist destinations offer this option to entice hungry travellers. If it’s not offered as free, sometimes you…

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Jordan: 3 Ways to Spend Less but Get More

Prior to jetting off to Jordan, hours and hours were spent meticulously trawling the internet for ways to make the whole experience more fulfilling but less costly. Having just completed a Year Abroad studying in Italy and Spain, then almost a month interrailing through Europe (and let me tell you, Europe is expensive), my bank account was looking a little worse for wear. So much so that a friend and I decided we would try and get the whole trip to cost less than £800, flights included, and unless my calculations are massively wrong, we almost did it! Eventually I’ll…

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