Nepal: That Time I Was Possibly Kidnapped

Everybody has their own stories to tell. You don’t have to fly across the world to be worldly, and you don’t need to have an abundance of stamps in your passport to have an adventure, but it sure does help. Nepal is a beautiful country. It’s full of incredible architecture, has a rich cultural background, immensely kind people and mountains – lots and lots of mountains! If you’re lucky enough to catch an English-speaking taxi driver in Kathmandu, the chances are they will tell you about Nepal’s mountains and ask you how big the mountains in your country are in…

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How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

During summers growing up, the two-hour car journey to the campsite in West Wales seemed like an absolute eternity! My parents would load up a big full of goodies to keep my brother and I entertained and complacent – colouring books, activity packs, our Gameboys and Walkmans (remember those?!) with various games and CDs.

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Jordan: 7-Day Budget

Though not traditionally considered one of a shoestring traveller’s havens, and bearing in mind its geographical location nestled among a combination of some of the world’s most powerful and dangerous nations, Jordan can be surprisingly cheap. Before heading out there, I had absolutely no idea what to expect in regards to the cost of food, accommodation, or day-to-day living in general. I’d read up on it, but you never really know until you get out there. I was short on money and fully intended on spending as little as possible, but experiencing everything I could within my budget! Which is how,…

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Why Travel Guidebooks are Better than the Internet

In an age where gadgets are getting smaller by the second, and people are becoming more inclined to find answers on their computer screen, guidebooks are becoming less and less appreciated in the world of travel. Why on earth would you want to spend £10-20 on a something which contains ‘limited information’ about one place, when you could find absolutely everything you could ever need to know with the click of a mouse? It’s a fair question, really. The Internet has become an invaluable resource in planning trips, from booking hotels and excursions to deciding what to eat and what to wear. Want to know…

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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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