How to research your travel destinations (for free!)

September 1, 2014

I’ve already talked at length on this blog about how to find a cheap flight and how to find the right accommodation. However that’s (usually) only the first step; you still have to decide what to do once you land!

Researching your destination will probably end up taking up most of your time (unless of course, you’re booked on a tour), so it helps to know exactly where to look and how to find what you’re looking for. Continue reading

The dark side of travelling

August 28, 2014

It’s an exciting life, being a traveller. Every day you witness new things, you meet interesting people, you discover new ways of living and you eat food you never knew existed. You find yourself inspired by things you never thought you’d care about, and a new version of you is moulded with every new experience. If there’s one Read more

Solo Female Travel: Chasing dreams with Trisha Velarmino

August 25, 2014

Today’s Solo Female Travel interviewee is one hardcore backpacker. From the volunteering for free beds, to the 30 hour bus journeys, to the exploring small cities in faraway places, she’s really done it all. I thought Read more

Photos of Soi 38: An introduction to Bangkok Street Food

August 21, 2014

While Bangkok certainly has some of the most delectable street food treats in the world, the scene itself can actually be quite intimidating. Several popular spots are hidden far from the comforts of the tourist centres, many stall owners don’t understand English, and Bangkok itself can sometimes be quite a difficult city to Read more

I’ve fallen in love with Bangkok

August 18, 2014

I still remember back in early 2013, I visited this city for the first time. I had never been to Thailand before then, yet had heard countless stories from other travellers who had fallen in love with the country. But they always spoke of Phuket, or the islands, or the small northern towns that seemed to enrapture all those who Read more

How to avoid bank fees and access money while travelling (Kiwi edition)

August 11, 2014

Note: This post will focus on New Zealand residents and how to best navigate the options available to New Zealanders. If you’re from another country, try these blog posts from some fellow nomads: Canada: Best Canadian bank for overseas travel by Wandertooth
USA: How to avoid bank fees while traveling by Wandering Trader
Australia and UK: Best banks for world travelers with lowest ATM fees 

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More than just a circus: The story behind Phare in Siem Reap, Cambodia

August 4, 2014

Ever since I started this blog, I’ve slowly developed a much deeper appreciation for the arts. Music, literature, theatre and art are things I’ve often scoffed at in the past, yet my struggles with writing have humbled me a little in that arena. As I’ve discovered, creating something beautiful from nothing is Read more

A review of my first AirBnB experience (and some tips!)

July 28, 2014

I’ve known about Airbnb for several years now, but haven’t gotten around to using it until my recent trip to Manila.

If you’re unfamiliar with the site, Airbnb is a place where private home owners can rent out their properties (usually apartments) to Read more

Solo Female Travel: Talking India (and everywhere else) with Rachel Jones

July 21, 2014

Travel in India has been a hot topic recently, particularly when it comes to the safety of women travelling solo through the country.

As such, I was thrilled to find an interviewee this week who has travelled extensively through India solo and is now living in the Indian beach town of Goa.

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The practical guide to making money while travelling

July 14, 2014

By far the most common email I get these days is “Hey Bren, I would love to travel the world, I just don’t have the money right now. How do you afford to pay for it all? How do you make money while you’re travelling all the time?” Continue reading