Dont visit Asia without these 9 travel toiletries

Backpacking essentials: Toiletries

Salt toothpaste? Suncream with whitening agent? Moisturiser with extra placenta? If these sound like the wrong products for your next trip to Asia, you’d be right. Turns out, the useful, everyday toiletries we love back home just aren’t that popular in Asia. Toiletries may not be the most exciting topic, but knowing what to take…

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10 Essential Items Most Travellers Forget to Take Backpacking

10 essential items travellers forget to take backpacking

So you’ve decided to go travelling? Whether you’re going travelling for 1 week or 1 year there are some important items you need to have on your travel checklist. Naturally having the right backpack, clothing and shoes are all important things to consider. But there are a few things that you may not have even…

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16 Asian Taxi scams (and how to beat them)

Kolkata Ambassador Taxi Yellow

Taxi drivers all over Asia know how to extort foreigners, and locals. We’ve encountered our fair share of Asian taxi scams but North Indian taxi drivers are by far the most sneaky. Even the most experienced traveller can easily fall prey to some of the lesser used tricks. Not all of these are hardcore scams…

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5 Essential Travel Apps that Will Save You Money and Make Travel Easier

These are our 5 Essential Travel Apps which we use on a daily basis and have helped us save money. When you’ve been travelling for 10 months straight with no intention of stopping any time soon, budget is everything! It’s no secret that we live in a smart phone crazy world. Everyone lusts after the latest…

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How to live abroad cheap & comfortable for less than $7 per day

Does $7 per day sound impossible? If you are reading this you are curious as to how to do it. The good news is, it is possible. The bad news is, comfort is a relative concept. As a couple pushing 30 (pushing it really hard!) you arrive at a point where sleeping on cold hard…

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How To Get Padi Open Water Scuba Diver Certified on a Budget

How to learn to scuba dive on a budget

Diving is not a budget activity. However, it is a lot of fun, so as a budget traveller, is there a way to get certified safely and cheaply? The answer, of course, is that it all depends on your definition of cheap! We like to find a balance between the best quality experience and the…

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Ultimate Packing list for long term travel (Backpacking)

the ultimate packing list

You’re going backpacking for months, how do you decide what to leave and what to take? Long term travel is all about packing light but making sure you have all the essentials to make travel as easy as possible. This packing guide is focused for couples travel but the information is pretty universal for solo…

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Why this backpack is perfect for anyone travelling during monsoon season

The Overboard Dry Bag backpack is the ideal waterproof companion for long term travellers who will be heading through monsoons. Find out why in this review.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homestay: For Travellers and Backpackers

The ultimate guide to homestays

Accommodation cheaper and cleaner than a hostel? Often with food included and comprehensive local knowledge to help you get the most out of your travel experiences? It’s time to go Homestay. Staying with a local is the latest grass roots adventure to harness the power of the internet. Many millions of homestays can now be…

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