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Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

14 April 2015

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Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

While travelling, it’s pretty easy to fall into a downwards spiral of laziness when it comes to looking after our appearance. It get’s to the point where clean, nice clothes are a thing of the past and we only wash our hair for a special occasion! But folks - it doesn't have to be that difficult! Must we conform to that smelly, scruffy backpacker stereotype?

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10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

27 March 2015

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10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

Backpackers get a bad rep for being cheapskates… and sometimes deservedly so. But it's not all about stealing food from hostels and walking everywhere in broken flip flops in the sweltering heat just to avoid paying for a taxi… Here are some real tips that work to take chunks off your budget!

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10 Tips for Backpackers on How to Survive Long Bus Journeys…

19 March 2015

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10 Tips for Backpackers on How to Survive Long Bus Journeys…

An overnight bus journey can easily save you 90% of what a flight would cost, but of course a flight would take only a couple of hours, whereas you’re on that bus for the long haul There are, however, some simple steps you can take to make sure your 36 hours trapped in a bumpy steel can are as comfortable as possible, Travel Experts, Two Monkeys Travel give us some important tips...

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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

25 November 2014

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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

In 2013 I squished my life into a backpack, caught a one way flight to Bangkok and spent four months exploring the magical countries of South East Asia. I set off on my journey with a complete sense of freedom, with no set plans or deadlines. However, this article isn't about me reminiscing about my incredible time in South East Asia, mainly because, if I did, I'll probably end up crying in to my pillow when I get home! Instead, I wanted to talk about life after your Asia backpacking adventures.

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10 Weird Things that Happen When You Come Home After Long Term Travel…

8 November 2014

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10 Weird Things that Happen When You Come Home After Long Term Travel…

Coming back home from a long stint backpacking can be very strange indeed. At times you feel like an alien in your own country! (Cue Sting). You've forgotten so much about what 'normal' life back home is like and you've picked up many weird habits while you've been away. Are you still the same person that you once were? Here are 10 symptoms of extreme reverse culture shock...

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Did You Know? Now You Can Book Buses, Trains and Boats in South East Asia Online!

1 October 2014

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Did You Know? Now You Can Book Buses, Trains and Boats in South East Asia Online!

Sometimes, booking transport can be a hassle. There are so many different companies, so many options and so many eager salespeople urging you to buy their ticket! So how do you avoid getting scammed? Despite the fact that the guy in the travel agent is very friendly – how do you know that this is a safe, official company that you are booking with? Here's an insider tip!

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