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boOola: The New iPhone App that’s a Travel Notice Board for the 21st Century!

29 May 2015

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boOola: The New iPhone App that’s a Travel Notice Board for the 21st Century!

With its roots dating back to the hippie trail of the 60s and 70s the, traveller notice board is still a beloved part of backpacking life. Advertisements for yoga classes, items to buy and sell, people looking for travel buddies - a hub of valuable info! Now, imagine if you could have access to all of the traveller notice boards all over the world at the same time? In our digital age of communication, one ambitious backpacker believed this was possible! Introducing the amazing new app, boOola...

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Essential Practical Info: Vaccinations, Malaria, Money, Travel Insurance & Budget

16 January 2015

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Essential Practical Info: Vaccinations, Malaria, Money, Travel Insurance & Budget

Thinking of backpacking around South East Asia but the small details are getting you down? Never fear! Experienced backpacker, Mark, from the travel blog, MyFunkyTravel is here to give you all the grizzly details that you'll need to plan the perfect trip! From what jabs to get, to how much money you'll spend and if travel insurance is worth it, this is an essential read...

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Do You Suffer From Jet Lag? Try These Handy Tips!

24 September 2014

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Do You Suffer From Jet Lag? Try These Handy Tips!

Jet Lag is literally a lagging behind of one's energy as our body moves at a rate that is faster than we're naturally designed to move. Jet lag comes with symptoms the commonly include; fatigue, insomnia / disturbed sleep patterns, dizziness, co-ordination problems, headache and dehydration. These symptoms do gradually fade over time. However, Soul Seekers' Ambassador Melanie Swan, is here to give us tips on how to quicken the whole process and have us enjoying our new destination from Day One!

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Why you Should Never Give to Begging Street Children – By Friends International

3 August 2014

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Why you Should Never Give to Begging Street Children – By Friends International

It happens frequently while traveling in South East Asia, backpackers are approached by adorable children asking for money. Dilemma of what to do quickly ensues, the moral question is raised, to give or not to give? We asked the experts of NGO Friends International what they would do. Here they tell us why their answer is always a firm no.

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Don’t Buy that Snake Whiskey! How To Travel Responsibly in South East Asia

29 May 2014

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Don’t Buy that Snake Whiskey! How To Travel Responsibly in South East Asia

With golden temples, sweltering jungles, white sand beaches and diverse cultures, it is little wonder that Southeast Asia draws travellers in droves. However, as with travel in any developing country, it's particularly important to stay responsible whilst there. Riding an elephant? Buying that snake whiskey souvenir? In Southeast Asia, concerns on responsibility can pop up in the most surprising places. To make sure that you have an enjoyable trip without the a moral hangover, here are some tips.

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A Crash Course in Thai Visa Runs: Extending Your Stay in the Land of Smiles

28 April 2014

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A Crash Course in Thai Visa Runs: Extending Your Stay in the Land of Smiles

"Help! My visa is about to run out and I'm not ready to leave Thailand!" Have no fear. Backpacker and travel writer, Camelia Gendreau, gives you the lowdown on how to quickly and correctly extend your visa and make sure you extend your days on the beach!

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