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Taking the Boat from Bagan to Mandalay

In this article you will find details of how to take the boat from Bagan to Mandalay including booking your ticket, what to expect on board, the sights along the way and a short video of the journey.  There was no way I could go to Myanmar (formerly Burma) and not travel the road to Mandalay. Rudyard Kipling had all but… Read more →

How to take the boat from Bagan to Mandalay - booking tickets, what to expect on board, the sights along the way and a short video of the journey.... Read more →
Planning an affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

Planning An Affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

If you’re looking for an affordable Copper Canyon tour itinerary, read on. The Copper Canyon had been on my ‘bucket list’ for years but, to be honest, fear of straying into Narco territory put me off. Then, one fortuitous day, I bumped into a girl from the Netherlands. She was tiny (smaller then my 5ft self), blonde (so, much more… Read more →

This self-guided affordable Copper Canyon Tour itinerary includes first class train, rooms (inc. luxury night at the canyon) & food for under $350/5 nights... Read more →
The Copper Canyon Divisidero

The Copper Canyon Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip

Depending on the metrics you use, the Copper Canyon in Mexico is either four or seven times larger than the Grand Canyon in the USA. But that difference between four and seven times hardly seems relevant – you just need to grasp that the Copper Canyon is immense and, if you take the train through it, it’s likely to be one… Read more →

Planning a trip to the Copper Canyon in Mexico? This travel guide covers it all from booking your ticket, choosing a route, safety and how much it costs.... Read more →
From Buffalo to Niagara Falls

From Buffalo to Niagara Falls For Only $5

Looking to go from Buffalo to Niagara falls? I’ve got all the details below including how to get there, what to see and do at the falls both on the USA and Canadian side and how it can all be done for just $5. But first… Why visit Niagara Falls from Buffalo (instead of Toronto)? Like most people, I originally… Read more →

From Buffalo to Niagara Falls for just $5 - find out how to plan your own trip as well as what to see and do on the USA and Canadian sides of Niagara falls.... Read more →
Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

I’m an Uber user. I’m also a 5ft tall woman who travels around the world solo. And I regularly get asked is Uber safe to use. Worse, I often get told that Uber isn’t safe. Usually by people who’ve never taken an Uber. So, what’s the deal? Is Uber safe to use or not? If Uber’s done one thing, it’s caused… Read more →

Is Uber safe to use? As a solo female traveller who uses Uber for 90% of rides, I'll share my experience of Uber and introduce the many drivers I've met.... Read more →
Alternative Amsterdam Noord Clink Noord

Alternative Amsterdam: 7 Secret Spots in Amsterdam Noord

“It’s ugly, isn’t it?” I looked at my guide, Bas, and he nodded, a big smile on his face. He wasn’t offended, because I guess he knew what was my next comment was going to be. “Ugly, but cool. Very, very cool.” Bas nodded again; his smile hadn’t waiver. We were talking about Amsterdam Noord, an area of Amsterdam that’s situated… Read more →

If you're looking to explore alternative Amsterdam then get yourself to Amsterdam Noord: creatives, craft brews and all the cool kids. Here's 7 secret spots... Read more →
Best Backpacks for travelling

Best Backpack for Travelling: The Ultimate Guide

There are a lot of articles on the internet about the best backpack for travelling, so why read this one? Because I travel. A lot. I quit my job in 2010 and have been backpacking around the world ever since. From epic round-the-world trips to summers in Europe to long-stays in cities and weeks trekking through jungles, I’ve packed and re-packed more… Read more →

What is the best backpack for travelling? Genuine backpacker review of top-loaders, backpacks with wheels, travel packs, daypacks, cabin-luggage & suitcases... Read more →
How much does it cost to travel

How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The Answer…

“How much does it cost to travel to [Spain/Japan/for 3 months in Mexico/Around the World*]” *insert trip plans as appropriate I get asked this question a lot. After three dull head thumps on my desk, I have to start my response with, “It depends…” Do you want to stay at 5-star hotels? Are you going low-cost carrier or first class… Read more →

How much does it cost to travel? It's a question I get asked a lot and it's a hard one to answer However, with these tips and tricks you can figure it out.... Read more →
How to Spend 3 Nights in Krakow for £100 (including flights)

How to Spend 3 Nights in Krakow for £100 (including flights)

Want to know how to enjoy 3 nights in Krakow without spending more than £100 (including flights), read on.  “I can’t afford it.” It’s the single biggest reason I hear when people tell me they don’t travel as much as they’d like. Sure, travel has a cost but it’s often not as high as many people assume. By travelling to affordable… Read more →

You don't need to be rich to travel. For £100 you can spend 3 nights in Krakow. From budget accommodation to off-peak travel and free tours, find out how.... Read more →
Best gifts for travellers

Best Gifts for Travelers 2016

Updated for 2016 What are the best gifts for travelers? When I had a static location and endless cupboards to stash my possessions (instead of a nylon rucksack for my home), gift shopping for me was much simpler. These days, as family and friends watch me select clothes based on weight and drying speed, I can understand the trickery they face as… Read more →

Never buy a dud gift again with these 40 best gifts for travelers written by a permanent digital nomad who has been on the road since 2010.... Read more →