Becoming a Divemaster: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This article is part two in a series about the process of getting my PADI Divemaster certification. I felt that it was not real life to omit the fear I had to overcome to do this course, so I wrote about that in part one. This article will focus on the good and bad parts…

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Ten Things that will Kill your Travel Blog in the First Year

  So we have all heard the statistics that most blogs fail in their first year. First off, let me say that if you love writing your blog even if you only have a couple of readers, then your blog is definitely not a failure. I have been writing this blog for seven months, it…

I Want to Travel but I Am Scared to Fly!

*This article is part of a three part series on the fear of flying. Coming later this week, I will be asking a pilot (my dad!) some questions about flying, safety and airplanes. We will address some common misconceptions and fears. Hopefully reading my story (and the following advice) and learning more about planes and…

65 Ways to Travel Better

1.Take photos with people in them. They are the ones you will treasure later. 2. Don’t overplan, leave room for spontaneity 3. If going to developing countries, research the beggar situation. If you give to beggars will it go to buying them food or is it organised begging (a la slumdog millionaire)?4. Do it the “Official Way”.…

What We’ve Got In Our First Aid Kit

These are the contents of our first aid kit. Though the things we've included are applicable and useful in most countries, we're bringing some medicines that we think will be especially beneficial in South East Asia. Sunscreen This is for you to ignore the first time you go to the beach thinking that you'll only…

Things You Have To Do When You Start Travelling

Burst Your Safety Bubble One of the great things about living in a developed country is that you’re provided with a safe, controlled and regulated environment in which to live. In most cases, we feel secure and protected. The downside of this approach towards life is that in most cases, the protective nature is unwarranted…

The Wanderlust Tag!

This is a bit of a chatty post so if you're into that kind of thing then read on! After seeing Essie Buttons's video "The Wanderlust Tag" I thought I might have a crack at it too. 1. Your most treasured passport stamp. My most treasured passport stamp is my many stamps going in and…

How to survive your boring office job whilst waiting to travel

So you have that dream trip on the horizon, an itinerary has been crafted, lonely planet books read and your bag mentally packed. Now you just have to save money and you’re set! Easier said than done. When the only way your dream trip will come to life is by working in a lifeless grey…