25th Apr 2017 – posted by intelligentmike

Be aware, be safe, have fun

Travelling to faraway places and cultures is the most enriching experience but sometimes can throw up situations where you find yourself “out of your comfort zone” or faced with a dangerous situation.

If you follow a set of behaviour patterns it will ensure you keep those potentially nasty encounters down to a …

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11th Apr 2017 – posted by intelligentmike

How to sleep on a plane

You’re ready for a long haul flight and you are not turning left when you enter the plane. Going to sleep on a plane usually means waking up with a neck ache, legs turned to stone and staring into the eyes of your neighbour who have just leant on for …

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10th Apr 2017 – posted by intelligentmike

Ten reasons why you should take a gap year

One of the most frequent questions that is asked when someone leaves school. “Gap year or uni after school?” or even if you’re not going to college or uni “Why take a gap year?”
You’ve just spent the last 8 years going to a place Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm being …

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11th Jun 2015 – posted by intelligentmike

Respecting Different Cultures : Be a Traveller not a Tourist

The amazing part of your gap year or backpacking travels is experiencing local culture at close hand. You will be buying and eating food off the street, sitting next to locals on the bus, reserving seats on local trains and just generally immersed in another way of life. There is …

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15th Apr 2014 – posted by intelligentmike

Message from Nepal

I wish to say how useful your reserve charging battery and adaptors have been yet again. I have been in the middle range of the Himalayas installing two computers and wifi in a Gutkha village Secondary School. The iPad battery failed at a critical moment and I needed instant power. …

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15th Oct 2013 – posted by intelligentmike

You know you’re a backpacker when …

There are all types of travellers who are out there discovering what the world has to offer. There are quite a few types of backpacker too from the dedicated alpinist to the gap year student taking time off before university to discover new countries, new cultures and new people. Then …

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26th Sep 2013 – posted by intelligentmike

Packing and travel tips for gap year and backpack travellers

Our Carly has put together a series of tips for gap year and backpacking travellers. From remembering to take some duct tape with you to carrying a decoy wallet; from buying a big enough micro-fibre towel to keeping your valuables in your sleeping bag (some even have special pockets for …

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25th Sep 2013 – posted by intelligentmike

Some weird,funny but could be useful Apps for Travellers

They seem useless, stupid, puerile and an insult to your intelligence but I defy anyone to say that they would not use one of these apps on their travels. Judge for yourselves.

Spin the bottle

Getting involved in drinking games on your travels is not unusual. This will come in handy.Play the …

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16th Sep 2013 – posted by intelligentmike

The World’s Weirdest Buildings

Travel the world and you will discover examples of people’s most fantastic imagination when it comes to the concept of buildings. We have uncovered a small selection of unusual architectural creations which we hope you will enjoy.


It located in Huainan City, China and was built in 2007, having been designed …

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29th Aug 2013 – posted by intelligentmike

We are best Friends …

photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/5254957677/”>Airwolfhound</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/”>cc</a>

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