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Let me revise that title…. 10 gift ideas for the Globetrotter in your life that ARE NOT   plane tickets – that kind of gift beats all these, hands down! Family, friends, colleagues, take note – i’ll act surprised, promise 😉 SCRATCH MAP Remember that scratch craze back in the 90’s? It’s baaaack… travel edition. The perfect way to keep up to date with your travels – simply visit a country, return home to scratch it off, rinse and repeat. These scratch maps can be addictive though, and may result in

I used to LOVE airports. To me, it meant the start of an adventure… going somewhere new, anticipating what I would be exposed to next. Unfortunately, after a solid year or so of travelling, airports have lost their charm. I still get that feeling of excitement, but it has now been tainted by all those annoying things that happen at airports… overpriced food, queues for days, terrible wifi.. cheap hand soap in the bathrooms… the list goes ON! Luckily I have now got the whole airport thing down pat, and

  Since my parents met on a Topdeck tour in the late eighties, I’d always felt a lot of curiosity about bus tours as a form of travel (mostly because I wouldn’t exist otherwise!)  In 2014 I took the Iberian Coast tour with Topdeck; a 2 week trip through Spain, Portugal and Morocco, which was a fantastic experience. Since then I have had many people ask me for the  low-down on bus tours, and the truth is that like any form of travel, bus tours have quite a list of

  When planning my gap year, I suddenly become aware that I had only visited, aside from stopovers in Hong Kong and Singapore, westernized and white-majority countries. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and go somewhere with a huge cultural contrast, and so ended up on a 4 day trip to Morocco. It was a fascinating and eye-opening experience; for the first time I was confronted with the importance of respecting another culture which was diversely different my own. My thoughts on this really started when a

Hi guys! I’m Beth, and I’m super excited to start blogging alongside Hayley to chronicle my travel adventures! Travel and writing are two of my biggest loves in life, so I jumped at the chance to both relive past experiences and make sure I take up every opportunity for adventure that comes my way. My mantra has always been that even the most embarrassing experiences make for a great story later (some of which I have no doubt will end up on this site!) My decision in 2014 to take

I’ve always preferred stopovers whilst flying long-haul because it breaks up the journey and allows you to DO MORE EXPLORING!  Stopovers are seriously a traveller’s best friend. Here’s why: 1. TAP AND GAP: COUNTRY/CITY EDITION “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying “I would stay and love you, but I have to go, this is my station” – Lisa St. Aubin de Terán. Stopovers give you the chance to basically test-drive a completely new culture, and then return back to ‘the norm’. If you liked it, great, put it