Picking the Brain of a Female Solo Traveller

Picking the Brain of a Female Solo Traveller
The truth is if I had a fully-grown daughter and she decided to travel the world by herself, I’d obviously have my objections, but there are ladies whose wanderlust is just too strong for them to let the world’s fears stop them from exploring. I’d perhaps be justified in discouraging…Read more...

Saving Money on Your Currency Conversions

Saving Money on Your Currency Conversions
I’m pretty sure a lesson in managing your finances wasn’t what they specifically had in mind when they said that travel really opens your mind and makes for an invaluable education, but hey, we live, we travel and we learn, so I’ll definitely take the financial lessons I’ve learned through…Read more...

The Best Pub-Grub from Around the World

The Best Pub-Grub from Around the World
Normally I like to write exclusively about my own experiences I’ve had when I travel, but sometimes in order to give my readers even more value than what my own experiences allow me to give I have to go beyond those personal experiences and collaborate with other travellers in my…Read more...

Top Ten Road-Trip Songs

Top Ten Road-Trip Songs
Okay, so lists like these are subjective, I’ll concede to that, but I’m sure if we have even the slightest similarities in our tastes in music, you’ll agree with me on quite a few of these tracks being great songs for a road-trip. Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)…Read more...

Why Holiday Romances are So Intense but Not Very Practical

Why Holiday Romances are So Intense but Not Very Practical
The words of Rich Marx’s “Endless Summer Nights” tune come to mind when I think about holiday romances, as shared with me by some rather unfortunate holidaymakers who’ve experienced such. Perhaps you could say they’re fortunate, but that’s where the discussion of just why holiday romances aren’t all too practical…Read more...

Bringing Back a Meaningful Gift from Your Travels

Bringing Back a Meaningful Gift from Your Travels
Between the limited space every traveller inevitably has in their luggage and not wanting to be bogged down by carrying any extra luggage while hopping through your destinations or indeed when you’re making your way back home again, any request to bring back a gift or a souvenir should be made illegal in the world of travel. It’s a near impossible task because we have so much to have to deal with as travellers and in fact find it hard to even buy gifts for ourselves.…continue reading →

Hosting the Ultimate [Legal] Casino Nights

Hosting the Ultimate [Legal] Casino Nights
Well I guess it’s not like the police are actually going to come storming into your house and lead you all away in handcuffs if they receive some “intelligence” on the fact that you’re running an “illegal gambling operation” out of your home, but technically if you get together with a group of friends and you play something like Poker for real money, you’re running an illegal gambling operation. I know, I know, I mean you could probably get a policeman to join in on the fun -- such is the ridiculousness of that particular law.…continue reading →

How to Master the Art of Travelling Light

How to Master the Art of Travelling Light
Okay, so if you’re in any form somewhat of an experienced traveller (if you’ve taken more than one trip in your life), you should be fully aware of the fact that “light” is a subjective term in the discussion of travelling light. By light I don’t necessarily mean your luggage won’t be heavy, but rather that it perhaps might be compact and portable and therefore easy to carry around with you.…continue reading →