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“Too Old To Backpack, Too Young To Caravan…”

“Too Old To Backpack, Too Young To Caravan…”

There are two types of traveller in this world – those who are too young to appreciate being on the road and those who are too old to enjoy it.

I like to think my girlfriend and I are an exotic anomaly amongst the nomadic fraternity....

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Return to Oz: The Perils Of Chasing Travel Ghosts

Return to Oz: The Perils Of Chasing Travel Ghosts

“Here’s a very special blog instalment by girlfriend Sam. Happy reading!” – James

On our epic trip around the world, my boyfriend and I have been lucky enough to spend 15 months exploring corners of the globe that most people only ever dream of visiting…

We’ve revisited some old favourites too – places where we spent unforgettable childhood vacations and all-too-brief escapes from office life....

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When To Get Naked In Japan

When To Get Naked In Japan

Knowing when and when not to get your kit off in Japan is something of a minefield for the Western traveller…

Wearing too much clothing can be just as socially unacceptable as wearing too little, depending on the situation. The trick is knowing what to wear when…

On our five week jaunt across Japan, my girlfriend and I were bombarded by inhabitants in just about every conceivable state of undress....

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America’s Second Best Fast Food Restaurants…

America’s Second Best Fast Food Restaurants…

Here’s another blog by girlfriend Sam (with some brutal editorial reshuffling by me)! Enjoy! – James

Regular readers and our friends and family will know that my boyfriend and I have a borderline obsession with food. We go to crazy lengths to seek out the best local dishes....

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Toilets Of South America

Toilets Of South America

If there’s one unavoidable fact that unites all of humankind regardless of colour, creed, class affiliation, gender, sexual preference, political perspective or socio-economic status, it’s this…

Everybody craps.

But consider for a moment the variety of receptacles that people the world over crap in to…

Not everybody has fruits of the forest pot pourri sitting on top of the cistern....

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13 Surefire Ways To Tell Whether Or Not You’re In Bolivia…

13 Surefire Ways To Tell Whether Or Not You’re In Bolivia…

Backpacking around the world can be disorientating at the best of times. With so much excitement going on, it’s easy to lose track of the time, date or even country that you’re in.

If you ever wake up in the middle of the night wondering where the hell you are, use this handy guide to find out whether or not you’re in Bolivia…

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Brazil’s Nowheresvilles: Crap Towns Of South America (Part One)

Brazil’s Nowheresvilles: Crap Towns Of South America (Part One)

When you think of England you think of Trafalgar Square or Buckingham Palace or Stonehenge or Old Trafford or The Cavern Club or the Angel Of The North.

These iconic locations occupy less than 0.01% of the country’s landmass – the rest of it is made up of utterly dull towns and villages and suburbs and cities and motorways....

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How To Backpack Around The World In A Wheelchair

How To Backpack Around The World In A Wheelchair

There is an inevitable process that all wannabe backpackers must contend with when deciding to go backpacking, the details of which are well documented on other travel blogs. It starts with vague notions of wanting to see the world and ends with handing over passports at the airport check-in desk....

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