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Have you noticed how popular travelling has become today and do you have any idea as to why it has become so popular?

Well, first things first!

Who doesn’t love seeing new places? Who doesn’t love meeting new people? Who doesn’t love experiencing new cultures?

If you thought to yourself- I don’t like any of that stuff… than travelling might not be the thing for you. But if you thought to yourself… I LOVE all of that stuff, then you are about to learn how traveling to new places is about to change your life for the better.  

Some people may feel a little overwhelmed the moment they leave their house. Some might feel anxious and some might feel scared. It’s not as easy for some people as it is for others. It all depends on your comfort level around new people and in new places.

But really, how will it change your life?

Surrounding oneself in a new place and around new people who speak a completely different language than you can be really exhilarating. You even might find yourself questioning what you are doing there but I can assure you that you are there to experience life in a new way. When you put yourself out of your comfort zone, fun things start to happen. Most of all, you learn that experiences are far more valuable then immaterial things.

The quote, “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer” holds so much truth. Not only does travelling make you richer with experience but it also teaches you new perspectives and keeps your mind open to different ways of life.

No place in this world is the same. In every country; there are different beliefs, religions, and cultures. Exploring different places will help you open your mind and be more accepting of others.

Ready to travel?

Book your tickets and hotels, pack your bags and GO!

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Road trips are fantastic ways to go out and see more of the world in the comfort of your own vehicle. However, there’s a lot of planning involved especially if you want to see more than just your own country or state. If you want to try and drive a long distance for your road trip, then here are a couple of things to consider to keep yourself safe and enjoy more of your freedom.

Safe and Sound

The first major concern you need to have on your mind is safety. Remember that you need car insurance in case something goes wrong with your vehicle. Although some places don’t actually require car insurance, it’s an essential safety net that you should always invest in. Make sure you also have a first aid kit in your car in the event that you or a passenger ends up in an accident or needs immediate medical attention. During road trips, you probably won’t be close to any hospitals and if you’re in unfamiliar territory you might have a difficult time contacting emergency services. Practice some basic first aid skills so that you’re never left in a bad situation.

Stay Entertained

Driving around without any kind of direction isn’t very fun. If you’re going to travel for long periods of time in the car, then you need to keep yourself entertained. Here’s a great tip: carry a couple of portable battery banks. They’re inexpensive, can be charged at hotels or hostels that you sleep in, and it’s better than risking your own car battery by using the in-car power. With several battery banks, you can keep the tunes playing in your car, you can watch a movie or two on a tablet device when you’ve pulled over for the night, and it will give your passengers something to do outside of staring at the scenery.

Plan Ahead

Part of the fun of a road trip is exploring the world, but it doesn’t mean you have to drive around aimlessly. Plan your road trip so that you’ve got plenty of things to do, be it travelling from one town to another and stopping to eat at famous places, or even visiting museums and other cultural places to soak in the sights and sounds. The more you plan, the more restricted your road trip will be, so it’s important to give yourself a couple of days to explore the destinations you arrive at.

Carry Some Outdoor Gear

When you go on a road trip, one of the things you’ll see a lot of is big open fields. If you carry some camping equipment such as a tent and a portable stove, you’ll have lots of entertainment by simply sleeping out in fields and playing games like the frisbee. It’s great to soak in the sun as well if you plan to take your trip in the Summer, but keep in mind that a lot of lands is privately owned and you’ll be considered trespassing if you aren’t careful. Keep this in mind and plan the places you visit so that you don’t end up in trouble.

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International travel can be a real adventure, but it takes a whole lot more planning and packing than a national trip. The main difference is that you require your passport for international travel, but it doesn’t stop there. Visas, insurance, and even vaccinations can all be necessary, and if you haven’t got them with you, you’re in for a rough time. Being fully prepared for international travel is essential, as there are far more things which can go unexpectedly wrong.

Passport and Visas

Obviously, you’re going to need your passport to cross international borders, but that’s not all you’re going to need on the legal side of things. Some countries also require visas or visa waivers in order to be allowed to cross the border. For example, those visiting the United States will require an ESTA, on which you can find more information here. There are even visa waivers which are being introduced for travelling through European countries. Before you travel, be sure to check out the visa regulations that your nationality faces in your destination country, as they tend to differ for different nationalities. Your international driving license is also essential if you will want to hire a car at your destination.

Travel Insurance Details

Travelling internationally without insurance is not a wise move. If your trip is cancelled, flights are seriously delayed, or you become ill or injured, it’s good to know that you have a security net of insurance to get you through the potentially high costs you could incur. When you travel, be sure to pack the details of your insurance, including what is and isn’t covered, and a contact number, including country code, should you need any help while you’re abroad.

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There is nothing quite like long-haul flights to test someone’s character, especially if you face any delays in the airport on top of this. For this reason, entertainment isn’t just a luxury; it’s an essential. Books or a Kindle are a must, but a tablet or phone on which you can catch up with your favourite televisions series, watch films, or play games will really help to pass the time. The beauty of modern travel is that we can fit all of our entertainment into the palms of our hands, making travelling light easy.


Some travel essentials include any medication you might need to take, including antimalarial tablets – you definitely don’t want to forget those. A small first aid kit, including bite and sting relief, will also come in handy. A plug adaptor is one of those things that’s easy to forget, but absolutely essential, so make sure that goes on your list. Suncream and aftersun are musts, and over the counter pain relief such as paracetamol never goes amiss either. Climate appropriate clothing is really important, so make sure you do your research before you go. Top tip: even if you’re going somewhere hot, take a light jacket, as the drop in temperature in the evenings might catch you out.

International travel is a fantastic adventure, but when you’ve got everything totally prepared, it’s far more likely to run smoothly.

Do you remember a time when you had books, TV, camera, computer, game consoles, calendar and phone that were all separate entities?
Now, you can get all those entertainment items in one place; your pocket.

It’s uncommon to have a phone that isn’t part of the smart technology brand and we would give up anything and everything just to own a modern smartphone. The ease of use, instant access and ability to have everything in one place at one time makes travelling so much easier.

The cell phones of today are portable entertainment systems which also provides the practical aspects of making a phone call and sending a text message. You are no longer stuck without communication when you are abroad on the beach or trekking across Europe on a gap year.

The ability to pack lightly when you travel is essential. Carrying bulky cameras and Go Pro devices can be a pain when you are busy and want to have less in your bags. With so many updates on devices, camera quality is second to none on smartphones. The ability to zoom, focus and take photos that aren’t blurred is right there in your pocket.

On long journeys, you can read, play games, listen to music and make mini movies; it’s all the entertainment that you will probably need. Want to be able to watch the latest films while you sit on that long cross-country train? Download MovieBox now!  

The only issue that you will probably have due to the amount of entertainment piled into one phone is the battery life; but that’s what chargers were invented for right?

Perfect Selfie - Travelling with the Fuji X100T

Aside from all the entertainment uses of a smartphone; the ability to store tickets, booking confirmations and travel documents is so handy in a phone. Making sure you have a portable charger like this one can make a world of difference if you are stuck at a hotel and you can’t prove your hotel booking. In fact, phones do run out of battery quite quickly in some cases and you’ll need some rescuing with a portable charger.

With social media now readily available anywhere and everywhere you go; check points along your travels on your social media apps can also allow your friends and family to keep an eye on your last location. This means that if something goes wrong while you’re abroad, you can be looked after.

Travelling alone is not an easy thing to do, nor is it the safest thing to do. With a smartphone, you can keep in constant touch with people, even if you aren’t texting or talking twenty-four hours a day. Your checkpoints can also give you information on the nearby restaurants, hotels, attractions and hospitals, and you’re never going to feel like you’re too far away from things that you need when you’re abroad.

Indeed, travelling around the globe can be a huge discovery and when you’re travelling light, you’re not only saving money on baggage and tickets, but with your smartphone; you can find the best food, hotels, and discounts without having to find an internet café. Build your travel playlist for those long hikes and enjoy your music without needing to bring a separate MP3 player.

Travel light, travel safely and be entertained while you do it!