Posts By: Martin Olmos

Smile, Be Patient & Be Open  A picture paints a thousand words – as does a smile.  The first step to a positive reception from locals is showing positivity & openess. In stressful and confusing situations, don’t forget that locals who don’t know English can be just as stressed & confused as you are. Sometimes…

As with anywhere here at home, nature should be greatly respected when you travel. Not only out of respect for the local wildlife & community, but so future tourists can enjoy it too! Here are a few tips to help you properly respect the natural beauty of your travel destinations. Leave only footprints  Many countries…

Wherever you travel, you’ll undoubtedly be enticed by the delicious smells, tastes and sights of street food. Whether exploring the Pasar Malam’s of Malaysia or the Stands de Comidas in Chile, eating al fresco when travelling is a great way to get a taste (pun intended) of the local culture.  Unfortunately, many travellers come down with the infamous ‘Delhi belly’ due to unsavoury…

Most travel destinations will have their share of mosquitoes & biting insects. Not only can bites get itchy & infected, but the mosquitoes can carry diseases that enter your body when bitten. Even if you’re taking malaria tablets, or if malaria is not present at your destination, avoiding bites is essential for protecting yourself against…

Sometimes journeys with long layovers are unavoidable; because flights worked out way cheaper or you’re heading somewhere further off the beaten track. But don’t stress, if you plan ahead you don’t have to spend endless hours watching the clock You might even discover something you weren’t planning for!  Go Exploring  12 Hour layover in the middle of the day? No problem. Head into town and take…

Getting sick or injured is very common when travelling. Going through any health issues solo can be particularly hard with noone to help or comfort you. We’ve put together some tips for solo travellers to help you reduce the risks of illness & injury. Read on to get ready for your solo adventure! Know the…

The 7th largest country in the world with a population soon to overtake China, India is an awe-inspiring nation to visit. The country is overflowing with colour, culture, diversity & what some might call chaos! It should definitely be on your travel bucket list – here are just a few reasons why. The Hustle &…