Posts By: Heather Clifford

It’s not just those heading off on jungle treks or scientific expeditions that need to prepare a first aid kit before travel. Backpackers should also be prepared with first aid for the most common ailments. You’ll be able to safely treat injuries and illnesses without the hassle and expense of finding a medical centre. The…

The damaging effects of tourism are being felt in many parts of the world, but you can take some steps to minimise the negative impact your trips have on local cultures. Travel should be a mutually beneficial experience that broadens the perspective of the traveller while improving local communities through investment and respectful cultural exchange….

Bali is a beautiful island in Indonesia with so much to offer adventurers. Yes, we’ve all seen the tantalising Instagram posts of beautiful beaches to lounge on and Balinese villas to relax in – but what else can you do with your time on this Indonesian island? There’s a rich culture to be explored, read…

Travelling can be a really enriching experience and is a great investment in yourself. Travelling alone as a woman or with a small group of all women can be daunting. To help you get familiar with some of the extra steps women should take to stay healthy and happy as they travel, we’ve put together…

Southeast Asia is one of the top areas for backpacking trips and adventure holidays. Year round, huge numbers of travellers head east for the amazing landscapes, welcoming cultures and endless activities. But, many travellers are put off during the monsoon or rainy season. If you’re up for some extra preparation, you’ll find travelling during rainy…

There’s plenty of reasons why Thailand is one of the most popular spots for backpackers, and it’s many varied and beautiful islands are one of the big draws for many travellers to the Land of Smiles. For backpackers, island hopping offers a sense of freedom and adventure rarely found. Hop from turquoise waters to rugged…

Meeting new friends from around the world is one of the big positives of travelling. If you’ve decided to travel solo, making friends for short trips and adventures during your travels is a great way to stave off loneliness and keep you grounded. Even just a short chat while you take a bus can help…

Using public transport is the best way to get around when you’re travelling. You’ll experience your destination like a local, and get to glimpse a different way of life. There’s so many other benefits, too; it’s affordable, lower on emissions, reliable if you get to grips with local timetables and usually easy to use, especially…

1. Get vaccinated There’s a number of diseases present in India that you may come into contact with on your trip. Make sure you book a travel health consultation to discuss all the risks you should be aware of and to complete any recommended courses of vaccinations before you leave. Check out our India health…

Going on safari is such an exicting adventure! Nothing can beat seeing the great African wildlife up close and in real life. Whether you’re going to drive yourself through Kruger, watching the great migration in Kenya or staying in a luxurious camp on a game reserve – you will have your mind blown by the…