I went to Africa and I LOVED it. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and one I encourage everyone to have at least once in their lives. But it wasn’t without it’s challenges. Keep reading to find out my least glamorous moments on the road – and what I affectionately call my ‘Africa Outtakes’.
This is something I have thought long and hard about in the past 48 hours – and as a result I have read everything I can find online in favor of the good, the bad and the ugly of AirBnB, and I’ll be honest. The ugly is, well.. pretty ugly. Stop Using AirBnB
It’s no secret – I love to travel – as far and for as long as possible (within the constrains of having a full time job!) – and over the years I have mastered some tips and tricks to help maximize that goal. I’m not rich. I don’t have a trust fund. My parents do not contribute to my travel fund and I have not secretly won the lottery and never told anyone. Believe me, if I had, I would be long gone – and would certainly not spouting on about how great it is to work full time and travel. For me, it’s all about making choices and assessing priorities – and I’d like to share my tips with you, in the hope they will help you travel more/better/longer. I have both saving and spending tips – the former I can guarantee you will have probably read before (they’re not rocket science! – but one is pretty clever!) but the latter – and what I consider my secret weapon – is an absolute gem! You’re intrigued aren’t you.. well read on: all will be revealed… Afford travel
So it seems like every other day another person quits their job, sells their stuff and sets off to explore the world. Its the norm, right? What today’s generation aspires to? It’s as if it is the only way to see the world?
Well, not for me. And it doesn’t have to be for you either.
I LOVE the world – I’m a travel blogger, so that was probably a given – but I don’t really like the (mostly western) society that’s in it.
I don’t like our obsession with celebrity, our misconceived notion of beauty, our dependence on what ever is our drug of choice – be it technology, alcohol or something more illicit, and the availability of such vices. Then there is the big stuff: racism, violence, terrorism, (and, dare I say it?!) religion. I could go on, but I’m sure everyone has their own idea’s about what is wrong with society (if they think there is anything wrong at all!) But I am a firm believer that, whatever you think is the problem with 21st Century society – travel is the solution.
That’s right folks. I have been scammed whilst traveling, and not just once, but twice. Traveler Got Scammed
If you travel – or even if you don’t – you’ve probably heard about travelers being scammed all across the world. From taxi divers who claim the meter is broken to the ‘free gifts from the locals’ that turn out not to be so free, there are so many scammers out there it is sometimes hard to keep up with their tricks. I’ve always liked to think that my endless research before a trip gives me a heads up on all the scams going, and for the most part, I’ve done OK. (I think 30+ countries to only 2 scams is good going!!) But even this seasoned traveler has been caught out. Read on the find out which super scammers got me – and you might be surprised at their simplicity!