A collection of articles on miscellaneous travel topics.
Travel insurance is one of the more divisive topics among travellers, with slightly more than half of US travellers currently preferring to travel without it.
According to a recent survey by the AAA, about 38% of American travellers are likely to purchase travel insurance for future international trips.
Booked a flight lately?
If you’re a regular traveller you’ve probably realized that there’s a multitude of ways in which airlines can and often do screw travellers over.
Virtually every travel blog on the web seems to parrot the exact same advice when it comes to the subject of travel insurance.
“Travel insurance is absolutely essential”
“The one thing you must never travel without is travel insurance”
“If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel”
Southeast Asia is a fantastic part of the world to travel through.
Nevertheless, there are many pitfalls in this region that await the unwary first-time traveller.
We're talking here specifically about travel scams.
In Southeast Asia, as fantastic a region as it is for travelling in, you cannot always take for granted that a room will be problem-free, especially if you normally find yourself staying in low-budget accommodation.
There are numerous ways that a room can disappoint, horrify or outright fail to meet your needs.
If you’re travelling around Southeast Asia, the numerous land border crossings that are found throughout the region are often a great way to avoid expensive airfares when transitioning into neighbouring countries.
Indeed, they can even make for an interesting travel experience in their own right.
Visas, like travel insurance and data backups, have to rank high among of the least exciting aspects of travel.
We travel to have thrilling new experiences, like trekking amid snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, watching the sunrise from the top of an active Indonesian volcano, or cavorting through magical hidden valleys filled with rare wildflowers.
The mosquito is, simply put, one of the most irritating pests on the planet.
So irritating in fact, that you’d probably throw a banquet if all the mosquitoes were to suddenly vanish off the face of the Earth one day without a trace.
One problem when you go abroad is that all of your previous ties with your home country don't automatically get severed.
You still have connections and business relationships with various companies, financial institutions, organizations and people back home, and some of these relationships are important to maintain while you're on the road.
Hitchhiking can be an interesting and fun way to get around the quiet backroads of the countryside, or between major towns and cities.
The wonderful thing about hitchhiking is that....
Where is your ticket out of Indonesia?” the solemn faced immigration official questioned us, as we stood side-by-side at the immigration desk in Medan’s Kualanamu International Airport in Sumatra, Indonesia.
“It’s here” we replied, handing over the printed ticket confirmation e-mail, detailing the booking of an Air Asia flight that was.....
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