The 6 Things I Always Do in Preparation for a Trip

Trip preparation is probably one of the dullest parts of international travel. The exciting parts are finally booking that flight, spending endless hours trawling through travel itineraries and pretty Instagram pictures of your destination. And of course, the travel itself. Getting vaccinations, travel insurance and sorting [...]

2018-02-16T01:36:17+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Responsible Travel, Travel Tips|3 Comments

Why I’m Rethinking Budget Backpacking (and Maybe You Should Too)

“So, how much did you pay for this?” drawled my neighbour. Clambering inside the shuttle bus heading over to the Gili Islands from Bali, I smiled and greeted my fellow bus-mates. I had been sitting down for all of four seconds before the forty-something American guy [...]

A guide to haggling like a pro (without being a dick)

Ah, the wonderful world of haggling.  For me, it’s been a while. I’m currently backpacking my way around Indonesia, and as such have been launched back into a world where nothing is fixed price. However, since I first dabbled in the art, back when I was [...]

Gap Year Guides: How to Fundraise Effectively

Following on from my post on sustainable volunteering, I've come up with some tips on how to supercharge your fundraising efforts - because once you've decided on an organisation to volunteer with, you're probably going to have to fundraise some money to pay for the trip, or for a [...]

Gap Year Guides: How to Volunteer Sustainably

It can be very difficult to wade through all the different volunteering opportunities out there - so here is my handy guide to help you along the way, and make sure your volunteering is valuable.