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Feel like you've been putting off your round the world trip forever?
Wish you knew someone who's been there, done that to show you the ropes?
Need that one last little nudge to finally get yourself out there?
Then The Art of Solo Travel is for you!
Jam-packed with practical advice and invaluable inspiration, this book is like having a friend walk you through it all — from start to finish!
Bid or buy, sell or swap. Where to snap up discount backpacks from the world's best brands and bag a bargain on top quality cheap backpacking gear.
A-Z guide to the cheapest round the world tickets. Top tips on where to go, when to go and how to plan your RTW route to get the best value for money.
Trick-of-the-trade tips for digging up cheap international flights and scoring the best discount air travel deals on the planet. Time to get packing!
Considering cheap travel insurance for a budget holiday, backpacking around the world trip or adventure vacation? Read this twice before you buy!
Get the best cheap travel insurance on any budget. Compare travel insurance quotes for low cost holidays and backpacking around the world adventures.
Looking for cheap round the world tickets with unrestricted stops, unlimited mileage and total route flexibility? These RTW flights tick all the boxes.
Where to snap up dirt cheap international plane tickets, bargain flights on low cost airlines, discount air travel fares and best last minute deals.
Customise your backpack straps. Learn how to adjust every strap — from shoulder straps to waist belt. Fine-tune the fit of your pack to perfection.
Small group adventure tours, safaris, treks, expeditions, volunteer and eco trips. Gap Adventures is now G Adventures — and do they rock! Here's why.
Tips on what to look out for and how to compare policies to get the best international budget travel insurance and cheap holiday insurance worldwide.
Stay safe on the road. Check official travel advisories for up-to-date advice on security threats, safety risks and danger zones around the world.
Travelling on a shoestring budget? Backpacking and broke? Get the skinny on free accommodation and never pay for (even cheap) rooms or hostels again!
Cheap international travel health insurance may pay the hospital bill. But what about lost baggage? Unexpected trip cancellation? Emergency evacuation?
Interactive world time zone map with world clocks, daylight saving time and current local time. Look up your favourite travel destinations worldwide.
Searching for cheap backpacks? Hunting for bargains on backpacking gear? Here's proof you don't need to skimp on quality to find a steal of a deal.
Real-time international flight tracker. Everything from departures, arrivals, delays and cancellations to airline on-time ratings and airport weather!
Backpacking around the world on the cheap? Use this popular world currency converter to avoid exchange rate scams and rip-offs when you budget travel.
Backpacking around the world? This world clock covers the best travel destinations in all time zones and automatically adjusts to daylight savings.
Cheap rooms for budget travelers. From backpacker hostels, homestays and student accommodation to bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and discount hotels.
Safe travel is paramount when you're on the road. Avoid danger, scams and rip-offs with the latest travel advisories, safety tips and security advice.
Join me in Part 2 of my travel ABC's, where I round up more of my favourite destinations, most memorable experiences and intrepid solo RTW adventures!
About time I introduced myself! These ABC's of travel let you in on some of my most-loved destinations and unforgettable experiences around the world.
Want to know where to get some seriously great deals on round the world flights? These RTW travel specialists are the best agents in the business!
Knowing how to fit a backpack properly is the key to choosing the best one for you and your around the world travels. Get the whole rundown here.
Backpack size is about more than just how big a pack to get for your trip. Use this guide to choose a pack that fits not just your gear but you, too.
Treasure trove of solo travel tips, ideas and advice for independent backpackers. Hints on hitching up with other travellers and vital safety info.
Where are the danger hotspots? Current worldwide travel warnings and alerts. Travel safety advice on security risks for backpackers around the world.
Backpacker top 10 lists from around the world. Discover best beaches, cheapest hostels, oddest festivals, hippest bars, coolest attractions and more!