Travelling is one of the greatest things you could ever do but to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible it’s really important to do your research and make some basic preparations before hitting the road.
This section is full of articles which advise on various travel essentials, such as how to raise money to fund your travels, what kit to pack and how to pack it, which jabs to have before you go and how to stay healthy on the road, visas and how to stay in touch with friends and family back home.
Try not to be too daunted: there might be a lot to take in, but all the articles in the world are no substitute for just getting out there and doing it. And it’s much easier to learn from your own mistakes than other peoples: that’s just the way of the world! Also, rely heavily on your own common sense; instinct is a great gift and thankfully we were all born with it, so follow it always, it’ll usually get you home.
Not being able to speak the local language is one of the scariest aspects of travelling. First-timers could try these English-speaking countries first.
Buenos Aires in Argentina is known as an expensive destination, but if you're savvy you can make the most of it on a backpacker budget. Here's how.
Trying to make sense of Donald Trump and the things he says can feel a bit like deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs blindfolded. But we’ll do our best.
Backpacker accommodation in Cuba is hard to come by. Homestays are readily available and a great way to discover this amazing country.
We all envy the traveller who can sleep on a plane. What's their secret? We have a few ideas: read on to discover the key to sleeping on a flight.
The idea of travelling can be difficult if you struggle with anxiety, but if you follow these seven steps, you can make things easier on yourself.
Money is an issue when travelling, especially when going as part of a group. Here are some essential group money management tips.
Travelling solo is awesome. Tough, trying, and exhausting, but absolutely brilliant. Vicky has been doing it for over two years. Here are her tips.
Preparing to leave on your travels can be incredibly stressful. Here's a complete list of questions you need to be able to answer before you go.
You don't need to have a huge budget to have a mega gap year. Money-saving site Money has put together some tips to help save you some cash.