Stay Safe – Travel Self Defence

Adventurous travellers often find themselves in areas where crime is common, risk of mugging or an attack maybe considered an unavoidable even acceptable hazard of adventure. “a little knowledge can be dangerous” Despite using Kash Lee and Jet Lowe as my models for this post on basic self-defence for traveller’s use of it is to be avoided. In the event …

Snap – Don’t ‘star’ in the next adventure travel video

Imagine the scenario; having just taken that first leap of faith, hurling yourself into thin air from a platform only attached to a thick piece of rubber band. The sensation of falling is terrifying but exhilarating, then just as the band begins to slow your descent and the anticipated stopping point is reached there is a horrendous ‘crack’. Instead of …

Hostel Life – A survival guide

Hostels are the undisputed first choice of most budget travellers, cheap and usually filled with fellow backpacking aficionados there are few that have not experienced their facilities. I am not a big fan of five star hotels; yes, it is quite possible there is something wrong with me! They are usually quite impersonal as well as the obvious disadvantage that …