Tag Archive: travel tips

Jul 14

Why You Shouldn’t Travel Without Travel Insurance

Traffic in Hanoi Old Town. Copyright 2014, Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

I’ve noticed some really bad advice on the web recently about travel insurance – mostly on Twitter and usually dished out in unhelpful proclamations like “Don’t buy travel insurance – I’ve been to 100 countries and I’ve never needed it”. Well, aren’t you the lucky one? It wouldn’t concern me if it wasn’t coming from …

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Feb 01

Travelling Responsibly – How To Shop Ethically and Sustainably

Garment workers leaving their factories, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

One of the easiest ways to travel more responsibly is to shop more sustainably and more ethically. Our tips on how to shop ethically and sustainably when you travel.

Jun 24

Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

We’ve had some emails from friends and readers asking: is it safe to travel to Turkey now? Terence and I have been travelling to Turkey for 13 years, since we first went for a summer with a friend. That initial trip we travelled by bus and train from Istanbul down the Aegean coast, then hired …

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Jun 18

Travel Packing Cubes Giveaway

We were recently offered these handy travel packing cubes to test out and we have a few sets of four to give away to our readers. I’m told they were designed by a frequent traveller who, after experiencing a few embarrassing incidents going through airport security, decided he needed to create something that tucked away …

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Dec 16

Spontaneity in Travel – or Why We Are Spending Christmas in Hanoi

It could have been the neat rows of rust, mustard, burnt orange, and lemon buildings with their green shutters and red tiled rooftops. I know it didn’t have anything to do with Pisa’s famously Leaning Tower, which I don’t think was visible from the train. In fact, 12 years later I don’t recall exactly what …

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