A Snapshot Of..., Asia, Laos, Reviews, Travel Advice, Travel Tips, Year of Travel

5 Things to do in Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. But, unlike most capital cities that you’ll encounter, it feels more like a large town. This is nice for those of you that enjoy walking as, though tuk tuks are readily available, you can walk to pretty much every site worth seeing if you’ve the time and inclination. We… Continue reading 5 Things to do in Vientiane, Laos

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Bringing Home on Your Travels

The first time we visited Asia was the first time that I worried about travelling far from home. I’ve been to New York, but a six hour flight from the UK is very different to flying to Malaysia. I love to travel (hence, you know, the blog), but I was really, really nervous. Why? I… Continue reading Bringing Home on Your Travels

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5 Simple Luggage Swaps That Will Save You Money

We love having meals out, drinking coffee in beautiful coffee shops the world over (see our post here on Our Favourite Coffee Shops (Worldwide List!) However, that is not how money is best spent while travelling. So, we make allowances, and today we are going to share these with you! Here are five simple luggage… Continue reading 5 Simple Luggage Swaps That Will Save You Money

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How to Afford a Holiday When You’re Saving for Travel

As you know (if you’ve been following our blog and Instagram page) we are currently in saving mode. The problem with us is, we are big dreamers. I mean big dreamers. We would spend our whole week talking and fantasising about our travel plans if we could, and so, we find saving and working quite… Continue reading How to Afford a Holiday When You’re Saving for Travel

A Snapshot Of..., Malaysia, Travel Tips

A Snapshot of Kuala Lumpur

This is an exciting snapshot for us to write, because it is all about one of our favourite cities in the world, Kuala Lumpur. Within this city you have it all, the best food, the best drinks, and some sweet jazz for your ears. Truly, Kuala Lumpur is home to some amazing experiences. Read on… Continue reading A Snapshot of Kuala Lumpur

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Our Guide to Haggling

Haggling is one of those things that you are expected to do on some occasions, and is massively offensive on others. So how do you get it right? Here are some of our tips for haggling that price from ‘Tourist’ to ‘Local’. Confidence is Key First of all, yes, you need to be confident enough… Continue reading Our Guide to Haggling

Malaysia, Travel Advice, Travel Tips, Turkey

Can This Request Get You a Room Upgrade for Free?

Have you ever been given a room upgrade for FREE? We have…but it wasn’t by making this request that apparently can give you more space for the same amount of money. First of all, what is the request? ‘Please may I have a corner room?’ Apparently, in a lot of hotels, the corner rooms offer… Continue reading Can This Request Get You a Room Upgrade for Free?

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You Need to Read These 3 Books to Inspire your Next Adventure!

Where does inspiration for travel come from? Sometimes we are inspired by a photograph, the price of a plane ticket (that one more than often for us!), or it could even be a work of fiction. I (Rachel) have just finished reading The Miniaturist (recommended, by the way – click here to read more about it),… Continue reading You Need to Read These 3 Books to Inspire your Next Adventure!

A Snapshot Of..., Bulgaria, Travel Advice, Travel Tips

A Snapshot of…Plovdiv 

Vibrant green spring leaves hang overhead and the scent of jasmine wafts gently by in Plovdiv's old town. We're here in April and it is fair to say that spring has sprung. Traditionally Bulgarians will exchange red and white threads woven into bracelets during martenitsa. These are worn until the first stork or blossoming tree… Continue reading A Snapshot of…Plovdiv 

Malaysia, Travel Advice, Travel Tips

Blow Darts and Bug Bites – A Journey through Taman Negara Rainforest

I didn’t want to go to the rainforest. Even before we had booked our trip to Malaysia, I had said these words. Why? Fear. I was afraid of everything to do with the rainforest, from the leeches that crawled beneath the feet, to the sheer volume of space. Easy to get lost, easy to run… Continue reading Blow Darts and Bug Bites – A Journey through Taman Negara Rainforest