Rainforests believe it or not, are fundamental to our planet’s health. Pretty obvious right? Not only are rainforests home to more than half of the world’s species of flora and fauna, rainforests are also the source of about 40 percent of the planet’s oxygen supply! That’s a fact that I didn’t realise was so high. It’s sad to know that despite humans being …

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Let us take you on a journey through some of the most extreme destinations in the world. See how much you really know about the world with these extreme facts!

Do you know where the world’s coldest place is? How about where the Sun never dips below the horizon, or the city that plays host to the tallest building in the world? Discover the world’s most …

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06 Mar 2014

Flying a Piper Warrior PA28

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For my last birthday Kate surprised me with what can only be described as the most amazing, right out there kind of present.. to fly a plane! So now the weather has started to slowly improve in good old Blighty, it’s time I made the call and to book my flight experience! – A little nervous but so excited, I can’t wait!

I have chosen to …

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04 Mar 2014

Love Lock Bridge, Paris

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Who doesn’t love a little romance huh? – We ticked off visiting a Love Lock Bridge (Pont des Arts) whilst in Paris and even added our names to the forever growing collection of padlocks. Well in such a romantic city, we were never going to say no were we 😉

So what is a love lock I hear you say? A love lock is a padlock which …

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28 Feb 2014

Gamble in Las Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas! In 2012 39m people visited Las Vegas and we were two of them 😎 We managed to check this off our bucket list during our road trip around California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah in a rented RV. So let the fun commence, we had just come from Zion National Park so the nightlife, bright lights, and gambling had …

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Last Summer we agreed that we couldn’t really top the USA road trip, neither did we want to. We fancied something a little less intense but still a great adventure to somewhere new. After potentially looking at Croatia, we actually decided on Amsterdam and Paris – lots to see and do and all relatively cheap. The price between driving and flights wasn’t much in it, …

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21 Feb 2014

How to survive hypothermia

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Following our post on how to poop in the woods, we thought we would share a topic which is a little more serious when camping, or out in the open – Hypothermia. Now as you are reading this you might be nice and snug in the warm, but when you adventure the outdoors you are set to experience …

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I came across this guy Graham Hughes, he is said to be the first person to visit every country in the world without flying, how awesome! This video offers his expert advice on how to travel the world on the cheap, guaranteed you will learn something new.

 

 

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18 Feb 2014

Should I pack it?

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Following on from our post on how to choose and use a backpack, we wanted to continue with the theme and help keep you travel light. I’m not sure if it’s the thought of traveling half way across the world that makes our natural instinct pack everything we can, but we’ve discovered a flowchart to keep you …

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Different people take different things when they travel. We’ve all seen the hippie walking through the airport with just a guitar and a journal or the businessman who has perfected the science of compacting his clothes into a small carry-on. But what does your luggage say about you? That you’re a fun-loving risk taker? A checklist tourist? Or are you packing for the one-off chance …

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14 Feb 2014

How to poop in the woods

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Saw this and made me laugh so had to show you all.. If anyone is an avid follower of ‘Adventure Journal’ you may have seen this already but it’s definitely worth the share! We’ve not yet been caught out in the woods, but I guess this will be a given when it comes to getting deep into the bush 😉

So without …

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This is a subject that crops up quite a lot for beginner travelers. We’ve searched for quite a while to find the right backpack for us and came across this helpful guide to help you! Not only does it give you great advice, but it drills down on how big your backpack should be depending on how long your trip will be, what …

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So to help feed our NEED to travel, this weekend we visited the Destinations Holiday & Travel Show in London. Having prepared ourselves to come back with pockets stuffed with rolled up brochures from the show we set off on our way Saturday morning! This is our first travel show we have been to and had been given complimentary tickets from Titan Travel (cheers guys!) …

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05 Feb 2014

Round the World Pins #2

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This week we are reading up on various travel blogs and websites in some preparation for our round the world trip planning. I have always had a love for the big cat family, so one of my musts is to travel to Africa and experience them in their natural habitat.. and what better way to do this by going on safari and visiting a Cheetah …

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31 Jan 2014

Grand Canyon at sunset

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Wow.. what a breathtaking experience! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of a few places we’ve visited that’ll make your jaw drop as you stand still in utter awe to mother nature. To help put how large the Grand Canyon is into perspective the trip from one rim to the other is over 200 miles of driving. However, for the brave or just completely mad/bonkers/crazy …

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Are you looking to learn a language? Dared yourself to learn one of the hardest languages? Or just maybe you’ve added learning something new onto your bucket list. Well this week we take a look at which languages are the easiest to learn (phew! 😛 ) and which ones are a little more taxing for the native English speaker!

Having learnt both French and Spanish at …

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28 Jan 2014

Drive on the Route 66

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In June 2012 we both took up the chance to drive along the famous Route 66 during our road trip across California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. This is a must for all, you don’t even have to be interested in cars or even Harley Davidson’s to experience this fantastic piece of road (well what’s left of it). In case you didn’t realise just …

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Are you new to travelling? Think yourself as an experienced nomad? No matter what kind of traveller you are, this list is perfect to find out just how much you have learnt from travelling across the world…

Thanks goes to Travelbag for putting this excellent guide together in such a fun way – we enjoyed the read and even learnt a few …

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24 Jan 2014

Australia Day 2014

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G’day mate! – Is exactly what most of the Australian population will definitely be saying on Sunday 26th January as they celebrate in their national ‘Australia Day’! Why not take part yourself by celebrating with them even if you aren’t currently hitting the surf beaches of the Gold Coast. However… to all of our Aussie readers out there, here are 7 fun filled events and …

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