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Finding a balance between budget travel and the good things in life.

Travel Diaries – Sri Lanka

Gap Year Days 238 – 252 We landed at Colombo airport just before sunset, and immediately it was obvious Sri Lanka is very different to India. Due to their proximity, the two countries have...

Travel Diaries – India

Gap Year Days 222 – 238 Oh, boy, India! I have wanted to go here for, well, forever! But it has also been the country I was most scared to travel to. How was I going to cope with the poverty...

Travel Diaries – Oman

Gap Year Days 212 – 221 When we were discussing Oman, we went back and forward so many times over how we were going to get around. In the end we chose to rent a car for the first time in this...

December 2017 Summary

At the end of each month I am going to send out a summary of the highlights of the month and update you on our plans for upcoming trips and activities. Here is the summary for December 2017. Happy...

Jordan Pass – Is it Worth it?

Many cities around the world offer a tourist pass that provides free or discounted entry to attractions. Sometimes public transport is also included. Jordan offers a pass that covers many of the...

Two Days at Petra

When we were planning our trip to Jordan unsurprisingly the first must-see thing on our list was Petra. It was a given that we would go there, so the big question was would it be for one day or two....

Travel Diaries – Jordan

Gap Year Days 188 – 201 Arriving in Jordan was exciting. This was one of those countries that I had always wanted to visit “one day”. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Petra? I spent quite a bit...

Travel Diaries – Turkey

Gap Year Days 173 – 188 I had been looking forward to getting back to Turkey since we were here 18 months ago. Sure, Turkey is not the number one place many want to travel to at the moment but...

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