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Travel Emergency – What do I do?

Travel Emergency - What do I do? We all learn the number to call for the Police or an Ambulance when we are toddlers. When we first travel overseas it seems strange when we realize that not all countries have the same emergency number. I grew up in the UK and...

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What is a Travel Visa and Why do I need one?

What is a Travel Visa and Why do I need one? Travel Visas may be required to visit certain countries depending upon your Citizenship. They became more prolific after World War 1 with the growth in cross border train traffic; but date back hundreds of years to when...

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Top 5 African Destinations

If you are fascinated by The Dark Continent you will doubtless have thought of visiting at least one of the places listed. You may also have considered Morocco, Botswana, Namibia, Egypt or Tunisia to mention a few. All are also exciting spots for a memorable holiday....

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How do you define a nomad and what is nomad insurance?

What is a Nomad? Dictionary.com says - noun. a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply....

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Travel Like a Local For More Authentic Memories

When you imagine your travels, do you envisage yourself immersed in the local culture, or far removed from it in a 5 star gated resort? Most of us imagine the culture but then book the swankiest hotel our budgets will stretch to. Imagine how interesting it could be if...

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Is Travel Insurance a Scam?

Is Travel Insurance a Scam? We see this question asked all the time, all over the internet. There is a genuine belief that travel insurance is some kind of scam, so we have decided to share some numbers. We run a travel club with a few hundred members. Our most valued...

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Bus Travel Is Also Cool

Whilst Air Travel may be fast, comfortable and easy, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider a road trip by Bus for your next trip; Boarding Ease: You don't need to check in an hour or two before your journey when you take the bus, and there may be a stop...

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HodoPhobia – Fear of Travel

A phobia is simply described as an irrational or obsessive fear. Just as described, a phobia sounds very unreasonable to someone who doesn't have it, but can be a genuine restriction to the phobic. Hodophobia is a type of phobia that has to do with fear and avoidance...

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10 Most Dangerous Places to Visit in Asia

As travel becomes easier it is easy to overlook safety issues. We jump on a plane and go, and most of the time everything is fine. Some places however have a higher share of crime than others. Following on from our recent piece on the safest places in Africa and in no...

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5 Reasons To Travel By Sea

The world has gotten much smaller because of air travel, and that is generally a good thing. Its important to consider other modes of transport for a number of reasons including, cost, ecology, and sometime simply just slowing down and making the most of the journey....

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10 Safest Places To Visit in Africa

When it comes to travel, many tourists have blacklisted Africa. It is important to remember that Africa is one of the largest continents and is made up of many different countries - most of which are considered safe. It is good to do your research but don’t hinder...

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8 Things To Know About Travel Insurance and Sports

Sports in this context can relate to any activity with a higher than standard risk. Examples might include: - Winter sports like Skiing and Snowboarding Cycling / Mountain biking Triathlon Hot Air Ballooning Parachute jumping Trekking Gliding from water or land...

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