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Keeping Safe in Asia: Things You Need to Know Before Jet Setting Abroad

As always with travelling abroad there’s a whole range of things to keep in mind when staying safe, and Asia is no different. Your safety is vital, but fortunately there are many precautions you can take in order to maintain your own well-being. Petty theft and scammers – keep your belongings hidden! With any developing […]

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How Not to be Alone When You Travel Solo

Solo travel can be nerve-racking at times. Being alone with only your thoughts for hours and maybe days can drive you crazy at times. The good news is, with the internet boom and the birth of social media, smartphone apps to help you find a travel buddy is now a walk in the woods making your […]

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The Laptop Ban Travel Advisory and How it Affects Your Travel Plans

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently announced a laptop ban travel advisory for any visitors entering the US. This means that all electronic gadgets are not allowed in your carry-on or hand carried baggage. Recently UK has also announced that they are issuing the same travel advisory for travellers entering UK. For the […]

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Travel Tips: Architectural Photography for Everyone

Traveling around the world in big cities or an expatriate working in business districts allows you to see so many architectural masterpieces. That’s why if you’re starting out digital photography, you might want to consider these tips in apart from the conventional street photography. Low-rise and mid-rise buildings, skyscrapers, structures of various architectural designs — […]

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Gears and Backpacks Resource Page

I’ve collected most of the travel gear that I use and put it into one Amazon Store. These are the brands that I use and trust. That same Osprey Backpack in the featured image has been my travel buddy for the last few years and in extreme weather conditions. And because Osprey backpacks have proven […]

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Why I Went Back to Using DSLR, and Sticking With It

This post should be titled Mirrorless and DSLR camera comparison, but I figured, as a former lover of DSLR cameras, the current title should be more fitting. When mirrorless camera made waves around 2006-2007 in the digital photography world. Boom! I sold my Canon DSLR and raised funds for purchasing a new shiny red Panasonic […]

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Ultimate Guide to Your First Solo Backpacking Trip

So what’s all this hype about going solo backpacking somewhere cold and sleeping on stiff bunk beds? Solo backpacking or travelling, whatever you prefer to call it, is leaving home and your dog for an epic adventure on your own, going out of your comfort zone and living on a backpack, spending frugally, in an unfamiliar territory. […]

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Recommended Travel Camera for Beginners

When you come across a stunning landscape photo on the internet or from your friends’ holiday, what do you think the photographers’ travel camera was? Most people believe that a stunning photo is a result of having the latest and expensive travel camera. In most cases it can be true, but truth to be told, […]

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Sure Fire Ways To Secure Your Data While Travelling

Being a database geek for a long time now and mostly working with administration and securing business data in my line of work, it comes as a second nature to me to secure my own personal data across all my devices. Especially when I’m on the go and travelling. With a hundreds of mobile apps […]

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You Need These 5 Essentials to Make Your Next Long Haul Flight Better

The thought of spending 8 or more hours on a flight (someone I know flew for 24 hours!) inside a cramped airplane cabin can be agonising enough to make you put travelling off altogether. Think about sitting for long hours, recycled air, crappy airline food and time zone adjustments. But you can take a number of precautions […]