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A Traveler’s Guide to Istanbul on a Budget

Cal Bailey runs Mountain Leon – a travel blog he started after two years on backpacking around the world. If you want to learn more about life on the road or tips for travelling, you can read his latest post about choosing the right sleeping bag. Turkey is a beautiful country full of exciting things to do and places to see. The number one… Read More


A Traveler’s Guide to London Heathrow Airport

Welcome to Heathrow Airport. The airport is located 20 miles or 32 kilometers to the west of London, and is known to be one of the busiest airports in the world, second only to Dubai. There are departure lounges and family facilities (so if you are traveling with a baby, look out for these when baby needs to be changed). There are entertainment play… Read More


Offseason Travel: How To Save Money On Your Next Vacation

Just as the weather ebbs and flows, so do the travel seasons. No matter where you are on Earth, there are high-seasons and low-seasons to expect visitors to either a greater or lesser extent. Should you travel in low-season? Furthermore, what is low-season? These factors that determine what is a “high” season are varied, and depend as much on the place the visitor is coming from as… Read More


London Transportation: How To Get Around London, England

Recently, we had a friend ask us for a few tips on London transportation. Thinking that many might have the same question, I decided to make a post about it! London is incredibly easy to navigate, thanks to many forms of transportation including black cabs, trains, direct shuttles and the famous London Underground (also called the “Tube”). If you’re flying into London, you’ll arrive via one… Read More

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How To Travel Without Fear

On the afternoon of November 13th, 2015, we were days from taking off for two weeks across three European countries – Austria, Spain and Portugal. First the murmurs came across the news ticker at work, that an attack had not only occurred in Paris, but was in fact still underway. As the hours passed and the gravity of the situation worsened, Tracy and I… Read More


Enjoying Music Abroad

Perhaps your last trip missed something. Maybe you had a great time, but it lacked the pizzazz you were looking for, or perhaps didn’t get an opportunity to really mingle with the locals quite in the way you would have liked. What we’re all looking for when we travel, in reality, is a connective experience. This is the reason there’s one thing we try and… Read More