I find it so hard to buy for Calum and my travel loving friends! You can’t get them anything too big because it won’t fit in the luggage, or too heavy because again, of the luggage. You can’t buy them gifts for home because they are travelling so often. You can’t get them tickets for a show or event because they may not even be in the country at that time. Well, I am sure they will still love gifts for their return and you can of course, contact them to see when they will next be home. Some of these gifts are more practical than others, depending on the type of traveller your loved one is!

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Backpacking Asia

After hearing about various scams and problems about the Bangkok to Siem Reap public transport options, we were dubious about making this trip. Flights are available but can be quite pricey for those backpacking Asia.

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The start of Creative Travel Guide

Back in 2009, a friend of mine went travelling around South East Asia by herself and at that time, I thought she was crazy. I had no desire to explore anything further than London. The following year, another friend of mine bagged herself a dream summer job at Walt Disney World, being from the UK I didn’t even know that was possible.

It was that summer, whilst I was working away at a retail store, that I realised there was so much more I could be seeing and doing in life. No, travel isn’t for everyone and there is nothing wrong with loving that favourite beach resort year in, year out. But I decided that actually, I wanted much more than that.

So the next year I applied for the Camp America programme and was offered an instructor role in Long Island, NY. From here, me and Calum visited Niagara Falls, Washington DC and NYC and loved every minute of it. As soon as we returned, we started thinking about where we could and should go to next. Calum’s Tokyo dream and my longing to climb the Great Wall of China took us to Asia, where we lived our ambition of travel and exploring different cultures, foods, histories and lifestyle.

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