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How to Be a Travel Blogger I began travel blogging 14 years ago. If you are new to travel blogging, I hope that the lessons I have learned will help you. Read »
Advice on Securing Visas Visas are a vital part of many long journeys. They are also quite complicated and very boring. I’m not good at coping with either of those things, so I called in the professionals! The Visa Machine is a company that […] Read »
Chipping away at the Edges of Impossibility Ben Saunders is a pioneering polar explorer and a record-breaking long-distance skier, covering more than 6,000km (3,730 miles) on foot in the polar regions since 2001. Ben’s accomplishments include leading the longest human-powered polar journey in history, a round-trip from […] Read »
It was an Unscripted Life that I was Looking for Australian adventurer Tim Cope has cycled across Siberia and rowed the Yenisey. He has also travelled, by horse, for three years across Eurasia. I had a great chat with him for Adventure1000. (Adventure1000 has now finished, but I didn’t get this […] Read »
Travelling Round the World by Train Temujin Doran is a film-maker and dancer par excellence. I caught up with him to ask about his journey round the world without using an aeroplane. (photo by Hannah Devereux)   Alastair: Tell me about your idea of going around the […] Read »
How Much Money Do I Need to Go Travelling? Save up as much money as you possibly can. Work hard. Live cheap. Do not be so hung up on saving money that you never actually leave. For young people life will only ever get more busy, more complex, with more ties to stop you leaving. Better to leave today, live on instant noodles and sleeping wild in a tent, than never to go at all. Read »
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