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The Toughest Part of Travel is Deciding to Go When asked how can I afford to travel so much, I feel like retorting with: how can you afford your rent? To keep a dog? To have children? To smoke? When I travel, I have no rent to pay, no dog to feed, no kids to look after or cigarette companies to support, so 100% of the money I have can go on travel. Keeping to a budget of $15 a day is fairly easy if you're CouchSurfing (free), eating street food ($2 a meal) and travelling on the chicken bus ($10 per 100 miles). That's just $5500 a year -- less than a typical British cigarette smoker will spend on ciggies over the same period and much, much less than the rent on a flat in London or the cost of bringing up children. Read »
Around the World in a Taxi Paul Archer decided it would be funny to drive round the world in a taxi. And so began a great adventure… Alastair: Hi Paul, can you start by giving us a quick outline of your adventure? Paul: Myself and two buddies […] Read »
I learned to Love the Slow Magic of Walking In 1933, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he wrote about this walk are a journey […] Read »
Time = Wealth A fabulous book for anyone interested in breaking away from normal life and heading out to explore the world is Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. "Vagabonding" is about taking time off from your normal life — from six weeks, to four months, to two years — to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Read »
It is Important it is in Life not necessarily to Be Strong but to Feel Strong This week for my Adventure1000 interview, I chat to Jamie from Only Bloody Human. Alastair: I particularly wanted to talk to you because of the lifestyle you have adopted since your big adventure, but first of all can you give us an […] Read »
The 4 Phases of an Adventure Cas and Jonesy are a duo of Australian adventurers. They’ve paddled across the Tasman Sea, done an enormous South Pole expedition, and even released a jigsaw of themselves! I caught up with Cas for a chat on Skype for the […] Read »
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