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Motivational Monday; Advice from my 33 year old self to my 23 year old self

It’s 5am, the sun is rising beside me as I’m writing from the rooftop of an Indian fishing boat after an epic 4 day trip through the Arabian ocean to finally see the Dragon Blood Trees of Socotra, Yemen. As I stand on the cusp of finishing...
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Socotra, Yemen. Where Avatar meets Jurassic Park

There are very few places in the world who can put forward a genuine, warranted claim to be be the most beautiful place on the planet. And amongst the ones that claim, you would see only the usual suspects – The Galapagos islands perhaps? M...
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4 Days on a Cement Boat to Socotra. How I Became the Only Tourist in Yemen

*Dedicated to YahYa, without whom, I would never have been able to get to Yemen, thank you mate. I had been stuck on 194/197 countries since visiting Oman in June 2016, after really traveling through almost 200 countries over a whole decade...
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How Not To Visit Every Country In The World. My 5 Failed Attempts At Yemen…

197 countries in the world, it’s taken me 10 years to reach 195. Aside from a year teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand and a year in Sydney, Australia during my only ‘real’ job, I’ve been on the road, averaging ...
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#Travel Goals. My 2016 Recap – 30 countries, $200k+, 64 flights!

As the new year bounces in with all too familiar hangovers and false promises, I think it’s important to take a while and reflect on our previous year. Too often, we get caught up in the hectic nature of life in the 21st century and w...
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Best Airport Transfer in Bangkok Made Easy

As you know I live in Bangkok when I am not travelling around the world. So when I come back from a long trip I love nothing more than to have my transport sorted after I touch down. It’s not always back to my condo where I am heading...
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Stay Connected with Fellow Travelers

While the life of a digital nomad is pretty spectacular, we do occasionally get homesick or miss the people we’ve left behind in previous places. Not only is it important for me to keep in touch with my family and friends at home, but we al...
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Cotopaxi: The Equipment I Want For My Travels

I recently came across Cotopaxi when browsing Kickstarter, because I always like to keep up to date with all the new things that are happening there. I was intrigued by the product that they had come up with: the “Libre Sweater”. This is a...
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