Survival in a Bag: Assembling Your Bug Out Bag

Bug out bags go by different names: 72-hour bag, Go Kit, Bail Bag, Go Bag — but they all mean the same thing: a survival kit that will help you endure 72 hours in the wild or after evacuating your home from an emergency or a natural disaster. Bug out bags are meant to be deployed ASAP, so prepare them ahead of time. They are, however, only meant for short-term survival, so they should be lightweight and small enough to be carried in a backpack. Although it’s tempting to put everything in your bag (e.g. all the flashlights in the …

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Top Gear You Need For Backpacking

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Backpacking can be fun and exciting, however, it is certainly a trip that you need to be prepared for. This is why we have put together a list of some of the essential that you need to get ticked off before you head off on your adventure:  A Decent BackPack  Unfortunately, you can’t just pick up any old backpack when it comes to a backpacking trip. You need it to be reliable, big enough, and comfortable. You need to consider things like the amount of equipment you need to carry, your size as it can affect the size of bag …

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How to Plan for Your New Life Abroad

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Heading off into the sunset, leaving your old life behind is undoubtedly an appealing idea. Everyone loves a fresh start, so if you are looking for the ultimate in new beginnings, emigrating is the ultimate choice. Whether you are counting the days until your retirement so that you can head abroad for a life in the sun, or you are longing for a change of scenery, there are many reasons why people move abroad to start a new life as an expat. While emigrating is a life-long dream for many, making this dream a reality can be a challenge. If …

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A Winter Wonderland Escape in Svalbard

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When you think of vacationing in the middle of winter, what comes to mind? Seeking out tropical lush places to defrost your cold toes? Sun-baked beaches to explore? Maybe, but just maybe you should also be thinking about some of the most Northern places you can explore. Yes, even in the dead of winter.  Nestled between the 74th and 81st parallel, one of the most stunning places you may ever have the opportunity to visit in the dead of winter is the small area of Svalbard, Norway. During the dead of winter, the islands of Svalbard experience Polar Night: a …

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Make Your Next Getaway a Camping Trip

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When the majority of people book a holiday, they’ll generally book some sort of beach break where they can lounge about in the sun. A flight is usually involved and the stay will generally last between one and two weeks. These types of holiday can be great as an opportunity to let your hair down and relax. But it’s also important to remember that there are other options out there too! If you’re looking for a break that’s a little closer to home, or one that will give you a chance to immerse yourself in nature and the outdoors, camping …

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4 Ways To Have A Truly Memorable Ski Experience

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There’s something very romantic about gliding down the side of a mountain on top of glistening white snow, one of the reasons, perhaps, why 1.5 million Brits choose to book a skiing holiday each year. Although any opportunity to take to the slopes is one we should be thankful for, there are times when we’re looking for something a little bit more special. Perhaps you are planning an engagement or are celebrating a big birthday with your significant other, whatever the reason, here are four ways in which you can make your skiing experience that little bit more memorable. Stay …

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Tips To Help You Travel On A Budget

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Everyone deserves to travel and see the world, but not everyone gets that opportunity, and that’s usually due to not having the money or feeling like they don’t have enough to travel. However, travel is good for the soul and so if you need some advice on how you can make travel work for you, here’s how to do it on a budget. Go For Accommodation That’s Cheap Accommodation is usually one of the more expensive parts of a trip, and although many of us will naturally go towards a hotel, there are certainly a lot of cheaper options available. …

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How To Ensure Your Travelling Experience Will Be A Comfy One

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Traveling to different parts of the world is one of the greatest things a human being can do. Even those that are pretty content with where there are would like to get around and see what the places on their bucket lists have to offer.  If you’re thinking about hopping on a plane and flying to all new parts of the world, then you’re probably going to want to have the grandest possible time, right? Well, here are a few things you should probably do if you’re to achieve just that:  Research Everything For You Commit! Don’t just jump into …

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Why Tailor-Made Is The Best Way To Travel

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Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘tailor-made travel’? If you haven’t, then it’s about time you did, and it’s about time you experienced it too. Basically, tailor-made travel is just as it sounds; it is where a unique itinerary has been created for you personally to suit your style, taste, and budget. You are forgiven for thinking that this is a costly way to travel, it certainly sounds it, but that’s the point, it’s designed just for you, so it doesn’t need to be expensive at all, it can be precisely what you want it to be.  Tailor making …

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What You Should Know Before Visiting Bhutan

Landlocked between China, Tibet, and India and surrounded by the Himalaya’s is Bhutan. A country rich in culture and traditions is a must-visit country for any traveler wanting to explore some of the worlds lesser-traveled destinations. Bhutan is under 15,000 square miles of land. With a tourism industry only dating back to the 1970s, Bhutan is fiercely protective of its traditions making it the perfect place to visit for those wishing to experience new cultures, or simply to trek. And with Bhutan only receiving around 70, 000 visitors per year, you won’t feel overwhelmed by other tourists as you explore …

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