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Nov 30 2012

Travel Insurance: Are You Covered?

No matter how well you prepare, things don’t always go to plan and unexpected things happen when you travel independently.  That is all part of the experience and you deal with these things as and when they arise.  One thing that can help is having travel insurance.  I’m not talking about any travel insurance policy …

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Nov 28 2012

Book Review: Women On The Road

At last, I’ve had time to sit down and send time reviewing Leyla Giray’s book, ‘Women on the Road’.  It was such a pleasure to do so because the subject matter ‘women and travel’ interests me and the book is so well written.  I thought it would be useful to give you a good idea …

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Nov 01 2012

Book Launch: Women On The Road

The aim of Independent Travel Help is to inspire, motivate and provide information to women who are aged 35+ to travel independently.  So, I am very happy to announce the launch of a new book, which has similar aims: ‘Women on the Road’ by Leyla Giray.  She, like me, started travelling independently later in life …

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Oct 02 2012

Hostels Are Not ‘Youth’ Hostels

When I decided to travel the world, I had never stayed in a hostel.  I had always thought that it would be uncomfortable and I was not interested in sharing a room or facilities with people I didn’t know.  In addition, I really didn’t think that staying in a hostel was an option for an …

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Sep 25 2012

Living Like A Local

As I mentioned in my previous post, accommodation can be more than just a place to stay.  One of the things I enjoy is living like a local or getting as near to it as possible.  By that I mean staying in people’s homes, which can be with or without them there. I have stayed …

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Sep 18 2012

Accommodation Can Be More Than Just A Place To Stay

Since I started travelling independently, I have stayed in all sorts of different types of places, depending on my needs at the time such as being near somewhere or something in particular, wanting to meet others, or looking for a certain type of experience.  Because of this, I believe that accommodation can be more than just a …

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