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Category Archive: Travel tip

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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Aug 21 2012

Should You Get A RTW Ticket Or A One-Way Ticket?

The journey not the arrival matters (T. S. Eliot) The dilemma Should you get a round the world ticket (RTW) or a one-way ticket?  That’s one of the things you will have to think about as you plan your journey.  It is certainly something you need to consider very carefully as it will have an …

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May 21 2012

Five Tips When Travelling on Italian Trains

Here are five tips to help you when travelling around by train in Italy: 1.  If you have not reserved a seat on the train, make sure you validate your ticket by inserting it into a machine like the one below.  If not, you could end up paying a fine.  I wasn’t aware of this …

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Mar 03 2012

Useful Travel Items

A recent trip to Morocco got me thinking about what I consider to be useful travel items I wouldn’t want to be without.  This is not an exhaustive list but includes some items that rarely get a mention. 1.  Sleeping Bag Liner You can crawl inside it during long bus and train journeys to keep …

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Feb 18 2012

My Long Search for a Pair of ‘3-in-1’ Walking Trousers has Finally Ended.

I have been searching for a pair of ‘3-in-1’ walking trousers (full-length, 3/4 length, and shorts) for a while to replace my old faithfuls.  The search proved to be a difficult one and I was beginning to lose hope.  That was until yesterday when I went food shopping.  Yes, that’s correct, I said food shopping.  …

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Feb 12 2012

A Bar of Shampoo Anyone?

I am always on the look-out for things that make travelling that bit easier, cheaper, and my backpack lighter.  I found a product the other day that ticks all the above boxes, so to speak, and it is… a shampoo bar.  You know, like a bar of soap but for hair.  It was mentioned on …

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