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Live Life Less Ordinary

The Extended Travel, Lifestyle Experiment...


Ever wondered what it's like to sell it all and go backpacking around the world? - that's just what we did..

This website is the story of how we took a laptop, some determination and a fistful of cash, and turned it into a lifestyle... A way to travel the world indefinitely. From here we share our backpacking experiences, travel tips and ideas on location independence.

If you have a passion for travel or a life less ordinary - then you're in the right place.

Off the beaten track

When we stumble off the beaten track away from the hoards, this is where we’ll leave a trail of breadcrumbs

Travel Tips

Sometimes… Only sometimes we have useful information to share with the world… That goes in here!

Travel Videos

Georgie makes a cracking travel video and if your eyes are just too tired to keep reading then you should peer inside the world of Georgie’s La La Land

Travel Photography

A picture speaks a thousand words. In this section we let the travel photography do the talking and you do the looking

Travel Money

Articles about travel money, saving for a trip, making money or spending it wisely.

Travel Tips »

What to Do if You Get Food Poisoning in Another Country

18/04/2015 – 12:45 am |

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When most people think of travelling the world, it’s the romance of it all that’s easiest to fixate upon, and why wouldn’t it be? Exotic cultures, stunning architecture, fascinating people, and unbelievable food can accompany almost any trip abroad, but as any seasoned traveller will tell you, it’s not all fun and games.

One of the most common misfortunes of travel, food poisoning, can throw a pretty hefty wrench into the spokes of your best-laid plans, but you needn’t let it ruin more than it must. While prevention of food poisoning is always ideal, even the most conscientious traveler will likely suffer it if they get out and about in the big, wide world often enough. Should you get food poisoning in another country, here is some advice about what you should do to mitigate the fallout.

Drink Clean Water

Dehydration is one of the most serious risks you run when you’re sick with food poisoning. Whether you’re vomiting, experiencing diarrhoea or have a dreaded combination of the two, keeping your fluid level up is essential to your recovery. Be sure to drink water you know is clean, too. Avoid tap water and opt for bottled water that has been purified. Try to drink at least a two litres of water throughout the day, and if you’re able, drink more.

Let Someone Know

Especially if you’re travelling alone, but even if you are with a group, let someone know you are sick just in case your food poisoning is more serious than you realise. It may be necessary for someone else to seek medical attention on your behalf, and in the event that you may need to seek legal recourse for your food poisoning, you’ll want outside verification. If you’re alone in a country where you don’t know anyone, alert someone who works at the hotel or hostel where you are staying.

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Tips on Last Minute Car Rental in UK

17/04/2015 – 12:54 pm |
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Before you drive off the lot with a portion of your cash gone, try these money saving tips for finding the cheapest rental cars in the UK.

It has never been easier to travel to America and this is why!

10/04/2015 – 10:28 pm |
America

With trips to America, you no longer need to apply directly to the US Embassy. With the online ESTA, often referred to by travellers as an ESTA visa,

Vegas On A Budget

01/04/2015 – 10:44 pm |
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even if you’re not one of the world’s top earners, it’s possible to enjoy Las Vegas on a much tighter budget than you’d expect.

5 Ways To Kickstart Your Travel Fund

31/03/2015 – 8:08 pm |
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Saving for travel fund is one of the hardest things to do, especially when being a hermit gets pretty boring. But its possible with these 5 helpful tricks

A Guide to Posting Parcels Abroad

18/03/2015 – 3:00 pm |
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Travelling as a backpacker can be incredibly enriching and liberating.If you find yourself missing something – never fear. Here are tips for posting parcels

Do’s and Don’ts to Keep Fit While Travelling

18/03/2015 – 10:00 am | One Comment
Jogging

When you’re travelling, it can be hard to keep up your level of fitness. It can be difficult to establish and maintain a fitness routine.

How to Pack Right for Outdoor Travelling

17/03/2015 – 9:51 pm |
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Packing light and packing right can be quite the struggle. Here’s a quick guide of the best things to pack for an outdoor adventure.

Tips for getting about in the city of Dubai

04/03/2015 – 6:09 am | 2 Comments

According to Thomson Reuters, Dubai is currently one of the most exciting, thriving and lucrative places to be in the Middle East.

Surviving South America – Flights & Sightseeing

17/02/2015 – 1:08 pm |
South American guy

A few quick pointers about how to keep it together in a continent that can be too much for some. Firstly it’s important to…