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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 »

The Trip of a Lifetime

18/04/2014 – 2:36 pm |


There’s an argument to be had about what is and what isn’t the best way to spend your years before working life. Some say it’s all about the qualifications earned in the classroom, others believe it’s all about the experiences you live through.

Of course the right answer is probably something of a mix between the two, meaning more and more of 18 to 25 year olds are embarking on a gap year to explore the wonders our planet has to offer.

The reason so many people go off travelling at this time in their lives is because there probably isn’t a better time to do it! Before you’re eighteen your probably a little young and a little naive to approach world travelling on your own, and after 25 you’re probably tied down a lot more with mortgages, relationships etc.

There is no question gap years are an experience, but what exactly does the average gap year consist of? Take a look at the graphic below and take in some statistics about what many consider the trip of a lifetime.

An infographic by World First

6 Reasons To Book a Salcombe Holiday Home This Summer

14/04/2014 – 12:43 pm |

Home to a Blue Flag award-winning beach in Salcombe South Sands, Salcombe has the most beautiful beaches in Devon. Situated in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Salcombe offers more than just fine sand.

Laughs in London: Top 5 Comedy Venues

07/04/2014 – 6:08 pm |

While most towns and cities have some form of comedy venue, there’s nothing quite like heading to a major city to enjoy a good laugh

Things to Do During Your Singapore Vacation

03/04/2014 – 1:59 pm |

today we are going to discuss some of the various things that you may want to do during your vacation to Singapore.

Guide to getting a better deal on currency exchange

01/04/2014 – 3:52 pm |

Trying to understand the currency markets may seem a daunting prospect but it isn’t that tricky and it could actually prove to be priceless

What makes good sheep country? Uniting Australia, New Zealand and the UK

31/03/2014 – 2:41 pm |

This article seeks to explain how the number of sheep in these countries has exploded since their colonisation


26/03/2014 – 9:39 pm |

We thought we’d give you a guide on Fuerteventura’s good quality, reasonably priced food available on the island.

The National Parks of Utah USA – Three Week Travel Itinerary

03/03/2014 – 2:15 pm |

Visit these sites in a somewhat circuitous loop for what may very well be the best national park tour in the American West.

Two’s Company: 5 Amazing Wellness Holiday Destinations For Couples

28/02/2014 – 1:07 pm |

By the time you both return from one of these five destinations you’ll feel rejuvenated from head to toe.

Bali’s Paradise-Like Appeal

28/02/2014 – 11:48 am |

Some people say that Bali is more than just a place; to them Bali is a way of thinking about paradise. Certainly,the island of Bali is like nowhere else