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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.

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Blue Skies, Blue Seas, Glorious Sunshine on the Turquoise Coast

07/02/2016 – 4:23 pm |

 

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When it comes to choosing a holiday, everyone wants nice weather and the chance to come home with a suntan. Choosing the southern coast of Turkey guarantees both and memories that will last long after the suntan has faded. Some pick a popular resort with plenty of nightlife.

Others are a little more adventurous wanting variety without necessarily too much exercise. A balance between the chance to relax but to also learn a little of the history and culture of a region is ideal. The waters of this Turkish Coast and the interesting sites and town that sit between the mountains and the sea are an excellent choice.

Blue Skies, Blue Seas, Glorious Sunshine on the Turquoise Coast

Olympos

The ruins of the ancient city of Olympos have become an important tourist attraction, some visitors travelling the coastal road and others enjoying an Olympos to Fethiye Blue Cruise.The city, close to the modern town of Cirali, dates back to the times of the Lycians.

A National Park incorporating Olympos and the remains of two other ancient settlements, Phaselis and Idyros, get many visitors each year. Olympos is regarded as a titular see by the Catholic Church. It is thought that the first settlement here was built in the 4th Century BC.

It was conquered by the Romans and over the years it has been an important strategic site for Venetians, Genoese and Rhodians though by the 15th Century it was no longer regarded as important. Its importance today is historical, cultural and religious.

Fethiye Harbour View 2

Kas

Heading further West there is a delightful little harbor at Kas, a town that sits below the mountains looking out to offshore islands, including Meis, an impressive Greek Rock which has just a few hundred inhabitants. It is possible for strong swimmers to swim between the two though for most that is far too energetic.

The population of Kas is just a few thousand but there are many times more living in surrounding villages and benefitting from the influx of visitors during the main holiday weeks. Kas offers plenty of chances to relax in cafes and restaurants.

The town is a notable diving centre while some holidaymakers simply enjoy a short trip to the surrounding islands, uninhabited but for Meis. One major attraction in the sunken city of Kekova though it is not permitted to put down an anchor.

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Top 5 student night clubs in Manchester

04/02/2016 – 3:24 am |
dance club in manchester

Here, we run through the top five night clubs in Manchester, or ‘town’ as the locals sometimes call it:

Travel Planning Made Easy

02/02/2016 – 10:26 am |

The thing that blows my mind is how easy it to use. It’s just a matter of choosing which place you want to go and it will automatically create an itinerary for you

Don’t say beautiful before you’ve seen Nikko in Japan

02/02/2016 – 6:42 am |

The Japanese have a saying: “Don’t say ‘beautiful’ before you’ve seen Nikko”.

Cycling 160km Across 6 Islands in Japan

28/01/2016 – 5:40 pm |

The main reason why I decided to take this route was that I heard it’s one of the most interesting things to do in Japan and I simply could not resist not doing it.

Top Euro Driving Holidays In 2016

26/01/2016 – 8:58 am |
hiking

This year, why not try a driving holiday? There are hundreds of amazing places to visit by car and this can often be an easy way to reach towns, villages and areas off the beaten track that you might not have a chance to see on a package holiday

Save Money with Cheap Hotels in Earls Court

19/01/2016 – 6:23 pm |
Cheap hotels

You can get a budget and cheap accommodation in Central London so you have a great location without spending all of your money on a hotel.

Get the Right Cheap Hotels in Victoria London

19/01/2016 – 6:08 pm |
cheap hotels

If you are planning to stay in this part of London, you are going to want to take the time to look for cheap and budget hotels near Victoria Station so you can get the best deal possible.

Wandering Around an Ancient Shrine in Kyoto Japan

14/01/2016 – 7:10 pm |

In order to reach the shrine you need to trek up-hill for quite some time until you reach the wooden forest of the sacred Mount Inari

Fly to Your Dream Destination in an Affordable Way

11/01/2016 – 6:18 pm |
boarding flight

How to Avail the Best Affordable Deals on Air Fares and great destination?