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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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Do You Think You Can Get Away with Texting While Driving?

05/10/2014 – 5:53 pm |

 

Photo from Flickr by orangesky3

Photo from Flickr by orangesky3

Texting is one of the most dangerous distractions for drivers. You have a phone in your hand that should be on the driving wheel. In addition you are not looking at the road but the phone in your hand. If you cannot see the problems in this scenario you really have a problem. And those problems will lead to serious consequences one of those days.

How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving?

According to the THINK campaign you are 4 times more likely to have an accident when you are texting and driving in the same time. They also point out that driver response time will be reduced about 50% if they are engaged in texting. In plain English, you are much more likely to have an accident if you don’t stop texting while driving.

This is the point you should be concentrating instead of the possibilities of being caught by police or not. Responsible adults do things because they know what is right and wrong instead of worrying about the penalties and fines. Also, you have to consider the possibilities of injuries to someone you love and other innocent road used.

Can You Get Away with Texting While Driving?

According to the RAC Motoring 2014 report, more than half of the British motorists think that they are not likely to get caught while texting behind the driving wheel. Large number of them don’t believe that they would even be stopped or can be finned even they were stopped. So, it is fair to say that most drivers think they will not be fined for texting.

Currently, the UK government is considering increasing traffic related fines. But it seems more like a budget issue instead of a solution to curb traffic related accidents. If most people think that they are not going to get caught the authorities are not doing enough to show that they are watching. According to the same RAC report, 60% of the participants think that there aren’t enough officers on the roads to catch offenders.

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Tips to Save Money on Your Trip to Earls Court London

15/09/2014 – 3:07 pm |

London is among the most expensive cities of the world. Despite this, hundreds of people visit this destination every month, for both business and leisure.

How To Afford That Gap Year You’ve Been Dreaming About

10/09/2014 – 1:46 pm |

Here we take a look at the ways you can afford your dream gap year so you don’t have to miss out.

48 Hours In London

01/09/2014 – 2:14 pm |

London is the perfect city to spend a weekend away. Fortunately for you, we have a very handy 48-hour guide to London.

The best student holiday destinations in Europe

29/08/2014 – 6:07 pm |

To get you started on your holiday plans, here are six of the best student destinations in Europe which are available to visit via train with Railbookers.

Top European Destinations For Families

25/08/2014 – 3:03 pm |

Do you fancy a city break or jungle trekking? What about relaxing on the beach? Maybe you want to explore some foreign food and drink whilst learning a new language?

Top 5 Gadgets For Aspiring Travel Writers

20/08/2014 – 1:10 pm |

If you’re planning a trip abroad and want to try your hand at travel writing, check out these handy gadgets that will help you launch your fledgling career.

Devon with a difference

14/08/2014 – 12:25 pm |

If you want to get away from the rat race, then you should consider travelling to Devon, a land of cliffs, coves and crags, beaches and sea.

Top 4 Holidays That You Thought Only Your Grandparents Would Enjoy

07/08/2014 – 11:15 am |

Holidaying in the UK has seen a resurgence in popularity over the last few years, and it turns out that dear old Grandma and Grandpa had the right idea all along.

Top 4 Reasons To Book EICC as Your Conference Venue

26/07/2014 – 11:14 am |

EICC in Edinburgh hosted Scottish Business Awards with a record breaking presence of 19,000 Scottish business figures leading in their respective trades.