Tuesday's Travel Essentials: Taking The #CB12testdays Challenge with my New Mouthwash - CB12!

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Taking The #CB12testdays Challenge with my New Mouthwash – CB12!

You might have read that around 2 years ago, I visited a dentist in Hong Kong and had a few problems with my teeth. Well this month was dentist time again for me as I visited the dentist twice in the space of a week in my hometown of Bangor, Northern Ireland. I went to the Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Taking The #CB12testdays Challenge with my New Mouthwash – CB12![…]

Tuesday's Travel Essentials: Using Slick VPN to Access The Internet Abroad

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Using Slick VPN to Access The Internet Abroad

As I whackpacked my way through the Stan countries and India the last 4-5 months, there were some real challenging moments as an online worker. It was infuriating, I’ll be honest. I tore my hair out and yelled at people and I cursed at my computer and the sh*t internet day on day. Yes, initially Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Using Slick VPN to Access The Internet Abroad[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Losing Data, Backing up Data

Earlier in the year, I lost my travel photos for about the fourth or fifth time as well as 47 chapters of a book I’ve been working on. Did I back up my data? Yes I did, the back up ideas all failed (hard drive had broke, laptop was beyond repair, dropbox was full) and Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Losing Data, Backing up Data[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Visiting the Dentist

The most important thing when we travel is of course health. It’s always number one. Without health we are bound to one place. Until this year, I had been relatively lucky in terms of dentist visits and work needing done on my teeth. I’d had a few fillings here and there and some teeth removed Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Visiting the Dentist[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Bus Bugs

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post on Tuesday’s Travel Problems and the only real excuse for this is being occupied on other things, such as writing about getting visas, crossing borders, backpacking through villages and jungle tours. If you read my post a few years back on the need to avoid insect Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Bus Bugs[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Diarrhoea (Verbal, Chronic and Travellers)

Diarrhoea. This happens to everyone. Not just travellers. But moving countries, trying different cuisines and beverages takes its toll on your bowels and you end up with “traveller’s diarrhoea”. Otherwise known as “the shits”. I’ve had it a lot. Forget my stories of doing poo poos in broccoli farms and tips on taking a shit, Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Diarrhoea (Verbal, Chronic and Travellers)[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Problems: How to deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)

Today on my ongoing series of Tuesday’s Travel Problems, I look at altitude sickness and the best ways to avoid it, deal with it and get through it. Altitude sickness is also known as soroche. It is common of course in areas of HIGH altitude. Places such as Tibet, Nepal, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru are Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: How to deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)[…]

cancelled tours on your travels

Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Cancelled Tours

Today on Tuesday’s Travel Problems we’re looking at cancelled tours. When you head off on your travel journeys, be prepared for this. I have had a load of cancelled tours in the past, often through no fault of the tour agent and have just got on with things. Be ready for them and don’t worry Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Cancelled Tours[…]