Millions of women have gone travelling solo, and there’s no reason why you can’t too. Louise Thompson provides some advice and insight about her own solo travels and how to forget the fear and go where you’ve always wanted to go.
Travel insurance is a vital part of planning your next trip – and World Nomads is one of the best providers around. You can get a discount on World Nomads travel insurance policies by using coupon codes when you make your purchase
Not all travellers are wacky party animals ready for endless socialising. A thought provoking article from World Hum discusses what it’s like to be an introvert traveller
One of the best ways to save money while travelling is to make sure you’ve put your money with a bank that won’t rip you off with ATM charges and other extraneous items that can sap your travelling cash
Very useful guide by Karen Banes on how to find free places on sailboats and take to the seas for no money – provided you’re willing to work as a jack of all trades on the boat to pay your way.
There are inevitably times when travelling where there’s time to kill. I find airports and flying are the main places this happens to me. Here’s some suggestions of toys to take with you to keep yourself going out of your mind with boredom
You don’t need to speak any foreign languages when you go travelling. But you do need to be able to throw some shapes, as globetrotting Dancing Matt explains
I’m off to the Philippines again tonight – and booking tickets with budget airline Cebu Pacific through their website is still a nightmare. I’ve found a couple of workarounds though.
Don’t let the language barrier stop you from going travelling – you can get by speaking only English pretty much anywhere in the world, if you have a little patience and good humour
You need a visa to enter Vietnam before you travel to the country. It’s easy to organise a Vietnam visa in Bangkok if you know where to go.
The best thing about travelling is the people you meet – and the kindness that new friends can show when you’re a stranger in their country is something that should be reciprocated
A quality ESL CV is the best chance you have of getting an interview for a quality English as a Second Language job. A ESL Manager gives the lowdown on what she looks for in the resumes that cross her desk
A quick farewell as I head off on a two week scuba diving research trip to Palau in deepest Micronesia
Cebu Pacific are the Philippines’ budget air carrier with a normally easy to use website – but for the last few days they have been unable to process Visa credit cards, causing big frustration for customers
No sooner do I get back from Australia than I’m off to Palau. Perhaps I should start paying guest bloggers to write for Travelhappy for when I’m away?
There are more and more great travel blogs and sites appearing online that provide plenty of inspiration and information for your travels
It’s a truism that flying has become a chore rather than a pleasure, but there are ways to minimise the stress of dealing with airports and making your flight as routine and painless as possible
Being able to take hundreds of travel photos with a digital camera gives rise to a new problem – how to quickly sort through all those pictures from your digital camera to select the best ones without it becoming a longwinded chore? Google’s free photo organising software Picasa can be a big help
While I was away on my last trip, 4 intrepid guest bloggers contributed some top quality posts here on Travelhappy to keep the site ticking over in my absence. I’m going away again soon – are there any other guest bloggers that would like to contribute to Travelhappy?
Cebu Pacific are a major budget airline based in the Philippines who offer cheap flights from Manila to Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Jakarta
While I’m off travelling in the Philippines, there will be some guest posts on Travelhappy from other travel bloggers to share their experiences of South East Asia