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It absolutely amazes me that in 2020, so many myths, stereotypes, and stigmas still exist around women traveling solo. And fear. There’s a LOT of fear.
Women already book 80% of trips taken (for family vacations, for weekend getaways, for romantic trips, etc.), and in recent years, solo female travel has also been growing exponentially. But, if it’s so popular, why are women so misrepresented in the travel industry?
Why are women who dream of traveling solo still told “you probably shouldn’t do that”; “What will they think”; “How will your husband and kids manage without you”? Or, my personal favorite, “Shouldn’t you travel with a man?”.
Stereotypes, stigmas, fears and challenges to traveling solo as a woman still exist in 2020, among other reasons, because there’s almost zero comprehensive research on the topic and the travel industry still does not understand why women do it and what they need to feel safe. We want to change that.
Choosing a water filter for your backpacking adventures can be daunting, and here are multiple factors to take into consideration before making your choice.
You’ll need to decide, for instance, whether to buy a plain water filter or a water purifier (there is a difference). You’ll also need to understand how the different water filter types work, in order to be able to pick the one that suits your specific needs.
Last but not least, you’ll need to ensure the water filter you choose for traveling and backpacking is the right fit for your situation (most people want them compact, durable and lightweight).
There are many different types of water filters you can buy for backpacking and traveling, so this is an overview of what they are, when you would use them, and in which situations they’re best suited.
Tasmania is world famous for its pure air, clean water, and crisp climate. And if you landed here without context, to our ‘lush crisp landscape battered by chilly seas’, pulled up to an imposing 19th century Coaching Inn, and were handed a single malt whisky, we’d forgive you for drawing parallels to Scotland.
After-all, you need a very stable, cool climate to brew the perfect malt whisky (not even modern climate controlled warehouses are as good as brewing in the perfect natural climate), and some of the purest air and water in the world.
Which is why Scottish Whisky has become so famous.
While both superb locations for making whisky, the difference of Scotland and Tasmania is that the distilling of spirits was outlawed here from 1838 to 1991. Though since the law was overturned Tasmania has experienced a craft malt Whisky revival, and the artisanal Whisky movement has earned the reputation of ‘Scotland Down Under’.
150 years was a long time for Tasmanians to wait between drinks, but the State’s pure ingredients and passionate distillers have more than made up for it since.
And that 19th century Coaching Inn? It exists! It sits at 26 Main St Kempton. 40 minutes from Hobart, the Coaching Inn is now a cellar door, with a distillery you can tour in the convict brick stables.
Regular readers will know by now that I never leave home without my power station. Whether I’m camping, road-tripping, or on a city-break with my laptop and phone, a reliable source of power comes with me everywhere I go.
And it’s not just because I can’t go a day without my phone (though that’s also true!). It’s also the comfort of camping with a running fridge for keeping food; for air-con when you’re road-tripping through the desert, and for being able to power lights for safety.
It’s also necessity when you have to face severe energy shortages, which many countries around the world, especially developing nations, constantly do.
So I’m not willing to sacrifice electricity when I travel – yes, because of the safety and convenience, but also because you simply don’t have to.
My favorite portable power station to date has been the Bluetti AC200 (I wrote this review), which has now been made even more powerful with its latest product update: now the AC200P.
Recent stats show that roughly 14 million couples in the U.S. alone are in a long distance relationship. Whether it’s going away to college, military deployment, or simply falling in love while traveling, there are many ways couples are finding themselves in a long distance relationship.
We’ve gathered up the Top Ten Long Distance Relationship Books and Guides that will help you gain insight into the world of long distance relationships. We’ve included some of the latest releases, best-sellers of the past decade, and a few LDR fiction novels.
As travel around Australia begins to open up again and with Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably starting to plan your next adventure.
Whether you’re heading interstate to see family, or you’re planning an overseas trip in the future, there’s a lot you need to consider in the lead up – what to pack, how much money to take, and what to do when you get there.
If you vape, there’s an added stress of whether or not you can take your vape on the plane, or if you can even take it in the first place. The following tips will assist.
Most people find themselves in a long distance relationship by chance. There are countless long distance relationship stories where couples have fallen in love after meeting while on vacation or during international business meetings. Traditional relationships can be difficult enough, but throw in separation by long distances and you can find yourself in a long uphill struggle to make your long distance relationship successful.
If you find yourself in a new long distance relationship or maybe are even looking to start a long distance relationship because of how adventurous it may sound, read on to see how you can start a long distance relationship yourself.
There are few events in life which are so impactful that millions of people remember exactly where they were. Princess Diana. September 11. And now, March 2020.
At the beginning of 2020, international borders were suddenly closed, and millions of travellers were stranded, all over world. No flights, no visas, and no options – cruise ships were denied ports of entry, economies froze, and travelers were actually barred from returning home. It was global chaos.
There have been plenty of terrible news stories this year. So we’re here to provide an uplifting one; the story of a group of people who, when faced with hundreds of stranded travelers, went to incredible lengths to organise the first humanitarian flight back into Australia.
The story is told in a free 40 minute documentary, which you can watch on Chimu Adventures website, on YouTube, or right here at the end of this post!
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of culture around the world, and the world of sport is no exception. Major sporting events have faced unprecedented restrictions, including postponements and, in some cases, full cancellations.
The most notable of all – the Tokyo Olympics.
Not since WWII has the world seen so much disruption to sporting events. Very few countries have managed to continue with sports with little or no disruption, and even those that have been able to proceed as normal have most likely gone against health advice in doing so.
Players’ salaries have been cut, and jobs have been lost thanks to restrictions on large gatherings in stadiums. Who would have thought we’d ever see the day when games were played in stadiums with no fans.
All this said, sport has begun to return for many countries and continues to push on. So let’s look at how some of the major sports around the world have been affected by the pandemic, and what we can expect going forward.