15th Apr 2014
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Ask Me Anything, Your Questions Answered…

A few weeks ago on the Facebook Fanpage I offered you guys the opportunity to ask me anything about myself or my travels. I got some pretty interesting responses (disclaimer –...

09th Apr 2014
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My Guide to Montanita, Ecuador

The bustling surf town of Montanita in Ecuador is one of my favourite backpacking destinations. In fact it’s the place I headed to for my first real long haul solo...

03rd Apr 2014
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Saying Goodbye To Montanita: The Next Adventure…

It seems only yesterday that I landed back in South America after a cold festive period in Europe and headed to the sun drenched surfer town of Montanita in Ecuador....

01st Apr 2014
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Monthly Travel Summary, Stats and Budget – March ’14

Well this has been my final month in Montanita – and as usual it’s been packed full of parties, surfing, sun and impromptu pool parties at my hostel! It’s also...

26th Mar 2014
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A Brief History Of My Personal Travels

A lot of your guys have been following my backpacking adventures for a while now and I’m guessing you have a good idea what makes me tick these days and...

24th Mar 2014
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Travel Photo Of The Week – Snow Capped Mountains, NZ

When I finally headed to New Zealand last year I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I’d heard great things about the country but I always prefer to make my...

19th Mar 2014
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The Galapagos Islands – What’s The Plan?!

With my time in Ecuador quickly drawing to a close (can you believe it has been 3 months already?!) I’m packing my bags for one final adventure before I move...

17th Mar 2014
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Travel Photo Of The Week – Amalfi Coast, Italy

I like this photo because it reminds me of the stunning beauty I experienced in Italy and I still can’t believe I was there. For no specific reason, I never...

12th Mar 2014
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How Travel Embraces The Simple Life – And What You Can Learn From It

The other night I was out for dinner with a group of backpacker here in Montanita and I was chatting to Gijs and Flo about food. There we were stuffing...

10th Mar 2014
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Travel Photo Of The Week – Lake Hillier, WA

Last week on the Facebook Fanpage I mentioned I was opening up my Travel Photo Of The Week feature to guest posts from my readers and I’ve had a great...

07th Mar 2014
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Backpacker Banter Turns 3!

3 years ago this month I was sat in my living room in Devon, England and hit “publish” on my rebranded, newly revamped blog. Yup that’s right BackpackerBanter.com is now...

05th Mar 2014
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Travel Photo Of The Week – Longtail, Thailand

Postcard Perfect I sat down last night to watch arguably one of the most iconic backpacker movies – The Beach – and it got my mind wandering back to the...