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Top 10: Tips To Beat Jet Lag

Top 10: Tips To Beat Jet Lag

by Zoe JohnstonA degree of jet lag is inevitable when travelling across different time zones, the more you cross, the more severe symptoms are likely to be. Long-haul travel can affect your digestive system, body temperature, blood pressure, urine production and bowel habits, not to mention your sleeping and waking patterns. Unpleasant effects of jet lag can include insomnia, fatigue,…
Top 10: Interestingly Bizarre Facts

Top 10: Interestingly Bizarre Facts

by Yiota TsitsikronisThe world is full of oddities and we've compiled 10 of our favourites down from a shortlist of 30. 10. In Albania shaking your head mean yes and nodding means no. Try it yourself, say yes out loud while shaking your head. It's not easy. 9. The shortest airline flight that you can buy tickets for is just…
Top 10: South African Foods

Top 10: South African Foods

by Yiota TsitsikronisMuch like South Africa’s “Rainbow Nation” local cuisine is as diverse as the culture itself and is sometimes even referred to as “Rainbow Cuisine” due to the variety of flavours and textures. Traditional African food has emerged from colonisation and immigration by Dutch, German, Greek, Italian and British descendants and their Indo-Asian Slaves and has many similar characteristics,…
Top 10: USA Road Trip Photos

Top 10: USA Road Trip Photos

Click For Larger Versions Of Photos As our regular readers will know we recently drove 5500 miles across the US from San Francisco to Chicago via LA, Vegas, Salt Lake City & Milwaukee. We took thousands of photos during the trip and have spent hours narrowing down our favourites.  We then picked the ones we liked the most from this…
Top 10: Packing Tips

Top 10: Packing Tips

Packing for a trip can either be exciting or hell depending on whether you know what you are doing. Most of the time it is not the weight that restricts us but the sizze of the case. Too big and you won't be able to lug it around, too small and it won't hold anything. So we've put together some…
Top 10: Worst Train Companions

Top 10: Worst Train Companions

All of the folks at Restless Backpack have Interrailed at some point. It’s a great way for young people to explore Europe. The main drawback however is the train companion lottery. Most people who travel on trains are courteous and polite. Despite this there are some that treat it as their own domain. Most of the time they don’t even…
Top 10: Epic Hiking Trails

Top 10: Epic Hiking Trails

  Every year the sun comes out and you say “I might take up walking you know.” This is normally followed by a trip to your local outdoors store where you stock up on hiking shoes and water bottles. The good intentions go out the window the first time you are bitten to death or cut a knee by tripping…