The Hidden Costs of Budget Travel

Everyone knows that travelling in Southeast Asia is cheap. But, budget backpacking in the region is such a cliché that it has become far too easy for bloggers to oversell the point.

Terrifying Taxi Rides

There’s a lot of talk about safety and the solo traveller out there—but few people consider the fact that just getting on the road is one of the most dangerous things you’ll ever do when you travel, whether you’re a man or a woman, on your own or in a group. And sometimes the safest thing to do on any road is to go with the flow—even if the flow makes your head spin!

Safe Solo Travel Can Come at a Price

How I Hated Being Safe in India

A woman was just raped. And by the time you finish reading this post, at least (at the very least) five more women in this world will have been raped.*

To Scoot or Not to Scoot

Scooters and the Solo Traveller

Motorbikes are the dominant mode of transport in much of the world. People outside North America have long understood their value in terms of costs and practicality. Cars are certainly on the rise all over the world, even in places where they serve very little practical purpose, but motorbikes are still king. For travellers, especially solo travellers, the automatic motorbike—also known as a scooter or moped—can be a great way to really see and experience a place.

How to Be Safe on a Scooter

At first thought, riding a scooter seems like a dangerous thing to do, especially if you have no experience on a motorbike. But, in many parts of the world, travelling on the roads is dangerous in and of itself. The benefit of a scooter is that you are in command—you can take measures to increase your safety, which is something you can’t do when someone else is at the wheel. Here are some tips for keeping safe while on a scooter, no matter where you are.