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Top 10 Apps For Blogging On The Go

One of the great things about blogging is you can virtually do it anywhere. You can write, share, create awesome imagery, check your stats and plenty more, all from your mobile. Gone are the days when you needed to be sat at your desktop or workstation in order to create blog content. You can now simply reach into your pocket and do it all from your mobile. This has been extremely useful while I’ve been travelling the world. If I have a sudden serge of inspiration all I need to-do is reach into my pocket and start creating. Whether you’re chillaxing on the beach (jealous much) or twiddling your thumbs on a long overnight bus, you can edit and a publish posts. It’s that easy. The rise of numerous innovative apps means you can take your digital life with you wherever you go. Making blogging on the go (especially for backpackers) easier than ever. In this article I’ll show you the most useful free apps to start blogging on the go. Canva Canva makes design simple for everyone. Easily create beautiful …

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New Thomas Cook Ad Features Gay Kiss

It’s always great when a brand chooses to use a same-sex couples in their advertisements. Thomas Cook has just realised it’s a new ad featuring a gay kiss, and I think that’s pretty awesome. After an incident with Thomas Cook, involving a lesbian couple who complained after being told to just “act as friends or siblings” on their honeymoon in a country where being gay is illegal. I guess Thomas Cook had some making up to do. Personally, when I see ads that feature the LGBT community it makes me view that brand in a whole different light. It shows that they are viewing me as someone they wish to target. They are showing that we are just as much a part of everyday life, a normal human being, the same as any other couple. It definitely needs to be part of a brand’s responsibility to fly the flag for the LGBT community. I think that a lot of brands are bringing see the importance of representing everyone in society within their adverts. According to …

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Best 2016 Blog Posts – Share Yours!

2016 is coming to an end. It’s been an exciting year for me full of travel and excitement. I have been Blogging for a while now so I wanted to share with you some of my best 2016 blog posts from this year. Why not share yours in the comments bellow. Best 2016 Posts: 5 Fears Travelling As A Lesbian Couple It’s normal to be apprehensive before embarking on an around the world trip. We naturally worry about the unknown. Especially if you are travelling as a lesbian couple. For everyone and anyone the world can be a scary place… (Read More) Our First Week In New Zealand When we arrived in New Zealand a sense of home washed over us. It was “bloody” freezing, we finally had traffic lights and we could potentially communicate with whomever passed us by. Beth’s family friend Bec picked us up from the airport which added to the homely feel… (Read More) That Time I Lost My Mind And Did A Skydive In Taupo You may have heard that New Zealand …

James Cameron In 100% pure New Zealand

James Cameron in 100% Pure New Zealand

World-renowned filmmaker James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron spent four days taking in the natural wonders of New Zealand’s spectacular South Island. Inspired by the infinite possibilites of nature, they’ve teamed up with Tourism New Zealand to create a new series of videos that will engage your curiosity and encourage you to explore vast landscapes that roll towards you like an IMAX movie. Watch as the couple walk on the Tasman Glacier, kayak through a Dart River canyon and take in the sweeping views of Blanket Bay by helicopter. They hike on the alpine Routeburn Track, cycle beside Lake Pukaki and visit Mount Alfred in the Glenorchy area near Queenstown.              

Lesbian Travel Bloggers You Should Be Reading

Lesbian Travel Bloggers You Should Be Reading

I’ve been writing a lot lately about traveling the world with my girlfriend, so I started looking for fellow bloggers like myself. There is an abundance of gay men writing travel blogs, but so few lesbian travel bloggers? Travel blogging has become a huge industry, with everybody and anybody blogging about their travel experiences. But, when it comes to lesbian travel bloggers they are few and far between. Personally, these bloggers offer stories I can relate to. They offer a certain humour and perspective about travel, while pushing the boundaries in regards to LGBT issues. So I put together an ultimate list of lesbian travel bloggers that I could find. Now I know there must be more of you out there. Check out the bloggers I’ve listed and make sure you share any I’ve missed, including your own. Lez Backpack Melissa a lesbian travel blogger started Lez Backpack in the hope to encourage other females to see the world. Lez Backpack is a lifestyle and travel blog. Her writing focuses on cultural differences, providing helpful tips for other LGBT travelers. Follow Lez Backpack On: Facebook | …

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Why You Need To Visit Koh Rong Samloem

As soon as I stepped foot on the beautiful white sand on Koh Rong Samloem I knew I had found where paradise lives. Here’s a little information about our adventure on the island and why this place has to be on your bucket list. Koh Rong Samloem also known as Koh Rong Samloem or Koh Rong Samloem is a magical place, a peaceful getaways you will never forget. It has managed to keep its distance from mass tourism, less developed than the larger island known as Koh Rong. This is what makes Koh Rong Samloem special. Samloem is protected by the Wonderful Wildlife of Samloem project to maintain the beauty of the island, keep the pristine beaches clean. Koh Rong Samloem is just a 45-minute boat ride from the Cambodian town, Sihanoukville, (more accurately known as ‘shitsville’), but a completely different world awaits. Sihanoukville is overrun by tourists, some are unsavoury, there’s a great deal of begging, most of which by children and you will probably be offered drugs while you’re here. While I never felt unsafe in Sihanoukville …

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Three Things To Do In Cambodia

Ever since Angelina Jolie swung through temples in Cambodia as Lara Croft, the place has been crawling with tourists. However, because of Cambodia’s complicated history some people still view it as a violent and dangerous place. Instead it’s quite the opposite, it has so much more to offer. Maybe you’re wondering what there is to do in Cambodia. There’s plenty to explore in Cambodia, but the chances are you aren’t going to see all of it in one trip. So I’ve put together a list of the top three things I think you just can’t afford to miss in Cambodia. Three Things To Do In Cambodia Sunrise At Angkor Wat Today the temple has become Cambodia’s most popular tourist attraction. While you will be accompanied by hundreds of other tourists, watching the Sunrise over Angkor Wat is still a must see. Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2. We travelled by tuk-tuk before dawn and bought our tickets at the official ticket booth on the road …

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5 Videos That Will Give You Travel Inspiration

I absolutely love watching travel videos online. They provide a lot of travel inspiration and give me a real buzz to get back out there are see different places or even return to places I’ve been before. Here are five beautiful videos that will give you mega travel inspiration. Whether you looking for a holiday or planning on a big adventure around the world, these videos will definitely make you want to act now and get out and see the world and what it has to offer.   Always loved this video, aesthetically it’s beautiful. Simply just a guy walking towards you with so many beautiful interesting places behind him. Reminding you to keep moving.   World-renowned filmmaker James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron spent four days taking in the natural wonders of New Zealand’s spectacular South Island. I wish I was back in New Zealand, one of the most beautiful, jaw dropping, inspirational countries I’ve ever set my sights on.   FunForLouis makes daily video blogs traveling the world. He enjoys travel with …

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Are You Prepared For The Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

Is the weather okay? Its winter, but it seems fine, then again who knows which way it could turn. Do I have the right equipment and clothing? I have a few cookies, walking pants and walking shoes. Am I healthy enough? I hardly exercise and I’m an ex-smoker, probably not.  These were the questions presented to me upon a rather intimidating sign at the beginning of the trek, alongside the word “STOP” in bold lettering. Taking my answers into account, I probably should have considered turning back then. This ought to have been my first indication that I was not prepared for the 19.6-kilometre Tongariro Alpline Crossing trek. Nonetheless, we decided to proceed regardless. By the time we reached Soda Spings I was already wondering if we’d completed The Devils Staircase. I would soon come to realise that it would reveal itself soon enough. Flights of wooden stairs have been built right into the mountainside. The incline was too big for this shorty, but as J.R.R. Tolkien once said: “even the smallest person can change the …