Category Travel Features

Penguins at the Polar Ice Caps

Polar Ice Caps Melting! How to Plan Your Cool Trip

With the polar ice caps melting, you should hurry to the Arctic and the icy South. Key facts about the melting ice caps and travel locations included!Read More
Celebrating Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photos of Songkran 2017, Chiang Mai

We have mixed feelings about Songkran, in that one of us loves charging about town squirting water into the faces of old women and children, while the other loathes it and won’t venture outside for the duration.Read More
Perth Bars and RSA Course

Top 3 Rooftop Bars With Cheap Eats in WA

Today's bonus post on The Working Traveller is from Express Online Training. If you intend to work in the hospitality industry in Australia, in a position that requires you to serve alcohol, it is now mandatory to hold a current accredited Responsible Service of Alcohol RSA Certificate. EOT are currently offering this course online for A$17.Read More
UK Festivals in 2015

Be There or be Square: 5 Festivals You MUST go to

There’s a festival out there now for everyone and everything, from cheese rolling to high-end fashion to conventions celebrating everything geeky. So which ones should you be putting in your diary this year and waking up at 6am on ticket sale day to get into? These are five festivals you absolutely must go to!Read More
Absurd and funny things in Egypt

20 Absurd and Funny Things in Egypt That Made Us Laugh

Top of any list of what to pack for a visit to Egypt should be your sense of humour. It won’t add to the weight of your luggage so make sure you pack it all because Egypt can be one of the most stressful countries to visit if you don’t know when to laugh. Fortunately the country can be so absurd it is very easy to find a reason to laugh your head off.Read More
iPhone and Android apps for travel

How Our Digital Devices Have Affected our Lives as Expats and Long Term Travellers

Our mobile devices took on added importance yesterday when someone asked out of the blue if we wanted to sell our home in Turkey. We have been thinking of moving on - though not for a year or two yet - and the question got me thinking more seriously about what we would do with our possessions and how much could be left behind in favour of digital alternatives.Read More
Memorial to the Loughinisland Massacre

A Peaceful Pint in O’Tooles Bar, Loughinisland

Last winter I dropped into O’Tooles Bar in County Down, Northern Ireland for a beer. Had I done so on this same evening twenty years previously there is a chance I would have been shot deadRead More
Songkran in Luang Prabang, Laos

Tips for Enjoying Songkran

You’re armed to the teeth with the biggest water gun you could find and ready for some watery mayhem but want to make the most of what might be a once in life time experience. The great thing about Songkran is it is for everyone: young and old, male or female, Thai or tourist, everyone has a laugh and enjoys themselves. Here is our guide to the polite mayhem Thais call Songkran. Read More
Songkran in Chiang Mai

Where to Celebrate Songkran in Thailand? (or Laos or Myanmar)

For myself and most other farang Songkran is about running around town assaulting old women and children - and everyone in between - with the biggest water gun money can buy. Read More
An average street in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Differences in a Street in Thailand and Britain

The low drone of traffic from the high street near our room is temporarily drowned out by the furious revving of a presumably soon-to-be fully repaired motorbike. The repair shop was just opposite us and while this is a mixed residential and commercial area, this sort of noise pollution just wouldn’t happen at home.Read More