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Want to backpack on a budget? Here are four tips!

Want to backpack on a budget? Here are four tips!

It’s an age-old problem for many keen backpackers - they’re excited to head out and see the world, but they’re struggling to work out how they can do this on a limited budget. Backpacking doesn’t have to be expensive though, and in fact, there are many simple ways to make sure you’re making your money go further on your trip of a lifetime. This blog looks at just how you can stretch your money further, stay on the road longer, and ultimately have the money to do everything that you want to do whilst you’re visiting the countries on your...

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Nick Barker
Make sure you’re prepared for mosquitos on your hiking holiday

Make sure you’re prepared for mosquitos on your hiking holiday

If you’re backpacking or going on a hiking holiday, it’s extremely important that you’re prepared to fight against the age-old nuisance - mosquitoes and other bugs! Wilderness explorers have to deal with buzzing and biting and then the inevitable itch if they aren’t prepared. In some cases, for those who are more adventurous, there can be even more danger - Dengue, or even Zika, can all be an issue in foreign lands, which means that, in every scenario, being prepared for mosquitos is important. When it comes to mosquitoes, your first line of defence in the wilderness (and anywhere, really)...

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Nick Barker
Backpacking Essentials for your South East Asia Trip!

Backpacking Essentials for your South East Asia Trip!

If you're planning on heading to Southeast Asia for the first time, it can be hard to know what to pack. Unfortunately, the thousands of packing lists available online don't make it any easier and often offer conflicting advice - should you take jeans or not? Do you need a laptop? What about a first aid kit? Should you bring a backpack or a suitcase? Do you need hiking boots? And, importantly, which insect repellent should you be taking with you? Whether you're planning on lounging on the beaches of Southern Thailand, searching for orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo,...

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The Eye Team

How to avoid mosquito bites when travelling

Mosquitoes are a seemingly ubiquitous force: wherever humans dwell, these irritating creatures seem to follow. That means you will have to deal with them whilst on holiday, no less than you do back at home. But mosquitoes encountered when travelling pose an additional risk to you and your loved ones besides their usual annoying buzzing and biting activity: depending on what region of the world you go to, you may also be at risk of contracting deadly diseases like Malaria, West Nile River virus, and dengue fever via their bites. Read on as we give you some pointers for avoiding...

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