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Top 11 Things to Do on Phuket Island- What We Missed

There are so many things to do on Phuket island! Because we only had 24 hours we missed out on a lot. So, we’ve put together a list of sights that you should consider during your visit. Friends we’ve met along the way told us all about them but they were either out of budget or didn’t fit into our time frame. If you’re looking for things to do on Phuket, all the tour offices can tell you how to get there. Make sure you book all tours 24-hours in advance. Continue reading “Top 11 Things to Do on Phuket Island- What We Missed”

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One Day in Phuket: A Backpacker’s 24-Hour Guide

As a welcome back post after a couple of months of traveling I’d like to introduce my lovely boyfriend Tom with an article on one day in Phuket. I thought I’d give you a quick intro as you’re going to hear more from him on the Who Needs Shoes platform. Aside from his great writing, he’s also on the same adventure as me. He’s a freelance digital marketing consultant with a passion for all things travel and adventure. We’re like two peas in a pod: budget backpackers with the aim of exploring as much of the world while we can! From now on, you’ll be able to hear more about Asia and various other parts of the world from another person’s point of view, enjoy. 🙂 Continue reading “One Day in Phuket: A Backpacker’s 24-Hour Guide”

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The Ko Phangan Half Moon Party Vs. The Full Moon Party

The Ko Phangan Half Moon party is becoming increasingly popular despite most people visiting the island for the Full Moon party. Both parties are completely different. And, despite being a strong believer that this island has a lot more to offer than just a good party, they are both different, and I would have loved to know that before heading over. Continue reading “The Ko Phangan Half Moon Party Vs. The Full Moon Party”

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The Amazing Street Art of Ko Phangan, Thailand

Ko Phangan, Thailand is home to some amazing street art. No matter where you turn, you’ll see some form of cool mural, most likely done by Color Fighter. From the street walls to shop doors, the Half Moon Party, their name is everywhere!

Ko Phangan is one of the most creative places we have visited in Thailand. Although Bangkok boasts of many beautiful temples and local craftsmanship, Ko Phangan offers this in a different way. Today, the island has become the base for all types of craftsmen and artists. Furthermore, it inspires those who aren’t creative to get their hands dirty.

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What To Expect On Your PADI Open Water Diving Course in Koh Tao, Thailand​

A month ago I visited Koh Tao, Thailand to complete my PADI Open Water Diving Course. It was awesome! I started the journey a little nervous as I had never dove before. If you are thinking of doing a diving course in Koh Tao, don’t worry! There are three reasons you should complete your diving course in Koh Tao, Thailand.

a) Koh Tao is the most tranquil, beautiful, tropical island I have ever visited.

b) Our diving instructor from Buddha View Dive Resort in Koh Tao made us feel as safe we could possibly feel.

c) You’ll make incredible friends while experiencing something life changing.

Before setting off on my journey through what to expect on your PADI Open Water Diving Course I’m going to give you an introduction to Koh Tao, in Thailand.

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Travelling as a Couple

Oh, travelling as a couple, how romantic! Long walks on the beach, the sand between your toes, sunset descending over the horizon, and beautiful selfies to litter your Instagram with. That sounds like every couple’s dream, right? The harsh reality is that that is what couples go on holiday for. Travelling as couple is a whole new ball game that you may want to think twice about before jumping in head first.

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Ko Phangan, Thailand- A Family Friendly Destination

Steph & Josh on Holiday in Ko Phangan, Thailand

Ko Phangan, Thailand, a place known by many for its full moon parties has proved to me to be one of the funnest family friendly destinations out there. The rumours of drugs, sex, and rock n’ roll all blown away by a lovely mother and her son, Steph, and Josh, on holiday in Ko Phangan, Thailand. Continue reading “Ko Phangan, Thailand- A Family Friendly Destination”

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Our Trip To Bangkok

The Eagles Have Landed- Our Trip To Bangkok

Baan Nampetch Hostel

We’d planned nothing of our trip to Bangkok. All we knew was how to get to our hotel from the airport. The rest is history. We landed in the city and I was a little sceptical. Apart from my brother, Andrew, everyone told me I would hate it. They were wrong. Our trip to Bangkok was awesome! When we got to the airport we headed straight to Baan Nampetch Hostel. We got a train all the way into downtown, followed by a 100Baht taxi to Baan Nampetch (for those of you who don’t know, 1GBP is approximately 45Baht or for the U.S. readers it’s about 35Baht to a dollar.) Continue reading “Our Trip To Bangkok”

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Positive Thinking- A Tool We Humans May Be Taking For Granted?

What others think?

What do you think of when you hear the words “positive thinking”?

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Traveling- The Hardest Parts No One Talks About Featuring Kellie Donnelly and Under African Skies

Most recently I came across a blog post by Under African Skies. In actual fact, Kellie Donnelly wrote the post but it resonated with me and am sure it will with anyone traveling.

This article entitled “The Hardest Part Of Traveling No One Talks About” brings everything back to reality. Everyone traveling knows of the hardship of coming home. You leave feeling excited. Arrive feeling nervous. Live every moment as if you are never going to do it again. And, finally, count the days until you come home. These days pass like a flash of lightning. Staying up all day and all night makes no difference. You can’t make any of it last just a second longer. Your traveling lifestyle feels like it will come to a sad end.

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