Barry and Simone are avid adventurers, and are currently travelling around South East Asia. Right now they are in Thailand and you can follow their journey across the Land of Smiles at www.thetrackandoffit.com.
By Barry and Simone
Island Hopping in the Gulf of Thailand
After a week in the hustle & bustle of Bangkok, all we wanted was to hit those famous Thai beaches. We didn’t want to spend too much time crossing the country on long distance buses so after hours of debating the pros and cons of the Andaman Coast and the Gulf of Thailand Barry finally put his foot down and threw the Lonely Planet at me (well, the Kindle, of course). Actually, the option of an overnight train to Surit Thani, gateway to the islands was the deciding factor.
Christmas time in London is magical and a wonderful season to visit and enjoy this great city. We have festive lights, Christmas markets, ice rinks in amazing settings, carol singing and Christmas trees, our famous shops pushing out the boat to make it all fun and so many cosy pubs to retreat to when you have exhausted yourselves. As a Tripbod, I really love showing visitors around London in December. Here are just 3 of the fun things we could see and do:
Source: Typhoon Haiyan on November 7, 2013, NASA
Last month Kuldip looked back at his experience with a natural disaster in his birthplace of India. This month our Tripbod from the Philippines, Jaycee Perez talks about the devastating typhoon that hit the south of the country recently.
By Tripbod Linda
Imagine the streets covered in white, the cold crispy air and you warm dressed and ready to explore the Winter Magic in Oslo! The capital of Norway is the perfect place to visit if you want to combine city-life and winter activities. It is easy accessible from wherever you are staying. With a personal Tripbod-welcome I will tell you all about what you can do while in Oslo.
We get a mention @ 14 minutes in!
"Are you a tourist or a traveller? Is there really a difference? We discuss why nobody likes being called a tourist - especially travellers. We also discuss the traits of a bad tourists and explain how you can be a good local."
By Jesse Jorg
It is only since I have lived in Amsterdam, that I know the true meaning of being homesick!
Barry and Simone are avid adventurers, and are currently travelling around South east Asia. From their valuable experience, they list the top essentials YOU shouldn’t leave without.
By Barry and Simone
When you’re on the road, be it for four days, four months or four years, there are some things you shouldn’t leave behind. Here are three things that are the first to go on our packing lists:
Photo credit: Gabriel N (wikimedia)
By Kuldip Gadhvi
While all eyes are looking at the Philippines, Tripbod Kuldip looks back at a similar disaster that changed his and his family’s life forever..
Gujarat Earthquake in India 2001
It was republic day of India and I was reading books, preparing for my final exams of higher secondary school. We were living on the 4th Floor of this 4 story apartment, which towered at around 80 blocks. All of sudden we heard a terrible noise (it sounded like artillery bombarding) and everything started shaking. I remember cupboards moving forward, things falling down from upper shelves and my mum, younger brother and I gathering in the common area of our house having little idea of what was going on. It was about a one minute earthquake and that one minute was far worse than any nightmare I have ever had. However after a minute when the earth calmed again, somehow I was calm and stabilised too. Mum was very scared and I panicked, so I asked her to pray for a while.
Our Tripbod Deepa was on Indian TV show ‘The Foodie’! On the show she cooks her favourite Indian dishes.
'This week, the Foodie visits the Matunga area in Mumbai in the hunt for great, authentic South Indian food. Join Kunal Vijayakar as he samples street food, tucks into an authentic South Indian meal at a restaurant and visits a South Indian home. Also, check out the secret behind some delicious snacks and indulge in a wide variety of South Indian delights!'
Every year in November there’s a travel conference in London called World Travel Market. Every year the Tripbod team helps organise a networking event for anyone passionate about making travel more sustainable, responsible and a better deal for all.
It’s hard to believe our event is already in its 8th year, but it was very clear to me on Wednesday that this group of people is alive, thriving, and changing the way the world travels - one trip at a time.
By Daniel Turner
You won’t have to go to Tattooine or wait till the year 2087 to travel to mars to see alien landscapes, red rivers and fantasy cotton candy springs. That is because in the distant frontiers of earth lie, all of these strange sights…
How often have you walked past parts of London wondering what on earth happened there in the past? We all know that London has a rich and outrageous history and the ‘Death and Debauchery Tour’ delivers the parts of it that we all love the best, detailing horrific stories of gore and scandal! With Halloween coming up soon, this is the time to explore the death and debauchery of London…
- London Death and Debauchery Tour. insider london. tripbod. bubonic plague. history. past. london. ghosts. halloween. tudor. elizabeth i. jack shepard. great plague. charles dickens. beer. great fire. 1666. 1665. church. lepers. criminals. pickpocketing. victorian. dracula.
Tired of bumping into fellow countrymen while traversing the globe? Then open the EasyJet and RyanAir flight maps. Yes, open up the maps! Now that they’re open, find the countries they don’t fly to. Did you find the diamond shaped country beneath Croatia? It’s Montenegro. THAT should be your next trip.
It is time to do battle with London’s weather and public transport again to find your sanctuary from the chaos, at the WTM “Fringe” Responsible Tourism networking event, hosted this year @ citizenM.
We co-founded this event 8 years ago and have seen it grow at an astounding rate, with more and more people coming down every year, as well as spawning sister events in other countries.
We understand how frustrating it is to not have your voice heard as an entrepreneur and to be excluded from the big flashy networking events, so we formed our alternative fringe event, just for people like you. If you have succeeded in the field of responsible tourism entrepreneurship or have an idea that you’re craving to get out into the world, then we have the opportunity for you to do a 30 second pitch at our event!