48 Hours To Go For You To Win a Flip Camera!

by Gareth CrewNovember 17, 2009 Competition

There are just 48 hours left of voting until the winner of the fantastic FiveAmTraveller Flip Camera is announced.
If you don’t feel like clicking on the links, here and here to explain, I’ll take you up to speed.
We at FiveAmTraveller are a nice bunch of people, and as such, like dealing with the nice things [...]

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Nothing Toulouse: Part 3

by David DaviesNovember 13, 2009 Nothing Tolouse

Studying abroad is a stressful proposition. Gemma had literally eleven thousand forms to fill in using the infamous red ink and blood combo so beloved by the French. Me, I’m a freelance writer so perhaps you’ve already guessed, this means we have little to no money.
With the apartment chewing up an extraordinary slice of our [...]

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Kite Flying vs A Nintendo DS

by Gareth CrewNovember 5, 2009 Entertainment

So, which one is better? Find out here on our DiscountVouchers blog I like kites, and I like the Nintendo DS. I wonder what would be perfect? A kite flying game on the DS!

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The best iPhone travel apps available

by Gareth CrewNovember 3, 2009 Technology

I can’t wait for my iPhone, which I will be getting some time in the new year, according to Vodafone. I was so excited I saw this on our sister site, overseas.com.au and thought you’d all like to see what are the best iPhone travel apps available (for free!) check them out here.

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Nothing Toulouse part 2: The Coke-Snatching Baby

by David DaviesNovember 3, 2009 Nothing Tolouse

In the first few days in a new place, particularly a city, it’s impossible to be anything but a tourist. Tourists follow specific behaviours which make them incredibly susceptible and gullible:
1.    A propensity to stare upwards at objects such as shop signs, bricks and common birds as if one was watching the moon landings;
2.    A [...]

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Nothing Toulouse part 1

by David DaviesOctober 30, 2009 Nothing Tolouse

My name is David, or Alex, depending on whether you’re talking to my friends or family. Nothing to do with identity theft, more to do with Welsh family tradition. Gemma is my girlfriend, and she’s the reason we’re here. She’s studying French and Spanish in university, and for three glorious months in the winter of [...]

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Best and Worst Travel Experiences from Chris Guillebeau

by adminOctober 29, 2009 Travelling

In another addition to my growing list of bloggers with travel stories, in this episode Chris Guillebeau get’s kicked out onto the street in a strange place with nowhere to go …

Favorite Photograph:
Best – so many! I tend to think of several things from the years we lived in Africa, but I also appreciated riding [...]

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Around the World in 80 Fire Departments?

by adminOctober 28, 2009 Readers own

As part of my series investigating blogger’s travel stories, I received this cool anecdote from Mark Silver of Heart of Business:

A best travel experience was when I was 20 travelling behind the iron curtain to Krakow, Warsaw and Prague. Lots of stories- one was wherever I went I traded fire department patches (I belonged to [...]

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Cheap Flight or False Economy?

by chrisOctober 21, 2009 Travelling

Can you remember the Concorde? It gripes me that aviation has actually gone backwards. 1970’s technology was more advanced than we have 30 years later? That can’t be right, can it? People would gladly pay the extra cost of flying supersonic because in a couple of hours you could go from Paris or London to [...]

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Taming the fears of a Bed and Breakfast

by Gareth CrewOctober 21, 2009 Readers own

Let me admit it now: I have a pathological fear of Bed and Breakfasts (B&B)
For our non UK native friends (who may not be sure of what a B&B is) it’s a place for travellers to rest their heads and get food in the morning (as the name suggests – strangely). But these places are [...]

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