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Taking a Road Trip in Kent was a passageway into a new kind of life for us; it was the first time we’d embarked in professional house sitting and…

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Rebecca Mayoll is a ‘just turned 30’ freelance writer and photographer from England. She is the co-founder and author of straightondetour.com, a travel website with the mantra ‘find your own adventure.’ Promoting adventurous destinations, independent travel and giving a humorous insight to the World of travel is what Becky does best.

A Road Trip in Kent

A Road Trip in Kent

Taking a Road Trip in Kent was a passageway into a new kind of life for us; it was the first time we’d embarked in professional house sitting and…

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How Did I End Up Here? – A Sailors Mourning

How Did I End Up Here? – A Sailors Mourning

  . This short travel piece ‘How Did I End Up Here?’ is an excerpt from my sailing diary in 2010 somewhere in the Solomon…

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What it Takes to Herd the Bison

What it Takes to Herd the Bison

  “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of the buffalo in the wintertime. It…

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A Mammoth Encounter with Tonga’s Whales

A Mammoth Encounter with Tonga’s Whales

  “Go on. Now” our skipper commands, “And good luck.” As directed, we ease ourselves into the water without making a splash because even our tiny frantic…

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Swimming With Whales in Tonga: A Complete Guide

Swimming With Whales in Tonga: A Complete Guide

  Why is is swimming with whales in Tonga so popular? Not only is Tonga one of the only countries in the world that allows…

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How I Quit My Life and Beat My Depression

How I Quit My Life and Beat My Depression

The Beginning . It is common for people to meet a long-term traveller and ask “what are you running from?” I used to stumble upon…

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The Sounds in the Silence, Grasslands National Park

The Sounds in the Silence, Grasslands National Park

The Sounds in the Silence, Grasslands National Park   A sound brings me to my senses, a guttural noise that scars the peaceful whisper of…

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12 Reasons to put Icelands M1 On Your Bucket List

12 Reasons to put Icelands M1 On Your Bucket List

  For such a small and isolated landmass Iceland packs a massive punch for anyone paying it a visit. The M1 is Iceland’s prominent ring-road…

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Meet Valdez, Alaska’s True Adventure Playground

Meet Valdez, Alaska’s True Adventure Playground

  Psssst. I found a place you just have to visit. Meet Valdez, Alaska’s true adventure playground.   Alaska is a place known by everyone,…

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Scuba Diving the Poor Knights

Scuba Diving the Poor Knights

  It has been a while since we took a dip underwater so when we had the chance to take three days off from work…

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Hi we're Prue and Becks, travel writers and photographers who have been travelling the world together since 2012. Without taking ourselves too seriously, we divulge the lesser known, out of the way places and give you the tools to replicate it. Want to know more? Click on our pic.