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Becoming financially independent and travelling the world has been a dream of mine since I was young. In 2012 I decided to dedicate my life to travel. I will document my journey through this site.

Exploring India by bus

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Many of the more adventurous backpackers and students visit India because it’s cheap and easy to get around. It’s also home to some breathtakingly beautiful temples, luscious jungles, pristine beaches and other fascinating sights that will take your breath away. Sounds exciting right? It is! India is the ideal destination for anyone on a budget and the rupees value is very low, meaning you can get a lot more for a lot less. Transport in ... Read More »

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014

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The world famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014 is scheduled for Friday 25 April to Sunday 4th May at the Fair Grounds Race Course which is located in the heart of the historic city. This 10-day music mash-up promises to see more people than ever before and strives to beat it’s audience of over 425,000 people it seen in 2013, hopefully this year round it will be without the thunderstorms and mad weather ... Read More »

Unveiled and Lifted Documentary

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Is it time for you to stop giving your power and freedom away to government and other people who claim to know what is ‘best’ for you? Whilst most of us have to live under government control, there are certain aspects which we can take back for ourselves. Many of us are taught from children that government knows best and that they are elected or brought into power to better serve the community – I ... Read More »

Get Free (or Nearly Free) Airport Transfers Worldwide

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Travelling is fun most of the time but there are points in every travellers journey which are an utter grind. My personal peeve is forgetting to arrange transport from the airport to wherever I’m staying, if I’ve booked somewhere that is. This is normally only a problem for me if the airport is out of the city or out of reach of somewhere cheap to stay. Now normally one could freestyle it to a hostel ... Read More »

The Ultimate Charging Station for Travellers

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Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve found yourself in a shared dorm of a hostel in some random country with only one or two electrical sockets to serve everyone? It can be a nightmare especially with everyone now having multiple electronic devices they need to charge: ipods laptops camera batteries mobile phones portable hair straighteners (yup! I’ve seen it!) … Well before I left for Greece, I thought back to all the ... Read More »

Essential Security Software & Browser Plugins for the Travel Writer

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For people who work as travel writers or simply those who find themselves using free WI-FI spots in cafés, airports and hostels/hotels whilst on the road it is essential that you secure your connection and computer the very best you can to avoid being a victim of cyber-crime and intrusions from hackers. You’ll soon see how vulnerable you could be to hackers and con-artists by the end of this article (plus the steps you need to ... Read More »

Holiday Ideas to put the Art in Architecture

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Traditionally Europe is seen as the centre of the art world and tourists travel many miles to visit the famous galleries and museums of major European cities; yet the streets of Europe are an artwork in themselves and architects the artists that have left their mark. ART ON THE STREETS Helsinki was declared the World Design Capital in 2012, an honorific title that paid tribute to the importance of design in the Finnish capital. Austrian ... Read More »

TEDxRainier – Patti Dobrowolski – Draw Your Future

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Patti Dobrowolski is a nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, strategic illustrator and newly minted author, she spends her time focused on new neuroscience discoveries that leverage the power of imagination and visuals to actualize a vision of the future. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. What do we want in life? When we think about what we want in life, we ... Read More »

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Go Travelling

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Have you ever wanted to quit your job and go travelling? Why don’t you?! Well I’ve compiled a little but tasty top 10 list of all the reasons I think people should quit their job and go travelling. Most come in response from a little notebook I kept of all the reasons I hated my job! You’re not happy in your current job, and want something better The only way this will ever change is ... Read More »

25% Off HostGator Hosting Coupon/Discount Code – 2013

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Hey Guys/Gals, If you’re looking for a HostGator Discount Code/Coupon which is valid for 1 year (01st Jan 2013 – 01st Jan 2014) then use: livefree25 at the checkout and get 25% off your hosting fees! Visit Hostgator now and check out their prices. Valid for hosting only and for new accounts only. Will post more codes here in the future so make sure you check back regularly! Thanks, Paul. Read More »

Radio Button Categories in WordPress

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If you’re like me and have multiple authors adding content to your site, you may find that the standard checkbox system of selecting categories is far from perfect. It allows users to add a post to more than one category which could be a problem dependant on your theme. Google may also see this as duplicate content on your site which should be avoided. Unfortunately, WordPress by default doesn’t allow you to change the checkboxes ... Read More »

Plugin Organiser: Speed Up Your WordPress Website

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One of the first things website owners do when they start up a WordPress based website is head straight over to the WordPress Plugin Repository and load up on third party scripts to add enhancements to their site. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this (actually encouraged), many people get carried away and end up installing far too many plugins that bloat their default WordPress installation and ultimately result in increased load times of their ... Read More »

Adding Watermarks to Your Photos using IrfanView (awesome free program)

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Adding watermarks to your photographs can not only help protect your photographs from being fraudulently used around the internet but also provide a free way of advertising your product, business or website. Many people don’t watermark their images because they either don’t know how, don’t have the time or simply don’t want to. It doesn’t take long to watermark photographs and using a free tool called IrfanView you can batch watermark images in a number ... Read More »

My Varnish Configuration (default.vcl)

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I thought I’d post my Varnish default.vcl file online for others to see and maybe learn from. I’m very new to Varnish and it took me quite a while to find a few good examples online which I could work from. I must admit that once set up it’s a very good piece of software which drastically improves the load time of your website. The configuration options are for this site which is running NGINX, ... Read More »

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