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Welcome to Step Ahead Travel! I am a travel blogger and writer with a passionate interest in the sights, history and cultures of countries around the world.

For the past ten years I've travelled over 50 countries across five different continents. I’ve done it cheaply, safely and independently and if I can do it you can also!

To read more please visit the About Me page.



Answers to all my most commonly asked travel questions can be found on the FAQ page.

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So you want to travel the world? Take a gap year, do a working holiday or go backpacking? Perhaps you’ve read books and dreamed of adventures that others talk about. You'd love to start exploring the world for yourself but perhaps travelling alone makes you feel apprehensive and not knowing where to start.

Well don't worry because you are in the right place!

Welcome to Step Ahead Travel - the perfect resource that will help backpackers and independent world travellers to fulfil their dreams. On this site you’ll find a wealth of travel information that will inspire, guide, help and educate you. It will give you the confidence to follow your dreams and turn them into a wonderful reality.

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Despite popular belief, travelling the world doesn’t need to be expensive and certainly doesn’t need to be done as part of an organised tour that has been booked in advance by an agent. And it is not for the privileged few. With the required knowledge, it can be done cheaply and easily by everyone, including you!

All you need is just a little information to get you started.

Step Ahead Travel is your personal travel advisor to provide resources to potential backpackers of any age or background. Find out just how you can plan and prepare for your very own adventure travel! You'll be shown what an amazing experience budget travel can be and the benefits you’ll enjoy long after returning home.

Latest Blogs

Responsible Tourism During COVID-19
COVID19 Travel Guide

A comprehensive guide on how COVID19 has affected travel:

  • Insight into the impact of lockdown
  • Advice for hestitant travellers
  • Essential news to keep an eye on
  • What to expect from airlines, hotels and resorts


Mobile phone photography
Phone Photography

Create memories you'll be proud of with these basic photography techniques for using your phone to take great travel photos.


Air Travel Tips

From booking to flying - this useful guide with colourful infographics details how to get the best airfares and an enjoyable flight.


Travel Apps
Using Apps for Travel

All you need to know about downloading and using the wide range of apps available for vacation planning and travelling.


Vacation Planning
Vacation Planning

Planning your next vacation becomes easy with these helpful tips, tricks and lists to have you on your way to your best trip yet.


Solo travel
Myth of Solo Travel

Many people think solo travel is a lonely experience but the truth is that when you travel the world alone you are never really alone.


Flying with pets
Flying with Your Pet

Your journey with your pet will start long before takeoff and this comprehensive guide will give you all the information you need.


Get the Book

There is a wealth of information available about travel and backpacking. If you research enough, you could probably find what you need to plan and prepare your trip.


Travel Unravelled Book

Travel Unravelled

The ultimate guide for seeing the world on any budget

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My book Travel Unravelled is a comprehensive travel guide to every aspect of backpacking, especially if you are on a budget. Information is accurate, up to date and easy to read with clearly defined chapters and subheadings.

Above all, every page will be relevant and important to YOU. The information has been thoroughly researched but more importantly, written from my own experiences. The sound advice and best travel tips are being offered because I know they work and is all you need for the ultimate travel experience.