‘The Expat Stories’ is a short series of interviews with expats from around the world. Our first story is of Anja Kukofka, a woman who left her job at one of Europe’s most famous fashion brands to pursue her dreams in Bali. Her ‘Black and White Story’ starts with the birth of her company, Mysayang (Balinese…

In many Afghanistan communities, it is forbidden for women to use bicycles.  Instead, the use of skateboards have become, for many young girls, a sense of liberation. Back in 2013, British photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson visited the small town of Kabal in Afghanistan. She was amazed by the number of young women who had challenged her preconceptions. She…

Our guest writer Naira from traversinglife has written us this article on the beauty of Egypt’s secret beaches. Who knew we were missing out on the magical place that is Egypt… Since 2011 tourism in Egypt has dropped drastically, however it is still a beautiful country with countless things to offer. Until now, what few…

Indonesia attracts millions of tourists every year. It’s known for its critically acclaimed surf, thousands of beautiful islands, colourful culture and affordable living costs. Many people visit Indonesia for a quick holiday, while others want to stay for longer. Whether either are the case for you, you’ll need to be informed on the tourist visa…

“Pearl of the Orient”, the country where most backpackers swinging through the banana pancake trail don’t usually consider on visiting. Why? Maybe because it’s geographically out of the loop and not part of the established South East Asian trail. But, I certainly think future travelers should reconsider. And not just settle on a “maybe” kind…

Our third guest writer is Dany from travellingdany. She is an avid traveller and documents her adventures from all over the world, particularly the USA. Dany’s blog provides travelers with helpful tips, discounts and guides for those looking to plan their trip. She has written us this stunning article on how you can spend 24…

As a short feature, TravelGig has collaborated with a number of guest bloggers to hear about their worldwide adventures. Henar, from Henarwanderwings has written this stunning article on Madeira and used her own photographs to show you why you need to visit! Madeira is one of those places that many people overlook. Most would have heard…

Cairo is one of those cities that will leave you mentally beaten and bruised should you stay too long. The scary traffic, constant scams, horrible pollution and, the never ending harassment from relentless touts will make you want to scream: “I JUST WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE!” However, that’s just the price you have…

Japan has no shortage of stunning scenery; of mountains, blossom, lakes, temples. The amount of beauty in Japan is endless. It’s also home to one of the world’s most chaotic but quirky cities, Tokyo. The wildlife and landscapes come alive in all seasons in Japan. There’s the beautiful array of blooming flowers, trees and plants…

“Be a responsible citizen and take care of the planet,” has been drilled into our heads since we were children*. We learn to recycle, take a reusable bag grocery shopping, and not to litter. Trash is thrown in the bin and it’s taken away, never to be seen again. Streets and parks are generally clean. It’s easy…