From backpacking the Maldives to hiking in Mongolia – a quick tour of the eighty one countries I’ve visited

A brief history of some of the countries I’ve visited during my nearly twenty years of backpacking Is country counting acceptable in the world of backpacking? There’s a lot of negativity around ‘country counting’ in the travel community, with some travellers being very disdainful of those who count. It’s not about the quantity, it’s the…… Continue reading From backpacking the Maldives to hiking in Mongolia – a quick tour of the eighty one countries I’ve visited

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Adventure and Johnny Cakes in Belize – Tor’s Travel Tales

A perfect Backpacking Itinerary in Belize Belize is a fascinating country. When I visited there, as part of a four month trip in Central America in the winter of 2018, I’d never heard of it before. Well, I’d heard of it, I just had no idea where it was! I certainly didn’t know it was…… Continue reading Adventure and Johnny Cakes in Belize – Tor’s Travel Tales

Tors Travel Tips – tissues, snacks and staying safe as a solo traveller

I recently read a travel article about a solo city break in Vienna. I was quite surprised that the writer thought it a big deal to have a weekend away alone. Of course I travel alone every year for a few months and have done for over fifteen years now, so I’m well used to…… Continue reading Tors Travel Tips – tissues, snacks and staying safe as a solo traveller