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Budget Travel, A Guide to Travelling on a Shoestring is a practical and concise guide to travelling the world and exploring new destinations with fascinating opportunities and experiences. Full of anecdotes, traveller’s advice, informative timelines and testimonies, with suggestions, guidance, ideas and need-to-know information to help you survive and thrive on your budget travels and have the adventure of a lifetime! Whether you go solo, join with friends, participate in humanitarian work, join an overland bus trip or take your own vehicle, this book is for you.

 

Split into 8 sections with 42 chapters: 1. Where to travel, with whom and preparation. 2. Safety, medical, health, survival and extreme travel. 3. Budgeting, money, what to buy and pack (kit-list). 4. Plane ticket, visa, airport and accommodation. 5. Hygiene, scams, settling in, language and law. 6. Food, journal, culture, oppression & photography. 7. Public transport, your own vehicle, renting, overland bus and researching an organization. 8. Aid work, volunteer-vacation, advice for leaders, a working team, can you help me (money) and returning home. Including:

 

Why travel, options, ideas, opportunities and experiences.The style of your trip, what to do, when to go and the cost.Gap year safety, medical and health related issues and remote travel.How to travel with money, cash, ATMs, haggling and remunerations.Your rucksack/backpack, what you need to take and leave behind.The plane ticket, review sites, applying for a visa and airport etiquette.Finding a place to stay, reservations and accommodation checks.Personal hygiene, scams, settling in and a foreign language.Be smart, shrewd and safe, the laws of the land and social media.Food & drink, keeping a journal, culture, writing and photography.    Buses, trains, taxis, motorbikes, overlanders and vehicle maintenance.                                        Overland bus trip and researching an organization.Humanitarian and development aid and leading a volunteer-vacation.                                        A working-vacation, advice for leaders and a working team.                                        Can you help me and the end of the journey.
 

Since the beginning of time mankind has asked, “Why am I alive, does my life matter and is there an afterlife I can prepare for?” Christianity Rediscovered has the answers and will help you find meaning, focus, clarity and peace. It reveals how to pursue God, invites direction, provides spiritual guidance and will motivate you to live a strong Christian life in the present whilst preparing for eternity.

 

Christianity Rediscovered is rooted and grounded in the Bible and is written in an easy-to-read style with verses of Scripture printed in full, with practical advice, guidance and explanations. Intermingled throughout the book are quotes from leaders of the Christian faith which help explain and reinforce Christian truth in a contemporary manner. The contents are practical in their explanations, lively in their illustrations and are not a list of do’s and don’ts, but what you need to know to succeed and grow now, and for a great eternal life.

 

Having a purpose and meaning to life Getting to know God and the path to Heaven How to be a happier person and find fulfilment Jesus Christ revealed and what He has done for mankind Christian language, the Bible explained and prayer explored Eternity, the Book of Life, the Judgment, Heaven and Hell Rediscovering Christianity and eternal salvation What goes on inside a church building and why Worship, Communion and being baptised in water

 

Mathew Backholer is a Christian TV presenter, author, revival historian, missiologist, seasoned traveller and the co-founder of ByFaith Media (www.ByFaith.org). Mathew began his studies at Bible College in his twenties where he received theological training and went into fulltime Christian ministry. Twenty years have passed since enrolling at Bible College and he has preached and taught at home and abroad, he is interdenominational in character, evangelical in outlook and has written more than a dozen books, and travelled to over forty countries.

Travel the World and Explore is the essential guide to traveling the world and exploring new destinations for less than $50 a day (GBP £36, Euro €43, AUD $69, NZD $72 or CAD $65). For the solo backpacker or with friends this up-to-date practical guide will save you time and money with ideas, and need-to-know information so you can have the adventure of a lifetime from two weeks to one year. Full of global travellers’ advice, anecdotes and testimonies to make your trip cheaper, safer and more exciting than you could ever have imagined! Save money with tricks and tips to ease you into your travels abroad and reduce the pressure of traveling in new destinations.


How to travel on less than $50 a day and enjoy yourself daily.

How to get cheap flights, your visa and navigating the airport.

Youth hostels, camping, hotels, lodges, cafés and restaurants.

Learning fast, language, communication, culture, food and drink.

Packing your bag, the ultimate kit list and what to leave at home.

Trekking, beach vacation, inner cities, the countryside and jungles.

When and where to go, what to do, options, ideas and possibilities.

Photography tips, social media, security and traveling with money.  

The environment, medical issues and dealing with an emergency.

How to make savings, haggling and make your money go further.

Transport abroad: buses, trains, taxis, rickshaws and motorbikes.

Getting the best deals, practical research and preparation.

Your road trip: car, motorbike, bicycle or renting abroad.

How to stay safe, healthy and on the right side of the law.

Prescription medicines that are illegal in other countries.

Travel warnings, scams, inoculations, jabs and survival items.

How to deal with unwanted attention, robbers and pickpockets. 

How to protect yourself from malaria, wildlife, leeches and insects.  

Food: allergies, hygiene, etiquette, vegetarian or vegan and potions.

International driving permit, vehicle maintenance and driving abroad.

Free WiFi, social media, communication, tablets and smartphones.

Border crossings, transport hubs, fellow travellers and stimulants.

Culture shock, religion, poverty, exploitation and helping others.  

Charted transport, renting a motorbike, scooter or boat.

Theme parks, tourist and resort tax and when to tip.


As a world traveller Mathew Backholer has visited more than forty countries and has traveled the length of Africa from Cairo to the Cape, across South-East Asia from India to Vietnam and from Nepal to Russia via China and Mongolia and has survived the Trans-Siberian Railway. He has visited North Africa six times, driven around Britain and Europe and has gone solo, with friends, as part of team and as a team leader. He is the co-founder of ByFaith Media (www.ByFaith.org) and presents the reality travel series ByFaith TV which airs globally on numerous networks. He is the author of many books including: Budget Travel, A Guide to Travelling on a Shoestring and How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission.


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