Free independent Travel (FIT) brings many advantages over a standard packaged holiday deal: Even within a modest budget, there are no limits. Go where you want, when you want – and tailor the trip to fit your own personal aspirations. Get inspired with some of our own favourite travel bonuses.
The Borneo Wavehunters
The Borneo Wavehunters rapids each have their own character - “Headhunter”, “Cobra”, “Scooby-Doo” and the nerve-wracking "Washing Machine”.
Airlines, Airports, Transfers
Which airlines deliver ...& which disappoint? Getting a great deal is not just about the cost - How about reliability, service & safety? Checkout our highs ...and lows
SandSpice Throw Pillow
Accent cushions with original art, for that instant zhuzh factor in any room. Decorative and durable 100% spun polyester cover with an optional polyester fill/insert.
Sandbank Affaire - Maldives
The Sandbank Affaire is a private evening dinner excursion to a distant mini-island, devised by the Makunudu management.
Karimunjawa by Scooter
With 22 kms of ‘road’ between the main port and the north, the best way of discovering this Indonesian island is with a scooter rental 🛵
Abseiling down a waterfall might not be everyones cup of tea, but for an adrenaline rush its hard to beat waterfall rappelling in Boquete, Panama
Nightmares we didn't see coming
Check our growing list of budget accommodation nightmares & hotels from hell... because sometimes its important to know where *not* to stay.
Panama Canal Kayaking 🛶
When planning our trip, we didn't realize that kayaking was just one of the activities available on the Panama Canal.
Videos & Soundtracks
Video footage can often tell more of a story than a thousand words. Add a decent soundtrack and you feel transported back to the time and place...
Over 60s Travel 🧓
Explore the world, meet new people & create lasting memories. Just grab your sense of humor, pack your bags & hit the road. The world is waiting!
Denpasar Souvenir Shopping
Looking for low-cost souvenirs in Bali? Don't waste your time trying to haggle down the prices of the Ubud markets. Save your souvenir shopping for Denpasar
Borneo Rainforest Discovery
In the Sepilok Forest Reserve, the Borneo Rainforest Discovery Centre is one of Sabah's most popular environmental education centres.
Travel Essentials 👣
A summary of the things we've carried during our travels - as well as the stuff we've purchased during our trips . Depending on your destination, you might find some of these items useful yourself...
Whether you’re into water rafting in Borneo or beach combing in Goa, for inspiration check out these accessible, inexpensive & unique activities.
SandSpice at the Movies
‘From Russia with Love’ in Turkey, ‘Prison Break’ in Panama, ‘South Pacific’ in Malaysia, ‘Game of Thrones’ in Spain. Check out these and other classic film locations.
Best Bites & Spicy Delights
If you have an adventurous palette, when travelling you'll discover some amazing flavours and experience a diversity of unforgettable snacks and dishes.
Tenerife Siam Park 🌊
Tower of Power - A Tenerife Siam Park sensation: An insane 30-meter vertical drop from an Inca temple then underwater through a shark tank.
360 Degree Panoramas
Using Google Street View & some post processing software, its possible to produce some pretty nifty 360 degree panoramic images from a standard smartphone.
Step off the grid to Seclusion
Here are some of our favourite secluded tropical beaches. All you need to take along is a towel, a picnic and a long cool drink. 🙂
Coffee Tours in Panama ☕
You can learn a lot from coffee tours in Boquete Panama - The darker espresso has little caffeine compared to lighter American-style coffee
The hotels and guesthouses you book will have a dramatic effect on your overall travel experience. Check out our recommendations for some of the best, most cost-effective budget accommodation we've discovered.
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