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Itchy Feet Magazine

Itchy Feet Magazine is an online travel magazine for independent and adventurous travellers. Our aims are to champion sustainable travel, provide a platform for new journalistic talent and last but not least provide a fresh and inspirational e-magazine covering all corners of the globe, from hidden gems to well-trodden paths.
Itchy Feet Magazine has written 221 posts for Itchy Feet Magazine

In market heaven in Mexico

Sarah Stewart finds a feast for all the senses at the markets of Mexico… The food hall was thick with veils of smoke, billowing up until it hit the blackened roof beams. Old women fanning glowing charcoal grills were visible through the haze. The aroma of charring meat besieged our noses. Plump ladies beckoned to … Continue reading

After dark in the South African bush

Amy Hallissey receives a fond farewell from the African bush… The South African bush offered many unique experiences during my month spent there as a volunteer on a game reserve, yet still, my last night turned out to be more eventful than I had anticipated. I thought I had seen all that I was meant … Continue reading

A bumpy ride in Ecuador

Louise Alexander gets a baptism by fire on the slopes of Ecuador’s Mount Cotopaxi… “Es muy facil!” I was assured as I booked my ticket with a little apprehension. “Gentle downhill all the way,  wide and smooth”. I drew attention to the fact that I was not what you would call accomplished on a mountain bike. … Continue reading

25 free attractions in London

Great Britain’s capital city is well and truly in the spotlight at the moment, with the enthralling Olympic opening ceremony surpassing the expectations even of London’s biggest fans. Most people’s perception of the city is that it is not easy on the wallet – especially while the Games are drawing the crowds. Sure, like any … Continue reading

Bangkok before sunrise

Naomi Larsson spends one night in Bangkok… The city is encapsulated with a heavy smog as my friends and I mentally prepare ourselves for an equally heavy night in Bangkok. It’s our stopover on the way to Hanoi and with a flight at 5.30am we thought it best not to bother spending money on a … Continue reading

Venice: a taste of the invisible city

Charlotte Carlton provides a gastronomic yet wallet friendly guide to Italy’s most alluring city… In Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Marco Polo tells the Emperor Kublai Khan of the city of Zobeide, founded after men of various nations had the same dream of pursuing a woman through an unknown city. Each man goes in search of … Continue reading

Photo story: Ladakh

Sandwiched between the Kunlun mountain range to the north and the great Himalayas to the south, Ladakh is one of the most sparsely populated regions of India, home to one of the last undisturbed Tantric Buddhist populations on earth, protected by the sheer force of geography. Isolation has preserved an almost medieval way of life, dictated … Continue reading

The Greyhound way round: crisscrossing America by bus

Aaron Francis shares his experience of traversing the huge distances of the US … As the bus wound its way through the strangely quiet streets and turned into the Transbay terminal the driver announced, “this is San Francisco, folks. End of the line”. After 60 days, 29 states, nearly 9,000 miles, and more than 200 … Continue reading

Making the most of Australia’s tropical north

Lauren Edwards offers us a taste of all that Queensland’s Cape Tribulation has to offer… You’ve fought your way through the chaos of the East Coast. You’ve battled your way through the backpacker central of Cairns. You keep driving and driving, desperate to escape the swarms of Euro-backpackers, the party bus pub crawls and jelly … Continue reading

Image of the month

This month’s image was captured by Ben Jones at the One Pillar Pagoda, a Buddhist temple within the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a replica of an older temple that was built in 1049 and destroyed by the French in 1954. The pagoda itself has a unique design that is meant to … Continue reading