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From time to time we are try out a product related to travel, photography or kids to share with our readers. We always write honest, transparent reviews so you can benefit from our experience.

  • Scratch Off World Map Review: The Surprisingly Satisfying Travel Tracker

    Scratch Off World Map Review: The Surprisingly Satisfying Travel Tracker

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    Recording your journeys is as old as time. Prehistoric Paleolithic dudes did it. Ancient Greek conquerors did it. This scratch off world map is blissfully simple and you get the same buzz as an instant-win scratchy game, but there’s no gambling involved… everyone’s a winner! Simply scratch off the foil from countries you’ve been to, and you’re rewarded with a gratifying burst of colour and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction.

  • Rücken Camera Backpack Review: Affordable All-Round Bag

    Rücken Camera Backpack Review: Affordable All-Round Bag

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    I recently tried out the Rücken Camera Backpack from BAGSMART to see if it would live up to the promise of a universal combo camera bag & all-day backpack.The Rücken is endowed with style. It would look at home on the back of a plaid-clad hipster in the big smoke, commuting on a zippy bicycle, or even hiking in the mountains. And of course, on an all-day photography walk.

  • Pimsleur: My Secret Weapon to Quickly Learn a New Language

    Pimsleur: My Secret Weapon to Quickly Learn a New Language

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    In most countries, the locals speak enough English to help us get around. But what happens if you come across someone that doesn’t speak English, or go to a country where English isn’t really spoken? Suddenly, simple things like getting directions, ordering a meal, or paying for shopping can get pretty difficult. With Pimsleur’s language learning method, speaking a new language (or two) just became super easy and affordable.

  • Xinja Review: Australian Prepaid Travel Card With Zero Fees?

    Xinja Review: Australian Prepaid Travel Card With Zero Fees?

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    Up until recently, most Australian travel cards didn't impressed me. I’ve seen a couple Australian debit or credit cards offer zero foreign transaction fees, but with significant compromises in the features and other fees. But now I might just have found the silver bullet with Xinja

  • Spivo Review: GoPro Selfie Stick… With A Twist

    Spivo Review: GoPro Selfie Stick… With A Twist

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    I’ve tried a couple selfie sticks before, but I recently came across a new design which captured my attention. And immediately I thought to myself, “why hasn’t anyone created this before?”. The genius of the Spivo GoPro selfie stick is in its simplicity.

  • TEMPUR Sleep Mask Review - The Secret To Sleeping On A Plane

    TEMPUR Sleep Mask Review - The Secret To Sleeping On A Plane

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    Everyone agrees that a good night's sleep is vital, not only for your health, but to provide you with the energy needed every day. Sleeping on a plane isn’t easy at the best of times. Drifting off to dreamland in an upright position is downright unnatural, and then there’s the distracting noises and lights. Fortunately, there is something you can do to help make sleeping on a plane easier and more enjoyable. A simple starting point is wearing a sleep mask.

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