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  • How To Throw A Movie Night When You're On The Road

    How To Throw A Movie Night When You're On The Road

    Jan 25, 2017 Family Tips

    It’s always nice to take a moment to sit down, invite a few friends over and relax. And what better way than with a movie night?

  • 5 Reasons To Buy Luggage That Stands Out

    5 Reasons To Buy Luggage That Stands Out

    Dec 30, 2016 Travel Tips

    With the never-ending variety of colorful and inventive clothing, shoes, and accessories in the world, why is it that almost everyone has plain black luggage? Why are we all so BORING?

  • Leatherman TREAD Review: The Travel Lover’s Handyman Tool

    Leatherman TREAD Review: The Travel Lover’s Handyman Tool

    Dec 23, 2016 Product Reviews

    What do you get when you cross a stylish piece of men’s jewellery and a multi-tool? It sounds like a joke, but this handy wrist-worn travel-friendly tool is no joke. I’ve tried the Leatherman TREAD over the past month and am now ready to share my verdict.

  • PO BOX Zone Review: How To Get Your Mail While Travelling

    PO BOX Zone Review: How To Get Your Mail While Travelling

    Dec 14, 2016 Product Reviews

    We often get asked how we receive snail mail while travelling. And here’s the answer... a virtual PO Box service! Find out how PO BOX Zone works, and if it’s a good fit for you.

  • Show Me The Money: Making A Way From Thai Yoga Masseuse To Candle Making

    Show Me The Money: Making A Way From Thai Yoga Masseuse To Candle Making

    Jul 1, 2016 Show Me The Money!

    I met Rachel in Florida recently and she has an absolutely fascinating story. From a young solo girl moving to India, trying to find a way to make travel work. She has now been based in India for three years and is sharing her ways on how you too can make…

  • What Kind Of European Bus Tour Are You?

    What Kind Of European Bus Tour Are You?

    Apr 19, 2016 Travel Tips

    There are so many ways to get around Europe. We’ve driven through Italy, France and Spain. We’ve traversed the continent by train. What we haven’t done is a bus tour. Find out how to match the right bus tour to match your personality and interests with th…

  • 22 Ways To Save Money On Travel Photography Gear

    22 Ways To Save Money On Travel Photography Gear

    Mar 28, 2016 Travel Tips

    Photography is not a cheap hobby. And when you mix travel into the equation its easy to be tempted to throw a lot of money into cameras and lenses so that you can perfectly capture your highly anticipated vacation. I’ll help you keep more money in your po…

  • Luggage Free Review: Too Good To Be True?

    Luggage Free Review: Too Good To Be True?

    Feb 16, 2016 Product Reviews

    Transporting luggage can be one of the least enjoyable aspects of travel. So when I heard about Luggage Free’s door-to-door luggage delivery concept I was fascinated. How does it work? How much is it? Is it right for me? So many questions! So I tried it o…

  • 10 Night Photography Tips For Beginners

    10 Night Photography Tips For Beginners

    Feb 3, 2016 Travel Tips

    If you own a digital SLR camera and are getting comfortable with daylight shooting, then the next natural progression is capturing the night. Find inspiration from several beautiful examples of night photos, plus 10 simple-to-follow tips you can use today…

  • US Road Trip Guide: My 10 Point Checklist

    US Road Trip Guide: My 10 Point Checklist

    Dec 1, 2015 Travel Tips

    So you are flying to the United States for your very own #motherofallroadtrips. Excitement levels are high. But what do you do right now? How do you prepare? Here’s our simple 10-point US road trip guide to help you plan the drive of a lifetime.

  • 31 Weird Things About the US

    31 Weird Things About the US

    Nov 23, 2015 Reflections

    How can another English-speaking country be so different? Like Santa, I’ve been keeping a list of naughty, nice and weird things that may freak out fellow Australians. Hopefully this cultural education can prevent other Aussies from looking like fools or …

  • The Most Important Things To Remember When Travelling With Family

    The Most Important Things To Remember When Travelling With Family By Christopher

    Nov 14, 2015 Guest Blogs

    Travelling with family is one of the most uniquely rewarding experiences in life. In turn, when things start going wrong, it can be enormously stressful if you don’t travel prepared.

  • Bags For Every Holiday

    Bags For Every Holiday By Sammy Clough

    Nov 6, 2015 Guest Blogs

    Every holiday is different and its pretty difficult to apply a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to choosing the bag you’ll take away with you. A stylish messenger bag won’t cut it on a jaunt in the mountains, and a technical hydration pack isn’t…

  • Six Ways to Capture Your Family Travel Memories

    Six Ways to Capture Your Family Travel Memories By Debbie Fletcher

    Oct 25, 2015 Guest Blogs

    Teresa Lim thought using a camera to capture memorable travel scenes was too easy. So, needle and thread in hand, she decided to use her considerable skills to embroider scenes, sitting for two hours to capture settings from Prague, London, Singapore, and…

  • What Country Matches Your Personality?

    What Country Matches Your Personality?

    Oct 23, 2015 Reflections

    With 65+ countries under my belt I’ve often been asked what my favourite country is and we’ve long established we don’t have one. We have favourite experiences. But if somebody asked me where they should go on vacation, I’d assess their personality and th…

  • 5 Smart Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Vacation

    5 Smart Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Vacation

    Oct 19, 2015 Travel Tips

    Everyone wants to know how to save money on vacation, right? Or maybe it’s not money you are trying to save, you just want to get the best bargain. Here are 5 smart ways to get the most out of your next vacation

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Western Germany

    5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Western Germany By Liz & Gav

    Oct 11, 2015 Guest Blogs

    Western Germany or the Rhineland-Palatinate as it is better known, is as under rated as it is beautiful. Most of the visitors to this region originate from Holland, we see very few English or Americans here. It appears our Dutch friends have found a secre…

  • 5 Qualifications For Full-Time Travellers

    5 Qualifications For Full-Time Travellers By Josh Frontier

    Sep 30, 2015 Guest Blogs

    If you’re planning on spending a good chunk of your life seeing the world, you probably aren’t thinking too seriously about formal qualifications. However, by doing so, you are more likely to guarantee yourself regular work—and money—when abroad.

  • Keep Legal Issues In Mind When Travelling Abroad

    Keep Legal Issues In Mind When Travelling Abroad By Michael Walker

    Sep 28, 2015 Guest Blogs

    Travelling abroad can be an exhilarating, even life-changing experience, allowing you to sample different cultures and try new things. If travelling with children, it represents a great way for them to learn more about the world, perhaps even planting a s…

  • Living The Dream: When Your Life Is Better Than A Rockstar's

    Living The Dream: When Your Life Is Better Than A Rockstar's

    Sep 6, 2015 Living The Dream

    Carole from California spends more time at home than on the road, but that doesn't mean she is any less of a travel addict then our other guests. In fact she is the Northern California travel expert here to tell us why she is Living The Dream.

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