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  • 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.

  • Show Me The Money: What If I Told You $15K Was All You Needed For A Year Of Travel?

    Show Me The Money: What If I Told You $15K Was All You Needed For A Year Of Travel?

    Aug 22, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    These guys are an adventurous couple doing the most amazing travel on less then the average minimum wage. They travelled on $15,000 for their first 13 month trip. Granted they decided to keep on travelling and now Goats On The Road Show Us The Money.

  • Getting Started With Miles: How To Fly For Free

    Getting Started With Miles: How To Fly For Free

    Aug 6, 2015 Travel Tips

    The idea of flying for free fascinated me, so I tried out Canada’s most popular air mile loyalty program, Aeroplan, and have put together some essential tips if you’re getting started collecting miles.

  • Show Me The Money: Live Like A King On $1000 A Month

    Show Me The Money: Live Like A King On $1000 A Month

    Aug 1, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    It’s not often we have a young guy willing to share his backpacking secrets, specially a broke one. Will is remarkable. He travelled India for a year on $3000 and lived like a king in Venezuela on less. Will, please, show me the money!

  • 10 Travel Tips For A Healthier & Safer Family Holiday

    10 Travel Tips For A Healthier & Safer Family Holiday By Roger Pappal

    Jul 6, 2015 Guest Blogs

    We all enjoy taking a break from our working routine at home and travelling to beautiful new destinations. However, when traveling abroad, things can happen and they are not all that fun, so here are the top 10 travel tips you should know and apply in ord…

  • Show Me The Money: When Living In Paradise Costs US$1295 Per Month

    Show Me The Money: When Living In Paradise Costs US$1295 Per Month

    Jul 6, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    We have met Hannah and Adam from Getting Stamped in several places around the world and can’t wait to do so again. This is a great in depth look at how moving to paradise can cost peanuts.

  • Top 10 FAQs for Travel With Bender

    Top 10 FAQs for Travel With Bender

    Jun 30, 2015 Reflections

    There are several questions I get asked on a daily basis. So here, just for you, is a list of our top 10 questions and the answers.

  • Show Me The Money: Yoga + English + Blog = Travel

    Show Me The Money: Yoga + English + Blog = Travel

    Jun 3, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    Kach and Jonathan met while travelling back in 2013. They have done everything from teaching certified English, running Yoga donation classes, volunteering in Peru and now make an income from their blog. Come hear their story as they Show Us The Money.

  • 9 Challenges Of Family Travel

    9 Challenges Of Family Travel

    May 12, 2015 Reflections

    What’s it really like travelling the world as a family? And in particular, what are the biggest challenges? Find out how we face and overcome those - and more importantly, how it turns out they don’t really matter anyway.

  • 7 Steps To Plan The Ultimate Destination Family Reunion

    7 Steps To Plan The Ultimate Destination Family Reunion

    May 11, 2015 Travel Tips

    In January my parents and siblings decided we’d all meet up in Bali. It had been almost a year since I had seen my Australian family and as a favourite Australian holiday spot, Bali seemed the ideal location. Commence operation Destination Family Reunion.…

  • Show Me The Money: Stay With A Local To Make Travel Free

    Show Me The Money: Stay With A Local To Make Travel Free

    May 4, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    Did you know Hanne lived on US$70 for 3 months in India? Hanne loves to combine travel with volunteer work and in the end it pays off usually with free food, accommodation and that great feeling of being something more then just another tourist.

  • 10 Tips For The Perfect Flight With Kids

    10 Tips For The Perfect Flight With Kids

    Apr 24, 2015 Travel Tips

    In 2013 we caught 23 flights. In 2014 it was 19 flights. My daughter’s first flight was at 8 months old, and my son’s first was at 5 months. They are now 5 & 6 years old. So what makes the perfect flight for kids?

  • How To Get A Visa For USA (As An Australian)

    How To Get A Visa For USA (As An Australian)

    Apr 16, 2015 Travel Tips

    Looking to spend more than 90 days in the US? As an Australian you can apply for a B1/B2 visa to allow 6 months access to the United States. This is the breakdown of the journey we took in order to get the holy grail of visas.

  • 26 Travellers Spill Their Carry-on Luggage Secrets

    26 Travellers Spill Their Carry-on Luggage Secrets

    Apr 7, 2015 Travel Tips

    In the last 3 years of nomadic travel we have travelled on over 50 flights across several different airlines through 50+ countries. Find out what items in our carry-on luggage caused problems with airport security. And we share the unlikely carry-on drama…

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