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Travel With Bender

Uncovering the best family holidays

Travel Tips

Benefit from our first-hand experience living on the road and learn some handy tips for your next trip.

  • 3 Places You Never Thought To Go All Inclusive

    3 Places You Never Thought To Go All Inclusive

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    “All-inclusive”. A word that generally means paying a single price for your room, food, drinks and activities. But as we learned, it’s not just limited to hotels. Perhaps you never thought of the alternatives to all-inclusive resorts?

  • 7 Steps To Plan The Ultimate Destination Family Reunion

    7 Steps To Plan The Ultimate Destination Family Reunion

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    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. 13 people, all with different budgets, lifestyles and hometowns, with 1 simple goal in mind – the best family holiday! This was going to be a mission.

  • 10 Tips For The Perfect Flight With Kids

    10 Tips For The Perfect Flight With Kids

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    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)

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    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

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    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 dramas of 26 other travellers.

  • Erin Chats With Lonely Planet Kids On Twitter @LPKids #LPTakes5

    Erin Chats With Lonely Planet Kids On Twitter @LPKids #LPTakes5

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    Recently I completed a Twitter Chat with Lonely Planet Kids. It was a fun interview that some of you may have missed because of the time differences in Australia and the rest of the world. So I compiled all the information I shared in the interview and expanded on the simple 140-character answers. Enjoy!

  • 9 Travel Hacks For Flying Budget Airlines

    9 Travel Hacks For Flying Budget Airlines

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    So you are planning a trip and you want to know whether you should be loyal to that airline whose frequent flyer miles never seem to get you very far, or to try a budget airline. Here’s 9 vital tips to help you get the most of your next flight on a budget airline.