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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.

  • 10 Best Road Trip Snacks – (Mostly) Healthy Ideas

    10 Best Road Trip Snacks – (Mostly) Healthy Ideas

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    We’ve driven our fair share of miles over the years. Our current #motherofallroadtrips across the US & Canada started in June 2015 and will finish in June 2016. It has been on this precise road trip that I’ve discovered the most valuable, hard-earned secrets about travelling with kids. And this best secret is…?

  • What Kind Of European Bus Tour Are You?

    What Kind Of European Bus Tour Are You?

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    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 this fun guide.

  • 22 Ways To Save Money On Travel Photography Gear

    22 Ways To Save Money On Travel Photography Gear

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    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 pocket with my 22 favourite tips for getting more bang for your buck from your travel photography gear.

  • 10 Night Photography Tips For Beginners

    10 Night Photography Tips For Beginners

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    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 to get a firm grasp on night photography.

  • US Road Trip Guide: My 10 Point Checklist

    US Road Trip Guide: My 10 Point Checklist

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    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.

  • 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?