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Travel Tips

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

  • 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.

  • Eurail Pass For Families: Is It Worth It?

    Eurail Pass For Families: Is It Worth It?

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    At first glance a Eurail pass seems like a daunting contraption. Finding what you need to get, and deciding where you want to go on your European train journey, may feel like a complicated process. But once you figure it out the rest is easy. We have laid out a comprehensive guide so you know what to expect and how to tell if a Eurail pass is your best option.

  • Top 15 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Adults

    Top 15 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Adults

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    Here is a list for my Mum, Dad, family and friends or perhaps your family and friends, that will help them give you the right gifts this Christmas. One that will be helpful in your suitcase or, at the very least, fit!

  • Top 11 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Kids

    Top 11 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Kids

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    With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to start buying presents. It’s the hardest time of year for us as our families seek to spoil our children with wonderful, fabulous, giant gifts that… don’t fit in our suitcase.

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