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Travel With Bender

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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.

  • House Sitting 101: What To Expect

    House Sitting 101: What To Expect

    Travel Tips

    So you read our post on finding free accommodation, you applied for a house sit and you got approved. Yay! But now what? Here is a handy guide for what’s going to (or should) happen next.

  • 5 Things You Must Know Before Planning A Trip To Europe

    5 Things You Must Know Before Planning A Trip To Europe

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    Europe is a magical wonderland. Within a day you could pass through several different countries and cultures without pulling out your passport or even hopping off a train. But it’s not all majestic Swiss mountains, stunning French Riviera and ancient Roman ruins. There are things you need to know, things you need to plan for, and these 5 are the ones you must know before you go.

  • 5 Things YOU Need To Travel + 5 Things WE Need To Travel

    5 Things YOU Need To Travel + 5 Things WE Need To Travel

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    Have you read these posts? The one’s that tell you all about the things you already know? Well I am going to do one as well, just in case some of really don’t know. But I’ll also do one better and I will tell you 5 things that WE need to travel with. You may be quite surprised.

  • Our Guerrilla Packing Tactics: Check-In VS Carry-On

    Our Guerrilla Packing Tactics: Check-In VS Carry-On

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    You may have seen our posts from last year regarding our luggage. We had a lot of it. When we left Australia in May 2012 we had 3 large suitcases and 3 small suitcases, plus a backpack. Fast-forward to April 2014. We were about to set off again for an indefinite amount of time. What did we pack? How did we pack it?

  • The Bank of Bender: 5 Top Tips on Money Exchange

    The Bank of Bender: 5 Top Tips on Money Exchange

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    Ever wondered how much those foreign coins are really worth? You know, the ones that you can’t get rid of after a holiday in another country? During our travels we have managed to accumulate quite a motley collection of currencies. It turns out we had nearly 15 different currencies. Here’s our favourite 5 tips to stretch your cash further when going on holidays overseas.

  • Our Vault Of Secrets: Finding The Perfect Accommodation

    Our Vault Of Secrets: Finding The Perfect Accommodation

    Travel Tips

    The next tantalising secret to unveil from our heavily guarded vault is something that everyone needs wherever you travel to - accommodation. I will cover the best websites to book your accommodation through and expert strategies to ensure you’re choosing the right lodging for a legendary holiday and saving money at the same time.

  • Our Vault Of Secrets: Finding A Cheap Flight

    Our Vault Of Secrets: Finding A Cheap Flight

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    We’ve had a number of readers recently asking how do we get such cheap flights or where do we find accommodation or how do we hire cars? Well, I finally managed to find the time to share my secrets and my first secret is booking a bargain flight. Come and find all you need to know from my vault of secrets...

  • What Have You Got in All Those Bags?

    What Have You Got in All Those Bags?

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    “That’s too much luggage! What have you got in all those bags?” “How do you travel with so little? What have you got in just those bags?” Two phrases we have heard continuously on our travels. Take a peek in our permanent travelling bags.