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From time to time we are try out a product related to travel, photography or kids to share with our readers. We always write honest, transparent reviews so you can benefit from our experience.

  • TrustedHousesitters Review - Is It For You?

    TrustedHousesitters Review - Is It For You?

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    House sitting is the best way I've found to explore wonderful places like a local, while spending quality time with adorable pets. My favourite service is TrustedHousesitters – the world’s largest community of pet owners and house sitters. I’ll give you all the tips you need to find and score the best house sits so you can share puppy cuddles or cat kisses and travel on a shoestring budget.

  • Matt's Flights Review: Discount Flights Made Easy

    Matt's Flights Review: Discount Flights Made Easy

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    Cold hard fact. Mental barriers aside, the only thing between you and your next dream destination is one flight, and a pocket full of cash. Another cold hard fact. Finding a cheap flight is damn hard work. I came across a convenient service that takes the pain out of finding mistake fares and super cheap deals from airlines.

  • Travelan - The Travel Insurance That Could Save Your Vacation

    Travelan - The Travel Insurance That Could Save Your Vacation

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    Right off the bat, I’ll say this will be an awkward article. I’m talking about poop. This is something that affects most people in one way or another. Yep, you’re not alone. Up to 50-70% of travellers are affected by travellers’ diarrhoea (TD) at one time or another. I've tried a new medication called Travelan that helps prevent TD in 90% of cases.

  • Scratch Off World Map Review: The Surprisingly Satisfying Travel Tracker

    Scratch Off World Map Review: The Surprisingly Satisfying Travel Tracker

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    Recording your journeys is as old as time. Prehistoric Paleolithic dudes did it. Ancient Greek conquerors did it. This scratch off world map is blissfully simple and you get the same buzz as an instant-win scratchy game, but there’s no gambling involved… everyone’s a winner! Simply scratch off the foil from countries you’ve been to, and you’re rewarded with a gratifying burst of colour and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction.

  • Rücken Camera Backpack Review: Affordable All-Round Bag

    Rücken Camera Backpack Review: Affordable All-Round Bag

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    I recently tried out the Rücken Camera Backpack from BAGSMART to see if it would live up to the promise of a universal combo camera bag & all-day backpack.The Rücken is endowed with style. It would look at home on the back of a plaid-clad hipster in the big smoke, commuting on a zippy bicycle, or even hiking in the mountains. And of course, on an all-day photography walk.

  • Pimsleur: My Secret Weapon to Quickly Learn a New Language

    Pimsleur: My Secret Weapon to Quickly Learn a New Language

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    In most countries, the locals speak enough English to help us get around. But what happens if you come across someone that doesn’t speak English, or go to a country where English isn’t really spoken? Suddenly, simple things like getting directions, ordering a meal, or paying for shopping can get pretty difficult. With Pimsleur’s language learning method, speaking a new language (or two) just became super easy and affordable.

  • Xinja Review: Australian Prepaid Travel Card With Zero Fees?

    Xinja Review: Australian Prepaid Travel Card With Zero Fees?

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    Up until recently, most Australian travel cards didn't impressed me. I’ve seen a couple Australian debit or credit cards offer zero foreign transaction fees, but with significant compromises in the features and other fees. But now I might just have found the silver bullet with Xinja

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