First time travelling? 12 top things to organize before you leave

First time travelling? 12 top things to organize before you leave

If it’s your first trip you might be wondering what you need to sort out before you go, or, what you might have forgotten. Use this article as a checklist and get yourself on the road with a clear mind!

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Going travelling and renting the house? 10 important tips for a worry-free journey

Going travelling and renting the house?  10  important tips for a worry-free journey

Renting the house is a great way to either cover the mortgage while you are away, or, to fund your trip if you are lucky enough to be mortgage free (read more here). Whichever it is you want to make sure all goes well in your absence. Read on for some key things to do in preparation:

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50+, on a budget, on the road? 15 top ways to eke out the cash and last longer!

50+, on a budget, on the road? 15 top ways to eke out the cash and last longer!

If you're over 50 and on a budget – that means no working holiday visas like the 20-somethings, but it doesn’t mean you can’t travel cheaply or make money on the road. Here I’m looking at a few tricks – quite a few – to stretch that budget and keep you on the road longer (and arguably better)!

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50+, on a budget, need to travel? 7 tips to get a travel fund together

50+, on a budget, need to travel? 7 tips to get a travel fund together

Little money but with the urge to travel is a common scenario and a lack of riches is no reason to stop you. People in their 50’s and 60’s often ask me if they can afford to travel – and of course I say yes! 

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Never traveled before?

Never traveled before?

Not sure where to start, or, if to start at all?

That's fine  its natural and normal for there to be a lot of questions, what-ifs and wonderings. It doesnt matter if you are heading off on your first travelling adventure at 18 or at 70, and it doesn’t matter how long youre planning to go for – there are always questions.

Here are a few quick Questions and Answers that might help get you on the road.

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Travelling in the 70’s and 80’s – “Phone home” memory lane

Travelling in the 70’s and 80’s – “Phone home” memory lane

If you have no interest in how it was “back then” (and I remember quietly rolling my eyes when my grandfather might start on “when I was a lad...." stories) then I don’t intend to bore you, so please just skip this blog. But, I have met many 20-something year olds in backpackers that are genuinely interested to hear – so these few memory lane posts are for them - enjoy!

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