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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Teen travelers - Should I let my 15 year old go backpacking alone?

Teen travelers - Should I let my 15 year old go backpacking alone?

You may dub me the world’s worst parent, but I say yes! Mine did (are doing) at 15 and 16. No - not on an organised group trip or tour, and Yes – they survived!! Better still, they did have a heck of a good time and they thrived from it.
If your teen wants to go, I can only encourage you to say yes!

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13 top tips for surviving a long haul flight with toddlers

13 top tips for surviving a long haul flight with toddlers

Surviving a long haul flight – and here I am talking something like NZ to Europe, or, 24-30 hours depending on your stopover times – can be arduous on your own, let alone with younger kids, unless of course you can afford first class! These tips should help you get through in good old cattle class.....

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40 fab countries for a budget conscious traveller

40 fab countries for a budget conscious traveller

Think you can’t afford to go travelling for a six months or a year – think again. Aside from a number of ways of making travel cheap – working, volunteering, house-sitting etc, there are lots of places that are cheaper to travel in for starters – and even better many of them are interconnected so you don’t even have to take a flight to visit a number of countries all on a budget.

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Hunting Australia's wildlife - the next 10

Hunting Australia's wildlife - the next 10

Following on from my earlier post Hunting Australia’s big five – where to see kangaroos, koalas, platypus, echidnas, and wombats in the wild” I am going to add to this with some of Australia’s other iconic creatures and turn it into the big fifteen!

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Hunting Australia's Big Five: Kangaroos, Koalas, Platypus, Echidnas, and Wombats

Hunting Australia's Big Five: Kangaroos, Koalas, Platypus, Echidnas, and Wombats

Hunting Australia’s big five – where to see kangaroos, koalas, platypus, echidnas, and wombats in the wild!

Having constantly seen the following question on travel forums....

“Where can I see kangaroos and koalas in the wild?”

....I thought I should give a few tips on where and how!!

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