What to look for when you arrive

lost in a foreign land

There are a few things you should look for when you arrive at any location. Most people have an instinct for this sort of thing, but it can be easy to overlook several key spots. Use the following list to orient yourself when you arrive and then you won’t find yourself searching in a moment […]

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Avoiding germs in your hotel room

avoiding germs in your hotel room

The following is a guest post Hotel rooms are notorious germ reservoirs. Whether it’s a big chain hotel or a smaller guesthouse, there is likely an excessive amount of microbial life lurking in the room. With the following tips you can neutralize the threat and sleep in peace. These suggestions won’t cost you much in […]

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International Travel: How to Keep Yourself Secure While Abroad

travel security

It is a wonderful experience traveling to another country. You will see magnificent sites, and learn new customs. When traveling internationally, you need to follow some basic procedures to keep yourself safe and secure. These are basic tips to follow when you are making an international trip: Before Your Trip 1. Learn about the country […]

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Safety Tips for Traveling with a Pet

traveling with pets

Traveling with a pet (or multiple pets) is not easy. Unfortunately, if you are traveling on a long-term basis it can be costly to house your pet somewhere and it can also be emotionally distressing to be separated for a long period of time. If you determine that it is worthwhile to travel with your […]

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How to protect your spending on holiday

island beach

Going away on holiday, whether as a family, a couple or on your own, is one of life’s great joys. Whether you have had a holiday planned for months or have booked a last-minute break to escape for a week or two, there is always the expense of it all to think about. However, if […]

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Travelling the world: what hurdles must be overcome when travelling with mobility issues

handicapped travel

For those with mobility problems travelling overseas can present many challenges. Increasingly, though, hoteliers and tour companies have recognised that disabled travellers can have their needs addressed through a variety of simple adjustments and mobility aids. Problems can affect those who are able to walk for a limited distance and those who are totally confined […]

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Tips for Working Abroad

working abroad in Australia

If you have recently discovered that you have above average nomadic tendencies, you may be looking to travel on a more long-term basis. One of the easiest ways to do this in a sustainable manner is to work while you travel. Whether it’s contract work, odd jobs, or something more formal, there are lots of […]

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Global pandemics: the possibility and some advice for the traveler


Global pandemics once took a large toll, killing hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of people. In recent times, hints of a global pandemic have surfaced, temporarily rattling the world, dredging up fears of a new viral juggernaut. SARS, Avian bird flu, and now the Coronavirus, have all made headlines over the past several years. None […]

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How to stay safe in south-east Asia


Image by Aaron Geddes The largest continent, Asia, has tremendous diversity. However, there are some things that are common throughout Asia. Each country’s traditions and culture are very important, and visitors should show respect to all customs. In south-east Asia, the customs are conservative, and women should dress modestly to avoid offending local people and […]

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Travel safety items you should always have with you

travel health items

There are a number of travel safety items that we recommend carrying with you on any trip. Many of these become even more important if you are traveling to a developing world area. As safety also includes your personal health, we will include a few travel health items as well. Providing extra security to your […]

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