Location Independence Archive

Having A Baby, Australia Versus The World

I, Tanya, wrote this post long ago, back in the days before we were joined by our wonderful daughter, Zoe. Now that we have been through the cycle of pregnancy, birth and have a toddler running around it is about time we published this. First, let’s get one thing straight. I am not pregnant,

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Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014! What a year 2013 was. It was certainly different to any other year we have had lately. We spent a lot of time in our home towns – Perth and Bunbury; travelled to Bali for a few months; spent six weeks in Singapore; another three months back in Chiang Mai,

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So You Want To Travel After Graduation?

A post graduation adventure is high on the wish list for most college or university students, even some high school students. Who wouldn’t like to finish their exams then jet off and spend a a few months (or longer) exploring exotic destinations? However, it can be difficult to arrange if you are short on

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Updating Our Sleep Sheets At Warorot Market In Chiang Mai

  Our original sleep sheets needed replacing. They were old, a little stained and extremely bally. They had lasted a long time and served us well. Our first ones were made in Melaka, Malaysia back in November 2011. At the start of our long term travel trip. To purchase the four pieces of fabric

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Magic Travel Interview: Five Dollar Travellers

  Although we have yet to meet Tommo and Megsy from Five Dollar Travellers in physical existence, we have formed a fabulous virtual friendship that spans the globe.    Tommo and Megsy From Five Dollar Travellers   Tell us about yourself. Who are you? Megsy: I’m an Aussie gal who loves rockabilly fashion, music

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Renewing My Australian Passport In Singapore

I thought that I had stuffed up. I had left Australia with a passport that was going to expire and we weren’t heading back until December. My Australian passport was going to expire in May 2014. It is is July 2013 now. “That is ages away” I can hear you all say… “a whole

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How to Get Free Accommodation

  Accommodation is often the most expensive part of a trip. Simply having somewhere to sleep and store your belongings can take more than fifty percent of your overall budget. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to reduce your accommodation costs, potentially all the way to zero. Note: There are many other sites out

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What’s In Our Bags – Asia 2013

  We’ve been on the road a long time now. One of the recurring targets for people’s curiosity is our stuff. Everything from “how much stuff do you have with you?” to “is that seriously all you have?” Today, we are going to show you our bags and what is in them while we

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House-Sitting Boy Dogs In Rivervale

House-Sitting has many perks. One noteable one is that when you house-sit, even in your home town, you often get to stay in areas that would never visit otherwise. This time it was the Perth suburb of Rivervale. Rivervale is very close to the casino in Burswood and the heavily restauranted area of Victoria

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