Travel Tips Archive

Enrich Your Travel… With Reading

Reading up on a place’s history, culture, economy etc is a fun part of preparing to visit a new destination, for me at least. I like to skim through a few wikipedia pages, maybe pick up a ye olde dead-tree guide book, and generally familiarise myself with how a place fits into the world.

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What To Pack? Cheap Ultralight Gear For Everyone

Going on a trip and wondering what to pack? This is not a full travel packing list but here are four ultralight backpacking essentials that should be in everyone’s bag. A Child Sized Headlamp Buy a headlamp meant for children to use as emergency lighting. They are smaller, lighter and cheaper than an adult

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Flying With A Baby

My wife and I travel full-time with our daughter Zoe who is currently just short of a year old. We were traveling full-time pre-baby, paused to actually have our child and got back on the road when she was 5 months old. Since then we have been rapidly gaining experience flying with a young

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How To Get An Australian Child Passport

Getting a passport for our darling baby Zoe was a big milestone for us. It is an important part of the paper trail that comes with a new child. Plus, it is another key thing crossed off our “unpausing our travels” to-do list. We have applied for replacement adult passports a few times and

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Family Travel Blogs We Love To Read

  Over the past few years I have followed many travelling families who have blogged their way around the world. Now that we will be introducing a new member to our own travelling family, I just can’t stop reading. This is a serious problem as it is taking up a lot of my own

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Safety Tips For Travellers

Stories about raped or murdered tourists seem to be a favourite with news organizations the world over. It seems that stories about people on a well earned holiday, trying to leave their worries behind but instead encountering crime and violence sell news papers. Usually there’s a not so subtle undertone of “it could happen

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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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