How To Avoid Bali Belly – Staying Healthy While Travelling

How To Avoid Bali Belly – Staying Healthy While Travelling

I have never been more ill on my travels than on my first visit to Bali. Without being too graphic, both my friend and I found ourselves fighting for the bathroom and hotel bound for…

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Visit places for FREE by booking stopover flights | Secret stopover deals

Visit places for FREE by booking stopover flights | Secret stopover deals

As a British expat in Oz I’m always on the hunt for flight deals between the two countries and especially like to explore route options that give me a chance to discover a new place…

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Travel Scams I Encountered In Vietnam

Travel Scams I Encountered In Vietnam

My first visit to Vietnam  in 2007 seemed to be filled with scams from beginning to end. On my second visit in 2013 I returned a little less naive but no more wiser to the…

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The 10 Items Of Clothing I Pack For Every Trip

The 10 Items Of Clothing I Pack For Every Trip

I thought it was going to be hard to pack for my month of travel in May but when it came time to pop all my outfits in my case it occurred to me that…

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How To Pack Like A Pro – Practical Advice From A Travel Blogger

How To Pack Like A Pro – Practical Advice From A Travel Blogger

When you have a job that takes you on the road as often as mine your packing technique becomes somewhat of an art form. (Shakes out her packing cubes with a dramatic flourish.) Far from…

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6 (More) Things To Know Before You Go To Japan

6 (More) Things To Know Before You Go To Japan

Since writing my last post on some of the cultural quirks and customs of Japan I went back (for a 4th time!) and realised I had barely scratched the surface. Every day in Wakayama I’d…

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10 Easy Ways To Earn Frequent Flyer Points – Without Flying!

10 Easy Ways To Earn Frequent Flyer Points – Without Flying!

I’ve been trying to up my frequent flyer reward game in 2017. I’m lucky that I get to fly a lot and once won a chunk of 250k points so I’ve enjoyed some awesome redemptions.…

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5 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Japan

5 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Japan

Travelling in Japan reveals a new story every minute. I’ve never been anywhere that respects tradition as much as modernity; you can be praying for your fortune at a temple one minute and watching giant robots battle to…

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Onsen Etiquette – Tips For Visiting A Japanese Public Bathhouse

Onsen Etiquette – Tips For Visiting A Japanese Public Bathhouse

For a prude like myself the thought of bathing naked with a bunch of strangers terrifies me. It was not until my third visit to Japan this week, under the guidance of an Aussie expat…

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These 7 Apps Are All I Need To Travel

These 7 Apps Are All I Need To Travel

I’ve read a lot of articles on the best apps to travel with and they often leave me wondering who has time for all that downloading? I don’t know about you but my phone is…

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