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[29 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Travelling, and the Issues Regarding Internet Security

Over the past 7 or 8 years that I have been traveling, it is clear for me to see that times have changed. Technology is moving on at an alarming pace, and it seems we are all busting a gut to keep up. Most people have a hand-held device of some sort, and many take them along on their travels. As I am one of these people, and always have my mini laptop with me, I felt it appropriate to talk a little about security.

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[24 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
Planning that Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip

With foreign countries becoming far easier for the every-day folk to travel to nowadays, deciding where to go is no longer such a difficult question. As more and more people are finding, it’s the actual deciding to go that is the hardest thing to overcome. I take a look back to when I first took the plunge, and how that decision has altered my life.

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[22 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Venice, a City Every Bit as Beautiful as the Picture Postcards

I remember the first time I set foot on the narrow streets of Venice. I was young and inexperienced in travel, and I hadn’t a clue what to expect. Ten years later I returned to the city to experience it the way I wanted to the first time around. This time I knew how to get the most out of my stay here.

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[13 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Holiday Novelty Gifts – Useless Tat or Hidden Treasure?

Most of us at some point in our lives have come across a novelty gift shop whilst on holiday or travelling. Some of us send these gifts to our friends or loved ones, whilst some keep these gifts for their own memorabilia. But is it just a waste of time and money, or is there more to it than that?

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[4 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
My Five Worst Moments Travelling

Most people who are fortunate enough to be able to have travelled in their lifetime will probably tell you of the joys and experiences picked up along the way. At the very least most people will have gained some positive experiences. On the odd occasion though, things do go wrong, and sometimes they can impact heavily on your overall enjoyment. I have been struggling to find many moments of stress, let alone a list of them, but here are five of those moments from a personal experience.

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[28 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
My Top 5 Travel Destinations to Date

I have been fortunate enough to see some great places on my travels so far in my life, and I am by no means finished with travelling yet, not by a long way. As I while away the time before my next adventure it is nice to look back on past trips and reminisce. Currently I am thinking about my top 5 travel destinations, and why they mean so much to me.

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[1 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Remembering My Favourite Family Holiday

It was many years ago now, my favourite family holiday. I must have been half the age I am now, yet the memories are still vivid, and the sounds still resonate around my head. I loved everything about this magical place, and I always will.

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[11 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
How to Deal with a Long Haul Flight

When you are planning your next trip, you might decide to splash out a bit and choose a destination that might be far greater in distance than you have ever travelled before. You might be thinking it’s about time you saw more of the world, or possibly you have relatives that you want to visit. But if there is the prospect of a long haul flight, for many people this is a huge hurdle.

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[9 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Is an Australian Bank Account Necessary for an Australian Work Holiday?

This is a good question, and one that you probably didn’t think was worth asking, especially as it seems pretty obvious that to work in Australia requires an Australian Bank Account. But you would be surprised, as it may not actually be necessary if you are on an Australian Work Holiday. Let me explain.

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[6 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Why Bother Blogging?

I read an article on a travel website recently, discussing the loneliness of travelling, and somebody commented on this article, mentioning whether it’s a good or a bad idea to have a travel blog. The discussion went further, and people were asking if there was any point in having a blog at all if you weren’t in it for the money. This sparked a debate in my mind and I thought I would offer my opinion.