Travel Tips, Advice & Blog

Cheapest Time to Travel to?

January: Los Angeles Domestic: Los Angeles You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips down to $212—the lowest all year. Spend the leftover cash on hot restaurants, like Trois Familia (by Ludo Lefebvre and the guys from Animal) or Otium, an ambitious new

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Tips for Solo Travelling

Solo Travel Safety: 50+ Tips for Those Who Travel Alone Travelling solo requires some special attention to safety.   You alone must: prevent problems from arising be aware when they could or do arise decide how to manage them if they do arise. Prevention comes first.   In all my travels (I travel about three months a

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How Do I Arrange a Visa?

Before obtaining a visa, travellers should first determine whether or not the country they’re travelling to requires one. For instance, some countries like Russia and Australia require you to have a visa regardless of the duration of your stay, even if you’ll be in the country for just two days. Luckily, many countries only require

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Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

We believe so, as travel cover provides peace of mind for a range of scenarios, including injury or illness, when you’re travelling both in Australia and abroad.   When travelling internationally, you aren’t always afforded the same health care services and cover as you are in Australia. Moreover, you can’t always access these services without

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Travel Packing Checklist

CREATE AN ITINERARY Day 1, day 2, etc. Where are you going to be, what are you going to do and where are you going to spend the night? This is the exciting part, a bit of a headache but vital to get it right.   TIMING November to March is the wet season in

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Holiday Travel Insurance Refunds

When does travel insurance cover you for cancellations?   Know when you can claim the cost of your trip back with travel insurance for cancellation. Did a serious earthquake hit Bali a week before your flight? Did you dislocate your ankle playing basketball? Did your grandmother pass away? Did your home get flooded? All these

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Thailand Backpacking

  Thailand is the travel hub of Southeast Asia. Most visitors coming into the region fly into Bangkok and make that their base for doing the circuit as they backpack around Southeast Asia. It’s the most visited country in the region – and with good reason! Thailand speaks for itself.   When you hear its name, you already

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Explore Rome – 10 Travel Tips

#1. Order house wine When dining out, order the vino della casa (house wine) over a bottle of wine. Not only does it taste just as good, but it’s much cheaper. It’s usually served by the litre and comes in a carafe.   #2. Pickpockets Pickpockets are all over the city, especially around monuments and archaeological sites.

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Which London travel pass is right for me?

Getting around London is easy, but which travel ticket is best for your visit? The Visitor Oyster card and Travelcard both have advantages, depending on the length of your stay, how much you’ll be travelling around and whether there are any children in your group.     Visitor Oyster Card Buy now Visitor Oyster cards

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7 Travel Books Worth Reading Right Now

I’ve been picking up a lot of random books in bookstores lately. This can often be hit or miss. I can’t count the times I’ve picked up books only to go “Well, that was terrible.” However, this current stretch has produced some wonderful books and, since it’s been a while since I’ve done a best-books

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