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I’m a Spirited Nature Lover – Which Spirited Adventurer Are You? (+ WIN a trip to Tasmania!)

Posted by on 11:25 pm in Australia, Blog | 1 comment

I’m a Spirited Nature Lover – Which Spirited Adventurer Are You? (+ WIN a trip to Tasmania!)

For Australian residents, Spirit of Tasmania is giving away 6 themed Tasmanian adventures, and all you have to do is take their Spirited Adventurer quiz!

There are 6 types of Spirited Adventurer, and I’m the nature type. But others who are drawn to Tasmania include the foodie fanatic, the wine taster, the culture buff, the bushwalker, and the thrill seeker – take the Spirit of Tasmania’s Spirited Adventurer Quiz to find out which one is you … and win!

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Things to Consider When You Decide to Settle Abroad and Become a Fully Fledged Expat

Posted by on 11:27 am in Blog, Expat Life, Travel Tips | 1 comment

Things to Consider When You Decide to Settle Abroad and Become a Fully Fledged Expat

Whether it be for socio-economic circumstance, ambition, or even wanderlust, you’ve made the decision to settle down abroad and become a fully-fledged expat. Congrats!

Many people dream of moving abroad; to experience life as part of a new culture and have the chance to discover an exotic new land. But as enjoyable as it is to plan and plot where we’d like to go and what we’d like to do, there are some very real considerations to take into account.

Here are 7 things to consider once you’ve decided to settle down overseas.

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How to Self Drive the Canadian Rockies: A 5 Day Itinerary From Jasper to Banff

Posted by on 2:19 pm in Blog, Canada, Chan K, Writers | 6 comments

How to Self Drive the Canadian Rockies: A 5 Day Itinerary From Jasper to Banff

About a year ago a message popped up on my Twitter feed. It said that all national parks in Canada will be free in 2017 to mark its 150th anniversary. Home to some of the most incredible scenery in the world, I immediately started planning my trip.

I rented a mid-size car from Edmonton for less than $80 a week. It was about a 4-hour drive to the entrance of Jasper National Park. Now, I’ve done a few amazing scenic drives in my lifetime, like the Pacific Coast Highway along the California coast, Hue to Hoi An in Vietnam, and Lisbon to Algarve in Portugal. But with exhilarating vistas of forest, craig, glacier, ice Fields and wildlife, the drive from Jasper to Banff takes out the top spot on my list. It’s easily one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

The following is a rough 5-day itinerary. If you’re thinking of a self drive adventure through the Canadian rockies, I encourage you to follow this route.

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15+ Must Have Travel Accessories – Have You Packed These?

Posted by on 1:40 pm in Blog, Equipment Reviews, Travel Tips | 13 comments

15+ Must Have Travel Accessories – Have You Packed These?

You can pretty much guarantee that every adventure will come with it’s bumps in the road, but with careful planning and a few handy travel accessories you can be prepared for anything.

The accessories you travel with will depend on a variety of different things – the environment you’re heading to, the length of your journey, the type of transit you prefer, and even the weather. And then the rest of the time it comes down to personal preference.

Accessories most commonly found in a travelers bag include a first aid kit, flashlight, camera, headphones, and perhaps a travel hoodie, though to cover all possible bases, we’ve listed and discussed 15 more.

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The Cove Kettering: Discounts on a Luxury Tasmanian Escape

Posted by on 10:03 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog | 30 comments

The Cove Kettering: Discounts on a Luxury Tasmanian Escape

Kettering is a hidden gem of a town located in Australia’s island state of Tasmania. Tasmania, land of the ferociously cute devils, incredible cuisine, and talented artistry, has really exploded onto the tourism radar with the Hobart region seeing some of the greatest influx of holiday makers.

Just 20 to 30 minutes south of the hustle and bustle of Tasmania’s capital of Hobart lies Kettering. A town fit for artists, sailing enthusiasts, and anyone looking for ultimate relaxation in an incredibly beautiful landscape. And the Cove Kettering offers luxury accommodation for your stay.

Deal Alert: Save up to 54% off your stay at the Cove Kettering with package deals from Luxury Escapes.

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GIVEAWAY! Win the PXC 550 Wireless from Sennheiser – Travel Headphones Review

Posted by on 1:17 pm in Blog, Equipment Reviews, Luxury Lifestyle | 156 comments

GIVEAWAY! Win the PXC 550 Wireless from Sennheiser – Travel Headphones Review

Traveling the world may sound glamorous, and many moments are indeed. However let’s not pretend that there aren’t just as many moments where you begin questioning whether all the headaches are worth it!

I long for the day when I win the lottery and can fly First Class, with fancy additions like compression socks, slippers, pajamas, and those seemingly much more high tech headphones. Upon seeing them on my last flight I was jealous enough that I finally looked into replacing my free tangled mess given to me by the flight attendant.

I came across Sennheiser’s PXC 550 Wireless noise cancelling headphones. A German based company that specialises in premium audio products, there are headphones, and then there are these.

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The Unexpected Perks Of A Destination Wedding

Posted by on 7:06 pm in Blog, Romantic Journey | 22 comments

The Unexpected Perks Of A Destination Wedding

Having a wedding in your hometown is a very convenient option; you know many vendors and venues, can select among a great variety of offers, and plan the wedding on any budget.

All your friends and relatives are (mostly) close to you, while those who live far away still can come to the event to join the celebration. Why have a destination wedding then?

You might be surprised how many advantages this option holds! After marrying in Hawaii ourselves, we have put together a shortlist of advantages and unexpected perks which make a destination wedding a dream event.

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Is This the Most Beautiful Beach Front Villa in Thailand?

Posted by on 11:11 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, Thailand | 29 comments

Is This the Most Beautiful Beach Front Villa in Thailand?

Famed for it’s fine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, Koh Samui has become the most popular destination for a luxury getaway in Thailand, and as such, has become the island with the most stunning beachfront resorts.

Ultra-luxurious properties line the tropical coastline, with infinity pool vistas and direct access to the type of beaches you find featured in ads.

Because the standard of accommodation across Koh Samui is high, it can be tempting to just book any 5 star room. But if you’re looking to experience true luxury; private infinity pools, personal chefs and an exclusive section of the beach; you should book a private luxury villa instead. And I believe we’ve found the most beautiful villa in Thailand; Villa Acacia – one of the 11 incredible villa’s in the Miskawaan set.

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Tips For Preparing for a Family Vacation

Posted by on 10:54 am in Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips | 16 comments

Tips For Preparing for a Family Vacation

If you’re even considering taking your children on vacation this year, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing conflicting emotions right now.

On the one hand, you’re excited for the trip, and the opportunity to spend quality time as a family exploring new places. On the other, you’re slowly filling with dread, nervous of the logistical nightmare that lies ahead.

I’m here to tell you that traveling with children needn’t be a nightmare – as long as you’re prepared to put in a little planning…

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How to Choose a Camera for Travel: Our Top 3 Picks

Posted by on 11:18 pm in Blog, Photo Posts | 18 comments

How to Choose a Camera for Travel: Our Top 3 Picks

You’ve probably heard the old adage that the best camera is the one you have with you. For most of us, that means our best camera is our humble mobile phone.

Modern mobile phones do a decent job at taking a pretty picture, but they do have their limitations. If you want to get creative with your photography, or get that envious ‘blurred-background’ look, you’re much better off investing in an inter-changeable lens (ILC) camera, or at least, a good compact camera.

Buying a decent camera doesn’t mean breaking the bank – there are plenty of great cameras available for under $500 and some great dSLR lenses which cost much less than you’d expect.

What I will say though, is that by stretching your budget a little further, you can get a camera that will serve you well for many years to come. But let’s first decide what makes a good travel camera.

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