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Travel Apps You May Not Have Realized You Need

Posted by on 6:14 pm in Blog, Technology, Travel Tips | 20 comments

Travel Apps You May Not Have Realized You Need

When we think of useful travel apps we think of browsing the app store and downloading something useful to our phone.

And certainly, nowadays there are apps for just about everything; flight schedules, money journals, foreign language translations – there’s something to meet every traveler’s need.

There are many mainstream apps that almost everyone has; social media apps for staying connected, perhaps online banking to stay on top of your bills while you’re overseas. But by the same token, there are also a range of apps that will make your life easier, that you may not have realized you need!

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How to Choose a Safe Hotel Room When Traveling Abroad

Posted by on 10:59 am in Accommodation, Blog, Travel Tips | 23 comments

How to Choose a Safe Hotel Room When Traveling Abroad

Travel is all about liberating yourself from stress and worry. So the last thing you want to worry about is not feeling safe.

One of the best ways to make sure your holiday remains carefree is to select a secure room in a hotel that can guarentee your safety. This becomes even more important when travelling solo since it obviously puts you in a much more vulnerable position.

Follow these helpful tips for selecting the hotel and room type on your next holiday.

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21 Signs You’re Totally Addicted to Travel

Posted by on 9:26 pm in Blog, Opinion, Travel Tips | 33 comments

21 Signs You’re Totally Addicted to Travel

We’ve seen a particularly bad season of the travel bug this year; latest statistics reveal that the contagious disease continues to spread rapidly to the point where we may be facing a worldwide epidemic.

A highly infectious condition that leads to addiction, the travel bug threatens to broaden the mind and enrich the soul. It doesn’t discriminate, and threatens to take hold of people from all walks of life, both young, and old.

The highly addictive nature of this condition has led scientists to believe that there is no cure. So we have compiled a list of the warning signs that you, or someone you love, may be affected.

If you can identify with all 21, you may be too far gone.

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Camping 101: What to Pack for an Australian Camping Adventure

Posted by on 1:59 pm in Adventure Travel, Australia, Travel Tips | 24 comments

Camping 101: What to Pack for an Australian Camping Adventure

If you’re off on a camping adventure around Australia, you’re in for a serious scenic treat, not to mention an experience like no other. The landscapes you will see will blow your mind, the wildlife is unlike anywhere else in the world, and camping facilities throughout the country are first class.

Of course, any epic trip needs serious planning and consideration, and when it comes to packing, you need to seriously look at your requirements; this isn’t a trip you want to be missing something from!

What you need specifically depends on how you want to travel, how long you are going for, and how many people you are travelling with, but there are a few common items which should appear on everyone’s list of essentials. The following are the main items you will be needing for your epic Australian camping adventure, whichever direction you head off in.

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How to Recover Lost Photos and Files (For Free) Using Disk Drill

Posted by on 6:28 pm in App Reviews, Blog, Travel Tips | 33 comments

How to Recover Lost Photos and Files (For Free) Using Disk Drill

There’s literally nothing worse than losing your photos or files (maybe travelers diarrhea, but to be totally honest, given the choice I would probably prefer the diarrhea!).

Imagine this: you’ve spent 2 weeks in Finland taking incredible photos, kept an excel document of everyone’s phone numbers and email addresses that you met along the way, but 2 weeks later it’s all been completely wiped from your computer.

And that’s not a fake scenario, it actually happened to me. I literally have zero photo proof that I’ve ever been to Finland or eaten reindeer.

Or you’re in the middle of an epic round the world adventure, and suddenly you can’t find the folder with all your flight confirmations, hotel and tour bookings, and itinerary.

Also happened to me.

And even though I consider myself to be reasonably tech savvy, trust me when I say it’s a struggle to recover those important files. And before I heard of Disk Drill, I never succeeded at file recovery. Now though, it’s a totally different story.

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Gardening Advice for Frequent Travelers

Posted by on 5:26 pm in Blog, Travel Tips, Writers | 18 comments

Gardening Advice for Frequent Travelers

It can almost seem like gardeners, and their garden, are partners for life. Which can become a problem if your second passion is travel, after-all, who would water the plants, feed them with necessary nutrients, and make sure they are doing alright in your absence?

Unlike other activities like business or construction, where you can easily take a break, gardening is much like childcare. Your plants need the necessary attention and nurturing to get the best out of them.

But can frequent travelers run a successful garden? The answer is absolutely! We have put together some tips for those who have a passion for their garden as well as frequent travel, so you’re able to succeed at them both.

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4 Great Ways for Staying Safer on Vacation

Posted by on 9:30 pm in Travel Tips | 24 comments

4 Great Ways for Staying Safer on Vacation

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to planning a holiday, and most people aim to tick off the essentials – tickets, accommodation and itinerary.

However, in order to truly enjoy a smooth and carefree holiday, there’s a lot more prep work that needs to be done prior to the big departure, and a lot of things to keep in mind when it comes to staying safer and more secure on your travels.

If you forget to pack something like your sun cream, it’s no big deal, and you can easily buy what you need on the other side. However if you forget crucial documents or don’t make certain arrangements you could jeopardize your safety and end up with real problems.

The following are four great ways for staying safer when you’re away on holiday. Following this advice will mean you’re much better positioned to enjoy your vacation.

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Short-Term Work That’s Suited To The Travel Lifestyle

Posted by on 11:03 pm in Blog, Expat Life, Travel Tips | 28 comments

Short-Term Work That’s Suited To The Travel Lifestyle

Living your life on the road is the stuff dreams are made of, but at some point reality has to catch up.

Where does the money come from to keep paying the bills, and how can you ensure a regular cash flow so you never find yourself in a sticky situation?

There are a number of cheap travel hacks to help you get the most out of your money while traveling. However, even living the frugal lifestyle won’t keep you sustained forever.

Finding a job that is as flexible and transportable as you are is important, meaning you have the luxury to take it up whenever funds start to run dry.

Here we take a look at a few of the options open to you, which can help you get the spare cash you need.

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How to Score Mistake Fares; They’re the Cheapest Flights You’ll Ever Find!

Posted by on 1:12 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips | 20 comments

How to Score Mistake Fares; They’re the Cheapest Flights You’ll Ever Find!

Imagine this: you’re scrolling through Facebook or swiping through your Instagram stories and you see one of your friends bragging about how they just booked a flight from D.C to New Zealand for $327 roundtrip.

You do a double take and wonder “How did they do it? Are fares that low even possible?”

They are indeed, and that’s what you call a mistake fare.

Mistake fares are exactly that – a mistake. It’s when airlines publish incorrect ticket prices like this $327 roundtrip from Washington D.C to New Zealand. They’re great for us as travelers, but not so much for the airlines.

Wondering how to catch these elusive fares? Here is everything you need to know about them if you want to visit your dream destinations for cheap.

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How to Beat Loneliness When Traveling Alone

Posted by on 5:12 pm in Blog, Opinion, Travel Tips | 41 comments

How to Beat Loneliness When Traveling Alone

Solo travel is an incredible, life changing experience, and I look back on my experiences as a solo traveler with extreme fondness. But like anything in life, travel has its ups and downs, and one particular experience that you’re also likely to encounter is loneliness.

Each of us is likely to experience loneliness in everyday life, but we rarely expect it when we’re traveling. Or for those of us who do expect it, the terrifying thought is what keeps you from getting on the plane.

And when the feeling inevitably creeps in, we feel uncomfortable talking about it, almost like it’s ungrateful to feel lonely while you’re on the trip of a lifetime.

I’ve heard travelers say things like they shouldn’t feel lonely because they’re in Paris. Or who wants to hear from a friend who is struggling with depression while vacationing on a gorgeous beach?

But it’s time to put an end to the notion that exciting cities or lovely scenery act as a magical force-field to loneliness, because it’s not true. Acknowledging that you’re allowed to feel lonely when you’re traveling is extremely important, because it then empowers you to beat it.

And you can beat it.

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