travel planning

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Things to do Before Travelling with Pre-Travel Checklist PDF

You’ve spent months planning, researching and booking your trip.  Now as the final few months and weeks wiz by the...

A list of international travel documents to pack

The Must-Have International Travel Document Checklist (with Printable)

As many of us are now booking our international travel online, it is up to us to ensure we have...

How to Book a Trip Online: What You Need to Know

A Simple Guide on What You Need to Know About How to Book a Trip Online. With Tips on How to Find Cheap Vacations Flights and Accommodation.

6 Hidden Travel Costs: So You Don’t Blow Your Travel Budget

I love to travel – no secret there.  I am sure you love to travel as well.  But how well...

Travel Luggage: Tips for Choosing the Best for You

When it comes to choosing the best travel luggage to buy there is no one size fits all. Finding the...

A Useful Gift Guide for Backpackers and Nomads

Do you have a budding first-time backpacker or globetrotter in your family circle?  Are you looking for gift ideas to...

How to Research Travel Destinations: Part Two of Travel Planning

Before we get going on how to research travel destinations, have you answered all the questions in the first part...

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How to Save Money on Travel and Spend Less

Even though you’ve saved up hard for your trip, it doesn’t mean that you have loads of cash to splash...

Six Reasons Why Buy Travel Insurance. Learn Why You May Need Travel Insurance.

6 Reasons Why Travel Insurance is Necessary

You’ve just booked your holiday vacation.  You’re excited and can’t wait to go.  But there’s one more thing to do...

Discussing the family friendly facilities at the 7 Penang Hotels along Batu Ferringhi beach, Malaysia.

Fun Family Penang Hotels in Batu Ferringhi

Penang is one of my favourite family holiday destinations in South East Asia.  There are just so many things to do in...

Things to Do and See on a Penang Holiday Vacation

One of my favourite destinations for a family holiday is Penang – there are so many things to do in...

Options for finding the best and safest travel wallet for your holiday. Keep your holiday money safe and easy to access when on day trips on vacation.

How to Choose the Safest Type of Travel Wallet for Your Trip

You’ve saved up for your vacation.  Planned which method to take and access your money whilst overseas.  Now you need to...

Travel tips and ideas on how to take holiday money overseas when you travel on a vacation. The pros and cons for 4 ways to access travel money abroad.

The Best Ways to Take and Access Money Overseas

Back in the early 1990’s when I  backpacked around Europe the main ways to take and access your travel money...

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6 Travel Planning Questions to Start Planning a Trip

Getting started on planning for travel can be tricky.  There is so much to do in you begin to plan...

The cottage packing list for self catering holiday

The Complete Cottage Packing List for Self Catering Holiday

Space, or lack thereof.  It’s the one big problem with luxury hotel accommodation.  And one of the big reasons we...

The travel section of the newspaper, ipad with travel blog, travel novel Eat Pray Love all inspiration on how to find a travel destination

Where Should I Vacation: How to Find a Travel Destination

You have an itch to explore the world.  You’ve got your annual leave booked.  You’ve set up a saving plan...

Stay in touch when travel

Cheapest Ways to Communicate Internationally

It is 1995 and I have been away from home for over two months as I backpack my way around...