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Posted on Oct 26, 2017 |

Internationally Informed – 7 Traveller’s Tips for Visiting a New Country

Internationally Informed – 7 Traveller’s Tips for Visiting a New Country

So, you’re getting ready for an international trip! You jetsetter, you. How exciting. There’s so much to do, plan for and get ready. And you’ve got to do it all before you take off! And then, you have to navigate your way around a strange and exotic place. Let’s make it easier for you and give you seven traveller’s tips for visiting a brand new country. Research, research, research  We can’t stress this enough. Once you’ve got your travel loans in Australia, from Latitude Finance, you need to find out as much as you can about the place you’re intending to visit. You can go the old school way and head to a bookshop and buy a Lonely Planet or other travel guide. Yes, these still exist. Alternatively, you can get digital and hit up Google – it’s your friend. Next, start compiling a bucket list for your desired destination. We prefer the old school way of writing it down in a diary or notebook. There’s just so much...

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017 |

Travel Talk – A Backpacker’s Guide to Preparing Your Outdoor Arsenal

Travel Talk – A Backpacker’s Guide to Preparing Your Outdoor Arsenal

It’s all in the preparation. “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” Quotes from Ben Franklin and Chris Bradford. Or, as Shakespeare said in his Henry V play, “All things are ready, if our mind be so.” I think, out of these 3, Shakespeare (or Henry) would have been the worst backpacker. Everything is not ready until you have properly packed. You want to do your best to minimise risk and foresee certain situations that could land you in trouble. You also want to make sure you don’t need to spend too much money buying things on the run when they can be had cheaper with proper planning. Here are a couple of tips to guide you while preparing your outdoor arsenal. Don’t Get Caught in the Dark  A good-quality torch is a must-have. Browse these high quality led torches to find one you like, and that is going to serve your needs. If you are planning on trekking...

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Posted on Jul 28, 2017 |

5 Safest Places in Europe to Visit with a Family

5 Safest Places in Europe to Visit with a Family

Today, travelling has been easier and faster, thanks to vast technological advancements. People travel to other countries and nations to experience new things and explore the culture of others. One of the most visited tourist destinations across the globe is Europe. Europe is a continent with 51 independent states. It has countless tourist destinations and it’s considered one of the best travelled places on the planet. Recently, Europe has been tormented with various safety issues ranging from terrorist attacks to crimes. For many people, the world feels like a more dangerous place now than it was years before. The good thing is, travel insurance has restored the peace of mind of many travellers. Whether you’re going to a single trip or with your family, it’s important to have the best family travel insurance. However, based on the Global Peace Index (GPI), which produces an annual report on the safety of countries across the globe, Europe is relatively safe. Of the 25 states with the highest GPIs, 18 are in...

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Posted on Jul 25, 2017 |

The Australian Adventurer – A Scenic Guide to Sailing across Victoria

The Australian Adventurer – A Scenic Guide to Sailing across Victoria

The thrill of streaming across a crystal clear lake or a gentle bay is what makes sailing such an enjoyable pastime. For decades now, Victorians have hooked up their boat trailer, driven to the nearest and best body of water and gleefully tore about atop the water. Victoria has a wide array of bodies of water, and all of them are good for boating at anything from a beginner’s level to a master’s level. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to buy your first dinghy or attempting to find a Fountaine Pajot for sale, these waterways will be gently calling your name until you are cruising their surfaces effortlessly.  Port Phillip Bay  To start off with, we’ve picked the obvious choice for a sailor’s dream. The “inland ocean” itself, Port Phillip Bay, is the largest Bay in Australia, and it lends itself well to the sport of sailing. With a large area of water to navigate your way around, many docks and ports to stop at, and countless other...

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 |

Roman Holiday: top low-cost activities to do with the kids in Italy’s capital

Roman Holiday: top low-cost activities to do with the kids in Italy’s capital

Travelling with children is a constant balancing act. While you want your kids to have the richest experience, you also can’t help but think of the expense. Even if your journeying to a beautiful but expensive tourist area like Rome though, there will always be plenty of activities for whole family to enjoy, which won’t cost the earth – you just need to know where to look. Here are a few of my favourites… Sightseeing Rome is a hub of culture, and the final resting place of many of the world’s greatest treasures, taken as spoils of war during the days of the mighty Empire. While the larger museums and galleries boasting grand exhibits might have a fee most of the time, many of them are free on certain days of the month, so it’s worth planning your holiday around these dates if you’re a family of culture-vultures. You’ll also find that the streets are lined with historic buildings and monuments, so instead of hiring an expensive tour guide,...

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