Tag: Travel

How to make the best decision for your mental health

How To Make The Best Decision For Your Mental Health

How to make the best decision for your mental health Written by Donna Cameron As I write this, my first domestic trip since the Melbourne lockdown came to an end is happening tomorrow, and my first international trip is taking off in less than 25 days.  The feelings prior to any trips I have been on in the past have…

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Boarding Will Commence Shortly

Boarding Will Commence Shortly

Boarding Will Commence Shortly Written by Susie Taaffe The world is opening for travel again – now what?? The last two years have seen stressful times with unknown outcomes. We have had to adapt to ‘not knowing what is around the corner’ which is extremely nerve-wracking. Our normal has changed. If this has resulted in carrying more weight, the first…

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12 Travel Must-Haves

12 Travel Must-Haves for the Ultimate Self-Care

Don’t Sacrifice Self-Care When You’re Travelling 12 Travel Must-Haves Written by Lynn Power Even though travel continues to be challenging with Covid surging everywhere it seems, many of us are optimistic that we’ll still be able to get out there in 2022 (including me – I have 3 trips planned, fingers crossed!). But it’s time to think about our travel…

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5 Easy Ways To Plan Your Dream Holiday

When you are overworked, overstressed and dreaming of a holiday do you find it hard to find the time to plan one?  This is more common than you might think. Whether we like it or not our lives are busier now than ever before despite the evolution of technology and the many conveniences this affords us with our time and…

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How to Stay Safe When You Travel Over The Holidays

How to Stay Safe When You Travel We all love holidays, catching up with family and friends, or just getting away. Often though, we do not pay attention to safety and security when we travel or even if we choose to holiday from home. 1. Make Sure You Know The Way Home Whether it is a holiday that is all…

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Create Your Own Dreamtime

Create Your Own Dreamtime

Written By Kevin Kapusi Starow Located some 80 kilometres west of Kununurra is the El Questro station in which you will find many wonderful experiences. Though none more appealing to me than that of Emma Gorge. Set amidst the majestic, rugged cliffs of Cockburn range, which themselves are a palate of electrifying colour, enhanced by a sky of blending hues. …

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Experiencing The Riverina

Experiencing The Riverina

Sunshine & Rain Written By Kevin Kapusi Starow Driving up out of the city limits, and passing on through the suburban fringes, into the rural expanses of Victoria, I am always impressed with the scenic wonderment of the land, simple, yet stunning. Though on this particular occasion, it is morning, early morning, about 3.30, or 4 am, which for me…

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A Life Of Abundance

A Life Of Abundance

Finding The Hidden Gems Of Australia Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow Flying over the top half of Australia, we are met with images of a harshly etched landscape, spotted with numerous trees, replete with accompanying shadows, a phenomenon unique to this part of the world. Rivers, etch their way into the landscape, veraciously piercing the surface giving the appearance of…

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Transportation Footprint

How To Reduce Your Transportation Footprint

Cars Driving Up Global CO2 Levels How To Reduce Your Transportation Footprint Written by Joanna Auburn The transportation sector accounts for around a quarter of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, of which almost three quarters are associated with road vehicles. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise to most of us, I mean when you think about just how many…

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Travelling East Africa

3 Options For Travelling East Africa

Independent Versus Group Tours Written by Tracy Bell Quietly considering myself a “seasoned traveller”, in June 2010 I packed my backpack and headed off to Africa for the adventure of a lifetime.  Family and friends told me I was out of my mind and requested I join a tour.  But I had already backpacked the USA, Europe, and worked as…

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How travelling can help kid’s

How Travel Helped Our Kid’s Mental Health

How Travel Helped Our Kid’s Mental Health Written by Kelly Malloy Six weeks ago, we packed up our camper trailer, our kids and our lives on the Gold Coast and began on a ten-month trip around Australia.  Although it’s still comparatively early days I’m happy to report, so far, so good! Our two children are 6 and 8 years old,…

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Holiday Stress Be Gone

5 Ways To De-Stress Planning For Your Holiday

Written by Tracey Bell Holidays are fast approaching and you are met with a blank canvas – you could go anywhere!  You are spoiled for choice but inundated with information.  By the time you have sorted through the information and made a decision, is there even any time left to actually go for the holiday?  That’s without considering the time needed…

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Tips for Going Backpacking Solo

Top 5 Tips for Going Backpacking Solo

Top 5 Tips for Going Backpacking Solo Written by Tracey Bell Travelling solo can be one of life’s most eye-opening, mind-expanding, joyful experiences.  This article will give you some suggestions to overcome the trepidation you may experience, especially as a woman, when deciding to venture forth on your own.  The best advice: Go for it! 5 Ways To Set Yourself…

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planning a holiday

Top Tools for Planning a Holiday

Written by Tracey Bell The websites and applications recommended in this article can help you plan your travel, from finding low-cost flights to planning your budget, booking excellent accommodation and, most importantly, having fun on the road. SkyScanner Benefit: Allows you to compare flexible dates very easily so you can find the best days to fly.  Description: SkyScanner is a…

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How to Have a Blissful

6 Ways To Make Koh Samui, Blissful

Written by Khahn Tran Pristine beaches, white sandy shores, friendly locals and a wide array of tasty food, there’s no wonder why Samui has become a popular destination amongst travellers of all kinds, young and old, adult and child, family and solo travellers. There is something for everyone on this little Thai island. But sometimes, you just need to relax…

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Why is Kenya

Is Kenya expensive for holiday-makers?

Written by Tracey Bell There seems to be a common misperception that Africa should be a cheap holiday destination, and many are shocked when presented with a quote for their safari.  This article investigates the reasons why Kenya is expensive for travellers and offers some tips on how to reduce your costs and still enjoy your safari. For decades, the…

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Community Engagement

How To Make The Most Of A Safari

Written by Tracy Bell Gone are the days when “Safari” was only for the elite of Britain’s colonial population.  Nowadays the Dark Continent is accessible to anyone on any budget.  And it is no longer about hunting or simply wildlife spotting.  Increasingly, travellers are looking for ways to connect with people, to find out how other cultures live, what they…

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How safe is Africa

How To Stay Safe, Travelling Africa

Practical security advice for your African holiday How To Stay Safe Travelling Africa Written by Tracey Bell With an average of four and a half million tourists arriving each year (that is pure tourists, excludes business travellers and diaspora visiting family), tourism is the number one industry for many African nations, and vital to their economies.  However, the “Dark Continent”…

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Top 3 Tips For Choosing a Holiday Destination

Top 3 Tips For Choosing a Holiday Destination Written by Tracy Bell How to Start – Choosing a Holiday Destination The world was my oyster – I could go anywhere!  But the overload of information and pressure of deciding where to go made this freedom quite daunting.  I had a rough itinerary, but through my travels, I learnt to leave…

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children in class in african village

6 Ideas For A Volunteer Holiday

6 Ideas For A Volunteer Holiday Written by Tracey Bell “Voluntourism” is fast becoming the trend for both young and old travelers who want to experience the culture of their destination in depth and spend more time engaging with local people.  It has also been a source of controversial reports regarding the impact on communities and the potential for exploitation…

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Family Holiday In East Africa

Written by Tracey Bell East Africa is such an exciting destination for families, with plenty of activities and experiences to give you and your children lasting memories.  There’s no denying that it is a more challenging destination than most, but if your children are aged from around nine years (so they can engage with and remember the experience) it can…

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