Travel Tips

Helpful travel tips, tricks, hints and cheats to get you travelling sooner, having the most fun and saving a few dollars along the way.  Ready to dive into the detail, see our review posts on:

 

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Capsule makeup bag for travel

Creating a Capsule Makeup Bag for Travel

Decluttering and capsule wardrobes have become extremely popular in the past few years, especially with those who travel regularly.  In effect a capsule wardrobe is just a newer name for how we’ve always packed when travelling, it ensures the maximum looks, combinations and essentials are…

Budget busting travel tips

Our 15 Top Travel Tips To Save You Money

There are so many new experiences, fabulous meals and new bucket list destinations vying for our travel dollars.  We’re never short of ideas of where to head next but with such a long list you never know if or when you’ll get back to a…

Roma Mahi leather backpack

Mahi leather travel bag review

Why a Mahi leather travel bag is my ideal travel day bag and carry-on. We look at 2 designs, my review, how I use them, care for them and what they will fit In my recent post on travel essentials for your trip to Japan…

What to pack for Japan – our Japan travel essentials

A few insider tips on what to bring to Japan can make all the difference. We share what we’ve learned in this essential Japan packing list for first time visitors. I’m not going to insult your intelligence here by telling you how many pairs of socks…

Where to stay

Hotel Reviews

Deciding where to stay when we’re planning our travels is an important part of our decision making and completing the overall itinerary.  We prefer to base ourselves from one place for at least a couple of days at a time rather than moving on every day…

Tempur Transit Pillow

Putting the Tempur Transit Pillow to the Test

They say we spend a third of our lives sleeping and when it comes to my sleep I don’t like to be short changed. I’m someone who sleeps in planes, trains and automobiles. As a kid if I wouldn’t sleep my parents would only need…

Chinese New Year in Sydney

Where to celebrate the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year (CNY)  is such a dramatic and fun celebration to be part of but what do you you do if you can’t travel to China this year to celebrate?  You join the local celebrations in the country you’re…

20 Top cities to visit in 2017

20 Top Cities to Visit in 2017

Last month Conde Nast published their 50 top cities in the world based on votes by over 100,000 travelers.  As I flipped through the list I was nodding at many and intrigued by others I had yet to visit myself.  It’s that time of the…

Packing tips for International Travel

5 Savvy Packing Tips From a Flight Attendant

When it comes to travelling overseas, we all tend to have our own packing habits and preferences. You’ll get the savvy travellers who have several hacks up their sleeve and pack two weeks prior to departure, and then there are those like me who leave…

First-Aid-Kit 8

First Aid kit for Australian Travellers

We’ve always carried a first aid kit in the car but since we’ve been in Australia we’ve found we’ve dug into it more often. Have you thought about adding one to your travel kit or refreshing the expired items recently?

Australian rural roads

Safe driving tips for outback Australia

This huge country needs exploring. Which means leaving the cities and coastal strip and heading into the heartland. Driving in remote, outback and rural areas is a little different to what the majority of Australians and international visitors do on a day to day basis so here is what you need to know to drive safely in Australia.