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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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…

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…

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.

Webjet App Review

Get a better deal with the Webjet App


In our years travelling things have changed dramatically.  Inspiration for our early trips came from glossy pamphlets at the travel agent or more often posters of the latest special deals in their high street windows.  Of course back then what we ended up booking was…

Xmas gifts for travellers nu

9 Perfect Xmas Gifts for Travellers


Travellers can be a little difficult to buy for, particularly those of us that like pretty and practical and don’t want to be weighted down with a mountain of luggage.  Here’s a few of my favourite ideas for holiday gifts for travellers in your life…