Travel Prep

Take Advantage of Lonely Planet TV's Lockdown Freebie!

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Le sigh... We’re all depressed. We’re all stressed our 2020 plans are ruined. We’re all sitting at home going slightly stir crazy, shovelling carbs into our face holes, right?  Well, our friends at Lonely Planet have gone and done us a massive solid by making their Lonely Planet TV (which is usually a premium paid service) FREE to watch over the Covid-[...]

Coronavirus: How to travel safely during the Covid-19 outbreak

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At times of an outbreak, one of the first approaches to containing it is minimizing travel. For this reason, cities across China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy are currently imposing travel bans to minimize the spread of Coronavirus. However, tickets have been booked, time has been taken off work, and many flights are still ‘business as usual’. So should y[...]

Five Tried and Tested Eco-Friendly Travel Products

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Is your New Year's resolution to become more eco-friendly and minimise your impact on the planet? Mine too! Truth be told - I've actually been trying to live more environmentally conscious for a while now. But with the out-of-control bushfires here in Australia and a climate crisis in full force right around the world, this year I need to get even more se[...]

What to pack for the TransSiberian railway trip

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Big trips often require big planning, yet it's bound to be worth it, right? In the case of the Transsiberian and Transmongolian railway journey, I can vouch that it will be the trip of a lifetime, one you read in the books about with almost too many experiences to take in. Preparing for it is a big task and it can seem daunting. From figuring out where you w[...]

How To Pack Like A Minimalist

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Travelling with only a few possessions for prolonged periods of time has permanently changed my outlook on what it is to live (and travel) in a largely materialistic world. I’ve discovered that actually, you really don’t need many things to live happily and comfortably. Though one of the smaller, and more practical lessons I’ve learnt from traversing [...]

How to spend 24 hours in London

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The first time I visited London was on a stop-over from Australia to Rome and I had a measly 24 hours to explore the city. My quick stay consisted of frantically moving from one tourist attraction to the next in an attempt to jam as much into my one day in London as I possibly could. I left feeling overwhelmed and deflated, crushed by the hectic pulse of the[...]

Lessons from the world's most sustainable country: Slovenia

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Sustainable Tourism Sustainable travel is increasingly becoming an important theme, not just for travelers but also on a much more global scale. With the monumental dangers of climate change, environmental degradation and decreasing numbers of endangered species, the travel industry and tourists themselves have a big role to play in reducing our ecological [...]

How to avoid travel burnout

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Travel burnout? I hear you cry. What a very privileged concern to suffer from. But let me set the record straight. There is such a thing as the well documented ‘rat race’ in the real world, so of course it exists in the travel world. ‘How could I ever get sick of travel?’ Yep, that’s a good question. I’m not necessarily saying you’ll get sick of trav[...]

10 Ways to Survive a Long Airport Layover

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Personally, I love the airport. I get all excited like a giddy school child and have my little rituals such as drinking overpriced wine to calm my nerves and spending every last bit of currency on foreign candy and Dunkin Donuts. It always amused me what Dom Joly (Britsh comedian and author of The Dark Tourist) said of his airport ritual of parking himse[...]

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