Travel journals provide you with a lasting memory of your vacations to refer to over and over again. However, a travel journal is much more than just an account of what you saw, did or ate. Writing a journal is an art and written with all of your senses. Continue reading “Writing a Travel Journal”
In this new monthly series, I will be preparing a beginners guide to visiting popular destinations to allow you to fully enjoy your travel experience around the world. When I first started travelling I found it hard to locate authentic, real life accounts of what the country I wanted to visit was really like.
Since then I have created my own formula for researching a destination to ensure I am as prepared as much as possible. Of course, there will always be a few surprises and unexpected encounters along the way. But if you are armed with as much information as possible, you will be able to handle many challenges thrown at you along the way.
The most important skills to have when travelling are flexibility, an open mind and understanding to expect the unexpected.
This will allow you to experience something truly wonderful on your journey.
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Each Christmas it is almost a religion to check out the latest pantomime. This year it is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. While pantomimes are for all the family, sometimes the one liners are not always family appropriate.
Continue reading “It’s Panto Time in London”
The thought of a new adventure always fills us with excitement. A new place to explore, new people to meet, Another culture to learn about. Yet, the last thing often thought about is our health. It is no fun to find yourself bedridden, sick with a stomach bug when there is an exciting city outside the window to explore.
Continue reading “How to Stay Travel Healthy”
Oh how the way we travel has changed – and how quickly. Hands up those who remember paper based plane tickets? Quite a few of you, I would imagine. On the eve of my trip to Europe, I took a look through my old travel documents I collected over the years. There was so much paper involved!. Continue reading “How Travel Has Changed”
Whenever I travel there are three items which I have found to be the most useful. These items are versatile and you can pack them into any size bag.
This circular piece of plastic is not only a social butterfly, it can double as a seat, plate or a security shield in your bag. I like to place it in the front of my daypack to act as a shield to protect the items inside from pushy crowds. Oh, and of course, it can be used to share a game with new friends.
Possibly the most versatile piece of fabric you can pack into your bag. It has so many uses depending on your creativity. It can be used as a scarf, towel, seat, skirt, bag and a host of other things you will discover the more you carry it.
Traditionally used to protect you from rain, but the umbrella can double as a sunshade and more creatively as a weapon. I have always carried an umbrella with me, no matter what the season. Especially with the unseasonable weather around the globe right now. Fortunately, I have not yet had to employ the umbrella’s defensive capabilities yet.
The narrow twists and turns of Mykonos’ streets were designed in a way to confuse the pirates who roamed the high seas of the Mediterranean centuries ago. Continue reading “Pirates of Mykonos”
Do you need to learn the language of the country you want to visit? This, of course, depends on the experience you want to seek from your travels. Continue reading “Language of Travel”
Save time and money on your next holiday by choosing to vacation in your own city. It is no secret that Australians are adventurous and love to travel, but the new trend is for people to book a holiday closer to home. For those who don’t like to plan months in advance or have little time for a break, a staycation is the perfect solution. Continue reading “Staycation Adelaide”
It is the end of another year. One that has been eventful for all the wrong reasons on a global scale. As the world events continue to escalate year after year, Christmas becomes a time for reflection and prayer. No matter the culture or how the holidays are celebrated, all many people want is peace and happiness. Continue reading “My Grown Up Christmas List”