A beginners guide to ……..

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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Three Essential Travel Items

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.

Frisbee

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.

Sarong

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.

Umbrella

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.

Staycation Adelaide

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”