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”
On a cold winter day, there is nothing more relaxing than to curl up with a good book and a hot chocolate (or glass of wine). For travellers, it is a chance to research and read about new destinations to explore. Continue reading “Five Books to Inspire Post Lockdown Travel”
It would seem that international travel is off the cards until at least next year. Yet it does not mean you cannot experience the world through other mediums. Films about travel are one such way of immersing yourself in another destination from the comfort of home. Continue reading “Five Movies to Inspire Post Lockdown Travel”
Travelling light is always a challenge, especially when you may be travelling through multiple climates. From my first trip more than 20 years ago, I have significantly reduced the amount of luggage needed for my travels. I remember on my first trip to London in the nineties, the big suitcase full of clothes weighing me down as I travelled around the United Kingdom. Continue reading “Savvy Travellers Packing Guide”
As soon as borders started to close, airlines began grounding their fleets. This meant travellers were left with no option but to cancel their vacations. Social media soon flooded with protests about airlines who refused to refund airfares in full. Continue reading “Airline Refunds and Future Travel”
Central Australia is a popular destination, especially for visitors who flock to take in the magical views of Uluru. The red brown rock, shaped like a jelly mould, has a history dating back more than 60,000 years which can be best appreciated by helicopter or guided walking tour around it. Uluru is home to the Anangu Aboriginal people who are happy to talk to you about this sacred site located on Pitjantjatjara Lands. Continue reading “Beginners Guide to Uluru”
A trip to Central Australia is all about culture and outback exploration. Home to the Arrernte Aboriginal people, Alice Springs is a remote outback town located in the Northern Territory and halfway between Darwin in the north and Adelaide (South Australia). It is exactly halfway between the two capital cities, equally 1500 kilometres each way. Best known as the gateway to Australia’s Red Centre, it also played a significant role in our telecommunications history. In 1872, Alice Springs linked the Overland Telegraph line between Adelaide and Darwin. The old telegraph station is just one of the historic sites you can visit on your trip to Central Australia. Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Alice Springs”
There’s not question about it, the way we travel will change. But what will future travel look like? While in reality it has only been a few months since restrictions on people movement across the globe has been in place. Yet, for many free spirits it feels a lot longer. Continue reading “The Future of Travel”
With the Olympic Games rescheduled to July 2021, there is plenty of time to plan your trip to Tokyo. Tokyo is a fast paced, hectic city which may seem overwhelming at first. However, the Japanese people are the most friendly and helpful I have met. You only have to give the slight indication of uncertainty and they will quickly offer their help.
This guide has been prepared to help make your experience here less hectic so that you can fully enjoy your journey. Continue reading “A Beginners Guide to Tokyo”
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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