How do I Choose the Places I Visit?

I’m starting to feel it – ever so slightly! In three months I’m heading off for my first overseas trip in a year and a half, which, for me, is a LONG time between drinks as they say. My trip will be a combination of destinations which see a fair fill of tourists – Portugal …

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2019 – A Crazy Trip in the Planning Stage!

So the time has come to reveal all about the plans for the year. Sometimes I am able to contain myself and keep the plans limited, like last year to India and Sri Lanka. This year… less so! This year I have sort of thrown off the shackles and decided to get as much in …

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Future Itineraries – Returning to Central Asia!

Howdy all. Sunday’s are presently when I’m planning on giving you a few itineraries as the basis for the blog post. Today though, I am thinking out loud about where I’m hoping to go in around 12 months time, which is a trip to Europe and a ‘stop’ in Central Asia on the way. Yes, …

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What I am Looking Forward to in India and Sri Lanka

My last blog was a retrospective, today I’m looking forward to my trip – I am leaving on the 11th of March. It’s a week away! And no, I’m not very ready… And I’m flying into Rajasthan’s main city, Jaipur. From there I go to Jaisalmer, Jodphur and then to Delhi. Then I fly to …

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Visas and Train Tickets for India – an E-Surprise!

Hey everyone, hope you’re having a good weekend! I thought I’d let you know how things are going in preparation for my heading to India and Sri Lanka in four weeks’ time (YAY! Getting close!) I’ve had a bit to sort out with accommodation (the usual routine online) – India still appears to provide excellent …

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Accommodation Rumble – Air BnB versus Hotels

Yes, I’m branching out in my rumbles from cities to, you know, other things. And today I’m looking at accommodation, and yes – I know there are more options out there for places to stay. There’s bnbs, hostels, camping to name a few, but today I am just specifically talking abou Air Bnb and the …

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Frequent Flyer Fun – Using Points

So after last week’s post about my frustrations with Qantas’s Frequent Flyer programme, I thought I’d write a post about earning and using frequent flyer points, because I do love to collect and use the points, even if sometimes there are headaches associated with the programs. Here in Australia Qantas probably is the program with …

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Travel Itineraries – Australia [Part One]

Hello again it’s Thursday and for the last few weeks Travel Itineraries has been my Thursday segment (despite the fact that it’s simply the most work one needs to write a darned post possible). And today I thought I’d do Australia. This will be an idealised itinerary. I haven’t set out and done a long …

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Seven on Sunday – Ways to Budget for your Backpacker Dream! (Part One)

So. You want to go on amazing ‘trip of a lifetime’ (I discovered quickly that you can have more than one 😉 ) and the biggest question is – how to budget for the darned thing? Today I present Seven Ways to Budget for Your Backpacker Dream! Sorry to split it into two parts again …

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