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15 Songs for Your Next Road Trip

15 Songs for Your Next Road Trip

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Who else sometimes feels the need to take a road trip? That feeling of driving down the open road, exploring the unknown. It has been a tradition for so many of us from growing up to now. To me a big difference between taking a road trip as a kid and now is that we get to control the music. I love taking a road trip and I love having great music playing in the car on those road trips.  It’s great to be travelling along new roads with music blaring. So I thought I would share 15 of the songs I always have in my playli[...]
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Travelling with Extended Family – Are You Crazy?

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Have you ever been planning a trip and had a family member ask if they can “tag along”?  The option of travelling with extended family may come up, especially if they have seen you travel to exotic locations around the world and they haven’t travelled much or at all.  Is it really a good idea to say yes?Here are some tips to help you, firstly decide if it is a good idea, and secondly to avoid issues while travelling. Tip 1:  Do you get along before you travel?We all know that family aren’t always the easiest peop[...]

Who Looks After Your Pets While You Travel?

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So who looks after your pets while you travel?  For me, I don’t plan any travel until I know that my two dogs will be safely looked after while we are away.It is important to understand that I’m not just writing this as a “crazy dog lady”.  I spent close to 10 years on the board of an animal welfare organisation that looks after almost 45,000 animals every year.  I have also been a dog “mum” for over 20 years.So what are the options available? Option 1: Leave your pets outside and have someone feed them[...]

7 Tips for Travelling with Medication

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If you are planning a trip overseas and you take medication, you have some pre-planning you need to do. 7 Tips for Travelling With Medication Here are seven basic guidelines to help when planning your trip. Talk to your doctor or travel medical specialist before travelling about any medicines and / or medical devices you need to take with you.  Make sure you discuss prescription medication as well as over the counter medicines and complementary / homeopathic medicines that you may take. Contact the Embassy or Con[...]
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Pack Half and Half

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Have you ever lost your luggage when travelling?  A number of years ago we headed to Vietnam for a backpacking holiday.  As more and more bags came out on the luggage carousel in Ho Chi Minh City, we got more and more worried.  What if both our backpacks got lost?  That surely couldn’t happen, could it?  Well our backpacks did arrive.  They were the very last two bags put onto the carousel.  It was then we decided that we would never travel without packing using the Half and Half R[...]

5 Steps to Save for A Holiday

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Do you struggle with how to save for a holiday? We travel as much as we can.  Luckily in Australia, it is standard that everyone with full time employment receives a minimum of 4 weeks annual leave or holidays every year.  On top of that we get on average 10 public holidays a year (this include Christmas and Easter).  Many employers now also give employees the option to “buy” annual leave.  This means, for example you can take an extra weeks leave (making it 5 weeks a year) and reduce your annual inc[...]