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Who Looks After Your Pets While You Travel?

Posted In: Plan Your Travel
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 som[...]

7 Tips for Travelling with Medication

Posted In: Travel Health
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 MedicationHere 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 Cons[...]
Pack Half and Half

Pack Half and Half

Posted In: Plan Your Travel
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[...]