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Travel Like a Local For More Authentic Memories

When you imagine your travels, do you envisage yourself immersed in the local culture, or far removed from it in a 5 star gated resort? Most of us imagine the culture but then book the swankiest hotel our budgets will stretch to. Imagine how interesting it could be if...

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Is Travel Insurance a Scam?

Is Travel Insurance a Scam? We see this question asked all the time, all over the internet. There is a genuine belief that travel insurance is some kind of scam, so we have decided to share some numbers. We run a travel club with a few hundred members. Our most valued...

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Bus Travel Is Also Cool

Whilst Air Travel may be fast, comfortable and easy, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider a road trip by Bus for your next trip; Boarding Ease: You don't need to check in an hour or two before your journey when you take the bus, and there may be a stop...

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HodoPhobia – Fear of Travel

A phobia is simply described as an irrational or obsessive fear. Just as described, a phobia sounds very unreasonable to someone who doesn't have it, but can be a genuine restriction to the phobic. Hodophobia is a type of phobia that has to do with fear and avoidance...

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10 Most Dangerous Places to Visit in Asia

As travel becomes easier it is easy to overlook safety issues. We jump on a plane and go, and most of the time everything is fine. Some places however have a higher share of crime than others. Following on from our recent piece on the safest places in Africa and in no...

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5 Reasons To Travel By Sea

The world has gotten much smaller because of air travel, and that is generally a good thing. Its important to consider other modes of transport for a number of reasons including, cost, ecology, and sometime simply just slowing down and making the most of the journey....

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10 Safest Places To Visit in Africa

When it comes to travel, many tourists have blacklisted Africa. It is important to remember that Africa is one of the largest continents and is made up of many different countries - most of which are considered safe. It is good to do your research but don’t hinder...

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8 Things To Know About Travel Insurance and Sports

Sports in this context can relate to any activity with a higher than standard risk. Examples might include: - Winter sports like Skiing and Snowboarding Cycling / Mountain biking Triathlon Hot Air Ballooning Parachute jumping Trekking Gliding from water or land...

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Tips for traveling with elderly parents.

Thoughts of warm family moments, laughing together, and shared memories are all strong drivers for planning a trip with extended family. There is a lot of material online about traveling with toddlers,  but  the quirks of traveling with an older adult are seldom taken...

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How Can I avoid getting Scammed on Holiday?

No matter where you are traveling, most likely there will be someone there happy to scam you.  We aren't suggesting  you should assume everyone is on the take, but some common sense and foreknowledge can go a long way. The Rose Scam If you get offered flowers while in...

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How to pack for an overnight trip

How do you pack for an Overnight Trip? Back in corporate life I used to keep a carry-on bag packed, because I traveled so frequently. Honestly you don't need much stuff for an overnight trip. It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes for an experienced individual to...

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7 tips for flying with kids and babies

Traveling with Children is stressful - will they upset other passengers? Rocketing through the sky in a metal cigar can be a recipe for frayed nerves at the best of time, but none more so than the first time you travel with your little darlings. Like anything, the...

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