Is Cruising for You – the Pros and Cons

I’m a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to cruising. I only took my first cruise, to Alaska, in August last year. I have now just done another cruise from Australia to New Zealand. So many people ask me what I think about cruising, especially those who haven’t done one before. It isn’t … Read more

How to Plan your Gap Year Itinerary

Itinerary Planning

If you are anything like me when I decided to take a gap year, all of a sudden thousands of opportunities presented themselves to me and I was a whirlwind of ideas and possibilities. A year to travel seemed like a dream and I couldn’t wait to do, well, everything! Reality eventually set in, and … Read more

Best Books for Budget Travellers

Best Books for Budget Travel

We all love to dream of travel, but the common belief is that travel is expensive and it’s hard to afford. I myself have been on the receiving end of comments like “I wish I could afford to travel”, or even “it’s okay for some!” Really though, travel does not have to be expensive. I … Read more

Group Tour vs Independent Travel: Which is Better?

Almost everyone you meet will have an opinion on this – are group tours or independent travel better? Some people will swear by tours, others will not even consider one. This article may contain affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on a link, I may receive a small commission. Read … Read more

A Step by Step Guide to Planning Your Trip

You have just decided you need to head off for your first trip away – but now what? It’s so exciting, and there are so many places that you want to go, but you have no idea how to plan a trip. Perhaps this is the first time you will be traveling internationally. You are … Read more