Travelling Overseas

15 Tips for Travelling Overseas

It’s a great idea to travel overseas, explore different cultures and see how other people live.  Often people just travel for fun and to see the world. However, if you intend to go into places where English is not the main language, it’s important to follow some tips to make your experience a positive one and ensure the time spent is not wasted.

  • Learn a few phrases of the main language. Don’t just follow the guidebook with phrases such as yes please and thank you. It’s important to also learn how to say no thank you. After all, you won’t want to agree to everything that is said if you don’t know what it is.
  • Remember that other countries have seemingly harsh penalties for what you may think is a minor infraction. Australian law is not in force just because you’re an Aussie. Learn the laws of the land and follow them.

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July 5, 2017
Holidays on Budget

10 Tips to Holidays on a Budget

If you were thinking the cost of an overseas holiday would be too much, there are many ways in which you can save.  The biggest cost factors on holiday travel are for the travel fares, the accommodation and the food. If these three biggies can be reduced in some way, your holiday suddenly becomes much more affordable. And this applies to holidays in Australia, not just overseas.

Here are 10 tips to help reduce the cost of holidays.

  • If flying, watch for specials run by the airline of your choice. Be flexible so you can get packed and go at short notice when the specials come on.
  • With cruise ships, booking way ahead will often get you a great special in price. But it is also possible to get last minute deals because they want to sail with a full ship if possible and if all the cabins are not booked by a week before sailing they’ll offer them at a good rate.

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June 20, 2017

Holiday Adventures that Kids Will Love

If you want to delight the kids with an overseas holiday, Bali has many adventures suitable for kids and adults alike. Participating in these fun outings with them will guarantee to ensure a fun time for all with no chance of being bored – and you won’t need to hire a babysitter. Settle into your easy bali villa and start to enjoy. Here are some of the great places kids will love.

  • Walk through the treetops at Tabanan. It’s great to view the forest from the top instead of the bottom. At Tabanan you’ll find high walkways through the treetops. In fact, it’s made more fun by including obstacles of varying hardship degrees. In every case, safety is assured with a safety wire attached to your harness. Start from 2 metres high and go up to 20 – if you’re game. It’s called Bali Treetop Adventure and is located at the Bali Botanical Gardens.

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April 1, 2017
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Travel Tips to Save Money

Whether you are going to your favourite holiday island such as Bali or another tourist destination there are certain things you can do to save money, if you just know about them. Most people are on some kind of a budget, so finding ways to save is something they look forward to. If you save money you might even be able to add a day or two to your holiday.

Here are some ways to save on the cost of an overseas holiday

  • Book weekend accommodation in the business district of a city. This can save money because during the week these places are full, but at the weekend – including Friday nights – when business is not carried out they are essentially empty, so offer cheaper rates to attract people.
  • According to some travel experts, Tuesday is the time to look for budget airfares. This is because often one airline will offer a good deal on Monday and by Tuesday, many other airlines bring their prices down to match it.

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March 7, 2017
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Do’s and Don’ts for Riding a Scooter on Holidays

Once they’ve settled into one of their easy villas, many holidaymakers choose to rent a scooter to get around because there is no public transport. They don’t realise the driving rules and conditions are completely different from most other places such countries as India, China, Japan and even Indonesia. It may seem easy to ride a motor scooter too, but if you’ve never done it, Bali is not the best place to learn.

Here are some do’s and don’ts for riding a scooter in Bali.

Do’s

  • Always wear a helmet; make sure it fits properly and has a visor.
  • Before choosing a scooter – and paying for it – make sure the brakes, lights and horn all work. Yes, you’ll need the horn, it’s an integral part of driving in Bali.
  • If you are not sure where to turn or how to pass another vehicle, watch what the locals do and follow them.

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February 12, 2017
Different-Holiday

Enjoying Something Different on Holidays

There are many things to do and see on holiday and all of it is interesting, especially after you’ve recovered from your jet lag in that nice, luxury villa or hotel room you rented. If you wanted to do something exotic and a little less touristy than visit temples and see monkeys, consider booking into an educational workshop. There are many of these in Bali ready to educate you on how to do any number of amazing things.

  • If you love the traditional Bali food, you can experience this kind of cuisine at home if you learn to cook it yourself. You can actually attend any of several cooking classes in Bali that teach you how to cook some of the most popular Balinese dishes. It might be the best thing you ever did. There are many different cooking classes so choose the kind of food you love best – if you can.

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November 18, 2016
Holiday-Photos

How to Look Your Best in Holiday Photos

The trend these days is for people who want to have Botox injections to combine the treatment with a holiday overseas.  They may not realise that this is a poor decision for several reasons.  The main idea for going to Bali or Thailand for such treatment is to cut back on the cost, but you don’t know for sure what the standard of training or experience is when you are dealing with overseas cosmetic surgeons. Some people have had a very poor experience in this regard and the Botox work needs to be redone when they return home.Holiday-PhotosIn addition, when you consider that your holiday is going to be spoiled to some extent due to having those needles you may want to think again. How often do you get to go overseas? Even if you go every year, it still seems a shame to use holiday time for cosmetic treatment instead of enjoying the different culture and all the many other activities you like doing while on holiday.

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September 1, 2016
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Purchasing Outdoor Furniture When Holidaying

When you book a holiday to Bali or any other country, according to Drovers Inside and Out the last thing that is likely to be on your mind is purchasing outdoor furniture. But once you arrive at your holiday destination and decide to check out all the shopping opportunities you may well change your mind. Bali and other parts of Indonesia have some beautiful, handcrafted alfresco furniture that you may well want to take home with you.

That’s where you can run into a lot of problems. It is not that easy to arrange for safe transport, given the furniture must go by sea and you will need to arrange for the many different legs of the journey. First it has to be taken to a local port, then packed into a container and loaded onto the right ship, then after it arrives in Australia you’ll need to organise a truck to bring it to your home.  This seems to be a lot of hassle, especially when you are on holiday and want to enjoy yourself.

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March 10, 2016
Visit Miami

Places To Visit In Miami This Spring

From having perfect weather the entire year and miles of sandy beaches, the reasons for visiting Miami are endless. In the lovely sandy beaches, visitors enjoy sipping their wine or mojitos to make the stay unforgettable. But there is more to Miami than relaxing on the lovely sandy beaches.

A trip to the Everglades will provide you with a perfect opportunity to meet or even feed the great American alligator. It will be a moment to remember for the rest of your life. Here are more places that you should visit when traveling to Miami.

The Everglades Safari Park

Whether using an airboat or a buggy, you can whip through the Everglades to get the best shot of the alligators in their natural environment. Make sure to wade from a safe distance. You can experience the fierce alligator fights as they try to control various territories or even pet the babies. The park is also full of other wildlife, and it will be an invaluable place to visit.

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January 8, 2015
Travelling To Alaska

Five Must Do Things When Travelling To Alaska

Alaska, the northernmost state of the United States is famed for its unique wildlife and scenic beauty. Travelers enjoy sharing the same environment with the polar bears that roam far and wide from the Artic to Alaska. As a holiday destination, Alaska provides a separate experience from other regions in the US regarding culture and climate. To get more from this 49th state of the US, here are five must-do things.

  • Board the famous Riverboat Discovery

The famous Riverboat Discovery is a three hours cruise journey through the rivers of Alaska. The trip takes visitors to the heart of this great state and introduces them to communities that have made Alaska their way of life. On the trip, you enjoy bush floatplanes taking off, visiting the home of the famous Iditarod winner, Susan Butcher, and her famous sledge dogs doing their thing.

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October 7, 2014