50+, on a budget, need to travel? 7 tips to get a travel fund together

50+, on a budget, need to travel? 7 tips to get a travel fund together

Little money but with the urge to travel is a common scenario and a lack of riches is no reason to stop you. People in their 50’s and 60’s often ask me if they can afford to travel – and of course I say yes! 

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Teen travelers - Should I let my 15 year old go backpacking alone?

Teen travelers - Should I let my 15 year old go backpacking alone?

You may dub me the world’s worst parent, but I say yes! Mine did (are doing) at 15 and 16. No - not on an organised group trip or tour, and Yes – they survived!! Better still, they did have a heck of a good time and they thrived from it.
If your teen wants to go, I can only encourage you to say yes!

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13 top tips for surviving a long haul flight with toddlers

13 top tips for surviving a long haul flight with toddlers

Surviving a long haul flight – and here I am talking something like NZ to Europe, or, 24-30 hours depending on your stopover times – can be arduous on your own, let alone with younger kids, unless of course you can afford first class! These tips should help you get through in good old cattle class.....

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40 fab countries for a budget conscious traveller

40 fab countries for a budget conscious traveller

Think you can’t afford to go travelling for a six months or a year – think again. Aside from a number of ways of making travel cheap – working, volunteering, house-sitting etc, there are lots of places that are cheaper to travel in for starters – and even better many of them are interconnected so you don’t even have to take a flight to visit a number of countries all on a budget.

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10 tips to travel together and stay friends

10 tips to travel together and stay friends

Best friends? Should you travel together? Not without reading this first and taking action! 

Yes she’s your best friend or he’s your best mate but it doesn’t mean you are going to be great travel buddies. The daily rhythm of life at home is not the same as on the road, and you might find that friendship doesn’t last for long once you get going. Having a few ‘agreements’ before will take the pressure off for both of you. Use these 10 tips to keep it together!

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Never traveled before?

Never traveled before?

Not sure where to start, or, if to start at all?

That's fine  its natural and normal for there to be a lot of questions, what-ifs and wonderings. It doesnt matter if you are heading off on your first travelling adventure at 18 or at 70, and it doesn’t matter how long youre planning to go for – there are always questions.

Here are a few quick Questions and Answers that might help get you on the road.

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