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MeshTrip — a One Stop Shop for Holiday Rentals

MeshTrip — a One Stop Shop for Holiday Rentals

We’ve been planning a trip to Australia and looking for short-term holiday rentals to stay at in between hotels, which can make searching tricky. We like using Booking.com but we also want to see properties listed on sites like Roomorama and compare the two. Enter MeshTrip. Instead of...
Last Minute Travel Tips

Last Minute Travel Tips

You didn’t know it was high season and now you can’t find a hotel room. You arrived at the airport without a visa and they won’t let you board. You didn’t realise only crisp dollar notes were accepted and credit cards aren’t used… don’t worry,...
Meet the Local Behind The Hunt Singapore Guide

Meet the Local Behind The Hunt Singapore Guide

If we’re going to use a guidebook when we travel, our preference will always be themed, quirky little guidebooks written by locals or expats like The Hunt Singapore guidebook. As you know, we used to write guidebooks. We worked for all the big publishers: Lonely...
Why You Shouldn’t Travel Without Travel Insurance

Why You Shouldn’t Travel Without Travel Insurance

Let me tell you a little story about a scene we recently witnessed in Thailand that will hopefully convince you why you shouldn’t travel without travel insurance. I’ve noticed some really bad advice on the web recently about travel insurance — mostly on Twitter and usually...
Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

We’ve had some emails from friends and readers asking: is it safe to travel to Turkey now? Terence and I have been travelling to Turkey for 13 years, since we first went for a summer with a friend. That initial trip we travelled by bus...
Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

Spending a holiday in a villa rental with family or friends can be very special. But things can also go horribly wrong. Thankfully, after years of experience staying in holiday rentals we know how to avert disasters. Here are our tips to renting a holiday...
Local Knowledge: Richard Graham from Sydney

Local Knowledge: Richard Graham from Sydney

Richard Graham is the kind of traveller we identify with. Since the age of five, Richard has travelled to at least one new country every year. Every year. Before starting his tour company, My Sydney Detour, Richard did a 14-month overland trip from Mexico down...
Staying Connected in Australia

Staying Connected in Australia

One of the biggest challenges for travellers is staying connected in Australia. Surprisingly for a developed nation, Australia has abysmally slow Internet speeds and some archaic telecommunications practices still in place, especially in hotels. Staying connected in Australia can be tricky at the best of times...
Local Knowledge: Hack from Luang Prabang

Local Knowledge: Hack from Luang Prabang

The waiter who looked after us during the Amantaka cooking course we did on the organic farm in the Luang Prabang countryside was brilliant. His service was impeccable. He was so good at his job that when we asked him what his future plans were,...