Tag Archives: travel tips

Travelling Responsibly in Cambodia – Why It Matters

Travelling Responsibly in Cambodia – Why It Matters

Travelling responsibly in Cambodia matters. It’s not okay to wear your bikinis and board shorts to Angkor Wat. But travelling responsibly is about more than what you wear. And here’s why… I have had a guide to travelling responsibly in Cambodia sitting in my drafts folder for close to three...
When it’s Okay to Blow Your Travel Budget

When it’s Okay to Blow Your Travel Budget

Writing our Gold Coast on a Budget post got me thinking about when it’s okay to blow your travel budget. While you might be intent to stretch your funds to stay on the road for as long as possible, sometimes that splurge can result in one of...
Why You Need Travel Insurance – Top Advice from World Nomads

Why You Need Travel Insurance – Top Advice from World Nomads

Bewilderingly, many travellers don’t buy travel insurance before they go away. To mark the launch of our partnership with World Nomads, we asked General Manager Chris Noble why travellers should take out travel insurance and we got a whole lot of other invaluable advice too. Travel insurance...
Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, you can consult guidebooks, travel blogs or TripAdvisor. But unless the advice is from a local expert it’s probably not going to be very helpful – unlike this new book of insightful Vietnam travel tips by Saigon insiders. I first...
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...