Avoiding Illness

It is lousy to be sick when traveling. A vacation is the time where we want to be free from concerns. But being exposed to a crowd of people will leave us exposed to several possible illnesses, and when we are in a foreign land there will be illnesses we have yet to form any […]

Sleep On Plane

Even if you do enjoy the in-flight films you probably want to get some shut eye at some point, especially if you are heading to a vacation destination. We recommend timing your rest so that you are waking in the morning hours of your destination.   Reserve the window seat. Not only can you rest […]

Avoiding Delays and Missed Connections

We are lucky in Australia to not have too many weather extremes. It is probably part of the reason Sydney manages to continue with just the one airport. We still have to deal with delays that result from the flight’s previous destination, or problems at the destination we are travelling to. But with a sensible […]

New Travellers Tips

Guidebooks are fine, but one book will never cover everything in the city you visit. There are two main categories to watch out for – The essential items that everybody must see at that particular location; what is this city famous for. And the great undiscovered places; does the guidebook or internet list the great […]

Brief Airport Sleepovers

Sleeping at the airport has never been encouraged, but the staff are aware that travellers are in between connecting flight and have little choice. Where travellers have had a choice it is often an expensive one – airport accommodation tends to be pricy, and it feels wasted when the stay is often so short. A […]

Paper Trails

Modern ticketing is somewhat different to traditional methods. Once there was a piece of paper for everything – bus tickets, train tickets and aircraft boarding passes. Now we either have a swipe card for regular travel or an internet style system (i.e.: on the smartphone) for the infrequent trips. Come August 2016 the paper ticketing […]

Cruise Packing

Some items are needed on every trip away. Some items are only for vacation. Some items depend on the type of vacation you are taking. For a cruise ship, which is meant to be the stress free time away from it all, it helps if you have the right little conveniences with you.   A […]

What Not to Pack On Vacation.

The old aphorism is to work smarter not harder. For travel this includes carful packing rather than heavy cases, which really is hard work. It is mildly frustrating to take items on vacation that you never use; it is very frustrating to get to the destination wishing you had thought to pack that item you […]

Airports to Consider Avoiding

Los Angeles, USA. The seventh busiest passenger airport in the world, though we have to admire the face the modern world can handle all that traffic. Apparently there is always construction work underway, and taxiing of planes is bothersome. Still, it has a few good restaurants, and is well known for plane spotters.   Kathmandu, […]

Items Banned from Import

Some foreign societies had strict limitation on what is allowed in their country. Common sense doesn’t cover some of these things.   Mountain Dew and some Citrus based carbonated drinks This is banned in many European countries and Japan. One ingredient, brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is considered an unsafe food additive.   Chewing Gum Not […]