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Category Archive: Travel tip

Mar 11 2013

How Useful Are Google’s Directions When Travelling?: A Lesson Learnt.

About a month ago, I booked a trip to Berlin to attend the ITB Berlin Travel Exhibition and, of course, to explore Berlin. Before I left, I emailed the hotel I had booked to get some advice on the best way to get to the hotel. I didn’t get a response so I used Google …

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Mar 04 2013

Do You Know The EU Emergency Number?

When you travel to a different country, do you always know the number to dial in an emergency?  As an experienced traveller, I am ashamed to say that my answer has been ‘no’ until now.  To show even more ignorance, I had no idea that for years there has been a single emergency telephone number …

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Feb 25 2013

Should You Let Or Sell Your Property?

I can’t believe that five years almost to the day, I am in the same situation again.  OK, so maybe I’m not in the same situation but it’s similar. It was five years ago in May when I gave up my job and rented out my house to travel the world.  I can’t believe it …

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Feb 18 2013

Stress-Free Border Crossing Tips

When I travelled around the world, crossing borders from one country to the next became a normal part of my life.  As a result, I learned a few things that I thought might be useful to share with you so you can hopefully enjoy stress-free border crossings: 1.  Check visa expiry dates This was the …

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Feb 11 2013

Tips On Travelling Within Your Budget

One of the concerns often raised on travel forums is money; for example ”I have x (Pounds/Dollars/Euros), is that enough money for my travels?’  That was something that concerned me and could easily have stopped me from going travelling because I thought I wouldn’t have enough.  When I did eventually go travelling, I met a few …

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Jan 28 2013

Why I Take A Sleeping Bag Liner With Me

Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner? I have often seen the debate of ‘should I or shouldn’t I take a sleeping bag with me?’ posted in travel forums and it was something I thought about before I left for my RTW trip.  In the end, I decided not to take a sleeping bag with me …

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