This is a guest post from Sarah Paige. She has written an article about travelling with a GPS unit, don’t forget these can apply to walking devices as well as in car, and also many modern phones will have similar GPS capability too, before you go spending. Enter Sarah:

There is little doubt that GPS units can be worth their weight in gold, especially if you’ll be travelling to unfamiliar places. They save time, ease frustration and best of all, are immensely helpful in getting you from A to B without getting lost. But is a GPS really all it’s cracked up to be?

We weigh up the pros and cons of investing in a GPS unit before you decide on buying a new machine. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


Sampling Sydney

June 30, 2011 · 7 comments

This is a guest post from Matilda Lambert.

Sydney is a place that evokes the mind. Ask someone about Sydney and they’ll conjure up the infamous Opera House beneath blue skies and backed by the outstanding harbour Bridge, all brimming with happy, tanned people and more culture and shops than you can shake a stick at. Sounds too good to be true, but Sydney delivers.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Summer Days

June 14, 2011 · 1 comment

This is guest post. It’s that time of year. Getting out of bed in the morning is a feat, our breaths are visible in the crisp early morning air and scarves are coming down from the top of the cupboard. For most of us in Australia, it’s chilly. It’s also the time of year when across the seas, in the fair skied Europe, things are heating up and an atmosphere of ‘we made it’ starts to emerge. The good news is, a seat on a bargain flight is all you need to lift the sentence of short days and blistering cold and darkness, and bare your limbs to the sun.
If you need any reason to get overseas sometime in the next few months, here they are, along with some suggestions on where you’ll find your best summer yet!

  • Long days: We get long days in Australia in the summer but for seriously long days or days that never end, Europe (especially very far north) is the place to go. With the added bonus of clear pearly skies, summer evening kickbacks can last forever. In Paris it often doesn’t get completely dark until at least 11pm, so you’ve got endlessly long French evenings to enjoy fine company, great food and wine, and blissful weather.

Bali is perfect in the evenings

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If you’re in Australia, you’ll want to see all the tourist attractions. If you have a sense of adventure and enjoy the unusual, though, you’ll really want to visit these seven places.

7. The Old Melbourne Gaol

Rumored to be one of the most haunted sites in Australia, the Old Melbourne Gaol has a long, dark history. This dreary prison hosted 136 executions, including that of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly. Take a candlelight tour at night and hope that you don’t attract the attention of any angry spirits that may be lingering there.

6. Tour a Diamond Mine

Diamonds are a girls best friend

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People assume that those living out of a campervan have bad diets. I mean, what can you do with a small gas stove anyway?

Well pretty much anything which doesn’t involve an oven – and that’s a lot of options. If you are desperate for a pizza you can always stop by at Dominos or something similar anyway.

Here I’m going to show you some of the things I made in the back of my campervan with a dual gas stove (powered by portable gas bottle), and I also brought my bbq accessories.

portable camping stove

Campervan stove

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