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Foods from Home – What do travellers miss the most?

Om nom nom….. Mmmmmm food….. We all eat it, most of us love it and some of us even travel for it. The internet is full of “must try” restaurants and “top 10 places to eat” in whatever country/city and some people are making a living by traveling the world and filming...

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Food and Travel – How to eat when away from home

“I read I can just buy from grocery markets there”. This was a comment from a young girl I helped build a trip to Europe. She is 18 years old and has never been away from home before. My initial reaction to her sounding surprised that there are supermarkets in Europe...

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The Downside of Solo Travel

Solo travel. It’s the latest travel trend and everyone seems to be doing it these days. Social media is plastered with images of smiling young women (and some men) in exotic locations talking about how it’s the best decision they have ever made and how wonderful their...

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Forming, Storming, Norming and Adjourning in Travel

If you have ever been to a team development meeting you may have come across the terms “Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing”. I know, I know…. If you are anything like me when you have to attend these meetings it’s with exaggerated eye rolls and under threat of...

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Trekking the Kokoda – What it’s really like

I completed the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea back in March of 2006 but was recently asked about my experience by a client. After much searching I finally found this summary of the trip - it was written to friends and family just after completing the walk and as...

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How to find the Perfect Balance of Holiday Activities

It's holiday time! For shorter holidays, it's a time to take a well deserved break from the daily grind and go have some fun, recharge the batteries and let your hair down. For longer holidays it may be that trip you've been wanting to take to some far away land for...

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How to Travel the World like a Local

  One of the most common questions I get asked is about how to see the “real” (insert country of choice here). Most people don’t want to spend their holidays in a line of tourists hearing the same accents while eating the same foods as available at home. This is...

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The Best Ways to Track Expenses and Stay Within Budget

Travel budgets are a very personal thing. Some people want it all written down and stick to it, others just have it as a guide and then others don’t bother with budgeting at all. There are a lot of travel calculators and budget tracking tools out there all selling...

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9 Ways to Save Money for your Travel Adventure

If you’re dreaming of a holiday but are putting it off because of lack of funds, try some of these money saving techniques and you’ll be booking that adventure in no time. Just remember to start saving early and stick to your budget. 1. Open a dedicated travel bank...

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World Travel Resources – How to Plan your Trip

One of the most common questions I get asked is about what websites I use to book my travels. There is studies out there to show the average number of sites people check before booking a trip is 38. 38! That’s 38 individual sites to compare prices, check reviews and...

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What to Pack for Costa Rica – Your Ultimate Guide

While Costa Rica is only a small country, packing for its many seasons and climates can be tricky for first time visitors. If staying in one area with little sightseeing then adapt accordingly, but, if planning on seeing more of the country and visiting a few...

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The Perfect Holiday

The Perfect Holiday Some people know exactly where to go on holiday. It’s like they have a homing beacon for that specific destination making all holiday choices and decisions appear easy. Other people struggle with deciding where to go. The options and possibilities...

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4 Reasons Why you need an Adventure Consultant

Why would anyone hire a Travel Agent or Adventure Consultant? Doesn’t everyone just book their travel online? I get asked the above questions so much I thought I would explain why an Adventure Consultant such as myself is still needed. The term travel agent congers up...

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How to Save Money when Travelling to Costa Rica

Millions of visitors per year flock to Costa Rica and with good reason. The word is out about the pristine beaches, virgin rainforests and unique wildlife, not to mention the friendliest people and a an economy built on eco tourism rather than zoo’s and artificial...

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Top 5 Reasons why you should Mountain Bike in Costa Rica

Mountain Bike in Costa Rica Mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular throughout Costa Rica with numerous trails from expert downhill tracks to easy, rolling dirt roads through the countryside. There is something for everyone no matter the riding ability or...

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