Hostel Theft Risk: Keeping your belongings safe
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For some, staying in a hostel is the only way to go.  For others, it is a necessity particularly when it comes to stretching the travel budget. Whatever your reason … Read More

Denied Boarding – Are you entitled to compensation?
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If you’ve ever been denied boarding, you’ll know just how downright annoying it is. No one likes to be denied boarding so what are your rights if the airline refuses … Read More

Contagious Diseases Series: Hepatitis
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Hepatitis is an illness that causes inflammation and damage to the liver.  It affects liver function and is usually caused by an infection. Whilst there are several types of Hepatitis, … Read More

What happens if you die overseas?
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We all hope it never happens but the sad truth is that sometimes, a holiday ends in tragedy. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, approximately 1,300 Australians … Read More

Yoga and Wellness Retreats: Pros and Cons
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Many of us secretly wish we had the willpower and discipline of a ‘Yogi’ but find it too difficult to find the time to book a class or follow a … Read More

Voluntourism – is it covered by travel insurance?
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Volunteering overseas is an admirable thing to do. Whether teaching English, building infrastructure or helping animals, there is a real sense of achievement in making a difference to someone’s life. … Read More

Altitude Sickness – what’s all the fuss?
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If you’re an experienced hiker or trekker, you will probably already know what altitude sickness is and may have even experienced this for yourself. However, if you’re embarking on your … Read More

First Aid Travel Kits – what should you pack?
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Most of us have had THAT holiday where someone has contracted gastro and we need to trek around town to find a pharmacy that’s open and where hopefully at least … Read More

Religious Beliefs & Customs: What you need to know before you go
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We all know there are certain destinations where religion is strictly followed but do you know how to be respectful when visiting these countries? Simple gestures and phrases can imply … Read More

Travelling with Food Intolerances
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Like most things in life, a bit of preparation when travelling with a food intolerance is key. Minimise your stress and enjoy your trip as much as possible by planning … Read More

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