Solo Travel: Staying Safe on Your Own
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Solo travel – the very idea strikes fear in some and exhilaration in others. There is no doubt that solo travel is an increasing trend – some people just prefer … Read More

Natural Disaster Series: Tsunami
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As Australians, we love to play in and on the water. Beachside holidays can though present some rather unique hazards. Throughout our Natural Disaster Survival series, we look at many … Read More

Traveller’s Diarrhoea: Lets get to the bottom of it
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It’s no secret that travelling can upset even the most regular bowel. Travelling can be stressful, you’re eating new foods and you could even be in a different timezone – … Read More

Drink Spiking: Protect Yourself while Travelling
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Going on holiday usually involves relaxation and letting our hair down.  For some of us, this includes hitting the nightspots or jumping on the party circuit. Having a few drinks … Read More

Damaged Baggage: Can I claim against the airline?
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If you’re well travelled, chances are your baggage has taken a battering during transit. Sometimes it’s just minor scuffing and scratching but what happens when your suitcase arrives on the … Read More

Hotel, Hostel or B&B? What sort of traveller are you?
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The type of accommodation you choose really depends on the style of holiday you are looking to take. If you are a very laid back, book-as-you-go kind of person, a … Read More

Travelling with Medication and Medical Devices – what you need to know
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Do you take prescription medication, supplements or vitamins?  Do you need to use medical devices such as needles, syringes or health monitoring machines? If you are planning to travel overseas, … Read More

Contagious Diseases Series: Typhoid & Paratyphoid
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Typhoid and paratyphoid are bacterial infections which can spread throughout the body and affect various organs.  Left untreated, they can result in serious complications and even prove fatal. Typhoid fever … Read More

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 – Am I 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

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