Guinness Storehouse tour guide Alan Maxwell, image courtesy Ronan Lang

Alan Maxwell, Guinness Storehouse Tour Guide: Ten Questions

It took a lot of years and a lot of people telling me I should visit the Guinness Storehouse when I was in Dublin before I finally made it through those doors. And as soon as I did I was kicking myself that I hadn’t done it on earlier trips. The most popular tourist attractionRead More

Voyager of the Seas in Sydney Harbour

Fighting Cruise Curves – Five Easy Exercises to do on a Cruise Ship

Anyone who has been on a cruise knows how it goes. Your usual eating habits go on a holiday of their own and suddenly a big breakfast followed by a three or more course lunch and dinner every day seems like a fine idea. With maybe a little ice cream or afternoon tea to helpRead More

Frustration Card Game

Frustration Card Game Rules for Camping

Card games can be all sorts of fun but there can be times when you’re struggling to remember the rules or having a little debate over the way a game should be played. Some games everyone knows the rules to, but then there are others where people can have very different opinions because they wereRead More

A Day on the trains with Opal Card from Sydney

Opal Card Challenge: $2.50 Travel All Day Sunday in Sydney and Beyond

Fear is a funny thing. Although not when you’re gripped by it. I’ve known for a while now that the time had come to try to do a video for my site, and I had an idea for one… to see how far I could go on $2.50 on an Opal Card from Sydney onRead More

gift ideas for travellers

A Travel Lover’s Gift Ideas for Every Budget

It’s that time of year again when people start trying to decide what to put under the tree for their loved ones. As I clearly love to travel I’m often asked about gift ideas for other people who share my passion. While there may be some ideas in here that you’ve already thought of, IRead More

Having a Priscilla moment at Sydney's Madame Tussauds

Five Things To Do in Sydney on a Rainy Day

Sydney is at its sparkly best when the sun is shining, but of course not every day can be filled with blue skies. So what can you do when the grey clouds set in and the rain starts to fall?  Here are five ideas to help snap you out of a rainy day funk andRead More

If you have a hotel room concern, talk to the staff

How to Tell if Your Hotel Room is Clean: a Former Hotel Manager tells all

Did you ever get into a hotel or hostel room and you felt like need a black light before you even lay down your backpack? For nine out of ten travelers, the answer to the question will be YES, especially if you are traveling on a budget.

Twinkling rope lights are on our romantic ideas for glamping list

Seven Over the Top Luxury Ideas for Glamping Romance

… This is a guest post by Paul Turner of Take Outdoors … There’s camping, and then there’s glamping. In a nutshell, glamping stands for ‘glamorous camping’. There’s nothing do-it-yourself about glamping – no tent to set up or fire pit to dig, and definitely no sleeping on the cold, hard ground in a sleepingRead More

Road trips need sunscreen even when you're in the car

The Road Trip Health and Beauty Tip You Need to Know

While we all know that sun damage can lead to skin cancer and is one of the leading causes of ageing what many don’t realise is that sun damage can happen when you’re in a car. And I don’t just mean when the top is down. I remember seeing a documentary years ago that lookedRead More

Zoomlite pink packing cells in case, image Zoomlite

Travel Packing Essentials: What Not to get on a Plane Without

… This post has been brought to you by Vision Direct … As anyone who travels regularly will know, over the years we discover there are some things we always want to have with us when we’re exploring new places and other things that we’ve learned not to bother packing again after they stayed inRead More