Road Trip in a Motorhome on Moab road trip, image Cruise America

Road Trip Tips: What You Need to Know Before Renting a Car or RV

Road trips rock. There’s something really special about getting together with friends or family and hitting the road together to explore somewhere new. Stopping in little towns, chatting to the locals, seeing new things and trying new foods along the way. I’ve had some wonderful, memorable road trips with friends in the USA, Europe andRead More

Richard Kinnon, Kinnon & Co, Longreach Outback Queensland

Richard Kinnon, Kinnon & Co Longreach: Ten Questions

On my first night in Longreach in Outback Queensland I sat next to Richard Kinnon of Kinnon & Co at dinner, and became inspired by the way he and his family created a new business for themselves in difficult times. In 2006 the Kinnons realised they needed to do something to help offset the toughRead More

Facebook Fake Airline Scams and How to Avoid Them

Facebook Fake Airline Scams and How to Avoid Them

They’re dodgy, they make me cross, and they keep on happening. After seeing so many Facebook scams from fake airline pages with promises of free first class around the world flights and other variations on that theme I’ve snapped. The time has come for me to stop just writing ‘it’s a scam!’ on friends’ pagesRead More

Pete Clifford of Blue Mountains Mystery Tours at Hartley Historic Site.

Peter Clifford, Blue Mountains Mystery Tours: Ten Questions

The Blue Mountains is not only one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of Australia, it’s also filled with history. And with that history comes a ghost story or two. Actually, make that a lot more than two. One man who knows those tales better than most is Peter Clifford. Paranormal Pete, as he’s alsoRead More

Car Fuel Door Sign in Suburu

The Super Simple Way to Know Which Side of the Car the Fuel Door is On

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has done it. Hired or borrowed a car, realised I needed to get petrol and started looking into the side mirrors trying to get a hint of which side of the car the fuel door is on before pulling into the petrol station. Then a while backRead More

Wrong choice of Hiking Boots

A newbie hiker’s guide to the best hiking boots or shoes for your money

… This is a guest post by James Menta of Sole Labz … Let me tell you about my absolute worst hiking experience with Lance, my mentor at the time. In the process, I might mention a few places that you never heard of but don’t worry about that, all you need to know aboutRead More

Zane Denmen Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Chef

Zane Denmen, Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Chef: Ten Questions

The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk is one of those special Australian experiences that has been high on my travel wish list for a while now. Being able to walk for days along such an iconic part of Australia’s coastline is already a great idea before you add in the fact that you get to spendRead More

kiacoltd personalised world map on etsy

Ten Romantic Gifts for your Travel Lover found on Etsy

As Valentines Day approaches there will be lots of people who scoff at the Hallmark Holiday concept and say that they shouldn’t have to be romantic on that one day, but instead treat their partner with lots of love all year around. Which sounds pretty darn good to me, because who doesn’t want to beRead More

Rocky Mountains Glacier image credit Doug Cunnington

Seven Steps to Plan Your Next Overseas Trip

… This is a Guest Post by Doug Cunnington … Planning a trip overseas can seem like a daunting task. It can be hard to figure out where to even start so we’ve broken down the process into seven simple steps to make the process less intimidating. 1. Choose your destination This may seem straight-forward,Read More

Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle

Michael Turtle, Time Travel Turtle: Ten Questions

When I met Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle I knew he was a fellow travel blogger but I didn’t realise we had a lot more in common. As we got to know each other somewhere at sea between Wellington and Sydney we discovered that we had both been broadcast journalists and producers before starting ourRead More