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Suggested Itineraries

Travel Tips; Suggested Itineraries. On this page you will find tried and tested, detailed, suggested itineraries that you can use for your next trip or adapt them to suit your needs. Each itinerary includes transport recommendations, places to see and things to do along the way, accommodation recommendations and lots of photos and maps to help

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The Pros and Cons of Travelling by Car

When you travel by plane your view is limited and sometimes covered in cloud. If you choose to see the world from a ship, all you will see is water in every direction. But if you pick a car as your transport, you will be able to see many beautiful villages, hills, and small towns along your drive.

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How to Pack Your Car for a Long Road Trip

Travel Tips; How to Pack Your Car for a Long Road Trip. April 4, 2016 by Jen Lyons 7 Comments. One of the toughest things we’ve had to do in this whole process of packing up our lives to drive around Australia was trying to fit everything we wanted into our car. We bought a medium sized 4WD vehicle (Nissan X-Trail) that has seats that fold

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3 Things You Must Do Before Travelling Overseas

Travel Tips is a series that aims to help you travel better, safer and more prepared than ever. It’s an exciting time planning and booking your next overseas holiday. It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of looking at where to stay, checking out what local attractions you might do or learning about the local cuisine you might get

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How to Budget for Travel: a guide by The Trusted Traveller

This is a great, comprehensive list Jen. I like how you’ve covered the various areas for each cost budget of travel such as cost of accommodation etc. I always think it is wise to add in a contingency element. There is always unexpected costs or an emergency. Mind you travel insurance should help if …

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Two Week NSW South Coast Road Trip Itinerary

Travel Tips; Two Week NSW South Coast Road Trip Itinerary. April 6, 2020 by Jen Lyons Leave a Comment. For those who live in Sydney, a road trip down the NSW South Coast is pretty much a rite of passage. I have many fond memories from my childhood, and during my adult life, of holidays visiting parts of this stunning and often underrated part

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Austria Travel Guide Travel Planning The Trusted Traveller

Travel Tips Geography. Austria is a small landlocked country right in the heart of Europe bordered by Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. The landscape is mountainous with the Alps running right through the country and peaks rising up to over 3,500 metres. Almost half of Austria is

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Saving Money to Travel

Adjust Your Travel Budget. Go back and adjust your travel budget. Think about some areas where you might be able to save a bit of money. Maybe you can stay in three star hotels instead of four star, or try factoring picnic lunches with items bought from the local market rather than sit down lunches. Make Temporary Adjustments to Your Lifestyle

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3 Days in the Atherton Tablelands: The Perfect Self-Drive

So here, to get your travel planning off to a great start, is my ideal self-drive itinerary for 3 days in the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Day 1 Morning. Most people approach the Tablelands from Cairns, as it’s the nearest city around and right on the main coastal highway, making it a convenient point of access.

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The Best of France: A Two Week Itinerary

Travel Tips; The Best of France: A Two Week Itinerary. April 8, 2018 by Jen Lyons 24 Comments. France is a country that offers visitors incredible diversity. It is loved by so many and is one of the most visited countries in the world. But the majority of those people only visit Paris. This two week France itinerary aims to get you outside of

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12 Health and Safety Travel Tips Every International

Register Your Travel Plans. Register your travel plans with your countries travel advisory service. It takes only a few minutes and ensures that if there is a major incident or natural disaster in the area you are in, the government will know to look for you.

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Finding Destination Inspiration

Travel Bloggers. I don’t know about every travel blogger out there but most of us have created our websites to inspire others to do exactly what we are doing, travelling. While I love having my website to catalogue my knowledge, it exists mostly to help inspire others, like you, to …

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Selling Everything You Own to Travel: Preparing for Long

10 Tips to Successfully Sell Everything You Own to Travel 1 – Start Early. If you have a lot of stuff to sell, starting early, by selling the things you don’t need day to day will give you time to get the best price. A rushed sale means you probably won’t make as much.

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The Best Free Travel Apps to Help You Travel Smarter

There are travel specific apps and apps that have multiple purposes that can be super helpful for those travelling or about to travel. To help you weed through the many thousands of apps, we’ve come up with this list of the best free travel apps to help you travel smarter on you next trip.

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4 Day Itinerary for Las Vegas, NV (Written By a Local

This is a guest post by Monique from My Perfect Itinerary travel blog. Las Vegas is known for its epic party scene, never-closing atmosphere and extreme heat! Being born and raised in Sin City, I formed a detailed guide to give you a well-rounded experience.

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Australia Travel Guide

This Australia Travel Guide aims to provide you with simple and stress-free travel planning information and inspiration for planning a trip to Australia. On this regularly updated page you will find links to useful posts on The Trusted Traveller, budget information, details on types of accommodation available, information on getting around the

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Switzerland Travel Guide

Travel Tips Geography. Switzerland is a small landlocked country right in the heart of Europe bordered by Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Liechtenstein. The landscape in Switzerland is mountainous with the Alps running right through the country and Europe’s highest peaks rising up to over 4,500 metres. Dotted through the mountains are

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First Timers One Month Europe Itinerary

Travel Time. Paris to Bruges on a direct train service takes about two and a half hours. More frequent services run with one change in Brussels and take about the same amount of time. Things to See & Do in Bruges. Take a wander around the Old Town, through the Main Market Square, and down the cobblestone streets past beautiful medieval

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See the Best of England: A Three Week Itinerary

Jorvik Viking Centre – Travel back 1,000 years to a traditional Viking village and learn about how Vikings lived in this time period. The displays even create the traditional sounds and smells of the time further immersing you into the Viking way of life. Where to Stay in York. Budget

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A Complete Guide to Getting Around Australia

Top Tip: You can find more information, including timetables and ticket prices, on luxury rail travel in Australia from the RailPlus website. Aside from these luxury rail experiences, there are also long-distance (slow) trains that connect with major cities and coaches in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the in the south of Western

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How to Choose the Right Means of Transport

Amtrak – Plan and book train travel across the USA. ViaRail – Plan and book train travel in Canada. South America. Wanderlust Magazine – Be inspired to travel by rail in South America with these 8 unforgettable train journeys. Man in Seat 61 – While his focus is on Europe, Mark has the most comprehensive guide to train travel in South

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The Best of Italy by Train: A Two Week Itinerary

1. Via Florence would be the long way. You can travel to Venice with one train change in Milan (6 hours travel time) or with two changes via Parma and Bologna (5 hours travel time). I recommend bahn.de website for timetable info. 2. Shoulder season (March/April/May and Sept/Oct/Nov) are my recommended times to visit.

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New Zealand Travel Guide

Travel Tips Geography. New Zealand is made up of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island. They stretch from north to south and are separated by the Cook Strait. The North Island is more developed and home to the country’s two biggest cities, Wellington in the south and Auckland in …

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Czech Republic Travel Guide

Travel Tips Geography. The Czech Republic is a small landlocked country in central Europe bordered by Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. The country is split into two regions. Bohemia occupies the western two-thirds of the country and is home to Prague, the country’s capital city. The area has a vast river basin with hills and mountains.

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Travel Blog Advertising & Mentoring with The Trusted Traveller

Travel Blog Advertising Package – $100.00 AUD – this gets you featured on my sidebar for 4 weeks and give you the chance to guest post with me. Travel Blog Advertising Renewal – $80.00 AUD – this price is for renewals of your sidebar banner for the next 4 weeks or any 4 week period in the future.

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10 Day Italy Itinerary: See the Best by Train

Three Travel Days – Adult point to point tickets including seat reservation fee where applicable – €113.00*. Rail Pass . Adult Italy Rail Pass for up to three days of travel in a one month period – €130.00* plus seat reservation fees where applicable. The cheapest option by far for this itinerary is to purchase point to point tickets.

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Scotland Travel Guide

Travel Tips Geography. Scotland is one of four countries that make up The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is located in the west of Europe. It is mostly surrounded by water with the country sharing a southern border with England.

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Your Packing Tips: Travel Lighter and Smarter

Packing is a hot topic in the travel world. Travellers the world over love sharing their packing tips and tricks, creating lists and trying to find the best ways to travel lighter and smarter.

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10 Day France Itinerary: See the Best of France

Travel Tips; 10 Day France Itinerary: See the Best of France. January 20, 2020 by Jen Lyons Leave a Comment. France is a country that offers visitors incredible diversity. It is loved by so many and is one of the most visited countries in the world. But the majority of those people only visit Paris. This 10 day France itinerary aims to get you

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