The big road trip vision was strong. After hours of researching and discussion we had decided that our next trip was going to be a big family road trip to the west coast of the USA and Canada. We had visions of cruising the highways in an RV and exploring amazing places such as Yellowstone … Read more
I always aim to pack light for every trip. But I rarely go on a trip where I feel that I have reached the packing light nirvana. Many bloggers have written articles with packing light tips which can help you to aspire to the true freedom of travelling with minimal encumbrances. Here are some different … Read more
Which is the most deadly creature in the world? I was surprised to discover that the mosquito is at the top of the list. But there are also many other deadly animals, insects, fish and reptiles which are worthy. Which Animals Kill the Most People in the Wild? Debra Ronca on the HowStuffWorks.com website provides … Read more
The GPS said ‘turn left’. What? I was driving along the spectacular main highway from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch and the road signs were definitely saying that I needed to proceed straight ahead. Decision time – do I follow the GPS directions or ignore them? As a result of having previously looked at a larger … Read more
Everyone loves a road trip. There is a feeling of freedom as you get started, knowing that you can do as much or as little as you like. But it is important to get ready for your trip to ensure you are prepared for most eventualities. Here are five tips to ensure you are ready to get started and to ensure you get home safely.
Standing in the lengthy summer queue to catch the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower was mindlessly boring. Standing under the hot sweaty sun and being assailed by illegal street vendors, touts and thieves was not my idea of a good holiday.
The lengthy tedium inspired fond recollections of the at-odds pleasure we had experienced only a few days ago on the London Eye where we had enjoyed walking straight onto our own private pod by choosing to visit just prior to sunset. The stark difference in experiences reaffirmed that avoiding peak times was well worth it.
The breaking news hit me with a bang. With only one month to go until our meticulously planned trip to New Zealand a major earthquake had struck Christchurch causing significant damage.
You have been planning and booking your dream trip and suddenly your life or your destination situation changes. You need to either cancel your trip outright or make major changes. How can you make the changes or cancellations with confidence?
I am starting to think about possibilities for our next family holiday. Is it better to save up for a longer time for one big trip or to take more frequent smaller trips?