I was shocked to see the news about the first Christchurch earthquake. While it was fortunate that no one died, we had booked to travel to Christchurch for a family holiday in only one month’s time. After doing some research about earthquake aftershocks we quickly realised that we definitely did not want to stay in … Read more
With the tragic news of the shooting down of MH17 this week, which follows the earlier mysterious loss of MH370 in March 2014, travellers could be taking a second look at their safety when thinking about travelling. What Level of Risk is OK? In every aspect of life and travel there is risk. We all … Read more
As I walked down the dark street at midnight I felt very uncomfortable. After leaving the uplifting Christmas Eve Midnight Mass in Salzburg we were on our way back to our youth hostel but I noticed there were two men who seemed to be following us. We picked up our pace and made sure we … Read more
You can walk across bridges anywhere in the world. But did you realise that there are only three places in the world where you can climb on the top of a bridge? All three are ‘Down Under’ in Australia and New Zealand. The standout option is the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, which is closely followed … Read more
While you away on your vacation how does your government know that you might need help if a natural disaster, conflict or terrorist attack occurs? An essential pre-departure activity is to register your travel plans with your government. Most governments offer a service for travel registration so that they can contact you in the event … Read more
The glossy brochures for travel destinations look great. But do they tell the whole story about what you may experience? Conducting some quick additional research into government travel advisories will enable you to decide whether a travel destination is suitable for you.
Travel is a higher risk activity for most people. A multi-layered approach to planning your vacation will maximise your ability to travel safely.
The smell and crackle of a previously unopened map and guidebook fairly reeks with possibilities. Purchase of these documents is an unambiguous indicator that we are committed to the trip and it is within our short term planning horizon.