Travel Tips and Plans

Which countries offer the best medical tourism options? Where can you find cheap hotel rooms? Do senior travel discounts still exist? These are a few of the questions that we attempt to answer in our travel tips section.

6 years ago

Thinking About Traveling to Bali? Explore a Unique, Mystical and Exotic Island Culture

One of the best things about living in the Top End of Australia is its close proximity to Asia.

We love to holiday in Bali! Famed as a popular surfing hangout in the 70s, Bali still attracts millions of visitors each year. Read More

6 years ago

Help! I Need to Find an ATM! 4 Tips for Locating an ATM While Traveling

Where are all the ATMs near me? It’s a question that every single one of us has asked at one time or another while in another country. After all, very few of us like to travel with huge bundles of cash and not every shop accepts credit cards, especially for small amounts. Read More

6 years ago

11 Tips for Enjoying a Short Trip to Porto, Portugal

When Lonely Planet listed Porto as one of their ‘must see’ destinations for 2017 we just had to include it in our itinerary for the year. Read More

6 years ago

10 Tips for How to Travel on a Budget of $72 a Day

We are celebrating another full travel year on budget! This article summarizes our 2nd year of travelling the world on USD $72 for a couple per day. It is much cheaper for us to travel the world than to sit on the couch in our hometown of Sydney, Australia. Read More

6 years ago

Fabulous Travel Destination Ideas for Every Season

For most people, spring and summer seem like the most natural seasons in which to travel. After all, when the sun is shining, everything seems more pleasant! At the same time, speaking from personal experience, fall and winter trips can also have their own charm. In other words, every season brings with it amazing travel opportunities! Today, I would like to share some fabulous travel destination ideas for every season. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

7 years ago

Forget 5-Star Hotels! Being a Houseguest is the Millionaire Way to Travel

What hotel does Oprah stay in? Or Richard Branson? Or Bill Gates? Or Mark Zuckerberg?

They don’t. Well, occasionally they might. But more often, the super-rich stay with their super-rich friends. Why stay in a hotel when you can stay on a private island, in an extravagant ski chalet, at beach and lake houses or city flats?
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7 years ago

7 Surprising Packing Tips from a 60-Year-Old Nomad

Deciding what to take with me when I travel has always been a challenge; so much so that I have even created my own detailed packing list. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do much good because I seem to travel to so many different places with so many different climates. Read More

7 years ago

The Joys of Educational Travel with Grandchildren

Smith College, in the 1960s, was a hotbed of social activism. Students on the all-female campus stood up not just for women’s rights, but for human rights.

One student in particular made her life’s work to make the world a better place. From contributing to President John F. Kennedy’s “War on Poverty” to serving in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone to a career as a teacher, Lee has always believed that education is society’s great equalizer. Read More

7 years ago

Senior Travel Secret: Hostels Are Not Just for the Young

Have you shied away from staying in hostels because you thought you were just not the right age?

Since 2013 we have been on the road continuously travelling and have stayed at many hostels in the last three years. I was hesitant at first; I thought there may be an age gap.

How wrong I was. Read More

7 years ago

How to Vacation Like a Millionaire with All-Inclusive Hotels

I always travel like a millionaire – as in getting to and from a place – but I don’t always “vacation” like a millionaire. I’m perfectly fine with staying in a barebones eco-bungalow on the beach, or taking a rough and tumble road trip through the countryside and finding a B&B for the night. Because I live with a millionaire mentality, I always have a grand time. Read More