Category: Travel Tips and Advice

Travel tips and Advice

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Better In Our Pocket Than The Bank’s

 How we saved $1000 just by dissing our bank! Just a quick digression from the big bike ride to let you all in on something cool we just discovered. It’s saved us hundreds of $$$$’s and it can save you too. As per usual, we’ve been busily planning our next adventure while out on the road. Because we usually have...

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Over Plan, Then Go With the Flow…

For long term travellers, life is not just one big adventure story. For us, at least, it’s a series of smaller (but still long I guess) chapters we combine end to end. Sometimes we split them up with a return to home base in Australia. Others, like our recent Trans-Asia then Trans Africa stint simply transitioned as we went. But...

Top ten travel items - SMECTA 2

Our Top Ten Travel Items

I bought a new bottle of Tiger Balm the other day. My first was purchased in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1997 for the grand price of $1 USD. My new tub was purchased here in Saigon, last month for around $1.50. It is one of my top ten travel items on any trip. Co-incidentally, that same week, a friend asked me what...

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Have you ever been inspired by a book to travel?

I was working on our new website about Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, writing a blog post about how to keep the motivation up once you’ve booked your holiday but still have to soldier on til departure date. I suggested that reading a book about, or set in, the location you are about to visit is one way to keep your spirits...

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New York, New York

So many of our friends and family seem to be heading to the USA just lately. We haven’t been there yet but New York is definietly up there on our Bucket List. So…taking time out from documenting our cycling tour across Australia, I decided to do a bit of research on what some of our Partners have on offer. As...

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Travelling – Planning, Going, On the Road – PART 1.

Russian 4wd – Gobi Desert, Mongolia Deviating from the usual updates on what we’re doing now, I thought I’d put together a series of blogs on how we plan and “execute” an adventure. We\ve had nearly 8 years on the road (in 17) and have made a number of different choices on where we travel, who we travel with and what mode...

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