Travel Advice

This is the place to find out and share travel advice, from preparing to travel, to advice on where to visit, what to take, what not to take, how to save money and more. 

Breaking Down Australia's Top Fishing Destinations

Australia is a true one-of-a-kind destination that is filled to the brim with natural wonders and breathtaking scenery. Not only is this true for the lush rainforests and sprawling historical cities, but Australia’s oceans, rivers, waterways and beaches are also second ...

Posted By JenniferA on 9th June 2020

Views : 44

4 Tips For Making the Most Out Of Your Motorcycling Adventure in Australia

Motorcycling Adventure in Australia

Australia is a land of sports and adventure. Every individual traveling to this place always has myriads of exciting escapades to indulge in. And one such adventurous sport is motorcycling. You might even have heard about the motocross culture of the OZs. Or about how motorcycling ...

Posted By JenniferA on 23rd March 2020

Views : 141

Comparing Hostels Around The World To Australia: What To Know

Hostel Accommodation

Australia is a great and safe place for any traveler, including those who want to travel solo. There are just so many spectacular places and exciting activities that you can do in the country. If you are worried about cost, there are budget-friendly options that are available. If ...

Posted By William on 29th November 2019

Views : 189

How To Take Breathtaking Videos While Backpacking

Drone Photographs

Whether you are heading out into the mountains for an extended off-road camping adventure or if you are sticking to urban areas for a minimalist holiday, backpacking is one of the best ways to travel. By keeping your equipment light and heading out into new territory, you can ...

Posted By JenniferA on 29th November 2019

Views : 318

Best Camping Locations to Spot Aussie Critters

Camping in Australia

Koalas and kangaroos and wombats, oh my! When you head into the wild for a camping adventure, you will almost certainly be sharing your campsite with some Aussie critters. While there are some dangerous animals you won’t want to encounter on your journeys, there are plenty ...

Posted By DennisH on 26th November 2019

Views : 165

Tips To Prepare For Your International Flight From Sydney

Flights from Sydney

Tips To Prepare For Your International Flight From Sydney Many would consider Sydney as one of the best cities in the world. This is because of the attractions you can experience in Sydney. For one, Sydney is a heaven for foodies because it features food spots with different ...

Posted By William on 15th November 2019

Views : 781

Common Expat Communities in Australia: What You Need to Know

Living in Australia

Many people dream about taking a summer vacation to the land down under. And for some people, their trip to Australia inspires them to move there. Australia offers a high quality of living, beautiful landscapes, an unpolluted atmosphere, and a more laid-back lifestyle. The population ...

Posted By DennisH on 12th November 2019

Views : 178

Healthy You: 6 Fabulous Ways to Maintain Healthy Routine

Healthy Heart

There are various things that you should be doing to keep up your health—there is no one silver bullet to good health. These things have to do with physical, emotional and social health. Here are some of the things that you should be doing. Exercise Exercise is extremely ...

Posted By LauraG on 10th September 2019

Views : 344

6 Little Known Tips For Motoring Enthusiasts For Adrenaline Rush

Vehicle

Are you a motoring enthusiast? Do you like the ultimate thrill when you get behind the wheel? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this article is for you. The tips below will provide you with the best things you can do to make your car an adrenaline driving machine. 1. ...

Posted By LauraG on 10th September 2019

Views : 288

Do It The Aussie Way: Where To Shop Like A Local

Melbourne Shopping

If you’re a visitor to Australia, you will want to stake out their shopping scene because they offer an eclectic mix of options that run from local handmade crats to luxury designers. The land of Oz is one of the most exotic places to visit across the globe when it comes ...

Posted By JenniferD on 10th September 2019

Views : 337

The Best Tents For Different Climates

Camping

If you’re planning a camping trip away, preparing for the climate you will face is essential for ensuring you stay safe and happy during your holiday. One key thing to bear in mind during your trip preparations is your tent. Most camping enthusiasts will know that there ...

Posted By HelenB on 13th August 2019

Views : 1681

How To Choose The Right Airport Transfers For You

Airport Transfers

The last thing you’d want to think about after an exhausting flight is the dependability of the airport transfer you called. For this same reason, you’d want to seriously think about your options and what companies can provide you with efficiency, comfort and reliability. ...

Posted By SarahM on 3rd August 2019

Views : 326 | Comments : 1

The Business Trip Bible - How to Make the Most of Travelling For Work

Travelling

An upcoming business trip can be met with collective groans and trepidation. Often limited in duration, work trips carry the stigma of often being stressful and unenjoyable. However, by preparing early, your next business trip can be a mix of productive work and leisure. With ...

Posted By JenniferA on 26th May 2019

Views : 561

Understanding Australian Healthcare Insurance As An Expat

Australian Healthcare

When moving abroad, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to your well-being. Expats opting to move to Australia are often well looked after in this regard, with a report on healthcare standards in Vox rating the country 2nd out of 11 major countries. While the quality ...

Posted By JenniferD on 13th May 2019

Views : 527

Tips For Camping And RVing With Your Furry Friend

Camping and RVing

If you are a pet lover, you consider your furry friend as part of your family. Camping or RVing will not be complete without them. Before you go on a camping trip with your dogs, it is essential to plan. An RVing adventure will be more fun if you have made a lot of preparations. ...

Posted By LuisaN on 8th May 2019

Views : 343

The Importance of Choosing a Reputable Travel Insurance Provider

Insurance

Insurance is important when you’re travelling and it’s crucial that you take the time to understand some of the reasons why so you can choose the right insurance for your trip. The whole reason that consumers pay millions of dollars in insurance premiums worldwide ...

Posted By JenniferA on 8th May 2019

Views : 409

How to Travel Through Australia on a Budget

Travelling on a Budget

Have you always wanted to explore Australia? For many, it’s a major once-in-a-lifetime trip, so you should absolutely make the most of it while you’re there. But Australia isn’t tiny. In fact, it’s the world’s 6th largest country and accounts for ...

Posted By PaulJ on 25th March 2019

Views : 929

Heart and Sole: The Right Hiking Shoes Will Take You To Great Heights

Hiking is a venture second to none. Navigating rough terrain, and carving your own trails out of a mountain - it’s hard to imagine a better way to explore an area and stay fit. However, as any hiker will tell you, you’re only as good as your gear. If you’re ...

Posted By JenniferA on 18th January 2019

Views : 723

How To Dress to Impress When Out at Night in Australia

Dress to Impress

When paying a visit to Australia you might assume that the general fashion style points more towards casual and sporty than it does smart and sophisticated. You won’t be entirely wrong in your assumption as this is certainly true for places such as Surfers Paradise and ...

Posted By JenniferD on 18th December 2018

Views : 555

Making the Final Connections to Complete Your Move to Australia

Australia

Over the last 20 years there has been a huge increase in Australia’s annual immigration with 2.5 times more people moving to the country now than in 1996. If you’ve decided to join them after falling in with the country during your travels, you’ll need to take ...

Posted By JenniferD on 7th December 2018

Views : 539

A Complete Guide on Relocating to Australia

Australia is becoming an increasingly popular location for people looking to relocate for business, pleasure or familial reasons. In fact, in 2017, Australia led the world in the number of immigrants with net assets of $1 million or more relocating to the country. Australia has ...

Posted By JenniferD on 18th July 2018

Views : 805

5 Things to Consider Before Agreeing to a Travel Loan

Dubrovnik, Croatia

You have decided to take out a travel loan for that trip that you have been trying to save. However, you are unsure of whether taking out a loan just for travel is a wise decision. On top of that, this is the first time you would be doing so, and you have no idea where to start ...

Posted By JenniferA on 30th May 2018

Views : 1286

Safety Tips for Off-Road Driving

Four Wheel Drive Training

When embarking on an extensive holiday, typically you’d make every precaution to plan ahead. This would mean having up-to-date passports and visas, packing suitable clothes, taking out adequate travel and health insurance, having the appropriate immunisations, and being ...

Posted By SafeRight on 12th September 2017

Views : 1521

10 Things You Should Never Have in Your Hand Luggage

Airport Security Check

(Or You Won't Get Through the Airport!) When it comes to air travel, strict regulations apply in regards to what you can carry onto your flight. What not to have in your hand luggage might seem like it should be common sense by now, but every day countless items are confiscated ...

Posted By InsureandGo on 8th September 2017

Views : 1462

6 Reasons That Hybrid Bikes Are Becoming the Go-To For Everyday Cycling in Australia

Bike

Many commuters around Melbourne choose to cycle to work rather than face traffic driving or deal with overcrowded public transportation. These same people often cycle for fun on the weekends, taking advantage of the many different terrains and sceneries the Melbourne area has ...

Posted By JenniferA on 18th August 2017

Views : 1210

The Longevity of Light - How to Decide Which Flashlight You Should Buy For Travelling

Torch

Travelling is one of the most exciting things you can do, and each location requires a different set of tools or clothes to get you there and back again safely. If you’re going to places like New York City or London, you’ll probably need warm clothes and comfortable ...

Posted By JenniferA on 17th August 2017

Views : 1324

The Essentials for Seeing Everything Australia Has to Offer

Travel Packing

Is it time for your next adventure? Fancy jetting off to Australia? Go ahead. Australia is a huge, remarkable place and offers you a variety of exciting opportunities. With help and inspiration from gearhungry.com, this article will help you find yourself fully prepared for whatever ...

Posted By JCarter on 8th June 2017

Views : 2177

3 Things To Do Before Taking Drone Photography

Flying Drones

Drones are a fantastic invention that can be used for a wide range of things. One of the most common uses of drones are for photography. You can capture photos that you never thought possible, elevating your photography to the next level. There are a number of things you should ...

Posted By JKakkar on 24th March 2017

Views : 2042

7 essential items to keep inside your car's breakdown kit

items to keep inside your car's breakdown kit

There is nothing more frustrating than your vehicle breaking down while you are on the road. This is especially the case if you are in an area without mobile signal. It is essential to ensure you have an emergency breakdown kit in your vehicle, as you never know when a breakdown ...

Posted By JenniferA on 24th January 2017

Views : 1590

How to Work Out the Fuel Consumption for Your Next Sailing Adventure

Sailing

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you’ll find a sailing fanatic in a marine showroom asking ‘So, how much does this thing burn?’ It’s a common question and for obvious reasons. You wouldn’t buy a new car without checking its fuel ...

Posted By JenniferA on 22nd December 2016

Views : 1593

Everything You Need to Know About a Round-The-World Trip

Travel the World

When you see the world via pictures and/or through the eyes of others you don't experience local activities, see the depth of color, hear the sounds, smell the odor nor taste the regional food as it is actually cooked. These experiences are what drives many travelers to circumnavigate ...

Posted By JenniferA on 19th September 2016

Views : 1658

What Is Currency Hedging And How Your Knowledge Of This Market Can Be A Positive

Currency Exchange

Are you planning a trip abroad but worried about how far your spending money will stretch? Maybe you fancy a serious attempt to make money from the currency markets? Let me guide you through how you can use the techniques and knowledge of currency hedging to your advantage. Currency ...

Posted By mick on 10th June 2016

Views : 6163

Pop Up Gazebo - An Essential for Your Next Camping Trip

Pop Up Gazebo

The pop up gazebo is becoming quite the staple item for camping and outdoor enthusiasts around Australia. However, with people wanting to utilise what little time they on activities, convenience becomes key, and with new advancements in camping gear and equipment it is making ...

Posted By mick on 3rd June 2016

Views : 1805

5 Things That Can Go Wrong on a Caravan Trip

Camping in Australia

What could be better than loading up your caravan and taking a long road trip around Australia? Explore the outback, swim in the beaches, see the country towns. There really are countless things to see and do in Australia. But you don't need to be told about all the places you ...

Posted By mick on 5th May 2016

Views : 2761

4 Tips for Boating in Queensland

Queensland Boating

With sunny days, spectacular coastlines and awesome fishing, there's no doubt that it's hard to beat Queensland for great boating opportunities. Whether you prefer drifting through the rivers with a line in the water, or speeding towards the reef or the wrecks with a scuba tank ...

Posted By mick on 29th April 2016

Views : 2033

Car Service is Always There when You Need It

24 Hour Mechanical Services

When a car breaks down, the two issues that drivers are mostly concerned about are getting their car repaired and ensuring that they have alternative transportation for the time being. In many cases, car owners wish that one company provides both the services. The good news is ...

Posted By JenniferA on 9th November 2015

Views : 2202

The Beginner's Guide to Planning an Outback Adventure

Driving in the Australian Outback

It's been a while that you've been thinking about it, the adventure bug has caught you, and you're itching to break out the mundane routine and set yourself to explore the great outback. Whether it's cruising through the lush of the tropical zones or drifting in the bone-dry ...

Posted By JenniferA on 27th July 2015

Views : 2653

Travel Photography Tips

Australian Landscape

Australia, with endless beautiful coastlines and harbours, is the perfect setting for landscape photography. With such a beautiful landscape, it is a photographer’s dream, with the setting sun over the Australian coastline offering up the opportunity to create some of the ...

Posted By TinaB on 6th July 2015

Views : 2375

TESOL - Exploring the world whilst learning - Is it for you?

Teaching English

Travelling is all about broadening your mind and horizons. People have been travelling across the globe for centuries - exploring and discovering different countries, traditions and people. If you love the thrill of travelling and experiencing new cultures then maybe a Teaching ...

Posted By JenniferA on 11th May 2015

Views : 1801

10 Things to Plan for Before You Set off on a Road Trip

Planning a Road Trip

So, you’ve decided to venture out onto the open road and see where it takes you. Road trips are a great way to feel a sense of adventure and freedom, but you shouldn’t simply up and go without taking the time to do some proper planning, especially in a country as ...

Posted By JenniferA on 5th May 2015

Views : 1623

Group Travel In Australia

Holiday with Friends

While independent travel and backpacking throughout Australia is one option for enjoying the “land down under”, group travel has a tremendous amount of benefits for making your experience one that you will never forget. Organized group travel in fact has a lot ...

Posted By jasonhall on 24th April 2015

Views : 1818

The benefits of the right mechanical seal shafts for marine engines

Propeller

Mechanical seal shafts for marine engines So you’re out on that new boat, the water is fresh and the birds are chirping. You’ve never had it so good. The weather is perfect and the fish are biting, or you’re just enjoying a good boat trip out. All of that ...

Posted By JenniferA on 11th March 2015

Views : 2035

How to Set Up Your RV the Correct Way

Set Up Your RV the Correct Way

So you have planned an amazing caravan road trip for you and your family. Surely you must have made a list of the places that have caravan camping sites. But is it just enough to show up on these places? You can’t just set up your RV in any way you like. There are some ...

Posted By dannysmith on 9th September 2014

Views : 4624

Four Great Reasons Why Australia Is a Great Honeymoon Destination

Being that it is one of the most remote and beautiful countries in the world, Australia has a lot to offer for honeymooners. As soon as you get off the airplane and into your Budget rent-a-car, sky-is-the-limit on the amount of enjoyment Australia can bring to newlyweds. From ...

Posted By jasonhall on 30th August 2014

Views : 2187

An Australian Souvenir From Your Australian Trip

Opel Jewellery

Finding a souvenir that truly reflects Australia’s unsurpassed natural beauty and unforgettable experiences you had while travelling around this vast continent is not necessarily an easy task. If the standard furry koala, larrikin kangaroo wearing a traditional outback ...

Posted By Roland on 6th June 2014

Views : 10206

Australian Creepy Crawlies

After travelling around Europe and living overseas I noticed one misconception from people who have never visited Australia. A lot of people are under the assumption that Australia is riddled with creepy crawlies (many thinking I need to shake my shoes everyday). Yes, Australia ...

Posted By chantelle on 22nd April 2014

Views : 24235

How to Take a Good Travel Photo

How to Take a Good Travel Photo

Want to take some exciting and unique photos while travelling? Whether it’s in Australia or overseas photos create everlasting memories that you and your friends and family can cherish. (Or laugh at it ten years time). While travelling you see a lot of people walking round ...

Posted By chantelle on 2nd April 2014

Views : 6462 | Comments : 1

Pet Vacay With Hanrob Pet Hotels

Pet Vacay With Hanrob Pet Hotels

Planning a trip to visit family or friends this holiday season? Depending on how long you’ll be gone, you may need to board your furry best friend at a kennel. Although many of us balk at the idea of leaving our pets at a kennel, great kennels like the http://www.hanrob.com.au ...

Posted By barkuptoday on 27th November 2013

Views : 5671

Credit cards and travelling - the fees and some basics

Credit Card Security

While planning your holiday can be fun, accessing money on one or using your money while overseas can be a different story. Organising travel money on bad advice or getting caught out when you’re already away can cost you both time and money. When it comes to security, ...

Posted By Kalianna Dean on 7th June 2013

Views : 7237

Is it worth buying travel insurance?

Lost Luggage

It’s a question that’s asked more commonly that you’d think … is it worth buying travel insurance? In times gone by it wasn’t spoken about by booking agents, they were scared of talking about the additional cost in fear of losing the overall sale. ...

Posted By Navneet on 27th May 2013

Views : 15374 | Comments : 3

From Limousines to Buses: Tips for Hiring a Vehicle in Australia

Tips for Hiring a Vehicle

Need to hire a vehicle while you're in Australia? You've got lots of choices. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of things that can go wrong. Whether you're traveling from one side of the country to the other, or you're visiting from another country, make sure you follow these ...

Posted By Liz on 17th April 2013

Views : 3007

Buying Luggage

Buying Luggage

What type of Luggage will I need? This is a common dilemma for anybody embarking on a new journey. It depends on the type of trip you will be taking and how much you want to spend. There are so many options to choose from, ranging from rucksacks to suitcases with two or four ...

Posted By rachel-coxsen on 24th August 2012

Views : 38753

Staying Safe On Holidays

Staying safe on holidays

Thanks to some dodgy characters, it is important to take a few simple saftey measures while on holidays. It can be as simple as holding your hand bag close to your body but there are other measures we can take to ensure everything goes to plan. When in public places it is a ...

Posted By rachel-coxsen on 16th August 2012

Views : 2546

Surviving Hostel Accommodation

Surviving Hostel Accommodation

So you have finally decided to take the plunge and take on the challenge of independent travel. One of the most popular accommodation styles for the independent traveller is backpacker hostels, they are cheap, usually clean and often in good locations. On top of that they are ...

Posted By mick on 14th August 2012

Views : 3707

Saving Tips

Saving Tips

Saving for a holiday can be difficult and the hardest part is getting started. Once you are in a routine and have a goal it is a lot easier to save. The best place to start is to work out which tours and places you would like to visit so that you can set your goal. Paying deposits ...

Posted By rachel-coxsen on 14th August 2012

Views : 3088

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Breaking Down Australia's Top Fishing Destinations

Australia is a true one-of-a-kind destination that is filled to the brim with natural wonders and br . . .

Posted By JenniferA on 9th June 2020

Views : 44 | Comments : 0

4 Tips For Making the Most Out Of Your Motorcycling Adventure in Australia

Australia is a land of sports and adventure. Every individual traveling to this place always has myr . . .

Posted By JenniferA on 23rd March 2020

Views : 141 | Comments : 0

Comparing Hostels Around The World To Australia: What To Know

Australia is a great and safe place for any traveler, including those who want to travel solo. There . . .

Posted By William on 29th November 2019

Views : 189 | Comments : 0