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Why Didn’t I Think of That? 5 Travel Packing Tips

Laundry is for suckers Pack a heavy duty plastic sack in your suitcas along with some brown packing paper and tape, then mail your dirty washing home the day before your holiday is over. You’ll arrive home before it does, and it makes your luggage so much lighter to carry, leaving you extra room for […]

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Las Vegas, Part 3 – Getting Comp’d

Vegas is all about getting you to come back. The casinos make so much money from you gambling that they can afford to give a little back. Usually that ‘little’ comes in the form of comps. Comp is short for ‘complimentary’ and comps range from free food and drinks to T-shirts and other souveneirs, all […]

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Las Vegas, Part 2 – How to play Blackjack

Blackjack has the best odds for the gambler of any game in Vegas; the house edge is only .5%. That means that over time, if you bet 100 dollars on blackjack, the casino will end up with a measley 5 cents. But wait, you ask – if the odds are so good, why do most […]

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Las Vegas, Part 1 – The Basics

Anyone who’s ever seen Ocean’s 11 has dreamed of going to Vegas. Sure, Australia has its pokies and casinos but a few fireballs on the Yarra River is nothing compared to the sheer spectacle of Vegas. The entire city is a temple to bad decision-making – from the drive-thru wedding chapels to the Elivs impersonators […]

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8 Great Travel Apps for your iPhone

Travelling to an unfamiliar place can be equally fun and dangerous and sometimes it can be difficult to trust just anyone for directions or instructions. Nevertheless, you can always rely on technology to help you find your way around a new place and there is no more hyped technology today than the  iPhone!

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Travelling with Kids

Family holidays are always something to look forward to, a great opportunity for parents to spend time with the kids and have some fun. But the fun stops when the kids become hyperactive and have tantrums during the trip. Although anything can go wrong on your family trip, there are ways to prevent and solve […]

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Holiday Rental Tips

Holidays are expensive. If they weren’t, nobody’d work. One of the main reasons for their priciness is the cost of accommodation. You can easily spend as much for one week in a hotel or resort as you would for one month in your own house. Adding to the strain on your wallet is the fact […]

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Tipping Advice for Australia

One thing about America that tends to impress visitors is the level of service you get. It’s got nothing to do with native hospitality or the protestant work ethic; it’s all about the Benjamins. Aporcyphally, tips stands for ‘To Insure Prompt Service’ setting aside whether or not that’s true (and the misuse of the word […]

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Voluntourism: It’s rewarding and popular right now

Voluntourism – bite-sized vacations volunteering for a charitable cause – is now a booming business. Worth up to $2.6 billion dollars world wide, volunteering is more commericalised than ever and has lead many to questions the ethics – do the people on the receiving end of the “volunteering” get as much out of it as […]

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House swapping: Reasons to give it a go

You have probably heard of house swapping but wonder if it is really going to work for you. Here are four reasons why you should give it a second thought. 1. Low cost holidays The first reason people get into house swapping is to save on travel costs. No money is exchanged; you stay in […]

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