Travel Tips

We recently did a travel tips article series covering a range of topics for loads of great info for your travelling adventures from overcoming jetlag to finding a great deal on a hotel, tips on avoiding scams to staying healthy when travelling and much more. Below is a list of all the articles written, click on a heading to read more.

  • Air Transport

    Air Transport Tips

    Airline tickets are cheapest when booked well in advance. Also be aware of seasonal fluctuations in price when planning your trips. If you travel on the cusp of high and low season, adjusting your travel dates by one or two days can make a vast difference in the price of… read more

  • Avoiding Scams

    Travelers are always on the lookout for great deals, cheap flights, value for money holidays and special offers. Scammers are always on the lookout for travelers! Some scams are sophisticated, some are very basic. It is good to keep a lookout for some basic standard cons. Special offers that a… read more

  • Choosing a Suitcase

    When choosing a suitcase to take on holiday, it is useful to consider the type of holiday you are about to embark on. If you are going to a single destination for a period of time and are being transported to your destination by organized transport or taxi, you can really take whatever type of su… read more

  • Eating Cheaply

    Eating Healthy on Budget Travel

    You are traveling on a shoestring budget to wonderful exotic destinations where food is fragrant, inviting and so far removed from your usual fare that in some cases you have no idea what it is. But constrained by cash, (and sometimes fear,) you end up in an… read more

  • Hotel Tips

    Your best bet when looking for a hotel is via the internet. Special offers, discounts and group deals abound. However, there are a few checks that you should perform when booking online. Try to find out as much as possible about the hotel. If the hotel is branded as brand new and offering amazing… read more

  • Jetlag

    You are on holiday in an exotic location but instead of feeling relaxed, happy and glad to be alive, you are irritable, tired and struggling to stay awake. If you had a long flight around the world crossing from west to east or vice versa, you are in all likelihood suffering from jetlag. Jetlag i… read more

  • Meeting Strangers

    Meeting people from different cultures and from all walks of life can be one of the most fulfilling and pleasurable parts of your traveling experience. Many people shy away from meeting strangers, fearful of potential dangers and risks. As long as you take a few basic precautions and remain alert, s… read more

  • Money

    Money Travelling Tips

    Gone are the days when the only way of getting money in a foreign country was to carry traveler's cheques, cash or a credit card. However, these tried and tested money vehicles still offer a lot of positives when it comes to security and costs.


    When ch… read more

  • Saving Money

    Travelers are always on the lookout for bargains and savings when on a tight budget. Sometimes advance planning will give you to access cheaper services and bargains. Book train tickets and travel passes ahead of time from your own country. They usually work out to be much cheaper. Eurail and Bri… read more

  • Staying Healthy

    There can be little worse than falling ill on holiday. When traveling, people are often susceptible to different bugs and diseases. There are a few basic rules that should be followed to reduce the chance of your falling ill whilst on holiday. Check out the water quality before drinking the local… read more

  • Staying Safe

    Staying Safe – Traveling Abroad

    Traveling can be a wonderful experience full of opportunities and chance encounters. However it can also be a minefield of thieves, opportunist fraudsters and dangerous situations. To minimize unpleasant incidents it is good to take a few basic precauti… read more

  • Travel Documents

    A variety of passport and visa requirements that differ from country to country can make traveling confusing and expensive. Be sure to research the specific requirements of the countries that you are planning to visit. Your passport should have at least 6 months validity when arriving in a countr… read more

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is one of those necessary evils. Most people have not had to claim on their insurance, which sometimes makes them question the need for it. However, those unfortunate individuals who have gotten sick, broken a leg, lost their luggage, had to be flown home, been airlifted off a mount… read more

  • Travel Visas

    Many countries require that you obtain a visa to enter their borders. There are many different types of visas: business visas, holiday or travel visas, working visas and residence visas. Visas can be single or multiply entry. They can also specify a finite number of entries into a country. Visas usu… read more

  • Water

    Water Safety - Travelers' Health

    We all drink water. However when you travel to different parts of the world, the water you drink may make you ill, even though millions of locals drink it everyday with no adverse side effects. This is because our immune systems have not built up a resistan… read more

  • What to pack

    What to Pack for a Trip

    Today's travelers seem to be loaded down with larger suitcases, more clothes and more gadgets than ever before. Most of it is unnecessary, remains in the suitcase unused and makes for an irritating luggage debacle when moving from place to place. What you require… read more


Date posted: 9th July, 2011

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