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Stress-free Tips For Planning Your Next Trip (Without Pulling Out Your Hair)

Travel is a treat, a privilege, and a luxury! Yet it can also be hugely stressful, even in the initial stages of planning a trip. It is stressful because there is so much to think about, prepare and organise that things can quickly become overwhelming, draining all the joy out of the person’s experience doing the planning. The good …

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10 Tips to help your Teenage Child adjust in a Foreign Country

If you are supposed to move across the border or move abroad for your work or career, your minor children will naturally go with you. Life as an expat can be pretty interesting, but your teenage child might beg to differ. Adolescence is a difficult phase of life, and major developments like leaving your current …

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Two Week Southern Italy Road Trip Itinerary

Most people who travel to Italy and want to explore the country by car opt for Northern Italy, which has so many fantastic tourist spots to cover, like Verona, Trento and Lake Como (just to name a few). However, if you are anything like me and enjoy exploring hidden gems, then maybe a Southern Italy road trip is the perfect way to …

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Fun things to do around Jindabyne when the sun is shining

Jindabyne and its surrounding areas are full of activities in summer and winter; however, sadly, most people only visit the Jindabyne for the ski season. And although winter is a fabulous time to visit because of the spot to both Thredbo and Perisher ski resorts, there are so many other fun things to do around Jindabyne when the …

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How To Travel Off The Beaten Path

Travelling can be done in several ways, and going off the beaten path is one of the best ways to experience everything the world has to offer. Of course, we’re all looking for secret, hidden gems for some one-of-a-kind experiences that will result in some fantastic memories, but this doesn’t often happen in more touristy …

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Are there any benefits in being an expat?

It has been quite some time since I have written privately about my life. The past year has been somewhat of a blur, to be honest. Why? Because there isn’t much to tell, really! Lockdown, restrictions, being apart from family, it’s all rather boring and apart from reading and watching what the world is like …

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Pre-Trip Planning: Things to do before travelling abroad

If you’re travelling abroad, then there are a few things that you need to do before leaving. These include checking the weather forecast for your destination and packing accordingly, visiting the doctor and making sure your vaccinations are up-to-date, and buying travel insurance.  All of these steps will help make sure that you’ll be able to enjoy yourself without worrying …

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