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Travel Health and Safety

Why We Finally Got Rabies Vaccinations for Travel

We’ve been on the road well over 5 years now and finally we decided to get our rabies vaccinations. When we first set out for South East Asia with a 6 year old and 8 year old, we decided that rabies jabs for travel weren’t necessary, so why, after 50 or so countries including India, …

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What is Altitude Sickness – For First Time High Altitude Trekkers

My kids researched  altitude sickness and tried to answer that question ” What is Altitude Sickness?” by creating a blog post. We’re off to Everest Base Camp again soon and this was a little “school” project for them. I studied physiology in university, so I’ve got a reasonable handle on this but I thought the …

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How to Stay Fit and Healthy While Travelling?

Fit and healthy, two things people generally want to be, but does travel help you get fitter, or is the opposite true? It can be a challenge maintaining fitness, healthy eating and living when you’re on the road but it’s possible as many of the travellers below can prove. The key lies in maintaining intention. …

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Best Smart Luggage and Bag Tracking Devices

Have you heard of smart luggage? I hadn’t until very recently, but it’s a ” thing” a mind-blowingly amazing thing. The future is here and people are buying it. Smart luggage is the latest buzz word for the tech aware traveller thirsting for the latest innovations. If you need you luggage to have built-in tracking, …

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Handling Your Money in Thailand. Quick Guide and Tips

Thailand is one of the more tricky countries for travellers to handle their travel money at minimum cost. We normally tell our readers just to get money out at ATM s or cash points, but in Thailand, that costs a lot. Just withdrawing cash from an ATM in Thailand can cost you half a day’s budget, …

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Tips For Avoiding Mosquitos

Mosquitoes carry diseases that you really want to avoid. If you thought too hard about malaria, Dengue Fever, Japanese encephalitis, Ross River fever and West Nile Virus you’d probably never leave home. Well, our old home was mosquito ridden, we lived in tropical Far North Queensland Australia and Dengue fever was an almost annual visitor. …

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