Archive | June, 2007

What Kind Of Traveler Are You?

30. June 2007

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There are loads of travel quizzes online if you wish to determine your inner Travel Type. Are you an adventure traveler, a luxury traveler, a purely business traveler…? It’s not just about where you go, it’s about what you do there, how you booked your trip, who you travel with… I seem to be a […]

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Top 10 Excuses For Not Traveling

29. June 2007

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1. I don’t want to. Well, fair enough. If you don’t want to, why bother? Watch the Discovery Channel instead. 2. I can’t leave my . This may be the case. Maybe you have someone physically dependent on you and can’t leave. Maybe you have an awesome job you can’t bear to part with. Fair enough. But […]

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How To Find A Job Overseas

27. June 2007

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First, you need to be eligible to work there, probably through a valid work visa or a company sponsorship. 1. Figure out what your options are Do you need to learn another language? What is there a demand for in that country? What skills and qualifications do you have, and will they translate well in […]

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10 Most Essential Travel Sites

26. June 2007

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When you’re planning a trip, which sites do you hit immediately? Mine are below. TripAdvisor.com – reviews, pics, tips, everything you need when planning a trip LonelyPlanet.com – needs some work but its Thorn Tree forum is still great for travelers’ Q&As. Expedia.com – still one of the best sites for booking and package deals […]

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What’s the Most Beautiful Place in the World?

25. June 2007

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Everyone will have their own opinion on this one. I come from New Zealand, and I think most people who’ve been there would agree it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. (Image courtesy of TravelWizard.com) But for me, one of the unexpected beautiful places was the town of Bled, in Slovenia. I […]

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Living In A Foreign Country: How To Find And Apply For Visas

24. June 2007

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If you’re under 30 and a citizen of a western country then you have a reasonable chance of being eligible for working holiday visas in other countries. (If you have multiple citizenship then, well, I’m jealous!) I can only speak from the position of a Kiwi, but many Kiwis head to the UK on the […]

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Culture Shock!

23. June 2007

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Culture Shock hits most travelers at some stage. It hit me the first time I left New Zealand properly (as in, packed up and moved away for my first OE) when I arrived in Bangkok. Bangkok is smoggy, hot, hectic, basically very foreign if you’re from the country where Hobbiton was set. So I hid […]

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How To Take Awesome Travel Photos

22. June 2007

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I’m not a professional photographer but I have had travel pics published along with my articles. These are my tips: 1. Invest in a good camera. Obviously. You need one with good zoom ability if you’re photographing wildlife. But don’t just buy the camera; the real work is learning how to use it! Read the […]

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