Tag Archive | "Time"

Travel: Anticipation vs. Reality

Friday, July 27, 2007


“The reality of travel seldom matches our daydreams.” – Alain de Boton Do you agree with this? Have there been times when a place has disappointed you because it wasn’t what you had imagined? For the most part, I am not disappointed when I visit a new place. But there are often challenges that threaten […]

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How To Prevent Travel Fatigue

Friday, July 13, 2007


Imagine: You’ve just eaten a delicious hamburger, one of the best you’ve ever tasted. It’s pure, juicy perfection. Satisfied, you sit back with a little burp. Then someone hands you another one. You’re less enthusiastic, of course. You’re already full. Well, the same can happen with travel. If you’re rushing around from place to place, […]

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Hot Climate Travel Safety Tips

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Once upon a time, in March 2007 in fact, I visited Cambodia. One afternoon at around midday I went to a land mine museum and met an amputee orphan who told stories about the land mines and the devastation they caused. While he was talking, I felt myself swaying. His voice sounded far away. Spots […]

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What Are The Best Souvenirs To Buy?

Monday, July 9, 2007


So, you’ve just had a magical holiday and it’s time to return home. Aside from the treasured photos, you want a few presents and mementos to help you remember the great time you’ve had. But what to buy? And if you’re on a big trip, visiting several countries, you have limited space in your backpack […]

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How To Write A Killer Travel Article

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I am not Bill Bryson or Earnest Hemingway, but I’ve written a fair chunk of travel articles that have been published and I’ve been paid, thus inspiring and funding more madcap world adventures. My First Travel Article My first travel article was written and published in 2000. It was about my experiences living in Berlin […]

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The Art Of Waiting At The Airport

Monday, July 2, 2007


If you’re a keen traveler, you’ll have spent a fair chunk of your life waiting at airports. It’s generally quite a dull time (although, with cars crashing into airports, a dull time can be a good time). But there are ways to pass the time more enjoyably. Get access to airport lounges via club memberships […]

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Top 10 Excuses For Not Traveling

Friday, June 29, 2007


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

Sunday, June 24, 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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