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Light Fires More Easily With A Pencil Sharpener

Thin wood shavings make the best tinder. The next time you go camping, consider throwing a pencil sharpener in your pack.


From Cable Ties To Losing Eyes: How To Survive Magpie Swooping Season

September is the peak of Australia’s own version of “home-grown terrorism” (as memorably described to me by a distraught and bleeding school principal, valiantly attempting to protect his pupils), when a small but conspicuous proportion of magpies throughout the country begin to attack otherwise innocent passersby. It is certainly the most significant human-wildlife conflict in the towns and cities of this country. Here are some tips on how to survive.


What Travel Destinations Weren't What You Expected?

Travel is a great experience, and we should all be so lucky to see different parts of the world. But there are probably some places you’ve been that you felt were overrated or just weren’t what you expected.


The Best Way To Pack A Fancy Hat In A Suitcase So It Doesn't Get Crushed

If you like to wear hats that are a little fancier than baseball caps, travelling with them can be tricky. This packing trick makes it easy to pack your easily crushed hats in your suitcase.


When You Should Travel By Train In Western Europe

Sometimes, travelling by train is better than flying. When it comes to hopping between cities in Western Europe, there are times when the train beats out tempting offers from cheap airlines.


The Downsides Of Deal Hunting When You Travel

Travelling can be expensive. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do it on a budget. As someone who loves both saving money and travelling, I’ve realised there are sometimes downsides to these money saving travel tips. Being aware of them can help you pick which savings tips are worth it and which aren’t.


Is It Legal To Leave Your Car Door Unlocked?

Picture this: you wake up and realise you’re out of milk for your crucial morning coffee. Bugger. You grab your keys, pop into your car, drive down to the shops, jump out of your car without locking it and dash in to get your glorious carton of milk. Believe it or not, you’ve just broken the law.


3 Simple Items You Should Always Have When Travelling The World

If there’s one person that can provide tips on travelling world, it’s Gunnar Garfors. He’s been to every one of the 198 countries in the world. Here are three items he suggests you should always have on you that you might not have considered.


The 10 Most Expensive Countries For Tourists To Visit

Holidays are expensive, and some destinations can be pricier than others. Here are the most expensive countries around the world for tourists, according to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015.


Eat Everything Piping Hot To Avoid Traveller's Diarrhoea

Sticking to bottled water and peeled vegetables probably isn’t enough to protect you from traveller’s diarrhoea. The best way to stay safe? Make sure the food you eat, especially in restaurants, is piping hot.


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