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Mini Travel Disasters – How to be prepared

You’ve been planning your getaway for a while, your bags are packed and you are excited for your much needed break. More often than not your holiday will go without a hitch but sometimes things can go array and it pays to be as prepared as possible.

Here are a few examples of some mini travel disasters sometimes encountered by travellers and how best to be prepared: Click here to read more »

Perth City and Hotels Guide

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Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia. It is the fourth largest city in Australia by population. It is one of the most admired tourist destinations where one can find a wide range of cafes, pubs, night clubs, restaurants etc. The city has an estimated population of 17,955.

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Vietnam Travel Guide – Everything you need to know

With a population of over eighty million, Vietnam is one of the most populated countries on the planet, with an area slightly less than the state of California.  Farming and crude oil are its main products; it is one of the largest rice exporters world-wide.  Most of its local people still live in small villages along the rivers and deltas.  Vietnam is a melting pot of friendly, humble people, with nearly fifty ethnicities and languages. Click here to read more »

How to Maximize your Travel Experience

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Americans may not like to think of themselves in this way, but we can be a rather insular people. Only four percent of college students ever venture across the globe. With the planet shrinking in terms of communication, resources and trade, this may not be the wisest course of action.

An old saying is “Travel is broadening.” But do young people today understand all the implications of that statement? People in other countries look, act and speak differently from Americans. If one looks only at these surface disparities, it is easier to think of them as foreign or even the enemy. Click here to read more »

Noosa Jetski Ocean Tour with T-boat

We recently had the opportunity to experience an ocean jetski tour with T-boat hire in Noosa on Australia’s Sunshine Coast in Queensland.  We had some limited jetski experience but only on relatively calm waters, so the prospect of an ocean tour was both exciting and a little daunting.

Noosa Jetski the best place to learn jetski

Jason, our guide, gave us a clear briefing on how to stay safe while out on the tour and explained the procedure of how he would keep in contact with the coast guard.  After that, we were away!

The tour started with a pleasant cruise up to the end of the Noosa River on calm water, with the chance to pick up some speed as the river opens towards the sea and you approach ‘the bar’, which is where the ocean waves start to break as they approach the coast.

The only way to get out of the river into the sea is to ride straight into the waves.  This is where things really started to get different from anything we had done before, testing our nerves and skills as we tried to keep the jetski heading straight into every crashing wave that rolled towards us.

The video above was filmed from my headcam so the waves don’t look anything like as big as they were, but they were seriously intimidating.  Probably the only way to know what it feels like is to go on the tour yourself and see them barrelling towards you for real.

It was certainly challenging, but following Jasons advice we came out the other side into the smoother ocean and breathed a sigh a relief and satisfaction, before having to step on it to keep up as our tour moved on for a high speed blast around the coastal headlands of Noosa.

Noosa Jetski - A lot of fun

When eventually reached some calmer waters in a bay along the coast where Jason showed us some of his skills with jumps and twists while we took a breather.  Then it was back on the throttle to jet back round the coast and through the bar the other way into the river.

There were four of us on the tour sharing 2 jetskis and all of us returned wobbly legged with massive grins on our faces.  It’s certainly not for the faint hearted, but if you love the sea and you crave thrills and excitement then you will absolutely love this ocean jetski tour.  It’s a truly awesome and unforgettable experience.

Full details of the ocean tour and other Noosa Jetski experiences can be found on the T-boat Noosa Jetski website.

Finding a great hotel deal and all the rest of it: what to include in your holiday checklist

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More and more of us are looking beyond package deals when it comes to arranging the annual holiday.  Internet commerce has made the process of finding separate flights and accommodation easier than ever.  Comparison sites now make short work of a job that would have been impractical just twenty years ago.

Finding a great hotel deal is one major part of the jigsaw, with the search for cheap flights completing the bulk of the job of putting together a bespoke holiday.

Here we’ll look at some of the issues to consider when finding a hotel, and also consider some of the important ‘side issues’ like travel insurance that can often prove to be crucial to the success of a holiday.

There are now many different providers of travel insurance, from banks like Santander to supermarkets, which can offer deals to rival the traditional insurance industry.  Make sure that you check all of the options out, and crucially, compare key features as well as the headline price of the policy. Click here to read more »