Travelling Homebody explores the night market in Mysore, India.

Photo essay: Mysore, India


Mysore, in the south of India, was one of the friendliest places I visited while I was there. I spent a couple of days exploring the area and it was a fascinating place. Ostentatious wealth juxtaposed against families living on footpaths under tarpaulins. The Night Markets, which feature heavily in this photo essay are wonderful, and should be on the list of things…

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See why Santorini is so beautiful with this photo essay by Travelling Homebody's Diane Lee.

Photo essay: Oia, Santorini


Santorini, is one of the most beautiful places on earth. This photo essay of the village of Oia, shot while I was there in 2013, gives you an idea of what it’s like. There is nothing like wandering around the skinny, winding streets and getting lost in alleys. I ended up having a glass of rose in a cafe overlooking…

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Another awesome travel tip from Travelling Homebody: use a transit hotel

Use a transit hotel


If you have a long stop-over, for example at Changi International Airport, Singapore, consider booking in at a transit hotel. You don’t need to leave the airport and you can have a shower, nap, swim, something to eat. At the very least, there are tea and coffee making facilities. You’ll arrive feeling much more refreshed. I always tend to stop…

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Another awesome travel tip from Travelling Homebody: socks rock!

Packing light tips – socks rock


I saw a video similar to this on Facebook the other day and tracked it down on YouTube. It’s an excellent of example of a packing light travel hack. Whoever thought of using socks to organise your packing is a genius. I might be tempted to trade in my packing cubes! Free packing list! I’ve done the work for you because this…

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These are the things I liked and didn't like about using Airbnb.

3 things I liked about using Airbnb


Following on from my post a while back about what I didn’t like about using AirBnB, here’s what I did like about using the service. 1.  Filter according to budget One of the main things that is an AirBnB drawcard is price. Because listed accommodation is mostly privately owned, there aren’t the overheads associated with running a hotel e.g. staff and maintenance costs.…

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Another awesome tip from Travelling Homebody: trust your instincts!

Always trust your gut


Always, always, always trust what your gut tells you. It knows better than you, and gets you away from sticky situations. Pick being stuck somewhere unpleasant in the beating hot sun over going along with someone you don’t trust. Choose to move on rather than stay put—despite finances!—if that’s what the gut tells you to do. Follow your gut always.…

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Find out why you should never travel without a properly stocked travel first aid kit.

Travelling without a first aid kit? Think again!


When I went to Bali in January of this year, I brought my travel first aid kit with me. It’s a kit I put together myself and contains items such as Hydralyte, Citravescent, Alka-Seltzer, Imodium, ibuprofen, paracetamol, Phenergan (10mg and 25mg), band aids, Compeeds, antiseptic cream and a broad spectrum antibiotic (I get a script from the GP and fill…

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Another gorgeous photo taken by the Travelling Homebody, Diane Lee.

Turkish Gentleman


One of my favourite things about travelling is photographing street scenes. I snapped this dapper gentlemen while I was wandering around a market somewhere in Turkey. If you would like to purchase this photo, contact me.

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Another awesome tip brought to you by Travelling Homebody.

Plugs and converters #travel #tips


Some people buy plug converters and some buy transformers. In today’s day and age, most of our electronics have adaptive charging, meaning they can accept inputs of 100-240 volts. For this reason, I have a set of 5 converters only (cost me $10 on Amazon) that covers the whole world. No transformers necessary! Dannie Fountain www.leconsulting.org  Get more awesome tips when…

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Another gorgeous photo taken by the Travelling Homebody, Diane Lee.

Atatürk’s Mausoleum, Ankara, Turkey


I’ve been to quite a few mausoleums in my travels. Nothing else quite stacks up against Mustafa Atatürk’s Mausoleum. Set high on the hill overlooking Ankara, it is a magnificent, peaceful space, filled with beautiful architecture. I was quite taken by it. If you would like to purchase this photo, contact me.

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Another awesome travel tip brought to you by Travelling Homebody... free accommodation!

House sitting for zero accommodation costs #traveltips


I’ve travelled non-stop for the past year with zero accommodation cost by house sitting! Amanda Connolly www.travelust.co Get more awesome tips when you download my free Departure & Arrival Guide! Free travel guide! Have you downloaded my Essential Tips for a Hassle-Free Departure and Arrival yet? This beautiful 7-page travel guide details just about everything I do to make sure the first leg…

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Another gorgeous photo taken by the Travelling Homebody, Diane Lee.

Storm brewing, Positano, Italy


Italy is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. And even when it’s raining and stormy, Positano is just gorgeous. If you have never driven along the Amalfi Coast, add it to your bucket list. It is stunning. If you would like to purchase this photo, contact me.

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Another awesome travel tip from Travelling Homebody... travel light!

Packing light #travel #tips


As a frequent business and leisure traveler, one of the worst parts of traveling for me is always baggage claim and security. To help alleviate these things, I’ve started traveling much lighter than I used to. I have a carry on bag from Away Travel that includes a phone charger in the bag itself, as well as a laundry bag…

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Another gorgeous photo taken by the Travelling Homebody, Diane Lee.

Big sky, Gladstone, South Australia


I hate to admit that I don’t travel much in my own country (Australia). I figure there will be plenty of time when I retire. This is one of the rare occasions where I did venture out into my own backyard. I stayed with my sister in Pt Pirie and this view across Gladstone was taken while we were out and about…

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Another awesome tip brought to you by Travelling Homebody: get an Air Asia pass!

Get an Air Asia ASEAN pass #travel #tips


If you are traveling within south-east Asia for 1-2 months, then the cheapest and fastest way to commute between countries is opting for the Air Asia ASEAN pass. Priced at just $115 for a one month pass, you can avail up to 10 flights (depending on distance and credits used). I used this pass and traveled to and fro Thailand,…

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Another gorgeous photo taken by the Travelling Homebody, Diane Lee.

Serenity, Halong Bay, Vietnam


Vietnam was the first country I ever travelled to and it has a special place in me heart, just like a first love. I was a terrible photographer back then, but this is one of my better pictures. Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places on earth… Contact me if you’d like to purchase this photo.

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Another awesome travel tip brought to you by Travelling Homebody.

Keep your essential items secure #traveltips


Keep all your essential travel items in one secure, easily accessible location to enable packing for spontaneous adventures. I have a drawer that I keep my passport, passport photocopies, electrical adapter, carry-on cosmetics, and a slew of other handy necessities so I always know where to find them when I need them. Sierra Donahue www.takeme-withyou.com Get more travel tips when…

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