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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 #travel #tips


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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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 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 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 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 awesome travel tip brought to you by Travelling Homebody.

Learn language basics of the country you’re travelling to #travel #tips


Always learn a basic greeting, Thank you, and Do you speak English? in the language of the country you are traveling to. Trying to communicate in the local language (even with a broken accent!) shows respect and courtesy – two things which will carry you far when trying to thrive in a new culture. Sierra Donahue www.takeme-withyou.com Get more travel…

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

Bring tissues with you! #traveltips


Always bring pocket-sized tissues when you travel. You never know who will or won’t provide toilet paper! Brianna Rice www.archivesofadventure.com Get more travel tips when you download my free Departure & Arrival Guide! Free download! 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…

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Another awesome travel tip from the Travelling Homebody.

Be flexible with your travel dates! #traveltips


Be flexible with arrival and departure dates when booking flights to get the cheapest tickets available – you really never know which particular day will save you the most money! Sierra Donahue www.takeme-withyou.com Get more awesome travel tips when you download my free Departure & Arrival Guide! Free download! Have you downloaded my  Essential Tips for a Hassle-Free Departure and Arrival yet?…

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Oh, the things I’ve seen…


India is crazy-amazing, full of crazy-amazing sights. This is a snapshot of the things I saw in my month-long sojourn there… An elephant and a naked man walking along the same stretch of road in Delhi Camels, horses and mules pulling carts Cows, pigs and bulls walking around loose on main roads Sheep, goats and camels being herded along highways Buses…

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Three rules for travelling in India


1. Nothing is ever given for free, including help. (If someone approaches you offering to help you cross the road, find a good spot for a photo, show you where to walk etc. generally they want money for it or they want to sell you something.) 2. Negotiate your price up front, and stick to it. (Sometimes the price you…

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Feel the fear (and do it anyway)


The thing I like about travel—really like—is that it gets me out of my comfort zone. I’m sitting here waiting for my plane to Singapore and thinking about India, my destination. My emotions are roller-coasting, alternating between fear and excitement. My stomach is a ball of nerves and I feel the stress of venturing into an unknown destination. On my…

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On independent travelling


I’ve been travelling since 2010 and this is my first trip ever that I’ve done as a solo traveller. Previously, I’ve relied on group tours to get me around, and up until last year’s trip to Eastern Europe, I was content to be a relatively passive traveller. So what happened last year? This. Three bus tours back-to-back, packed full of…

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Travel connections


It has dawned on me that travel makes you pretty good at connecting. And disconnecting, too, if necessary. Apart from the obvious (flights, transfers, tours etc.) there are the connections you make with other people while you travel. It could be a chat to someone while waiting for a flight, or while taking photos in a mosque, or when walking…

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My second visit to Santorini


One of the highlights of my cruise last year was visiting the island of Santorini, or Thera, as it’s formally known. I was excited to have the opportunity to stop there again this year and visit Oia, which I didn’t get to last year. Late in the afternoon, I was up on the top deck to watch the approach to…

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